Sony Ericsson S500 Review


The ringtones are loud enough to be audible at noisier surrounding; there is also the vibration, which should not be relied on at such moments, though – it is fairly weak, as with T650, so one can hardly perceive it.

The phone battery has a capacity of 930 mAh (BST-38), which should be sufficient for no less than 9 hours talk time or 370 hours in standby mode according to data, supplied by Sony Ericsson. Testing the device by a prolonged conversation revealed duration, slightly shorter than the officially stated one. Nonetheless the 7 hours achievement in a prolonged conversation is quite good and will secure normal exploitation even for the long-talkers. Sometimes, one of the most important conditions for making a call is the sufficient signal reception power even in areas with low-level coverage of the respective company. In this respect the S500 performance is medium, so we will rate it 5 out of 10.

The sound you hear during conversation is medium loud, with voices comparatively clear, though somewhat monotonous in a way. At the other side they can hear you more loudly but the voice sounds sharply.


Sony Ericsson S500 is a very interesting offer, combining a little from the three qualities: design, functionality, and convenient operation. As a whole the phone is not oriented towards a specific customer group, though its fresh colors and design suggest that it aims at attracting the attention of those users, who would rather be different from the rest.

The device will prove to be most attractive to the young, whose way it is to be seekers of novelty and individuality, combined with good functionality. S500 is certain to satisfy the best part of their needs.


  • Good talk time
  • Flash themes
  • Quad-band
  • Unique color variants


  • The back lid and the SIM-card are difficult to remove

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  • Display 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.012 GB
  • Battery 900 mAh(9.00h talk time)

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