Samsung D900 / D900i Review
In a nutshell: The superslim D900 is a supersexy sliding phone,
complete with a high quality 3 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus,
and a fully-featured music player with expandable memory to replace
your MP3 player. The D900 has been one of Samsung's most successful
phones and was the best selling phone of Winter 2006 / Spring 2007.
The D900i is virtually the same but with an FM radio.
Review: August 2006. Updated November 2007.
Samsung D900 puts the WOW! in WOW! FACTOR. Seriously, a phone this exceptional
doesn't come along very often, perhaps not since the Samsung
D500 in 2004.
You can tell we love the phone, so let's get on with the reasons why.
Firstly, this is the world's slimmest slider phone (now beaten by the
Samsung U600!). Samsung have really perfected
the slide design, and the D900 is silky smooth. The physical appearance
of the phone is unbeatable, with a lovely magnesium surface coating
and a small but functional keypad making the phone very tactile and
easy to use. The LG Chocolate and
the Samsung E900 may look cool with their
touch-sensitive keypads, but you can't beat the ease-of-use of a conventional
keypad. At just 13mm thickness, the D900 even beats the Motorola
RAZR in the thinness charts.
Looks aren't everything however, so let's move on to the next reason
for choosing the D900 - its 3 megapixel camera with autofocus. This
is simply the best camera currently available in any phone after the
Sony Ericsson K800i. It gives
results of amazing clarity, and what is really astounding is that Samsung
have fitted their best ever camera in their thinnest slider phone! We
are in awe. The video camera is also of high quality and records in
MPEG4 format. The display on the D900 is very finely detailed with outstanding
clarity and does full justice to the camera. Some reviewers are mistaken
in believing that videos cannot be viewed in full screen, but they can
- just press 1 to switch to full screen mode.
Next the music player. This handles a good range of formats - MP3,
ACC, ACC+ and e-AAC+ - and has very good sound reproduction with 3D
virtual surround sound and a digital power amplifier. The player is
easy to use with playlists of up to 30 tracks. You can use the stereo
headset supplied by Samsung or a wireless Bluetooth
headset. The built-in memory is 70 Mbytes, which is enough to get
started, but if you're serious about using the phone as an MP3 player
you can buy a Micro SD
card - a 512 Mbyte card costs around £15. The only real downside
on the music front is that there's no radio included.
The phone has all the usual features that you'd expect - messaging,
email, MP3 ringtones, speakerphone, Java games, etc, etc. The full spec
is listed below. There are a few bonus features - a document viewer
for viewing MS Office files, offline mode for use when listening to
music on a plane, a TV-Out connection for viewing images directly on
a TV screen, and EDGE for fast internet access. Connectivity is via
Bluetooth or fast USB. The user interface is very nice and friendly,
with a new menu design featuring a black background - very smart. Battery
life is good. One gripe is that you can't use an MP3 for the SMS alert
sound (same with all Samsungs), but good news - you can select
vibrate and ring simultaneously.
2006 has been an exciting year for phones, but the Samsung D900 has
got to be a serious contender for phone of the year. The D900i is virtually
the same as the D900 but it also has an FM radio (but is missing the
document viewer). The new Samsung U600
is even slimmer. The G600 isn't quite
as slim, but features a 5 megapixel camera and is an outstanding phone.
The D900 has been the best selling phone for the first half of 2007
and there are now some incredible deals available. Use our links at
the top right of this page to shop around for a bargain.
Features of the Samsung D900 include:
- 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and 4x digital zoom
- Video camera (MPEG4 format)
- Display: TFT, 262,144 colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- Music player (MP3, ACC, ACC+, e-AAC+ formats) with 3D sound and
digital power amp
- FM radio (D900i only)
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Voice memo recorder
- Integrated handsfree speakerphone
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4,
- T9 predictive text
- Document viewer for MS Office, PDF and HTML files
- Mobile printing via Bluetooth (PicBridge™)
- Java games (Forgotten Warrior, Freekick, Arch angel, Cannon ball)
plus downloadable games
- Flight mode
- Personal organiser functions
- Memory: 70 Mbytes plus MicroSD memory card slot
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, TV-Out
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10, EDGE
- Quad band
- Size: 104 x 51 x 13 mm
- Weight: 93g
- Talktime: 3.3 hours
- Battery standby: 260 hours
Samsung D900/D900i User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by gcol from England on 30th Aug 2006
I had a D900 for 2 weeks then returned it. I found the camera to be
the worst on any phone that I've had. And yes I did have it on the correct
settings! You can't take a decent photo in anything other than bright
light or the shot comes out dark, grainy and usually a bit blurred.
