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Nokia 7500 Prism Review

Nokia 7500 Prism

Posted: , by Marian


Nokia 7500 Prism is a candy-bar type of device, as even with the opening of the box, an impression is made that this phone has indeed a different and an impressing design, which is additionally emphasized by its name - „Prism”.

Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review
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Nokia 7500 Prism Review

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The dimensions of the phone are 4.3 x 1.7 x 0.6 inches (109 x 43.9 x 14.4 mm) and the weight is 2.9 oz (82 g) and it is developed in combination of a shiny and opaque black plastic. The front part of the device is totally shiny and the back panel is a mixture of shiny and opaque parts, the side parts are opaque, as well. Several silvery elements around the camera and the on/off button, next to the receiver can be noticed, as well as the thin edging around the device. As a whole the device makes a strong impression, but nevertheless, if it bores you, you can freshen up and set things free, by using not only the standard, but also the two exchangeable color accents from the set. The accents are changeable elements of a framework type, which are of the same shape as the silvery edging around the phone, but of different colors (black, blue and pink). You can change them to fit to your clothing or just for variety’s sake as it is surprising to what extent such a small thing can change the appearance and style of the phone. The phone has one more interesting peculiarity in its design – it is slightly cut in its left and right end along its side.

Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review

All buttons of the numerical and management keyboard are of a triangular shape as they are closely set next to each other without any distance between themselves. Despite their shape one can press them comparative non-problematically and to receive a good tactile feedback. Here the design predominates over comfort and we would say that the buttons are a bit confusing, just their shape can confuse you when dialing a number. Another feature which impresses is that the left and right selection keys are not found respectively over the answer and the end buttons, rather to their side. This location, in turn, is confusing when managing menus, but we would not say that it is a problem, rather we insist on saying that probably you will need some time to get used to the design specifics. The menu navigation is done via a five-position joystick, which is quite hart to press. During the time of testing the device we noticed that the joystick works a bit better and probably after a longer use it will become easier to move and work with it.

Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review
The device has a 2-inch TFT display, with a resolution of 240х320 pixels (QVGA) and 16 million colors, as the display is well visible even at direct sunshine. Due to the phone’s at angle parts, two edges are formed along the whole display, which reflect rays like a mirror and make you blind. It is an unpleasant “effect” which becomes visible only at direct sunlight.

On the side of the phone is the volume rocker and the camera key, which have a standard rectangular form and they are quite hard to press because they protrude just a little bit from the outlines of the phone and are hardly felt by touch.

Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review

All plugs (mini USB, 2,5 mm, charger connector), mike, as well as the place for putting a neck or hand tie are located in the lower side part. The comfort comes from having everything in one place, and although close to one another the plugs do not interfere with one another even if several of them are switched on at the same time. On the counter side of the phone, above, you will find only the round on/off button, which is located at the usual place for Nokia’s devices.

Nokia 7500 Prism Review
Nokia 7500 Prism Review

On the back side of the phone you will find the lens of the 2 mega pixel camera, and next to it – the flash and the speakerphone aperture. In the lower part is the back panel locking mechanism, which is set free by a triangular button. The fastening of the back panel itself is very stable and you will not feel any loose fitting or a play to irritate you.

Since the phone is very thin (14.4 mm/0.6 inches), it is very comfortable to wear it in the pocket of your jeans or pants without a pressing or sticking out effect.

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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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PhoneArena rating:
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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