Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
Newest Review: ... not the amazing phone that I thought that I was going to get! First of all it is quite a big and bulky phone which is not exactly what I wa... more
Sociability on demand
Samsung GT B3410
Member Name: loz09
Samsung GT B3410
Advantages: Easy to use, nice look, good features
Disadvantages: No wi-fi, not the best camera quality
Admittedly, I'm not the best at keeping phones in working order for a substantial period of time, (we won't discuss how I managed to wreck my last phone!). As such, the decision to bring this delicate looking piece of equipment into my life wasn't one I took lightly. Signing myself up to a 24 month T-mobile contract meant it was free at least, but also meant I would have to look after it for that long period of time. So far so good, despite a fair few collisions with the floor there aren't even any minor problems to report, never mind major ones.
The phone itself is lovely and compact, slipping easily into tight pockets, but big enough so you don't lose it in your bag! Nice and sleek with the now very popular space saving qwerty board that slides out smoothly. The touch screen recognition is as good as I've found on most phones (just be careful of it ringing people you didn't want to, with it's high sensitivity). The front of the phone houses the call buttons so you can make calls quickly and easily.
As for the features of this phone, it's got pretty much everything you need, and as it claims it's a phone for th sociable among us. Widgets on the front screen (small icons that can be used as shortcuts) that can be dragged on or off the screen allow quick access to facebook, SMS, music player and more. Although there is no wi-fi capability there is a fully functioning internet browser that can come in very handy.
The mp3 player is exactly what I expected, decent sound quality and very useful with a good set of earphones, and also plays mp4 videos. The phones also has a respectable (but not great) 2 mega pixel camera, with video shooting capabilities. All of this displays on the impressive 2.6 inch screen. Aside from that the phone has bluetooth access and a good battery life. I have mine on 24/7 and it needs charging approximately once a week.
From the menu you can access an instant messenger (internet required so beware of cost), yet another reason this is considered such a sociable phone. The qwerty board can be used for texting but for those of you who prefer the old way you can use the touch screen to bring up the traditional style keyboard. That said the qwerty board is very easy to adjust to and I can envisage too many problems.
The final important feature to mention is the ease of access to your e-mail. Simply store your e-mail address and password in the phone and you can download your inbox on demand.
Overall this is a very easy to use, modern, affordable phone with little drawbacks. Mine was free on a £15/month contract but should be available at around £100 on pay as you go. Reccomended to all.
Summary: This is a great phone that should appeal to most people
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