I can't fault the phone in any other department and it looks great.
I just need a phone to take decent photos ( I use them in my business)
and unfortunately the D900 just doesn't. I exchanged it for a Nokia
N73 which takes good photos 99% of the time - it's not as pretty as
the D900 but at least it can take decent photos. Only gave it 2 stars
because I've never had to take a phone back before.
Reviewed by Ash from United Kingdom on 29th Aug
Excellent Phone. Stylish. 10/10. Better than the E900.
Reviewed by Jeff from UK on 29th Aug 2006
I've spent hours online looking at all the available phones from all
networks and I honestly think that the Samsung D900 is the best there
is at the moment. I just got mine this morning, after signing a new
contract, and without being too melodramatic: I was stunned! It is unbelievably
thin; I mean I knew that it's been dubbed the World's Thinnest Slider
but it's still remarkable when you hold it in your hands. However it's
size and weight aren't it's only merits, the 3 megapixel camera is fantastic
- second only to the Sony Ericsson K800i. I've been fiddling about with
it all day and the battery seems to have held up fine too. In my opinion
this is the best phone this year and may remain so for a while. ...but
(yes there's always a but) I do have one minor niggle: the lip at the
bottom does make it slightly awkward to press the 0 if you have chubby
Reviewed by kevin williams from uk on 28th Aug
The D900 is a fabulous phone with it’s sleek and sexy design,
the camera is amazingly clear, and the 3 million pics is very useful
when you have forgot your digital camera and you want those quality
pictures. The video is very good but it seems that a few people out
there and a few on this page do not know how to get the full screen
on their video playback, all you need to do is PRESS 1 whilst the video
is playing. The reason I have only given this phone a 4 star is because
I have had to send 2 phones back due to poor built quality, my first
phone had a screen malfunction, and my second phone lost the use of
its back/contact button..
Reviewed by Gaz from Uk on 28th Aug 2006
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 22nd Aug 2006 As Dave put :P:P
Reviewed by asia from u.s.a on 27th Aug 2006
this phone is brilliant i think that appearance is good and i rate this
phone also features are wicked mates out there.it has got a 3 megapixel
Reviewed by nigel from notts england on 27th Aug
how intuative when returning to menu and even sub menus it returns u
to where u left off, previously had a d600 and found it cleaver but
not as user friendly as this, it looks great but u need some sort of
cover or screen guard to keep the good looks. shows a picture of big
ben at day time with clouds moving and birds flying during the day and
at night it changes automatically to a night scene with big ben and
shooting stars and fireworks this phone is so cool, must admit i was
a little dissapointed how similar it is to the d500/600 but the changes
made by samsung are worth paying the extra cash.
Reviewed by James from England on 27th Aug 2006
I have had this phone for about a day after waiting for it. I had never
seen this phone or even held it but it looked very very impressive in
the carphone warehouse book and so i bourght it on contract, so far
i am loving it, i took it to a wedding and took loads of pictures with
it and i am very pleased with the quality! Only problem is the video,
it seems a little pxelated when videoing but i hardly use tyhat anyway.
Its lous and is very slim, i dropped it and it hasnt even got a mark
on it so it is a tough phone too! A must have, its 200 texts and 50
mins for £20 a month from O2, GET IT!
Reviewed by muggy from United Kingdom on 26th
The phone is absoutley briliant,and out of this world. I would not swap
it for any other phone phone on the market.
Reviewed by Katrina from Scootland on 26th Aug
FABULOUS BUY IT NOW!!!!! friends r soo jealous :p xxx
Reviewed by Geoff from United Kingdom on 25th
This is the phone to have in 2006, probably 2007 and 2008 too. Superb
design, neat styling. Feels great in the hand with faultless slide mechanism.
Top spec camera, top spec display, and it plays music if youre bored.
