With a stunning touchscreen, a fast and responsive user interface, and great overall call quality, the Mesmerize is poised to be the new pack leader of the Galaxy S series.

- Armando Rodriguez , PCWorld 

Reviews summary

8.4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 5 reviews

The Samsung Mesmerize i500 is aptly named, as it's large 4-inch super AMOLED screen captures your attention immediately. Made with the now famous Gorilla glass, this display generates 480 x 800 pixel resolution, meaning brilliant colors and tight edges. Couple that with a 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and you have the makings of an exciting, capable phone.

The Mesmerize uses Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 UI which does an excellent job of creating an intuitive environment that is virtually pick-up-and-play.

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As for features, the Mesmerize boasts a 5MP camera with LED flash, video record (720p @ 30 fps), secondary camera for video calling, push email, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and WiFi. The Mesmerize offers a full HTML browser, FM radio and native support for YouTube, Google Talk and much more.

Available in black or gray, the Samsung Mesmerize i500 offers a talk time up to 7 hours and a standby time up to 312 hours.


Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Samsung Mesmerize i500's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.1 Eclair operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.
Storage
2 GB

Internal memory is 2 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 13 days standby time, 420 minutes (2G).


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Reviews summary

8.4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 5 reviews

The Samsung Mesmerize i500 is aptly named, as it's large 4-inch super AMOLED screen captures your attention immediately. Made with the now famous Gorilla glass, this display generates 480 x 800 pixel resolution, meaning brilliant colors and tight edges. Couple that with a 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and you have the makings of an exciting, capable phone.

The Mesmerize uses Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 UI which does an excellent job of creating an intuitive environment that is virtually pick-up-and-play.

Show more

As for features, the Mesmerize boasts a 5MP camera with LED flash, video record (720p @ 30 fps), secondary camera for video calling, push email, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and WiFi. The Mesmerize offers a full HTML browser, FM radio and native support for YouTube, Google Talk and much more.

Available in black or gray, the Samsung Mesmerize i500 offers a talk time up to 7 hours and a standby time up to 312 hours.

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The Samsung Mesmerize packs power and a brilliant screen in a sleek and stylish design

from PCWorld ( )

The Samsung Mesmerize is a strong contender in a mobile market currently flooded with Android phones. With a stunning touchscreen, a fast and responsive user interface, and great overall call quality, the Mesmerize is poised to be the new pack leader of the Galaxy S series. U.S. Cellular stores and... More

The Samsung Mesmerize is a strong contender in a mobile market currently flooded with Android phones. With a stunning touchscreen, a fast and responsive user interface, and great overall call quality, the Mesmerize is poised to be the new pack leader of the Galaxy S series. U.S. Cellular stores and support are limited to certain areas, but I would greatly recommend picking up this phone if you are within the carrier's network of coverage.

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7/10

A top-notch smartphone, offering a brilliant touch screen, speed, and plenty of features

from Cnet ( )

Largely similar to the Samsung Fascinate in design, the Mesmerize brings brilliance in the form of a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen, as well as a sleek design, excellent camera, and fast performance. It gives the carrier's other top smartphone, the HTC Desire, a run for its money, but ultimately t... More

Largely similar to the Samsung Fascinate in design, the Mesmerize brings brilliance in the form of a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen, as well as a sleek design, excellent camera, and fast performance. It gives the carrier's other top smartphone, the HTC Desire, a run for its money, but ultimately the choice may come down to your personal preference on design and user interface.

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8/10

Fast, brilliant screen, very good camera and video playback

from PC Magazine ( )

The Mesmerize outpaces both Verizon's Fascinate and U.S. Cellular's HTC Desire, though your choice between the three will be a matter of taste. U.S. Cellular's friendly service plans and less carrier interference in the software make the Mesmerize more appealing than the Fascinate. However, your dec... More

The Mesmerize outpaces both Verizon's Fascinate and U.S. Cellular's HTC Desire, though your choice between the three will be a matter of taste. U.S. Cellular's friendly service plans and less carrier interference in the software make the Mesmerize more appealing than the Fascinate. However, your decision between the Mesmerize and Desire will depend on whether you like Samsung's TouchWiz or HTC's Sense UI. But you can't deny that the Mesmerize has a better camera, a faster processor, and a larger screen than the Desire, which make this excellent Android phone our Editors' Choice for U.S. Cellular.

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9/10

If you're a US Cellular subscriber and an Android fan, this one's for you

from Android Central ( )

US Cellular is certainly carving out a name for themselves in the Android world, and the release of the Samsung Mesmerize brings one of the best Android handsets currently on the market to their network. It's a Galaxy S phone, and like its cousins on the big four networks, it's a powerhouse with an... More

US Cellular is certainly carving out a name for themselves in the Android world, and the release of the Samsung Mesmerize brings one of the best Android handsets currently on the market to their network. It's a Galaxy S phone, and like its cousins on the big four networks, it's a powerhouse with an incredible Super AMOLED screen.

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Pro: EVERTHING Con: NONE Using experience: 4 days THIS IS MY FIRST SMART PHONE. BUT IVE PLAYED AROUND WITH ALOT OF OTHER SMARTPHONES WITH IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS AND THIS IS THE BEST PHONE OUT TODAY. WOW WHAT A GREAT PHONE THATS ALL I CAN SAY

Pro: EVERTHING Con: NONE Using experience: 4 days THIS IS MY FIRST SMART PHONE. BUT IVE PLAYED AROUND WITH ALOT OF OTHER SMARTPHONES WITH IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS AND THIS IS THE BEST PHONE OUT TODAY. WOW WHAT A GREAT PHONE THATS ALL I CAN SAY

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