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Nokia 7500 Prism Review

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Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Messaging:

The messaging menu is exactly what you can expect from Nokia. T9 helps you enter text faster and there are a few templates by default in the phone. You can create text, multimedia, flash and audio messages. Additional features are Instant Messaging and Email Client.

Connectivity:

Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism is a triband (900 /1800/1900 MHz or 850/1800/1900 MHz) GSM/EDGE and this limits its worldwide usage. Unfortunately, the phone does not supports UMTS and cannot work in 3G networks.

The internet browser supports HTML/ XHTML and WAP 2.0. We tried to load www.phonearena.com but the browser couldn’t visualize the page correctly and there were some mixed rows of text. For local connectivity you can use both the Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and the miniUSB 2.0 ports.

Multimedia:

Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism is not meant to be a multimedia phone, but it is not deprived of such settings. It is equipped with 2 mega pixel camera with 8x digital zoom, as it is activated from its shortcut or by pressing the navigation button up from the home screen. The time from pressing the button to the actual activating of the camera is pretty long and it takes about 5 seconds. The camera interface is in a portrait orientation and the display shows information for the number of pictures you can take before the memory is exhausted, the resolution and the quality of the pictures, as well as the regime – picture or video shooting.

You can choose from among a total of 6 different shooting resolutions varying from 160x120 to 1600x1200, as well as from 3 image quality options: basic, normal and high. You can also make pictures with specific effects like false colors, grayscale, sepia, negative and solarise. When you are taking pictures in the dark place or in the night you can use the night mode or the integrated LED flash.

The photos, taken in the outside, are of average quality for a 2 mega pixel camera, as some noise is noticed and the green color predominates. Indoors, it is noticed that the quality of the image depends strongly on the light, at which you take the shot, and the better illuminated the room is, the better the images. As a whole, the camera performs at an average level, as the images have quite some noise even when photos are taken in better illuminated premises. When the flash is on the performance is a little bit better, but the flash lightens on a small distance, so that it is useful when you take photos at a close distance. There is no macro regime for shooting and this is noticed, when you decide to take a photo of nearby objects and the result is a lack of a focus, and totally blurred and unusable image.
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Outdoor - Nokia 7500 Prism Samples - Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Outdoor - Nokia 7500 Prism Samples - Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Outdoor - Nokia 7500 Prism Samples - Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Outdoor - Nokia 7500 Prism Samples - Nokia 7500 Prism Review

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Indoor - Nokia 7500 Prism Samples - Nokia 7500 Prism Review
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The maximal resolution for the video shooting regime is 176 x 144 pixels, which can support only multimedia messages or checking the phone records.

The Prism supports MP3/AAC/eAAC+/WMA formats for reproducing of audio and the strength of the sound is little above the average. While playing music the display shows name of the song and album and album cover art if there is one. You can break the monotony of the player by choosing from 4 other themes apart from the standard one. Also, if you want you can play with the settings of the equalizer and the stereo widening, to look at the music files, arranged by artist, album and genre, as well as to add and manage playlists.

The phone does not pretend to have the options of the full functional music player, but nevertheless you can listen to stereo by the headphones in the set or by wireless, by the use of the Bluetooth A2DP profile.

Different Skins - Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Different Skins - Nokia 7500 Prism Review

Different Skins

Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review
The phone has an FM radio (without RDS), which gives the opportunity to memorize up to 20 stations with names. It is mandatory to connect the stereo headphones from the set, because they serve also as an antenna. Afterwards, you can transfer the sound to the loudspeaker, as the headphones stay switched on. You can listen to music or radio and at the same time to work with the phone menus, as the sound stays as a background.

The video player supports H.264, MPEG-4, WMV codecs and formats.

Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Software:

As most of the phones of the series 40, Nokia 7500 Prism comes with several preloaded applications: Catalog, Converter, Opera Mini and Sensor.
Nokia has taken care that you are not left without an entertainment in your free time, as for this purpose five games have been loaded: Sudoku, City Bloxx, Snake III, Music Guess and Installer.
The phone supports Java MIDP 2.0, so that you can install all kinds of additional applications at your need and discretion.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Disco Des (unregistered)


I received this phone recently on a free Orange upgrade after reading the review for the 7900. Its a nice looking phone with a clear display and menus that any Nokia user will be familiar with. However the keys are hard to press as is the joystick hard to operate. The back cover is flimsy plasic and clips rather than slideson. I thinks you will need to be very careful not to break it. Although the phone looks nice to me it felt "cheap". There is no multicolour glowing keyboard as in the 7900, no "living wallpaper" and no aluminium back plate- its plasic. The omission of 3G is also a black mark agaist it. I sent it back an stuck with my 6233 I may get the 7900 when it comes out over here in the uk. Another thing the phone seemed to get warm to the touch during use.

posted on 18 Aug 2008, 03:20

2. lathasairam (unregistered)


dear friends, Pls dont get cheated by buying this particular model its not worth for 8k its a very worst model made by Nokia i can challenge its not a 2mp camera and not a pure stereo Fm its battery backup is veryworst the problem reatins even after service from Nokia itself pls note i hv given for service within the nextday of my purchase be shude ,dont buy this model its not a joke u can refer my video,photos

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Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.29 x 1.72 x 0.56 inches
(109 x 43.9 x 14.4 mm)
2.89 oz  (82 g)
Battery700 mAh, 2.8 hours talk time

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