Deal Of The Day - Sony Ericsson S500i - Copper Upgrade

Sony Ericsson's new generation handset, the S500i, has just experienced a make-over with a new copper finish giving it an air of style and panache. To celebrate this new release, E2Save has matched the new handset iteration with an attractive tariff which averages the line rental out at just £19.44 over the length of the contract, saving you £280 in the process.

  • Handset name: Sony Ericsson S500i
  • Supplier: E2Save
  • Free handset?: Free
  • Contract name: O2 600
  • Free call minutes: 600 
  • Free Texts: 500
  • Rental/month: 8 months free, then 10 months at £35
  • Contract: 18 months
  • Offers: 8 months free line rental

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Look and feel

The S500i is a slider-style fashion phone with a sleek finish. Its lightweight and compact with a slick slider but is let down by a plasticky feel.

Ease of use

Sony Ericsson's neat icon-based user interface makes this phone simple to use. However, the keypad is a little cramped and may be a problem for fat fingers.


The S500i offers a two megapixel camera, built-in music player, expandable memory via a MemoryStick Micro card and quad band for calls in the US and around the world.


Unfortunately, the camera lens is pretty basic and there's no macr for close-ups or flash of any kind. The camera worked well in a good light, but struggled under harsher conditions.

Battery life

As with all Sony Ericsson handsets, the S500i has a sound battery and 540 mins is an impressive talktime.

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