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Certainly Not a Marvel!!!!
Samsung GT S5560
Author Name: JonathonCross
Samsung GT S5560
Date: 24/07/11, updated on 24/07/11 (16 review reads)
Advantages: I was allowed to give it back- so I did
Disadvantages: Awful Touchscreen!
As many Ciao-ers know I get through allot of Phones!!!! I was cursed with the Samsung 5560 Marvel" because It was a courtesy phone until I upgrade to a Toshiba TG01. (Since the Toshiba I now have an LG Optimus 2X) In this review I will be telling you why to steer clear from it.
Looks and Feel; I have a mixed opinion of the feel of this cell phone because I like the back of the phone- it is a nice experience, however sadly the touchscreen is highly unresponsive (or have i been spoilt with BlackBerrys and Iphones?) When one touches the touchscreen it can be a job to open the text box or opening an application takes for ever for example, another point to mention is the texting on the phone it is awful, I constantly hit the wrong keys on the mobile phone which annoys me highly. it also takes a very long time to reboot the Samsung and once on then it says "initialising Text Messages" which takes around 10 minutes- as you can guess this is frustrating!!!
Durability and Robustness; The screen feels like it is going to break at any minute as it feels cheap. i also found that on the back of the phone it is all to easy to chip the top and the bottom of the rear making it look scruffy.
Battery standby and usage time- The standby time is average it seems to sleep when put down so it lasts for about 2-3 days, however the usage of this feature is limited as it can take a long time to "wake up"- ready to use again. Sadly the usage time is poor- it takes just a day to drain the battery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Value for money; A definite NO NO. The unresponsive touchscreen sadly dominates the phone- and their are better phones out their anyway for £150!!! like the Lg Optimus 1 (I actually have the LG Optimus 2X now!)
Features- Ok really, You get a 5mp camera, Bluetooth, WiFi... what annoys me though is that it looks as if Samsung have given you many games, but you have to pay for them and after the demo version it asks you "would you like to purchase the full version" and let me tell you it is all to easy to press the "Yes" Button!!! Bang goes £5.00 credit!!!!!!! This phone also didn't not have an Application market because it ran Samsung's own operating system- which gave only widgets rather than more sophisticated applications.
Ease of use; Very poor that Touchscreen is hard to use because it does not work, so Texting is hard because its all to easy to press the wrong letter. It is also easy to press an Widget that you dont want!!!!!
Reception quality; Ok really, It has a speakerphone and volume control which helps allot. Though it is not good in a busy street for example as it cant bloke noise as other phones.
Verdict; A definite no no, the unresponsive touchscreen lets the side down as a phone is for texting which is awkward again as of the touchscreen being in accurate. So please do not get this phone... I luckily only have it on a temporary basis.
Alternative Phones; Samsung would like to think the HTC Wildfire but we will go with a really old Nokia.
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