Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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I went to London and all I got was a mobile phone...
Member Name: loopz27
Advantages: Slide - out QWERTY keypad, Well spaced buttons on the front and sides, Proper ringtone included
Disadvantages: No touch screen
Having spent an annoying year with a sony ericsson w302i, I was in the market for a new mobile. After much deliberating in all the high street stores, I was taken with this phone.
As you can see from the picture, it looks a little different from the average mobile on the market - it's not too chunky and fits perfectly into small hands (91x54x17mm); a good weight (101g); has a decent full colour display size of 2 inches and is rather distinctive. It comes in 3 different colours: pink, blue, green or titanium. The keypad slides out from underneath very smoothly and is easy to use. The buttons on both the keypads are very well spaced.
In The Box:
It comes with the phone (as standard), a battery, instruction manual with warranty, phone charger and headphones. Although the actual phone has a slot for a MicroSD card, I was slightly disappointed as one wasn't contained like my last mobile.
Setting It Up:
This was easy to insert the memory card, SIM card and battery via the slip-off cover on the back. Once you turn on the phone, it guides you through the setting up of dates, times, wallpapers, etc... After that, the phone is then ready to use.
Using The Phone:
On the main phone screen, there is a toolbar with links to Facebook, Email, SMS, which I have taken off as I find it makes the screen navigation look a touch messy and annoying when you press the central button.
As there are 2 keypads (QWERTY & Alphanumeric) any of the 2 can be easily used to create text messages or input contacts in the adress book. I prefer to use the QWERTY pad as I find it easier to create messages that way.
There is a 2 megapixel camera with the phone which takes some nice photos, but I am not expecting anything spectacular! It can also be used as an mp3 player, but I have yet to try this out. It does look quite basic, so I am guessing it would be simple to use.
The phone also comes with a calender and memo function, which I find really useful as I do forget important things sometimes. This is quick and easy to use. You can set alarm reminders and input quite a fair amount of detail.
It comes with 4 demo games: Tetris, Bejewelled, Pool and a racing game that I have since deleted.
Bluetooth is available on this phone as well as a USB slot. (Note that you have to get a seperate USB cable if you wish to connect it up to your computer!)
It has a proper ring tone! This is a big plus for me as my last one, you couldn't get any for love nor money.
It comes with an FM radio, which you will need the headphones that come with the phone as these also act as an antenea.
The phone is WAP enabled so you can browse the internet. This is only available if your network operator supports the phone. I know that Orange do.
The battery keeps its charge for 380 hours on stand-by and give around 5 hours of talk time. As I don't use mine on a regular basis, I don't have to charge it very often.
I would definately recommend it!
Summary: Very well laid out and designed phone. Easy to use. Definately recommended!
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