SAMSUMG made a great 3G clamshell. Campared to this, the Moto V3x looks like a brick to me. Those people who say it's Razr copy must be moto fanboys. A clamshell is a clamshell, not a copy to me. Otherwise, why don't people say SE copy the candybar of Nokia or Nokia copy the slider or swivel from some Korean phones? Moto haven't gone any slimmer from V3 to V3x. Engineering wise, it's fair cause V3x is a 3G. But hey look! this Z540 is a 3G as well, and it's only 14.9mm thin. Moto engineers are already outdated.
I couldnt find it in any online stores, but keep looking. I got mine here in Japan on Vodafone but is SIM locked for about the next few months but as I live here, its no problem. I will get it unlocked so I can take it homewith me eventually but unlocking wont be avalible for a month or so yet. Check out E.Bay then for one.
Already released from Vodafone in Japan (Vodafone 804SS). Off course it is SIM locked.
Finally got mine on the 25th! Its fantastic, couldn't have wished for a better phone. Fast response time, good camera and oh so thin and light! Didnt think the talk/stand-by time would be as good as it is being so thin but its great!
BenQ Siemens EF81 seems better option to me. If you'd rather go for sansung i would wait for the Z710 or Z560 personally. Z540 seems quite dated to me !
am using one at the moment - quite like it actually - batter life doesnt seem great but fairly straightforward to use
cant get it synced up with my outlook though to put my contacts on it
Just seen the Z510 - very nice - but only available on O2 apparently! Does anyone know if the Z540 is made of the same nice magnesium metal or is it a plastic body?
Secdondly, have the outer media keys any other functionality than controlling mp3s?
Think I prefer this one for not having a swivel camera. Appears to lack the LED light strip of the 510 - never mind!!
hey!!! i just saw a v3x from samsung?! ops sory, just too similiar with v3x, well samsung still done a great job as usual here. will LOVE to see the next great handset to being copy haha.
Yeah the BenQ-Seimens EF81 is an alright looking phone but I still prefer the Z540. Its slightly more 'rounded' an as I’m not a fan of the ultra minimalist square look Ill stick with this. Good news about it being on the Voda UK coming soon page but like I have said before, beware...Voda UK are not good at keeping release dates!
Now on the coming soon part of Voda Uk website (April). 6280 ditched! This or BenQ-Siemens EF81??
Aw... I wanted to get this phone in China, my uncles told me that the phone was just a display, i'm not sure if the phone they saw was even the Z540.. -____-;;; i guess i'll just wait for it then.. in Canada.. the old long fashion way.. Thank you for answering my question..
Good call on not getting the Nokia 6280! I was all for that phone & REALLY wanted one till I picked it up and really saw just how big it really is! I love the Z540, Im pretty sure thin phones are the way of the future (Go Moto for putting it in the hands of the common people!) Be warned though, Voda UK is TERRIBLE at keeping promises on release dates (cf: Nokia 6280; delayed for almost 5 months!) so just keep your fingers crossed on this one!
Spoke to Voda UK earlier - this phone is now confirmed for UK release on 5th April - might not get the Nokia 6280 now and wait!
It is still unclear as to when this phone will be released to European network markets, or as a matter of fact anywhere other than Japan (although it has been roumoured that Vodafone D2 Germany has expressed an interest in the phone). It is EXPECTED to be available in European Vodafone markets by mid year (late summer) but it is up to specific networks as to what phones they sell so depends on where you live in the world and what networks you have available!
I am still 'on the fence' as it were on the Z560. I like it but it uses HSDPA which is an improvement/development on the standard UMTS/W-CDMA 3G networks making it effectively a 3.5G standard. It all depends on where you live in the world really as many different countries are deploying this technology a different time and some networks are probably not even going to adopt it at all! In the short term, I would personally go for the Z540 as it is going to be available to Vodafone and other network users really pretty soon, about mid year in Europe if the networks get their A-into-G! Then wait and see over the next year or so on how the deployment of HSDPA goes. I get my Z540 (called a 804SS here in Japan) in about a week. Ill post my opinions as soon as I get my hands on it.
i know what you mean with the turning camera thats what put me off the z510 and swayed me toward the z540 but now i like the z560 what do you think of that, its vertually the same phone agen but different design and got a memory card slot! but on the voting results it does not score as high? i wonder why? can you help me?
As has already been stated in these forums, the Z540 WILL NOT be dropped from production. Its already being shipped to Japan and goes on sale here on the Vodafone K.K. (Vodafone Japan) network in mid March (expected 13th). Yes Samsung does announce huge numbers of new phones each year but many of them are made for specific markets such as Korea and Hong Kong or Taiwan and only sold there under exclusive deals with networks. Just because they dont go on sale in Europe, doesnt mean they dropped the phone from production.
I wouldnt go near the Nokia N70. I love Nokia phones, dont get me wrong but its so big, infact massive is more acurate! As for the Samsung Z510/Z540 issue, its up to you really. They are practically the same phone in technical specfications but with different designs. I personally like the Z540 design better. Furthermore, I dont really like the "roll-around" camera on the Z510 (similar to S.E v800), but its all about personal preference.