Sony Ericsson K500i Review
Review: September 2004.
The Sony Ericsson K500i is a compact and lightweight phone that incorporates
a great range of multimedia features: an integrated video camera and
a big colour screen are top of the list. The screen has 65,000 colours,
which is more than most comparable phones, and using TFT technology
makes it very bright and vivid, even in bright sunlight. The screen
has a 128 x 160 pixel resolution and is nearly 2 inches across, so it
does justice to the photos and videos taken with the camera. Compared
with the more expensive K700i,
the screen is not quite as sharp, but it's still an excellent screen.
The camera can be activated in one click, with one more click to take
a picture. Sony Ericsson's QuickShare technology enables you to
easily share pictures and videos with your PC or other phones, using
email, MMS or data cable.
The user interface has been redesigned to use animated icons, which
look cool and aid navigation. The quality and size of the screen help
to make navigation straightforward. A five-way joystick is another welcome
feature. The speed of the user interface has also been improved since
the T610/T630 and now shows no signs of delays or pauses.
The K500i comes with a built-in media player for playing MP3 music
and video downloads. Another fun feature of the phone is 3D gaming,
using the joystick control and MP3 sound to add oomph to the gaming
experience. The 40-voice polyphonic ringtones are better than those
on the T630, which uses 32-voice ringtones.
The memory available is 12 Mbytes, which is acceptable but not oustanding,
especially for a phone with both video playback and and MP3 player.
With no option to expand the memory, 12 Mbytes may prove to be a limitation.
The K500i can be viewed as the "little brother" of the K700i.
The K700i is an all-singing, all-dancing phone that is better specified
than the K500i. The K700i benefits from an even larger screen, Bluetooth,
an FM radio, and a speakerphone. Nevertheless, the K500i offers a lot,
costs less and weighs less. Compared with other phones in its class,
the K500i excels! Now replaced by the K510i.
Features of the Sony Ericsson K500i include:
- Screen: TFT display, 65,536 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
- Built-in video camera with VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) digital
- Sound recorder
- MP3 player / video player (MPEG4)
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Ringtone composer (MusicDJ)
- Embedded & downloadable Java games
- 3D games
- MMS (multimedia messaging) with MMS templates
- Predictive text input
- Wallpaper & screensaver
- Picture phonebook
- Connectivity: USB, Infrared
- Sync ML
- Synchronisation PC
- Memory: 12 Mbytes
- WAP 2.0, GPRS
- High Speed Data (HSCSD - up to 28.8 kbps)
- Vibration alert
- Triband (GSM 1800, GSM 900, GSM 1900)
- Size: 102 x 46 x 14 mm
- Weight: 80g
- Talktime: 7 hours
- Battery standby: 12 days
Sony Ericsson K500i User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by poopy face from scotland on 9th Jan
This phone is amazing, it's got a great camera (even though that it
will go fuzzy in dark areas but the phone's too good to hate). The games
are great, the themes are great, hmmm, anything else i have not mentioned
is probably great too!:D. Anyone giving this phone 3 stars or under,
i will personally come and put you in a wheelbarrow, take u to a nut
house, ring the bell and run!!!
Reviewed by Tone Loc from UK on 9th Jan 2005
I have to say that I think this is a super little phone, and well worth
every penny. My son has bought himself one ( he's 11 years old ) and
he picked up straighaway. I went with him to look at phones as he orginally
wanted a flip phone, but looking at what was on offer, what each phone
could do, the price etc, this was by far the best one out there. At
the time, he bought on PAYG on Orange for 80gbp, which was a gret deal.
For his age group, which want flashy gimmicks, its got the lot, and
it makes and receives calls fine. I've sat anbd played with it, the
screen size is great, as well as the functionality. Its aslo much smaller
than I imagined it to be, very light, easy to use and at that price
- a real bargain. If you're int he market for aphone in that price range,
you can't go wrong with this, highly recommended.
Reviewed by aaron from england on 8th Jan 2005
this phone is the daddy of all phones
Reviewed by avid merrion from czech rep. on 6th
BEST FONE AROUND AT THE MO BUY IT OR BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF !!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by RAHUL from INDIA on 6th Jan 2005
I GOT THIS PHONE AS A GIFT ON MY 19TH BIRTHDAY. AND I LOVED IT VERY
MUCH AS ALL THE THINGS OF ENTERTAINMENT IS THERE INSIDE THIS PHONE.
