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In hand photos of the Ping i500 irons


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#331 igman

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:24 PM

View Postbunta, on 11 July 2018 - 07:17 PM, said:

View PostJordan Speeth, on 11 July 2018 - 06:26 PM, said:

View Postbunta, on 11 July 2018 - 03:25 PM, said:

im hating the big sole already smh

kinda wished it was thinner.

+1 except, as noted above, that's why this club will excel with toe strikes.  Unfortunately, I rarely miss on the toe side of center...probably why I also prefer a blade sole.  The distance and forgiveness has to come from somewhere.....otherwise, it's just another blade with no help.  This club has done it all in the most compact and attractive package, from every angle, yet.  I haven't heard a peep negative from anyone who's hit it.

me neither. i dont miss on the toe with irons much. I wouldve ordered it blind if the i500 were the size of iblade. they couldve used a bit of tungsten on the toe and shrunk the sole a bit. ugh. why sooo big PING ??!!!

I messed with them today and I was pleasantly surprised with the size and profile. My pictures aren't very good, but for those wanting to see a few more...
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:31 PM

View Postigman, on 11 July 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

View Postbunta, on 11 July 2018 - 07:17 PM, said:

View PostJordan Speeth, on 11 July 2018 - 06:26 PM, said:

View Postbunta, on 11 July 2018 - 03:25 PM, said:

im hating the big sole already smh

kinda wished it was thinner.

+1 except, as noted above, that's why this club will excel with toe strikes.  Unfortunately, I rarely miss on the toe side of center...probably why I also prefer a blade sole.  The distance and forgiveness has to come from somewhere.....otherwise, it's just another blade with no help.  This club has done it all in the most compact and attractive package, from every angle, yet.  I haven't heard a peep negative from anyone who's hit it.

me neither. i dont miss on the toe with irons much. I wouldve ordered it blind if the i500 were the size of iblade. they couldve used a bit of tungsten on the toe and shrunk the sole a bit. ugh. why sooo big PING ??!!!

I messed with them today and I was pleasantly surprised with the size and profile. My pictures aren't very good, but for those wanting to see a few more...
IMG_1531358617.663526.jpg

No.. actually theyre not good. Like at all.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:37 PM

View Postbunta, on 11 July 2018 - 08:31 PM, said:

View Postigman, on 11 July 2018 - 08:24 PM, said:

View Postbunta, on 11 July 2018 - 07:17 PM, said:

View PostJordan Speeth, on 11 July 2018 - 06:26 PM, said:

View Postbunta, on 11 July 2018 - 03:25 PM, said:

im hating the big sole already smh

kinda wished it was thinner.

+1 except, as noted above, that's why this club will excel with toe strikes.  Unfortunately, I rarely miss on the toe side of center...probably why I also prefer a blade sole.  The distance and forgiveness has to come from somewhere.....otherwise, it's just another blade with no help.  This club has done it all in the most compact and attractive package, from every angle, yet.  I haven't heard a peep negative from anyone who's hit it.

me neither. i dont miss on the toe with irons much. I wouldve ordered it blind if the i500 were the size of iblade. they couldve used a bit of tungsten on the toe and shrunk the sole a bit. ugh. why sooo big PING ??!!!

I messed with them today and I was pleasantly surprised with the size and profile. My pictures aren't very good, but for those wanting to see a few more...
IMG_1531358617.663526.jpg

No.. actually theyre not good. Like at all.
LOL.  I emailed them as the smallest size because I keep getting "file too big"... What's the best way to reduce file size from an iPhone photo?  I emailed as the lowest grade and tried importing them and still too big.  I have a couple that are better...marginally.

Edited by igman, 11 July 2018 - 08:40 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 09:17 PM

You need Samsung bro

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:22 PM

I hit them today at work both feel great I had the DG 105s and the DG120 s and swapped them out. I like the feel better with the 120 shaft but I think I might be getting better distance with 105. Range was super windy into from the left and I was hitting up hill so not ideal. They are similar the i500 is just slightly thinner on top line and sole. I bet the bigger difference may be in the long irons I suspect the i210 will have more offset in them. I am going to get the i500 just want to get on a sim and see numbers with shaft options.
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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:31 PM

With all this current information coming out, has anyone heard when the iblade replacement will be coming and does anyone have any info on it.

