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Sony Ericsson S500I

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2397 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. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The design and size also get good comments. Many are negative about the reception and reliability. There are mixed views on the screen and camera.

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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. Views about the camera and usability are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

size, price, design, usability, camera

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

Sep, 2019

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. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The sound and camera are also appreciated. Many are critical 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.

Sep, 2019

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 : Mobile Fone Reviews (mobilefonereviews.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson S500i

 
Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Sony Ericsson S500i Review - Mobile Phones

 

sony ericsson s500i review: What the S500i lacks in the high-end gadgetry of its competition, it makes up for it in style, ease-of-use and its budget price tag.

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

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.

Jan, 2008

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