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I adored my Samsung D900 and I still keep it as a spare phone because I know it will always work! Technically, this obviously isn't a state of the art phone, although what it can do, it does very well. The phone is small and compact but very sturdy. Unlike some slide phones, the slide mechanism is very smooth, and never got stuck. You can use the phone without sliding it up too. The features of the Samsung D900 are similar to most phones developed at the time. There are downloadable games (the Tetris I would definitely recommend!) but everything else is pre-loaded onto the phone itself. One feature that really impressed me was the camera. It takes surprisingly good photos and has a flash. I replaced this phone because I wanted a smartphone, but used it for about two and a half years (normally I only have a phone for a year so I was very impressed to keep it that long!) and I think it's just a good, reliable phone.
I would recommend this to anyone wanting to buy a phone as either a second phone, for nights out or because they lost/broke a phone. It might not be very technical but it so reliable and does the job very well.
The Samsung D900 was one of phones I wouldn't have minded sticking with but unfortunately I lost the back cover and the battery kept slipping out easily so I had to replace it.
It is a slide phone meaning that everything is neatly concealed 'under the hood' I find this extremely helpful as you can't accidentally text someone jibberish whilst it's in your pocket and it's a huge space saver which is always a good thing.
It has buttons as opposed to a touchscreen which is often preferable as I personally prefer non-predictive text but that is a very hard thing to do on a touchscreen.
The menu is extremely simple to get through and navigate, the contact list also has no weird quirks and this phone has never glitched or crashed on me in the 2 years I had it. The buttons do tend to fade though, in particular the 'answer' and 'hang up' buttons would turn a block green and red colour respectively.
The camera on it is OK. I wouldn't count on printing any of the photos out and framing them, however, if you want to take a picture of your drunk mate with a traffic cone on his head then this works perfectly!
The Video is of the same quality so don't expect an oscar for your latest clip of you shaving his eyebrows in his sleep.
It charges by a charger that is supplied with the phone and plugs into any standard 3-pin socket, it does not charge when connected to the computer which I find a bit of a hindrance but it's easy to work with this. It connects to PC via a wire particularly made for this phone so I recommend getting all of your stuff on the phone in one go as the wire is quite small and easy to lose and also the computer does not recognise the phone every time and the software is just plain awkward and annoying, hard to navigate and slow.
The phone can play actual recordings which is handy if you don't want to be stuck with the standard polyphonic ringtones that come with and if you find yourself running out of memory then I suggest just upgrading the memory card, it uses a mini SD card.
If I never lost the back of this phone it'd be safe to say I'd still be using it as it is actually a lot more reliable than the phone I own now (samsung tocco) and seems to have less issues than most modern phones. I highly recommend this phone for someone who doesn't need the latest gadgetry!
I used to own this phone before I upgraded to Sony Ericsson.
Before my current phone I always had Samsung phones and for reliability I think they are excellent. Even after dropping this phone several times it still worked... I did drop it in liquid once and it even survived this!
As for the features, its a slide phone so the keys are hidden and when you slide it down it will automatically lock the screen. You can also set the phone to make a noise each time its open and closed which I quite liked!
It has the usual bluetooth, music storage, recorder, camera and you can even print images to a printer. I only really used the phone for calls, texts and the camera..
It has predictive text and the options for texting are very similar to Nokia which Samsung never used to be so it makes it easier if you are switching between the different makes of phone.
With this phone and also Samsung in general, I do find that their photo quality is not very good which is why I switched to Sony Ericsson. This phone has a 3 megapixel camera and whilst the camera is easy to use the quality of the photos is really poor and this lets the phone down...
In its time it was a good quality and up to date phone, however a few years on and it has been quickly overtaken. Having said that it is very reliable so if you buy a second hand one then I think that you would be pleasantly suprised by how robust it is
Having had this phone for 18 months prior to my latest phone, all I can say is it offered me a trying, at times fun, experience.
The phone is super thin, easily hidden in the pocket. With the screen slid down, the phone is very small indeed, however, its functionality becomes extremely limited. The average camera can not be used, and only the music player of all the features is available to you, as many of the buttons are hidden when it is slid down.
Any phone is only as good as the screen it contains. The one on the D900 is fairly average for those more accustomed to the higher end phones 2010 offers, but for a cheap phone, it is ok I suppose. Just don't be expecting to view high quality photo/video on it.
