“Different”, that is the first impression which shine from Sony Ericsson S500i. It’s because the S500i unusual slider. Shift construction from the slider unlike with "S" family concept which mostly have ‘swifel’ platform. Except the slider, at the bottom folder of S500i made with rather dent. Beside as sweetener, the dents represent the place of good quality speaker.
The quality of S500i screen equal with the ‘brother”, S700i. It’s using TFT (Thin of Transistor Film) technology. Looking so clear and soft on eyes.
You can variously personalize the appearance of S500i menu. If bored with matrix grid format, you can change as list form. The transformation supporting by "flash themes", the similar feature of the Sony Ericsson "Walkman". There is three theme which can be selected; Clarity, Day / night, and Everchanging.
S500i can to play MP3, WMA, m4a, AMR and MIDI file as ring tone. 3gp and mp4 video file format also can display as a ring tone (video ring tone). Unhappily for the format like acc from Nokia, this file cannot be playing even unrecognized. To add the more ring tone, we can download it via Playnow menu.
Not like other nowadays mid-end cellphone, Sony Ericsson S500i only relies on the support of GSM quadband network technology without support of 3G (UMTS / WCDMA) technology. So don’t expect can enjoy the service of 3G like video call.
Even do not as good as Cyber-Shot, the photo result of S500i camera not too disappointing. Unhappily, the quality not supported by Autofocus, Landscape Viewfinder, macro mode and also lamp flash feature. The camera response in catching pictures is quick enough, so also the save process. Panorama mode can be selected to unite three photo frames in one wide appearance. PhotoDJ feature can be use to modify the photo, fro the brightness and contrast till eliminate the red-eye effect. The result of photo modification can be directly published to your blog.
Besides for take a photo, S500i camera can be functioned as camcorder. With the 3gp format, the duration is unlimited depend the existing memory (external; Memory Stick Micro). The video Resolution is 320x240 pixels (QVGA), good enough to save your important life moment.
Even not completely referred as multimedia cellphone, S500i also own some entertainment feature. Unhappily, it’s minus FM radio and visual radio like Nokia feature.
For the Video, the player only play the 3gp and mp4 (mpeg-4) format. We can look the video with the portrait and also landscape mode. While for the music of, we can choose the song according to the artist, track or play list.
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