to be honest, phone ratings here in GSMArena is very unreliable, this site is infested with haters, bashers and fanatics from different brands in which they always vote down the phone they hated even though they don't even used and tested it to ensure it deserves what they give. anyway i'll give this phone 9 in design, 8 in features and 9 in performance because it always deserves it as being a reliable SE.
Why are people giving this so low scores? Compared to Samsung U600, S500 is better-looking, sturdier and has a better keypad (and no touch keys to cause irritation). It does have 2MP camera, but are you honestly giving a fashion phone low scores because it doesn't have a digital-camera-like cam. BTW, U600's 3.2MP camera is very sluggish, so S500 should be faster.
I hope no-one here is giving this low scores because it isn't 3G. Again, not eveyone needs it and this is a fashion phone (3G not manditory). U600 doesn't have 3G and no-one is blaming it for this. Yes, Samsung has U700 but then again SE does have 3G mobiles as well. If you want 3G, buy a 3G-mobile and don't trash the mobiles that don't have 3G.
This will be my next mobile. I've been looking for a high-quality stylish mobile for months now and have spend hours upon hours reading everything there is to read about these things. S500 is definately the only slider I'm excited about. The only thing I'm worried about is how "plasticy" S500 is, but as it is reasonably thick at 14mm (and not ridiculous like Samsung's 10-12mm), I'm sure it's sturdy.
Actually, in some countries it's Q2 (in Finland it will hit the shelves within six weeks).
this phone is q3
so i'm guessing it'll come out in september or so... third quarter of the year
I am using S700 like almost 3 years. and i am really satisfied with it. though memory card is 128 mb fixed! but the other functions are still unique. no doubt that s700i is an ultimate gaming machine to. and i believe that the new s series is also ready to prove its name. because i also believe that S mean style. looking forward for s800i. can anyone give me some information about it?
its a beautiful set to be seen.although i havent used it as its not available yet but really want to use it.but my request is that plzz also give the details of the prices of the mobiles in all currency rate with the handset.ill b greatful for considering my request.BYE
I believe this is what you are talking about. Its already out for auction.
There is a 3G version of this phone: it's the W850.
But a slimmer version with a larger screen is coming out soon called Shinobu: http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=133292
"By the way, it's funny that no-one in the Samsung U600 thread is saying that "Man, U600 sucks because it doesn't have 3G". I wonder why that is.."-------------------
No one is saying U600 sucks coz there is U700 coming up, which is 3G.
I'm sure there will be 3G vesion of S500. As long as there is no announcement some people will talk as if every phone must be 3G.
adding autofocus module on the camera will add more on it's beauty inside, just like how i fancy T650. i just hope autofocus will make more on the mid and high end SE phones later on coz i'm a fan of SE camera quality and just like what i have said, S-series were meant as camera-centric phones with stylish design.
i really like the look of this handset, its a shame tht its onli a 2mega pixel cam otha wise it would just be great....... i like the colours and evrything..
very nice phone at ok price yet, with a great green colour to make everday better! XD
I like Sony. This will be my new phone of the month if they can release it within the next month. The mind changes...
Don't forget, 1) The new Motorolas have 2MP camera (just like S500) 2) The new Motorolas will cost WAY more than this mobile 3) Just because the new Motorolas have Linux now doesn't mean that they have the best UI.
What's wrong the people today? It seems that all they do is look at specs. When I choose my mobile I first look at the ergonomics and the looks (after all, doesn't most of us use mobiles for calling and texting only), and only after that look at the specs.
Again, if you want a mobile that is also a digital camera and an Internet computer, buy a SMART PHONE. This isn't a smart phone. This is for people who want a good-looking slider for basic use.
Luckily you guys don't work in a mobile manufacturing company, otherwise you wouldn't stay in business for long making only 3G 5MP mobiles that cost 550-850 dollars.
By the way, it's funny that no-one in the Samsung U600 thread is saying that "Man, U600 sucks because it doesn't have 3G". I wonder why that is...
The phone is stylish and cool compared to the other phones which are introduced recently. Sadly, its feature does not catch my attention. I was expecting features better or similar to the walkman 3G phones. Other than its fashionable look, I don think its really worth to get this phone. Besides, the motorola new phones are much better comparing to features of the sony phones this time. Its really a dissapointment for sony this time as i don this it can catch attention with its features from this phone.