The photo functionality is very annoying in that you can only save photos to the very limited phone memory (60MB - about 60 photos) before having to move them, you can't instantly save to SD card, which is just a must. The phone takes Micro-SD up to 4GB, which is a healthy number of photos and videos.
The music player is actually quite good offering good sound, and a mini visualiser, which you don't see on many phones and is a nice little feature to include. The UI of the music player is ok, but playlists are very hard to create.
Text messages are good to write on the device, you can write very speedily, but im a touchscreenaholic, and so the buttons tend to slow me down a little too much. If you're used to buttons, its a very nice device to use with a little lip at the bottom for comfort.
Overall, if you're not craving the latest android or apple phones, and just want good basic functionality, consider this phone. I'm sure there may be better on the market, but it's cheap, and the camera is fairly good, as well as the call and sms experience.
When i first saw this phone, i thought it looked quite nice and compact, with the very slim and sleak stylings that was widely talked about and advertised on tele.
I opened the box, and my initial thought was that it looked alot bigger than was shown on the tele, but was very thin, and looked good none the less. With the big screen and stylish front panel with the basic buttons on. With a silver trim around the middle arrows and okay button, and a small part along the top for the speaker, keeping in line with the Samsung logo on the front. I was pleased with how it looked. Apart from the fact it did seem bigger than what i was expecting. There is also a small ridge on the front of the phone, this is to make it easy to slide up and down. But, it doesn't really work very well. When you slide it up the 'up' arrow tends to get pressed by mistake alot, and a small error message flashes onto the screen. I have found it easier not to use this. Although i do get quite a few grubby finger marks on my screen. Also, when the phone was up, it felt as if it was quite flimsy and plasticky, and that it would break quite easy. Though now it does seem quite durable. Because it was my first really nice, stylish phone i was very aware of this problem, and was cautious with it.
After a while, i realised that the phone was quite small, it was just that i was expecting it to be smaller, and it definitely grew on me. PERFORMANCE -
The inbox of the phone can only hold around 200 messages i believe. When mine gets that full, i am told to delete some to make some room. This may be because i do have pictures and videos stored on the memory aswell though. The phone has 60683kb of memory altogether. Which is tiny compared to other phones on the market, that are designed specifically for music and photos.
The video/picture taking function is very easy. There is a button at the side of the phone that when pressed automatically brings up the camera function, then when pressed again takes a photo. This makes it very easy to use as you don't have to fiddle around with buttons. However, i do not think that the quality is very good. With a 3 megapixel camera it just seems like it should be better. It doesn't pick the sound up very well, and when it does, it is muffled and there is always a lot of background noise. As well as this, the flash is poor. It doesn't work very well at all. Its good as a torch, close up, but if your taking a photo on a night out. Use someone elses phone! You can also store MP3s on the phone's memory. But if you have an iPod or other kind of MP3 player i would say to use that, because the sound is very tinny. You can change the equaliser setting, but it doesn't make much difference. It still doesn't sound very good at all. With the memory only being small, they can take up alot of room aswell. It's not worth it. Any sounds that are stored can be used as a ringtone, but not a message tone. Which i find annoying. They can also be assigned as an alarm sound.
It is very easy to navigate. Everything is clearly set out and easy to fins, with big writing and display pictures which correspond.
There is also a shortcut key function. This is very useful because it enables you to assign a key to the things you use most. For instance, writing a text or the alarm feature. This makes it even quicker and even easier to do the most common things on your mobile. A good feature. OVERALL-
I have enjoyed the usage of my phone for the basic functions like calling/texting and things like that. But it isn't very good for the more advanced functions on the phone. The Walkman w800 series of phones seem more suited for this cause.
Also, a few months ago, i did have a bit of trouble with it. It kept turning itself off randomly and when i closed it. I don't know why this was, but it seemed to sort itself out. The battery life is very poor on this phone. I am constantly charging mine. But when the battery is low, the phone does alert you, so it is hard for the battery to run out. It flashes every 15 seconds or so, warning of a low battery.
I would recommend this phone if you want something quite basic, but still looks stylish.
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I bought this phone from what actually looked like a dodgy second hand shop in Brighton Town. It was second hand and was only able to take an o2 sim which was fine as I am on o2.
