Had the phone 1 week but have now sold it on.
Lovely looking phone with alot of different bits to customise your phone, like colour change on touch panel, make themes on the phone, main menu list can be changed, texting is easy to do, can use mp3 for text alert & ringtone although this is not very loud so you need to use a loud tone cause even with volume up to 7 which is the loudest can be a little low on volume. Very fast with 2gb memory card in my files.
I found that the volume when receiving a call & talking not to be very loud, its like when you watch tv late at nite & every1 else is a sleep, you tend to have the tv volume lower than normal to not wake up the rest of the household, although you can hear it you have to listen hard which is not so enjoyable as when you have it louder, same on the phone when speaking could do with being louder. The main reason i sold the phone was when receing a call & talking on phone i kept touching the magic keys with my face & opening up menus, this caused the person on the other end to not be able to hear me properly so they had to keep ringing back, found this annoying as i don't want to have to think about how to hold the phone when speaking on it. I also found that after 1 week of use the bottom right hand corner when closed had become loss so it wobbled a bit. the battery cover had also started to scratch & that was just from resting on worktops, not being in a pocket with anything touching it.
Overall give the phone 6/10.
Was overall please
qman, 05 Jun 2008Yes, mp3's can be set as your message alert/ ringtone.. the volume of the speaker when playing... morealso can you change the shortcuts in the navigation panel to watevenr you want aswell??
qman, 05 Jun 2008Yes, mp3's can be set as your message alert/ ringtone.. the volume of the speaker when playing... morethanks a lot champ...appreciats that, u gave me wat i wanted to hear...as long as mp3's can b put as messages..
take it easy..
Anonymous, 05 Jun 2008hey mate, ime liking what u wrote about this phone...i dont have this phone, but thinkin about... moreYes, mp3's can be set as your message alert/ ringtone.. the volume of the speaker when playing mp3's outloud is on par with most mobiles on the market.. as for using the music player with headphones, trust me youll need to turn the volume down! easily beats the walkman series in sound in my opinion as i own both.. and ive had this ph for like a mth..hasnt froze, restarted or crashed on me once. hope that helps mate
tyro82, 22 May 2008I just purchased a samsung soul today, and after fooling with it for a couple of hours, these ... morehey mate, ime liking what u wrote about this phone...i dont have this phone, but thinkin about getting it...just really wanna kno if mp3's can b used as a message tone and can play all the way through the song..
cheers, write bak..
reading what everybody is sayin, its lookin pretty good for me about this phone, ime likin it...i do not have the fone but am wanting it..
main thigs i wanna kno is-if mp3's can b played as message tones and if normal music is loud in music player...if the volume really is not soo loud like a few prople are sayin and if it lags or freezes at all..
thanks evryone, please write bak to natz...take it easy:)
i dont quite get all these owners and their volume probs...today at the gym (was busy too) i heard my ring fine and the phone was wrapped inside my jumper on the gym floor..makes me think u sure u guys have set up the ph properly? my mp3 ring volume is plenty loud
Anonymous, 04 Jun 2008Soul? Not a quadband and has no 2nd camera for vid call... This fone has no soul. Period.almost all of the user don't use quad band...if that's your requirement, don't get this.
In that small screen, you a want to view your face while on video calling? C'mon no need...
Soul? Not a quadband and has no 2nd camera for vid call... This fone has no soul. Period.
hamid@iran, 04 Jun 2008from : http://www.yourmobilephonereviews.co.uk/samsung_u900_soul_reviews.htm solution for c... moreif these are the same steps listed as previous comments no they dont do anything. they were the steps for the U600 not the 900
from : http://www.yourmobilephonereviews.co.uk/samsung_u900_soul_reviews.htm
solution for calling volume :
- Type *#0002*28346#.
- It will bring up a menu.
- Load Params.
- Dump Params.
- Call Config.
- Go to SPK Config (press 3)
- Then go to call config (press 2)
- Then go to SPK Rx Call Vol (press 1)
- Then press 6
- Then press 40 & OK for 4.0 db.
please tell me if u tested this
alyn104, 02 Jun 2008you can unlock it without sliding it openfanx 4 lettin me no bout unlock i gess i jus assumed u had 2 slide it becos of all tha reviews av seen ppl kept slidin it
Only had the fone a few days and im really unhappy with it. I need to call 02 tomorrow and seek advice. The fone keeps turning itself off. The menus are awful after having a sony errikson. The camera aint that great either. The ringtones arnt loud, despite having good quality MP3s that play loud on other fones, so forever having missed calls.
Just generally unhappy with it and the Samsung Soul has definately put me of Samsung fones. Will stick to Sonys or Nokias in the future!
Can You turn off the clock on your wallpaper screen?
It hides the picture your putting on your wallpaper. iv tried and tried but cannot find out how to do it. Please help!!!!
Had phone for a week, upgrade from O2, and it looks/feels great. Really like the touch pad and the camera is top notch.
However I do find the screen is more or less unreadable in bright sunlight (not good as I am outside a lot) and the ringing volume is to quiet (major problem outside & in the car). I've played with the settings and even on MAX the ringer is too easy to miss (tried different MP3's etc.) reluctantly I will be returning this one & looking for something else..
btw i've just proven to myself that the 3g network and the screensaver (photo slider) are power hungry.
Was on 3g with a photo slider on, the batt lasted for around 1.5 day for my normal usage. When i dropped it to GSM network + default clock wallpaper the batt lasted for 2 days and counting (under similar usage)...
darren, 03 Jun 2008just acquired the U900 and so far so good except for one thing if anyone can help or advice me... moreDarren are you on 3g network? You can tell this by looking at the icon next to the reception signal bar. If it's anything other than a 3g or 3g+ then you need to switch to a 3g or UMTS network.
Check the following:
1. Your SIM card is 3g enabled, confirm this with your service provider.
2. Your network preference is set as UMTS (Settings -> Network settings -> Network mode -> UMTS