I bought this phone last week and here are my few observations.
Camera quality in outdoors is excellent. Smile detection and panaromic modes makes the feature really fantastic.
Touchscreen is very sensible. Ease of access to every page.
Virtual QWERTY with Opera Mini. But i like the normal T9 virtual keyboard (as i am used to that) which suggests the words as we type.
The default browser is good with rtsp support for playing videos. Had no problems in playing youtube videos.
Music player is good with the surround sound.
Excellent memory card access timings. (I had nokia s40 prior to this and i have to wait 4 to 8 seconds for each folder access in that.)
Internet accessing through EDGE is really fast. I am able to download a 4mb song in 6 to 8 mins (hope getting around 144 Kbps with Vodafone network, India).
Cheapest mobile with almost every currently available features - 3G HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth, WiFi, Touchscreen, GPS(I have not tried yet), 3.2 MP Camera, AV Recording.
Connectivity for facebook is good. Couldn't test Palringo(think some server settings error with vodafone).
Can't access Menu while on Call, so cant read text messages while on call, cant record on call conversations, etc.
Video recording creates false shapes when moved fastly.
Youtube, orkut, download(samsung site) widgets direct to the default browser only with the repective addresses in the address bar. Not separate applications.
Divx support is not available - cant play .avi or .mpg videos on mobile directly. Only .mp4 and .3gp supported.
Music player has no user equalizer setting.
Play via Bluetooth for Music player is missing.
In Short: Best phone for those who have an unlimited internet usage plan.
Srihari2010, 03 Jun 2010Well if u see Samsung phone the main dis-advantage is the battery.When s5620 every other speci... moreWell I think samsung monte battery is good (not as good as nokia though)! I use EDGE & other applications very frequently of this mobile & even after so much use it gives me 2days time without charging. And if we just use it normally like without using the power-hungry things e.g. gps, games, internet or movies etc. then its battery will stay upto 4 days or so :)
Well if u see Samsung phone the main dis-advantage is the battery.When s5620 every other specifications are good but there comment about battery life. So if anybody using this phone please reply me about battery life when using with or without music and applications..I want to buy this phone thats Y.........
IDK y peoples are giving up -ve feedbacks...
Having a look on the -ve feedback from the users point of view is bit disappointing...
GSM Arena did a nice job from its review....
Thanks alot GSM and FYI this is my favourite website.
My first phone was Samsung X820(2 years 3 months and running) and this Samsung S5620 might be my 2nd one...
So sad that nearly all newly released Samsung handsets don't support iSync... (I'm a Mac user)
I always want to buy a Samsung mobile phone but this prohibits me from buying one.
can v install games from pc to our samsung monte or install softwrs.......
i m thinking 2 buy this phone.........:-D
plz do reply
I liked the mobile...its interesting...but i didnt understand completely about the accelerometer sensor
how does this work?
what does it do?
can any1 reply me?
THANK YOU SO MUCH GSMARENA for reviewing and publishing this phone otherwise i'd have missed a beauty :)
Its a full value for money and loaded enough as not to get outdated even after a year.
Thanks again !
the phone looks and feels good and the camera aint so bad but thats as good as it gets, theres no qwerty keyboard, on mine there was a lag problem when texting or writing notes, the music player was average, and like all samsungs the battery is poor, i expect this phone will be a very cheap pay and go phone sometime soon
Connie, 15 May 2010This phone does everything right but does not have a virtual qwerty keyboard. Why this is the ... moreeverything about the phone had me sold until that so i'm now searching for a different phone
I need a cheap phone to replace my SE W610i as my 2nd line. Would this be ideal or should I go for the Nokia 6700 Slide which doesn't have the WiFi I'd love?
It’s fairly common to see clones of Apple’s products over in China, and we’ve caught sight of an iPad clone before. Now it seems that another Chinese company has taken the time and effort to come up with the APad, another iPad clone. It’s priced at $210, which is less than half the price of the iPad, which could become a deal for those who are on a tight budget. Specifications of the APad include: see it at www.blingblingtronics.com
• Dual-core Rockchip processor
• 2GB-32GB flash memory
• 128MB of RAM
• Memory card slot for up to 16GB of storage space
• 7-inch 800 x 400 touchscreen display
• Google Maps
• Android OS
This phone does everything right but does not have a virtual qwerty keyboard. Why this is the case just boggle my mind. But like the normal Corby I am sure it will sell well.
Moreover, I have 5 games preinstalled! one is full version & others are trial ;)
Well the disadvantage as mentioned about flash & youtube are not true at least in my case ;) I bought this great mobile about a week ago & its functioning without any problem. I played youtube using widget, direct from the browser, and also from opera mini 5 :)
it have epreloaded ggames & can easily play youtube viddeos via applicaction of youtube
I see in many reviews of GSM Arena pictures of the I-Phone like this review to compare with what,price,model or size? Is the I-phone a standard? I don't think so.
Well if you aren't the hard multytasker kind and don't really need youtube when browsing,it is a very good buy :D I think I will get this one this month,after my birthday.
Another budget cartoon from Samsung... Just sick of these crap devices.