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Design
ModelSony Ericsson S500
Form factorSlider
Weight94 gram
Dimensions (HxWxD) 99 x 47 x 14mm
Operating SystemOther
Communication
Networks2G - 850/900/1800/1900
HSCSDNo
GPRS/EDGE Yes/Yes
UMTSNo
HSPA/HSPA+ No/No
WiMAXNo
LTE (4G light)No
WLAN / Wi-FiNo
Wi-Fi HotspotNo
Wi-Fi DirectNo
SMS/MMS/Email Yes/Yes/Yes
Connectivity
HDMI outNo
USB portNo
MHLNo
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth versionNA
DLNANo
GPS/Glonass No/No
ANT+No
IrDANo
NFCNo
Camera
3.5 mm audio connectorNo
CameraYesExample photos
Camera resolution2 Megapixels. 4x digital zoom
Image StabilizationNo
BSI sensorNo
Camera Flash/LightNo
Flash typeNA
Video recordingYes
Video capture resolutionNA
Display
Second CameraNA
Display size2 inches
TouchscreenNo
Colour displayYes
Number of colours262,144
Display resolution (WxH) 240 x 320 pixels
PPI200
Second DisplayNA
Hardware
CPUNA
GPUNA
Memory12MB. Expandable with Memory Stick Micro (M2) card
Micro SIMNo
Dual SIMNo
Multimedia
MP3Yes
Ringtones / Music file formatPolyphonic
JavaYes
GamesYes. Java
FM RadioNo
Power management
BatteryNA
Standby time (h)370
Talktime (m)540
Features
Wireless ChargingNo
Browser2.0 XHTML
CalendarYes
VoicedialingNo
IP CodeNA
Predictive textYes
RSS readerNo
VoicememoYes
PC SynchronizationYes
SyncMLNo
WebsiteWebsite 
Price history
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By iwantfatty on Jun 06 2008
Technically Great, but physically weak

Pros
* Looks amazing not just the phone itself, the themes also look great very clean and bright* Great screen, very responsive and intuitive UI - not that these things won’t be found on almost every other SE phone* Camera also appears good for 2MP, although lacks even an LED light for low light photos* As a phone it performs very well, amazing call quality, sms messaging is also very nice


Cons
* Feels like you could snap it in one hand, the build quality is very questionable - not had broken keys yet, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they exploded at any given moment* Battery life is not what I had hoped, I was hoping at least 7 days out of the 15 day quoted standby life, I get 3 days at most

Conclusion
Although kept out of the limelight by many build quality issues, this phone is 'just' good enough to get away with it. This is helped by the continuingly falling price.

Verdict
4 (out of 5)




By henrikwl on Jul 10 2007
Stylish mid- to low-end phone

Pros
- Aesthetics are emphasized - the phone itself looks good, and the themes and menus work to further the phones impression as an aesthetician's phone.

Cons
- Not the best build quality. A bit wobbly slider mechanism and uneven keypad backlighting.

Conclusion
This phone is for people who are realistic about their needs. It hasn't got 3G, WiFi, bazillion MP camera with autofocus and all the whiz, but then again - if you know you don't need these things it's not a problem. It's got the "standard" set of features for SE phones a step up on the price-range ladder. It's not a smart phone. It's not a low-end phone either. It's right there in between - and it's beautiful.The wobbly slider mechanism and uneven backlighting could be due to a bad production batch - or it could be because it's just a $180 phone. Either way, the phone has enough to offer that this becomes acceptable.If you don't care about the latest technology, but would rather have a phone that looks good and doesn't set you back $400, this phone is definitely for you.

Verdict
5 (out of 5)


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