They could not tell me how old it was but it looked pretty much brand new as there were no scratches on it or anything. It coast me £40 with a charger, 2 batteries a CD to install software to enable images to be uploaded onto the computer and finally it came in the original box.
So I have had it for around 9 months now and it has dealt with my heavy life style. It has been put through pretty much everything with me from the past 9 months and survived with some stories to tell! Although there are actually STILL no scratches, or at least noticeable ones, the slide has started to become slightly loose. Nothing bad has come from this though as in it still works fine and is receiving and sending texts and calls.
It is a very slim slick phone and a few years ago was 'the phone to have' as it has a real stylish feel to it. Its fits in your pocket effortlessly and you barely know its even there. The camera is a 3 mega pixel which is standard for the year it was made in - the photos aren't that clear but still not actually too bad too see image and some detail. Nothing magical though. It has a video function which really is not that good especially with everything around now days.
Although you cannot automatically save sent items you can at least see the past 20 people you sent messages too and it can store around 250 messages.
I personally really like the shape of it and I don't think anything - other than the iphone - can really compare. It is sleek, light and smooth and does not take up much room in your pocket. It is able to do what phones do which is call people and send texts. Battery life is around 36 hours depending on how much you use - sometimes its MUCH less!
It has emergency photo and video features and you can download some games. I have tetras which coats £3.50 and was really worth it for those long train journeys. Its defo one of the old school greats!
I purchased this phone after an unfortunate accident with my last phone. As I get my phones via contract I had to replace my old phone with a cheaper one until the expiry of my contact when I would be entitled to another free phone. This certainly seemed to fit the bill as it cost around only £60 and also looked the part. It has the now common Samsung slide-up feature which means there is no chance of making any accidental calls. It also had all the usual features - camera, video etc and a reasonably sized screen. I have also grown accustomed to the Samung phone layout and have found it easy to use.
I must admit that although I normally have a preference for Samsung phones I have found the quality of this one poor at times. It has a nasty habit of cutting out during calls and I seem to get very poor reception in areas which were not previously a difficulty with my last phone and so I cannot really blame the network provider.
Oveall I suppose you get what you pay for and it is a reasonable phone for a reasonable price.
I had this phone for almost two years and during that time it was completely reliable. Despite my having dropped it on concrete floors more than once, it never broke and the most damage it suffered was a few scratches.
Its a well thought out phone with good sized keys and unlike some phones it never feels awkward when you're texting or making a phonecall.
With recent technological advances, the camera isn't nearly as good as the modern camera phones are offering. The zoom isn't great and although it is stated as being a fairly high pixel camera, I find that if you set the camera to take photos at its maximum resolution, you have to wait a long time for the photo to be taken and so you find yourself standing still for a bit longer than is comfortable.
Having said that, it is still an elegant looking, well designed phone with all the features necessary for an everyday mobile phone.
The moment I laid my eyes on this phone, I stopped blinking. The Slimness of this phone is the sexiest bit of this phone with 12.9mm of thickness. The function of Slide also makes the phone even more stylish and also making it compact. What I like about this phone is when I put this phone in my jean pocket where I usually put it, it doesn't show at all. It's as if there is nothing in my pocket and sometimes, I forget that I have a phone in my pocket. The phone looks as if it has some weight, but in fact it's the opposite and its super light. Some people say that D900 is quite wide and thinks this is a bad thing but I think wide phones are useful because it gives you the grip of the phone and you hardly miss and drop the phone. The plastic feeling also acts the same way as I described with the width of the phone. I drop my phone couple of times, and there are hardly any scratches.
I thought this phone was going to be very expensive but then I searched through EBay and it was around 100 to 150 pounds and I said to myself that it is worth the money so I quickly bought this phone.
Whenever I received this phone, I was very happy with the product even more since I received Wireless Headphone with it. It was really easy to use.
The first thing I did when I received this phone, I checked the quality of the camera and compared to my digital camera since my digital camera is 3 megapixels too. The quality was very clean and outstanding. I thought it was better than my digital camera. Not only you can just take boring photos, but you can also add picture frames and effects. You can turn your friends or pets into clowns, lol. At the highest quality set on the camera, it takes a bit of time to take it and you have to hold it quite still but the output quality is worth all the effort.
