I switched to this phone after four weeks of Samsung's U300 because that phone's keypad was just too difficult to get used to!
BUT... the samsung E590 is one nifty little phone! It fits in my pocket or bag super easily and is so light!
The buttons are a little small, but I like my accessories that way, so that's good.
The camera function is fantastic and really functions like a digital camera. It's user-friendly in that way, and has more than enough options for a snap-and-save person like me.
The sound is good, although I wish that it allowed me to use my Music files for the calender reminders and SMS messages. Anyone know how to do this? :)
While the joystick control takes a little getting used to (I keep selecting accidentally, instead of scrolling) it is, like all the keys, really touch-friendly.
I don't know about the slow speeds of reading from a separate card as I haven't needed the extra space. 90MB is more than enough! In fact, my wallpaper images alone (about 25 of them) only take up a mere MB!
Small grouses I have about the E590 are:
1. Can't use own music or sounds for calendar or Text Messages
2. Can't name playlists
3. Can't view video in full-screen
4. Slightly fiddly little joystick
But overall, this is one really neat phone. I thoroughly recommend it. :)
so it could only store 200 sms?
too bad than...
does anyone know how to upgrade the sms storage?
anyone has tested jBenchmark Java 2 on E590? it read my E590 only has 65k colors not 262k ??? www.jbenchmark.com
Response to Sara's comment. How do you not know how to turn the phone on silent?
Samsung official for E590 : http://www.samsung.com/id/prod...ecifications
There is no built in answering machine in E590 mate :) it's really nice to SMS with this handset, between the keypad press and display at the screen has no delay, any one has one with NETFRONT BROWSER and INTERNAL SMS 1000 storage ???? mine only 200 sms with OPENWAVE BROWSER :(
can ant one plz tell me does samsung e590 has built in answering machine as d900/u600
thanks in advance.
some answer for the "open" questions below.
screen is small but good.
it is sms friendly. i still do it blind ;-)
i miss the flash. furthermore a small thing during sms/mms. T9 give sometimes a wrong word and if you want to change it later you have delete it and type the right word again.
With my previous E870 you could change the word by standing behind it and use the change button. but that's all.
i like this phone a lot. i bought it for 170 eeuro NIB.
1) Is the phone SMS friendly? ie the keypad text messaging?
2)Can you save the SMSs that you receive on this phone to a PC?
Had this phone for a week now.Cost me under £100 from carphone - P.A.Y.G Virgin (cheapest!)Best of all it is unlocked to any network and no branding.Using my Orange sim in it.For the price Iam really pleased with it.It has a great camera,3.2 megapixel with Auto focus.(Works better than the latest S.E.T650i ive had)I like my music and ive got to admit,its louder and clearer,(even at full volume) than more expensive phones.Works great with my A2DP Motorola bluetooth headphones with adjustable equalizer settings on the phone.Had no problems with freezing screen or shutting down.Had no problems with stored pictures or music files running 'slow'I think this must have been fixed when the phone went out on sale.Got to say,for the money,you are getting a lot of toys on this phone that work and easily puts some more upmarket phones to shame.Its a real dark horse that delivers!
All of the specs that are listed on GSM Arena are accurate. I am in Canada had my friend buy the phone in Hong Kong for about $200USD.
My daily phone is a Treo 650 and I use the E590 for when I go out and on weekends. It is the perfect size and weight to put in your pocket and not weigh you down.
I have on a few occasions put it in my back pocket, forgot it was there and sat on it without snapping the phone in half. I think with a slimmer phone like the U100 it would have broken.
The camera takes great pics in the daytime once you figure out how to set the camera. Night time pics are a bit harder to take.