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Motorola V500 - Orange - Pay As You Go  Mobile Phone


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  • Clamshell Design
  • 21 Embedded Polyphonic ringtones
  • 4 MP3 ringtones
  • Integrated Digital Camera
  • In-built Hands-free Speakerphone
  • VibraCall
  • Picture Phonebook
  • WAP Browser version 2.0
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Phone Book: Up to 1000 entries Picture Phonebook
  • Voice-activated Dialling
  • MMS (Picture / photo + text + sound)
  • EMS 5.0
  • SMS Chat one-to-one
  • Predictive Text
  • Email: STMP, POP3, IMAP4
  • Calculator and Currency Converter
  • Quad Band (900/1800/1900/850 MHz)
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Item model number: V500 - Orange
  • ASIN: B00019MLAW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,606 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The quad-band Motorola V500 promises extensive features in a perfectly formed clamshell configuration. With an internal camera and an exceptional 65k colour screen, the V500 is one of the most capable multimedia mobile phones.

Make the most of every moment - share it! Use the integrated camera to take great pictures even in a dimly-lit bar. Easy-to-use controls mean photo fun comes easily. Get creative, flirt with flair - combine a photo, sound and text in a multimedia message (MMS).

Lose the wires - leave your V500 tucked in your bag, slip on the Bluetooth. headset and pick up calls with ease. Global calls are simpler too. With Quad Band, swap networks and avoid missing calls on your travels. Your phone handles it for you.

Turn heads with the high-quality sound of MP3 ringtones. Vocals sound amazingly clear - enjoy every word! Whatever your style, match it; there's 4 MP3 tones and 21 rich polyphonic tones already embedded, plus many more available to download.

Know who's calling - at a glance! Just take a photo and then assign it. The next time they call, you'll see who it is. Get creative - choose a cheeky picture of your best mate or a sneaky snapshot of your boss. Turn your phonebook into a mini-picture gallery!

Bring people together - make group calls with the built-in speakerphone. It's easy to broadcast a quick chat between one set of mates and another; catch every word with the high-quality speaker. It's useful for work too - brainstorm ideas and discuss new plans.

Box Contains

  • Mobile phone
  • Standard Li-ion battery
  • Instruction manual
  • Mains charger
  • SIM card

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163 of 165 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 May 2004
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Good Points:
Nice Clamshell design
High quality screen
VGA quality camera
Bluetooth
Large 5MB storage memory
Good looking 'silver' finish

Bad Points:
Battery life is average
No flash for poor light
No video capture or PC connectivity software (if you like that kind of thing)
External Antenna (Aerial)

