no no no people buy the NEC n341i / Innostream 90 / Motorola v600 instead!
its in a class of it own just that it should have been slightly smaller in size
Samsung E715?? it's damn bad phone...first,the VALUE so expensive..second,function is so lousy,thrid,it hangs!!!! blieve me !!
I have a Samsung E700 - I just love my phone just love my little babes- I CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT !!
If youre comparing the Z600 and the Samsung E700, look 4 the feature 1st:
E700&Z600: 65K TFT LCD
E700&Z600: VGA CMOS camera
E700: Dual Color Screen
Z600: Bluetooth, E700: no.
Z600: Long Batery life, E700: no.
E700: zoom, multi-shot, frames, effects.
Z600: 1x zoom, effects, brightness.
E700: 40 poly
Z600: 32 poly (but sounds btr thn E700)
E700&Z600: GPRS, IrDa.
Then the durability:
Samsung phones: very very fragile. Screen and cam break easily when fall.
SonyE: Very tough and durable. Great 4 adventure and outdoors.
Then the price:
E700: Expensive. malaysian RM1999
Z600: RM 500 less than E700. malaysian RM 1500.
If you want style, get the E700.
If you want durability and rugged style/ sporty style phone, get the Z600.
A lot of the things on this phone are good, however, as I am the sort of person who questions what can be improved all the time, this may seem negative, and almost "in search of perfection!" so apologies, but anyway no harm in that is there...so...
Battery life : is terrible compared to Nokias (with same software and functionalites) for example a 7250i which easily lasts 3-4 days in similar use to my Samsung - which is around 10 quick calls per day, and around 10 SMS, 1 MMS.
The other problem with the battery is that there are only 3 bars, and to make this worse the speed with which it runs out after going down to 2 bars is far too quick, i found that it kept 3 bars for at least a whole day, but once on 2 bars it would go to 1 bar within a few hours, then once on one bar i found that a phone call or a picture message would push it further to empty, this is ridiculous - compared to a nokia which gives so much more warning and has greater stamina. And no!! Besfore you say it.. the battery was charged perfectly as per Manufacturer/ retailer recomendations and am already on second battery as I changed the first one thinking it was faulty due to poor performance!
Side Camera button: Whilst this button does prove useful, I have now taken a round 100 photo's from inside my pocket!! come on Samsung - think about it, if your gonna have a functional button on the outside - dont make it such a soft and easy key to be pressed!! Christ - if you people had supplied me with a prototype I would of UAT'd it for you and found all these things that I am sure many other people will come to find a nuisance too !!
Okay next up: WAP - this is isnt a design fault, however it is a cheap and typical ploy, that i feel actually doesnt benefit Samsung/Network provider (T-Mobile), instead it merely gets in the way of other functions, and shows at the same time that you are just trying to get people to use WAP too much - So my point is.... why is WAP one of the first options that come up??? For example lets say on "Sound Settings - Incoming calls", why does "More Ringtones" (WAP) appear before my default ringtones? I know which one would be used more, so why have WAP downloads first?? (In patronising tone of voice.....) Oooh let me see now could it be that they cost £4 each? I realise that the network provider maybe responsible for some of these settings, however I am still not impressed (T-Mobile).
this leads me onto my next point....
given the above point and how strongly it seems we are all being encouraged into downloading infront of our main phone functionalities... why oh why in Gods name are these expensive (and non-vibrating I might add) downloaded ringtones added to "My Sounds" when "My Sounds" is not a choice I can make when selecting a Group ringtone ???? this is madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why might you ask? (If you are not sure of the obvious point i am making).....
Well, surely the whole concept of ringtones/group ringtones is finding a tone you like, or perhaps one that typifies the group calling you, or perhaps just the individual (if you only have one of them in that group). For example "The simpsons" ringtone for "Family" group, "Match of The Day" ringtone for football friends etc etc. Why should only the default ringtones be available to choose from?? Either "My Sounds" should be an option in "Group Melody" selection - or Downloaded tones should go direcly into "Defaults" or I should be able to move them between folders - the former option making more sense to me.
Surely this is just an oversight by Samsung and one I hope they put right it really cant be that difficult can it to do an amendment to the spec and then send out a software update????
I am sure I am not the only disgruntled customer on this point - especially when you consider.... (onto next point) that photos cannot be attached to the caller number. And yes before you all start saying "oh but the front screen doesn't have the resolution ... blah blah blah boo hoo fookin hooo" - yes I appreciate that - however in that case, put it on the main screen inside and give me the option to answer the call via Green phone button (call accept/dial button).
I mean to give us poxy little Icons that have about the same level of creativity and resolution as characters I used to have on my old Commodoore 64 is ridiculous, in conjunction with point about downloaded ringtones and group infunctionality, just shows that Samsung are good at the flashy things but the more common sense things they have overlooked. I say this in context of the fact of how they designned the phoned, and its intended use, not in the context of the old school of people who "just want it to do the basics"!!
Anyway I feel a lot better after all that
rantin and as I always like to finish on a good note - believe it or not I really do like the phone, I just feel let down by the schoolboy error on the camera fault, and the lack of thought given to the group functionalities. and of course the battery, however other than that it is a great phone and I would and have highly recommend it as I do know that no phone is perfect, and that it takes time to get used to having a new phone, especially when old one was a Nokia who clearly are the people who "think" about things properly, watch where everyone else cocked up - and then come along and do it better !!
anyway I know I said i always end on a good note but I lied.
Oh okay then...
overall 8.5 out of 10
The Samsung E700 are very smart mobile but there are only two games on my one I don't know why but that is smart.
this phone looks very good! i love the design and i love almost everything 'bout this e700. one disappointment is, this phone can't use downloaded or composed ringtone for group ringtone. only default ringtone for group ringtone?? urgh... damn!
(and there is no samsung's can use downloaded or composed ringtone for sms tone.. right?)
Do any one know how to keep the gprs connected while the flip is closed? As my gprs disconnects when I close its Flip.
if it had a built in loudspeaker this would have been the perfect phone !
i woodnt mind this fone . . . . . but tha only problem is . . it dusnt have bluetooth . . . id prefer a sony ericsson t630 /. . . . it dusnt look as good as this one . . . and . . . has only 2 mb memorey . . . .im confused . . . .HELP!!