manu, 19 Sep 2010what is the current market operated price for samsungs5350 in india..can anybody suggest me wh... moreMy Experience with Samsunng S5350 Shark (Metro3g)
For the past 2 years, I was using NOKIA xpress music 5220, The only drawback is, it is not a 3g enabled phone. I am using BSNL connection and they are providing 3G services here. Hence i was in search of affordable 3g mobile. I am not interested in China brands as their quality and
features are very mediocre. After searching the net & enquring some shops near by i short listed 2 models. Samsung Shark s5350 (Metro 3G in India) and Sony Ericssion Naite.The Samsung S5350 is selling for 5850/- and Naite for Rs.5800/-. After reading the reviews and speciation I decided to go for samsung.
Before using My current Nokia phone, I was using Samsung J210 which is very basic & buggy model. So using it for 3 months i exchanged with Nokia 5220 XM. I thought that this latest 3G model from samsung may give me different experience compare to my old J210. But after a long periods of 2 years, this Shark 3G hasn't changed much except in looks, inclusion of 3G,slight UI changes & 3.1 MP. The user interface is sames as the Samsung U800 Soul which released in July 2008. Some limitations of samsung phones UI are still there. I am very much regret for going for
this model. Here is my experience
Phone :- One of the major reason for choosing this Samsung model is its look which will attract anybody. It is also well build.
1. Using Samsung proprietary port for charging, Data transfer & music. All these share only one port.
2. The back metallic cover is easy to open. may get loose in frequent usage.
3. Mem card slot is under the back cover. Need to remove the cover to
insert and remove the card
4. To insert the Sim card you need to remove the battery first which will erase all the call history.
5. The battery is only 900mH. So battery backup will be less.
6. No protection for camera lens
7. No "Cancel/Clear" key which is very commen in samsung phones
8. Though keypad is looking great but typing is quite hard. Hence composing a long mail will be a pain taking task.
OS:- Compare to nokia, Samsung OS is very basic and not improved much since my last model. (I am not talking about Touch phones). Samsungs proprietary OS had many limitations. But nokia phones are running Symbian OS which is very easy and can handle files and folders just like we are using in a PC.
Nokia models will fully support memory card & data.
In Samsung phones you can't install/access a game or an application directly in memory card.It will installed only in your phone memory which is very limited. Another hitch here is these java games & applications should be signed to be get installed.
Software (OS) limitations
1. No active standby option (You cant views task/schedules/appointments in
2. No searching in folders (In nokia open a folder and just type first
letter of file it will list all files/music begin with that word)
3. Menu icons shown cannot be customise or rearrange
4. No Notepad (You can't make any notes and save as file)
5. No Go to menu option.
6. No option to modify Right & Left selection key shortcuts
7. No voice recognation feature.
8. Slow UI.
9. If we we remove the mem card the the default memory for saving photos
and file will be automatically chage to phone memory. And after putting mem card back we manually need to change this to mem card in phone settings
which is very irritating.
10. No Call recording feature.
12. Message capacity is only 200
14. Internet browser is very sluggish
1. If a song Opened direcly from from a folder. The music player won't run in a background mode.
2. The music player is very basic. It doesn't have graphic equliser.
3. The lack of search facility in folder will surely irritate anybody.Though it can handle 16 GB card . search for particular song name in a folder containing hundreds of songs will be a hercullen task.
3. Song information will display in 3 tab screens
4.If songs are not properly tagged, Browsing thru various catagories in
music player like Artists,Albums,Genres will show false results & names.
1. Thouch it had 3.2MP Camera. Night & dim light photos are horrible.
2. Zooming is possible only in VGA mode (640x480 res.)
3. Video recording only in QVGA mode which is very basic.
4. No menu for using Front Camera. Can't take photos using front cam.
4. Lack of 3.5 jack is very disappinting. Only samsung earhones will be
1. Though it can handle all the events. But this won't display in standby screen, or below the calander. SO you should click inside the particular date in the calander to see the each events/schedules. There is a limit of 100 events in each catogory.
Games & Applications:-
1. All the pre installed games are demo version.
2. Installing games need to be signed and will consume phone memory.
3. You can't install games above 1mb.
3. No external Theme support (Though You can create your own themes).
4. No currency converter.
I request all the Nokia/Samsung users not to go for this Samsung Metro 3g
what is the current market operated price for samsungs5350 in india..can anybody suggest me what are the pros and cons in this phone
Please update price its available in India at 4700-5300 Rs. i.e. 80-90 Euro
after configuring email on this set i am facing problem.
can anybody suggest me how it will work properly in detail.
hi i am very interested in s5350 but heard that the batry back up is not good but picture quality is good. I love LG chocolate phone black touch. plz help me to select one.
Himanshu, 13 Sep 2010Problem with Samsung S5350 Shark 1. In calendar there is no Birthday Item Options 2. SMS d... moreYa.. , I m facing the same problems. also the document reader does not read word files.
Problem with Samsung S5350 Shark
1. In calendar there is no Birthday Item Options
2. SMS delivery land in Inbox not Delivered Report folder
3. No Call Recording Function
4. No Signature in SMS & Email
5. Lots of Call Drop and Signal Fluctuations
6. No method to change SMS Alert tone
7. Battery Life not what is promised.
papan, 10 Sep 2010does it have 3.5 mm jack ??????it does not 3.5mm jack
papan, 10 Sep 2010does it have 3.5 mm jack ??????it doesn't have 3.5mm audio jack.....it's have normal audio jack of samsung
I have 185 msgs in my inbox, but it is showin no more space 4 more msgs..even though it can store 500msgs ,.wat should i do?
I have 185 msgs in my inbox, but it is showin no more space 4 more msgs..even though it can store 5000msgs
the back cover made of steel came loose and people at samsung service center do not know how to fix it