The problem you might first fall might be the slider problem where some of them are really weak. Some are stronger when you slide up. Most of our customers came back for warranty just for the slider problem. In most cases, when the flex encounters a problem, the screen and touch pad will not response.
Secondly, it's the battery life. It's not of the best out there and the battery indicator is somewhat not accurate. For example, when there's 1 bar left in the battery indicator, the phone would go off within few minutes time or indicates low battery.
I'd say the outlook design is awesome and it looks very cool, whenever I take out my phone, I seem to be the center of attention. =)
I've read reviews from all over the internet and most of them tells me that the reception is very poor, but I think it depends on your operator since I always get more than 5 bars in my place and I'd say the reception is quite good.
Also, some said that whenever an external memory card is inserted, the higher the capacity, the longer it takes to read, also it takes time when changing mp3 tracks that are stored in the memory card. My advise is, get a 1GB which is more than enough and to prevent lagging problems.
The keypad is too slim, which may be hard to press to those who have big hands or thumbs. A cramp feeling is felt whenever I type messages. The keypad is a bit sensitive, but it can be configured in the phone settings, so it's I'm not really bothered with it. But one thing is that, it's a pain to hangup calls despite you need to unlock the keypad in order to hangup calls. Despite taking longer time to hangup calls, this also means higher phone bills! As an advise, try to unlock the keypad first, right after the call is successfully made or answered for you to conveniently hangup the call when you have finished talking.
Other than the above stated, the phone is fine. The picture quality is acceptable, the menu response is quite quick (depends on the firmware). Some of those who owns this phone which have very old firmware said that the menu response is rather slow.
The built quality is acceptable and the speaker volumes are acceptable despite the Bang & Olufsen ICE Amplifier. Some have discovered codes or ways to make the ringing tones louder. Google it up.
I'd keep this phone for occasions and I'll be using my reliable K810i for everyday use.
Paul, 08 Dec 2008Can anyone help me,,my phone keeps draining the battery after 5/6 hours even without use.i hav... moreFirst of all, try charging your phone overnight, at least 8 hours of full charge. Possible, don't plug it out until the battery is fully charged.
Try setting the dialing display to normal, then keypad tone to off. Also, set the vibration feedback to off.
Test it again to see whether there's improvements in battery life. =)
Can anyone help me,,my phone keeps draining the battery after 5/6 hours even without use.i have bought a new battery and even a new charger but the problem is still there!!!This is the first Samsung i've had and it will be the last..messaging is a horror,touch screen is too sensitive,
3.2 pixel camera is a joke..so hard to use and quality is below average,i will go back to Nokia now they have started to produce slim phones,Nokia E51 or the new 6260 slide phone look the way to go,someone plz help...thanks.
hey all who think about buying this phone
really its toooo bad ,,, its sound is tooo low
it stay only for day and half then it has to be charged
the cam quality is too nice but its tooo slowly ,, u have to wait for some seconds to get sure that the picture has been satble
i sold this phone after buying it wiz 6 monthes only
and u have to recieve anything on ur phone memory u cant set it to recieve it on memory card
and u cant send nor recieve any datas while hearing mp3 songs
its tooooooooooo bad bad bad
Nice phone light and easy to use, after 1 year i can't press the touch pad and images disappear because of the flex problem
well im buying th phone for 40 pound its a good price but is the sound really crap coz i like listeing to musci all the time any anwser's wheather i should buy this phone
I have had this phone since april so only 8 months and last night it turned itself off. When I managed to get the phone back on, it had wiped the memory of all of my pics/videos/music. VERY annoying. THing is though it didnt wipe my contacts or messages so Im a bit confused why it wiped the stuff it did.
Also having problems with the alarms. If I save one it deletes another and it has changed them all to "wake up alarms" so i cant save them without changing the names to all of them. But because of the other problem I cant change more than one!!
anybody else had either of these problems? I have to have this phone until october according to my contract!!!
Can the message and the calendar tones be changed in this phone?
Naweed, 04 Dec 2008I am planning to buy this phone but i am not sure about it's sound quality.. will any one ple... moreDon't buy this phone if your looking for good music quality. The MP3 player has good sound quality but it takes 3 seconds or more to switch thru songs!!
I am planning to buy this phone but i am not sure about it's sound quality..
will any one please tell me about it..
i want to know about it's music/sound volume and its quality
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2008Hi ade, when you get the request for a pin number, type in the same number on both phones eg 1... moreThank you, I will try it this way too. It only asks me for the pin when I try the exchange with my samsung g600, it works fine with nokia... thanks again
Anonymous, 01 Dec 2008hey can someone tell me which is better between this phone and the u700? I am planning to buy ... moreU600 or U700? I remember when I was trying to decide between the two.
Apparently the U700 has a very weak battery.
I NOW know from personal experience that the U600 does as well. So your call.
Peter C, 03 Dec 2008I am planning to buy this phone.
But i am worried about few things.
Heaps of samsung phone... moreI don't recommend buying this phone.
I've had it for about 6 months now and it's already showing signs of wear and tear.
The whole slide mechanism just looks weak to begin with, I seriously don't know how that has held up as long as it has, it's just a thin circular spring.
The "soft" keys are over sensitive as you said, to open the phone, you either have to touch the screen or hit the soft keys (and one of the soft keys causes it to redial the last number).
It has almost no worth while features so it's overpriced. The camera is good but you have to be patient with it.
The battery lost its capacity quick (not that it had much to begin with). It lasts for about a day now and I don't even use it much AT ALL.
Overall, if all you care about is looks, this phone is very good looking, and that's about it.
I am planning to buy this phone.
But i am worried about few things.
Heaps of samsung phones (slide) have poor screen lifetime and usualy turns wyt wit alot of usage.
Has any one have this problem with this phone?
and i also see that people have problem with the senistivity for this phones screen. hmmmm
But overall i think it is a great phone and can not wait to buy it..
...but maybe not good for an hard out user. :)
they are not tanks :)
hey can someone tell me which is better between this phone and the u700? I am planning to buy the U700 this wk. thx in advance
Info, 29 Nov 2008Has anyone tried using an 8gb microSD card with this phone ?no 8 gig sd cards may be used with this...does not support the micro hcsd card....do not buy a hcsd card
Hello my wife has this phone and is terribly annoyed by the touch-sensitive button. Can that option be disabled? Question-2: can the button that connects you to the internet - inadvertedly pushed easily/mainy times as it is the button on the right-side in the standard display - be disabled? Many thanks for a response, much appreciated.