To everyone asking about switching network settings from 3g to 2g to extend battery this is the procedure.
then change from whatever it is (probably automatic) to GSM 900/1800
I never bought this phone for 3g services. i got it becuase it is the smallest, best looking feature-packed head-turner you can currently get (in my opinion).
The alarm goes of when it feels like it which takes all of the predictablity out of whether or not you will have a job at the end of the week but hey ho, if thats a problem you can always get a traditional alarm clock.
All other features work great. There are better camera phones, better video phones, better mp3 phones but this is a good all-rounder.
in 2-3 years we may be at the point where you can shelve your digi cam, video recorder and Ipod becuase your phone does it all just as well. For now however, the primary function of *my* phone has to be a phone and on that front, the samsung does well. crystal voice quality, loudspeaker function and compact enough to carry anywhere.
Did i also mention it looks the puppy's privates ;)
i'm not r4ealy sure how to get d java games through cable but you can get free java games from these wap sites
Had my z500 for few weeks now & I am satisfied with the phone. It has nice features, but there is one disadvantage and that is the battery. It doesn't last very long and I have to keep charging it often. Otherwise a really cool phone!
This phone sounds really kewl i might be getting it soon but wanted 2 ask...does it have loudspeaker on it?
phone looks great, but i want to know: is the speaker/microphone quality better then on the e720? the rest isn´t so important to me.
Had my Z500V for a few months now.
Battery - mine lasts for 2-3 days, just under an hour of calls each day, few texts, and about 1.5-2 hrs of media playing each day. This is using it in GSM mode and the CS mode (disconnecting from GPRS).
Alarm - I think mine is finally sorted. I've tried 4 different firmwares from different operators. Fingers crossed.
Overall, has been a lot of hassle and battery could still be a bit better but for a middle market phone its a good buy.
i love this phone and i have found it to be really reliable, although it did not come with a user manual and i dont know how to set the alarm clock, if it has one! if anyone can advise me on this please let me know.
im looking for a phone but somhow the samsung Z500 caught my eye. i've been reading everyones opinions of the samsung Z500 and there are some positive and negative opinions. so before i go to the next step i want to know if its worth buying.
thank you and plz reply
Hi can anyone help me? I've locked my Z500 and now I can't use any sim with it. When I turn it on I get an error message saying phone freeze. I called Vodafone and they said call Samsung. Has anyone experienced the same problem? does anyone know how to fix this problem? thanks.
I find it a good phone only that camera-batery problem
and as far as i know ar theig all black
martin..im sorri idnt think u can solve this...dus all the z500 ..or the majority cum in blak?
My battery is verry fast empty because the camera switches verry easy on, because of the button at the side of the telephone. Does annyone know how to solve this irritating problem.
hey i was wonderin if the samsung z500 cums in black or navy blue..someone plz tell me reply to "aim"
my dad found a z500 phone.. an italian man left it in his cab the only trouble is my samsung charger does not fit the phone? does anyone no if italy different countries have different chargers?
i jus got the phone for my birthday and i find the battery life isnt that long and it only lasts for around a day using it to do calls and stuff how do i cahnge the batterylife settings that ive been reading about? please tell me... thnx
Hi,Ihave just purchased thesamsung SGH-Z500V
and its a great phone .The only problem is the battery life which is rubbish! Does anyone know of a cure before I return it to Vodafone within the 14 days permitted ?
I have heard that changing it to 2G will do the trick,if so what effect will it have on making calls. Thanks
Nobody no if it is possible to put videos(mp4) bigger than 6mb on z500??
Hi pixxie i cant answer ur 1st 2 questions cuz i have only just got the phone but it really is worth buying!! loads of features, quatlity photos, up 2 60 minutes of video at a time, and its all so easy 2 find and its a fantastic design.. not just the actual phone but how its all set out on screen as well!! hope this helps! if u have any other questions just shoot!!