We have just bought this Samsung Armani phone from a T-Mobile shop in Nottinghamshire UK. Not all shops carry it and they did not have it direct from T-mobile at the time we purchased it today.
I first got the LG Viewty, but luckily was able to change it for this one later that day. I'm glad I did: it looks wonderful (both the menu as the phone itself), the menu makes much more sense and, important, the leather case protects the touchscreen display. Of course you can press the wrong button sometimes, but that's not a big deal, after all it's a small phone and that's nice. Also, scrolling through menus works a lot better than on the Viewty. Only problem I've got is that the voice of the person you're talking to cracks a little, don't know if other people have the same problem or that I just have a copy with a bad speaker. And it would have been nice if photo's could have been displayed fullscreen. But overall: wonderful phone!
I have had this phone a week and was torn between this and the Viewty. After a couple of hours playing around with it and getting to know the phone, as you would with any new phone, I love it. Texting is easy though not quite as quick as a conventional handset, multi media is a cinch adding files, much easier than my old E900.
Working the menu is easy once you get used to the obscure symbols they use.
Not good with long nails, no qwerty keyboard and unable to use a stylus are perhaps the main negatives but small, stylish and a slot for a 2gb card are the positives.
As yet, Samsung have only one game on the handset and I have been told that new ones may be available in the next 2 weeks to download.
Would I recommend it?
No, if you like a conventional keyboard with buttons (like my husband)
Yes if you want something to say a statement, is cool and easy to use if you are prepared to give it a chance.
I had a retailer open up an "extended" version box for me. The contents were as follows:
2GB memory card
Wireless bluetooth set in case + charger
Extra desktop charger
Hard leather case
Hmm I think that about covers it !
Hope this helps.
i have had the prada phone and the people who have, you need the armani phone trust me excellent
hey guys, I've got a question:
Reading the gsmarena review about this phone, they talk about the "standard" and "extended" version. The difference being the extra bluetooth headset in the "extended" version. I can't seem to find the extended version ANYWHERE. No store, big or small has the extended version. With the release of this phone dating back to more than a few months, is it likely that the "extended" version was cancelled (much like the bluetooth stereo headset cancellation in the SE W960i)?
Any answers would be great!
can i keep many messages in this Armani?
i mean is that have enuf memory for messages?
I Would Rate This Phone 9/10 for its looks and 1/10 for its OS!
Horrible is the only word i can think of this when you 'use' the phone...Tho i wudnt mind having it as a Party Phone :P
Crazily Expensive-Horrible Features-Just Good Looks-Nothing More lol
I just received my Armani and I am in love with this phone! People are always like man what kind of phone is that! It's small which I didn't expect. Also don't let the talk of slowness scare you off. It's just like any data device with extra features. It's gonna have a small lag nothing killer. Great make and beautiful design.
Yes it is hard to text on. If you compare it to other touchscreen phones that only have finger input like the Prada this is more difficult. I swapped from the Prada to the Armani and I will definatly say the Prada is far easier to text on. The main problem is the size of the screen since it is a very compact phone, the keypad has no division between the keys so you often hit the wrong key. That said I have had this phone for over 2 months now and I've got used to the texting, but it is slow as you need to concentrate a bit more. I will however probably get the F480 when it comes out.
No, there's no pen. It's warm sensitive to your fingers and responce to them. A pen won't work on this type of screen.
To answer the last two posts, there is no radio and you can't used a pen for the touchscreen.
hi can u guys plz tell me if this armani phone has a pen for the touchscreen???
900kb is too big. you need to crop the picture and it will show up on the armani.