Sony Ericsson Z500a

Sony Ericsson Z500a Front View

User Reviews:


January 2005


  • Integrated Video Recorder & Camera
  • Hi-speed video and picture messaging
  • Outside Colour Display
  • Multi-player Games


Latest Reviews

3 Stars out of 5

Problème de réseau

Reviewed on Monday January 14, 2008 by , kinshasa
Je m'appele Francis, j'ai un problème avec mon sony ericsson Z500a, j'ai essayé trois réseau de mon pays qui utilise le gsm, l'un parmi le trois ne passe pas, c'est le réseau celtel(900-1800 mhz). c'est la sim que j'utilise. Je suis de la RDC précisement à Kinshasa. Que dois-je faire?

Bonne compréhension
5 Stars out of 5

very good phone

Reviewed on Monday October 24, 2005 by , vancouver canada
I upgraded to this phone in frustration with my Motorola V66's habit for dropping calls, as well as to get away from the V66's flimsy build.

I am completely impressed with the sound quality and reception of the V500a. And, it feels very made without being heavy. Controls and menus are very well thought out. It is a little larger than others, but then it does not have an antenna poking out either.

Within the first day I knew I made the right choice. Very happy.

The camera is 0.3 megapixel and is limited by that fact. But are you buying a phone or a camera? Even having 1.3 megapixels like a few other phones is of limited use without a bigger better lens in front of it. This camera is fine for quick pictures on the fly where details aren't important.
2 Stars out of 5

Why I haven't bought it

Reviewed on Thursday July 14, 2005 by , Toronto
So far I've only had one Ericsson - the T616 - and I can tell you that the T616 is the best phone I've ever had, and I've had many and from different manufacturers.

So when the Z500a came out, I eagerly went to the store to get a feel for it, being unimpressed with the aesthetics of the T637.

I'm afraid my first impression was, 'wow, that's big.' Is it necessary for the phone to be twice the size of most non-PDA phones? While disappointed, this would have not kept me from buying it if not for one thing:

Why on earth is the main display so small? It is exactly the same size of the one in the T616 but because the unit itself is so big, and the display is recessed deep inside the unit, the screen looks about half the size.

For someone like me who receives email-to-text messages on a regular basis, this is a big downside.

I was also dismayed to find that there was no Infrared port, which is extremely useful for data transfer.

I only hope the upcoming Z520a will impress me and make up for the shortfalls of the Z500a.
5 Stars out of 5


Reviewed on Wednesday May 25, 2005 by , Calgary AB
I want to say that I am in LOVE with this phone! I have dropped it like 10 time on cement and it is still kicking it, it has an awesome battery, and the sound is Fantastic. I would tell everyone to get this phone, that is how much I LOVE IT!!! BUY IT you won't regret your decision!