naah... I had high hopes but unfortunately this is not a great phone. We were forced to accept bad menus and technically inferior phones from samsung as they produced cute, well designed phones (with awful battery time). But now when everyone have started making great looking phones with good menus and samsung has finally understood what bluetooth is, they now need to seriously focus towards better usability!
I have had this phone for over a month and I am sad to say it's not a great phone because of many reasons. These are the foremost:
1. terrible buttons for which you have to use your nails to press buttons.
2. below average battery. really bad when using bluetooth/mp3.
3. mp3player only works with playlist
3. constant quality level in voice recorder. only terrible .amr bitrate is available which makes it barely usable for voice.
My 6 year old siemens S45 had better quality than this
4. sending sms to a person in phonebook takes waay too many steps!
5. no continuation between menu alternatives and in general most tasks take more steps then they really need to.
6. no configuration for keylock. either it locks almost instantly or not at all.
7. no way to change sms notification signal to something else than built in melodies. none are particularly good and definately no loud enough to hear in noisy environments.
You want a 'smart' phone with better *everything* look at Nokia N70 (or the new series which are on their way)
needless to say my next phone is definately going to be NOKIA or SE unless samsung sharpen up BIG TIME!
Unfortunately the voice recorder does not work during a call.
Come on Samsung!!!!
Voice recorder - can it work during phone call? to record a phone conversation?
hi all im thinking of buying x700 but little bit confused for given features :
1- battery backup while playing MP3 or Media player.
2- camera quality in night.
3- durability of battery backup.
4- How many video songs can i store in it with given memory card.
Plz inform me all this ASAP
turn off bluetoth when not in use.memory card consumes much more power than phone memory.if possible dont use card if not necessory.charge phone when battery is totally down.dont use animated wallpaper.use default wallpaper no.2 which looks excellent.
x700 uses headsets as antenna make sure that headsets are able to get signals properly by keeping them in suitable place and make sure you are tuned to right frequency try to move slider little bit.you are now enjoying high quality stereo FM.
hi!i am not saying that dont upgrade your firmware i am just saying that you should upgrade your firmware from samsung service center.yes of course upgrading firmware is necessry . but dont take risk . firmware fix bugs updates all neccessary updates and gives you enhanced version of firmware.speeds up x700.so you should upgrade but dont handle it as do it yourself project.nokia gives free firmware upgrades.samsung might be giving free firmware upgrades.so rush to nearer samsung service center.you can install games and applications from http://www.d500world.tk/
dont hesitate to buy x700.it rocks .except you cannot install smart movie player and other media players.this is because x700 have RTK operating system which is available only on d500,d600,x700.to download games and applications use
this mobile rocks
hi to all,
I have problem with battery life 2 days with 20 min of talking time.
i was planning to buy x700. i would like to get a full review abt the same. especially about mp3. is there any limit to number files that can be stored in memory card.can i make newfolders in memory card and store more than 50 songs..
waiting for ur review.. thanks
thanks for the info. i'm not sure updating the firmware is necessary or not. what kind of features will it add to the phone? anyway thanks for your warning.
check out this russian site link translated with babelfish. http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/trurl_pagecontent?lp=ru_en&trurl=http%3a%2f%2fforum.samsungpro.ru%2findex.php%3fs%3d399e148fbdbc2e5bc9091b0ee44f64bd%26showtopic%3d5151 these patches seem very useful. but file extensions are strange and cannot be opened by any program.
you cannot install themes on x700
you can upgrade firmware .but upgrading firmware voids warranty so do not try to upgrade firmware.i won't responsibble for damage.here is the link
hey man link could not work sometimes but try 2 or 3 times then link will work
but still i request you not to upgrade firmware.you should upgrade firmware from samsung service centre
anyone knows how to upgrade the firmware of x700? i found some patches to fix some disturbing problems on the phone. but i don't know how i can install them into my phone.
i truly admire dis set.everyone wants me to buy this n i will soon but it.....i love x700
i've read the reviews of samsung x700 in gsm arena and mobile reviw.com.they say that it has got great features when compared to its rivals and for the price,i heard that in india its availble for rs. 9,700.surely its a steal for this price which comes with card and cable.
way to go samsung
samsung x700 supports micro sd AKA t-flash.you can upgrade upto 1gb .
i am giving youa hint to store more audio songs
just download jet audio basic then click on convert then adjust 64 kbps.at high quality settings you can get best audio quality while size is 40% lower
you can make new folder by pressing menu key on any song and then just say make new folder
The MP3 player has only one music list which can take only 50 files and you can't create more lists. So to solve this,create folders on your memory cards like ( love Songs, hot music, Indian songs, Quraan. etc. and put in each folder 50 songs sinse list accet only 50 song. Go to list add the songs of one folder. If you want to listen to another folder, go to the list remove the songs on the list and add the new from another folder. It is so easy and won't take time.
Another solution, is you can join each group of Music (lets us say all slow music, even if each group more than 50) in one large file
and then you can add all there large files to the list and you can select the setting to repeat each file, or all files, or not to repeat.
Guys I would like to know one thing...
I read that the X700 can store only 50 mp3s in one folder...
Is that true????Cause I just ordered a 1GB mem card...
I am a music-freak,so I prefer to give a little extra $$$ than down the quality.
But if it's only 50...Can't you make new folders???
i think that you should use vcd cutter v4.0
you have to buy origional because evaluation mode dont allow you to convert anything more than 7 seconds.
open vcd cutter
then click on tools then split system stream to m1v,mp3.
then select mpg or dat file and destination then click on split now.
then download free jet audio basic then convert it to 64 kbps at high quality this will improve audio quality because you are taking audio from video source then just upload mp3 file to your lovely x700 by bluetooth it is really fast compared to usb data cable
hey man cannot give any information for playing videos in full screen because x700 dont have any symbian os just wait for firmwares if they can provide any facility to play video at full screen or samsung should produce samsung x700i to remove this big mistake