another thing about phone issue, why you can have a double entry on your contacts both sim and phone memory when the phone always gives the option in "Management menu" when entering a contact is to be saved automatically to phone or sim or you are giv asked by the phone if the contact is to be saved either on the phone or sim. Are that st**id that you can have a double entry on your contacts?
In general, i believe samsung displays all the contacts in sim and phone together so that there is no bother swithching from one memory to another anyway it is clearly indicated by symbols and labeled properly so that you will not be confused.
Ayayay, how dumb is the world now, always asking for better technology but cannot figure/sort it out how to use the technology.
About the phonebook issue, you can automatically search/ view your contacts on purely sim card alone by pressing 1 and then number sign (#). There you can view your sim contacts by location.
To those comparing these to other phones with those little but not actually an issue, maybe you have already made you point and decision. You always mentioning the issue of the d600 but never mention the faulties of the k750 and others. So go and get the forever ch**p feelin sony ericssons with out thinkin twice because d600 is only for the ever challenged people. Do nto bother to compare the two and stop you search.
it says it has good battery life but is anyone else experiencing horrible battery life?
i have had mthe d600 for abiout 1 week now and the battery only lasts 3 hours andd thats without me usin it can any one help me
you're right about those "old phones". I've had a Siemens C55 and it had the greatest agenda I've ever seen in a phone: I sure miss that shopping list thing (you can even send it by text message). Why doesn't Samsung think about those "little things"? I'm a heavy user and all these hi-tech phones don't seem to last. Let me see... SE K700i -one year; SE K600 - two weeks; Moto V3 -one month; Samsung D600 -have it for a week, just hope it lasts longer (hate the txt input!). Between the V3 and D600 I've had a Moto v360 and a Nokia 6030, and yes, 6030 has a nice calendar and notes and birthdays (and yes, it is cheap, doesn't even have a camera, but the battery lasts for almost a week:)
I was expecting a little bit more from my D600.
sorry my mistake, TWO, is £ 13 a month and one, was £16 a month (12 months each)
Hey, well im really deciding if:
one, go with T mobile for £16 get 750 mins and 50 texts (off peak to tmob and landlines)
two, get a samasung d600 and nokia 1600 for £130 (both are 12 month conracts) and get 1000 mins any time any network
i know the second deal is better but i really want a good phone and a realiable one. what do you think i should do?
and is d600 comparable with the 6230i...
Once more, a big thanks to all the people who took the time and replied on the issues of D600 (vs SE K750).
Even those who believe that we may be just young kids/students who prefer all the little useless extra's that mobile phones can offer". They can't be more wrong...
Let me just say that I have been using my little Siemend S55 (without having an integrated camera) for the last two years, having experience not so many problems with it.
Also, let me add that I have no personal preference (yet) on neither of the two brands above. That's a main reason I wanted to hear other people's genuine opinion on those two phones.
Today, I had a chance to take a close look to the Samsung UI and more specifically how their phonebook works. A very good friend of mine got her new Samsung E340 (yes it is NOT the D600 - I know) and she experience the badly designed way that the phone reads and handles the phone entries. As other people said Samsung does not give you the option to scroll/search only on one of your databases (sim card or phone's entries). Something that sounds...hm.. stupid maybe...? Even my 3-year-old Siemens S55 can do that...
Also, I felt so sad seeing my friend trying to input individual birthdays/anniversaries on a different section one by one, since the Samsung fields for each phonebook entry does not provide a "birthday" field that automatically will create a reminder in your calendar... Guys... again, we are talking about 3-4 month old phone models... the comparison to my old phone is inevitable...again this is a feature found in 3-year old phone models.
So, yes, as a consumer who is "forced" to buy a new mobile phone I expect the minimum: that is, 3-year old features should be included in the highly-priced and oh-so-stylish phones in today's market...
I don't think I am asking for too much...
In any case, I am gonna test-drive both K750 and the D600 myself this afternoon (thank God, I have finally found two other friends who recently got them) so I will make some people in this forum/thread to feel happier...as they might not be "bothered" anymore...
Thanks for taking the time to read and reply.
Have a nice weekend.
Technology is supposed to be there to make our life better and easier...
Please have this in mind...
thanks for answer. One more question:have both D600 and D600E the T9 text writing mode?
To Gianni: The D600E got Edge and it's Tri-Band. But for the rest it's the same.
Can someone tell me wat's the difference between D600 and D600E (I think "E" stays for Europe)? Please write back!Thanks
Yes, meaning you Darryl.
D600 is a great phone overall as are SE phones but accept no phone is perfect and stop griping will you ?
Yes the phone book displays SIM and Phone memory entries all together -as ' a single entity' - as stated in the manual .
Yes it is annoying if you need to scroll fast,.
Yes ,the text input is exasperating .
And to the guy who said those people who post complaints are all kids- well you are wrong.
