Hi. I previously had samsung e780 and its durable and had no problems. I own now a samsung d840 just to change the form factor of my phone. At first, I was so pleased sliding the phone. : ) But my classmate told me that her samsung sliding phone always have slidling problems. The ribbon, connecting the keypad to the lcd, always break twice!! Are the ribbons of samsung sliding phones generally durable? I really love to slide my phone.... :c
I am not too sure about screen cracking, as I do not know anybody who has this problem on both the D840 and D900. But I can tell you that both of these phones should not be dropped on the floor. Due to the thinnes and the slide mechanism, it will most likely disintegrate if you drop your phone hard.
The screen attracts loads of finger prints. You will find yourself cleaning the screen very often. The rest of the body is ok.
I think I will go for D840 cause i prefer a little bit heavier phones.I think D900 is very light,and to tell you the truth I don't like the screen of D900 as it cracks very often(judging by all the comments here).Do you think the screen of D840 is better in that term?And what about finger prints on screen and arround?Thanks in advance!
The D840 feels subjectively better than the D900 interms of build . The D840 has a metal feel to it as oppose to D900 plasticky feel. But one thing worth nothing, is that the case of the D900 is suppose to be made with a lighter magnesium material (and hence the light feel as compare to D840). Is really quite subjective and it depends whether you like heavier phone (D840) or a lighter phone (D900).
The slider is smooth with just the right amount of spring tension. Not too strong that will cause your phone flying when you open it. As i said b4, i enjoy opening and closing it so much that I keep doing it even when i am not using the phone.
If you need a better camera, then you could go for the D900. Also if the price of D900 and D840 is not too far off in your country, it might be worth while to get the D900 also as i noted that D900 has a better sales package (with the TV-Out cable and stuff).
Compared to the D900, this is definitely thinner. That's why I like it!
As to the make of the phone, the D900 is much lighter, and it kinda has a rubbery feel to it. The D840 has a much glossier finish to it...
One thing good about the D900 though is that the camera is attached to the sliding portion of the phone. So, when you slide it down, the camera gets hidden and protected unlike in the D840 where it is exposed all the time.
What is the quality of the construction comparing to D 900?Is slider good and smooth?I think it is a pretty good and nice phone,I find it more atractive than D900.
Answer to Keita's questions:
Yes for both. Can view full screen video and can zoom in to photo while viewing.
Happy New Year to ALL!!!!
After another week of use, I have discovered another shortcoming of the D840. Potential buyers take note:
Ever wonder why this phone is bundled with 80MB of internal memory and a cardslot at the same time??? Well sad to say, the external memory is only good for music and Mp3 files. Almost any other thing you have to access it from the phone memory. This include the word, excel, ppt documents.
When taking picture and video with the phone, it automatically save the files to the phone memory, and there isn't any option to switch the default to the external memory. This means that your video recording length is only as much as 80MB, presume that you have nothing else in it. Although the phone offers an option to "Move file to memory card" as a means to free memory, but i must say that Sony Ericsson implemented the memory management much better.
Only music files can be accessed directly from the memory card. Otherwise you will find yourself move files to/ from the memorycard quite offen.
Well, depending on what you use the phone for, i would still recommend this phone for its size and form factor. I constantly finding myself taking out the phone from my pocket and slide it up and down (just for the fun of it). Music fans will find this phone good enough. But it is a bit short in the photo taking department. The memory management department is also a letdown. what a shame as this phone has the best screen to view video, and 80MB of video is not alot.
can u play videos on fullscreen?
zoom in pictures while viewing them?
If so then i'm buying dis phone! pls reply asap ty! kamsahamnida^^
They have dis phone here in the U.S. in T-mobile but it's called Samsung T629 and also dey took out alot of features it's 1.3 megapixels and has not flash but has voice command and also micro SD slot and it's silver
I bought this phone initially for my wife and I was all the while using a SE K800i. However, the plan changed after I use this phone for a day. I end up giving the SE K800i to my wife instead.
