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alaScore 74

29 reviews

Jun, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of BENQ A500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BENQ A500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

14 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: Vladimir Fokin (

BenQ A500


Steadily, the company of BenQ has been widening its model line. And a regular product is BenQ A500. That is a clamshell with a small integrated antenna, a VGA camera and two colour displays

A coupled volume button is placed on the left side surface, being small and placed uncomfortably, you'll have to search for it, since your finger won't cover it at a conversation. A camera button is placed a bit below. The very top features a headset...

Sep, 2005

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by: reddot (

TNK A500 Ergonomic Chair


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Product Specifications

The A500 allows you to record video for those spontaneous moments. When done recording, you can play back all your videos right on your A500. With the BenQ A500 mobile phone, you call the shots. Wouldn't it be great if a call from your best friend was announced to you with more than just a name, number, or your usual ring tone? With BenQ's Video Caller ID, you can link a video clip, an animated version of your buddy's visage, or pair a screen capture with a voice memo, to create a unique call alert for each person. With 3D face morph II - BenQ's new crazy Facemation software, now you can add cool and funky animations over friend's photos. Just choose one of the 10 "expressive" effects to amuse or outrage! The A500 Facemation feature not only magic, but definitely good for many laughs. The 16MB of dedicated storage space allows you to store up to 1000 photos or 240 seconds of video, for a photo or movie album right on your phone. The remaining 4MB of storage space lets you keep up to 500 phone book entries, and 1000 text messages and scheduler tasks. There is also a special area for Java games and ring tone downloads too. The A500's built-in 300K pixel camera gives you digital zoom up to 8x, as well as 8 exposure levels to play with. You can adjust contrast, white balance, and exposure times as well as use a number of scene modes and real-time special effects to make your photos picture perfect. Day or night, indoors or outdoors, capture the scene before your eyes as it is, or let your imagination take over. The A500 lets you send out personalized MMS messages to all your family and friends. Show off your video clips, morphed masterpieces, photos or animations to tickle some ones funny bone. You can also add text, music or some heartfelt words you've just recorded. Whatever you do, don't keep it to yourself. Big and beautiful inside: The A500's spacious LCD screen gives you exquisitely crisp image quality and luscious icons, while the mesmerizing blue glow of the keys and color-coded menu makes using the BenQ A500 simple and easy. On the outside: Key information without flipping open the A500 and steal a glance at the outer screen with its flashy animated icons. Use the screen to preview your photos with the convenient side buttons.


Antenna Type:External


Standby Time (PB):180hours
Talk Time (PB):180minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera
Integrated Components:Digital camera
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Not specified
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Infrared (IrDA)

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:1.9in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.8cm
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:0.3Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:500names & numbers
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