I am pretty well over the age limit lat tiem I looked and am a discerning cell phone buyer.
Samsung need to address the phonebook and T9 entry - it is very very irritating for those hwo use the phone and are busy .
w800i vs d600
if u want a superb camera with auto focus & macro mode,also a phone with heavy music then go with w800i.(512 included packege)
or if u want a superb camera(best in daylight condition ) without auto focus & macro mode,extreme video quality(mpeg-4) with 20 fps,3d surround sound with dual speaker,tv output feature,great internal memory 90 mb(but no card included),low budget then go with d600.
what i liked :
1.superb 2 mpx camera with auto focus & macro mode
2.music qulity & equiped headset.
3.great battery life (li-poly)as a good music phone.
4.it has rds radio.
5.blutooth version 2.
what i desliked :
2.not stylus than d600.
4.less internal memory(34 mb) than d600.
5.not a symbian phone.
6.can't read office document (a lil confused abt that)
7.high price as a non symbian phone.
what i liked :
1.if u want a superb camera(best in daylight condition ) without auto focus & macro mode,***(if u take 50 pics in random situation 10 pics will be blured or out of focus.rest of the pics are superb)
2.extreme hi-res video quality(mpeg-4) with 20 fps,rival of n90.
3.3d surround sound with dual speaker,
4.tv output feature,
5.great internal memory 90 mb(but no card included),
6.has edge (d600e only)
7.picsel viewer for office doc and .pdf.
8.more stylus than w800i
11.mini usb port (which can be used as mass storage)
12.low price than w800i
what i disliked :
1.no aouto focus & macro mode.
2.poor battery life than w800i.
3.micro sd card (1 gb. is rare & 2 gb is impossible )u should be satisfied with 512 mb card.
4.not a symbian os (picsel viewer can slightly fills this lackege)
5.does not vibrate & ring simultaneously.
8.only 2 intregrated themes.
9.u should be worried about it's sliding mechanism,d500 has some bad records.
10.poor flash ,u can use it as a tourch light only.(it should be like n70 flash )
11.poor pc studio software.
now decide urself.
but i ll suggest u to buy d600 if it doesnt matter auto focus & macro mode to u considering the price level.
if u still keen to buy w800i then my advice is ,buy the nokia n70 according to nearly same price level.n70 can fullfill ur all desires except autofocus,macro mode & DUAL specker.afterall its a symbian phone.symbian is boss for ever.
hope it will be helpful to u.
(remember its only my personal opinions )
I have had the d600 for around 2 - 3 months now, i have had no problems with it. I think all the complaints in the section refering to the d600 are from young kids/students who prefer all the little useless extra's that mobile phones can offer. I must remind all you that a phone was created for you to make/recieve - calls/text. I suggest all young ppl looking at this phone to get a sony erricson as samsung is more of a mature handset & please stop posting complaints. P.S sony erricson dont seem to be able to make a good quality handset with no faults due to the amount of handsets they have had to recall. Plus they had to team up with sony cos they dont know what they are doing!!
It is very obvious you do not like the d600, you are only promoting the crap k750. First of all the restrictions you have indicated is only different to the restrictions of k750.
Restrictions of the k750 are at follows:
1. SMS alert cannot be set to silent or vibrate mode while your ringing alert and MMS alert are set to high volumes ringing modes and vice versa. That is unique customization.
2. k750 cannot vibrate first then ringing begins. Vibrate and ringing at the same time are for stupids.
3.k750 do not have sound willness, meaning you can have background sounds playin while texting, browsing the phone and going to menus.
4. k750 cannot read pdf, excel and word files.
5. and many others to mention.
I think you must stick with your k750 because you do not deserve for a d600.
A big thanks to everyone who replied to my dilemma (Samsung D600 vs Sony Ericsson K750).
Searching and reading from other places, it seems that someone should be worried more on "the restrictions of the D600 software (eg not being able to use the mp3 player in the background while texting etc, not being able to assign custom tones for messages, only two skins available..." etc rather than the "the quality of construction or performance" of the D600.
I have also read that the phonebook of the D600 is not the best out there.
It gives you dual entries (from the phone and the sim card) and you don't have the option to just see only one kind (so you will not need to scroll double entries). Is this really the case?
This sounds annoying...since I make a lot of calls everyday (therefore I greatly need a fast way to find entries) as well as txt messaging.
I must state here that I do not place great importance on the MP3 playing issues, since I would not spend battery life for listening to music - I may as well use my portable MP3 player.
Do you know (or have heard?) whether SAMSUNG is coming up with a new firmware for D600 (soon) that might solve the issues that we have been discussing?
I hope they do... not just for firmware but also for their PC Studio. The various online forums are full of questions and complaints on this too...
Thank you so much for taking the time to read an reply.
In any case, I have to make up my mind by tomorrow, the latest... Going either for the Samsung D600 or the Sony Ericsson K750...