Taking the increasingly popular Mix & Match tariff, which, in this case, allows you to utilise 500 free phone minutes per month or 300 texts or any combination of the both - as T-Mobile offers with its Flext contracts - this offer is great value for money. At just £20, without any waiting for redemption fees, this is a great contract to fix and plan your budget for the full 18 months. The handset's not bad either...
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Look and feel
One of those rare phones that actually looks better in the flesh than in photos. It is a beautifully constructed handset with large navigation and soft keys on the fascia and a keypad.
Ease of use
Although the phone is powered by the Nokia Series 40 operating system (the same OS as you'll find on the 6300), the busy homescreen looks more like a version you'd find on a smartphone.
The Nokia 6500 Slide boasts a very strong feature set for a mid-range phone, with a very capable 3.2 megapixel camera and 3G data speeds.
The 6500 Slide is a very strong all-rounder that's difficult to fault.
We were using the phone solidly for two days before the battery life needed topping up, which is fine.
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