THANKS TO SONY ERICSSON TO MANUFACTURE THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by ellie from england on 6th Jan 2005
Heya i got this phone for xmas its really gd although the video picture
isnt perfect but its is ok, the camera is pretty good i like that you
can record your own ringtones which is a bonus i like how colourful
the actual phone can be! i really recommend this to beginners as it
is really easy to use and to younger people because it is great for
Reviewed by matthew from england on 5th Jan 2005
its a brill phone the feutures are great but its buttons are small the
video recording is as long as u want its sexy
Reviewed by shaun from england on 5th Jan 2005
this phone was a £100.00 pound and i thought it was the best value
for money phone ive ever seen.it only has 12 megabytes of memory but
once you go through the picture files and sort through the ones you
dont want,all you have to do is delete them which frees up your memory.ive
deleted lots of unwanted clips,sounds and pictures and i have about
25-30 mbytesof memory.EASY
Reviewed by leanne last from england on 4th Jan
I really like this phone, i got it for christmas. The only problem is
that I don't know how to download MP3's onto it. Other than that it
is a mega brilliant phone, it's everything you need in one tiny space.
Reviewed by becky from - on 4th Jan 2005
I love dis fne i gt it 4 xmas and i avent put it down since!
Reviewed by anna from rainy ol' england on 4th
i got this phone a week after xmas, so far i am very pleased with it.
being a young person, image ment everything of course, lol. i had to
have the best lookin phone, obviously! but not just the look appealed
to me, a few of my friends have the T610 (i think)and that is better
than most of the ** new ** nokia, motorolla phones out! the only down
side to this phone is the small battery life and the texting, it takes
a long for a letter to come up, but maybe because i'm not used to it!
all in all however i am v. please with this phone and for £90
i'd say it's worth it! gudbye xxx
Reviewed by Garry from England on 3rd Jan 2005
Agree with da rest of the reviews.. this fone is amazin - it has a camera,
which gives u gr8 photos and vids, 3D games, an MP3 player (wuld sum1
tell me how to get mp3s on2 it please lol .. not wrked it out yet lol,)and
PLENTY more stuff! What more culd u want, and u can get it all for a
v low price!?!
Reviewed by georgeoid from uk on 3rd Jan 2005
jsut an update. the camera is much better than a samsung e700. good
to know isn't it.
Reviewed by Iain from ENGLAND on 3rd Jan 2005
Hello i got this phone for christmas and i havn't stoped playing on
it, its so good has video and the camera quality is outstanding! its
small and fits in my pocket it sounds and looks better than the K700i
so im happy if people i looking for a cheap good looking easy phone
i reccomend this one because its fantastic!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by mati from england on 3rd Jan 2005
had anybody got usb cabl for a k500i that works i need to know wer to
get 1 frm has any1 actually got real songs on ther phone (mp3's) i really
wanna use the mp3 player some1 tell me plz or leave there msn address
so they can explain in full thanks great phone by the way
Reviewed by George from England on 2nd Jan 2005
i got this fone for christmas and have loved it since. Have plenty of
pictures and still have 10 meg space. so stop moaning cause it aint
got bluetooth and by it its one hundred squid where i come from. so
what have you got to loose.
Reviewed by georgeoid from uk on 2nd Jan 2005
this phone is amazing. the loudspeaker is very loud and sound recording
playback is amazing. the camera is one of the best in this sector. my
only problem with the phone is its tiny memory. ive already used up
half or it and ive had it for about 2 weeks. othe than that its great.
it looks so much better that the k700. i would advises u to buy one.
i really would.
Reviewed by MEIRION from ENGLAND on 21st Dec 2004
THE REST ARE GOBBLEDEGOOK BUT THIS IS DA KING
Reviewed by Homer from U.K on 20th Dec 2004
IO think that this phone ius really good the camera is excellen and
the video is great. I got it on O2 and I think that this is the best
deal around. 120 for 20 credit and the phone with new number it is great
get or be ashamed.
