Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Samsung GT S5620
Member Name: Gozaine
Samsung GT S5620
Advantages: Reasonably good value
Disadvantages: Touch screen technology is unpredictable
I got this phone as part of my virgin contract on the £10pcm package.
It's OK. I remember the days when phones had dials and were attached to the house with wire on a table in the hall. So mainly I want to phone people, and you can do that quite successfully.
The touch screen technology is very unpredictable. My husband has the same phone, he is a gardener and keeps his in his pocket. He frequently finds he has accidentally phoned somebody, deleted the all the A's in his phone book, or it's trying to log onto the internet. Even keeping it in my bag I had some problems. I bought a cover for mine in the end which has helped.
Apart from doing things you don't want it also sometimes fails to do the things you do want to do. It's particularly temperamental when it comes to switching off the alarm in the morning. It can take several attempts to do that, which is particularly annoying.
It has lots of functions, most of which I don't use. I find the diary very useful though. If you spend a lot of time surfing the net from your phone this probably isn't the one for you. On the rare occasions when I have wanted to access the internet from my phone I've found it extremely difficult to use. A smart phone it is not! Having said that a lot of smart phones seem quite large by comparison so if you mainly want to phone people and want something neat and small this is better.
The radio is good, the camera is reasonable for the money. It's got things like an image editor but to be honest if you are that keen on fiddling with your photos, buy a proper camera.
All in all it's not a bad phone for the money but if I'm offered an upgrade at the end of this contract, I will be seriously considering it.
Summary: It's OK but not fantastic.
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