The build quality is pretty good. This is not a sloppy phone by any means. It is lean and sexy. Actually the reflective front gives an impression that the screen is larger than it is. The screen itself is wonderful, and the graphics are top notch. Having said that, I have noticed a handful of dead pixels and my u600's outer plastic screen had a crack in it within one day of use. The sliding mechanism is okay, but not nearly as robust as other Samsung or Nokia phones. But this is why the phone is so light (86 grams) and thin. There is some slight lateral movement on the slide itself. It takes a small but adequate amount of upward or downward pressure to actuate the spring mechanism into opening or closing the phone. But keep in mind the phone is made out of plastic. So the phone bends accordingly. As for texting, I mentioned this is the worst possible phone for that. I am a texter myself. I found this phone to be rather frustrating to use as such. The delete button is the end call button (which is touch sensitive). Sometimes if you hit the erase button one time too many, you end up back in the main screen. So for example, if you were writing a word, than you decided to erase it, and you hit the erase button beyond the amount of characters in the word (I know what you are thinking, oddly enough the reverse button is a different button, so you have to erase using the end button until you erase the word, than you have to switch to the reverse button to back up beyond that word) the phone goes back to the main menu!?!?!? The space button and the button that capitalizes the word are also improperly placed at the bottom left and bottom right. It is very uncomfortable. Than there is an extra button you have to press to add a character beyond ,.!?. (whereas other phone let you to select a character by pressing the same button until you see it) It is really pretty crazy. You end up having to press so many different buttons to complete a proper sentence.
Just grab the phone today. It look sleek, slim and cool. My first Samsung Phone!
i won't need/use a 2GB card anyways, and I probably won't use this phones multimedia features all that much, so a little slowdown is alright i guess(though slow camera does suck bigtime).
But i'm really worried about the build of the physical build of the phone..
-do you guys think the sliding mech will easily break?
-and the touch-sensitive buttons, is it easy to get used to them?
-and is texting a nice experience with this, or is it excruciating, or in the middle?
I want to buy this phone, but I want to know some opinions from the other users. Can somebody tell me if I will take a good decision buying this phone?! Pls!
Hi ;) Is there an option to change the themes in the phone or is there a site from where I could download new ones?
Thanks in advance :)
johnny_boy, there is a software fix that addresses the issue with the full screen video causing the phone to reset to the main screen, however I use Mac's so I will have to wait on that. Unfortunately the problem is greatest on the 2gb memory card. I tested a 1gb and it worked a bit faster. If you store the vid or song on the phones shared memory the results will yield a much faster response. But how much can you store on the phone's memory? Using a 2gb memory card is essential for this phone. However it really seems to stress the phones processor to the max. And the camera takes four seconds due to the auto focus that you cant turn off. There is a way to make it take pics slightly faster by slowly depressing the shutter than pressing it firmly. But the sharpness is than effected. I am curious as to other people's experiences with these same features.
wow, those are some pretty bad points.. thanks for pointing those out. are you sure that it isn't just your model that's experiencing this? can anyone else confirm this?
It is funny how some people cant be objective because they own something. And those who want this phone look for all the good news and refuse to see the bad. It is really very amusing. Listen to me, there is a reason this phone sells for so little. It i snot worth a penny more. It is difficult, uncomfortable and often perplexing using the u600. Don't believe me? Get one... Let all your fantasies about using this phone go... It is really not a good phone. If you like taking pictures and or texting, this is not your phone. If you just want a useless, small device that that looks really cool, you can buy this phone. But it is a huge compromise at the very least. Can you imagine a phone where the menu that reads the sim literally takes ten seconds to open? Than it shows you what vids you have in groups of three. When you want to scroll down to see what is beyond those three, you have to wait five seconds for it to load. Than, when you finally figure out what vid you want to see (if by now you are not furious) you can watch it in very small form, or you can use the full screen option, which 90% of the time throws the phone into a panic and resets it to the main screen!? Than you have to start all over again. I have found one way to avoid the phone resetting. It is the same process as above, but instead of clicking onto full screen, you have to first view the vid in small screen, than stop the vid while it is playing, than click back to go back to the screen where you selected the video, and than selecting full screen usually works. This takes nearly 45 seconds!??? Insane I know. Does this sound like a phone you want to own? Read the negatives about this phone because they are very bad.
hey, just want to ask if this phone can take a video at list 1 hour or more than 1 hour? if i play the video is the picture and sound good? and is the feature of the u600 also good?im planning to buy this phone. any suggestion and comments.thank you.
I just got the samsung U600 - can anyone tell me if you can save more than one number in one entry? Thanx!
hi every body !i prefer to select u 600 insest of k 810 or k 800. please guide me if i am not right !especially about camera & music player quality. give me your opinins !as soon as possible ! thanks a lot !
There are 4 (four) touch sensitive buttons, that's all. Let me mention how awful using the camera is on this phone. It takes literally four seconds to take a pic, and you cannot take a pic of ANYTHING that is even remotely moving. My very old V3i takes pics and vids instantly, and plays videos within about three seconds. The u600 takes an astounding 15 seconds just to play a vid????!!!! That does not include the 10 seconds it takes to get to the video menu screen, which crawls slower than a snail. It is really hard to understand just how slow this phone operates if you do not own it. Trust me when I say I am shocked by it. I do not recommend this phone to anyone. This phone reads from the sim card slower than anything you can conceive of. In just the past few years I have used two Moto v3i's (one iTunes version and one D&G), Moto MPX220, Moto v3x, Nokia 8801 & a Moto Krzr K1.
Not too mention this U600. I did purchase a iphone 8gb, but returned it without ever activating it(I could not get myself to switch from T-Mobile to AT&T). I would take ANY of those phones over the U600. Hell, I would take a V635 over it. The speed of the u600 is just unforgivable. It is really that bad. Look elsewhere....
this phone its better than the D900 version? i want to buy for the dimension of the u600(more thin of the D900) but its better phone? anyone can help with that?
I couldn't find review of this one so can someone compare this with D900 PLZ?
I don't care about FM but performance?
1.How is call/speaker volume?
2.Does it's 690 mah battery long less compared with 800 mah of D900?
3.How is A2DP with wireless headsets?
4.What about those problems in D900 like lack of call profile and photo viewing cons and....?
could someone tell me whether the number keys are touch pad as well as the hang up buttons
hi..may i know how to prevent the touchpad been locked automatic when making phone calls?
the speaker of tis fone issit gd ? loud enuff compare to n73 ? between u600 n u700 which fone hav louder and better sound effect or the same?
Can anyone tell me how much time should I charge the batery of this phone for the first time. Thank You,
To all user of U600 whos having problem with the ringtone starting low for about 2 secs, dont use the ringtone with increasing volume default, you might missed a call before u heared it, change it to melody or vibration and melody, by this default you will never missed a call... thanks