Reply to Adiman:
Good job Adiman!! You’ve tried your level best to downgrade Samsung phones. :)
I suggest you one thing that kindly get feedback of Samsung's users too...that how much they are used to of and comfortable with all message settings in Samsung phones. :D
Few points to be discussed here. 1st of all, the "Reminders" are available. All you have to do is to learn to use good featured phones. Come out from Nokia's basic phone. Go to "Calendar" and select "Create"...and set your event or memo. :
For T9 dictionary, press * while typing. T9 dictionary will be set permanently.
In inserting symbols, you have not changed the settings. Do it and the phone won't ask any questions. :)
Com'on...in typing message, you don’t need to format it properly. Why do u want to use capital letters so often? It’s not an official letter or email. :p The concept of sms is to communicate smoothly & casually. So if "123" option is before "Abc" or "ABC", it means Samsung have done the right thing, as one needs "123" more than formal "Abc" or "ABC".
Anyhow....you enjoy your bulky Nokia, with no "Privacy Setting" on different folders. :)
Very rarely do i take extreme views of anything, but this is an absurdly ridiculous creation. I am feeling frustrated at having chosen this one over a Nokia phone. There are several small niggles, that taken together add up to a very irritating user experience. They also convey a lack of company research into basic consumer requirements from a phone.
- The FM is good, but there is no one button to shift between preset channels. Pressing left or right in the navigation main key shifts the frequency by 0.1 MHz.. why would i want to scan through the entire FM frequency range! To shift between channels, you need to keep the left or right key pressed for long.
A terrible waste of default key press action.
-The FM is not operable through the button present on the headset provided along with the phone. With the FM playing, the headset button does NOTHING, nothing at all. If you need to change channels, you need to take out the phone from your pocket, deactivate the keypad lock (which most people usually use), and then use the keypad to change channels. Glaring lack of accessibility of features.
- The nice long elliptical button on the headset, has no feature other than to call the last dialled number (it cant even be used to move through contact list) and to recieve/end a call)
- In messages menu, the inbox is buried inside submenus.. you need to press thrice to access inside your sms inbox
-In typing a message, there is no option of putting T9 dictionary permanently on. You need to click click click to make it on everytime you start typing a message.
- Another small point, but makes you so irritated because of the sheer lack of thoughtfulness shown. The '*' key is designated for shifting between 'abc' '123' 'Abc' 'ABC' text mode. But on first click of the * key, the mode changes to '123' rather than 'Abc'. This may seem a small thing, but please calculate that in normal SMS usage how many times do you need to insert a number, and how many times do you need to change to a capital letter.. What justified putting number mode as first action..
- They took care to make even inserting symbols a painful task. The Symbols panel is innovatively laid out, and you can get any symbol in maximum two clicks, but after you select a symbol, EVERYTIME you have to press the topleft key to 'ok' and insert it. "Kya aap confident hain?" (Are you confident of your answer?)
"Kya aap yahi symbol insert karna chahte hain?" (You wish to insert this symbol only?)
"Aapke chosen symbol ko lock kardein insert karne ke liye?" (Should we lock your selected symbol?).. comeon man, its not a question of millions, just inserting symbols!!
- The delivery reports come as separate messages. I dont know about other phones, but at least the nokia phones i had so far, had 'delivered' status indicated by a discrete change in icon against the SMS in the 'Sent' folder.
- A small rant, but the sent messages are not saved by default. You have to choose to do it everytime.
- There is no 'Reminders' feature in the phone. I found it such a handy feature really.
- Against all these deficiencies, they have provided the 'privilege' of getting to display two clock times on screen at a time, meaning e.g. you can see your current time and another city's time simultaneously. No nitpicking the feature, but how many of non-business users will really be needing this feature, in whats meant to be a basic color-screen phone really.
Phew, a long mail.. Will add to it as and when required. I am ready to admit any feature which i may have missed/ incorrectly stated about, if pointed out.
The users so far have been very generous in giving the phone 7.2 overall. No mistakes, phone itself is nice, but the user experience of operating it is a mighty bad one.
Take solace from one fact at least in the entire bitter experience. This was my first non Nokia phone in six years of being a cellphone user. Reinforces the belief "look everywhere, see everything.. and then go buy a Nokia"!
From now on its Nokia only.
this handset is good and looking very sexy
but i want to know that there is a option of songs downloded by detacable yes,or no
One of the best features in Samsung sets is the "privacy" setting. I couldn't find this feature (built-in) in Nokia, S.E and/or LG.
This feature enables me to set password on my messages, videos, pictures etc. Isn't it great? :D
Even privacy feature is available in Samsung's basic phone like this B210.
Pawan, 04 Mar 2009There is no Bluetooth for this handset its a basic mobile so what you want in Rs 1980/-
Sandeep, 25 Feb 2009Hi Ankit, This cell does not have Bluetooth and GPRS..This is a basic phone..how can downloud ringtone and wallpaper
ANURAG, 24 Feb 2009smebdy tell me what the price nd whts the talktime.. nokia is better or samsung... only for ... moreHi Anurag, both are good..but samsung got looks as well as battery..so it is your choice..
smebdy tell me what the price nd whts the talktime..
nokia is better or samsung... only for battry compare..
When i checked in the web site about this phone its showing there is a bluetooth option but i cant findout in my mobile ..........Can u tell me where it is available...................
recently i bought new samsung b210,please tell me how to activate GPRS,how to download images,no games,no blue tooth conectivity.
can any budy tell me where is the of option for the game which is maintioned of the profile of samsung b 210 .
so plz tell me .
i will be tanksfull to u all
this handset is too good for basic use what it have no mp3 bluetooth