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:39 PM

View PostChef Otto, on 11 July 2018 - 10:22 PM, said:

I hit them today at work both feel great I had the DG 105s and the DG120 s and swapped them out. I like the feel better with the 120 shaft but I think I might be getting better distance with 105. Range was super windy into from the left and I was hitting up hill so not ideal. They are similar the i500 is just slightly thinner on top line and sole. I bet the bigger difference may be in the long irons I suspect the i210 will have more offset in them. I am going to get the i500 just want to get on a sim and see numbers with shaft options.
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Thanks for pics.....is it me or is the i500 hosel thicker than i210?

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:43 PM

View PostChef Otto, on 11 July 2018 - 10:22 PM, said:

I hit them today at work both feel great I had the DG 105s and the DG120 s and swapped them out. I like the feel better with the 120 shaft but I think I might be getting better distance with 105. Range was super windy into from the left and I was hitting up hill so not ideal. They are similar the i500 is just slightly thinner on top line and sole. I bet the bigger difference may be in the long irons I suspect the i210 will have more offset in them. I am going to get the i500 just want to get on a sim and see numbers with shaft options.
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id like to guess which ones which..

pic 2 - i500 on right
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:12 AM

SwooshLt, someone made a post that the hosel was a little thicker to optimize heel toe cg placement. Looks to my eye that is true.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:36 AM

I am dying. I have no Ping retail accounts near me to go see them in person.  

I secretly hate some of you guys.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:45 AM

I wonder the size comparison to the P790. Id imagine a bit smaller with a thinner top line?
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:07 AM

I hit these yesterday and I really liked them, they look great. They are not the softest feeling clubs. Even though they are forged but they are acceptable. I hit them with dg120s and the regular dg both x100 shafts. The launch the ball really high and far. I was hitting the 7 iron 215-220 carry. I have some pictures, but it keeps telling me they are too big. Any ideas there??
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:19 AM

How were the spin and launch numbers in the dg120 vs dg x100?

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:22 AM

View Postmbbrewer, on 12 July 2018 - 07:19 AM, said:

How were the spin and launch numbers in the dg120 vs dg x100?

They were very similar spin wise, i was launching a bit higher with the 120s. too high in my opinion.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:24 AM

View PostQuigleyDU, on 12 July 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

I hit these yesterday and I really liked them, they look great. They are not the softest feeling clubs. Even though they are forged but they are acceptable. I hit them with dg120s and the regular dg both x100 shafts. The launch the ball really high and far. I was hitting the 7 iron 215-220 carry. I have some pictures, but it keeps telling me they are too big. Any ideas there??


Lost me at not soft....ugh


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:27 AM

View PostSwooshLT, on 12 July 2018 - 07:24 AM, said:

View PostQuigleyDU, on 12 July 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

I hit these yesterday and I really liked them, they look great. They are not the softest feeling clubs. Even though they are forged but they are acceptable. I hit them with dg120s and the regular dg both x100 shafts. The launch the ball really high and far. I was hitting the 7 iron 215-220 carry. I have some pictures, but it keeps telling me they are too big. Any ideas there??


Lost me at not soft....ugh

haha, its ping, not mizuno, what did you expect?
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:43 AM

View PostQuigleyDU, on 12 July 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

I hit these yesterday and I really liked them, they look great. They are not the softest feeling clubs. Even though they are forged but they are acceptable. I hit them with dg120s and the regular dg both x100 shafts. The launch the ball really high and far. I was hitting the 7 iron 215-220 carry. I have some pictures, but it keeps telling me they are too big. Any ideas there??

you know you are a WRX'er when your camera tells you the irons are too big. "sorry these irons are too big, blade photos only".

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:47 AM

View PostSwooshLT, on 12 July 2018 - 07:24 AM, said:

View PostQuigleyDU, on 12 July 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

I hit these yesterday and I really liked them, they look great. They are not the softest feeling clubs. Even though they are forged but they are acceptable. I hit them with dg120s and the regular dg both x100 shafts. The launch the ball really high and far. I was hitting the 7 iron 215-220 carry. I have some pictures, but it keeps telling me they are too big. Any ideas there??


