Samsung Mesmerize i500

8.4/10 AVG.
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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).



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.


Reviews (8.4/10 Avg. rating)


PCWorld

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 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... Full review
Cnet

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 the choice may come down to your personal preference on design and user interface... Full review
PC Magazine

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 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. Cel... Full review

Android Central

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 incredible Super AMOLED screen... Full review
Phonedog

Samsung Fascinate

from Phonedog
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 Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 8, 2010
Regions available USA, Canada, North America
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.1 Eclair

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Processor ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
2 GB
RAM 384 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.57 W/kg
Body: 0.52 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
420 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black and Grey
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.4 x 6.4 x 1.0 cm
(4.9 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 118 grams
(4.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features TouchWiz 3.0 UI, Multi-touch input method, Touch-sensitive controls
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info VGA
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, QCP, M4A
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, PPT, RTF, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps No
Included Software / Apps Yes
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Showcase i500, Samsung Fascinate

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