I wouldn't suggest this phone to anyone because it just has too many problems.
First off, what they say about the keys are true. They break (snap in half) fairly easily if you aren't careful with pressing them.
I might just be an idiot, but I've tried looking a bunch of times and the phone does not seem to have a zoom feature for the camera... which really sucks. It is only able to zoom in a certain mode (if I remember correctly) where you take multiple shots or something. Plus, it's only 2.0 megapixels.
I bought the phone in August 2007 and the phone has gone bonkers on me and won't even turn on, and I've only had it for about 5-6 months.
So I would strongly suggest investing in a better phone than this one, unless you are not very picky about the camera and are buying it for aesthetic reasons.
So in the end, I think that people should consider buying another
i have been using this fone for the last 5 months and have had nothing but problems occuring every now and then. currently the camera has gone for a toss it just wont work.
honeslty is not a great phone.
To Farah: don't buy this phone, you'll be sorry after :( It's really good looking phone, but that is all. My keypad has been broken for the third time now. I have S500i for 5 months now, and (when I calculate it) - it has been at the service for 3 months! Buy something else, please...
hey S500 users
am thinking of buying this phone and am looking for advice .... am using the sony K850i and am having problms with this phone and i want to change it and buy the S500..
any advice please
i like this phone very much, only for stylish but iam not using this. iam planing to buy but i need some info about this model does it has fm or not can someone help me please?
hi.. S500 users..
just a question.. this phone supports AAC music files right?
My friend has S500 phone, but when I passed an AAC music file via bluetooth (btw my phone is nokia), her phone cant recognize it as music file. it goes directly to "OTHERS" folder..and the music player cant recognize and play it..
I just recently got one for a close friend and so far it seems to be a great phone, the only problem i have with it is that it doesn't come with a built in flash, which is something i forgot to check before buying it since flash seems pretty standard with the good SE phones. being an owner of a k800 the no flash thing bothers me to the point that i would not have bought it if i knew beforehand.
other than that the phone's great, nice display, i noticed that after i changed the time and date in the setup that the theme background and led lights changed colors, and everything that's expected of SE phones are in there in terms of features.
so i actually think that the phone is better OS wise than my k800, a better camera and a flash would've made this phone gold to me.
Mines week 35 an its already been in for keypad repair now again the keypads cracked again its spends more time being repaired than with me a waste of money an flimsy
Hey there i've had this phone for about 6 months now and its great my keypad still works perfectly and all the functions are great you guys should all check to see the manufacture date of the phone, the ones made from week 28 and on are not supposed to have problems, as a result mine is actually a week 30:)
... I do have the s500i and yes... my keypads are cracked already. is there any way that I can change the keypad? .. the phone functions well though... and I'm pretty much contented with the features, specially the display.
I work in a place that sell this phone. And I don't recomend anyone to buy it. If say we have sold 100 S500, 95 phones come back whit problems. And it's not just the probem whit the keypad, the phone just doesn't function.
i personally don't have a problem with the cracked keypads, if that was the only thing that was wrong with it! you should always read all reviews and be aware of what you're getting. i knew that the keys were going to crack. what i DIDN'T know was that the keys would start to malfunction! i went to sleep last night with a fully functional phone, and woke up this morning to a keypad with HALF OF THE KEYS being extremely difficult to push. I had to use both thumbs to push the number 7 hard enough so the phone would react! also, the scroll buttons on mine no longer work. i don't understand what happened, but it is definitely very frustrating to put up with. also, i called sony and they are unwilling to give free replacement, although i have only had this phone for ONE MONTH!
i personally don't have a problem with the cracked keypads, if that was the only thing that was wrong with it! you should always read all reviews and be aware of what you're getting. i knew that the keys were going to crack. what i DIDN'T know was that the keys would start to malfunction! i went to sleep last night with a fully functional phone, and woke up this morning to a keypad with HALF OF THE KEYS
amazing phone just got rid of samsung e900- thank the lord! i will never change from SE again-the phone and its functions all make sense the phone is also well smooth and is girly!
beautiful peice of technology..well done SE. thanks i have never had so much enjoyment from a phone!!
Great games too. great sounds, great images, amazing camera...perfect.x
ok. lets get things settled about this phone. anyone thinking about buying this piece of plastic is obviously planning on wasting their money on complete rubbish :). bought mine a week ago. buttons ARE crap. lights dont flash when reciving a call although set to flash. freezes 24/7. lagz dramatically and as im typing right now, this delightful phone i bought especially for its looks is currently sitting on my bed side dead and wont bloody turn on ! looks great. its ashame it doesnt perform aswell as it looks. thankyou.
ive had this phone for a couple of months now and all i can say is great phone the bluetooth is really fast the camera is clear as. except for one thing the middle select button is sort of wearing away it is just gonna become a green button instead of silver.is this happening 2 anyone else?should i take it back?please help me
My keypads been repaired twice an its cracked yet again i am extremley gentle an have small fingers lol this phone in my opinion is pretty yet very frail the keypad is dreadful off i go again to get it repaired AGAIN DREAD WHEN WARRANTY RUNS OUT