Reviewed by Hesham from Egypt on 19th Dec 2004
Actually , it is a very good phone if you compare it to other brands
from the performance , capabilities and the price. You can consider
it as the last step before Symbian phones as it has MP3 player , cool
camera and video and you can to it applications , themes and ringtones.
I think I should share this info with you , The specs in the site say
that it doesn't contain a speakerphone as the K700i.It is somehow hidden.
You can activate the speakerphne while the you are having a call by
pressing the Navigation key and choosing the speakerphone from the menu
Reviewed by Mo from Belgium on 18th Dec 2004
I fell ma throath's a bit clogged up coz of dis fone, nothing more to
say but that is Fantabulous!
Reviewed by azeem ud din from pakistan on 18th
it is amazing phone and its cemara result is very good not like a samsundg
mobiles buts its good so get it phone hurry RS:12,900 rupees and its
better the nokia 6610 for more information contact me firstname.lastname@example.org......
Reviewed by khazar from roumania on 17th Dec 2004
it is the best phone u can buy (if u don't need bluetooth)
Reviewed by Gaz and Jaz from England on 16th Dec
Its a sexy phone wit all the trimmings , it looks good but the only
thing is that its not flip and no fm radio . Its a sorted , sexy phone
Reviewed by John.W from U.K on 15th Dec 2004
I think this phone is amazing the video quality is good 12 megabytes
memory. plenty of room for videoing. excellent ringtones including gr8
MP3 ones! it has everything if you want. Its a decent camera phone and
its great if dont have a lot of money. wot r u w8ing 4, GO AND GET 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Matthew H from UK on 15th Dec 2004
My sister has just bought this phone and after having a little go with
it i can say that it is a very good phones its a very nice shape, has
a very small keypad which i like but some people might not. The games
seem to be good quality and there is a sort of multi directional pad
to use. The camera seems quite good and the recorder good too. It has
an MP3 player but we still dont know how to put tracks onto it. The
only thing that this phone lacks in my opinion is a radio which i believe
is essential. The k700i is perfect for me just a bit too expensive.
Reviewed by david from australia on 15th Dec 2004
this phone is the best phone in history it has anything you can think
of the graphics on this phone is da bomb it is way better than the K700i
so buy it mannnnnn !
Reviewed by azeem ud din from pakistan on 13th
this is amazing phone and this phone price is very comfortable this
mobile but one missing in this mobile mobile memory is very low only
8 song play in this phone why you are add in this phone memory card
Reviewed by Tony from USA on 12th Dec 2004
Nothing to say accept... GET THIS PHONE!!!
Reviewed by Chris P. Bacon from Japan on 12th
Oh my GOD!!! i hav never seen such a great phone! It is the BEST out
at the moment! i would say it's even better than the K700i! Seriously!
Reviewed by lucy from uk on 12th Dec 2004
this fone is amazing! its not bad at all its got everything and u can
do yuor video clips for as long as you want! there is nothing to complain
about!!!!! GET IT DAMMIT GET IT!!! believe me you wil reluy like it
and its no diferent to the k700i!
Reviewed by Farhan Haider from Pakistan on 11th
It have an excellent camera facility which provides high resolustion
Reviewed by Anna from Scotland on 11th Dec 2004
Fab. Very good phone!! Great pictures! i only got it 2 days ago but
i love it and its easy to use and the vidoes are fun and so are the
games (even though they are hard) i really like this phone. whats the
point in getting a K700i if you can get one just as good for cheaper!!
buty this phone for a low priced great phone!!! NOW
Reviewed by r from uk on 10th Dec 2004
coolest fone in the world 4 the cheapest price .........go get it!!
Reviewed by suz from UK on 10th Dec 2004
This fone is ACE!I am getting it for Christmas and it is so cool. For
all u teenagers like me who dnt even no what bluetooth does, who cares
if this fone duznt hav it?! Dis fone has mp3 player, digital camera
wit 4x zoom, video recording and a massive screen! All at a reeli low
price, BUY IT!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by ro from uk on 10th Dec 2004
i read al the reviews b4 i got this fone i have had it 4 a day now and
i love it!! i would absoloutly reccomend it the only small prob is the
tiny buttons so if u hav big fingers then its a no no but apart from
that it absolouty rocks and i would so so so tell u to get it it is
Reviewed by lucy from england on 10th Dec 2004
this is such a good fone! some reviews say it is bad and dnt listen
to them i went on this website to see what this fone was like and i
bought it yeaterday and i havnt put it down the camera quality is good
and you can have unlimited video lengths! you can record youre own ringtones!
which is so cool and txtin is so easy (predictive and normal) it looks
cool! and the picture is great!! the best ive seen out of all my friends
fones! believe me GET THIS PHONE cuz i was thinkin hard about it and
i dont regret it at all!!!!