General Comments:
I have had the Motorola V500 mobile phone for about a week now and I have no complaints or regrets about getting it. After previously owning a SE P800 Smatphone this phone is great for what it offers.
Firstly this phone looks good, not perhaps the best looking but its certainly stylish. The 'blue' external screen provides enough information that you'd want outside the main high quality screen inside. The screen is the best i have seen apart from that of the Sharp GX20, it is both bright and clear. The buttons are a good size and the build quality feels very sturdy both on the keys and in flipping it open/closed.
This phone is rich in features too, with bluetooth, quad band, voice dialling, photo's and speaker phone to name a few. It has a high quality sound with a large range of polyphonics coming as standard.
The camera is good quality too, it has a 4x digital zoom and brightness control which enables you to take pictures in lower light but unfortunately not in the dark. The menu systems are easy to navigate and don't really take long to get used to.
On the downside you'd have to be really picky to be critical of this phone. Compared to some other models on the market this obviously hasn't got the benefit of video recording and flash lighting. The design is rather chunky too, but personally i think this is a sign of better build quality and toughness.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Sep 2004
The phone is extremely small and lite in weight, the main body seems to be made out of some sort of metal, even tho its lite. The back cover is plasmic but it can easily be replaced if cracked or dropped or anything, the phone has very handy shoulder buttons, the right one to do quick voice recordings, and the left one can be changed to your liking for quick acces to anything! The external display has a blue backlight, it tells the time and lets you jog between the different ringer types, silent, loud etc. Now as for the 65k colour screen, it is awesom! it has a wide viewing angle so the picture doesnt invert, but it does distort when u look at it too high or low, but this is no major problem! The built in camera is also excellent picture quality, but you might have trouble in low light conditions, you also have about 5MB space for pictures. The phone has 2 built in MP3 ringtones which are quiet nice, Sombrero and Moto (a bit like the advert) both nice, it also has a ton of polyphonic ringtones which are also cool. So all in all, i think this is an excellent phone, but one thing is that it ISNT unlocked to all networks, but this can be changed for £5 at your local phone dealer. Worth getting, much better than any other flip phone in its price range, and also better than the Samsung E700 for sure!
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By petro on 11 Sep 2004
What a great phone.This phone offers great value for money and excellant features.I got this phone about 2 months ago and about an hour after I knew how to work it.The V500 is encrediably easy to use. The outside of the phone is sleek and attractive and the inside is just as good. I love the way you can personalise this phone by choosing either a photo or V500 backgrounds,selecting one of 52 ringtones and selecting a colour style.
These are my opinions of the parts of the phone:
Outside: I like the sleek silver finish of this phone and screen which displays the time,battery and whoever is calling. The only disadvantage is the antena.4/5
Inside: Largish screen and for once decent sized buttons that your fingers actually fit on.In the dark,the numbers light up in a stylish blue.5/5
Homescreen: Good size,displays network,battery,volume of ring,time and signal.Easy to see.Decent labels 5/5
Camera: Good camera although no flash.Good quality of pictures and large memory capacity.I like the way you can label them and it tells you the date.3.75/5
Main menu:Very easy to use.9 options.Pictures to illestate what it is aswell as label.Exit and select buttons.5/5
Phone book: East to use.Direct acess off the main screen.Alphabetical order.Press a letter and it goes straight there.500 numbers can be stored aswell as email adresses.5/5
Multimedia: East to opperate menu.5 options-pictures,games,themes,sounds and MotoMixer.Only to games though-Monopoly and Stuntman.Wicked ringtones.4/5
Texting: The most annoying part og the phone if you hate predictive text like me.Easy to use other parts of messaging.3/5
Internet access:I have not used this part iof the phone yet but is meant to be quite good.
Overall I would give this phone 8/10.The colour screen is great and the functions and features are equally good.This phone should be in everyones pocket.It will be in mine for a very long time.
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76 of 79 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Mar 2004
The good points of this phone have been mentioned by others, so I'll only mention the bits I think let the phone down and stop it from being truly amazing.
To start with, although the phone allows you to customise the wallpapers, ringer sounds for each contact (this ringer sound even applies when the contact you've assigned the tone to has sent you a text message! cute!) I still can't find a way to turn off the key pad tones when I compose a text message. This may seem trivial, but I think it should be one of the most basic things a phone allows you to customise. What if a serial killer breaks into my house and my only means of survival depends on my sending a text message silently? (ok, not likely..but I'm paranoid and these things matter to me ;-))
Another annoying niggle is that I can't find any way to enable delivery reports for text messages, which is something that even my mom's beat up old skool nokia allows her to do easily. Again this is elementary, so why is this missing in a EMS/MMS quad band phone?
The phone book system seems a little weird for me, having migrated from using the sony-ericsson T68i, instead of having one contact with several numbers under one contact name, the V500 displays the same name multiple times, but displays a different icon to represent home, office, mobile, etc. I find this annoying, but I guess it's just a different way of doing things.
Back to text messages: seems if you want to compose a text message and then decide not to send it yet, you'll have to copy and past the text info from the 'new message' folder (to be fair, copy and past is useful in a phone, I think!) into a new message in the 'drafts' folder. Is this really a big deal? Not really, but again, it's just annoying in such a high tech phone.
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