I have had the Belle for a year and a half now and it's one of the best phones I've ever owned (and I'm a bit of a mob geek since I started using one about 13 years ago) The battery life is great and I'm a heavy texter/caller and web-user. I'd definitely recommend this phone to peeps who want a good phone at a good price. The only down-side really is the camera - it can take fantastic pictures even in a dark room but having a steady hand is required otherwise the pics will be slightly out of focus. All in all 9/10 for this phone (it does what it's meant to)
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2009i want to buy this phone as my sony ericsson w810i is only 2mp camera and i want a better one ... moreYour best bet would be a sony-ericsson with a 3.2MP or so camera yes, though this does 'boast' a higher resolution the image quality itself isn't that great on the default settings and it's kinda hard to take good pics with a shakey hand. The video recording function works like a treat though.
Great functional and practical phone overall, it gives you the option to either keep it simple or modify almost anything. Here's a list of some things I found particularly neat to have on it:
-Lovely theme editing options if you like to fiddle with that though some things are a bit weird (list text and information are specified as the same colour) and an extra option to edit themes on the PC would've been nice.
-Sturdy feel overall, the slider still snaps properly even after using it for a while. The screen also very scratch resistant from what I experienced so far.
-You know how they always have a browser link on one of the buttons in the main screen, so you open it accidentally sometimes and get charged high for mobile net use if you don't have it in your subscription package? Yeah you can remove that link on this phone but not the function, you just make it go "URL empty". I love the option to remove it since I never use mobile internet.
-It also has a simple image editor which is nice if you MMS or email a lot with your phone, might even be suitable for quick mobile blogging.
-Calls sound great, unlike most phones which sound really harsh and overly sharp on the "S" and "P" sounds when recieving a call.
-The phone can be used as a modem for your laptop if you use mobile internet on it, on both bluetooth or the USB.
-Among the usual stuff this phone's bluetooth supports stereo headsets, basic printing and phonebook exchanges.
-Wide selection of currency converter, though I'm guessing it can't be updated to the latest exchange rates.
-The videos shot with the camera are actually very decent.
-Another cool thing is that even when you lost your charger like I did, you can still use the USB cable that comes with it to charge it properly though it takes a little longer. I'm guessing most phones these days have this support but as far as I know most don't come with the USB cable in the box.
The only bad things I found so far on this phone are:
-The fact that the 5 megapixel camera is a bit bad compared to others, comparing my pictures with those taken from an older sony-ericsson model with half the camera resolution (both set on the highest quality and autoISO). The bad appearance of pictures is mostly due to the image-noise the camera produces on the autoISO mode, I suggest to set it on ISO100 right away to reduce this. Also beware that taking pictures drains the battery pretty fast even without 'flash'.
The camera does come with a few cool functions like the mosaic shot and panorama shot modes, the colour options are pretty useless and far from subtle.
The pictures look just OK enough if you size them down to a web posting resolution, here's one example of a picture I took on autoISO and highest image resolution: http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a147/Xyanide/EurOD%20Meeting%20at%20Japan%20Day%202009/Photo-0032.jpg (cropped and resized in Adobe Fireworks CS3)
-No room for a cellphone charm/strap, I'm not a big fan of these myself but it's a bit strange since they could've easily made it on one of the back corners without imposing on the design or inner electronics.
-The last bad thing and probably most annoying is the Samsung PC Studio software that's required to get pictures or put pictures on your phone, it says the phone is connected on USB but it very often gives an error that the phone is busy with another operation.
I'm not sure if it has support for 4GB microSD memory cards as I don't use it as an mp3 player, 2GB is plenty for the pictures and videos I make at times.
Amanda, 30 Mar 2008You asked about colours it comes in i have a purple one and its great!Hi Amanda. Do you still like your Samsung G600? What network did you/do you use it on?
can someone help i'm having problems connecting to my bluetooth headset first it says connected then when i'm about to play my music or make a call it says disconnected i've tried it with other phones and it works.please help!!!!!
r1notzx10, 18 Jul 2009ppplease help, when i try and access games my phone switches off and then comes back on again,... morehi when i had blue toothed somee songs onto my phone the tried to access them it did the same it turned itself off and back on i found that i was because i had a corrupted song on there and when i deleted it i could then access my songs so i may be that you have downloaded a corrupted game and have to delete it, hope this helped. x
Samsung G 600 : Este é tudo de bom é simplesmente maravilhoso !!!
k, 13 Jul 2009does it have holes for a charm??Unfortunately no, it has no phone strap/charm holder. I noticed that most Samsung phones doesn't have it, I wonder why.
Just bought the pink version of this model a month ago. The macro/auto-focus option in the camera is a little tricky some of the images despite boasting a 5-megapixel camera are still blurry for my taste. And the finishing, my goodness its so smooth that it tends to slip from my hands when I slide it open or close.
So far its working well for me.
Johnny 1989, 01 Jun 2009I have had this phone since December 2008 & have to say, I'm rather disappointed with it. T... moreI so agree I managed to receive about 3 gmail messages and since then all I get is email network failure. I could scream.
ppplease help, when i try and access games my phone switches off and then comes back on again,..... welllllll fed up!
dim, 11 May 2009hello, help me please because i can't copy songs for PC in my cell. when i bought it they give... moreSet your fone to mass storage.
With the cd: only install the usb-drivers. Works on Vista too!
Then hook up your fone using usb cable. Open sd card folder. Open your music folderon PC. Start drag and drop and your done!
Have a hearing impairment so texting very important. Finding the text message in sound very difficult to hear, a kind person to whom I spoke, not my provider(not a lot of help from Virgin) put it on bleeping every minute if not answered. Think that will be of help, unfortunately, did not ask him can I have vibration with call ring, and cannot find it. Help please.....