Reviewed by Heidi from Finland on 10th Dec 2004
I love this phone, and there's nothing what should be done better...
So, nothing to complane at...! :D
Reviewed by Jimmy from England on 10th Dec 2004
Looking for a phone thats got loads of features, but don't have much
money? Well if yes, this is the phone for you.
Reviewed by SlipKnoT Rule!!! from england on 10th
This phone is the BEST around! it has everything you need plus much
MUCH more! and the price is sooooooo low!
Reviewed by josh from england on 8th Dec 2004
OMG THIS PHONE IS DA BEST NO MATTER ABOUT IT I DONT HAVE TO TELL U NETHIN
ITS SO LIKE D BEST NOTHIN CAN BEAT ITS PRICE ITS SO CHEAP
Reviewed by Salman from Pakistan on 7th Dec 2004
This phone is quite good....camera ia excellent...its much better than
t610 or t630 which has a pathetic 2 mb storage...and price tag is just
above t630 so dont get t630..its a waste....get this phone with a decent
12 mb...abt mp3 is concerned get a software and just decrease the quality..i
hav 8 songs in my phone and still 5 mb is empty...go get it..
Reviewed by Olga from Greece on 7th Dec 2004
Great phone, lots of functions.Having spending my whole life on Nokia
phones (and trying hard to find something new and exciting in every
new phone i was bying), I see now that K500i has excellent quality,
it differs a lot from all those Nokia-junk-phones. As for some ppl that
say that K700i is better, i only have to say that my dad owns the phone
and it's not such a big deal...My only problem is its' battery-life...too
Reviewed by Ace_Pinkstrip from Australia on 7th
Reviewed by e from uk on 6th Dec 2004
i avent had this phone for long and the first time i got it out of the
box i loved it! it is amazin compared to my old phone. if you want to
bye a really good phone for a reasonably cheap price this is the phone
Reviewed by Ant from UK on 5th Dec 2004
Having never owned a mobile (yes, there are some of us out there!) I
wanted something with a camera phone, loads of features, good looks,
great performance and within a budget of £100. I bought this phone
for £99 in UK a week ago, and have to say I love it - as well
as eveyone Ive showed this to as well. Colourful screen, nice looking
easy, fast to navigate menus and a handy joystick in the middle for
quick access to everything. The battery also lasts for ages. Just one
thing against it though, is the memory size. Its not huge and it will
only take a few MP3's before its filled up, so dont buy it for that
feature alone, or you will be disappointed, get the next model up with
more memory. A brilliant phone overall, crammed with loads of fetaures
at a great price :) Thanks Sony Ericsson.
Reviewed by W from Uk on 5th Dec 2004
i bought this phone on the 4th and it looks really good camera looks
quite clear and sharp. Recording is cool. Slight worry is battery and
turning on the phone. However for my usage the battery should be sufficient
if not brilliant. This phone gets 5 stars for looks and 4 for features.
looking for a cheap good phone i would recommend this!
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 4th Dec 2004
This is a bill fone. camera, recording, 4x zoom, amazing 3d games, great
colour display, and fab themes, only faults are: 1) No bluetooth (but
it does have infrared which is good) 2) cant turn off that GOD DAMN
shutter sound on the cam. with these two things i would give it 5 stars,
hell, if i could just have one of them it would get 5 stars, soo much
more to say obut this fone that good, but you'd just have read it all
Reviewed by J from UK on 4th Dec 2004
Initially thought this phone was really good but there's a problem with
the microphone. Can't make calls as nobody can hear on the other side
except if I use the hand-free kit. In fairness it may be a once off
problem but still I'm highly unimpressed. On the plus side, it's really
easy to navigate around (I've never used anything but a Nokia) and battery
life seems to be pretty good.
