The Samsung C500 is a mobile phone that was first announced by Samsung in October 2007. At the time of its release, the C500 was a mid-range mobile phone that offered a variety of features and capabilities. However, the device is no longer in production and has been discontinued. This means that it is no longer available for purchase from official retailers or Samsung directly.
Design and Display
The Samsung C500 is a small and compact mobile phone with dimensions of 83.4 x 44.5 x 17.8 mm. It is also relatively lightweight, weighing only 76 grams. The device uses a Mini-SIM card, which is a standard SIM card size that was commonly used in mobile phones at the time of its release.
The C500 features a TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) display with 65K colors, which is a type of LCD technology that provides a brighter and more vibrant display compared to older LCD displays. The screen size is 1.77 inches, which is relatively small by today’s standards but was standard for mobile phones at the time. The display has a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels, which is sufficient for basic tasks such as texting, calling, and viewing basic graphics.
The Samsung C500 features a main camera with VGA resolution, which means that it can capture images with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. This resolution is relatively low compared to modern smartphone cameras. The Samsung C500 does not have a video recording feature, which means that users are only able to capture still images with the main camera.
The C500 has limited memory capabilities. It does not have a card slot for expandable storage, which means that the internal memory is fixed and cannot be expanded. The phonebook is limited to 1000 entries and calls records can store up to 20 dialed, received, and missed calls.
The internal memory of the Samsung C500 is only 2MB, which is quite small compared to modern smartphones. This limited internal memory capacity means that users may struggle to store large amounts of data on the device, such as photos, videos, or music files.
Sound and Features
The Samsung C500 is a basic mobile phone with limited features. It does not have any sensors, such as an accelerometer or proximity sensor, which are commonly found in modern smartphones.
The device features messaging capabilities including SMS (Short Message Service), EMS (Enhanced Messaging Service), and MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), which allow users to send and receive text, images, and other multimedia content.
The browser on the Samsung C500 is WAP 2.0, which is an older, basic mobile browser that allows users to browse websites in a simplified format optimized for mobile devices. The device has built-in games but does not support Java, which means that users cannot download and install additional games or applications.
The Samsung C500 features basic utility functions such as a converter and calculator, as well as a built-in speakerphone and voice memo function. The device features predictive text input, which helps users quickly and accurately compose messages and other text-based content on the phone.
The Samsung C500 comes with a removable Li-Ion 800 mAh battery, which provides a moderate amount of power. The battery is user-replaceable, which means that users can easily swap out the battery if they need to.
The standby time of the battery is up to 220 hours, which means that the phone can remain in a low-power state for several days without needing to be charged. However, this standby time can be significantly reduced if the device is used heavily for calling, messaging, or other tasks.
The talk time of the Samsung C500 is up to 5 hours, which means that users can talk on the phone continuously for up to 5 hours on a single charge. This talk time is relatively short compared to modern smartphones, which can often provide many more hours of talk time. The Samsung C500 is available in two colors: black and red.