The_Nootz, 25 Aug 2008I have a Samsung Soul and have been using it for more than a week. About the camera, it is ... moreHey man thank u so so much! Really! U help me alot! Im gona buy soul those days i cant waith! I really couldnt decide betwene f480,g400 and u900,but now i do its u900! Thank u very much! Sorry for my poor english!
Jay, 23 Aug 2008I know that many people would say this phone is bad, and doesn't have the perfect materials of... moreI have a Samsung Soul and have been using it for more than a week.
About the camera, it is as impressive as GSMArena found it to be. Very good photos, very fast camera response (about 2 secondss to save o photo, compare that to the F480, which is much slower, about 4-5 seconds). Personally, I don't use video much, but if you really need VGA or better videos overall, you should look elsewhere, probably the LG Secret or a Nokia Nseries.
About the music, songs are very clear, very much sound detail can be distinguished, no noise, which not all phones can perform. On the other hand, the headset provided doesn't have enough bass. About this issue, I tested the F480 retail headset (a 3.5 mm Samsung adapter and original in-ear headphones) on my Soul and it was brilliant, let alone if you plug in high-end 3.5 mm headphones in the adapter. So the headset is the problem of the lack of bass, not the phone. It's no use using Bluetooth stereo on the Soul, because you waste the potential for very good sound quality.
The user interface is as fast as it can get. The vibration feedback feels very nice. A big plus is that you can personalize themes to the tiniest detail, the color of fonts in menus, highlighting options, icons, everything. A bit of lag can be seen in the music player list, especially if you have many songs in it, and that is because the phone shows the length of every highlighted song, which needs more memory reading. No customizable equalizer presets can be a downside, although I didn't mind, because the "effects" (EQ presets) were enough for me.
A drawback that I noticed and I was irritated by was the fact that you can't install java games (*.jar) as you would on a Nokia, for example. There is a trick (complicated, I know) on the link below on how to do this. Or you can download from mobile internet.
How to install java games on Samsung Soul:
All in all, I can say that I am satisfied with the Soul because it does the job it was made for (unique touchpad, camera and music). I, for one, wanted to choose between the F480 and the Soul. I made my choice and I don't regret. Hope you make yours right.
I know that many people would say this phone is bad, and doesn't have the perfect materials of a good phone. But many would also say this phone is a one of a kind. As a person who is interested in this phone, I would like to hear from all of you before i make my choice. Please tell me anything you know about it, from the experience you have with it, its functions, its pros and cons, how good it is in calls, anything is appreciated. I just need to know enough information before i go to the retailers. Your kindness is much appreciated and thankyou. Have a wonderful day all.
John, 21 Aug 2008And theres another one! No the volume can be set to max and there will still be problems with ... moreHi there, I just received my soul yesterday, so far so good, just very disappointed with the volume. I thought it was how the music has been recorded, but it is not
I traded in my Nokia 8600 Luna for the Soul about a week ago, and it's already in for repairs. The phone works fine, but both the screen and the touchpad stop working when the phone is slid open. When I walked into the service center and pulled out my phone, the attendant asked, "Screen?" without me having to say anything. I'm guessing it's a common problem.
after you answered a call and selected the speaker. If you close the slide it will turn off the speaker. Does anyone know how to keep the speaker on even after you closed the slide during a call?
anyone havin trouble using the pc suite transferring pics???its wierd cas the first one works fine then it dies every single time mid way through transferring the 2nd and will not recognize the phone as connected until i friggen reset the computer!!!so frustrating..
also, ive got 2 other mid range phones that have phone updates in the pc software... where is this option of the u900 pc suite? can i not find it or does it just not have it included in the software??? dissapointing
i have a problem with my phone. when i talk to people i cant hear them? especially when they put me on speaker. they hear em fine its other way round can any one help???
Jay, 05 Aug 2008Hi can someone help me. I have a 4gb memory card in my soul but i now have message coming up t... moreI put a 4Gb card in mine and kept getting the message that I needed to format it....I did a little digging and I think the max size is a 2gb card...figures.
anonymousguest, 11 Aug 2008My call-receivers always complain that i sound very soft over the phone. I did a test myself b... moreAnd theres another one! No the volume can be set to max and there will still be problems with people hearing you...sorry its either the way the phone is or a known fault.
Doc, 13 Aug 2008well im think im the most unfortunate owner of soul. I got mine replaced by a new unit due to ... moreBingo! thats just one of the faults.Most people on here say it Rocks! but they have had the phone a few days or perhaps weeks ...wait till you have had the phone a couple of months then it's a different story.
want2likeit, 19 Aug 2008I have just upgraded to a samsung soul, but the screen keeps going blank. Its got to the stag... moreYep, I have the same problem with mine and other problems. Volume is terrible when in conversation...person on the other end has to keep telling to speak up (volume set to max). Keeps cutting out during a conversation, problems with being unresponsive when listening to music with earphones in. screen sometimes goes blank when receiving a call...battery life is crap. I have sent mine back for repair to Samsung and I now have a C902 and giving this gimmicky piece of crap to my daughter!
francis, 28 Jul 2008 i chose both k850i and U900 Soul.. i bought my k850i in november'07 and i am using it f... morewhich is more great k850i or u900 when it comes to camera and video? cause am choosing what to buy please nd ur reply
does this phone really blocks out with no cause? hows the touch pad? hows the video when watching a movie? is it delay ?
does this phone hung?
hows the video when you put a full movie?
compare camera k850i or u900?
please nid ur answers