Samsung S5620 Monte preview: First look

GSMArena team, 09 February 2010.
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There are so many affordable touch phones on the market right now that it’s getting very hard to choose. We present to you the Samsung S5620, which brings high-end connectivity to the table in a modern, compact package.

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Samsung S5620 official photo

The Samsung S5620 Monte packs the connectivity triumvirate – 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS. Those are paired with an excellent web browser, as good as any we’ve seen on a feature phone. Unfortunately, there’s no voice-guided navigation to put the GPS receiver to full use. Of course, things like SatNav software are regional with Samsung so you might get a different deal.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves, check out the rundown of the Samsung S5620 features:

Samsung S5620 at a glance:

  • General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 900/2100; 3.6Mbps HSDPA
  • Form factor: Touchscreen bar
  • Dimensions: 108.8 x 53.7 x 12.4 mm, 92 g
  • Display: 3-inch WQVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen, 240 x 400 pixels
  • Platform: Latest TouchWiz UI, Smart Unlock
  • Memory: 227MB integrated memory, hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
  • Camera: 3 megapixel fixed focus camera, Smile Shot; QVGA video recording at 15 fps; video call camera
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS receiver with A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, standard microUSB port, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Misc: Accelerometer for screen auto rotate and turn-to-mute, DNSe, FM radio with RDS, social networking integration – Facebook, MySpace, Bebo
  • Battery: 1000 mAh Li-Ion battery

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Samsung S5560 in our office

The Samsung S5620 Monte is a couple of notches higher than the most popular entry-level touch phones of the day with its 3G and GPS. The extensive social networking integration makes this phone a great tool for today’s ultra-connected young crowd. The ActiveSync support that comes with a handy widget, the push notifications from Emoze and the document viewer will likely keep the S5620 in your hand during work hours too.

On the next page we take a sight-seeing tour around the exterior of the Samsung S5620 Monte.

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