Ive been playing with this for three days and battery is only down one
notch! Minor niggles are that I dont think its possible to change the
SMS alert sound. And the two second delay when the keypad unlocks is
irritating- although you can slide up to unlock. Also some MP3 files
are rejected when I try to load them- though they play fine on computer.
Also I would have made the max ringtone a bit louder. Altogether this
is a thing of beauty as well as a phone- looking forward to recording
some vids on it.
Reviewed by Lexy from England on 25th Aug 2006
I got this phone yesterday after returning the LG Chocolate, and it
wins hands down! The screen/camera are amazing and the call clarity
is good. The only thing i would pick it up on is that it doesn't automatically
save sent text messages, and sometimes doesn't ask whether i want to
save them. If you don't need to go back for reference as I do, then
this should not bother you. If anybody does know how to set the phone
to save them automatically please tell me. Apart from that I would recommend
this phone to anyone!!!
Reviewed by Sunny Ng from UK on 25th Aug 2006
Pros: - Light, thin and very sexy looking phone. Slightly wider than
I thought, but this is not an issue for me. - Sliding mechanism, while
not as smooth as the D500, is smoother than the D600 and has very little
play. - Superb screen. Absolutely crystal clear and bright. - Camera
quality seems excellent (over 3MP), although I have not had a chance
to play around with photo features yet. - Menu system is intuitive,
very fast and quite similar to my previous D500, so no complaints there.
Cons: - SIM card slot! Having inserted my SIM card, it is now virtually
impossible to remove it without the aid of some tool. Unless you have
very small fingers and possess the grip of a vice, there is no way of
removing the SIM. Not of huge importance, admittedly, but an oversight
by Samsung and an unnecessary design fault. - Battery life. A full charge
lasted me just a few hours and I made/received no calls and sent only
a few texts. I spent a while entering all my contacts and generally
getting to know the phone and customising all the settings. I am hoping
battery life will improve once it has been charged a few times. - The
cover for the charger cable seems fragile and unnecessary. I wonder
how long it will last before coming off completely. Time will tell.
- The ridge which forms the bottom edge of the phone gets in the way
when using the three bottom keys (*, 0 and #). I have gotten around
this by adjusting my grip slightly but people with bigger fingers will
find this annoying. - Still no "profiles" as feature on the Nokias,
but I am used to this now as I have had a D500 for 18 months. But the
option would have been nice. Overall, the D900 is a superb phone and,
some minor niggles aside, I would highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Brian Levinsen from Netherlands on
25th Aug 2006
I fist bought the LG KG800 Chokolate, and well I hated it, it felt so
limited, and sound was bad... so after 3 days I went back to shop and
swapped for the D900, and what a change. This phone is great. Menu system
is fast and easy, Camera makes great shots, sound is crisp and clear.
Reason I did not give it 5 start are few. No mp3 message sounds. Not
possible to connect your own headphones. Several Menu Items are greyed
out or missing, I guess it is related to the differences in Asia and
Reviewed by Stephanie from England on 25th Aug
Is it possible to be in love with a mobile phone? :) Seriously though,
what an amazing phone. It has all the fanastic qualities of the previous
models and more. I upgraded a couple of days ago from the Samsung E350
which I have to say has served me well for a year, also a dinky little
phone. I have to admit having bluetooth is a luxury I had overlooked
in the past but its well worth paying that bit extra for it with any
phone. The camera quality is excellent, although doesnt quite beat the
Sony K800i. The phone itself is sleek and sexy, similar to the Motorola
Razr in size but obviously slides open instead of flipping, which is
sturdy by the way, doesnt feel like its going to fly off or break! I
would recommend this phone 100% - its great all round and I havent found
any faults as yet!!
Reviewed by Melinda from England on 25th Aug 2006
First day of use, so far only two points of confusion (not in manual,
so lost a star on that): 1. How to edit an imported contact to add a
picture - can't seem to make link between photo/contact or contact/photo
in either direction. May be due to the contact being imported from old
phone v/s added as new. 2. How to modify the Incoming Text Message tone.
Can't set from sound file option, and set-up won't let me in either.
Perhaps something to do with Orange UK set-up. Ideas anyone?? Otherwise,
VERY happy with phone (upgraded from a SE W800, which had been nice
till camera broke 1 week after warranty expiry). To answer Bob Hurley,
yes the "DJ Markly" seems to be standard. Also to author "and", thanks
for the tip on turning keytones off.
