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