ok, so this isnt the worst phone in the world...honestly..charger does not always charge, but it gets great service when you have at least three bars. pretty good reception as well. You dont get missed calls when the phone is off, but hey, there are worst phones out there. Go for a motorola or a samsung if you prefer.
wel i think its useless coz it doesnt have infrared or bluetooth either! how can we develop our pictures if it doesnt have? huh!
okay. so this has got to be one of the crappiest phones i've had yet.
i've had it for a year and a half, it seemed pretty decent when i first got it, but many people complained to me that it's a "brick"..
well it IS true that the phone will survive no matter how many times you drop it, even dropping it from a certain height, i mean, the cover may fall apart and whatnot, but it still works as usual.
however, it keeps hanging up my calls, and i barely ever have signal. the battery life is too short, and camera/video quality are horrible! the speaker is great though--quite clear.
the charging sometimes doesnt connect for some reason, so you have to play around with it all the time, which is very annoying and tedious.
i also bought 2 usb cables for it..however my phone doesnt recognize either cables, and i've tried them for other sony ericsson phones and they dont work..
anyway..it gets scratched up easily, even the LCD screen.
i dont recommend buying this; save your money elsewhere
umm..my grandpa gave me this fone..it was really cute though..but i thing it's like, the signal is so low or just......none..when i'm asking my sister if her phone had no signal..she told me that my phone has a little bit.....not good..it has errors and stuffs...but it really is cute though..
okayy so i love this phone but i seriously like broke it .... i threw it the first time and it just scratched a lil but the second time it cracked a lil and third time it seriously broke in two.. i can close it now but the screen in the front doesnt work. i was so mad but i guess if i dont want to talk to anyone i just gotta hang up on them lol.. but oh well. but just like the other peeps were saying your phone does drop lots of calls and shuts off sometimes and camera sucks! but the good things are the speaker phone and you can record your own ring tones... i personally love that! i also have all my friends say its way to big and that its like a brick but i call it my vcr lol.. but if they made one with out all the defects and smaller i would totally buy another one!!!
i love this phone! ive had it for 1 year and a half now. and its been so much! ive thrown it across my room and its been dropped billions of times (literally). yes the paint does peel off and it scratches easily. my cover comes off when i flip it open, but that only started a couple months ago. but its a very fun and nice phone. and the buttons are super easy for texting!
I wish I had never bought this stupid phone or believed the rep who sold it to me! I just read the other reviews and mine is the same: battery doesn't last, drops calls for no reason (tower in sight), don't receive calls until days later on voice mail, doesn't give time/date message left, on and on. I got NO help from Cingular reps at 4 different stores on batteries! BUT they WILL sell me a new phone at $170! Let's not forget the fact that you can accidentally hit a button by mistake and all of a sudden a charge of $9.99 or $5.99 or more comes up on your phone bill that you had no idea you activated something and they would NOT work with me to take off the charges! I AM LIVID (BAD WORDS CAN'T USE HERE) AND I CAN'T WAIT TIL I HAVE THE MONEY TO CANCEL MY CONTRACT AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!
Sigh. Phone initially seemed like it had a
decent mix of fun features and functionality
but this is the second one I'm on and beyond
the previously stated charging issues, the
fact that it drops calls randomly for no
reason whatsoever, that it sometimes will
not receive a call when in clear sight of a
cell tower, that it will go into silent
mode by itself (yet in the menu it will say
it is in ring mode), that it will sometimes
decide to tell you about a voicemail you
received several days after it was left are
all reasons I'd recommend staying away from
this particular phone. I notice that the
reviews here are balanced between people
who've had it for 1-4 days who love it and
people who've lived with it more than just
a few days who hate it. I hear this was
Sony-Ericssons' first phone of this type
and it shows. Next time I'll go back to
Motorola since this just is too unreliable
for daily use and whoever thought a camera
that displays blurry and indistinct images
was a good thing should have had their
lapels yanked. Good riddance. It even
has my wife calling my work cell phone
because she knows the Z500 doesn't do
I had my first phone for about 9 months, then it started blacking out, battery life was always low very quickly and I couldn't press the number keys to make a call. Cingular sent me a replacement phone and now it drops all calls (we have the least dropped calls......it's a lie). I am currently awaiting another replacement phone. I am eagerly awaiting to see the problems I get from this one. Worst phone I've had in my life.
I have had a lot of problems with this phone. Im actually on my second one, (it had to be replaced once). It has pretty crappy reception . I am now getting a new phone because for some reason it will not shut off (I have to take the battery out). Otherwise I guess its an ok phone. But, I wouldn't recomend buying it.
this is a great little phone, got it for my birthday, i've more than dropped the thing(landed near a train track), and it's never broken has no memory slot, but who cares, i've got hundreds of pictures on my phone and everyone asks just how much memory i've got
I have owned this phone for 2 years now, and I have to say, this phone has taken its punishment like a champ. I'm sure you've read other people's reviews about dropping this phone, and well, I have also lost my grip on this phone on occassion. This phone is definitetly a dependable phone, there are a few faults as far as quality like the camera definetly isn't the best, and it's a little slow going through the menus on occassion. Also, like others have said, the paint chips off a little, but that's the same as owning a car for 15 years where I live in NY and not expecting it to rust. But I would say there are more pros than cons on this phone and the best part of this phone is the way it is constructed. It would be hard to find a Motorola or another brand of cell phone that is built as good as this one. Trust me.
Judging by what I have read so far, and the problem I am having I beleive a recall needs to be done on this phone. The way they designed the charger cable, and how it connects to the phone is ridiculous. It has been a problem almost as soon as I bought it, not only do I have to fiddle with the plug for a long time just to get it to start charging, if it moves at all it disconnects and will not charge. Then, since it is just 2 metal plates on the bottom of the phone, and it spends a lot of time in my pocket, these plates get dirty, causing the connection to be even worse! I have to clean these plates with a q-tip dipped in alchohol on a regular basis, just to have a clean place for these retarded prongs to attempt to even connect. Worst charger ever!
Other than that, I love the phone, it has great features, and is really sturdy. I just wish they would do a recall on the assinine charging capabilities.
I love this phone because of its look. Mine is blue and it's beautiful.
I also got the USB cable so I customized it as I wanted.
It's not perfect though. Only 6MB, so you can't have much themes, mp3, video and pics stored. K700 is the same thing but it's got 41MB. So next week I'm exchanging my z500 for a K700 and I'll just pay 40$ extra
i love this phone it is the best phone i ever had if u need a phone buy this 1
great phone, very durable. i have no problems with it other than what the others have said about the paint peeling off. and one more thing, the buttons are hard to press. my fingers start to ache when i play games on it for too long. not that i can put that many games in it, as the memory is small. but overall, not bad, for the price. or at least it's not a digital camera.
THE ABSOLUTE WORST PHONE!!!! i've only had it a few months and the battery keeps running out!! if i charge it over night and take it out in the morning and not touch it all day in the evening the battery would be almost out!! not to mention the camera is terrible and almost every day there is a problem. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!
Easy to use, never drops calls, but it's true the paint is chipping off as others said, it's slow when navigating the menus. I try not to open and close it very often, or will have the sensation that it will break in two some day. But anyways I love it!.
I got my Z500 for free when I got the Cingular contract. I havent had any problems with it. I assume everyone understands what they are buying as far as camera quality etc. Some people just don't take of the things they have. For example, I have a Mitsubishi Eclipse 1997 that still looks really good and another guys looks like crap. It's more about the owner then the product itself.