Hot on the heels of the succesful E800 comes the Samsung D500 slide phone. Read reviews of the D500 before you buy and share your consumer experiences. Already got a Samsung SGH D500? Then write review and share your opinions with people across the world.
Written on: 23/04/2011
The comments below repeat most of the good points of this robust phone however....for those looking to buy one second hand, by 2011 standards its very think, bulky and heavy. Has many useful features but is missing at least 2 very important basic functions such as ability to copy phone book to SIM and NO INTERNAL LOUDSPEAKER!. So cant be used hands free. You need to plug in a separate external speaker which is easy to loose and damage. For a phone that cost so much, the omission of such... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2009
The Samsung D500 is a really good phone I like it very much.. the one and only bad thing is it only has 96 mb to share between photos, video, MMS, MP3 files and doesn't have a card slot that I know off. It's very durable and you have the sound mate mini external speaker which is good. (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2008
My Samsung D500 phone has been in the wash and it has taken lots of batter, but it still works perfectly...... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2008
The Samsung D500 is the greatest phone so far, beats any new phones as well. Its great, simple easy to use and you can drop it a million times and it will still work, and doesn't dent easily either, best ever phone, lasted me 4 years and still going. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2008 by crazydavedisco (2 reviews written)
I just thought I would let people who are thinking of buying a second hand D500, just how good they really are. I use mobile phones as a prime communication tool during my normal working day and not as a fashion item or toy and I can honestly say that I have used in excess of 15 to different models of phones over the years and this is by far the best.
I have just had to change to Sony W910i which if you read my review on that you will see that I am not impressed.
Anyone thinking of buying a... (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2008
All up? I love it! Disregard all those knockers who won't be satisfied until a Samsung employee feeds them grapes while another dials the numbers for them. It's sturdy, stylish, feature-packed and a few admittedly quite bewildering shortcomings aside (WHY CAN'T IT RING AND VIBRATE AT THE SAME TIME??????) I love it to bits and you probably will too.
Written on: 16/02/2008
Cool look, easy to hold and navigate with, takes pics you can enhance and change, videos, cool ringtones and songs. It's a cool phone. (I know this isn't really review topic but... can anyone tell me the MP3 song on ot that isn't the sunshine baby one? I renamed it and now i want it on my ipod, so if anyone could tell me the song... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2007 by kenkanobi
Everything else about it is great. It looks good, feels good, is durable and solid, good reception. Unlike the D900 the screen does not crack when you sign on it a bit to heavily. Great stuff, more of these please Samsung. (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2007 by danni2603
I love my mobile, just one problem. It wont turn on any more. I don't know whether this is because I need a new battery or just a new phone, I have had my mobile for quite a while now and have dropped it a load of times in water and such things but it still worked! (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2007 by YourDirector (29 reviews written)
When I first got this phone I was ecstatic. I thought it was sexy, small, and would last me for ages. The phone's interface is an extremely basic one consisting of nice clean and tidy menus and buttons but with no room for personalisation. You could change the wallpaper, however, it had a tendency to crop the pictures. It is easy to find your way around the phone and it is pretty fast so does tend to keep up with you when using it. The camera, even by today's phone standards, isn't too bad... (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2007 by all that jazz (3 reviews written)
It's now perhaps quite obvious that I speak in very high esteem of both Samsung and this particular model. The design, reliability, service and quality are, so far, unmatched to me. If you want a flashy phone more for the Media and ''DJ's out there amongst us, well... there's probably better, but for everybody else? Go for it. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2007 by rds1
Basically, if you want a smart, neat phone which can last you for a few years then this phone is ideal.
There aren't many clever or inventive features to this phone apart from the screensaver which has a brilliant way of showing if you have had a message etc. This particular feature makes this phone twice as good.
The camera and video is impressive quality and can be used as a normal camera for going to sport events etc. When I went to see Chelsea play Fulham I videoed Drogba's goal and it... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2007 by sxc kim
I wouldn't ever have a Samsung again and I definitely would recommend this to anyone. Get a Sony Erricson instead you can't go wrong. :D (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2007 by gromit1212
This has been a good phone for me and i have no intentions of changing yet. Would definitely recommend the Samsung D500. (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2006 by ajmachg (21 reviews written)
I have owned the Samsung D500 mobile phone for about 3 months now. It is a good all round phone with good memory, excellent quality 1.3 Mega Pixels camera with Zoom and video player, excellent voice recorder that can record for 1 hour, the colour display is also top quality, and there is enough memory to store loads and loads of pictures and a very good MP3 player to listen to your tunes on.
It offers excellent style sliding action, and among other phones the Samsung D500 is top of the... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2006 by doryphor (1 review written)
Firstly, a lot of good things have been justifiably said about this phone. Now it's become so popular, prices have dropped online, so it's a real bargain. Since the good points are probably so well known, I'll focus on the points that are making me change from this to another phone.
