Pros SD card slot, music player, speaker phone, slim design, great display, cool options, great key pad, wide selection of ringers
Cons phone can slip out of your hand when flipping open/closed
Summary I love this phone! I knew I was going to switch to Sprint, but I wasn't happy about their phone selection when I was looking online. I thought I would wind up with a Razr even though I really had no interest in getting one because I hear bad things about them all the time. Man am I glad I actually went to the Sprint store to physically hold and play with the phones. This phone pretty much has all the same features of the Razr, but only better. First of all the display is much sharper and brighter than the Razr display making the Razr look like a cheap toy in comparison. Also this phone has an SD card slot built into the side of the phone for easy access unlike the Razr which has it hidden behind the battery where you have to take the phone apart to get to it. Also the sound quality is excellent on this phone compared to the Razr. My husband had a Razr from T-Mobile for about a week when we were shopping around for cell companies and he said the difference is unbelievable. Another thing that makes this phone superior to the Razr is that there is no lag time when using the menu and different functions on the phone. Everything is instantaneous, and if you've ever had a Samsung phone before options are quite easy to find. I have read a lot of complaints about the key pad on this phone, but I have to disagree with everyone else on that. I love the key pad, the keys are slightly raised so they're easy to find, and they are made from a hard plastic to it takes very little effort to push the buttons unlike some phones I have used with more rubbery keys.
Overall I absolutely love this phone and I am so glad I got it. It comes in both red and silver which I also liked a lot because I got the red one and my husband got the silver. We both couldn't be happier with this phone, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a Razr alternative.
Pros A stylish Slim phone , great call quality , MP3 player
Cons One Speaker Isn't enough, Speakerphone dosen't operate with lid closed
Summary This is the most stylish & cost effective phone that sprint has to offer. The Krazr is just over-priced. I love the feature set, and this phone supports the Bluetooth stereo headphones. i put 1 gb of memory in this phone & it serves as a very stylish video player & music player. The Video Quality is excellent if you use the right 3gp conversion software. I can put up to 50 music videos on a 1gb card and is very surprised that C Net has not took the time to show the people how to put their own content on 3gp enabled cell phones with a memory card. Overall you get more than your moneys worth with the dictionary and the voice text option
"I am very happy"on by John181818
Pros Well-designed and works well
Cons None found yet
Summary My wife and I both changed phones once we could dump another carrier. She went more upscale, but I just wanted a reliable phone. Boy, did I get one.
The phone is light, easy to use and has excellent call capabilities. I have also tried out it's internet and download capabilities and been very pleased with them. It comes with a GPS function and I plan on trying that out to see if it really can replace the NeverLost I normally get when I rent a car.
This phone is a keeper.
Pros Good media player, No menu lag, apps loaded quickly
Cons microSD slot too indented
Summary Let me preface this by saying that I have had 4 of these in less than a week.
I picked up this little phone after a bit of research on the good old inter-web. When I got my hands on it, I was surprised by how thin and light this thing was. I expected to be unhappy with the keypad, but found I had no troubles with it.
The first thing I did when I got home was to put some music on it to listen to. I was surprised at the quality of the builtin speaker, a bit quiet, but still pretty good. My first of the four phones was returned because the headset jack was defective. However, the other three have given me no troubles. I give the sound an 8/10.
The media player on this phone was a bit odd, and would probably have been a bit easier to use had I looked at the manual, but oh well. I pay for the Power Vision service and was pleased with the Sprint TV, although disappointed in the lack of free channels (Live - CNN and Discovery Mobile; Clips - A whole bunch of useless junk, but some people would probably like it). The music player was quick to load. Media player gets a 9/10.
The battery life was great, I was able to listen to about 7 hours of music a day, use the internet and make a few short calls and only had to charge it each night. Battery gets a 9.9/10
Durability was an issue for me. I had testimonials of people having their m500 fly across the parking lot, or get dropped from about ten feet and not break. On two of the four I had, the front display cracked. This happens to be an unforturnate coincidence between the depths of my work pants' pockets and the fact my steering wheel doesn't go up very high above the seat. In my work pants, the phone would sit at the exact right distance for me to slide in to my car and hit the phone against the steering wheel, breaking the display. My other phones didn't do that Durability gets a 5/10.
Signal was extrememly good. In southern Missouri, sprint signal doesn't exist, especially in the hills. This phone had 2 bars of digital roam where the phones before it searched for signal. Signal gets 10/10.
The layout of the phone was nice, I found the keys to be easy to use, with only the menu button difficult to get to. However, after a couple of hours of use, I had no trouble; and I have large hands (Large latex gloves are too small for me). The only complaint I have is that the microSD slot requires a bit of work for me. With my large hands, I'm required to use my pinky fingernail to click the card in and out. Layout gets a 7/10
I give the Samsung M500 an overall 8/10. It's a great phone, but having broken two of the phones the exact same way, I'm going to look for something tougher.
Pros i liked the fact that its very small and the design is not so bad
Cons the battery life, speakerphone and bluetooth reseption
Summary i couldnt believe that alot of ppl rated this phone high.. i think its a waste of money.. i had to exchange my first M500 for another because i was missing calls and the battery life was oh so terrable.. had the same problem with the other.. i dont talk on the phone alot but i still had to make sure i charged it EVERY SINGLE NIGHT if i didnt want it to die on me the next day at work.. i stopped using the bluetooth because of this phone. no one could ever hear me well and lets not even talk about the speakerphone option.. i stopped using that as well.. and sure it has an mp3 player but it doesnt include the propper headset for it.. it doesnt use a standard headsets.. the video playback sound is terrable but what do u expect from a phone so small.. ive been dying to get a devorce from this phone for a while now, im going to upgrade to the ppc 6800.. ive heard some good things about it.. take it from me, u may like this phone for the first couple of days but u will grow to hate it..