Reviewed by rvr from Netherlands on 24th Aug 2006
Picked up mine yesterday, and I am absolutely flabbergasted by it. This
phone is so cool and sleak looking, with very user friendly menu's as
well, not to mention the 3 MP camera. Sound quality is excellent as
well. It is also really light-weight and thin. Only complaint I can
think of, is that you cannot hook up a regular set of earphones, it
connects through some bizarre plug. Does anybody know a workaround for
this? If you are in need of a new phone, do not hesitate and get this
Reviewed by mobile-phones-uk owner from england on
24th Aug 2006
i would reccomend this phone to anyone there is not 1 thing that is
bad about it has got a brilliant camera , brilliant memory , brilliant
games , brilliant layout , and most of all looks brilliant as knowing
much abaout phones i would reccomend this phone to anyone
Reviewed by lee from england on 24th Aug 2006
bought an e900...got it cheap....give it to my partner... got my self
a d900. to cure my guilt i offered to swap with my d900 with her(i said
i really wanna swap coz yours is better) thank god for the d900. the
silly touch keys on the e900 would only suit the skinny fingered and
Reviewed by y2d from england on 23rd Aug 2006
amazing phone, a must buy.
Reviewed by Paul from Ireland on 23rd Aug 2006
Had the phone over a week now. All in all a very good phone. Does everything
you need a modern mobile phone to do plus it looks great. Also, the
picture quality is fantastic. Only little negative points I have with
it is that you can't seem to turn off the keypad tones when not on silent(which
is really annoying when texting), it doesn't have a huge amount of internal
memory and the games on it are terrible! Other than that it gets the
Reviewed by mick from beds on 23rd Aug 2006
The phone is ggggggggggggg8t but has anybody else had poor reception
problems ? the rest of the family dont hve this problem with different
Reviewed by Keith from U.K. on 23rd Aug 2006
I received the D900 yesterday. I've used a D600 for the lat 18 months
and found it to be the best phone so far so decided to replace it with
what I expected to be an improvement. The new phone is slimmer, with
a marvellous camera and great display. I'm a little disapointed that
the charger from the old phone is different which means further expense
and I'm so far unable to find a way of changing the desk top theme.
My first impression is that it's not quite as well made as the D600.
Other than that it's a great phone.
Reviewed by 07843619179 from England on 22nd Aug
Coming from the D500 it was easy to choose this simply wonderful phone.
It is a great phone 3.2mp camera, great video, many other extras. The
slim, stlyish design is brillant everything you could of asked for from
samsung, you cannot find faults with this phone.
Reviewed by Clare Bear from Herts, England on
22nd Aug 2006
My neice recently purchased the D900 and I'm due for an upgrade September
so I'm 100% sure i'll be getting myself one of those. The attention
to detail is spot on. I can't wait!!!
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 22nd Aug 2006
Looks are deceptive with this phone - firstly i'll start with the plus
points. The phone couldn't possibly look any better, sleek, sexy and
sliding, top marks for appearance. The phyical qualites are excellent,
this phone must be the slimmest on the market at the moment not to mention
the lightest. Yet that's as far as it goes I'm afraid. The guys at Nokia
must be splitting at the sides with laughter at Samsungs latest D-series
edition. It simply does not compare to the sliding Nokia range. So as
anticipated here comes the moan. The phone is priced around the same
as the Nokia N80, N90 both of which are similar. Yet with the Samsung
D900 you do not get a memory card or built in fm radio. You cannot customise
your message alert tone - its a choice between the best sounding (sort
of cheesey not to mention embarassing) default tone. The video capture
cannot be played back in full screen, meaning that recorded and blue-toothed
video is played on a very disappointing small screen. Why have they
bothered with such a large screen? Itmay be of high quality yet it is
frustratingly small to decipher, and there is no way of changibng this.
The Nokia phones offer just as good a camera, yet they are able to offer
a memory card - which can be expensive, and a built in fm radio. I've
only had the phone for 1 day and already ive packed it back into its
box. In all, it's a very poor attempt from Samsung its no different
from its previous D-series apart from an up-graded camera and thinner
handset. The Nokia phones are pioneering the way forward at the moment.
