if you turn of your automatic update of your clock, it will not change the time at all. If youve purchased it with orange it is already off and with vodafone it is on. if you want to have more batterylife just switch your phone to 2g rather than 3g.
Hi to all the z500 owners.
I just wanted to ask a few questions.
1. Can you use personalised ringtones and sms ringtones rather than the defaults they give you?
2. Can you create folders for photos and/or videos?
3. Is it actually worth buying?
If anyone could answer these questions, it'd be greatly appriciated. Cheers
Yes it is possible to zoom with the camera both movies and pictures. There is no record limit , just until your memory is full. The mp3 sound is quite soft but perfect sound with the headset , and you can also use the speaker (that comes with the Samsung d-500 but which you can buy exclusive also).
Hope to have helped you with this
this is the second time i've asked this so pls will someone answer?
Can you zoom on the camera?
What's the maximum you can record videos for?
and is the mp3 volume rubbish?
hi r@in make sure you have converted the mp3 to a wav file then just drag & drop it onto the yamaha smaf converter & press ok. you will find the converted file in a folder called mp3con probably in your local disk c
Hi! can anyone pls tell mi whether does Z500 support THEMES?Thx so much (^o^)
I dont know whether the z500 has problems on vodafone. what i do know is that i've got mine on orange and its brill. the alarm works like magic, it always goes off. the clock doesnt change by itself like some people have posted. the fone is spectacular and i cant put it down. i've had it for a week now and there seems to be no problems. the only thing is the battery but the settings can be changed to make it last longer. personally i prefer it in the 3g mode as i do video calling. mine is the sgh-z500. i think that the vodafone one is the z500-v and that appears to have lots of problems. my advice is to get it one orange, seems to be better quality. i would like to aske though if anyone knows how to increase the volume of ringtones. the ones that came with the phone are quite loud but the ones that i've downloaded seems to be quieter. is there anything that can be done about it?
I have had the Z500 for two weeks now on orange. I have been reading some of the crap reports about the phone on this website. All i can say is that thre must have been some early problems but i think they are all ok. The software and the connection leed are brill, download mp3's, animations, screensavers, wallpaper ect in seconds no need buy a bluetooth adapter. Top camera you can make your own good quality videos from recording infront of a tft screen, i use my 9 inch portable dvd player. change the length of the quality to highest and change the length of time you can record a clip to, hey presto top quality clips that you can send to your mates via the cool bluetooth. I checked out my alarm after reading about it on the site -fine. it is a top phone for the size just compare it to the 3 g monsters about. My last phone was a gx 20 which had an amazing screen/camera . this phone is the dogs nuts when you can download movie trailers / videos on orange. I did change the settings for the battery to change network 9/1800 instead of automatic which has improved the battery life a hell of a lot. You just want to show this phone off to people i just love it!!! you can even play mp3's with the phone shut now how cool is that! I thought i would write my opion after reading so many negative reviews on here !
to sarah i have had the samsung z500 . sony ericsson v600i. i now have the sony ericsson w800 which is a good phone battery life is brill charge it on sunday night will last till friday night..
Once and for all!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?1
How do you a)Enter the settings(WHERE?) to increase batt life(PLS include them)
b)How to u organize Photo caller id?!!?
Thanks to all U wizzes who help out makin this phone work even better!
I should add, my phone is brand new, Z500-V and the alarm function does not work, even in calendar mode. I have turned off auto-update and am definitely setting the thing in the correct manner.
Love the size, shape and general function of the phone. However, it has to go back as the alarms and calendar alarms simply cannot be relied upon. It's on Vodafone.
Alarms set in the near future will go off, but those set for E.g. tomorrow morning, it's hit and miss. Same with calendar alarms for meetings etc. This morning's alarms (I set all 3 to be staggered just in case one of them fancied going off). None went off. This evening when I accessed the alarm app to set for tomorrow all three alarms went off when I opened 'alarm' app.
Vodafone deny knowledge of any other user with this fault. Big question:
Do the alarms work on Orange?
Hi andy!! thx for yr reply!! But I am still abit blur.. could u explain to mi hw to use the SMAF Converter (WSC-MA2-SMAF) to convert files to mmf?? I already download SMAF Converter (WSC-MA2-SMAF) but cant convert it to mmf? thx alot
I have had lots of trouble SAMSUNG and will never buy another one because the service is absolutly shocking! my phone was faulty and sent it away to get fixed and they had my phone for 7 months and it still came back faulty!
battery battery battery had the phone for 4 weeks now on 3rd battery. 270 hours standby im lucky if i can get them to average 12.
TO ANDY W.
I just read your comments. I thought I was doing well with this being my THIRD Z500 due to other two being faulty, but you have had 5! You must be a patient, understanding guy! I'm also on Vodafone. My previous 2 had the faulty alarm and clock. My husband also has the Z500 and he had to send one of his back due to the same problem. His second is fine, as is my third! Apart from the crap battery life, the phone is ok. Incidentally, my model number is SGH-Z500V. I read in a previous comment that the ones ending in a V will be ok! Seems to be the case for me and my hubby.
people do you know if it is possable to have the local cell site loc show up on the main screen of the phone (my really old nokia did and i liked that function)
hi andy i am on my 5th z500 now & all have had same problem with alarm. dont know if this is a vodafone software problem my version is z500buef5. only way around this is to set calander alarm but not sure this is 100%. might just give up on samsung & get S/E w8ooi
Just got my Z500 last week and it is a reasonable phone. It's nothing exceptional. Personally, my 3 year old Nokia was better. It didn't have a camera, MP3 or anything like that, but it was a lot more configurable, and the alarm actually works on it (It never failed me). The alarm on my Z500 works when it feels like it. I even set two alarms on it, both of which failed to go off, making me late for work. I got the phone from O2, and the auto update for the time is off.
If anyone knows how to resolve the alarm issue then please let me know.
Way to go Samsung! Can't even make an alarm work! Can't even make a phone as good as a 3/4 year old Nokia!
Is it not a shame that all z500 owners have to enter this code and that code,remove the "little G",re-configure the settings etc etc..all to TRY improve battery life??
This is why I sent mine back.Cant be doing with all that..
Also,out of curiosity,what phone do you use GAZ??