counter to mikes negatives
#5) java applications can only be downloaded by wap: check here for instructions to dl java to ur phone. http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=773118
#10) cant full scree: press 1 when ur playing the video, it full screens to side ways like a wide screen thing.
#11) can change the soft for 2 secs, then loud: change the gain tables instructions are here - http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=702037
#12) display is a fingerprint magnet - so is a lot of phones out there that uses a screen. j/p i have no comment on this, i just wipe on my shirt. /shrugs
#13) ill sell you a D600 for 600USD that will include a 512 tflash stick. W800 is same as k750 with a different shell and different firmware + 512 stick + $150 more
14) auto switch off?
15) SE better UI than SS : very subjective
16) no instant messaging : txt msging is fine for me, plus its a phone. /shrugs
all other disadvantages i either agree or it doesnt matter
disadvantage i would like to include
-no torch/flashlight: for the construction of the diodes on the outside, it makes sense to have the same function as the E715 of being used as a flashlight. otherwise keep the lense inside protected if your not using it.
-no flight mode: for a business phone you expect it to have this function, since business ppl travel a lot. Box says "The power of business." I guess they expect us not to play with our phones on the planes or expect the ban on cell phone use on planes to be lifted. /shrugs
Guys I love this phone but it has some disadvantages:
1) no Voice command/dialing
2) no Radio
3) no ring profiles
4) no Infra red
5) Java applications can only be downloaded from Internet
6) Battery performance is average
7) no autofocus and macromode for camera
8) no support for windows media files
9) SMS rings can't be downloaded
10) Video can't be played at full phone screen
11) Ringing of call is soft for 2 secs, then suddenly gets load (cant change this)
12) display is a fingerprint magnet
13) MicroSD is not included like with W800 which includes 512 M on Memory stick
14) No auto switch off like in siemens mobiles
15) Sony ericsson has better User interface than Samsung mobiles (in general)
16) no instant messaging
17) only WAP support, no HTML browser
18) no Push to talk
19) Can,t change wallpaper background color if your pic does not fit the exact screen dimentions.
20) Camera lens is open and not protected
21) Screen does not show a clock when the phone is not used, it only shows black screen
22) some file media can't be saved directly to internal memory, they have to be saved to external memory (can't combine both memories)
My D600 has an extrememly short battery life as well. I usually charge my phone before I sleep, and by nine o'clock in the morning one bar of battery is gone already!! That's without making any calls, nor using any of the other features, safe merely leaving the phone on (without Bluetooth)! The phone would run out of juice by around 5-6pm. Extremely frustrated as it is an OK phone in terms of the design and other features.
I haven't got one yet but I am seriously considering it. THough All I have read about is that the W800 is better. What shall I do? I am a high user (well I am always on it) and if the battery is rubbish is it worth my while getting this phone?
I got the D500 and I have had SO MANY problems with it I am shocking myself with sticking to Samsung. Can you use custom message alerts on this one?
i think the phone is great, however the sound studio won't work on my pc! wot use is the mp3 player to me now! the camera quality is good but not as gd as my old e800
i been supporting samsung for 4years and always change phone,all phone also samsung.now i dissapointed on samsung cause their most important thing loses to sonyericsson that is>camera and mp3 sound quality!and they keep making 1.3megapixel phone>wat for?now and forever i will support Sonyericsson cause they never let me down!i really-really dissapointed and sad why i been supporting samsung for so long
What pisses me off, is the after sales service, I have purchased 4 different types of blue tooth head phone to listen to my MP3 on the D600 but none work, you talk to Samsung, and they cant even give you a manufacturer that is compatable with the phone. so dont buy one
this phone have more quality sound or sonyericsson k750?i hate this phone cause the camera loses to sonyericsson k750 and w800
just got a d600 and the battery doesnt even lasts for 12 hours, and that is when i dont do anything...
Buy a Nokia. This will solve all your problems. Good features, Good Battery, User Friendly. Whereas if you buy a other phones you will always need a chat site (like this one) to solve your problem.
Gosh, everyone, What is with the battery issue? This battery problem is true to all multi media phones, regardless to what manufacturer.
I believe that battery is affected directly on how the user use the phone.
Now the fake critics are turning their attentions to the battery because they cannot find other fault on the d600. What now? What is next? Oh! I guess it would be the video recording.
if the battery is really that terrible, I change my mind about buying this one. gotta go for w900
ok i still have the samsung d600. it's just a super cool phone. but the battery...i mean it is a good phone but if the dam thing doesnt even last a day then(if you listen music it last a few houres!!!). i dont know, im still confused and think im gonna bring it back and get the sony ericsson w800. but on they other side, i get so many compliments with this phone ;)
but video recording is restricted to phones internal memory so how can it record for 1 hour? videos cant be saved directly into memory card but in phones memory first .
D600's mpg-4 video recording can last up to one hour when it's saved into a 512MB T-flash memory card. Take note; the video clips taken by D600 is almost perfect. When you playback clips that you've recorded, there is absolutely no distorted pixels manifested on the screen, the frame-rate is extremely smooth. Although it records in CIF(352x288), but what really matters is that it records in MPG-4 instead of 3GP. Diagnosed video analysis shows that recorded videos of D600 consist 517~667 bit-rate playback
oh great now i cant download videos on orange internet it say it cant.So i tried an o2 sim card in it and will not allow video download.paid £300 for this sim free & all is set up correct???the battery life is shocking,,i was told to charge the unit first for 16 hrs which i did,,then after blutoothing over mp3s for a test run the screen dimmed after 3 hrs & would only allow phone calls???So i charged again and to put it short am only plaing for about 3hrs 50 mins & screen dims & thats 7th godd full charge discharge surely its wrong cause backlight is off when playing mp3s naturally & blutooths off.any suggestions??
Wow!!! samsung phones are really very popular and always attacked by screaming SE fans, take note SE , a small player that did even come closer in terms of market share with SAMSUNG. SonyEricsson, a combined brand from two former popular brands which now lost thier glory and shine and now considered a "trying hard manufacturers" LOL.
samsung d600, d500 RULES.