Better value and more for your money.
Reviewed by Louise from UK on 22nd Aug 2006
I got my phone through this morning- it's replacing my Samsung E530
(the little pink shell type one) except i cant seem to let my little
pink one go- i don't like the D900, for a start- we're going back on
ourselves again because it's HUGE, very slim yes, very lightweight but
it's rather large whereas i like compact, tiny little things that fit
into the palm of my hand! (and get lost at the bottom of my handbag).
The camera- very good, no qualms with that what so ever. But to be honest,
the features are still the same. I'm upset, i think i'm sticking with
my pink blob type phone instead.
Reviewed by TyranT from Scotland on 22nd Aug 2006
Had the phone for a few weeks now and I love it. Nothing else to really
say that hasnt already been said. Its seriously thin but unlike the
x820 not so thin that it cant cope. Battery life is about 3 days with
average use for me. Camera provides brilliant pictures and being able
to set Vibrate and a tune of your choice is excellent. It dosnt have
Touch sensitive keys so i have no idea why everyone keeps saying this
I think they are refering to the E900. It really is a brilliant all
round phone and wipes the floor with the Sony K800I If swaying get yourself
into a store to see this handset and compare it thats when i was really
sold. Not a bad word to say about it !
Reviewed by bibbz from england on 22nd Aug 2006
great phone. i bought it last week. camera is not as good as some of
its competitors. but it looks the best. 5 star.
Reviewed by J from UK on 22nd Aug 2006
This phone is amazing, the only thing I can find to criticise is I don't
know how send a plain old message across bluetooth like on my old Nokia
6230i - before I would basically write and note and send it thru bluetooth.
Can I do this on a Samsung??? Only this is how I communicate with friends
in some lectures! But overall sound quality, camera quality and ease
of use top marks!!! Yet to test battery out properly, hope it's as good
as a D500 I had years ago!
Reviewed by john from england on 22nd Aug 2006
i just bought the d900. its a excellent phone but am having problems
with the battery. when i plug my charger in with in 5 mins my handset
displays fully charged n the phone only work 4 a few hours n the battrey
dies again. is any 1 else experienceing the same problem? please let
Reviewed by Louis from England on 21st Aug 2006
I have reviewed umpteen phones over the past month and I can honestly
say that this little beauty is the best all-rounder. It looks and feels
fabulous and has all the features you have come to expect in a modern
phone. The build quality is superb as is the top-notch screen. Don’t
get me wrong the likes of Sony Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola also have
some nice phones out there at the moment but unfortunately, they are
nowhere close to the latest Samsungs. If you are looking for a sexy
top-notch performer then look no closer. The D900 is the DBs and is
clearly numero uno at the moment.
Reviewed by Missi from UK on 21st Aug 2006
i have had the D900 for over a week.Its an outstanding phone (after
u have had the D500 for over 18months).The only problem i have with
it is that the battery talk time may aswell be zero. 3.5 hours of talktime
means i have to charge it up almost everyday. I'd prefer the size to
be slightly smaller as girls handbags are getting smaller so room is
a problem but yes it really is major slim.I think its nicer with the
keypads in comparison to the touch tone e900 that i very nearly bought.
WiFi would have been nice with it, then it would have had everything
Reviewed by Rachel from England on 20th Aug 2006
The phone looks fairly nice and is ok to use once you get used to it.
I previously had the sony ericsson w800i. I feel that the camera, although
its a 3 megapixel camera, doesnt perform as well as the sony I had.
The pictures are slightly grainy and in poor light the flash doesnt
seem to make that much difference. Also, the menu sounds and the pen
sound when entering numbers are good, although to have them on you must
have the annoying "house phone" type key tones. When txting this is
really irritating!The ringtones arent the best and neither are the message
tones. I feel the phone is decent although, I do think Sony Ericssons
are better. Based upon looks I would say this is a much more attractive
design than the sony's. The Battery on the phone also leaves a lot to
be desired, i have to charge mine every day, which isnt a hassel, but
my sony ericsson did last around 5 days before having to charge. All
in all, a good looking phone with decent features, but I wouldnt say
the phone was outstanding.
