i just read some opinions and i'm kind of confused... i want to buy the BLACK one, so does the colour really come out???!!!
Anonymous, 16 Aug 2008how do you switch off the 3g network? coz one network here in the philippines does not support... moreelow, i was the one who posted an anonus reply to jeff about the 3g network, pls mail your reply at firstname.lastname@example.org, thank you very much!
Jeff, 29 Feb 2008Stylish, light and slim phone...
Make sure you taking your time to set it up right and get us... morehow do you switch off the 3g network? coz one network here in the philippines does not support 3g yet, i wish to turn off ny 3g network inorder to use this phone, thanks
and for those asking about the peeling problem, just dont get the one with the mettalic silver color, i got silver before and in just a week it peeled off, had it replaced witha black one, stills looks new after 6months ^^,
It looks amazing and all but our store has had so many of these come back it's not funny.
Constant freezing and the dial will die.
Most phones have been repaird more then four times, so it's obvious it's not that well created internally.
Please be wise when it comes to buying your phones and beware on signing for a 24 month contract.
I bought this phone last year, it was great for a few months then it became and ordinary phone which had limited functionality compared to the other phones, the video recording was terrible, the speakers were never loud enough and the touch sensitivity is very annoying! I still have this phone now and probably getting a new one very soon because the speakers are broke on my phone somehow! the ease of unlocking the phone made me send 35 blank texts to my friend whilst i was abroad and the bill cost me a bomb! But the plus points to this phone it that its a very good looking phone and very slim, easily fits into your pocket as if it was transparent! otherwise not really a good phone at all! Touch sensitivity does not work well at all! i tried to like the feature but couldn't :( alot of you probably have experienced these problems(i didnt bother reading all the other posts) but i hope for the sake of you guys, dont buy this phone! there are other better samsungs out there!
NEVER ever buy this phone. I LOVED it for the first few months, even polished it! I have taken great care of it but in less than a year, it has totally frozen and the keypad light is permanently on. A few weeks ago it even texted my sister 28 times - despite being closed and in my bag. All I can do is beg anyone reading this DO NOT GET THIS PHONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EVEN IF IT'S FREE!
I'm loving this fone....so far....
we just got the u700 last week. Its a temporary replacement for our nokia N70 which has always been asss slow from day 1 and now even slower..we're waiting for the next generation of iPhone to come through.
I had samsung E700 before and since it first came out till today, its been submerged in water 2 times and still working so I've been impressed with samsung because of that.
one week of using U700.
I managed to install java games like sonic adventure, super mario bros 3d, tetris, zuma and so forth. all on the fone memory and it hasn't slowed down yet. I saved contacts onto the sim and not the fone. But it took me a full day to figure out installations.
I added some mp3 ringtones from the net and some are soft, some are loud just test them and see which one works better. can also do voice recording and use as ringtones as well if u like that sorta thing..i dont. The default ring and message tones are ugly and annoying but loud. So I use my own. U can assign ringtones to each caller as well..
and also assign caller images too. I have yet to figure out how to change the size though cos its really tiny.
Locking and Unlocking
is a bit annoying. but manageable.
pressing the middle button 3-4 times will unlock. BUT..sliding the fone up will ALSO unlock. Slide it back down and it locks.
Only a matter of time before this breaks.
Is NOT so sensitive for me cos my fingers are normally quite cold so more often than not..it doesn't detect my "touch". Apparently u can adjust it's sensitivity but I dont know how to do that yet.
Ending a call..
If the fone is not slid up when u're on a call, then u cant just press a button and hang up. U'd have to go into the middle button to unlock and then menu to find option to hang up. which is dead annoying. The other way is just to slide up the face and back down and it hang up straight away.
But now I just pick up the calls and then let the other side hang up. They're the one paying after all..hehe.
its not a big hassle because if u're the one making the call, u'd have to slide the fone up to punch in the numbers or search ur phonebook anyways(unless u love scrolling through the hundreds of numbers)...so your fone is already slid up. So to hang up..just slide it back down. Simple.
I get NO glare. I can see it perfectly fine in daylight. why? cos I have have clear plastic protective casing to protect the fone. We didn't buy the fone to show off its..prettiness...
hmm..I dont know about this yet..cos its only been 1 week, we use the protective casing, and..we got the BLACK colored ones
you have to slide the fone up to use the rear camera and u have to go into options to change to rear camera. It loads a bit slow. but much faster than the nokia N70. The flash is pretty strong and can pick up objects 2 metres away pretty clear..so thats alright. But I always carry with me a digital camera..so this doesn't really bother me.
Front camera is cool so I can fix my hair and check my make up..hehe
what else...oh...music player.
this one is awesome. good sounds. Just make sure u have really good quality mp3. otherwise u will blame the fone. u cant blame the fone..cos it uses Bang & Olufsen technology. But..I use my ipod so...u know..whatever..
its been 1 week so far...we'll see what happens 3 months from now. hope it doesn't go all sh!t house like many of the later reviews on here..
The phone looks lovely, it's very stylish, touch-sensitive keys and so on, but there is nothing but hassle with it what you will discover only after few months. The silver paint peeling off (looks really ugly), charging problems, over sensitive keys, freezing, navigation keys stop working. Unfortunately I have lost my respect for Samsung since I had to deal with a legion of unsatisfied customers:/ highly unrecommendable phone
I also have the same problem with this phone. The silver paint started coming off just after a month. Three months later, the touch sensitive bottons stopped working. Unfortunately, I don't live in the Phillipines so I'm completely unable to get another one. This was one of the worst samsung phones I've owned so far. Besides the excellent camera and the e-mail function, nothing else on the phone was worth buying. The phone SUCKS. PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS PHONE.
plumpdonut, 03 Aug 2008I had mine for exactly 3 weeks. All of a sudden when somebody would call me or text me I would... morereply for the comment of plumpdonut when it comes to recieving call and messages. its because samsung has this blacklist thing that if ever you set it without knowing it you'll think that your phone is a crap! try exploring your phone..
Denis, 03 Aug 2008I did download Virtua Tennis for it and that was my favourite feature. Once again though, the ... moreThanks alot Denis for your usefull information!I'll keep them in mind.I have to go to the store and try it...Thnx anyway:)
i have had the phone for the last 3 months cant say that i dont like it, its nice those who are complaining are men who have rough fingers and dont like handling soft keys
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2008has anyone found out how to fix the problem with not being able to call/receive calls? i'd get... morei have the same problem and i'm in canada and it just all of a sudden stopped working in june and i took it in a 3rd time to fix it and they told me it was the 3g network not being compatible with the rogers/att 3g network
oh and the phone swapping to loud speaker due to oversensitive touch buttons has many a time very nearly landed this phone in pieces across the room. will be suing Samsung for permanent damage to my ear drums. piece of crap. all looks and no brains and even the looks go fast.
slide function very poor.
Anonymous, 01 Aug 2008iv had this phone for about a year now. been very careful with it but just about a week ago wh... morei had the identical thing happen but after three months. have had the face replaced twice because of the silver coming off. sound quality is very soft. am swapping to a Nokia N82. will not buy samsung again.
I have thought of buying the u-700 but after reading these comments i´m having doubts. It looks great but if the function is that bad...
Now, they have come out with a new version EVO, with "vibrating button function" and more importantly, improved software. Does anyone have experience of that model?
The phone really looks so sleek and stylish.. The problem there is that the silver part beside it's main screen chips off.. And I'm really bothered by the sensitive sensor-buttons.. But nonetheless, it's a fashionista's must-have..
Unfortunately the touch screen keys absoultely ruined this phone...like it needed help. I have seen so many with the same issues of those keys not working.
My gripe - some times in a call the speaker will go on - Hugely load in your ear. After about 2 months 1st and 2nd u700 the crome start to peal. The touch buttons will do whatever they feel whenever they feel like it. Listen to music through headset and you do not hear the incoming call. My u700 is somewhere on the intersate. or the parts there of. You can take onlt that much. Will move to HTC after 13 Samsung phones in 9 years. A shame.