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Samsung D500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 830 reviews of Samsung D500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and camera are overall positive. The design and usability also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

size, usability, design, camera, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung D500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung D500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung D500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the battery and portability are generally positive. The design and sound also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, sound, design, portability, battery


77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Debbie Davies (

Samsung SGH D500 mobile phone


With the SGH D500, Samsung has begun to resolve some of the problems of adding lots of features to a phone without ending up with a dog's dinner of a handset. The D500 has plenty of impressive features - bluetooth, tri-band, a 1.3megapixel digital zoom...

Classic, sexy, black handset design

Price, battery consumption

This is another hit for Samsung to follow the huge popularity of its Olympics branded E800 slider handset. Whereas the earlier slider phone was light on technology, the D500 has Bluetooth, tri-band and a huge storage capacity. Adding features has not...

Nov, 2004


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Samsung D500 review


Samsung's D500 has been around for a while now, but its price has fallen dramatically.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Eldar Murtazin (

Samsung D500


It is the first time for very long that I write a review with lyrical digressions, thoughts and market observations. The product that prompted telling so much is significant and is a kind of a milestone for the company and the whole mobile market. In...

I couldn't agree with the opponent's arguments then and still can't do it now. To understand the company's development one should exactly know what it is producing now and what for. Average person will show their knowledge and will certainly name such...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Maria Mitina (

Samsung D500. Capabilities of the megapixel camera


According to the manufacturer the flash may get about 1 meter. Our tests proved the distance between the flash and the object in the dark may be not more than a meter. There are automatic and manual flash modes, in the last it is turned on by the...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Your Mobile Phone Reviews UK (yourmobilephonereviews)

Samsung D500 Phone


The Samsung D500 is an amazingly sleek & compact looking mobile phone which has been marketed towards the middle of the market business or pleasure user. It comes in a black coloured casing & with a flip up opening mechanism. The D500 included features...

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Samsung D500


Before the release of this phone, Samsung were not renowned for their mobiles, but in the producing D500, they have clearly put themselves on the map ...

Bright and clear screen, easy-to-use interface, 1.3 megapixel camera with flash, sturdy build, impressive features list

Hard to keep free of fingerprints, no voice dialing, poor battery life, connector cover not attached

The D500 is an excellent mobile handset and comes highly recommended. It is packed full of features and offers an impressive camera, but the battery life is substantially poorer than most other models.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Marek Lutonskư (

Samsung D500 review: Groundbreaking


Just name the key features: Bluetooth, MP3 player, very good megapixel camera, huge memory, and excellent display… That's Samsung D500 - the first Samsung phone, which will satisfy also the technically demanding users. This phone is Samsung's...

in the end of last year. That time I was saying that Samsung phones almost haven't changed during a year. If I would get a new D500 after a year, I would be thrilled how the Samsung has improved within a year. Nothing like this - it has not improved....

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : PC Authority (

Samsung D500


Well priced, excellently featured and waiting for you to buy it, the D500 is the phone everyone has been waiting for.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Hardware Zone (

Samsung SGH-D500 (Tri-Band)


Overall the SGH-D500 has a lot to offer. Apart from a complete organizer with PIM functionality, there is the MP3 player for music on the go and Java games for entertainment at your fingertips. More importantly, the phone helps execute the basic...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Aalaap Ghag (

Samsung SGH-D500


When I heard about the D500, with an MP3 player, 1.3mp camera, high-res color screen, and almost 100mb to store my music, I was excited, but not completely awesruck: no way to add more memory, and no FM tuner.

Apr, 2005

Product Specifications


FM radio: No
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic


Built-in Camera: Yes
Main camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 1024

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared data port: Yes


Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:176 x 220


Internal Memory:128 / 96


Chat: No
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


Data network:GPRS

Other features

Interface:USB, SyncML
Operating Frequency:GSM 900/1800/1900
Phone camera type:1.3M
Smartphone: No

Phone features

Direct printing: No
Java technology: Yes


Battery Capacity:800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):6.5

Technical Details

Colour of product:Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Height :2.35