Reviewed by Ken from UK on 3rd Dec 2004
Freakin fantastic fone!!! Great 3D graphical interface with wkd themes,
gr8 camera with recording abilities, MP3 tones are crisp and LOUD! WAP
browser is FAST and easy to use. Why wouldn't you want this phone???!!!
Reviewed by ME from England on 3rd Dec 2004
Nothin special rele. a mean its jus a cheap version of the k700i theres
no radio nd well the shape is awful. it goes in at the bottom of the
phone. why make this piece of junk?
Reviewed by sophie imbush from england on 3rd
this phone is one of a kind the k700i is no better than this phone its
just got a better screen. would you pay £100 extra for a good
screen? k500i is a excellent phone the only thing that could be better
in opinion is the look of it. this is the phone that you could only
wish for its got a great prise as well and the camera is excellent the
mp3 player isnt bad either.
Reviewed by Dean from UK on 2nd Dec 2004
THIS PHONE IS QUALITY AND QUALITY.IT HAS AN EXCELLENT CAMARA AND IS
SMALL IN YOUR HAND. THE MP3 IS QUALITY IT SOUNDS LIKE UR LISTENIN TO
UR CD PLAYER.
Reviewed by Grant from UK on 2nd Dec 2004
This phone is fantastic! I've had this phone for 3 days now and it is
THE BEST!!! There isn't much else to say accept GO AND GET THIS PHONE....
Reviewed by Jeffrey from Indonesia on 2nd Dec
It's excellent phone. Cheap but where is the bluetooth???
Reviewed by Goran from Slovenia on 30th Nov 2004
This phone is'outstanding! Has a loud speaker, quality sound, battery
is pretty good, camera is outstanding,sreen is sharp... Everything about
this phone is excellent except one thing, 12MB of free space is drastically
low for a phone that has a Mp3 player,video,camera... Other than that
I'm extremly satisfied with K500i, for this price you can't get better...
Reviewed by Make from Finland on 30th Nov 2004
About this phone, I'll had to say "you'll see the quality in the price
tag". The cost of this phone was 262â,¬ when I bought it, it was cheap
given the variety of features. And it had almoust all the features I
wanted from a phone, exept Bluethooth. After using it, I fell in lave
whit the big colorfull and bright screen, and the weight, but was confused
when I realized the the memory capacity of 12mb is so small, and the
connectivity to my own computer was harder than installing Linux on
a Win computer.. So I decited that my next phone is gonna be a Symbian
OS phone. Shure there is themes in the K500i, and Java *3(haha)D* games.
Themes are all alike and games have a 5-7â,¬ price on em'. And I bought
the USB cable, and did all acording to instructions, and I couldn't
SYNC the phone to my cpu. I allso bought the speakerstand, and eneded
up yelling in my room so that the the hole house had to listen my call's.
The cons' and the pros': ----------------------------------------------------------
+Good bright screen (exellent in straight sun light) +the weight +lens
cap +wap speed, and the Java games +fast operations as a hole -------------------------------------------
-Camera, especially in bad light, grainy as hell -the small keyboard,
and the color of it. yak! -video quality -batterlife -the back cover
loosing and making sounds when controlling the phone -JOG is lousy -the
fact that it's Ericsson -about no softwear to DL into the phone -Call's
not connecting and not hearing the callers voice. :S -connecting whit
The K500i is a great mobilephone considering the price. But in this
world of smartphones and integrated megapixel cameras, save ur' money
longer and buy a smartphone like Nokia 6630 or 7610. And if ur' into
SE buy the K700i. It has it's own waresite 2. :D
Reviewed by Issy from england on 29th Nov 2004
this is the best fone ive eva had! i loved having it and im not thinking
of gettin a new fone soon it is so gd! :) BuY It!!!!!
Reviewed by Dan from Denmark on 29th Nov 2004
Hmm... I'm not quite sure if I like this phone or not... Just bought
it, and no doubt is a spectacular phone with lots of cool functions,
but ONE thing boughters me ALOT! And thats's its batteri, which I think
is awfully bad! Well, thats what I think! Do any of you others seem
to be having tha same problem? Anyway my batteri runs low very fast,
and that really ps me off, and also becuase it takes 4 hours just to
recharge it! So good, but still... hmm...
