The Nokia 500 comes with a 360 x 640 pixels resolution capacitive touch screen that supports up to 16M colors. It also comes with an accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and a proximity sensor for auto turn-off.
There is a 5 MP camera on this device with a resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels with support for Geo-tagging. With this phone you are also capable of video recording at 15 FPS.
There is an external speaker on this device as well as an option for inserting 3.5 millimeter audio headsets. With these you can listen to the built-in stereo FM radio, listen to MP3, WAV, еAAC+ and WMA audio formats or watch videos in the following fie formats -- MP4, H.263 and H.264. Using the flash player you can access additional formats such as the FLV videos among others.
This device comes with a built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support. There is also a digital compass on the device.
Browsing the web can be done using the WAP 2.0, with support for full HTML, web browser through either GPRS, EDGE or 3G at 14.4 Mbps. Also available for Internet access is Wi-Fi.
For device to device connectivity you have the option of using either Bluetooth Version 2.1 or microUSB.
Memory on the Nokia 500 is limited to 2 GB internal storage and 256 MB RAM with a 512 MB ROM. The storage can be extended to 32 GB using a microSD card.
This device comes with Nokia Maps preinstalled, Nokia Social Networking, Shazam Encore and web TV widgets.