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The Samsung M7600 may sound big on paper, but that's mostly due to the rounded top and bottom. At 112 x 51 x 13.9 mm and a weight of 99.7 grams, the M7600 Beat DJ is quite pocket-friendly.
The rounded edges do make it quite an unusual handset. At times you might even wonder which way is up. We still like the idea and it feels the Samsung M7600 can benefit from the distinctive design.
The M7600 Beat DJ body is made of high quality plastic, painted in three different colors. Metallic gloss frames the display and the touch-sensitive scroll up front. Eye-catching violet is used on the sides and moire-patterned dark grey on the back cover.
Above the display there's the secondary video-call camera and the ambient light sensor. There is also a proximity sensor that is used for locking the display when you hold the handset next to your ear during calls. Right below them is the nicely shaped earpiece.
The central part of the front is taken up by the 2.8" 16M-color OLED touchscreen display.
The Call and End keys and the Back button are located at the bottom perfectly matching the design.
Now, maybe you think we've covered everything on the front panel but let's have a closer look. Notice the empty space between the screen and the call buttons? It's a semicircular touchpad, which mostly gets used in music applications. Together with the touchscreen it forms a circular scroll that stretches from the bottom third of the display to the receiver keys.
The left side of the M7600 Beat DJ is quite crowded. First, there's the lanyard eyelet, followed by the handy volume rocker. Next comes the lock slider and finally - the microUSB port.
The microUSB port is used for charging the Samsung Beat DJ, as well as for connecting it to a computer.
The Beat DJ right side hosts the microSD slot and the dedicated camera key. The last thing we must mention is the 3.5mm audio jack on the top of the phone. It's covered by a protective cap, so you may not spot it at first look.
The two stereo speakers are symmetrically placed on the curved top and bottom of Samsung Beat DJ. The 3.5mm audio jack is placed dead center on the top of the M7600 and is covered by a protective cap.
On the back of the M7600 Beat DJ there is a 3 megapixel sensor and the LED flash, along with a small self-portrait mirror. The surface offers secure grip and is generally fingerprint resistant.
The Samsung M7600 Beat DJ is incredibly pocket-friendly and leaves the impression of a really compact device.