i think this is the most beautiful phone design, and it's so much smaller and lighter than the v3, but for some reason everyone thinks the v3's better. i think this is the most amasing phone and alot better than the newer D600.
i think this phone is really good! the camera is good, the mp3 is good and its light! i dnt no y ppl slate it! its so much more adcance than loads of phones, especially the V3
i have this phone, i think its ok but for the money i dont really rate this phone.... i think the design is ugly! but thats just me opinion i have now got the motorola v3 and the design is way better
Just because you had a PROBLEM with your Samsung D500 - does not make it a problem with ALL SAMSUNG D500s. The fact that no one yet has reported any problems with the Samsung D600 is a bit dodgy - don't you think?
No cellphone made has no problems!
The fact is to buy a phone that has the least problems!
Have you updated the FIRMWARE of your cellphone? Maybe you bought a cellphone that was in a bad batch?
There could be a number of possibilities - BUT Samsung D600 is not MUCH better than Samsung D500.
Good evening everyone
Before people think that Samsung D500 is inferior to the new Samsung D600 - remember that BATTERY LIFE is your biggest consideration with BOTH!
The fact that Samsung D500 and D600 both have shocking battery life - the only advantages of D600 over D500 is cardslot, and 2MP camera.
So, don't stress to much about getting rid of the Samsung D500.
Also, Samsung D500 made GSM awards 2005. Now suddenly advertising on TV and magazines for the new Samsung D600 - whoop! It's slightly better, but not that great!
With regard to the amount of mp3s that you can store on the Samsung D500:
it depends...if the minimum size of a MP3 is 3MB - and you devote your entire 96 MB - then 32 songs (96/3)
So, it depends on the quality of the mp3 - and then some basic division.
I seem to be experiencing some weird events on my Samsung D500:
Some days when I'm trying to type an SMS - the screen / keypad seems to be delayed and then comes alive again after 2-3 seconds.
Also, the phone sometimes Restarts ...why?
Does anyone know if my Bluetooth device is activated - can anyone intercept without knowing the pin / without me knowing - I have some naughty files on my phone which I don't want in the wrong hands...
Its a grrrrrrrrreat phone but its a bit cubby and awkward to have in yer pocket, how come it wasnt mentioned at all in da review or from comments tut tut should all be ashamed i tell ye
wata MOBILE amazing.. belive me i have droped my samsung in water.. but still good working
i got this phone 2day an ive it iz an amazzzzzzzzzzzin phone.god camara good mp3 good games the lot
I've decided to buy a D500E approximately a month ago and have been using it ever since, mainly as a modem for my laptop. The phone itself looks stylish, I have to admit - the screen is relatively big and this hidden temperature sensor feature I've discovered in it looked pretty cute and all. A swiss-knife for slacking in the army when you don't have anything better at hand. ;)
The negative parts I found in these phones are these:
# No bandwidth use counter - would be very useful to track how much do I use the phone for internet, both on phone and laptop and this feature I had in a Siemens S45 plain does not exist here.
# Inability to natively transfer JAVA games from cellphones or computer - you /can/ do this with a little effort and some freely available PC software, but this tactic was not even meant to be publicly known.
# Unstable Operating System - I've noticed that when I use the phone as a modem via BlueTooth, the phone occasionally crashes, dropping my net connection - the device simply resets on its own! Also found that happening when using some other features it has - quite irritating.
# Restrictive alarms and SMS sounds - you only get a few built-in sounds and may not choose neither MIDI/WMF or MP3 music instead of those - pity.
# The music played when you enter the Java game selection menu can't be disabled unless your phone is in SILENT mode. Not as flexible if you want minimal sound effects on your phone or the music is undesired at the time.
# Periodical random disconnections from GPRS - unlike the Siemens S45 model, I found this one periodically just dropping my GPRS connection - pops up "Disconnected." message box and after that, my laptop drops the link with the internet - very annoying! I'm not sure whether it's because of BlueTooth vs. Infra-Red, but the older model seems more stable internet-wise.
Overall, I like the phone's capability of taking high-resolution photos, wish it could do the same with video recording. Its flash can be pretty much used as an effective flash light - it can illuminate an entire room! Battery power seems lasting enough so far, even when surfing the net for a while.
To make a long story short: D500 is a nice model, but is somewhat unstable...
can any1 temme hw many msgs can b stored?? is thr a "msg Archive" to store more sms,like v hav in all Nokia fones??
and secondly, i gt sum ringtones transfered frm my frd's cell via bluetooth but it automatically gt into "downloaded sounds" section hence i cant put tis as a ringtone..is thr ne othr way thro wich i can assign downloaded sounds as ringtone?
lastly ,how many mp3songs can stored aprox.?
ur reply wth b aprreciated ..thx
only one battery u get it wth d cell ..
it isnt necessary to switch off 4 30mins for "charging properly" ...jst a way v charge ...its same in a regular way...
hi!its a nis phone.but the reverse side is not that much beauty when you slide it up
can any one plz tell ..is there a provision in d-500 to increase its memory or its max space is 96mb?
The Samsung D500 is an innnovative and reliable phone. It marks a break-through for slide-type phones and is aesthetically and functionally sound. A great phone.
hi guys. i bought the d500 about 2 months ago through one of those ebay sellers and was wondering if it didn't come with a warranty, was there any other way of purchasing it now? i'm asking this question cause i dropped my phone and now my lcd screen wont' work anymore. any info would be great. thanks.