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Sony Ericsson K500i

Sony Ericsson K500i
alaScore 78

353 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 353 reviews of Sony Ericsson K500i. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson K500i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Ericsson K500i


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Ericsson K500i from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson K500i - Orange - Pay As You Go Mobile PhoneSony Ericsson K500i - Orange - Pay As You Go Mobile Phone

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Ken (

Sony Ericsson K500i Review


Sony Ericsson created the very popular K700i. It features everything you'd expect from a GSM mobile including extras such as Bluetooth, Camera flash, big memory, FM radio. But what if you don't necessarily need these extras? The answer lies in the...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Eldar Murtazin (

Sony Ericsson K500i


Sony Ericsson Company made a well-beaten path in the middle segment-it introduced two new models that differentiated between each other only in design, menu arrangement, and in market accessibility. It is implied that the model with the F index is to...

The dimensions of the phone are typical for its class (102x45x21mm); the same is true about its weight (87grms). The phone fits the palm well. For the last models of Sony Ericsson, the decent ergonomics is characteristic and this model did not become...

Jun, 2004

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

Sony Ericsson K500i Phone


The Sony Ericsson K500i is a great mid range phone with many good features. Sony Ericsson are making great head waves in the mid range mobile phone market. The K500i is a very compact & comfortable mobile phone. The K500i has features which include...

Expert review by: Kristyn Maslog-Levis (

Sony Ericsson K500i


Moving away from its T styles, Sony Ericsson's K500i brings a lot more curve and fun to the company's line of mobile phones.

Pleasing to the eyes ; Very cool user interface ; Stylish design

Camera lens cover can be a tad annoying ; Quirky joystick

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: (

Sony Ericsson K500i


Sony Ericsson's newest mid-market/younger generation aimed handset has won me over in many aspects. There was very little that I didn't like about this handset, and even those things may be classed as "petty" - but what can I say? :) Other...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by: OCWorkbench (ocworkbench)



You have probably read our K700i review posted lastweek. It is truly an amazing phone but its price is somewhat unreachable formost. For users who require basic phone functions with camera, the K500i wouldprobably be more suitable for a mass market in...

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Sony Ericsson K500I


simple to use. good if you just want to use a phone without too many gadgets

not a fan of the tiny joystick for menu options. not good for bigger fingers. also it doesnt have a reminder to alert you to text messages or voicemail so you have to keep checking to see if you have any messages

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: UK Guest (

The best phone out at the moment


All I wanted was a phone that took pictures. Instead, I found the cheapest phone on the market with a lot more than just a camera....

Feb, 2005

Consumer review by: UK Guest (



this Sony Ericsson K500i mobile phone is like the "little brother" of the k700i. The k700i has a radio but the k500i doesn't, also...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: sony-ericsson k600 (

Sony Ericsson K500i


Simple cell phone with simple functions. I like its screen's bright color which feel cool to my eyes. Its hard body cell phone and its battery timing is good.

Decent talk time ; Very light ; Detailed menu options

Nothing special

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: Yes


A2DP:Not Applicable
Bluetooth: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:BT Mobile / Fresh / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable