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Samsung SGH F500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Samsung SGH F500. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the durability and size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and reliability. Reviews are divided on the design.

usability, price, portability, size, durability

screen, reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SGH F500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung SGH F500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on There are some critical comments about the price.


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung SGH-F500 Review


The Ultra video can really catch the eye by its dual face design, as well as by the rotating lower part. It is indeed a terrific concept for this type of device and serving perfectly the goal of making impression, but we regret to say that its...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: CHONG JINN XIUNG (

Samsung SGH F500


The Samsung Ultra Video SGH-F500 is the ultimate personal multimedia device. It is the first phone to support the DivX codec, allowing users to view a large array of video content including MPEG-4, H.264, WMV and AVI files. It also has a PMP function...

Good music and video playback; long battery life

Screen still too small; text still difficult to read on the phone; weak camera; uses proprietary headphones

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


The F500 is a great example of a device that promises so much, yet ultimately fails to deliver. It's a nice idea, but in an already overpopulated mobile market, the F500 has too many flaws to make an impact.

DivX support, included DivX converter software, great multimedia display, case doubles as a back-up battery

Design, implementation and cross-over between phone and multimedia functions, expensive, steep learning curve, no 3.5mm headphone jack, battery not removable

Nov, 2007

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Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Samsung F500 Power Pet Easy review


More technology than almost every other vacuum cleaner, but it still copes with the basics

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Ella Morton (

Samsung F500


Run your eyes down the specs list for the tri-band, HSDPA F500 and you'll probably think it sounds like a top-notch device. So did we, until we got the chance to use one.

DivX files look great and software is easy to use ; Comes with a backup battery and TV-Out cable

Too expensive ; Phone screen is too small ; Media player interface is not intuitive ; Daggy look

Reviewer's note: You'll notice that our Samsung F500 video reflects a more complimentary view of the phone. This was our first look at the device, before we had a chance to use it daily for two weeks. Now that it's been a fortnight, this is our final...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Oleg Kononosov (

Samsung F500


Of all major makers, Samsung is the first that has tried to cooperate with DivX, and the handset in question is only the first go, which is likely to be followed by more solutions. It is unclear whether other manufacturers will follow in the footstep...

Samsung has already made it a rule to include Picsel Viewer into its phones – this app allows the user to view MS Office documents and PDF only, no editing. Also, with this viewer you can zoom in/out and rotate documents. An important notice – unlike...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Your Mobile Phone Reviews UK (yourmobilephonereviews)

Samsung F500 3G Phone


The F500 Ultra Video 3G mobile phone has been designed by Samsung with entertainment in mind. The handset has a unique & stylish design which allows the user to use the double sided controls to suit their operating needs. The reversible controls can be...

Consumer review by: abud77 (

The Multi Function Two Face Samsung SGH-F500


Not merely simply mere nonsense. Samsung SGH-F500 is equipped by divx codec (xvid). So that enable us to play the file of AVI and MPEG4 file xvid extension. Video divx format, in all resolution can be played here. Of course with existence of resizing...

Rich of multimedia feature


Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Setyven (

bring smaller video with DivX


Samsung SGH F500 is the first mobile phone using the DivX, a video compression format that can be of high quality video to optimize the storage ¼ times smaller than the format video / film normal. In addition, the Samsung SGH F500 also has a rotating...

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Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: p4cul (

sgh f500


Samsung SGH F500 is a mobile phone equipped with high DivX. Samsung SGH F500 is the first mobile phone using the DivX, a video compression format that can be of high quality video to optimize the storage ¼ times smaller than the format video / film...

first mobile phone using DivX


Nov, 2008

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client:Windows Media Player


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:2

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable