I buy samsung u600 on 22nd jan 2009 and I am telling all the people that this Bang & Olufsen ICEPower amplifier samsung u600 is great music phone.
gtsros, 18 Jan 2009it does not play mp3 in the background! you can't even read an sms that arrived while you ... moreit does,im doing it now lol you have the music player overrides other sounds to "on" in the musicplayer settings
it does not play mp3 in the background! you can't even read an sms that arrived
while you were listening to music.
it takes 5-10 seconds to start playing and again when changing tracks. the
"visualization" is just a bunch of silly images with no relation to the music. they
could at least put a waveform or something, doesn't need a powerful cpu.
it has 32 character filename limit. i thought we stopped doing this since 1995?
opera mini can't save pages or read files to send as attachments (e.g. at gmail.com
the interface is a bloody mess. You can view the next or previous photo with the
left-right buttons, but ONLY for the photos in the main memory. you can't do that
with photos in the memory card. to view next-previous sms, you need to press * and
# instead. the side buttons either work as up-down, or as volume or as other things but you are rarely told what it will do.
scrolling a photo takes 1-2 seconds each step.
if you press [Back] by mistake when writing an sms, you are asked "save to drafts?"
[yes] [no]. you can not cancel. your only option is to save in drafts and reopen
the message from the drafts, or you lose the text you wrote.
when deleting characters in sms, you can not hold down the C button to backspace
quickly, it deletes the entire text, no questions, no undo you can do about 7 10
button presses to select a section of text, and then 'remove' it
when the battery gets low, it shuts down any program you might be running, no
questions. afterwards, you can't run anything you can't open the camera.
the keypad light turns on when you press the unlock/power button, even if you have
not opened it. but if the batter runs out, the keypad NEVER lights up. you might be
in the dark and in desperate need to call but you can't see the keypad.
java is ridiculously slow. opera mini takes... 15 seconds to open and 6 seconds to
close. google maps takes 37 seconds to open.
java is practicaly useless because you can't keep a program open in the background.
camera takes 4-5 seconds to take a photo. side buttons do not zoom in-out (but they
zoom in-out when viewing photos...)
bluetooth a2dp is low quality
when connected with the pc you can't access the memory card from the phone.
contact searching is case sensitive when sending an sms but not when browsing the contacts.
in the home screen the side buttons change the volume... of the sound... that the phone makes when you press a button that does nothing. example: you are in the main menu and you press the 'call' button. because at that point the call button can't do anything (i dunno... maybe bring up the recently called numbers?!?!) it makes a sound. the side keys change the volume of that sound. completely wrong choice. it should change the volume that you care most about: the ringing volume!
shortcuts work only when in the home screen. it's not a really good shortcut if you have to press keys to go to the home screen before you can use the shortcut.
battery works for less than 2 days with maybe 20 minutes talking, 5-10 sms and about an hour of java.
the volume buttons are right next to the connector so it's not easy to change the volume when you listen to music.
i can go on...
i have my samsung u600 now for six months and if i want to put him on he won't start up i think my battery is faulty i hate that now i had to buy a new battery :S
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2009i can't download games why? please send me something coz u cant download games i got that phone it good
i have this phone for about 6 months.
honestly, the camera is not that good! when i transfer my photos in the computer. the images have dots dots. what do you think?
i've had this phone for about a year now and i've had to have this phone fixed at least three to four times because either the battery wasn't working properly (it would be fully charged and then after 5 minutes of talking on the phone, it would say low battery.) or the screen would not show up. the screen would glitch and flicker and then it wouldn't show up at all anymore. i definitely would not recommend this phone, but i'm not saying that all samsung phones are this bad. it just so happens that samsung made a bad call on this one.
u600, 14 Jan 2009To those people who can't understand the Fashion and how to give Passion to this unit of Mobil... moreAdvanced? The phone is horribly outdated and what it can do it does in mediocracy. I do not understand what you are even trying to say? Maybe you are just envious of every other phone you wish you could buy, you settled for this one because it is cheap but comes with a seemingly impressive array of features, and bam! You bought the phone and want to validate yourself. Well, I bought the phone to, and when I bought it is was relatively expensive and new, and it was the most godawful experience I ever had using any cell phone. I go through cell phones and technology like you go through good ideas, maybe you will have one every six months or so...?
The form factor of the phone is cool and when the phone is new the screen looks awesome, had they made this phone in metal it would have been far sharper. But they did not implement what is there. As a phone, it really does not get any worse then the U600. If you care about call quality and good reception, I assure you to run away now and never think about this phone again. Don't walk, RUN!!! The reception on this phone will leave you scratching your head wondering wtf happened? The battery is shockingly bad. While the open OS on this phone is fairly smooth, loading and utilizing external memory is unacceptable. I actually used a stop-watch and calculated how long it took me to load a video, take a picture and play a song: Loading a video can take anywhere between 14-22 seconds depending on how you configure your menus, taking a picture takes almost four seconds, listening to a track can take seven seconds! The screen cover is a very cheap plastic that has no protective qualities at all. The thing will get so f'en scratched and marred unless you are insanely protective of it, and even then it will scratch up bad.
Anonymous, 15 Jan 2009i hv use U600 for a month but battery backup is to low.battery gets over within a day.please d... moreYes, today I went to the salesman and I told him the story of the battery, he replace it with another one and now I am testing how long the battery will last noting that I do not talk a lot in the mobile phone and I do not listen to the music or playing the games.
The salesman told me that this phone battery runs out in 1 and half day maximum but, if you ckecked this website it is written it can last up to 250 hour!!.
khalfan, 14 Jan 2009I have this mobile for 1 day until now. I bought it yesterday and I put it in the charger for ... morei hv use U600 for a month but battery backup is to low.battery gets over within a day.please do reply
I have this mobile for 1 day until now. I bought it yesterday and I put it in the charger for 6 hours as the sales man adviced me, but on the next day at 4:00PM the battery is nearly finished and I did not talk alot on it.
So what do you think?!!
To those people who can't understand the Fashion and how to give Passion to this unit of Mobile Phone,I think what you will see is all mess. But if you can give importance and explore this phone and try not to compare it with any other brand of mobile phone, that's that time that you can enjoy using U600.Appreciate the things that we have in this Mobile, if you are an idiot person who cannot appreciate the advantage of any technology, I think you are not deserve to lived in this century,, Simple as this words guys, No such things in this world have been made by man that is perfect.. I think U600 is one of the most advance and lovely mobile phone in the market today.
Wouldn't recommend this phone at all. I've had mine for 18 months and twice the screen has broken - not physically but when you slide it up it just glitches or doesn't come on at all. First time I had it repaired under warranty 2nd time I gave up as I was out of contract and just got a new phone (not another Samsung I might add). Also the phone doesn't remember words that you add to the dictionary which is really annoyingif you commonly use names. This was supposedly fixed at that same time it went to have the screen sorted but 6 months later it started to 'forget' words again! Steer clear! This phone has totally put me of having a Samsung again.