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Sony Ericsson K500

Jul 15, 2004
Market status


  • Small dimensions (4.01 x 1.81 x 0.55 inches)


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




Geared mainly at mobile entertainment, the Sony Ericsson K500 features 65k color TFT display, MultiAction(TM) joystick, Java support and Mascot Capsule Engine Micro3D Edition from HI Corp., specially created for fast-action, graphics-rich mobile applications.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 4.01 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)


  • 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, Mirror, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Night mode, Frames, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.012 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (887 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 18 days (424 h)


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
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  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML

Other features

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

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