Reviewed by Annika from England on 20th Aug 2006
i've just brought this fab thin phone, fantastic, but, i have a weird
looking icon on the top of my screen which looks like a fuse with a
fire extinguisher attached to it a box, i've rang samsung and they claim
they don't know what it means, so if anyone can help i would be really
grateful. Other than that i think the phone is fab.
Reviewed by Shazza from UK on 20th Aug 2006
Had my D900 for 2 weeks now and love it. I had a Motorola before & think
the menus are much easier to navigate on the Samsung. It is so light
and stylish and the photos & video are great quality. My only problem
(and others it appears) is that you cannot set your own mp3 file for
messages, only for ringtones. I have found that very frustrating as
the Samsung ones are not even good tones! If there wasn't that problem
a definite 5 stars+. If anyone knows the answer please post as I would
love to know.
Reviewed by bamr from northern ireland on 20th
i got this phone 2 weeks ago an i think it is by fay the best mobile
Reviewed by stew from s wales on 20th Aug 2006
CHARGED AND PROGRAMED PHONE ON THE FIRST DAY. OPENED SCREEN TO USE AND
THE SCREEN CRACKED. POOR BUILD QUALITY.
Reviewed by bigmaja from England on 19th Aug 2006
Wat a great phone love the screener its light in day and it gets dark
in the evening , also love the pen bit when u type ya numbers ! A big
Thumbs up from me , keep it up SamSung ! 5/5
Reviewed by Dalts from England on 19th Aug 2006
just got this brilliant phone. Kept the sticker on the screen and was
wondering why the phone seemed quiet. The sticker was covering the speaker!
duh! im a idiot. That might be the same problem for u george. Great
camera and large screen which is sweet, shame u cant set mp3's as message
alerts though! if anyone knows any way to do this, please tell.
Reviewed by tricky d from UK on 19th Aug 2006
Great Phone, Great Spec. Nice and small and compact. Great Features.
QUESTION: DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE MAX SIZE MEMORY CARD THIS PHONE
Reviewed by Rachel from England on 19th Aug 2006
Love it, slim and sleek, camera fab, was undecided between SE K800i
made right choice with D900, worth all the five stars and more.
Reviewed by Phil from UK on 19th Aug 2006
Amazing! The first non Nokia phone I want to keep after 7 years. Just
had the Nokia N80 for a few days – a major disappointment. Chose
this because of the 3M camera (ruled out the K800i due to its size)
and other recommendations. Mastered the interface in seconds and battery
life is reasonable for a phone of this size and features. Still in shock
that I want to keep a non Nokia phone…well done Samsung!
Reviewed by Paul from Canada on 18th Aug 2006
Had many phones in the past, just received mine: amazing features,reception,build
quality,size way too much to mention..well worth the investment. THE
best slider for the moment!! Go get one!
Reviewed by Peter from South Wales on 18th Aug
This Phone Is Outstanding ,Well Impressed I Have Owned Other Phones
Samsung,Sony Ericsson,Nokia And This Phone Is By Far The Best. As It
Is Slim,Light,Stylish,Has Very Good Functions,Along With A Very Good
Camera. I Cannot Think Of A Bad Thing To Say About The Phone. All I
Can Say Is Go Out And Buy This Superb Phone You Will Not Be Disappointed.
Reviewed by Chucky from England on 18th Aug 2006
Had my D900 for a day now, and I'd give it a 3/5. There are some annoying
flaws: Camera lag is about 2 seconds, with no way to reduce it. Cant
use my own tone for message alerts. Font size is too large and cant
be changed, wastes a great screen. SyncML is missing. That said it's
a great size and weight, really good screen and camera, and responsive.
Reviewed by jash from uk on 18th Aug 2006
Is a terrible piece of equipment. poor software, fiddly camera, terrible
keypad, no option for own message tone, messaging rubbish and poor battery
life. Not good.
Reviewed by Grant from UK on 18th Aug 2006
Wow! This phone is simply amazing! It is by far the best phone out at
the moment. I've had mine for just over a week now and I have not found
one fault with it! I have never had a phone quite like it and I think
its simply great! 5 stars definatly!
