after a year of using this phone. it's had about 4-5 trips to sony to fix key cracking problems. yet to this day. the keys continue to crack. it held up for a while then started cracking again. within a week or two i've had 3 keys crack once again. well.. i've given up on sending this phone for repairs. keys are still usable even when cracked, but doesn't look as nice. i've had a pretty good year with this phone even though about 1/3 of the time it was being sent for repairs. i've flashed it to w580 and dropped it a couple times. still holding up well. but the keys are pushing me to discontinue using it and to move on to another phone. oh well.
all in all:
s500i's a DECENT phone.
- nice screen
- user friendly
- appearance is nice
- okay pictures
- love the feel of the keys.. (until they crack)
- battery life is affected by the brightness and light effects
- cool flash themes
-- cameras only 2mp, w/o flash and zoom
-- keys crack
-- sim card insertion is weird
pros > cons (depends how the key problem affects you)
like i said. phones DECENT.
cheaper than w580.
just flash the s500 to w580 and its basically the same exact phone. slight appearance tweaks.
does anyone know if this phone lights up at the side like the se w580?
I've bought the s500i about 2 months ago.
Since i've dropped it accidentaly the upper part of the back was broken, so the upper part could only fit half. Since yesterday my display was also broken. It turns on and off after 2 seconds and repeats that all the time.
I'm really not satisfied with the performance of the cellphone.
The upper part of the back is now completely broken since i wanted to check if it could work better, so that is broken too.
All in all, a pretty phone witch brakes down very easy.
i got this phone from my brother at my birthday totally best phone amazing
as for anonymous, you need your stuff to be immaculate??? why'd you bother posting? it wouldn't matter what phone you had if you'd dropped it, what a waste of space, and for the roughies who crack the keys, buy a tradies phone, its obviously a girls phone, look at the size of the keys for christs sake, oh and i love mine, its great :) needs more internal memory though, but overall not bad at all
i recieved my first S500i in february and i have gone through 2 already the only real problem that i have eith the phone is that it was poorly made both of my phones have had the same issue... the buttons they keep cracking and after awhile they stop working so all in all i would have never purchased this phone if i would have knew about the deffects before i got it
its a wonderful phone....
the light arrangements and display is damn good...
i suggest u to take this phone immediately.
its a rare piece...
I Just Got This Phone Today As My Birthday Present From My Parents.
Thats All I Got To Say.
I've had this phone for about 8 months and my keys have cracked. SE agreed to fix this under warranty, but I think I want a new phone. I've dropped this once or twice and doesn't seem to have held up well. I loved every thing about this phone until I dropped it, then it became ugly ... but that's just me. I need my stuff to be immaculate.
it is very good phone but it doesnt have fm . how to download fm in this can any tell me.
This fone is simply purrfect in evryway!
I have had it for quite a time now && the keys have not cracked or anything.
The themes && light effects are just wiked && luk gorgeous!
They bring the whole fone to life!
very beautiful slide phone.. i heard tht the keypad breaks very soon but it has no issue like that!!... the only problem i have is that the message sometimes gets stuck in the outbox
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2008If You Take Full Care Of This Phone,,
Will This Phone Last Up To 3 Years?
Pls Someone Tell M... moreno it will not and if u take care how long u wiill be abal to take care of the phone
u will drop it automatically
If You Take Full Care Of This Phone,,
Will This Phone Last Up To 3 Years?
Pls Someone Tell Me!
high quality phone it's only problem is the battery it will loose charge very soon
very beautifull slide phone but you have it every day that is the only problem it has
very good speakers and very beautifull slide phone but it's battery is not power full it will lose charge very soon
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