Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Great for pre-teens and those on a budget
Samsung GT S3650 Genio Touch
Member Name: gothicmidnight
Samsung GT S3650 Genio Touch
Advantages: Nice design, feels nice to hold, interchangeble backs, lots of features
Disadvantages: Touch screen can be hard to use, widget design can get annoying, not a fantastic camera
I bought this phone about a year ago because I wanted to upgrade from a Sony Ericcson k800i.
I decided on the Genio Touch because it was in my price range and had a touch screen and the ability to use Facebook on it.
The phone has a "widget" gadget" which allows you to put various tasks and utilities in a bar to the left which appears when you touch the arrow.
Personally, I find this annoying. I'm forever making the widget bar appear and I don't have big fingers (quite small actually) so I'm not entirely sure why this happens.
The phone does have interchangeable backs which can be changed to suit your individual personality. The phone comes with two backs already, but there are many more on the market.
The phone has a 2mg camera but the images come out quite noisy but this isn't anything to do with how many megapixels it has (after all megapixels only determine how large an image can be printed to). If you're looking for a phone with a good camera, then this isn't it, but then, most people don't buy a phone solely for the camera. If you are looking for a phone with a half decent camera, then this phone really isn't for you.
The Genio Touch, however, does have a nice design and feels very nice in the palm of the hand. It's not too heavy and is small enough to fit almost anywhere.
The phonebook is easily usable and the wallpaper can be changed to a photo of your choice.
I personally could never get Facebook to work on it, even when my phone was topped up (I'm on PAYG) but this might be due to customer error rather than a fault on Samsung's part.
The keypad is relatively large which is great for those with less than perfect eyesight (like me!)
The phone also features a calander, so you never miss those much needed appointments, and a music player so you can play music on the go. The phone also features bluetooth and an FM radio.
Overall, this phone has alot of jam-packed utilities. It is a decent phone, especially for those on a budget and especially as a first mobile phone for pre-teens and teenagers.
However, this phone is personally not for me. I find the touch screen hard to use sometimes and sometimes when the camera is open it freezes and I have to take the battery out to restart is. However, this may only be a fault with my particular phone and not a common problem to the consensus of phones
Summary: A good phone for pre-teens
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