This phone the first impression is 90% similar to Motorola Z6 with better skin and coloring.
look this phone it's a big vision of the future, high tecnolocy with wonderfull style...it's great!!!!!
This phone looks very nice... excellent in its design, indeed. It'll be much better if SE seeks to replace its memory type from Memory Stick Micro (M2) to a larger internal memory instead like what APPLE iPhone is going to have (imagine the 8GB's temptation that one will be drawn to in their case...), a 3G technology standards in replace of the slower GPRS packet-switched technology, and, a 5MP's camera like what is available in NOKIA N95 - this will be very much a complement to this well-designed SE phone and of course, an auto-focus and xenon flash too... Anyway, all these remain some good suggestions only to make S500 a really irresistible phone in the market!
have anyone try out this baby yet? looks cool looks alot like lg kg800... but really is it worth getting? i mean i know there is a better one in se like the k810i. but i seriously want to knoe you reviews for those who are using it right now. is the sound quailty good? the camera? the grapic. full facts please >
I love SE but why never get the best features AND rocking design together!? Beautiful design and again lacking autofocus, no 3 mgpxl, no flash ...!?
Zico, indeed I am excited. I've had my Samsung D500 slider for almost three years now and desparetely need a new mobile. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find one which has balance between ergonomics and features. Samsung Ultra Editions are too slim and flimsy, LG Shine has got the design but not the usability and Motorola is sticking with that age old RAZR design.
I've got to be honest with you, being a Finn Sony Ericsson hasn't ever really been an option for me, but the truth is that this S500 might be the D500 reincarnation: that is a slider that has THE balance and therefore is better than other sliders.
One slider that seems kinda cool is Nokia E65 : nice looking (love the brown design) and nice features. However, some of you might now that that mobile is a bit buggy and that's a big no-no -- especially when E65 is one of the most expensive sliders out there.
You seem really excited about this phone, i would really like to hear what you think of it after buy it and test it for yourself.
I'd choose S500 over Samsung U600. The reasons? Well, S500 seems to have better ergonomics (better keypad, no wobbliness due to super slimness) and it looks better too. U600 does have slightly better features (3MP cam for example) but it's just too slim and flimsy for my taste. However, it has to be said I've read some comments from people who have tested S500 and they said that the keypad isn't the best and that the design is very plasticy and even makes those cracking sounds plastic tends to make. On the other hand, this is just one opinion and, remember, GSMarena has given good reviews to previous SE sliders.
I can't understand why people are obsessing about 3G. This is a fashion mobile, not a smart phone. The target group is woman or young men. Do you think with them 3G is a necessity? No way. Why add something to this mobile that will only increase the price and that isn't a necessity? If you want to use the Net via your mobile or something, buy a smart phone!
this phone has radoi. it has a radio icon in the menu. and if u think about it, whats the point of having track id if theres no radio
GUI on Sony Ericsson is the best i have seen. they are the pioneer on the user interface technology while providing us user friendliness. the only brand/model that can PAR it's incredible interface is the iphone's but it's a smartphone so to sum it all SE has the best GUI of all non-os phones i have seen.
It does have a radio
then how come it does have a radio icon in he menu??????
I will buy it if it has a rds radio and it is not more expensive than 400 euros(a w850 costs 300 now and it has videocall AND radio)
Otherwise, I will wait for a w580 in October or get a cheap w850 again!
Well in Finland S500i will be released within three to six weeks and it will cost slightly less than Samsung U600. It does not seem to have a radio (this is basically a certainty as SE website does not list radio in the specs). However,this is fashion mobile so things like radio, 3G, 3MP camera aren't necessities (and would make the price go higher if included).
I will buy this slider if two things apply to this mobile: 1) the keypad is at least decent to use (ergonomic) 2) the plastic cover isn't too cheap-feeling.