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Sony Ericsson F500i

Jun 24, 2004
Market status


  • Small dimensions (4.02 x 1.81 x 0.55 inches)


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




SonyEricsson F500i will be exclusively available on Vodafone Live!. Main features are VGA camera, 65k colors TFT display, Java, 3D games and WAP 1.2.1.

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  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.02 x 1.81 x 0.55 inches (102 x 46 x 14 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.82 oz (80 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad


  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.012 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (890 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 18 days (434 h)
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 500 entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording
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