Firstly, the user interface is not particularly intuitive. For instance, when starting a text message, you never know whether it's going to start on normal text mode, or predictive. Additionally, when you've... (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2006 by welshtrumpeter
This phone was great when I first had it, it was stylish and had everything I needed in a phone, with a great camera and easy access to everything on the display, on the screen.
I found it very easy to use and the next phone i get will be a Samsung phone probably the D900. (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2006 by amy22
I have had the phone for almost a year now and its the best phone I have ever had, I must have dropped it a least 30 times and it still works perfectly well! Also, everything is very easy to find and it has a massive memory for videos and songs. All in all, an amazing phone! (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2006 by minisaz101
The Samsung D500 is a really gorgeous phone. I love it soooo much, and I have had loads of other phones so I would know. Honestly, this phone is so lovely I would choose it over practically any other phone. It is way better than its more popular sister (The Samsung E370), because the E370 breaks so easily (the slider part).
I would totally recommend this phone. And Orange Rocks!! (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2006 by bobby jo
The Samsung D500 has good screen quality and memory, however, hard to find songs, the torch, etc.! This phone is mint and is recommended to everyone. It's the best phone I've had yet!!!! (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2006 by piniron
I can't really see any negative things about this Samsung D500 phone that would stop me recommending it - I deliberated awhile before getting a new phone and I have no regrets. Good style, nice weight, very smooth slide, excellent all round. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2006 by llb485 (1 review written)
All in all this Samsung D500 mobile phone is the biz! Love it. Had this been a flip phone instead I would keep it for life! (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2006 by sarah13
I would recommend the Samsung D500 mobile phone. To avoid dropping and breaking, buy a case for it and everything will be o.k. (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2006 by ramramkaisewho (1 review written)
The Samsung D500 kicks all the other mobile phones out, even in July 2006 this is one of the best phones ever, and it is way better than the D600. It has awesome bluetooth. It looks stylish, and it has kept its value, while the D600 has dropped dramatically. You have got to get it.
I would recommend this phone to everyone looking to be flashy. (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2006 by boyracer27 (2 reviews written)
MMS with the Samsung D500 or any phone may not work if you haven't received the settings. To do this, just go on the menu then (applications) and right down the bottom (on O2) there is an O2 icon with a star next to it. Go on that, then right down the bottom again is a Get Settings icon. Just click on that then wait for the text to come through (via text) and a pin etc., then once installed, your internet and MMS should work. (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2006 by mr grumpy
The Samsung D500 is the worst mobile phone I have ever owned! Usually I will keep my mobile until it dies, but I'll be replacing this as soon as the 12 months are up.
The phone randomly decides that you are not allowed to answer an incoming call. Open the slider and the phone keeps ringing. Push buttons and the phone keeps ringing. Close the slider and the phone will then hang up on the incoming call. A phone you cannot answer, what an excellent idea! The alarm has a random fault, whereby... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2006 by shaksy
The Samsung D500 is a very nice stylish phone and it is small and chunky phone. The slide is very smooth the features are good it has blue tooth and infrared, mp3, mp3-player, world-time, 1 hour video recording, 1 hour AMR recording and an attachable speaker and much more. The camera is very very good. (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2006 by smigger15 (6 reviews written)
I like the Samsung D500 mobile phone and the slide cover. The keypad is a bit small, so anyone with biggish hands may have a problem texting. I always have a good reception, so that is a plus point! (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2006 by 92ben92 (6 reviews written)
I got the Samsung D500 mobile phone for Christmas and I can't believe that when I first dropped it, about 2 weeks after Christmas, it just fell to pieces. It has many good features that include an MP3 player, video recording and playback, and animated screensavers. If you wear jeans, as I do often, it's really hard to get out of the pockets. (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2006 by ello
The Samsung D500 is a good mobile phone until it starts messing up. It looks and feels good, and it takes good videos, but I wouldn't recommend it.
The up button jams after a while, and the OK button stops working. The screen goes funny on a lot of them, although I have to say, they did replace it very quickly. But it's not just a one off, as my friends have experienced similar problems. (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2006 by lahnbnhdf
I've had the Samsung D500 mobile phone for 4 weeks, and it is the best phone I have ever had! I got the Samsung D600 first, but I didn't like it! The Samsung D500 is the best ever! (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2006 by Haseeb (1 review written)
The Samsung D500 is an excellent mobile phone. It has everything you could ask for. It is stylish, has 96Mb of memory and a 1.3MP digital camera. It is just the greatest mobile phone I have ever had. (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2006 by ross44 (4 reviews written)
The Samsung D500 is a great mobile phone, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It has almost everything you could ask for, but it has no memory slot or radio, and the camera could be better, but I think that's me being fussy! All round, it is a great phone! (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2006 by Parsasm
It's amazing! The Samsung D500 is the best mobile phone ever! Much better than the D600, and it has such amazing quality
When I dropped it, it got a scratch, but all you have to do is wet your hand a bit, rub over the scratch and it goes! I would recommend this phone as I'm 100% happy with it. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2006 by allymunro
I have tried several phones, from the Nokia 6630 on 3, and the Sony Ericsson, but the Samsung D500 mobile phone is the most popular. It would be outstanding if the screen could go into full screen as with a Symbian phone. I love the texting font size option, and it is a great looking phone. Brilliant outside and brilliant inside. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2006 by markback (4 reviews written)
The Samsung D500 mobile phone has given good service throughout it's life, although the toggle button has given up the ghost. When I got it on a free upgrade, the PC connector for the MP3 was around £50, but friends sent their music collections via Bluetooth, and it is always quite quick.
