I bought this because I wanted a thin phone. the specs say it's 14mm thick. It's 14mm at the bottom, but it's 21mm at the top. I would have never bought it if I knew this. The software intermittently freezes up anywhere from 2 to 15 seconds. The keys are small and hard to use for text messaging. The orange backlight makes them hard to use too. On the up side the screen is great, ringtones sound good, speaker volune is loud. The camera and video are ok. Fit and finish are good. It's a cool phone if you don't care about size and don't do a lot of text messaging.
I want 2 buy a k500i, but 2day i found tht there is a model called k508i. But there is no specification about the model in any of these types of sites. nebody help me plz. whts the difference between these two models?
No problem with the joystick on my phone,but i've only had it a few weeks.
i got this fone yday.. really nice fone.. few cons though..
the key pad is lil difficult to use keys too small..the top row is too close to the soft keys..
SE has done a cool looking fone but ruined it by using Orange back light.. gives a cheap look.. crystal light would have been perfect with any screen colour.. rest all great..
K500 display is wayy too god for the price i payed.
reall bang for the buck..
SE blows out any NOKIA fones.just try a NOKIA n a SE n see for ur self..
:-) highly recomended..
Hello to all!
I bought this phone and im very satisfied!!! In serbia u can get it for about 170-180 euros SIM-free.The shutter can be turned off when in silnet mode. Pics r good. Video is good. Excellent phone.But the battery isnt very good.
All in all a great phone!!!
Need to confirm if the joystick of the K500i is sluggish. Mine seems to be a bit non-responsive at times. Wondered if the rest of the K500 owners encountered the same problem.
well-built phone with a lot of features.But mp3 and 12mb memory just dont fit.i wou ld prefer radio than mp3.
if you are using Win XP you do not need any software. Otherwise try File Manager from www.sonyericsson.com
No,the silent mode doesn't affect the camera shutter sound!
Can't get any sneaky pics.
Good job the video record sound is just a little beep.
If you have trouble removing the back cover (which i did as it's not in the book) use an old credit/top-up card or you'll pull your nail off.
Insert it into the little slot under the SonyE' sign.
Something else i forgot to mention,when you register with orange,you get 30 free photo messages and 3p texts for 6 months!
Anyone know where i can get a good case for the k500i,
the k700i case is too small.
I got the k500i on orange for £100.
-Easy to navigate with nice icons.
-Good 12MB of memory.
-Quality pics and video (can record 20 minutes video).
-Can send pic's or video to email addresses.
Bad point is the camera shutter sound.You can't turn it off and it sounds like crushing a tin can,VERY LOUD!
The user book is a waste of time.Doesn't tell you the simple things like using the joystick to zoom in and out.
You'll love this phone,and the price!
can i know what software to run the irda port??? i want to transfer some mp3 or files from pc to phone
I have a wonderful and a very good phone.His name is ... SonyEricsson K500i !!! I my opinion the SonyEricssonCompany is probably the best company from the all word ... Good Luck in the future ... Marius from Romania
i have this piece(k500i)for about 3 months. very satisfied with it.
-very good TFT display(the best for his class)
-very nice pics (but not like a cibershoot thus)
-3D games(name fkin' phones that do that)
and guess what-i've bought it in romania...hehehe
so,other users from romania,or whoever has aplications pls email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).i can't find bloody aplics for this piece
I think SE fired their best designers, the best phones keep looking weirder...
Or am I getting old ?