Reviewed by gary from swansea on 29th Nov 2004
THIS PHONE IS QUALITY AND QUALITY.IT HAS AN EXCELLENT CAMARA AND IS
SMALL IN YOUR HAND. THE MP3 IS QUALITY IT SOUNDS LIKE UR LISTENIN TO
UR CD PLAYER.
Reviewed by dunk from uk on 28th Nov 2004
thanx to all the people who bother to write reviews! i did good listening
to you all, this phone is tops, cant find anything to bleat about, its
all good and i,m very happy with the phone, if you thinking of getting
one, think no more! buy it
Reviewed by Beth from Uk on 28th Nov 2004
this fone is ok, but buy k700i for much better quality!!
Reviewed by David from USA on 27th Nov 2004
I have just got the Sony Ericsson K500i, and i think it is a perfect
phone, it is at at a cheap price,and it has all the gadgets and gizmoz
a person needs out of a fone. A great buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by player from on 25th Nov 2004
i think that this phone is great and amazing for the price ,my freind
used to have the k700i but i didn't see that it was value for money
so i got this one whitch is alot better valur for money...it is soo
small and compact compared to other phones ,its great :)
Reviewed by Peter Larsen from Denmark on 24th
This is a brilliant phone! Brilliant design and very slimm, only 14mm
thats just really nice. The funktions and funktionality is 5 stars,
easy to use and flashy a display. The fact that you can assign mp3 melodies
to your ring tone is way nice! The phone gives a expencive feeling when
you hold it in your hand and I am very very happy I bought it :)
Reviewed by JMD from Denmark on 24th Nov 2004
Cheapo phone - it is weird they wasted money on things like cameras
and animated icons and left out useful things like bluetooth. Do NOT
buy this phone, get a K700 instead...
Reviewed by Adi from Bosnia on 24th Nov 2004
I think that da phone is better then the k700i, it is cheaper an have
the same functions, a little bit less resolution but it still has excelent
picture quality. it crashed twice, once it was my fault, once it iced
and i had to get the battery out (couldnt turn it on without getting
the battery out), the second time i was doing actions to fast and it
just stopped, turned off, turned on and since then works excellent.
got it now for 15 days and i just can recomand it, no problem folks.
GO GET IT!!! P.S. the sound recorder works great, when playing back
the sound quality is brilliant, whitout noise, not as my n3200.
Reviewed by raf from pakistan on 23rd Nov 2004
4rm my point of view instead of spending 19000rs.on k700i v should go
4 k500i.vhich no doubt have same functions in less price with comparitively
larger display screen.its really da best
Reviewed by sajid kha wardag from pakistan on
23rd Nov 2004
k 5ooi is dashing looking phone with camera i really love it
Reviewed by Ateeq from Pakistan on 20th Nov 2004
Few days erlier i got k500i the new phone i feel it is a marvalous phone
because it is friendly user phone and its working very nice and highly
perfect. only one negative point is that it has very low memory (only
12mb)so quite imposible to run mp3 smoothly.
Reviewed by Piglet from UK on 18th Nov 2004
This is a beast of a phone just a shame about the limited choice of
messege ringtones, I was wonderin if n e knew how to get mp3 ringtones
to work for messeges aswell???????
Reviewed by Mr President from UK on 17th Nov 2004
This goddamn phone lousy headset has only one earpiece BoUGHT it for
25 BUCKS totally unsatisfied screw it sony ericsson
Reviewed by Jodie from england on 16th Nov 2004
A fantastic phone any person at any age would have alot of fun with
this phone but is still very practical!!i love it!!
Reviewed by cobain k500i rulz from singapore on
16th Nov 2004
this is the best phone u can get ur life its not like stupid sharp [especially]or
samsung or even motorola.Will look its a nice size its even good lookin
hand phone it has a good quality of camera the games rulz and u can
talk sooooo long when u sms it just work perfectly!!!!actually evry
thing works perfectly and its easy to use my hotmail is email@example.com
or even firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Lejhu from Philippines on 14th Nov
i just got this pown lyk over a month ago and i am still trying to convince
myself that i have gotten myself a fair bargain. it has crisp and clear
audio. pics are clear outdoors but doesn't do justice on dimly lit up
places. that huge screen and its macintosh behavin' icons are real treat
to the eyes. the rest o the features ain't bad at all though i have
one extremely important query. --> u see the phone came with a 3MB video/trailer
of anaconda 2 film that wouldn't delete as it claims to be a protected
file..i don't have plans of living with that useless file embedded on
my k500 which apprently eats up a quarter of it's limited 12MB mem..
