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Review: Samsung GT M7600 Beat DJ
Samsung GT M7600 Beat DJ
Member Name: cherryguy93
Samsung GT M7600 Beat DJ
Date: 01/09/09, updated on 02/09/09 (57 review reads)
Advantages: Great design and vivid screen
Disadvantages: average camera, excessive touch screen use
With this phone, the clue is in the name here as this is a music phone with a dj-ing application built in. I like the Beat DJ's round design, it is a nice change from normal candy bar phones and it feels solid and very well made. A full touch screen is included and the round bit underneath the screen is also touch sensitive.
I really like the roundness of this phone especially when I use it in the interface, e.g. you can scroll through albums by running your finger around the bottom touch area and then drag a cd into a virtual player. Also the DJ-ing application also has some nifty features you can scratch a picture of a cd on the screen.
However the DJ app isn't really useful for most people and many innovations that I liked in the interface don't get used in the rest of the phone. E.g. you can seek thorough a song by running your finger over a round progress bar, but in the music player it just has normal fast forward and rewind buttons and the touch sensitive area is eventually ignored, also the rest of the phone is just standard.
I also found that the music quality wasn't great as I thought it really lacked the quality, width and depth of an mp3 player and the 5.1 surround sound effect made most music sound harsh except for mainly dance/electronic music. The sound quality isn't awful but to me, I would expect better from a music phone.
However call quality is good as you would expect and battery life I would say is above average with up to 7 hours talk time and 400 hours standby time.
However the Beat DJ has a 3.5mm jack so it is compatible with own headphones and there are shortcut keys to lock the phone, launch the music player and fm radio. The touchscreen I would say is OK, it is not the most responive I have used but it's bright & vivid so photos and videos look fantastic. The 3 megapixel camera is average for a phone so it will be great for snapping. There is an alpha-numeric keyboard to type with but there isn't a landscape function so there isn't a standard QWERTY keyboard. It was ok for slow typing but when I typed faster it became less responsive and missed out letters.
You will need to get a memory card for this phone as it only has 50mb internal memory. the slot is on the outside so it is easy to get to and had no trouble recognising files i had on the memory card. The Beat DJ is not expensive as u can purchase this for free on a £25 monthly contract so no wonder that it is missing some top class features like GPS and wi-fi. But it is a nice looking change from ordinary candybar phones and it has a great vivid screen.
Summary: Great design for music modifiers
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