Sure, in terms of functionality, the SE K800i would outscore the D840, having 3G, video calls, 3.2 mega pixel, radio, and used by James Bond. That was why i bought the k800 at the first place. As time past, i realise that most of the feature are just "nice to have" in which I hardly use. And this is where the D840 show its ace. The D840 has one feature that every user would appreciate and use, it size. It is just so wearable. It has everything that I need and nothing that i don't. Sometimes less is more.
The D840 also feels subjectively better build than the SE, with a better LCD screen. In my opinion, samsung have the best screen among all cellphones.
However, I would just like to share some of the negative points about the phone:
1. Poor talk time. For heavy user, the phone might not last even a day. I hardly get an hour of talk time with an average of 30 mins music and 5-10 pictures.
2. The screen lights up while the battery is charging. Nothing major, but i just don't like it. I feel it is hurting the screen.
3. For user who likes to use lots of camera, I would not reconmend this phone. Go for the SE K800 or even the W810 (I have both of these). The SE is just much better.
4. The SE have better UI. I just feel that the D840 would need a couple more clicks to get things done as compared to the SE.
Capturing pics during the daytime or in well lit places doesn't seem to be a problem.
At night or in dark places, try using the flash and get pics that are close by. Coz even with the flash, unlike during the daytime, the phone's camera can't capture images that are too far.
At least, that's what I've experienced in this and other phones...
i am thinking of gettin a d840.but i saw its camera last night and it was very very dark? is the phone camera like that or just a setting was wrong?did anyone has a camera problem with d840?
Thanks for your quick reply, really appreciated it.
Since there will be phones with more and more megapixels in the coming months/years and I don't intend to print large posters, I guess I'll go for the d820.(No offence to everyone who has or prefers the d840). Both are very wonderful phones, but I guess the most important thing is "what will you do with it?" and not "what can it do?"
Just wanted to replace my old VGA cameraphone with something more modern, that's all.For better shots I can always use a digital camera.
Once again, thanks.
A rotating lens is definitely a plus! However, between the D820 and the D840, I'd go for the D840 simply because its a newer model, has a 2.0 MP camera, and slimmer. And also, i personally think it looks better. You can still take pics of yourselves without the rotating lens anymway. You'll just have to find the right position or angle to hold the phone i guess...
However, if you're after the quality of the camera, then go for the D900 because it has a 3.15 MP camera. Although not as slim as the D840 anymore and still, no rotating lens...
I'm not so sure if I should buy the d840 or d820.
Personally I like the d820 but am not so sure if buying a phone with less than 2MP is such a good choice?
Is the rotating lens of the d820 something which you'll miss in the d840? My current phone has a rotating lens as well so maybe that's why I like the d820 that much I guess.I usually used that feature to take pictures of me and my girlfried together so just curious to know if you can the same without such a lens (d840)?
Thanks in advance.
have had this phone for 3mths now and it been great but as i saw another user sed it BROKE!! the ribbon that connects the lcd and button on the top to the actual phone broke...i cant seem to get the replacement part so i would sey if ur gonna buy it be carefull and worry about repairing. if not then get it its SEXY anf sleek an is the THINNEST SLIDER EVER!! D900 is bigger (FYI the D840 is also known as the D848)
I have a D840 and comparing it with the E900, it seems that they don't differ that much...
I'd suggest you go with the D840. They both have the same specifications but with the D840, it's Ultra Slim! Unless of course you don't want a slimmer phone...
As for this phone (SGH-D840) yes, you can’t use mp3 files for the alarm clock and for the message tone as well. You can only use those that have been preset in the phone. However, mp3 files can be used for the incoming call tone. (I’m not sure about this but I heard that the Samsung D900 eliminates these problems…)
With regard to the speaker of the phone, it’s pretty loud. Switching on its 3D Sound mode makes it well, loud…
As for the flash, there are three options you can choose from: off, on when shooting only or permanently on… So yes, by choosing the last option (permanent) I guess you can say that you now have a flashlight…
Hope this helps…