--> anyone clue me in PLEASE!!!!! HOW DO YOU DELETE A PROTECTED FILE
ON A K500i FONE?
Reviewed by Gav from UK on 14th Nov 2004
Hey Fozzee, the reason it makes the shutter sound when taking pics is
to stop pervs like you taking sneaky pics of girlz LOL. You need to
get a digicam with a big zoom lens ;-) Cool phone anyway.
Reviewed by Fozzee from England on 13th Nov 2004
Top quality phone I love it. In response to the last review an mp3 can
be various sizes but only a very long one would be 12mb!! If you convert
your mp3s to 64bit you can fit 5-6 mp3s on it. I can't fault this phone
so far only thing that bothers me is i can't take any sneaky pictures
of the good looking girl at work, cos it makes that stupid shutter noise
which you can't turn off :-( Apart from that I'm well chuffed :-)
Reviewed by tasha from england-northampton on
12th Nov 2004
omdz i am in love wid tis fone n i begz tht i get it soon dnt luv it
mroe dan buff manz but it a sik fone! nuff luvv xxxxx
Reviewed by dawg from serbia on 10th Nov 2004
Great phone! my girl has one,and I whant to buy it, but can anyone tell
me how can you play mp3 when it ha only 12mb ????!!!!
Reviewed by Sumit from India on 6th Nov 2004
Hi, I just bought a Sony Ericsson K500i and found it excellent. Screen
resolution is good, screen size and brightness is excellent. Keys are
soft and joystick is very easy to use. It has a camera with 4x zoom,
video recorder, mp3 ringtones and everything one wants on a funky phone.
Go and get it! ***** - 5 Star Phone
Reviewed by I luv Dom from Iceland on 3rd Nov
I REELI want dis fone!!!!!! It looks ace, ma frend has 1 and da camera
quality is brilliant!!!! U can take unlimited video clips and record
ur own ringtones! Luv ya x
Reviewed by Mr Man from UK on 2nd Nov 2004
this is a poor phone it feels lightweight and plastic camera is poor
when compared to other phones and their is a limited choice of downloadable
games the only good points to this phone are the nifty joystick and
super real tennis game
Reviewed by Liz from Australia on 2nd Nov 2004
Well, two stars so far...Excuse me, but this is a question rather than
a review. I bought one of these phones last week and whist it seem there's
a lot to love... has anyone else had problems hearing incoming calls?
I haven't been able to hear people calling me in places I was able to
hear calls in with on my old phone, and am curious to know if anyone
has had this problem. Quiet environments are ok, but others have been
awful (I appreciate crowded bars never work). I was using my old phone
last week so it's not just my imagination! thanks, liz
Reviewed by jim from austrailia on 31st Oct 2004
smashing chaps i recomend it! jolly ho then im going 2 mow my lawn and
play on my new phone!! lots of love jim xxx
Reviewed by mofo from UK on 29th Oct 2004
The only shortfalling is that it doesn't have Bluetooth (which is a
pain in the ass, because that's one of the things I wanted the most).
But hey!... You can extend the length of video clips by selecting "More"
on the video capture screen and scrolling down to "Video Length". Select
it, and select "Unlimited" on the new screen. You won't be able to send
these longer videos as messages though because they'll generally end
up being too big.
Reviewed by Munkzor from - on 29th Oct 2004
I got this phone about a week ago and its really good! Its light, its
small and has everything you need on it. The video aint the best nut
still not bad. This phone is a bargain for what you pay too.
Reviewed by Matthew from england on 28th Oct 2004
I dont think it video records at all. The K700i does though, which is
marginally better but is a little more expensive. This phone looks awesome,
i'm getting it on Virgin Mobile with 35 pounds free credit.....woohoo!
Reviewed by cardy from pembroke dock on 28th Oct
i am getting the sony ericsson k500i but i want someone who's got the
phone to tell me how long it video records for when you change the video
settings to unlimited can someone please tell me.
