Here is my rating on the k 500i:
1. Sound quality that will put nokia 2 shame.
2. Orange backlight makes it look like the walkman series.
3. Quickshare although not so quick.
4. Games compatibility.
5. Camera that is interpooled to 1.3mp
6. Large but a bit pixelised screen.
1. No memory card
2. Camera sound
Great phone with an excelent camera. It can produce pictures on par(if not better) than a 3230. I miss my k500 after changing 2 a 3230.
i ve been using this phone for over 2 years now ... its a cool set but it does have its drawbacks.. joystick sucks and now da battery is starting to trouble me as it has to b charged at least 2 times daily....
this fone is great and has a great features...... i got this fone from a freind which is my boardmate, then we trade our mobil fone.... mine is motorola L6. even before i dreaming of this fone.... well.....
good thing is that he want also my fone....
but i had a prroblem right now regarding with the lcd of k500 fone
anyone out there to help me? heres my numer.... +639273277608
this phone is extra.i have it for three years.maybe joystic is little hard but everything else is ok.
the joystick,most of s.eric like k500i is really hard.It is better to use other s.eric like k550&610i for 4 way nev.key
Its a very handy phone and you can do alot with it.But sometimes the memorys not to good.
i got this phone as a present from my mum's friend, and it was one of the coolest phone, well before the K700. I got the K700i later on but i prefer the K500 more due to its youthful design, bigger screen, and better keypad. But the most annoying drawback is the Joystick.
Definately the Joystick is the worse ever. Its rubbery/plastic and only lasts for months. And the quality of the silver frame around the screen and the joystick wears off easily, now it looks extremely crooked and cheap. The back cover latch on mine broke coz its exposed quite alot and just a small fall can easily break that plastic latch.
But otherwise, awesome phone, good camera too. I think this was the first megapixel camera from SE, and it wasnt the S700. Coz it has the option to capture images above 640, such as 1280, which is a megapixel! the K700 doesnt have this feature.
If they improved the Joystick and use normal solid colour frame, this could be the best phone ever.
I've nothing to complain but da joystick...i believe i'm a patient guy but sometimes patience has got its limit...esp when i'm typing Chinese characters, there is no other way to select next row of Chinese word except to press da joystick downward, and it gave me inward, causing select, then i have to choose English instead of Ch to reply my frens who use Ch, (sigh)... but I'm a SE fan!!! And it has never disappointed that new no-joystick phone has released, LONG-LIVE SE!!!
i have been using the phone for the past 2 month and i have been having the problem of low batteries
I have had this small phone for 2 and half years now. For a basic affordable phone like this i will say, its being great. Recently i downloaded opera mini 3.0 and i enjoyed internet browsing, email services, RSS feeds among other internet capabilities. This month i downloaded the latest opera mini beta 4.0! I can now browse the internet with pc like web page views. There is zoom capabilities etc. Am looking for a Smartphone now perhaps the n72.
my problem with this phone is that the memory is always full, i love saving my messages but it wil say memory is full NAAAAAAAAH!!!
i have heard, that when joystick dont work you must ERASE some things, because memory is full!
Forgot to add that sure after 3 years joystick is a little bit worn out, but it made me used to it. If you have big labour hands, then it is not for you.
I would never believe until I've got the result. I used this phone gently for 3 years now. The only problem I had was an old system version, which was updated later on at service center. I never use it's camera, so I don't complain about 0.6 Mega pixels. I also like that phone has sort of two speakers. For me it is really hard to miss a call, especially when using mp3 ring tones... Even in metro.
I won't substitute it till it breaks down. I found, reliability is not inferior to Nokia.