i've just purchased the d500 and here's my quick review.
+color screen is wonderful
+bluetooth works fine and dandy
+sliding mechanism is smooth
+photo caller ID assignments
+quick to charge to full
+sound is clear
-directional keys are too small, especially up and down
-must go thru too man subsections before getting to destination (ex: sms messaging)
-t9 doesn't show other word options, you have to scroll without seeing other options
-slight delay in text messaging
-odd resizing of pics
-doesnt' vibrate and ring at the same time
overall i'm very happy with this phone. i'm aware that the d600 is on its way but i didn't notice any worthwhile upgrades that made it significantly superior. satisfied.
The sliding mechanism is pretty sturdy, I play with it all the time just for the hell of it.
The d500 is one of the best around with video and all u will need in a fone,and it so elegant but have got a prob with mine it does not work in my house but it works outside my house and elsewhere,anyone got this problem.really enjoying the mp3.
soon, d510, d550 and d600.
d510 is d500 with external memory - comming out mid-July
d550- i cannot tell you yet.
d600 is a whole new model.2mp cam, QVGA lcd, external memory card support, video background etc etc...will be out September or November
I think it is a very good phone and you must be mentally ill to not figure out how to download files onto our phone from your computer, you could just use the bluetooth dongle, also it comes with a sweat exterior speaker the inhances the sound greatly. It's main competetor is motorola e398
Had mine for a month the slider is feeling alot looser compared to when i brought it. I dont like it i prefer the 6230 for its functionality only problem is the 6230 echoed all the time when i was taking calls with it so i upgraded. The D500 has very jerky video especially when your indoors so if you're at a club and you wanna get some video futage of sumin funny, it wont be worth it. MP3 with 96MB yes good quality cant fault it although you can get 128MB MP3 players brand new now for £30. Bluetooth wouldnt connect to my pc's bluetooth dongle so i wasn't happy with that especially since the 6230 did the bluetooth job very well. Battery on D500 very poor 1-2 days tops 2 days if you dont use it that much 1 day if you do.
I must add i dont like the way the camera takes pictures. Once you take a picture the camera saves it as if you was standing about 1 metre away the colours looked washed out reds just dont seem red enough no colors look full and you can only use the zoom at 640x480 res it wont let u zoom in any higher. But i guess ill just keep it till another phone is released with all these features but does them alot better.
i'm very :((((
i bye d500... unlocked. I use it 1 hour and the screen now is blank white. When i unplug batery fo 10-15 min and turn on again.... it work from 2-10min and the screen freeze. when i turned off and on... the screen is again blank white :(((
tall me pls... is the software reinstallation can fix this, or it is hardware deffect.... i don't know what do i do....
I have a question, i absolutely love this phone, how can i get the D500? what is the price range, and through what service provider can i get it through?i saw it on tigerdirect.ca and its like 600 bucks! Someone help me...:P thanks!
i will be getting my new phone of my choice soon... i saw this one (d500)and think it is the best.... do any of you know if there is a better samsung?
Samsung D600 is the upgrade to the D500. Check it out on this site. But it wont be comin until some time later this year.
Hi. I have a Samsung D410 and was thinking of upgrading to the D500 as I think this is the upgraded version of the D410. But can anyone please tell me if there is an upgrade of the D500??
The phone is a great phone..Love the features..one of the best phones on the market...But ive got one problem with the phone..The battery doesn't last a day...is this common with samsung D500???
Hi, does anyone know if you can get software, cables etc so that you can plug your phone into the computer and download the pictures directly? If so please let me know. Thanks
Use a USB BLUETOOTH DONGLE they are versatile with any bluetooth handset, require no software for the phone, you can sent pics and mp3's to and from the phone,
I use this regularly,
what does everyone think of the volume of ring tone/song for this phone? do you feel its very loud/audiable?
I am planning to buy this hand set, i want to knows what are the drawbags in features it as, presently i am using nokia3650, what are the extra features it as can any one help me about this.
Very nice phone. I understand everything but cannot download to the phone memory through the Pim software any AAC files(the icon is not active). Downloaded through other phone I cannot play them(not supported format). I know it can play but can anybody tell if there is some difference in AAC formats, at least what converting software I must use to play AAC on my D500?
Thank You all
i just bought this phone, its pretty good. it didnt come with cables to connect it with my computer.. anyone know how much the cable and software will cost? and also how do i transfer mp3 from my computer to my phone! thanks heaps anyone who can help =]