Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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U600 - Once the thinnest slider in the world!
Member Name: Jcm222
Advantages: ULTRA THIN, FULL OF FEATURES
Disadvantages: PERHAPS A BIT DATED, TOUCH BUTTONS
The Samsung U600 is one of the mobile phones from the Ultra Edition II range of phones. I purchased this phone 4 or 5 years ago, but it is still on the market, available on Amazon sim-free for around £175.
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
The first thing any user of this phone will notice is that it is extremely thin and lightweight. According to Samsung, it is less than 11 millimetres thick and weighs just over 80 grams. It is a traditional slide up phone, but is fitted with some excellent modern features, including the Touch sensitive areas of the phone, as opposed to the normal buttons you find on mobile phones.
The display on the phone is 2.2 inches, but has a very poor resolution in my opinion. But, 5 years ago we did not have HD Retina displays on our mobile phones!
The phone has a very good camera; it is 3.2MB which has a very good, even in today's standard, auto focus. I remember being very impressed by the very bright flash that this phone houses.
There is a music player on the phone, which can handle MP3 and AAC files. On the other hand, it is not a very practical, easy to use music centre, and the sound quality is not very good.
The internal memory on the phone is very low (under 75MB) but this can be expanded up to a few GB using a Micro SD Card. The phone has video camera, with a photo/video viewing system on board, which serves its purpose very well, with some basic editing functions.
Of course, the phone has all the expected accessories and utilities, like calculator, weight converter, as well as some excellent, simple little games!
The battery life on the phone is reasonable, and will last around a week on a full charge.
The feature which was designed to look sleek and snazzy was the touch sensitive panels, which do not require physical pushes, in order to access the function, or carry out an action. While this is normally handy, it comes in a problem when you accidentally hold your hand over the area, and perhaps call someone by mistake, or call up the wrong menu.
This phone is still a good entry level phone today, suited to people who want a phone with basic functions that looks well. However for the same price, you can probably buy a much better more modern phone.
Summary: 5 years on, I'd still recommend this phone!
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