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Samsung a500 review

7.6/10 AVG.

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The Samsung a500 currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 23 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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Samsung released the a500 on August 1, 2002.

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Samsung backs up the a500 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung a500's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.


This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.


Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 9 days standby time.

Samsung a500 Specs

Release date August 1, 2002
Regions available No
Mobile / Cellular Data
800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.33 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.8 x 5.0 x 2.0 cm (3.5 x 2 x 0.8 in)
Weight 102 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 4k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display LCD
Graphics -
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 250
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Features 1xrtt high speed data technology, built-in and downloadable screen savers, external 94 x 64
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Brutle Service

Terrible customer service by samsung, i sent phone back they came back stating cant be fix, two weeks later we sent it back, they said oh its jsut the antenna inside the phone, cost me $90 to fix and there was no physical damage to the phone. Will never buy from them again.

Good Phone

Sometime i loss signal but for the rest it's perfect..

problens with Signal

I was getting the phone 14 monts a go software was defect 3 times and now Samsung said bad luck for me buy a new one so don,t but it

the best phone

I have never used such an great phone. The bell network is the best. I never want to let this phone go I sleep with it every night and it keeps me warm. Overall a sexy stylish phone that I want to marry!!

Very Solid Phone

This phone has been by my side for a year now. I have yet to have even one minor problem. Its a sturdy phone that gives me everything I need.

great phone

This phone has performed well for me. I like the features and find the display screen to be very clear and bright. Picture downloads look great on the screen. Overall anouther great phone by Samsung.

The Worst Phone For The Best Price

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Pro: Con: I bought this phone at the very end of 2002. I love the color screen, I love the options, and yes, I'm a fan of the fish. The problem with this phone is though, the signal strength. I can be sitting right next to someone with a Sanyo Sprint PCS phone and they have full signal while I'm sear...More
Pro: Con: I bought this phone at the very end of 2002. I love the color screen, I love the options, and yes, I'm a fan of the fish. The problem with this phone is though, the signal strength. I can be sitting right next to someone with a Sanyo Sprint PCS phone and they have full signal while I'm searching. This phone is absolutely horrible about placing out calls to. Every other call will not go trough and I will have to reboot my phone. Plain and simple this is crap, stick with something more reliable. Less

Fine Sri lanka

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Pro: Con: All facilities available . Nice . I actually love it. thanks.


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Pro: Con: I think it looks cool

Great Phone

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Pro: Con: Great Phone