At one stage I had about 40 short videos, 100 photos and 20 tunes, as well as the usual 100's of text messages, and the memory was still only just over half full. The vibrate function is a bit of a pain,... (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2006 by Louiselizabacus
I got the Samsung D500 mobile phone at Christmas, and it really is a great phone. It's got a lot of memory, which is great because you can store a lot of music, photos and videos. The games are not that great though! Messages saved on the Sim can only hold about 200, which is a bit annoying, but if they are saved to your phone then you can save about 1000. The phone does chip a lot if you drop it! I like the wallpapers, and the time that you can record a video for is really good. The photo... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2006 by emmarald27 (11 reviews written)
Great photos can be taken with the Samsung D500 mobile phone, although the sound recordings can be a little sketchy. Fantastic, easy to use features. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2006 by ginge314 (1 review written)
I have had the Samsung D500 for about 9 months and I really cannot fault it. In the past I have had just about every Nokia under the sun a couple of Erikson`s and before this the Motorola. This is an amazing little phone that has every thing. The picture quality is enhanced by the flash facility. And the video capture is great. Don't expect the quality you would get from a camcorder and you wont be disappointed. The mp3 player is brilliant, great sound quality and the storage again is 2nd to... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2006 by foxview (71 reviews written)
The Samsung D500 is a great mobile phone, and it is is well worth buying! It has a great camera and plenty of storage for your MP3's and photo's. (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2006 by Sajane (3 reviews written)
Just recently, I wasn't able to make or receive calls and texts with my Samsung D500 mobile phone.
Orange told me it's a problem they have found with Samsung phones, so I've been left with a phone that won't work. I wouldn't get a Samsung phone ever again. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2006 by skiddie2003 (9 reviews written)
I once had a Samsung D500 before, but I had problems with the signal strength so I took it back, and I know loads of people with the Samsung D500 and they have had no problems. So I decided to give the same phone model a second chance, and I have had no problems with it so far.
When you open the box you get the handset and battery, charger, and a handsfree kit, which has two earphones and a button on it to answer the call, there is also a soundmate, which means if the phone volume isn't... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2006 by cb123 (5 reviews written)
I'll admit it. When I bought the Samsung D500 mobile phone it was a spur of the moment thing. I couldn't afford the monthly payments for a D600, and so a pay as you go D500 was the next best thing. However, I was pleasantly surprised. As soon as I opened it up I found it in most respects to be the equal of its older brother. The facade's look almost the same, and as far as I can tell the screen resolution is the same.
Unlike other phones I have owned, the D500 has a great battery life, that... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2006 by Mark1978 (4 reviews written)
I would recommend the Samsung D500 mobile phone to anyone! It's the best I have had to date, and I have had a few, including Ericsson, Nokia, and Motorola etc. (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2006 by geclinke (14 reviews written)
I've had my Samsung D500 mobile phone for approximately 9 months, and during that time I have only seen it fail once, that I can remember.
The handset continues to function well as a telephone, and reception is clear and consistent.
I do have two gripes about the phone though. Firstly, the paint on the handset started coming off when it was less than a month old, it now looks really tatty. All I've done is carry the phone in my pocket. It's odd, but the paint on the battery looks fine; it's... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2006 by themilkyone (2 reviews written)
The Samsung D500 is an excellent mobile phone. I've had mine for about 9 months now. I am coming up to contract renewal time, and I am struggling to find one that is better, even after this time.
The clarity and reception are good. The screen is bright and clear. I like the fact that the clock is displayed on the screen when in standby, which will not only let you see at a glance the time, but also any messages or missed calls, without opening the phone fully. You can light it by pushing... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2006 by danbackers (1 review written)
As soon as I turned on my Samsung D500 mobile phone, I was nothing short of impressed. The amazing graphics on the thing are, well, amazing. The Camera is quality, and the zoom on the thing is brilliant. After you take a picture press the up button on the side of the phone. The Only negative thing I have had with the phone is that I'm on a contract that I share with my dad, and I don't have the internet on my phone. (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2005 by Stevo82 (2 reviews written)
There are lots of good things (too many to list) about the Samsung D500 mobile phone, such as the fact it doen't take pictures in your pocket! But the best is that it can stand up to a good beating and seems durable. I haven't managed to break it yet, and I have had no problems with cable failure or any other failure. It is indeed a cheeky little number!
But, if you want the bad points, here goes:
Plays quietly at first.
Not enough memory to be a real MP3 phone.
Has an attachment size limit... (read more)