Hi I just want to say that the Z500 is a great phone with many features. i'm in the UK and I have no problem with the battery, my phone last's for about 3 days before it needs charging. As for reception in my area I get full 5 bars when I'm at home or outside and there's no problem with the alarm. There are 3 types of samsung Z500 you can have, SGH-Z500, SGH-Z500S or Z500V. I have the SGH-Z500V, this is the latest Z500, maybe the earlier ones had faults with the battery or the alarm and other things that people have been complaining about or maybe there's a regional fault with this phone.
this is my favorite phone..it has everything u want..my previous phone was Nokia 6630, excluding d bigger screen & camera resolution, Z500 beats 6630 in all other aspects..if u'r torn between E720 & Z500, get Z500!!!it has speakerphone, memory card, add'l camera, & infrared, 4 things E720 doesnt have...d design is equally good.. if some people are crazy about Sony Ericsson W800, show your Z500!!!Ours is 3G!This is the phone of the future!
this is a turbocharged e720 good lithium polymer battery, good framerate video,crystal clear" if a bit "small screen.it is so compact with everything in it.its got a better battery life than my n6630.it feels solid and have not tried alarm yet i just use an alarmed appointment or calender entry as it wakes you up with a message for the day ahead.i can only give it 9.5/10 because i suppose that will have to be reserved for a future phone with tele!!!have had 22 phones now and this is my second best because my mpx220 ranks first,its a clamshell masterpiece with which you can do just about anything,its far more stable than the spv100/200 etc.
Well Damon I normally wouldnt bother replying to a comment like that but I'd like to point out that if you pay that much for a phone you expect a certain level of quality and performance, and I do believe that a faulty alarm and a clock that loses time (i.e. faulty software) is just not good enough so I think we are perfectly justified to bring the phone back.
Deborah how can you be sure the phone wont just come up with the same fault over and over every time you get a new handset? Did the guy in the shop say they were aware of the problem or that it would be fixed in newer handsets?
i'd never take a phone back just because the alarm didn't work properly the shop keeper and everyone there would look at you as if you're mad. I really cant beleive you guys are complaining about the alarm. If you want a alarm get a alarm clock from argos there only £5.99, you stingy man.
*7465625*28782# then *7465625*28638# do with no simcard in your handset.. enjoy
Take the phone back and get a replacement, it's under warranty. I took mine back twice, on my third one now. Previous 2 had same fault with alarm and clock.
I thought I was the only one w/ problems with the alarm!!!! I am SO glad to read that I am the not the only one. Three times now I have tried to set the alarm, hoping to wake to it, and only one of three times has it actually gone off! The one time that it actually worked, I set the alarm to a minute before the time I was testing it to see what was wrong, and it worked. The following day I was awoken by the device. (I assumed that it may have been because I have been known to be a bit of a heavy sleeper.) Last night I set the alarm, and AGAIN it did not go off! Its a frustrating situation because I paid SO much for the phone... Please e-mail me if anyone has found a solution... It makes me wonder what OTHER problems the phone may have, with features I have not gotten around to testing...
Nice little phone - had it about a month or so now. Camera switch/button on the side is ludicrous design fault! Grrr!!! As I'm an ancient crumbly I haven't tried all the features yet - worrying about the alarm though! Fairly decent image quality on stills, good battery life, lightweight and charges quickly! Nice overall
Regarding the alarm prob. I had same problem with my alarm and clock not functioning properly. Samsung have software problem and I actually changed my handset 3 times! This third one seems fine so I suggest you take yours back and get replacement. It's a great little phone once it's working properly.
Hey guys, im wondering if anyone has found a solution to the problem with the alarms not going off or a way to fix it??
I think the phone is great and everything else is working great for me but I rely on the alarms and its quite annoying that theres such a silly software problem!
thks Nick for the reply.
anyone can provide gd views on whether Z500 or SE Z800i? Contemplating either one .....in terms of size...Z500i better i feel...
Phone is available in all Proximus and Belgacom outlets, starting 15 september. Two more weeks. Other available phones are the nokia 6630 and 6680 the Sony Ericson E800(?) and that is about it. 3G in belgium is alleged to cover 66% of the population but i do not expect great performance on this in the first months.
Price of the Samsung Z500 is 469 euros, whichi is ridiculous amount of money for a phone. But i am buyin it
i just got my phone yesterday and I didn't have to copy my mp3 files into teh ringtone folder, all i did was move to the left and select my mp3 music as a ringtone and this phone is pretty great.
rang samsung today about the downloading problem and they said they are aware of it and that it is the software you get with the phone that is the problem. They will have the new version on their website from next week for downloading and then you will be able to transfer mp3's from your pc to mobile. It will be on www.samsungmobile.com in a weeks time.
YHeadpin, you can set your ringtone as an mp3 if you copy the mp3 into your ringtone folder. I had to do this by plugging my transflash card into a cardreader and using internet explorer to copy the files, because I haven't managed to get the software supplied to download onto the phone (upload works fine, though.)
is mp3 able to set as the phone ring tone or sms ring tone?
anyone can advice?
so far as i know samsung z500 have the best sound like speaking to the other party and stero mp3 sound among other 3G phone cause i had nokia 6680 software crush alway hang same for sony ericsson z800 & k600i
micro sd (transflash) is smaller than mini sd yet again,i would say almost half size and was used mainly in moto phones but samsung are using it ,,in fact samsung is using many card formats in different phones.Im in uk and would like to purchase this on voda fone but is it any good or are there faults