Have been using the yellow one for a couple day, very stylish. Yes you can turn the light on the side off, and there's a variety of light effect to choose from. Screen is beautiful, even though it's the same resolution as my old k750, but the color is richer and looks very pleasing. The battery cover is VERY HARD to remove, and a screen protector is a must, or else you risk scratching it while trying to remove the battery cover. It doesn't have features like flashlight or autozoom, and the OS feels a little sluggish. The themes are pretty nice, although you only get 3 of them.
The real complaint I have is the battery cover, and I can't get it to pair up with my Plantronics Voyager 510 bluettoh headset. I had no problem pairing it with my K750, but the S500 can't even detect it. I'm hoping a firmware update of some sort can fix it. And I'm sure it's not the bluetooth problem on the phone b/c i could send ringtones from my k750 to the S500.
i really love this phone, however, i hear the the keypad cracks, i live in a very remote place in africa so returning it will be exteremely difficult.. i want this phoe but yet again i'm not sure if it will last long.. i will be getting mine from pakistan for a good price too!! what would you suggest? should i buy it or not???
se_fans: take out the battery and look into the back label with bunch of numbers. You should found it somewhere said W27 or W28 or WXX which that XX stands for what week it produced.
I personally think s500 is up to std ,beautiful features and smart... I could do with it,ineed it.
I'm still wondering if i should get this phone or not since I've been reading all these complaints of cracking keypads. i want to know if the s500's are only defective before week 28 or does no one really know if they're still defective after week 28?
underneath where the battery should go is where there's a few characters of text that should look like 07W27 or 07WXX, the numbers in place of the XX is the week number
cool handset; the SIM slot is annoying though! so hard to insert and even harder to remove. Does anyone know a nifty way to remove the SIM?
how can you confirm which week was it produced in? is there a code that you punch in? i just got mine two days ago and i'm not sure when was it manufactured.
is it true that this phone does not have flash on the camera? if it is true how does it affect night time pics?
Oh really? Half of keypads were cracked. Yet to send it back to the shop to claim warranty cos' pretty busy. Anyway keep us the updates of the new keypads k.
medanmru, sorry the camera is super basic, doesn't have autofocus/macro/zoom
Just wonder if this phone has features like Auto Focus, Macro mode for camera function???