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Samsung Z500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 365 reviews of Samsung Z500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and camera. The usability and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the reception and battery. Reviews are divided on the sound.

size, portability, usability, camera, design

battery, reception

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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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

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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

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Samsung Z500



battery life

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

Samsung Z500


small good camera

poor sound always an echo

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications


FM radio: No
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic


Built-in camera: Yes
Front camera:Y
Main camera resolution:1152 x 864
Main camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:1152 x 864
Rear camera resolution (numeric):1
Second camera: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:1.2
Infrared data port: Yes


Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:176 x 220
External display:LCD
External display number of colors:65536 colors
External display number of colours:65536 colours
External display resolution:80 x 64
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery performance:960
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):270
Talk time (2G):3


Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:50
Maximum memory card size:1


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


3G: Yes
Data network:3G, GPRS

Other Features

Playable formats:MP3/AAC/ACC+
Playback formats:MP3/AAC/ACC+
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Clamshell
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes


Battery Capacity:960
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):270
Talk time (2G):3

Weight & Dimensions