Reviewed by and from uk on 18th Aug 2006
i like samsung products...well built and stable esp d500 which i liked
a lot...so had no hesitation to order the d900 when i saw it a couple
of weeks ago on vodafone. All the issues people speak of can be sorted..i.e
video view full screen by pushing 1 key...keytones off by using volume
key when phone shut..if you encounter a prob just look it up on the
web, chances r you`ll find a post which`ll help...not hard is it...
Reviewed by Toby Johnson from England on 18th
I got this phone as an upgrade from a D500. The user interface is similar
to the D500, so didn't take long to get used to. The phone is very good.
It's packed with features, and has an awesome 3mp camera. I have read
some reviews that slate certain things about this phone. I have to say
that from what I have seen on my phone, most of their problems stem
from not actually knowing how to use the phone properly. HEY YOU GUYS
- TRY READING THE MANUAL!! I rate this 5 out of 5. Worth every penny.
Reviewed by Paul from Cheshire on 18th Aug 2006
One word: Unbelievable
Reviewed by Marty from N Ireland on 17th Aug 2006
Sorry folks this is not a review but more of a helping hand to Liz from
the uk, in regards to sending a message quickly or not having to go
through the menu. I have a D600 which im persuming the 900 is the same,
the up, down, left and right keys act as short cut keys, so when i want
to send a txt i hit the left scroll key which then takes me straight
to the text screen, do ur message then send, saying as im here d900
looks good and im looking to upgrade to something from the d600 ive
got...will keep reading the reviews i think but so far so good
Reviewed by George from united kingdom on 17th
Just received the d900. it seems really good except that voice calls
seem really quiet. Am i doing something wrong??
Reviewed by Jus from England on 17th Aug 2006
I think this phone is excellent and to view the video in full screen
you just press down the 1 key. Very pleased. Only disappointment is
the Chelsea FC preset wallpaper.
Reviewed by kate-ox from england on 17th Aug 2006
right, this question might sound stupid but please can someone answer
it :P right does anyone know if there is a little hook anywhere on the
phone for them things that you hang round your neck please please reply
oh and the phone is the best pnone ive ever had my brother has just
bought the e900 and it is really annoying with the touch-sensitive keys
so its D900 all the way x
Reviewed by Di from England on 17th Aug 2006
I have had samsung phones for over 5 years now, and i've got to say
this one is great, although not as good as the d500, which i loved.
The only problem i can find with the phone is when playing videos back
they are so small and you can hardly see anything, why have such a big
screen if you can't use it?? Apart from that fab phone
Reviewed by Chris P. Bacon from UK on 17th Aug
This is a great improvement to the D600 which was a good little phone.
D900 beats the E900 by miles cos the E900 has them pointless touch-sensitive
buttons which were a huge mistake for Samsung. But they got back on
track with the D900 which is great all over! The 3.2MP Cam is the best!
The only other mobile with 3.2MP is the Sony Ericsson K800 which is
huge, bulky and weighs a ton! Also the Cover for the Camera on the K800
keeps sliding down in your pocket. So if u was a phone that takes blank
photos in your pocket all day, get the K800. But if you want a light,
slim and a huge screen then get the D900. I know which one I'd get...
Reviewed by Lewis from UK on 17th Aug 2006
This phone is simply great! Can't ask much more than a 3.2MP camera
eh? Its light, thin and feels great in your hand. There isnt much more
to say except, Its a great phone and i highly recommend you go out and
Reviewed by Liz from England on 17th Aug 2006
Love the phone and I've only just got it. take a bit of getting used
to coming from a Siemens but the size, look and camera are fab. Glad
to see I made the right choice as I was undecided over this and the
LG Chocolate. I'm after a bit of help tho' - I text a lot, generally
to the same couple of people - what is the easiest way of sending a
text to someone without going through the drawn out process of selecting
SMS, then phone book, then contact etc. there must be a quicker way!
Reviewed by WELLUNNAPPI from UK on 17th Aug 2006
Right then - I took delivery of a SE K800i last week. After reading
a few reveiws (yes I know I should have done this first but....) and
trialling it for a few days, I sent it back as I wasn't happy with the
camera lens cover - it comes off easy and once its released the phone
is activated so if this happens in your pocket or bag, then your battery
runs down (very poor desgin) I also thought the keypad was on the small
side. Apart from these two gripes, the phone is the nuts, superb camera
and video and navigation is very user friendly. I swapped for a D900.
