Anandapadmanabhan, 06 Jun 2010Hi All...I got this phone a month back and I wanted to write a review for it. Overall this pho... more3. Sometimes after a call, the phone does not respond for a long time. You have to somehow make a call to this phone to make it respond again (Not sure if this is a problem in my phone only)
This is due to the screen lock. FYI, this is not a defect or problem. This may happen when you receive the service message(usually the balance information) after ending up a call. Touch the screen once and u could be able to use the keys after that. But before touching the screen whatever u do with the keys the phone won't respond as the screen lock is active.
I bought this phone last week and here are my few observations.
Camera quality in outdoors is excellent. Smile detection and panaromic modes makes the feature really fantastic.
Touchscreen is very sensible. Ease of access to every page.
Virtual QWERTY with Opera Mini. But i like the normal T9 virtual keyboard (as i am used to that) which suggests the words as we type.
The default browser is good with rtsp support for playing videos. Had no problems in playing youtube videos.
Music player is good with the surround sound.
Excellent memory card access timings. (I had nokia s40 prior to this and i have to wait 4 to 8 seconds for each folder access in that.)
Internet accessing through EDGE is really fast. I am able to download a 4mb song in 6 to 8 mins (hope getting around 144 Kbps with Vodafone network, India).
Cheapest mobile with almost every currently available features - 3G HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth, WiFi, Touchscreen, GPS(I have not tried yet), 3.2 MP Camera, AV Recording.
Connectivity for facebook is good. Couldn't test Palringo(think some server settings error with vodafone).
Can't access Menu while on Call, so cant read text messages while on call, cant record on call conversations, etc.
Video recording creates false shapes when moved fastly.
Youtube, orkut, download(samsung site) widgets direct to the default browser only with the repective addresses in the address bar. Not separate applications.
Divx support is not available - cant play .avi or .mpg videos on mobile directly. Only .mp4 and .3gp supported.
Music player has no user equalizer setting.
Play via Bluetooth for Music player is missing.
In Short: Best phone for those who have an unlimited internet usage plan.
Bharath, 07 Jun 2010I have the widgets on the Desktop-1(music Player, FM), how to remove the same. Please help me.... moreHi Bharath,
In your Desktop-1 click the widgets button and drag the mini music player and fm to the widgets screen in bottom and click done.
I have the widgets on the Desktop-1(music Player, FM), how to remove the same. Please help me.
If I go to settings>Display and Light>Widget & un-select the applications, is working fine It will remove the applications. But I am not able to remove music Player & FM.
arjun s nair, 06 Jun 2010i got the all new samsung monte just few weeks ago.... its an awesome some.i brought it from ... moreur message abt the mobile helped me a lot.. i was n a dilemma of buying corby 3g or this mobile.. so now i can switch n to dis.. thanks for ur mess bro... tc..
Anshul, 07 Jun 2010Hey arjun nair..how r u..could u tel me abt corby pro b5310..how is it..better than monte?Hi Anshul,
Samsung monte has bigger screen ,better touch response and excellent music quality as compared to corbyPro and ofcourse looks pretty.
arjun s nair, 06 Jun 2010i got the all new samsung monte just few weeks ago.... its an awesome some.i brought it from ... moreHey arjun nair..how r u..could u tel me abt corby pro b5310..how is it..better than monte?
Keko, 07 Jun 2010Helo. I am wondering how to install a .JAD file on my samsung monte... i am trying to install ... moreplease navigate to pg 20 of this user comments where i have posted details on setup of opera mini full screen via micro sd card.
this mobile is a great value for money and also gives an good all round performance
this mobile is a great value for money and also gives an good all round performance
mc, 06 Jun 2010i am a subscriber of 3G,name of my AP is bsnlnetplease go network settings , connections, create new, given name - anyname of your choice eg bsnl 3g. then below select packet data, then enter bsnlnet in the field for access name. save and exit network connections. no other fields are reqd.
then open internet dolphin browser. go to any web address. after a search there will be a popup requesting you to select the ap of your choice as default. select bsnl 3g. you can continue browsing on 3g after this. wifi should be off during this entire process.
then shut browser down navigate to network settings and connections. your ap will shown as default with a tick mark in front of it.
all net apps will use this from now as default.
Helo. I am wondering how to install a .JAD file on my samsung monte... i am trying to install a file but there is writen file not suported?!
Any sugestions how to fix this?
I've been using Monte for a couple of days now. It's a nice phone, but I can't get wifi to work in WPA2-PSK(AES) mode with my DI-524 wireless router.
I can get the phone to connect in open, WEP or WPA modes, at home and also in public wireless networks, but there's no way to get it to work in WPA2 mode (which is my protocol of choice).
My wireless router keeps saying that the phone has associated and then immediately disassociated because WPA retey failed.
Seems to be a Monte protocol issue, since both my Nokia E71 phone and my Dell Vostro notebook can easily connect to my home wireless network using WPA2.
Did anybody face the same problem? Is there any way to solve it? Does Samsung intend to release a firmware update?
anyone can advice if garmin is compatible forn this module? if yes how to install.
i have been using this phone since 1 month..its an awesome phone. infact its the best toch phone i hv ever seen. its far better thn corby and nokia 5800.its touch is the best... the only prob wid ma piece is tat it displays phone memory full despite thr is enough of space. cn ne1 help me wid tat.
anon, 06 Jun 2010please subscribe to gprs or 3g first. let me know the name of your AP.i am a subscriber of 3G,name of my AP is bsnlnet
i got the all new samsung monte just few weeks ago....
its an awesome some.i brought it from kerala for 9200 inr..bt it will b available for less than 9000 in delhi...
it has many interesting features like gps,3g ,front camera[can b used only for video calling],3.2 camera,micro sd support upto 16 gb [2gb included],amazing capacitive touchscreen and attractive design...
the battery backup is excellent ..im getting it 4 days.....the video clarity is not the best but udjastable...then the 3.2 camera is brilliant.is clarity is excellent during outdoors.indoors,,,not so bad........
its coming along wid a pouch ...supports orkut twitter facebook evrything gently...
audio clarity is amazing ..bt the song list is really very tough if u wanna change a song u hav to scroll the entire list from beginning...
the touch screen is really sensible .superb.....
head phones r nice.they r airtight....clarity is good enough.........
multi tasking functions wid the help of gesture control......means if we r using any application v have to press the lock button and use gesture key to get in other application without closing the other one,..... gesture lock is cool......
i think this phone is better than ma old nokia 5800 xm...bcoz it doesnt hangs anywhere and looks better than 5800...the only thing which is diferent is camera flash.... bt monte has smile shot and face detection........
internet is excellnt wid the help of dolfin browser.bt its better to install opera mini , so that v vill get a qwerty while typing,,,,
phone is affordable for its price.......sound really well than that of 5800.....
back of the phone has a cool shape but tz a fingerprint magnet...
all the features r coollll..........
theres no problem about the lack of qwerty bcoz the screen is sensible enough..... and can type msgs fster than qwerty.....
if u hav any doubts regarding this fone 9605110540 call me i wll help u if ican........
the other options like palringo ,find music r really head aches....dont buy phones jz 4 dat......
abt the new ui its the coolest and the best ever found in samsung mobiles.....
i really chose this phone phone 4 evrybody who hav a budjet around 10000.....