Video function is also excellent with the function of pause during filming. During playback, if you press 1 you can view the video at the full screen size so that you don't have to squint your eyes.
I can't really say much about the battery life because it depends on what we actually do with the phone. I myself don't turn off the phone at all and I normally call people whereas text and I also listen to music and it lasts about 3 or 4 days. If you intend to go for a week holiday I suggest you to bring a charger.
The messaging is super convenient. I have used many other phones and I have to say Samsung phones are easiest to text. All the functions of predictive text and normal input are installed. One of the functions I have never seen was the vivid messaging where you type certain word, it changes to emoticon. For example, the word Happy is changed to Smiling Face. Although, it doesn't save sent messages automatically but you can save them by 'Save and Send' when you are about to send a text to someone. In my opinion, I liked the way it didn't save because I keep my received text and don't delete them for like a month and sent messages gets in the way of keeping my texts although you can keep 200 texts at the maximum.
One of the weird functions that I found was where you link the charger and you link this on the side of the phone where you also put the earphone which I found quite awkward. On the other hand, linking on the side is quite useful because it tucks away all the charger cables to the side and it's easier to text as well.
MP3 player is also in great quality. One of the things I found very useful is background player where it plays in the background and can do something else. The sound quality is amazing through the speaker but it could do with a bit more volume but then again, it's a phone. Like other phones, you can make your favourite Mp3 as a ringtone and show off your friends.
When you type the number, it comes out in large bold font making it easier to read. This is really useful if elders are using this phone. You can also group phone numbers into Family, Friends and you can have them different ringtones so you will know who is calling you. It's very useful if someone you don't like is calling you. You can also have the person photo displaying on the screen when they are calling you.
The internal memory given is not that great, however external memory slot is installed so you can expand the memory and the memory card is also not that expensive. The maximum memory card you can use is 1GB.
The connectivity of this phone is very easy to use. When you connect this phone to the computer, it recognizes as a hard drive so you don't really need to install the driver that is given. This is also useful because you Drag and Drop the files and it only takes couple of seconds to transfer.
Other applications include,
Games (known as Java application)
Overall, this phone is excellent for everyone and it also beats LG chocolate at most. I recommend this to everyone except the people who works at construction site, you wouldn't want this phone be dirty.
This is a brillant phone that I used for two years and never expericenced any problems with it. It looks nice and isn't too small which I like as I used to have a tiny phone which I always used to drop. This phone is reliable, easy to use and is quick when loading texts etc.
I find samsung to be the best as I have never had any problems with any samsungs that i have had. The camera on this phone is great and when you take a video the quality is also very good. It stores plenty of contacts and sms which is what i like because I hate deleteing texts.
It has wap, a lot of applications such as alarm clock, calendar and it has a number of games which are also quite good. The sound quality on this phone is the best I have ever had. I would recommend this phone to any one as it is reliable and very easy to use.
I have owned the Samsung D900 for over two year now and have yet to report a problem. With two opportunities to upgrade, I have not been able to, given my attachment to the simple and highly convenient phone. The modern phones such as the iphone and Nokia's N-range, with all of their 'add-ons' and touch screens seem to blow over my head, and I still prefer to stick to the easy to use Samsung D900.
The samsung D900, as listed below, has all the features such as a camara, mp3 player, SMS, bluetooth, etc, which are essential to to a mobile, and all the features are extremely easy to put into action!
The phone other extremely saleable feature is that it seems to be indestructible! I have dropped it numerous times, let it slip into a swimming pool, thrown it against a wall, and it has yet to bear a scratch..
Aesthetically I also find it very pleasing, with quite a standard samsung look. As well as this, I believe it is still the world's slimmest slide phone, so you hardly feel it in your trousers!
If you are looking to buy yourself a very cheap, reliable phone, the D900 is ideal. You can pick it up for around £20 from ebay, which is much better than the hundreds you would pay for an extravagent phone now!
