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StylishSlimGood lookingGreat ScreenCamera is appallingMenus are hard workTexting is hampered by random full stopsWould I buy it again?One word: no - prefer my old K780i actually
My mum has this phone and it looks pretty cool, I have to admit I wouldn't mind stealing it. For looks alone this phone will really make you stand out when it rings out on the bus or at work. There are the usualy features text messaging, phone book etc. It has the popular flip front and this makes it look sleek and modern. I would say that this phone would be ideal for all, whether they be teens or adults or just buy the one and share.
I was a bit of a late starter when it came to mobile phones. Everyone else seemed to have one so, in the summer of 1999, I decided I should probably get myself sorted with a mobile. My girlfriend had been a mobile phone user for years and she knew all the things to look for in a phone - battery life, sound quality, size, weight and so on. Although this probably didn't help much in the end because we both knew which phone we wanted as soon as we saw it in the shop - the Samsung SGH600. We didn't want it for any of the 'sensible' reasons either, but purely because of it's looks. To be honest, I'm not sure you can still buy this phone on the high street. Maybe you can find an Arthur Daley that'll let you take one off his hands for a tenner at your local market, but that's about the only way you'll get one. Unless you ask me nicely and pay me handsomely, of course :-). I shall be discussing the phone generally and voicing my opinions about it first - if it's facts you want, skip to the end of this op. Let's start off with a few bad points then. This is not a recent addition to the mobile phone community, I bought mine almost 3 years ago. As such it doesn't bring with it all the expected benefits of one of your new-fangled Nokia mobile entertainment center thingies. No games, no radio, not many ring tones, no MP3, no WAP, poor sound quality and, let's face it, a pretty poor screen for texting. Doesn't sound too good, does it? The main problem with this phone is that it is getting on a bit. Technology, in any form, seems to move on a pace year on year and mobile phone technology is no exception. It seems that less than a year after you buy something it is already out of date. The lasting quality that the Samsung SGH600 has is it's styling. No other phone (IMVHO) comes close. You can keep your flashy Nokia's with their personalisable ring tones, covers and flashy gr
aphics. Give me the smooth styling of my silvery Samsung any day. Any other advantages? Yes, of course there are. I love the flip activation - no need for fiddling about trying to find the answer button - simply flip open the case and you've answered the phone. And if you're making a call, you can record your voice to automatically activate the dialling of any of the numbers in your phone book - it's called voice activation, I'm sure you've heard of it. Lastly, the phone is very simple to use. It's obvious which buttons to press - even the answer and power buttons are colour coded green and red respectively, and they have a little answered phone and phone-on-hook symbol to help out the terminally stupid. Just the facts, mam. -------------------- Network: GSM 900 Weight: 95 g Max. talk time: 6 hours Max. standby time: 105 hours Battery type(s) supported: Li-Ion Base warranty: 1 years Size: 130 x 49 x 27 mm / 5.12 x 1.93 x 1.06 Ins Features -------- Display - Illuminated full graphics display with animation - Dynamic display for large / middle / small font - Up to four line text and numbers - One line fixed icon-Battery status, Signal strength, SMS / VMS arriving, Roaming Call Management - Automatic redial - International call access (+function) - Advanced tone dialing (DTMF) feature - Fixed dialing number - Service dialing number - Calling line identification - Any key answer - Call forwarding / Call barring - Call waiting / Call holding - Closed user group - Multi party calling (1+5persons) - Mute Memory - SIM card memory location (Dependent on SIM) - Phone memory location (100 names and numbers) - Scratch pad memo - Last 10 numbers dialed / received / missed - Short cut method - Speed dialing (9 numbers) Business Feature Package - Voic
e dialing (up to 20 names) - Voice memo (up to 140 sec.) - Phone book & SMS (Short message service) management on PC with SAMSUNG EasyGSM (PC synchronization) - Vibrating alert - World time - Alarm - Portable Handsfree Set Cost Control & Security - Advice of Charge - Call log - Call time display - Call time alert - PIN 1 / PIN 2 - Phone lock Optional Control - Multiple languages choice(17 languages) - 17 selectable ring tone - 3 selectable key tone - Volume adjustment : Ring / Speaker / Key tone - Greeting message SMS & Data transmission - Short message service : mobile originated, mobile terminated, cell broadcast - Voice mail service - Supports 9600 bps via SAMSUNG Soft Mobile(S/W modem) : send and receive telefax and files Accessories ----------- Leather Case ~£5 In car charger ~£7 handsfree kit ~£8
Having recently sung the virtues of another SAMSUNG product, I was moved to write about the SGH 600 mobile phone. The first one I owned about a year and a half ago. I had noticed many being used in the middle east, tried out a friends' and bought one. Used it without any problems at all until it was stolen in Alicante airport. I bought a SGH2100 to replace it, but am not so happy as the battery doesn't last so long and the ear microphone is very low for my liking. Unfortunately, I had sung the praises of the SGH 600 to my fellow colleagues and they well two of them also acquires the SGH2100, with the same problems. So on a recent trip the middle east (where you can buy phones at REAL prices, without contract or the deterrant of an unbelievably high handset price unlike the UK - come on you line providers stop making a fortune and give real choice) I bought another SGH 600 and for me it's perfect. Still I am a middle aged business man who is not interested in fancy call jingles or logos on my phone and actually use mine to call people!!! (not just to send messages or funny graphics) Unbelievable eh! So to all you middle aged business men or housewives etc who are not part of this crazy fad and just want a ver good phone, that is lightweight, attractive, multi functional (but not WAP - who needs it?) and reliable this is the phone for you.