Looks like a very nice phone with very nice features. I might finally have found a contender to replace my W810.
It will definately cost LESS than Samsung U600. One Finnish webshop lists S500i's price as 399 euros with U600 being 405 euros.
Love the black/green -version (probably the best looking slider I've ever seen; better than Samsung U600 for sure).It's nice to see that Sony-Ericsson hasn't gone along with Samsung in the slimness insanity (super slim=poor ergonomics, wobbliness if not metallic design), 14mm thick is just right.
However, I'm sad to tell you this but one of my acquaintances tested this mobile and he told me it felt really plasticy (it even made sounds due to the plastic design). It seems that only LG seems to be on the right track making its Shine using metal.
As for 3G, you are right in saying that 3G should probably be included but don't forget that putting it (and HDSPA and what not) in a new mobile will amp up the price sky high. Not everyone wants to pay +500 dollars for their mobile, you know. Moreover, this isn't a smart phone, so 3G isn't a life-or-death addition.
I'd probably rank this mobile as one of the top sliders around (haven't tested it though). The design is way better to that of Samsung U600 and, being a Sony-Ericsson, the camera, although only 2MP, should be above-avarage. Had S-E used metal in the design, I probably would have preordered it this instant. However, the eye-candy design and the fact that, unlike Samsung did with U600, ergonomics aren't bad, makes this probably a good buy. Yes, there are also Motorola sliders but the fact still remains that Motos tend to be overpriced and overhyped with not-the-best UIs and those flat keypads (that I don't like).
Cool slider.. very well designed after w850 and w580...
its good to see another slider frm SE ...
My upgrade is due next month. Do i wait until what should be august for this phone to come out?
There isnt much on the market in terms of design and functionality at the moment.
In my view the only competitors being the N95 and U600, but everyone has one and i like originality. So i think i will wait. I just hope it comes out sooner rather than later.
Do you think the S500 will have the pedometer feature like the W580?
I like the S500 design better.
planning to get this beauty,but does it have radio or not?specs say no but picture of interface shows radio icon.i'm confused...can someone comment on this?thx
Smart-looking s500 breaks no records. Lack of cybershot cam, flash and RDS FM radio makes it a no no for me
The phone simply amazing! A walkman button would have made me buy it ( when it releases ). Although it does have the walkman2 player I think the walkman button is very necessary for music listeners.
s series?is it new from se?anyway it look very cool...but how bout da the prize??
Spent quite some time with this phone the other day. Must firstly say that compared
to the W580, the S500 has a TFT display that's about twice as bright as the W850.
The design is lightweight and slim, I was especially impressed by the lighting effects of the black unit. Lastly, the navigation button isn't a jog wheel, sorry to dissapoint anyone out there (incl. myself)
Great phone anyways, but a downpurchase from the W850.
Oh man..I'm in lurv!! I was gonna get the w880 but I'll will for this one..it looks good and its soooo beautiful!
Actually iam SonyEricsson phones fan i like only SonyEricsson phones they r all cool S500 is good looking better irda and fm are available in this phone