I've had the D500 a few weeks now and figured I should share my thoughts.
Though a great phone, it's probably seriously over-hyped and just a touch over-priced. Having owned many phones in my line of work, i honestly believe the Motorola V620 to be one of the best on the market for plain old build quality and class. Why Samsung couldn't follow Motorola's lead and use a little steel in the contruction beats me.
The V500 is undoubtedly Samsung's best effort to date, but other than its camera resolution it brings nothing very new or exciting to the table, certainly nothing we haven't seen before for less money. I'm not running it down, it is a VERY good phone, but it's not the legend some folk would have you believe.
The phone I want isn't available yet. It would have the Motorola V620's build quality, Nokia's ease of menu navigation, Sharp's QVGA colour screen and camera module, Sony Ericson's Bluetooth and radio and Sagem's price tag.
i have a d500 in a graphite color. it is a damn good phone but i would like to see the following features on the upgrade to this phone.
1>> a built in loud speaker instead of the appolo landing pod
2>> mp3 message alert tones
3>> upgradeable memory card
only prob i have before getting this phone tomorrow, is that the o2 shop don't have the lmtd. sliver edition :( which i like, but also think the black is more classy :S wat you guys think ? also don't wanna get this is the d600 is gonna come out in a few months :( wat you guys think ? cheers
I did have a good look at the s700 worst phone to txt on in the world buttons are terrible and the backwards slide motion is retarded!!!
so you can download simpsons eepys and music videos and have screen savers apart from the clock , right ? wats the picture like wen you watch music videos or simspons eppys and can i put mpeg4 on to it ?
i was going to get a s700i cause i do agree it is better than this phone. but for 2 reasons i didnt get it.
1. its way to xpensive 4 a mobile!
2. it is like 1 of da biggest damn phones eva! just too big.
i now have a d500 and lv it to bits. its ace. every feature. 1 prob is it has no memory card slot. real downfall.
4 u all. u can get screen savers!!! and u cn dwnld simpsons, music vids etc. just has to be in right format. hope helps.
if for almost the same price one can buy sony ericsson S700i which has allot better camera than this phone plus better resoulution plus support for mophun games plus memory card slot then why buy d500 please before buying this check sony ericssons s700i first
Ok someone with the phone please tell us if you can have screensavers or not someone must know and someone can tell us if you can play Mpeg4 files such as simpson files coz a m8 said ya can't
A Kick-ass fone!! Looks cool, got loads of features. Just wish Icould afford 1!!!!
How do you activate the built-in-handsfree on the phone if it does have one, and secondly, how do you zoom in on pictures once uve taken them or when they are in the album...Other than this, this phone Rocks
This fon really got wut it takes to be one of da best fon in da world!!=P classic design....da features wuz realy good and i personally thinks this da best fon among other fon which do not have memory card!!..this da best..other normal fon would not have so big memory like this!!=)yah...d500 roxx!!!no doubt da best of da best!!=)
omg, i love this fone...elegant design - stylis and young- those functions in the phone...and last but not least : the plug-in speaker...it's so lould and clear...even better then the one for E630 ( compare the structure of those 2 and u will see 0...i love it.....( but still sad cuz I can not go online with Cingular Wireless...dun know why, can you guys tell me? so i can log on, plz....)
Heres wot I know in response to ur questions:
* For the Samsung D500 zooming in on a pic. I think it will only work on images uve uploaded not those pics taken by the camera. Not too sure about this one.
* For the uploading of a Simpsons episode. Yes it can do it so long as the movie file is in MPEG4 or 3GP.
* For the Screen Sver question. It does take screensavers. They will show up in the images folder though, as a .gif or .jpg rom wot I know.
* Lastly about the loudspeaker. It does have good volume. and using the Soundmate Plug in speaker will make it even louder.
Hope that answers ur questions.
zoom, upload episode, screen saver, loudspeaker
PPL!!!!juz wanna knoe do d500 have screen saver??how bout da sound quality as i heard its max volume not dat loud...???true or false...?
Ok crap, let me say i am living in the uk (england) and am spending too much money on my voda pay as you go gx30. and want an o2 contract, money don't worry me but i can'r decided wat phone to get the d500 or the s700i. wat would you guys suggest ? also can i upload a episode of simpons onto the phone at watch it on the d500 as you can with the s700 ? cheers i need to know because i don't wanna be stuck for 12 months with something thats not that good :(
Pants = rubbish, not very good. By 'pants' we mean 'underpants'. This phrase is understood mainly in UK-English speaking areas, because in US-speaking areas, pants means trousers.
PS Rubbish = garbage (another US/UK difference). I think I'll stop here...
When you ring someone, how many clicks does it take to switch to loudspeaker? On my Nokia it's just one click, on an Erriccson 700 it was six clicks. I switch to loudspeaker a lot. I'm not talking about bluetooth or voice tags here.