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Samsung SGH-D500 (Tri-Band)
By Leo Andrew G. Alejandro
Category : Mobile Phones
Published by Vijay Anand on Sunday, 1st May, 2005
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars  

The Samsung SGH-D500

The Samsung SGH-D500 is another release from the Korean manufacturer this year shaped and designed purposefully to reaffirm its lead in the increasingly crowded sliding handset market. Despite its diminutive size, the phone can be found fully decked with a hearty serving of features and functions, so much so it was awarded "Best Mobile Handset" by GSM Association at the recently held 3GSM Congress in Cannes, France.

At first glance, the Samsung SGH-D500 looks sleek and dense with its smooth candy bar curves and two gray tones. No squeaks were audible when we held up the phone firmly in our hands and that speaks well of its build quality. On the handset itself, the most striking aspect was the gorgeous display. This measures 176 by 220 pixels and is capable of displaying more than 262,000 colors. Just below the screen is a four-way navigation key encompassing the center select/OK key while being bordered by two soft keys, a Call/Answer key, an End Call/Power button and lastly a Cancel button.

The front of the SGH-D500.

Samsung SGH-D500 Specifications
  • 94 x 46 x 24 mm
  • 99 grams
Talk Time:
  • Up to 210 minutes
Standby Time:
  • Up to 220 hours
  • 176 x 220 pixels
  • 262,144 colours
Integrated Camera:
  • SXGA 1.3 megapixel resolution (1280 pixels x 1024 pixels)
  • 3 picture qualities
  • 4x digital zoom
  • adjustable exposure
  • special effects
  • frames
  • mosaic mode
  • multishot mode
  • night mode
  • timer
Multimedia Features:
  • Voice Memo Recorder, up to 60 minutes recording time
  • Video Capture, download and playback , best resolution QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), up to 60 minutes recording time
  • Video and Audio Streaming, supports MPEG4 and H.263 formats
  • Java™ applications and games, 3 games preloaded, more games and applications downloadable
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • MP3 ringtones
  • 64 tone polyphony
  • more ringtones downloadable
  • Phonebook memory: 1,000 entries
  • Shared memory: 96 MB
  • GPRS Class 10
  • WAP 2.0
  • E-mail client supports POP3 and SMTP protocols
  • Bluetooth™ v1.1
  • Infrared Connection
  • USB data cable connection
  • Synchronization with PC supports SyncML

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