i HATE using this phone. writing texts is sooooooooooo frustrating as the ridge below the keypad makes it really difficult to use the flat, awkward buttons. t9 mode is something i rely on to write fast texts, but the u600's t9 is clumsy. when writing a predictive text you have to click the 'up arrow' key to choose the word option you want when you're at the top of the screen; but when the text gets longer than 4 lines, you have to press the 'down arrow' key to make your word choice - so you really have to watch what you're typing...if you press the up key by mistake you end up choosing the wrong word and it's a pain in the arse to correct your error...if you've even noticed that you've made a mistake.
the touch sensitive buttons on the screen area are far too sensitive. i've starting ring loads of people by mistake - something i've not been prone to doing with any of my previous phones. and i randomly keep connecting to the internet when i don't intend to either. it just time wastes.
the camera is a bit annoying too - the picture quality is great, but the thinness of the phone, and the fragility of the slidescreen mean that it's often quite difficult to hold the phone steady when taking a photo. and the menus on the camera is just a maneuvering-nightmare.
i'm definitely going to send mine back > it's driving me mental every time i use it.
sorry to all those lovers out there ;P
i got one but i don't know how to make him to make a sound when i open the slide
help me pleaase.
The phone is great but it is fragile
any body guide me how is gprs performance.all web pages are opned like gsmarena,yahoo ,msn.handango....?
i m planning to buy this phone. pls any user tell me ,how is camera quality and work ,mp3 audio and fm voice quality,gprs performance?
when i use apllication ,gprs or play games can play mp3 songs and fm in background?i mean during play mp3 or fm we use another applications gprs..so pls clear my questions thx
How do you multitask i.e. do other functions while playing/listening to music?Some people said to press 'end call' button to acheive this but when I did that the music stops playing!
Very cool phone, shame about the so-so battery life:
johnmo76 manufacturers normally suggest charging for 8 hours for the first charge. leaving it to charge overnight the first time is also fine. its just important to fully discharge and then you charge until the battery says full after that. and then run the cycle twice, for a total of 3 times.
I cannot change my camcorder settings from normal(ie factory setting) to fine or superfine. Please help!
i wanna know this phone come together with what accessories ?
Charger , battery , any more ?
memory card ? handsfree ?
tell me the details please ..to those who already buy this phone ..thanks
I have just got the new samsung u600 and I have to say I am very impressed I've always loved the look of samsungs but found the softwear hard to deal with as I am used to sony ericssons where you can do absolutely everything, but the u600 is now just as good, samsung have really pulled their socks up! Plus it looks really sexy too! but is definately a girls phone I think and my husband agrees! well done samsung keep it up!!!!!!!
8hrs is wack.
Did you send in the charger to be checked also?
Its either the battery or the charger, plus you may need to train the battery properly.
Charge then fully discharge for 3 cycles.
I would say there is something wrong with your battery... 8 hours wouldn't even last me a day at work.
Mine was charged yesterday afternoon, its been switched on ever since (not in silent mode) I have spent at least 20 mins on the phone, sent at least 20 texts & taken a photo... it still has 3 bars or battery!
does anybody else experience this 8 hour battery life?
Since I got it last Thursday, i've been charging it everyday, and almost 8 hours charge each time.
So, up till today, that makes it about 6 times fully charging it, and 1 day leaving it at the Samsung Service center.
I've even tried to fully discharge the battery until you can't even power it up, and then fully charge it up, but needless to say, all I get is 8 hours top stand by time, phone being in my pocket, in silent mode,without making any calls or even receiving any calls or sms.
Thanks for the information mX9N. I has been very helpful. let me know if you try out the other features. I am waiting for the price to down since i will be traveling in August and will just get it then along with everything else i want.
I thought about the FM radio and it being available with the bluetooth headset and realized that most manufacturers build the antenna into the wired headset and thats why the headset needs to be connected for the radio to work.
I guess the next best question is if the FM radio antenna is external or internal? I am thinking external.
I don't think thats normal. My U600 battery will last nearly 3 days with light usage & 1-2 days if I makes lots of calls & play with it.
How many times have you charged it? it took 5 or 6 full charges to condition it before I started seeing longer life.
This phone is sweet. Everyone that has seen my U600 is left speechless with the phone.
Problem with the phone is, the battery gets drained really quickly. Fully charged phone, in standby mode, would last less than 8 hours. That is, fully charged, without using the phone at all to make calls or send text messaging. Even shorter if you use the phone.
Sent it back to Samsung distributor, and they checked the phone and the battery, and said everything is normal. I don't think it's normal for a phone to last only 8 hours in a day.
I rang Orange for a password on the mobile tracking. This option is not valid for my phone but Orange told they know two passwords for Samsung.
These are 1111 or 00000000. (4 x 1 or 8 zeros)
Can someone answer a question please???
When I use predictive text to write a text it used to store words but now when I type a word it isn't storing them so I keep having to "Add" them. Getting a little annoyed with it now!!! Please help coz I love the phone.
To answer some of CE's questions...
You can create new folders to save / move files in, so not as restricted as the D900.
You can use any downloaded mp3 as a ring tone or message tone.
The most you can use at the moment is a 2GB micro SD card, I have one in my U600 & it works very well.
The keys are very nice, touch keys take a few days to get used to, but a bit of patience & now there excellent.
Not sure about the PC suit, or bluetooth headset question as I have not tried either.
Yes the phone has privacy features to add a pin code to see messages, files, or to do anything with the phone.
In my opinion there is no better phone than the U600 on the market at the moment.