Sony Ericsson S500i Overview

sony_ericsson_s500i_1.jpgKey Features
EDGE Technology
Bluetooth™ Technology
Quad Band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)
2 Megapixel Camera with 4 x Digital Zoom
Video Recorder
Music Player

Sony Ericsson S500i Review

The stunning S500i is a totally fashion & style conscious mobile phone which will defiantly turn heads. The phone is equipped with many fun & useful features for the mobile phone user who is always on the go & wanting to stay in contact with friends, family & work colleagues. The handset comes in a choice of two colours which are an intriguing mysterious green colour & a glamour spring yellow colour which provides a natural element to the phones design. The overall design & style of the phone is inspired by nature which includes the colour of the handset, the internal patterns & materials used to create a smooth desirable handset. The Sony Ericsson S500i comes with a smooth slide opening mechanism which when opened reveals the sleek keypad & natural design of this fashionable phone. The phone comes with hidden light effects which brings the S500i alive when an incoming call comes in. The handset measures 99mm x 47mm x 14mm & weights a total of 94 grams which feels good to hold in a single hand, as well as providing a slim handset to fit in the user’s pocket.

The Sony Ericsson S500i comes with a large & clear screen which displays up to 262k colours on a 240 x 320 pixels resolution screen. The screen can be viewed when the S500i is in the slide open or slide closed position which provides the user with continuous viewing. The screen is ideal for viewing all the user photographs & video. The mobile phone comes with a built in 2 megapixel camera complete with dedicated menus, 4 x digital zoom & direct interaction with the phones messaging services. The user can capture either a still shot or a video recording using the 2 megapixel camera & enjoy the built in imaging features. The Sony Ericsson S500i allows the user to enjoy video recording & video streaming on their mobile handset. The video clips feature is ideal for capturing those expected moments that happen when the user is out & about with their mobile phone to hand. The user can share their photographs on their own blog site which allows the user to capture a photograph & send it to their blog instantly.

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The entertainment on the Sony Ericsson S500i provides the user with a fun way to relax with their mobile phone. The user can play their favourite tracks on the built in music player which is compatible with Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP). The user can download & store their favourite music on their mobile phone & use it as their personal MP3 player. The phone comes with the PlayNow™ download service which allows the user to download their music within three clicks of a button. The PlayNow™ download service is the quickest way for the user to download music onto their phone & it is easy to use. The phone supports MP3 & polyphonic ringing tones which can be changed to suit the user’s style.

The Sony Ericsson S500i comes with a Access NetFront™ Internet browser with RSS feeds which allows the user to enjoy a mobile Internet service. The user can browser the Internet & manage their email service from their mobile handset. The user can connect their phone to their PC & enjoy exchanging music or photo files between devices using a drag & drop method. The phone supports both EDGE & Bluetooth® technology which provides the user with highly effective technology on the S500i. The user will experience fast speed data transfers using EDGE high speed technology & the Bluetooth® connection provides the user with a wireless connection between devices. The user can use a USB cable to connect to devices which allows the user to transfer data using a cabled connection. The battery provides approximately three hundred & seventy hours of standby time or approximately nine hours of talk time from a full charged battery. The Sony Ericsson S500i is a quad band phone which provides the user with international roaming which will automatically switch between network bands. The network coverage in dependant on the users service & network provider & may differ. The mobile phone comes with a memory slot which allows the user to expand their phones memory further by adding a Micro™ M2™ memory card.

The user can communicate with others using one or more of the built in messaging services available on the S500i. The user can send & receive messages to & from any compatible messaging contact. The phone supports multimedia messaging, text messaging & email. The user can create messages easily on their handset with the clear cut keypad & help of predictive text input. The user can share their photographs & video clips with compatible multimedia messaging contacts. The phone comes with fun games embedded in the phone, so there is always something to entertain the user. The Sony Ericsson S500i comes with a flight mode feature which allows the user to use a selection of their phones features whilst on board a plane or in other mobile phone restricted area. The call features including a speakerphone feature which allows the user to have a call over the handsets speakers & a vibration alert which lets the phone vibrate when a call or message comes in. The Sony Ericsson S500i is a stylish & desirable handset which comes with all the everyday features a modern mobile phone user could desire & that little bit more.

Sony Ericsson S500i Specifications & Features

262k TFT Colour Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)

2 Megapixel Camera
4 x Digital Zoom
Video Recorder
Video Player
Video Clip
Video Streaming
Picture Blogging
Viewfinder Display
Wallpaper Animation
Picture Wallpaper
Themes Display

SMS (Text Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
SMS Long
Predictive Text Input
Sound Recorder

Music Player
Bluetooth™ Stereo (A2DP)
Music Tones
Polyphonic Ringtones

Java™ Games
3D Games
Embedded Games
Downloadable Games

Alarm Clock
Phone Book
Handsfree Speakerphone
Vibrating Alert
Flight Mode

Synchronisation PC

Quad Band Technology (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)

Access NetFront™ Web Browser
RSS Feeds

Memory & Talk Time
12 Mbytes Memory plus Micro™ M2™ Memory Option
9 Hours Talk Time
370 Hours Standby

Weight & Size
94 g
99 x 47 x 14 mm