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The Samsung G600 is a lightweight phone weighing on 106g, with a tiny TFT screen which is 2.2" in size. As you can imagine for a fairly basic phone it isn't that big, only measuring roughly 4" x 1.9" x 0.6".
One thing like about the design of this phone is the slide-up screen which reveals the key pad. The menu is operated by pressing the top left button then using the large circular button in the middle to navigate and select which option you wish to select. You have 12 options.
On your menu screen you have access to the following icons.
Fairly self-explanatory, a list of recent dialed and received calls.
Up to 1000 entries, which can also be saved to your SIM card.
You can install music from your computer here, but the volume only goes up to 65dB which is classed as "14".
Has NetFront 3.4.
I think you can figure out what you'll find here.
Here you can find your videos, music, games and "other files". The games are fairly limited to a wee freekick one and a mini-golf one the only ones worth mentioning.
Store your appointments, and even set alarms to remind you about them.
A 5MP one with auto-focus, purely rear facing though and there is no shutter button so operates using the circle button.
Does exactly what it says on the tin.
A selection of handy apps such as a voice recorder, calculator, stop watch, currency converter (you have to type in the current rate).
You can set up to five alarms here.
Set things like the language.
Stand-by Up to 300 hours Talk time Up to 3 h 30 min.
The music coming through the front facing speaker is reasonable quality, but is a wee bit tinny as you would expect from a mobile phone. It was quite clear when used for calling though which is what really matters with a telephone after all.
Would I recommend this phone?
Now, probably not, but it was an excellent phone back in the day, and it still works 8 years later and looks in good condition! You can't buy them new anymore but there does seem to be a good few on eBay however.
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Samsung has gradually become one of the biggest mobile phones companies, and this is due to the sleek and stylish designs they create combined with a great arrangement of technology within them. Back in 2007 I had been noticing this advancement of this company and I felt seduced by this nice phone when touch screens were yet to be released and overtake the market. But before this happened, to me the best style of mobiles were the slide keyboard ones. They just look great and futuristic from my point of view and that was why I decided to buy it.
I will begin describing its splendid design that enticed me to buy this product. The mobile has a big and bright 2.5 inch screen with an incredible resolution. This resolution was vital to appreciate the amazing photos it takes with its 5 mega pixel camera which is really easy to use by just pressing a side button to enable the camera within a second. Additionally, the camera has a very powerful led flash with an outstanding range in order to throw light on the objects you want to capture. It has some fantastic keys to accept or reject calls, which work just with a slight touch. And last but not least, it is really light and thin, which makes it very easy to put in your tightest pockets.
The interface was pretty much like the one on most mobiles had back then, a menu with contacts, messages, games, settings, applications, utilities, etc.. However this samsung has a really efficient processor which makes it very quick when you want to call or text someone urgently.
I really loved this mobile and it will be remembered as the last one I had with a physical numeric keyboard, before embarking on to the age of the touch screen devices.
I brought this phone as my other one had broken and I was abit sceptical at first but Im so glad i took the plunge its great, the cameras great and its so easier to navigate. I got the pink one. I like how you can have a variety of colours of this phone so if you like original black or something different like pink you can. It has an SD card slot which allows you to increase the memory massively so Ive used the fab camera to take lots of photos and put them on my pc. For the size of the mega pixels i thought it would be quite poor but it really surprised me how clear the photos are.The speaker on the phone works great also. I would definetly purchase one again although this one has lasted me ages and no sign of it being faulty where as my last phone lasted 8months.The battery life is about average but then again i can go for ages without charging mine so it does well to last out for about two days even when flashing it has about 6hours left and thats talking from experience of my car breaking down. You wont be disappointed with this phone.
I have had my Samsung SGH-G600 for a few years now and, on the whole, it has done me proud.
It is very easy to use and the onscreen menus mean that you always know what you are doing. It is a very tactile phone and the design means that I have found that it is virtually impossible for it to answer calls by mistake. The screen is large and bright and it is very easy to set up to your own colours and themes.
I have found that the screen is very scratched now as it is permanently at risk. I would advise anyone getting this phone to either buy a cover for it which would protect the screen or to keep it in a separate section of handbag, or separate pocket, etc.
I find the camera a bit of a fiddle to be honest and the instructions are not clear at all as to how to take pictures clearly but it is adequate for everyday use.
I also had a devil of a job setting up the Samsung PC Studio software to run on the phone so that I could move pictures etc. between the phone and my laptop. Anyone having this difficulty, please that you need to use the phone settings option on the menu and then choose USB settings to switch the Samsung PC Studio on.
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Bought this phone when it was fairly new and all i can say is that it was a massive disappointment. Not only was the camera not nearly as good as the 5MP may make you think, but the software was clunky, irritating and much of the time did not work properly. Couple to this an archaic form of SMS and TERRIBLE games and i can only wonder how they justified the huge price tag. The problem is that it's just badly designed, it's as if Samsung didn't think about human beings using it in every day life, they made it beep and vibrate at seemingly random intervals and then made all the menus hard to use so you HAD to keep making it beep! Mine stopped working and Samsung claimed that it was irreparable water damage despite it never having been in any sort of liquid whatsoever.
Signal quality was good, styling is tasteful but apart from that i really cannot recommend you stay away from this phone more! It's simply not worth it.
The G600 from Samsung has some good points to it, but overall I found it very disappointing being a very average phone.
Features of the phone include:
* Dimensions : 102 x 47.8 x 14.9 mm
* Weight : 105 g
* Talk time: Up to 3 h 30 min
* Standby time: Up to Up to 300 h
* Display: 2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels, TFT display
* Camera: 5 Megapixel with Flash
* Image: 2592 x 1944 pixel Resolution
* Video recording
* Memory: 55MB of in built memory + expandable via SD cards
I am not a fan of this phone. I found making phone was quite awkward and fiddly, with the keypad not being very responsive, if I tried to dial a number, it would take a few seconds for it to appear - it seemed to be very slow to respond and sometimes just completely froze.
The phone was an upgrade from a U600 which I'd had the exact same problem with, leading me to think it wasn't the phone or I've been unluckly enough to buy two duff ones in a row.
The display was good enough for me personally and although the respolution may not seem so great in the specs above I found it was OK for the most part. Additionaly the phone has a 5MP built in camera with a flash, good for taking that odd, unexpected photo for relatively close up shots. The photos produced by it aren't too bad and would do if you didn't intend to capture mega fine detail or blow them up. As always with camera phones though I still take an ord inary camera with me for special occasion or holidays as the resolution is much better and has a variety of extra features that phones don't. For distant objects a lack of zoom may be a problem. Still, it's one of the phone's better features.
The built in memory is only small at 55MB, but support for SD cards means this really isn't a problem. The best selling feature of this phone is it's weight and size - both of which are very low. Having said that I don't think it makes up for this phones flaws and after a few months I sold it on.
I've never used the bluetooth or video recording on this phone so can't comment on them.
The sim free model can be bought for around £100 sim free depending on where you get it, but I wouldn't bother. There are much cheaper and more basic ones for people who just want a phone (and probabvly more reliable to) and if you're looking for a high end phone then this one will just seem outdated and sluggish compared to the high end phones around at the moment.
I have have had this phone for two years now so can give a thorough long term test report. Whilst over that time period mobile phone technolgy has come on in leaps and bounds this phone still has a place in the market as the price has comedown considerably making this an idealmpay as you go model. The menu is simply and easy to use and the SD card can hold all the numbers you need and also store a large number of images. Whilst it can store music you would need to purchse a bigger card to make it a suitable MP3 replacemt, the headphone sit comes with are good though and the FM radio can also be useful. The internet facility on this phone is basic but can be used to check the odd email or get directions but anyone wanting to use the internet more would be wis eto invest in a more sophisticated model. One quibble is the casing has scratched up quite a lor so either invest in a case or don't keep it in a pocket with keys of change.
(I have the exact phone pictured but in purple)
Call me shallow, but I chose this phone for one reason. It's purple. No other reason, just - it's purple. (I was very pregnant at the time of getting this so I can blame the hormones for making me rash and compulsive (because of course I normally would never behave like this...))
*** Purple prose ***
I do think the colour of this phone is fab. It is the exact same purple as dairy milk, and it's mainly shiny on the front, and matt purple on the back. I think this must be the only purple phone on the market (or at least one of the very few!) so it's nice to have a phone that stands out from the crowd. It's a slider phone, with the numerical keypad on the lower level. It has a five mega-pixel camera, multi-format music player and built-in FM radio.
*** Sliding smoothly ***
The slide function is smooth and it's very easy to make and answer calls, and the quality of the sound is good. I also find that the battery lasts a long time - I don't use my phone much and usually it needs charging once or twice a week - not bad!
*** Texting blues ***
Sadly my purple joy soon gave way to phone blues when I realised some serious shortcomings with this phone. Firstly - and by far the most annoying thing for me - is that there is no way to save new words into a dictionary for texts. So on my old phone I had lots of handy names, swear words and other random yet important words saved to the autotext dictionary, but this phone doesn't have the facility. As I do quite a lot of texting, I find this massively irritating - and strange as I think this should be a basic function of any phone.
*** Silent isn't golden ***
There are also a few other things that annoy me. When on silent mode the phone, rather unhelpfully, still makes noises. If you reject a call, for example, it still plays a little jingle. This makes it - in my opinion - not a silent mode!
*** Snap unhappy ***
I also don't think the camera is particularly good - despite being five megapixels the quality really isn't that great. It also has a slight delay which can be quite annoying, but I do like that the camera can be instantly activated simply by pressing a small button on the side. The camcorder isn't too bad though.
*** On the plus side ***
Other than these complaints, the phone is fine - it does the usual basic stuff perfectly well and the quality of the phone itself is fine. You can also design your own themes for the phone which can provide hours of fun if you like doing creative things.
However, the small niggles listed above have really put me off this phone and due to switching contracts I've ended up stuck with it for ages. It also looks dated now that everyone has sexy touchscreen phones. Note to self - must get an upgrade!
The Samsung G600 was the first real phone that I owned, and to begin with i thought that it was amazing. It had internet access, a camera and games, compared to an old Nokia that i used for a few weeks that could only call and text. However now that i have a blackberry it has shown me that the Samsung G600 isn't really that great. However if you do not want to spend a lot of money then it is a really useful phone to have.
It has a 5 mega pixel camera which you would expect to be good, but the picture quality really isn't that good as is blurred very easily. Also the battery life of the phone is terrible, and lasted around a day before i had to recharge it again, even though I looked after the battery well and only charged it when it had fully died.
Finally the phone cannot hold many text messages, only 250, so therefore are in need of deleting often if you text a lot.
The positives of this phone are that it is really simple and easy to use, and although the camera isn't great, the video recording is and it and flash can be used to record a video which can be very helpful.
Here is the Specification of the phone for you to examine furthur...
I had this phone a few years ago on my contract. I loved it. It was extremely easy to use and very hard wearing. I'm very clumsy and it survived being dropped a few times with only minor marks. The only thing it didn't survive was being dropped in the bath.
It was very easy to use and the quality was brilliant. The 5mp Camera was brilliant and the quality of the photos were brilliant. Battery life was also another bonus as it lasted a very long time. The other features ie buetooth and FM Radio were features I didnt use very often so cant really comment on those. Another good point about the phone is that its nice to hold without being a brick yet small enough to carry around, it fits nicely in one hand so you can text one handed as I do.
The only down side was the fact that the paint does wear off the edges of the phone but overall its a great phone.
I bought the Samsung G900 about 14 months ago, and are now starting to have a few problems.
The phone is modern and will survive being dropped a lot. This is good for anyone like me who can sometimes be clumsy. The shape is square which allows it to have a large screen for a small-ish phone. The buttons at the bottom of the phone are quite small so can be hard to press if you have bigger fingers. As the phone is a slide phone, the number buttons are a reasonable size which allows for easy dialling or texting.
To begin with the phone had very good performance. Nothing ever went wrong with it and it was very quick to react when I pressed the buttons. The menu has a very clear display, which is easy to use but compared to other phones, there are more than 9 options.
The phone has a camera which is 5 mega pixels which is very good for a phone of this quality. There are also many ways to personalise pictures such as putting an image in front of a picture you are taking to add an effect.
There are not many games on this phone which is not very good. Also, the internet rarley works for me, so as its an internet phone, and i cant use the internet, this is very bad.
Currently, as the phone is getting old, it is beginning to freeze quite often and can sometimes be slow.
When I bought this phone it cost £99 which was a good buy.
I got the phone a few years ago, and although i don't use it all the time anymore, i got a good few years use out of it, and still keep it as a spare today
Firstly, this phone is fairly reliable, although it has slowed down considerable after about 2 years. Despite this, for most of the time I had it, it was fast, reliable, and nothing at all went wrong with it.
The phone looks nice - the slider is smooth, it isn't rough unlike other sliders, and doesn't make a horrible scraping sound like claws on a chalkboard which makes me shiver. So that's always a good start! The keyboard is easy to use, and it is easy to text, however it isn't the best phone if you have large fingers as the buttons are flat instead of being raised, and they are next to each other instead of being apart, meaning you need to be precise when pressing the buttons
The other features on the phone are good as well, although by today's standards they aren't anything out of the ordinary. The bluetooth is good, the camera and video camera are good, although nothing special, but better than other phones. There are lots of really useful applications like a weight/length/volume/currency converter which I found really useful, and which a lot of newer phones don't have. The stopwatch and timer are also good, but there aren't a lot of games (although you can download some if you really want!)
One really nice thing about the phone is that you can design your own colour theme, and choose what the screens and menus look like, which is a really nice feature. Also, the screen is a good size and suitable for seeing photos
The phone battery life is pretty good, although it seems to have decreased as the phone has got older, but generally it only really needs charging a couple of times a week
Overall, the phone is nice - it looks sleek, stylish, although now it may be seen as a little outdated, it doesn't look too 'old'. The screen is a good size and the sliding mechanism is very good as well. The phone fits easily into pockets - it's quite slim, and quite small, as well as being quite light too.
The features are pretty good, and the sound quality is good as well (there's a long speaker across the top of the screen)
All in all, a good, simple samsung, perfect for anyone who wants a no-fuss phone
Should you buy the Samsung G600? NO!
This phone is small light and a slide up. It comes with Bluetooth a 5 mega pixel camera, camcorder, voice recorder, an FM radio and many more features.
It sends messages directly and has an option to save sent messages as well as automatically saving messages sent to you.
So sounds like a good phone right? Well it also has its downfalls!
I got this phone on contract December 2008, it starting playing up March 2009, this was when I took the phone back to the store and they replaced me with another one, it was a different colour but same phone. They said the reason it kept turning itself off etc was because of the battery. I thought after being replaced with a new one I would have no more problems, but this was just the beginning.
After having my brand new one it went a few more months until any more problems occurred. And today they still do, it turns itself off whenever it likes, messages do not send through at the correct time. If I don't have signal and someone sends me a message it will not come through until hours later. The camera doesn't work at all at the moment when I select it comes up with "preview error" and to top it all off I cannot connect the phone to my laptop as it says it's not compatible!
When I have time I will be taking the phone back to the store and asking for a different model and then when my contract finishes in Dec 2010 I will change services from orange to 02.
So don't buy this phone, it will be fine at first then will start playing up!
I have had this phone now for 2 years, it's on o2 pay as you go and it has never let me down. It's packed with features and has a decent enough camera although in darker light with the flash on it can over expose. It also has content protection so you can password everything on your phone i.e. call records, music, pictures and messages. It can also be used as an mp3 player (i would recommend saving your songs onto a memory card which fits into the phone ad there is not that much internal memory). After having this phone for 2 years I have found it be a very reliable phone that will also allow you to use the internet via it's wap browser although in my area the net seems to run painfully slow yet you still get charged at a healthy rate for using it. The battery also only needs charged twice a week and it will run on battery low for 1-2 days. I would say that this is one of the best phones around if you are after a standard phone.
The Samsung G600 is quite possibly the best phone I have ever had.
I had one on o2 contract a few years back and the reasons why I chose this phone are simple.
It's sleek yet somehow "chunky" design, the mp3 player, the 5mp camera (of course) and because it had a memory card slot.
Obviously this phone has alot going for it right from the word go. And to use this phone just makes it better. It's very easy to use, you can create your own colour schemes for the menu displays, the buttons are just the right size and shape making texting and dialling so very simple.
I chose to have this phone in black but upon it's arrival I discovered it's more a slate-grey sort of colour. For me, that's better than plain old black. One of my favourite things about this phone is the fact you've no need to lugg a digital camera about with you as the G600 takes a perfect photo with it's 5mp camera.
Foolishly enough I sold this phone to join the abundance of "touchscreen" users.
It took a total of about 6 months for me to sell my lovely new touchscreen and buy another G600, and I intend to keep this one.
A truly brilliant phone, I would recommend it to anybody.