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Samsung G600 review: Slide and snap

21 November 2007 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung G600 review: Slide and snap - read the full textSamsung sets two contenders running for glory, with two 5 megapixel newcomers on the cameraphone market. The Samsung G600 was first to be announced, and had the mobile community astir. Featuring quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, a...

 

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> In reply to AA @ 2009-03-02 16:47 from S3LE - click to readIt should, although mine only came with a measily 1GB card.

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  • 2011-11-28 00:57
  • PHuq

I've had the G600 for about 4 years now and it has served me well.

Pros
5MP Camera has a decent resolution (2560X1920)
Fairly customizable
Nice design
Easy to use
Flash bright enough to use as a flashlight
Battery Life is good; even when phone's battery is low, it still has many hours of use left in it

Cons
Unable to scroll picture thumbnails on memorycard
Flash makes a better flashlight than camera flash
No WiFi

Overall I am very happy with this handset as it has also proven to be very strong through it's many falls and impacts.

I may upgrade to new phone, but this one is serving my needs currently. If I do upgrade, my major criteria would be Android, Camera Quality, WiFi, Battery life.

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  • 2011-11-28 00:55
  • PHuq

Well, I am yet to get the samsung g600, so far it sounds good, better than the last samsung i had-the e250. I love the dynamic display and the 5MP camera, a great upgade from the e250 but I am yet to compare its camera to the nokia n73 which is my current phone. Just needed to know, can you set the default memory of say photos to the memory card, just as it is with the nokias?

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  • 2009-05-27 15:22
  • N7C3
  • Carole in Liverpool
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Ordered one from the Carphone warehouse in Chester this weekend~for 99.95
PAYG with 02~ Hope it is good when it arrives in the post

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  • 2009-04-28 14:24
  • 0pcF

Does this phone come with Micro SD Card in retail package?

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  • 2009-03-02 16:47
  • S3LE

rubbish camera 5mp?????? more like 2..... Mp3 keeps crashing and then truns the phone off. Not recomended

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  • 2009-01-31 13:52
  • m7Yn

All about samsung G600 is very good, but may i create or download the new themes?

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  • 2009-01-09 09:54
  • ji{R

Good alternative to new Nokia 6220 Classic?
Same size, both 5 megapixel, both relatively low priced.
What surplus does Nokia in reality offer with restr. smartphonecompetence (symbian)3G and double speed VGA-video?
Or surplus for Samsung in handling ans build quality ?

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  • 2008-08-25 22:12
  • Sgr6

great phone. slim, stylish. nice camera.
and the most important - customization. If you know how to flash a phone you can apply patches to its firmware like eco display mode, java in background, menu navigation speed-up. And you can flash your own themes and fonts. But one thing - you need a special "unlock" cable and when you flash it with modded firmware you loose warranty.

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  • 2008-08-20 20:21
  • pUQB

It's absolute rubbish, you can't change sms ringtones(after flash plays only 6sec), only 10mb max for ringtone, no picture preview every time You have to go back in menu and chose another picture, camera works so slow... there is too many bad things in that fone.

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  • 2008-08-19 23:35
  • nETu

> In reply to Blessy @ 2007-11-21 19:26 from IeZQ - click to readcamera is way better than N95 sweety... it captures REAL and NATURAL colors unlike overly saturated, unreal colors of Nokia

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  • 2008-08-12 11:41
  • Nxp0

So what if Samsung always look the same, - who cares as long as it works ?
I need a relaible stylish phone which the G600 has proved to be, and the other features are a bonus.
10/10 Samsung.

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  • 2008-06-19 22:05
  • pURU

Some help for the fundies !!!!

How do I turn the sound off on incoming text messages alarms and how do I turn the sound off on the key pad function.


A great phone...keep it up Samsung

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  • 2008-04-10 11:58
  • NaCg

I dun really like G600 in terms of the design. The design is just the same as with other Samsung sliders, not much of a variations; the usual circular D-pad, the same buttons design... It's just too boring for me.
Other than the design, i think the other aspects of it should be, well, normal? If G600 had a more better design, other than the damn bulky G800, I might just consider this over Viewty...

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  • 2008-03-11 14:55
  • TIE7

on page 4 it says it can hold alot of texts as shared memory is used, its not and it holds 200 only,other then this it's a great phone

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  • 2008-03-08 22:47
  • Tk8B

i have not used this fone yet i got it as a gift it looks good but dont know if it works well. will try it out and will see otherwise i will return it for sure

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  • 2008-02-11 02:32
  • nHAD

Samsung G600 is a slim slider, stylish, exectitive look, clear LCD, 5mp, 16M colour, FM radio with recording, it's a great phone! It uses new software, an improved verson after D900i. I hard use 3G, so it's fine for me without 3G. LCD flash works fine for me, if I want to take really nice photo, I would rather use a digitial camera with 8mp or above. To me, a phone is a phone. It has to be easy to carry everyday, stylish, slim and not heavy and packed with practical features, Samsung G600 make it. So what Samsung G800 has xenon flash, it is fat, thick, bulky! If you ask me to carry a "camera" like in my pocket everyday, I rather leave the phone at home. Question: How often do we take photo everyday? No right? Hence, as long as the phone has 5mp, a LCD flash is good enough. 3G is not a must - why? How often do we use video call? everyday? every hour per day? Not common to many of us. For those who don't use video call often or hardly travel to Japan or Korea, 3G is not a must. Why buy a 3G phone when you don't need the function? Unless, you need it, than buy a 3G phone.

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  • 2008-01-23 11:15
  • PUqG

hey how much does this phone retail for since the price is not mentioned along with this link

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  • 2007-12-13 10:58
  • wdR6

@850i

You mean something like Z710??? that's quite old design my dear. It's time for Slider now and the future is in touch screen.
Infact Varizon Wireless recently released a CDMA verson based on that in US called U900.
Source: http://www.slashphone.com/102/8869.html
I don't think Samsung will produce such thick-brick N90 or N93. Please have a look at the Samsung page here and you will notice plenty of different form factors. It seems your hatred is personal and something to do with your taste. Peace!

Kal

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  • 2007-11-27 08:15
  • PxqT

I really hate Samsung. they always use the same style and design. there are only 10 percents samsung users here in Finland. they should come out with some interesting design.....like n93 or n90.

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  • 2007-11-26 11:36
  • UipQ

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