The slot cover for the M2 card is so weak. The super tiny hinge on the right broke when I tried to open the slot. Does anyone have a fix? I'm just currently taping it with clear scotch tape.
My keys haven't cracked but I don't text at all. Reading all the horror stories on the keys is getting me worried mine will crack as well.
It's still a nice phone.
HEy everyone this is a classy phone and all but the rumors about the crackin keypad are true just now before typing this little message my number 7 key cracked right down the middle another thing this phone doesn't have that my sony w850i had is flash and radio I liked those two features it was a downgrade definitely it's just the look people it just looks nice and the features are next to none but all and all I rate it a 7 out of 10
Looks like everyone is having the same problem of cracking keypad....i got my for 3 weeks before 2 keys was found broken.....never expect this to happen so soon. what happen to quality nowsadays????? :(
Cracked keypad complaints have seem to gotten SE's attention worldwide, I've gotten confirmation from the US and here in Thailand that the cracked keypads are covered under warranty and they are aware of the problem
I got my phone yesterday so am I still at risk of the keys breaking and how do you open up the memory slot??? reply a.s.a.p
it lasted for one week and finally one of the keypads was cracked.
its just an bold and the beautiful
i hope it will become new block buster of sony ericsson its such a beatuful phone ever i seen.
God damn it, mine is from week 22 :( so what can i do? can we order a keypad for free??
i've had mine for a few weeks now, great phone, apart from the software on it is really buggy, i cant send txt's off it at all.
mine says W24, so I assume its defective. ive not hade any problems with the keypad yet but ive got problems with the lights.
Any one know if Sony going to replace the faulty handsets? as my 14 day warranty is over.
Broke key issue is recognized officially by SE in Germany. The reason was a chemical reaction between the keypad-resin and the green paint. So only the green S500i built before W(eek)27 are affected. You can check the "construction date" by taking out the battery and check the sticker on your mobile device.
hey i got the phone a week excatly from today, its really cool especially the themes and the lightnings effect, the sound qualltiy is ood too, tha only bad thing so far are the keypad, in my case the 6 is broken but its still work good and the battery, it lasts maximun 2 days.
The MP3 player is decent, playlists are ok. I see nothing wrong with it but mind you this is coming from a former MOTO user. The keys work after being cracked, my cracks on the keypad are straight down the center of 2 and 6, they look like surgical lines b/c they are perfectly straight suggesting that the pad itself is too weak. Karlz, on the defective S500i, what is the confirmation you received?
Can someone please tell me whether this phone is a good mp3 player or not? Thank-you
The main defects are the keypad, overall build quality and firmware. I suggest everyone to stay away from this until (if) they release s500i v2.