Lost me at not soft....ugh

It's also not truly forged. The only thing forged is the face.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:51 AM

View Postcaloge, on 12 July 2018 - 07:43 AM, said:

View PostQuigleyDU, on 12 July 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

I hit these yesterday and I really liked them, they look great. They are not the softest feeling clubs. Even though they are forged but they are acceptable. I hit them with dg120s and the regular dg both x100 shafts. The launch the ball really high and far. I was hitting the 7 iron 215-220 carry. I have some pictures, but it keeps telling me they are too big. Any ideas there??

you know you are a WRX'er when your camera tells you the irons are too big. "sorry these irons are too big, blade photos only".

haha. i have not been able to get pictures to upload for a while. dunno why.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:01 AM

[quote name='QuigleyDU' timestamp='1531398465' post='17665984']
[quote name=' SwooshLT' timestamp='1531398292' post='17665970']
[quote name='QuigleyDU' timestamp='1531397225' post='17665888']
I hit these yesterday and I really liked them, they look great. They are not the softest feeling clubs. Even though they are forged but they are acceptable. I hit them with dg120s and the regular dg both x100 shafts. The launch the ball really high and far. I was hitting the 7 iron 215-220 carry. I have some pictures, but it keeps telling me they are too big. Any ideas there??
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Lost me at not soft....ugh
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haha, its ping, not mizuno, what did you expect?
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I know but some claim that they feel soft

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[quote name=' SwooshLT' timestamp='1531398292' post='17665970']
[quote name='QuigleyDU' timestamp='1531397225' post='17665888']
I hit these yesterday and I really liked them, they look great. They are not the softest feeling clubs. Even though they are forged but they are acceptable. I hit them with dg120s and the regular dg both x100 shafts. The launch the ball really high and far. I was hitting the 7 iron 215-220 carry. I have some pictures, but it keeps telling me they are too big. Any ideas there??
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Lost me at not soft....ugh
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It's also not truly forged. The only thing forged is the face.
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Yeah I've read that....heading in now to hit both i500 and i210


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:13 AM

View PostZekeswe, on 11 July 2018 - 03:42 PM, said:

View PostCAJ4AU, on 11 July 2018 - 02:59 PM, said:

This site is great, then it isn't....  I have been going back and forth with Will People's trying to spec out some Miura CB-1008 5-pw and an ICL 4 iron and these pop up.   Guess I'll pump the brakes and demo the i500 while on vacation next week.  I may have missed it as I will openly admit not reading every post on here, but are the lofts jacked to get the greater distances being reported?  I personally think these look great coming from an iBlade player... the sole looks very turf friendly and the back is plain sexy!

Standard loft is 30.5 for 7 iron. My 7 iron ss on trackman today was 96mph during my i500 fitting. I spun the i500s with standard loft at 6800 on average with a steep angle of decent. These things still go to the moon so have tons of stopping power. I'm extremely high spin though and have to work hard at angle of attack to reduce dynamic loft

I was highly impressed to say the least.

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:32 PM

View PostSwooshLT, on 12 July 2018 - 07:24 AM, said:

View PostQuigleyDU, on 12 July 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

I hit these yesterday and I really liked them, they look great. They are not the softest feeling clubs. Even though they are forged but they are acceptable. I hit them with dg120s and the regular dg both x100 shafts. The launch the ball really high and far. I was hitting the 7 iron 215-220 carry. I have some pictures, but it keeps telling me they are too big. Any ideas there??


Lost me at not soft....ugh

Hit both i500 and i210.....not even close on sound/feel side.... i210 all day....I gained one club easily over my psi forged tour although lofts are essentially the same!  No brainer and flushed feel with i210 was extremely pleasing...
More to come

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:18 AM

My local club fitter got their i500 and i210's in on Wednesday.  I went in yesterday and hit both, I'm currently playing the i E1 irons so I went in feeling partial to the i210's.  The i210's were great but I absolutely loved the feel of the i500.  The face was noticeably softer, almost squishy and the ball really seemed to shoot off the face.  According to the trackman (which is still don't fully trust) I was carrying the i500 7 iron an average of 182 yards compared to 171 with my current irons and 173 with the i210's.  I'm not overly concerned about iron distance but the i500 felt very forgiving and was also flying significantly higher than my current set and the i210's.  The i500 was also more appealing to my eye with a slightly thinner top line and a more simplified look at address.  