Network Type EDGE, GPRS, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, GSM 850, GSM 900
Form Factor Slide
Digital Camera 4x Zoom 3 Megapixels Digital Camera
Display Size 240 x 320
Screen Type 262K Colors (TFT)
Installed Memory 70 MB
Expansion Slot MicroSD
Antenna Type Integrated
Connectivity Bluetooth, Sync ML, USB
Input Method 5-Way Navigation Pad
Talk Time 3.3 Hours
Standby Time 260 Hours
Digital Camera Resolution 3 Megapixels
Digital Camera Zoom 4x Digital Zoom
Messaging Formats EMS, IMAP4, MMS, POP3, SMS, SMTP
Data Formats MIDP2, WAP 2.0
Phone Features Caller line identifier, Integrated speakerphone, Photo caller ID, Predictive text input, Rington caller ID, Vibrating Alert
Organizer Features Alarm clock, Calendar
Other Features PC synchronization
Applications Calculator, Countdown timer, Currency converter, JAVA games, Stopwatch
Multimedia Features Digital TV playback, Direct photo printing through PictBridge, MP3 player, MP3 ringtones, MPEG4 video playback, Polyphonic ringtones, Video Capture, Voice recorder
Address Book Capacity 1000 Contacts
Height 10.3 cm
Width 5.1 cm
Depth 1.3 cm
Weight 93 g
Ok...so lets start by saying i've always had Samsung Mobile Phones...because they are designed well and are built to last, which in this day and age is great.
The Samsung D900 is a beautifully designed phone, and looks elegant in anyone's hand. This is a slide phone, which i think are fantastic...as it makes interaction with the phone easier...rather than all buttons or touch screen. The camera is quite good...but can be quite poor if the lighting isnt great.
The layout of the menus and the phone itself are very easy to use...and should not confuse anybody...this means that this is a great phone to buy for your children..to keep an eye on them...sorry...i mean to keep in contact with them.
Samsunds are renowned for their excellence...and the D900 does not dissapoint...All around this phone is excellent...and is only outdone by newer models. A must for anyone who likes a good looking easy to use phone.
Another reliable phone from Samsung that can be relied upon. Bought this phone when it first was released after friend recommended. Cost more that i initially wanted to pay, but all the good reviews swayed me.
The phone is packed with features as standard and is easily modified to the individuals' needs and personality. I personally bought a 4 GB card that proved a good investment as i could then use the phone as a MP3 player.
The camera on the phone is also powerful and easy to use. Good for those occasions that you find yourself in without a digital camera.
Speaker phone is not the best, but I still haven't found a phone that is good in this area. Charging the phone is average along with battery life and dependent on use of individuals. The clarity on the screen is sharp.
The Bluetooth functionality is also useful. I used that hand free kit that came with the phone until it broke.
I have always had Samsung phones apart from a Bosch Orange brick I started with. This one is sleek and stylish and like all Samsungs's easy to get to grips with. Whenever I upgrade (I'm on a contract) I get another Samsung and although I have a fit getting used to a new one, just because I swear it won't be as nice as the old one, because everything is pretty much the same it's easy to adapt.
I liked the flip phones before the slide ones came out and now I wouldn't go back to a flip phone! The display screen is big and clear, the buttons are easy to use, some I've found you can catch others close to it easily! The one thing I will say about Samsung is the ringtones are a bit naff but its very easy to download new ones, I usually opt for a normal sounding ring as anything else gets a littkle embarrassing! Its got all most people will want, radio, phone, text, media messaging, camera, bluetooth, video option. Anything else is a waste surely! Lasted well, but had a few problems with a delay on sliding up phone and display being visable near the end of contract! Now got the Samsung Steel and again love it! Samsung all the way!!
I got this phone on a contract deal from O2 in the pink colour rather than the black but, regardless of the handset colour, the phones are exactly the same. I have had this phone nearly 2 years and it has worn extremely well. It has been dropped on hard surfaces on numerous occasions getting only small scratches and had even been dropped in a bowl of water and survived! The layout on the main search page is easy to use, everything is in the folder you would expect it to be in (not always the case with newer models!) The main problem I have with this phone is that there is no USB port, something that would be very useful to move photos and music between the phone and my computer. Not having this prt and my computer not having blue tooth means that I cannot take full advantage of the camera and MP3 facilities on this phone. I would recommend this phone for people looking for one to last around 18 months, in the last month my phone has started to randomly switch off, this only happens about once every 3-4 weeks, so not too much of an inconvenience but it does mean I will need to purchase a new handset soon! However, this fault could be linked to my having put it in water so may not happen to all D900s.