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Samsung Z500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 400 reviews of Samsung Z500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and usability are overall positive. The screen and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability and battery, and there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

size, design, screen, usability, camera

battery, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Z500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (ocworkbench)

SGH-Z500 GSM Triband-WCMDA Camera ...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (

Samsung Z500


The release date is not known at present, but the Sanmsung Z500 should cause quite a stir when it hits the streets and can be compared against other, bulkier 3G handsets. Although this has a very low key design (unlike the headline grabbing SGH-Z130)...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Nigel Freitas (

Samsung Z500


Who said 3G phones have to be big and clunky? Samsungs latest 3G offering, the SGH-Z500 is a compact flip phone that claims the title as the world's s...

The smallest 3G phone we have seen, Two cameras, Transflash expansion slot

No FM radio, Low battery life

The Z500 will be welcome to news to long suffering 3G consumers, who have until now had to put up with bulky sized phones.

Oct, 2005

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Samsung Z500 review


The Z500 is significantly cheaper than the E870, but it has a well-made flip.

Dec, 2006

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Samsung SGH-Z500


It's very hard to find any faults or problems with the Samsung Z500. Although none of its features are particularly outstanding, it combines all the necessary components of a handset into a neat petite package. This handset's feature set is likely to...

Nov, 2005

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Samsung SGH-Z500 3G Phone Review


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Consumer review by: kate (

found the buttons much easier to text compared to other phones


I found that the phone was a bit too chunky and heavy compared to other flip open mobile phones and therefore it isn't the sort of phone you can keep in your pocket - but it is easy to use and I found the buttons much easier to text compared to other...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: stvn69 (

All in all a very user friendly phone


When I first looked at this phone I was impressed with its look and noticed it was a very nice phone, some reviews say the 1.0 Megapixel camera is the only thing that lets this phone down. I was suprised after reading these reviews as the phone actua...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: sonakaka (



After having used logically designed phones such as Motorolas and Nokias I found this phone to have nice jingles and funny moving icons that I thought were fun at first and then it started grating more and more and more. The alarm and calendar...

Very cute interface that is initially endearing, very lightweight

Very frustrating interface that eventually leaves you so frustrated you end up wanting to smash it with a hammer, battery life not very good, very poor connectivity

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Alison (

Samsung Z500


Small but still with a bit of weight - personal preference but I prefer a phone with a bit more substance! Also like the calendar and diary layout

The battery life is a bit too short

Jan, 2006

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


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: Yes


A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: 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

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:3 / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable