Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Member Name: patw2000
Advantages: Good camera
Disadvantages: Bit big
Having been initially drawn to this phone due to its looks, I was soon reminded by 'don't judge a book by its cover'. The specifications looked good on paper, but I found that the phone was just not as good as it could and should have been. The interface of the phone seemed very sluggish, although the grid style menu on the phone was very bright and easy to see. The sub-menus were also very easy to navigate through also.
The screen is very large and easy to see. The buttons on the top part, near the screen were very easy to use, a not too sensitive which is good. The two buttons on the left and right however were a bit awkward as they were unnecessarily small in my opinion. The buttons, including the numbers lit up as well with a white glow which made it easy to see, but did require quite a bit of force to properly register the action.
The phone is average size when closed, however, I would say it is a lot thicker than other phones, which is a bit annoying when you have it in your pocket as it is a bit big! However, i think this is designed to accomodate the 5 megapixel camera on the back of the phone which I found was very good. It has a metal cover which slides downwards to protect the lens, however, dust and dirt does build up easily in it! It is designed to turn the turn the camera on its side like a conventional camera with a button located in the same position like on a camera also (shown on near bottom right side of the picture). Alternatively, the middle button on the phone can be used.
The metal casing is very strong and protects the camera from damage, however, if you drop it, it does scratch easily and in one instance I managed to slightly dent the back.
Battery life is quite good and will last a couple of days on moderate usage, with power hungry features such as the music player, video or camera reducing it.
Summary: Easy to use, but not too advanced
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