Needless to say the i500 blew me away and I was not expecting to like it.  Purchased a set on the spot, now I just have to wait the grueling 15-17 days from Monday, when they can officially place orders with Ping, for the clubs to get here.  I have a hunch the i500's are going to sell very well.  Price wise there was a significant difference in the i500's vs the i210's ($163/club vs $120/club) which may keep some folks away but for a hallow bodied, forged, players iron you should expect to pay a little more.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:31 AM

View PostMyHandicapIsGolf, on 13 July 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

My local club fitter got their i500 and i210's in on Wednesday.  I went in yesterday and hit both, I'm currently playing the i E1 irons so I went in feeling partial to the i210's.  The i210's were great but I absolutely loved the feel of the i500.  The face was noticeably softer, almost squishy and the ball really seemed to shoot off the face.  According to the trackman (which is still don't fully trust) I was carrying the i500 7 iron an average of 182 yards compared to 171 with my current irons and 173 with the i210's.  I'm not overly concerned about iron distance but the i500 felt very forgiving and was also flying significantly higher than my current set and the i210's.  The i500 was also more appealing to my eye with a slightly thinner top line and a more simplified look at address.  

Needless to say the i500 blew me away and I was not expecting to like it.  Purchased a set on the spot, now I just have to wait the grueling 15-17 days from Monday, when they can officially place orders with Ping, for the clubs to get here.  I have a hunch the i500's are going to sell very well.  Price wise there was a significant difference in the i500's vs the i210's ($163/club vs $120/club) which may keep some folks away but for a hallow bodied, forged, players iron you should expect to pay a little more.


Good to hear.....but let's not forget the loft is 30* compared to 33*

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:40 AM

View PostSwooshLT, on 13 July 2018 - 09:31 AM, said:

View PostMyHandicapIsGolf, on 13 July 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

My local club fitter got their i500 and i210's in on Wednesday.  I went in yesterday and hit both, I'm currently playing the i E1 irons so I went in feeling partial to the i210's.  The i210's were great but I absolutely loved the feel of the i500.  The face was noticeably softer, almost squishy and the ball really seemed to shoot off the face.  According to the trackman (which is still don't fully trust) I was carrying the i500 7 iron an average of 182 yards compared to 171 with my current irons and 173 with the i210's.  I'm not overly concerned about iron distance but the i500 felt very forgiving and was also flying significantly higher than my current set and the i210's.  The i500 was also more appealing to my eye with a slightly thinner top line and a more simplified look at address.  

Needless to say the i500 blew me away and I was not expecting to like it.  Purchased a set on the spot, now I just have to wait the grueling 15-17 days from Monday, when they can officially place orders with Ping, for the clubs to get here.  I have a hunch the i500's are going to sell very well.  Price wise there was a significant difference in the i500's vs the i210's ($163/club vs $120/club) which may keep some folks away but for a hallow bodied, forged, players iron you should expect to pay a little more.


Good to hear.....but let's not forget the loft is 30* compared to 33*

This is what it comes down to. Does the i500 fly higher and spin more than the power lofted i210? If not, then it comes down to looks/sound/feel preference.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:46 AM

View PostSwooshLT, on 13 July 2018 - 09:31 AM, said:

View PostMyHandicapIsGolf, on 13 July 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

My local club fitter got their i500 and i210's in on Wednesday.  I went in yesterday and hit both, I'm currently playing the i E1 irons so I went in feeling partial to the i210's.  The i210's were great but I absolutely loved the feel of the i500.  The face was noticeably softer, almost squishy and the ball really seemed to shoot off the face.  According to the trackman (which is still don't fully trust) I was carrying the i500 7 iron an average of 182 yards compared to 171 with my current irons and 173 with the i210's.  I'm not overly concerned about iron distance but the i500 felt very forgiving and was also flying significantly higher than my current set and the i210's.  The i500 was also more appealing to my eye with a slightly thinner top line and a more simplified look at address.  

