i have just got this fone after having nokia 6230i for 3 months. I was not exactly 'impressed' with nokia 6230i asw it is too easy to get used to....perfect keypad and menu structure, this doenst make it feel as 'special' as it really is, until you get a samsung z500. z500, feels nice and expensive and just looks ace. but i have to say i prefer 6230i anyday which, after much begging, i have managed to retrive from my dad!
the camera is good, but when set to its full resulution, on either camera, you are unable to zoom in.
the mp3 player is also good, but the music player must be open, you cannot have it playing in the backrground and text or do anything else at same time.
the charger and headphone sockets soon get very fragile and annoying.
this phone was bought on orange contract (as was my nokia 6230i) but this one has the annoying orange home screen down the left hand side. I find this very annoying as i prefer to set the function keys to my usage not automatically to missed calls etc.
overall out of nokia or samsung. go nokia
hey i was abroad wen i bought my mobile n i was n still am very happy wit it ! its got loudsspeaker n its really loud its got a lot os storage n the pictures always cum very gd im very satisfied !:D
This phone is excellent i have had it for a month now on o2 and it has been working perfectly. It has plenty of space for mp3's if 256mb isn't enough you can buy as many 256mb cars as you like and take them around with you to use since the phone has a hot swap memory card slot and the microcards are so tiny. I have 4x 256MB cards for this phone. Phone has perfect video that allows you to record upto 1 hour for every 60MB's of memory used i have fitted 2 films on 1 of my 256mb memory cards with over 25mb space remaining the rest have all my mp3's on. Camera is crisp and vivid much better quality than D500 as the D500's picture quality looked washed out. Phone call quality is perfect on this phone unlike the e720 which suffered from voice clarity. i have noticed alot of people have problems with this phone on vodafone i personally wouldn't buy a phone from vodafone as they re edit the phones menu changing the whole look and feel of the phone for the worse.
It has become standard practice for vodafone uk to change the menu on all their handsets they sell so they only show the vodafone colours in the phones menu which are red and grey which not only makes the menu look ugly but the phone also becomes unstable. This is why so many people have been having prolems with the z500 on vodafone. Vodafone also take features out all their phones such as not allowing you the choice to have mp3 ringtones as they want you to buy ringtones from their vodafone live wap site, disgusting.
This is a great phone just got it today. MP3 is great. can someone tell me how to ajust the ring volume?
does anyone know how to make the ringing tone louder other than max level on the handset?
i know how to get on the set up menu
is there anything on here to raise the volume louder!!
is there no settings that i can change on the phone to remove the logo? I dont want to get the phone flashed as I like the vodafone bits on it apart from there logo on the main screen as it gets in the way of my wallpaper!
thanks for any help you can give me :)
thanks for helping me, ive tried putting in the code and pressing the green send button but nothing happened am i doing it right? is there anything other information you need to get the correct code?
*#799365*33456# should give you a blank screen no operator logo. if not your firmware is different . i will locate the correct one ..
hi everyone, my samsung is just a SGH-Z500 not the Z500v and my software is Z50CDZEF8, mine is nothing like the software you guys have, is this cos its not a vodafone 1? (z500v)?
hi lynne to use mp3s as sms tones they need to be in mmf format. to customise message tones use a tool such as mp3trim to cut your mp3 & adjust the volume then convert it to a wav file, i use MP3&WAV Converter v1.09, then convert it to a mmf / smaf file i use Wave to SMAF Converter (WSC-MA2-SMAF) from www.smaf-yamaha.com then upload the mmf file to your phone & save in my files - ringtones
Does anyone know if you can remove the operator logo? my phone is on vodafone if that is needed to answer :)
thanks for any help!
Cyberbyte, I am waiting for your post about the new vodafone firmware. How it works?
Cyberlite - How did you go about getting the upgrade to latest Voda version?
Mine still on BUEF5
I just got the Samsung Z500 and it is da best fone eva!!!!
Love the phone, great size and sound but....
How do you get an MP3 to play as an SMS message tone AND how do you extend the battery life??
My z500 replaced am S/E s700, Its a little miracle! No loss of features (except flash which is useless really) and very small and usable. 3G works well and offers 345kbs when last used as a modem! All this and looks too!!! Buy it!
I post this post just to say that vodafone has come out with new software (z500BUEI1) for the z500, I was the first to get it, test it now. Will post on Saterday on how it is. I can know pot an mp3 as ringtone.
Got a Z500 on Vodafone 1 month ago & have had nothing but problems. Will be returning my 3rd phone asap as battery life seems to be maximum of 1 1/2 days after no useage, clock has a mind of it's own resetting itself whenever it likes (even running backwards!) & seems impossible to turn alarm on. Nice looking compact and light but for me it is very unreliable.
i love de samsung z500 this phone is beatiful And really comfortabel..
kiss a samsung Z500 fan
hmm. dont know why that bit of my post didnt come out but once again, procedure for 3g to 2g is.....
go to SETTINGS, CONNECTIVITY, NETWORK SETTINGS, NETWORK MODE then change to GSM 900/1800