Reviewed by billy from pembroke on 26th Oct 2004
this phone is brilliant ive had it a few months now and i love it has
a really cool desktop that jumps out the screen when you go on to them.also
the camera is fab its amazing ouality, also its got video recording
which is displayed good on the high resoulution colour screen this phones
amazing go out and get one.
Reviewed by Sanjay from India on 23rd Oct 2004
Fantastic phone. No complaints. Ever since i hv bought it, i am very
very happy with the phone. Especially, the 3D games... i love it. Polyphonic
ringtones are amazing. The K700i had battery problem, looks like they
have done away in the newer model.
Reviewed by ben byrne from england on 22nd Oct
this phone is amazing if you are looking for a phone with everything
this is the one for you. it has an mp3 player takes great pictures and
video clips and even has a lens cover for the camera(classy) the buttons
glow a cool orange and the joystick is really easy to use, the games
are good aswell you can record your own voice and make it into a ringtone
or make one up yourself.it is a fantastic phone and you should buy one
Reviewed by Ali from Malaysia on 18th Oct 2004
The phones quite cool... Like the fact it has a camera but picture quality
not very good, though... Comes out blurry... Video function's quite
cool... Can't support some audio files which is quite sad... Love the
games... Love the whole power save thing... Very reasuring... All in
all, not a bad phone... Don't have to think it over... Just get it!
Reviewed by Penny from UK on 17th Oct 2004
I Got this Phone as an Early B'day Pressie off my mom. I was gonna get
the T630 But I looked at the K500i and Saw that it is better in all
ways. Personally I agree that the K500i is better than the K700i except
for Memory and Radio. It does Everything I want it too Practically!
Reviewed by Saurabh from Hong Kong on 16th Oct
Having spent the last few years with various Nokia phones I swopped
to a sony t610 last year and loved it. Last week I upgraded to the K500i
and have not been disappointed. Quality of sound is fantastic both on
calls and on the wonderful radio feature (I've yet to try out the MP3).
The menu system is easy to navigate and looks even better than the one
on the T610. Ringtones are loud and clear which I always thought was
a major problem on my other phone. Bad points (all of them minor except
1)MEMORY STORAGE 2LOW!!: Yes, the battery life sucks and I feel that
the phone doesn't seem as well built as the 610 but that was an exceptionally
well made phone. Biggest problem.... NO MINI GOLF!!! I loved that game...
Reviewed by Richard from Wales on 11th Oct 2004
I have a T610 but i have recently been given a K500! it looks stunning
and feels great! I have a blue one!! A great phone at an even greater
Reviewed by Ellis from England on 10th Oct 2004
I'm 12 years old but am really into gadgets. For my birthday i asked
for a cool camera phpne and was givne my SE K500i! I love it! I can't
imaging my life without it. The quality of this phone is amazing! And
it's so cheap The phone currently on Orange is £129.99 and comes with
£20 credit if you go to an Orange shop. I love taking it to school and
taking pics of everything. The storage is next to no limit at all and
the whole phone package is just totally amazing. The video camera is
super! Honestly. it's like using a handhand camcorder. This phone is
perfect for all you gadget freaks out there. Okay so it's not a flip
phone but who cares when the quality is this good! I honestly think
the phone for a the price is a total steal. Honestly buy this phone!
I can't live without mine!
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 5th Oct 2004
Excellent Phone from SE, it has most of the things ppl are looking for
these days. Sound is loud and clear, the screen is great qualiy and
the battery lasts ages! I would say it's better than the K700i overall
apart from the screen and BT, Memory, Radio. Seems twice as loud, the
battery is WAY longer lasting as I mentioned before. Only - point is
the crampt keypad but thats reallyy it. :)
Reviewed by Steve Jackson from UK on 4th Oct 2004
A really top notch phone! The game Super Real 3D Tennis is so addictive
that you forget about going to work or even putting in those much needed
oven chips...um...into the oven. The screen is really superb, good photos
too (VGA quality). The fact that this phone is the same price as the
T630 on Virgin should make you launch yourself out of a canon to the
nearest Car Phone Warehouse immediately. Got get it tiger!
Reviewed by Tony from India on 3rd Oct 2004
Good phone Very good clarity (Video and still)