Pranay, 01 Oct 2010Alrite..i got this phone last sunday (for Rs.3800 in Ahmedabad,India)which means almost a week... morethank u very much, prany. Your reviews help me a lot. It just rushing me to get the ph in my hand :-))
Alrite..i got this phone last sunday (for Rs.3800 in Ahmedabad,India)which means almost a week now. First impression - Its awesome. Im more than satisfied!
Firstly thanks to all the reviews/comments/replies here that helped me take this decision to buy this really cool handset.
I had been using Sony Ericsson k750i since the last 3.5 years...so my comparison would more or less be limited to that.
1.Looks , style n interface
Indeed appealing! It feels so good to hold this thing in your hands lolz. its really stylish n light weight n really slim.i got the chocolate colour n it looks cuter than a cadbury!
The interface is very intelligently designed keepin in mind the needs of users.hats off to samsung. there are many minor things which will surprise u for good.
The "Smart idle" home screen is probably a feature of high-end phones. You can keep shortcuts to anythin on the homescreen like media player,messages, social networkin sites(its inbuilt) , Your buddies(if u want it to be displayed.this is a cool feature and it will notify u about any missed calls or messages from your friend list)
The display is cool.On the box its written 65k colors.but still its above average.
This certainly did blow my mind off!! i personally feel its better than the walkman series too. The bass effect in earphones is simply awesum.Earphones are similar in looks to the walkman series of sony.Some cool features are
*Preset equalizer( normal , pop, dance , jazz, wide , surround,etc) and u can actually feel the difference in sounds when u change it.
*Search option - you can search for music files easily .this is very useful
*album art , background play , u can give ratings to ur music ,etc etc
One thing i dint like is that u cant change tracks with the volume buttons on the side of the phone as i did in my Sony ericsson.But not a big problem as u can do that with navigation keys on the homescreen itself.
The loudspeaker is not very loud.its average but not bad.but i listen to earphones n this phone is a banger.the loudness of earphones is sufficient even for the deaf!! lol
Camera quality is good. No autofocus or smile shutter etc ..but certainly a useable camera.im satisfied with it.its atleast at par if not better than my Sony ericsson 2MP autofocus camera of k750i. Many of u here have reported that camera hangs but i did not face this prob.good for me :-)
Inbuilt dictionary is really useful. Orkut facebook twitter picasa friendster etc are inbuilt though not of much use to me as i use my pc for internet. Instant messenger palringo and google is pre-installed.Mobile prayer is a cool app for the religious ones.
FM radio is awesum thanks to the banger earphones. Autotuning was able to find all radio stations. we can record radio n the quality is good.
Now about JAVA! ,, this is one thing samsung should improve upon.. We can download n install java games and applications but files larger thn 700kb show error "file too large" ...Also , not all types of formats are supported...many a times "format error" comes. but still im able to install a lot of games n apps after some searchwork on the internet. java engine is good though, racing games like Apshalt n 3D games like Tomb raider are workin smooth!
5.Call n network reception
The basic feature of any mobile phone and i found no problems with this till now. calls are loud n clear n network reception is also good. although i cant comment much on this as i live in the heart of the city where i always get full network lolz
This aspect has been slightly disappointin maybe bcoz i expected more. It takes too long to get fully charged...i think 2 hours atleast or even more..n with heavy usage battery would hardly last 1 day...for normal usage it can be 2 days..My sony ericsson battery was comparatively better whn it was new. But one thing is that battery in this phone is not poor atleast! it is not the best...n not the worst.
Now as i m havin a hands-on experience i wud like to share a few more things:
1. the phone never hangs .atleast it did not hang till now.:-)
2.u cannot minimize while playing games. not even if u have received a msg. so i cannot chat n play game simultaneously :-(
2.receiving files on bluetooth works on the background like nokia :-) but while sending files we cant use the phone like sony ericsson :-(
3.messagin is very smooth n fast.keypad is soft :-) :-)
4.the phone interface is fast which is a huge plus point :-)
5.u can chat in sms conveniently using "conversations" option :-)
6.Delivery reports are received as a msg instead of a notification (unlike Sony)which is annoying really :-(
7.java support could have been better..One good thing though is that u can easily quit Java apps just by clickin the red button even when the java file becomes unstable. this is why the phone doesnt hang much. My SE phone used to hang much bcoz of unstable java apps/games.
8.you can create themes but dont expect too much creativity support,but i hardly play with themes etc.so i dont mind! lolz
9.Maximum 40 java apps/games can be installed together and only in phone memory.
10.Default sms capacity is 1000.
11.you can lock messages,My files folder, contacts,call log,memo,calender,task with a password. REALLY cool!!
12. i downloaded the PC software "samsung Kies" but not able to connect to pc using bluetooth.i guess only datacable is supported.
Nevertheless ,Overall i lovvve this phone!! n i would surely recommend it to all. My rating : 8.5/10
Thats it! a long review! Hope it helps those who are really interested in buying it.
Nova, 01 Oct 2010Hi buddy, hws the battery nd camera quality- is it hangs? And sound quality..... Plz tel i wan... moreyes dude, this phone often hang , specially when capturing photo.
n also sometimes it can not save the photo which u have clicked.
i brought this phone and get this problem in only 5 hours......and i replaced it company.....but new phone shows same problem in first 1 hour.
this is very very true....
and blutooth 2.1 also very very slow in this phone.
maddy, 01 Oct 2010i have this phone and seriosly this phone is better and i bought this phone from sanchi infote... moreHi buddy, hws the battery nd camera quality- is it hangs? And sound quality..... Plz tel i wanna buy it
i have this phone and seriosly this phone is better and i bought this phone from sanchi infotel 5no mkt near easy day its a new outlet--9910887767.
Can i download Opera Mini in this Mobile? It is urgent please post it very soon. I m to buy today. Please Undrstand Friendssssss.
Dalip, 22 Sep 2010Please suggest anyother good handset between Rs5000...please helpgo for nokia 5130
tathagata, 29 Sep 2010the battary of this mobile is very badHi tathgata. Earlier i hd n3310 which has 1020mh battery, it lasts 4 two days. C200 has 1000mh battery. So there is nt much difference. But ur saying it is bad. In wat context u r putting it? Plz tel in duration
Dipshikha, 28 Sep 2010hi everyone this phone is perfecct great awesome but i want same mob but 3.2 MP with flash cam... moreHi. Hv a look at new x series of nokia like x2, 6303i, etc or go for samsung
Ajay, 28 Sep 2010am very very sure that it is 256k one the box also it is mentioned as 256k .... Thanx ajay. Hws the battery backup nd wat abt picture saving or hanging problem? Pls inform
I have recently purchased Samsung C3200.
but it is battery backup is also low