Reviewers make a big deal about the screen quality and the sound ? ?almost MP3 quality? was one comment. Rubbish. My dad gave me a ?transistor radio? that was a watch in about 1968, that had better sound than this S100. The screen is good, but not the crackerjack they make it out to be. Battery life is pretty bad, though they do supply 2 with the phone. Bit dumb then that when one goes flat you cant charge it when its off the phone, Duh!! Texting is a little awkward but I guess I?ll get used to it. Ariel is odds on to snap off pretty quickly, though unscrewing it altogether doesn?t seem to affect reception at all, which after my T68, is excellent. Supplied ringtones are all gimmicky, dogs barking, cows mooing, but no simple ring ring. I get embarrassed everytime the thing goes off. Full of all that GPRS, JAVA stuff that only 15 year olds understand / use. Overall it?s a good phone, menus are quite clear, I?m sure a couple of days without a manual and you?d be flying around the functions, reception is superb and the calls sound very clear, again far better than T68. Looks well made though the illusion of metal is shattered as soon as you pick it up - silver plastic. Prices dropping fast - £285 gets you and unlocked sim free version, just don?t believe all the hype.
With new platforms and content under development in preparation for the next generation of mobile multimedia services, the SGH-S100 is the optimal choice to fulfill the dream of the new multimedia. The JAVA-enabled SGH-S100 has the best features, which will help to lead this global mobile trend.
Probably the most exciting feature of the S100 is the new 65,000-color LCD screen, one of the very first for any GSM phone available on the market. Tri-band compatibility (GSM 900/1800/1900), IR support and WAP over GPRS are some of the productivity features that make this phone feasible for both standard consumers and the business user.