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Sony Ericsson S500i

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  • Value for money (18)
    5.7 5.7 from 18 reviewers
  • Features (16)
    5.8 5.8 from 16 reviewers
  • Ease of use (38)
    5.9 5.9 from 38 reviewers
  • Sound quality (21)
    5.6 5.6 from 21 reviewers
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    5.3 5.3 from 17 reviewers
  • Reliability (11)
    5.2 5.2 from 11 reviewers
  • Overall quality (13)
    4.9 4.9 from 13 reviewers
  • Battery performance (85)
    4.9 4.9 from 85 reviewers
  • Display (7)
    4.7 4.7 from 7 reviewers
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Sony Ericsson S500i

Sony Ericsson’s slim S500i slider phone was unveiled in May 2007 and released to the market during the third quarter of the same year. The quad-band S500i measures 3.9 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches while weighing in at 3.3 ounces with its Li-ion battery and is available in five distinct colors: Mysterious Green, Spring Yellow, Contrasted Copper, Ice Purple and Silver Steel. The phone’s display measures in at 2 inches and is a 262,144 color TFT LCD outputting 240 x 320 pixels. The battery …

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Sony Ericsson S500i

Sony Ericsson’s slim S500i slider phone was unveiled in May 2007 and released to the market during the third quarter of the same year. The quad-band S500i measures 3.9 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches while weighing in at 3.3 ounces with its Li-ion battery and is available in five distinct colors: Mysterious Green, Spring Yellow, Contrasted Copper, Ice Purple and Silver Steel. The phone’s display measures in at 2 inches and is a 262,144 color TFT LCD outputting 240 x 320 pixels. The battery is rated to last up to 370 hours in stand-by mode and give a talk-time of up to 9 hours.

The S500i, which has been marketed as a fashion mobile phone in some countries, features external light effects that users can personalize to their liking. The phones user interface, desktop and menu themes and the external lighting effects, can also change dynamically depending on the time of day or the season, for example.

The camera on the S500i is a 2 megapixel unit with 4x digital zoom capable of taking pictures up to a maximum of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The phone can also record, stream and playback videos. As with most of Sony Ericsson’s mobile phones today, the S500i is also capable of uploading pictures to a personal online blog.

As a music player, the S500i features TrackID music recognition and support for the following audio formats MP3, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+. The phone also features Stereo Bluetooth and access to the Sony Ericsson PlayNow music and ringtone download service.

Apart from the standard SMS and MMS features, the S500i also comes with Email and Instant Messaging support. The Access NetFront mobile web browser is also included in the package.

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