Needless to say the i500 blew me away and I was not expecting to like it.  Purchased a set on the spot, now I just have to wait the grueling 15-17 days from Monday, when they can officially place orders with Ping, for the clubs to get here.  I have a hunch the i500's are going to sell very well.  Price wise there was a significant difference in the i500's vs the i210's ($163/club vs $120/club) which may keep some folks away but for a hallow bodied, forged, players iron you should expect to pay a little more.


Good to hear.....but let's not forget the loft is 30* compared to 33*

I am not a huge fan of lofting down clubs to make them go further, but was surprised at how much higher trackman had my ball flight with the i500's, even with the lower lofted 7 iron.  I get that these clubs are most likely not fully forged and went into the session feeling as though the i500 was too gimmicky.  For me they checked all the boxes in terms of outperforming the others on trackman and I loved the look at address.  For those who prefer to play Ping clubs I think these will be a solid option.

I'd definitely encourage anyone who's intrigued to go hit them for yourself.  I could see these clubs being very popular in combo sets as well with the higher irons being the i500's and the lower irons in iBlades.

Edited by MyHandicapIsGolf, 13 July 2018 - 09:48 AM.


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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:18 AM

View PostMyHandicapIsGolf, on 13 July 2018 - 09:46 AM, said:

View PostSwooshLT, on 13 July 2018 - 09:31 AM, said:

View PostMyHandicapIsGolf, on 13 July 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

My local club fitter got their i500 and i210's in on Wednesday.  I went in yesterday and hit both, I'm currently playing the i E1 irons so I went in feeling partial to the i210's.  The i210's were great but I absolutely loved the feel of the i500.  The face was noticeably softer, almost squishy and the ball really seemed to shoot off the face.  According to the trackman (which is still don't fully trust) I was carrying the i500 7 iron an average of 182 yards compared to 171 with my current irons and 173 with the i210's.  I'm not overly concerned about iron distance but the i500 felt very forgiving and was also flying significantly higher than my current set and the i210's.  The i500 was also more appealing to my eye with a slightly thinner top line and a more simplified look at address.  

Needless to say the i500 blew me away and I was not expecting to like it.  Purchased a set on the spot, now I just have to wait the grueling 15-17 days from Monday, when they can officially place orders with Ping, for the clubs to get here.  I have a hunch the i500's are going to sell very well.  Price wise there was a significant difference in the i500's vs the i210's ($163/club vs $120/club) which may keep some folks away but for a hallow bodied, forged, players iron you should expect to pay a little more.


Good to hear.....but let's not forget the loft is 30* compared to 33*

I am not a huge fan of lofting down clubs to make them go further, but was surprised at how much higher trackman had my ball flight with the i500's, even with the lower lofted 7 iron.  I get that these clubs are most likely not fully forged and went into the session feeling as though the i500 was too gimmicky.  For me they checked all the boxes in terms of outperforming the others on trackman and I loved the look at address.  For those who prefer to play Ping clubs I think these will be a solid option.

I'd definitely encourage anyone who's intrigued to go hit them for yourself.  I could see these clubs being very popular in combo sets as well with the higher irons being the i500's and the lower irons in iBlades.

My heart and mind were set on them.....until I hit them.....FOR ME very clacky sound/feel that reminded me of Nike vr pro combo long irons ....without feeling as well ..again to each their own....I was also fairly hyped towards the jpx900 forged....i210 just check my own personal boxes.

Wishing you the best!

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:23 AM

If the i210 irons didn't have that horrible finish on them I would be pre-ordering ASAP. I hated the way the i200s looked after a few rounds. Wish they went back to the S55 finish, those clubs still look amazing today.
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Posted 13 July 2018 - 11:57 AM

View PostJoeJoeJoeUrBoat, on 12 July 2018 - 06:45 AM, said:

I wonder the size comparison to the P790. Id imagine a bit smaller with a thinner top line?

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 12:12 PM

Is it just me or does the 210 look more like the S55 this year?


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