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Sony Ericsson S500I

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2399 reviews of Sony Ericsson S500I. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are overall positive. The design and size are also appreciated, whereas the reception and reliability get less positive comments. The screen and camera get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson S500I is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson S500I

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Sony Ericsson S500I from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the camera and usability are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

size, price, design, usability, camera

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson S500i Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black/GreenSony Ericsson S500i Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black/Green

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson S500I

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Ericsson S500I from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The sound and camera are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability and performance.

usability, camera, sound, design, size

performance, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson S500i Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, Memory Stick Micro Slot--U.S. Version with Warranty (Mysterious Green)Sony Ericsson S500i Unlocked Cell Phone with 2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, Memory Stick Micro Slot--U.S. Version with Warranty (Mysterious Green)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson S500i review

 

Sony Ericsson is known for its elegant and beautifully designed phones, and the S500i is no exception. Its sleek and sexy slider design sports a unique aesthetic that makes it look like it belongs in a high-end boutique rather than a cell phone store....

The Sony Ericsson S500i is a beautifully designed handset with a slew of multimedia features that include a 2-megapixel camera plus a music player. Performance was great, as well.

The Sony Ericsson S500i has a rather fragile keypad, plus it's on the expensive side.

The Sony Ericsson S500i is a stylish phone with a lot of sex appeal plus a decent feature set, but its high price and iffy controls make it less than desirable.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Sony Ericsson S500i

 

The S500i is easily one of the best budget priced handsets on the market, and has all the features you'd expect in a more expensive model, even if none of them are standouts.

It's one of the sexiest handsets around, Easy to use, Excellent call quality, Music player with excellent headphones

No 3G, No 3.5mm headphone input

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Sony Ericsson S500i Review

 

Sony Ericsson refreshes its mobile phone�s lineup every 2 or 3 months launching new devices on different markets and for different targets. This time, the S500i handset seems to be intended for fashionistas and is available in 2 colors: "Mysterious...

By far, the design of the phone makes up for all the major drawbacks that the slider might have. I believe that manufacturing a fashion phone might prove more difficult than producing a full-feature high-end phone. While lacking some important...

I believe the most "unattractive" flaw that can be found in this slider is the easy to crack keypad. This is a major drawback (see the Nokia N76 case) that might force Sony Ericsson to entirely withdraw all its shipped stocks of S500i handsets or start...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Amanda Lian (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Ericsson S500i

 

The Sony Ericsson S500i mobile phone features a nature theme and comes complete with interchanging colors to match seasons or your mood.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Stylish design for those on a budget.

 

At this price the S500i is reasonable value, but it doesn't boast any outstanding features. Its design should appeal, but the keypad and controls may pose some problems.

Price, ease of use, excellent display, light effect feature, A2DP Bluetooth

Questionable design of controls and keypad, no 3G, proprietary headphone jack

May, 2009

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti and Nico Bell-Romero (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Ericsson S500i

 

Stylish design for those on a budget.

Price, ease of use, excellent display, light effect feature, A2DP Bluetooth

Questionable design of controls and keypad, no 3G, proprietary headphone jack

At this price the S500i is reasonable value, but it doesn’t boast any outstanding features. Its design should appeal, but the keypad and controls may pose some problems.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson S500i

 

A slider for every season? Sony thinks so, but is Sandra won over?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Ericsson S500i review

 

Sony Ericsson has answered the call of nature and designed its latest fashion slider, the S500i, around flora and fauna

The S500i isn’t a natural born fashion phone and fails miserably at stealing the limelight from catwalk kings like the LG Shine

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson S500i review

 

A sliderphone that knows how to attract attention

Novel colour and lighting combinations ; Swappable M2 card memory expansion option ; Good value for money features

No 3G ; Camera lacks autofocus and flash ; Plastic cover a bit squeaky

An attractive choice for the style-conscious, but leaves a bit to be desired in terms of features

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony Ericsson S500i

 

Sony Ericsson is obviously taking a lot of pride in designing their phones to look and feel really flashy. The S500i is no exception at all. It may look like a simple slider phone at first glance, but believe me when I say it looks nothing like that...

The S500i is actually a really good phone for a street price of around Rs. 10,500. But the biggest problem is you’re going to have to charge the darn battery at least two times each day. Yes it really is that bad. I can’t attribute it to being a faulty...

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: No
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:72
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Call Management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Zoom capability:4x

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2
Display number of colors:0.262144 / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery performance:930
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BST-38
Standby time (2G):370
Talk time (2G):9

Memory

Flash card support:No / Yes
Flash memory:2000
Internal memory:12

Messaging

E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: No

Networking

2G standards:Edge
Bluetooth: Yes
Data network:EDGE / EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Browser supported:NetFront
Bundled software:NetFront
Interface:USB
Java technology: Yes
Networking Type:GSM / GSM, EDGE
Operating frequency:850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 900, 1800, 1900
Playable formats:MP3, AAC
Playback formats:MP3, AAC
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Wireless Technology:EDGE

Performance

Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list

Phone Features

Form Factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Phone features

Text prediction system:T9

Power

Battery Capacity:930
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BST-38
Standby time (2G):370
Talk time (2G):9

Storage

Internal memory:12

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Gold / Green / Purple / Yellow
Device lock: Yes

Video

Video compression formats:3GP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.551 / 1.85 / 1.89 / 3.9
Height:0.551 / 0.669 / 3.9
Weight:3.32
Width:1.85 / 3.9 / 4.02