When I took delivery of this phone this morning, I was well happy, it
looks the part and feels good in the hand. However, what is happenin
with the video ? You record in full screen and it plays it back smaller
than the size of a stamp meaning you can't see anything. Half the screen
is taken up by a virtual keypad for you to stop/play/pause etc etc.
I've searched the manual and settings and can't find anything to suggest
you can watch video playback as you recorded it ie. in full screen.
I've bluetoothed a couple of vids to the phone and they are the same.........get
the magnifying glass out - Am I missing something? Samsung also missed
a trick by not putting a radio onto this model - why ? I am really tempted
to send this back and get the K800i back, what is the point of the big
screen if you can't use it ? Was nearly 2 stars - average !!!!
Reviewed by RC from UK on 17th Aug 2006
Got this phone yesterday and love it. I was using the Nokia 8800 which,
despite much criticism, i thought was excellent but it was time for
a change. Like everything about this phone but only compliant i have
is that when it is shut it moves slightly from side to side. Don;t know
if this is just my one but it is my only complaint on an otherwise amazing
Reviewed by Ian from UK on 16th Aug 2006
I recently upgraded to this phone from my tried and tested D600. Well,
this has a better camera and the features are just as good as the D600
or better. Well done Samsung you sure have a hit on you hands.
Reviewed by colin from england on 16th Aug 2006
ive had this phone just over a week and i havent a bad word to say about
it.its light sleek easy to get around and a must for everyone.I was
going to get the E900 but the TS keys put me off. Please please could
anyone tell me if i can or how to put tracks that are on my home computer
onto the media player thats on the cd that samsung provide to be able
to put on my phone.I dont know if it can be done but if it can please
let me know as im useless when it comes to software etc !!!
Reviewed by Jill from Ireland on 16th Aug 2006
Only had the phone for a day but no complaints so far Just wondering
if anyone knows if it is possible to set an mp3 or other downloaded
sound file as a message tone? And if so, how? Have managed to set mp3s
as the ringtone bt cant seem to work it out for the messages
Reviewed by Bob Hurley from UK on 16th Aug 2006
This is a fantastic phone. Its very slim, but quite wide, but for the
size of it it is unbelievbable how much stuff is packed into the phone.
The camerea is great, except that it doesnt seem to take good ones at
night, but that just might be me bexause ive only had it a few days,
so still gettin used 2 it so the settings may be wrong. Anyway, for
the person who asked about how much memory it has, well ive read that
it had 80mb, but in fact it is only 60mb, but it has the slot for MicroSD
cards, so u can have as much as you want. The one thing i wanted 2 ask,
when i got mine, the security seal was broken, but because it was the
last 1 in stock, i didnt want 2 not buy it. So when i got it all home,
it came with an mp3 called 'DJ Markly & Bungle' and was curious 2 whether
it comes on the phone, or someone has used it. I would appreciate anyone
letting me knw. Thnaks, and i recommend this phone 2 anyone! ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Tim from England on 16th Aug 2006
Had this delivered today. First impressions were that it looks nice,
reasonable size, but not as small as expected (is infact similar in
size to my SE K750i), it also feels slightly flimsy when sliding. Shoved
a sim in and powered it up. Screen is good quality. Menus I find fiddly,
options aren't instantly obvious. Camera good quality but not as intuitive
as SE equivalent. sound is ok but not wonderful, loud but lacks clarity.
Can easily use mp3 as ringtone, but no option for a custom message tone
so are stuck with the rather dull default ones. Usb cable included but
needs software to transfer files to phone which is a tad poor. Vibrate
is very positive a bit too positive in fact! My real problems with this
phone came as i tried to type a text message in. The keypad looks ok
but the bottom three keys are far too close to the lip at the bottom
of the key pad (allowing the slide out to be flush with screen section
when closed) now my fingers are not the largest so chunky fingered people
beware! I'm sure it's a fine phone but 90% of my phone use is text messaging
and e-mail so this makes it a very time consuming and uncomfortable
process. I think it will be replaced by SE K800, asap!
Reviewed by Hanzla from japan on 16th Aug 2006
It Stinks! it is**** man!!!
Reviewed by Sheila Blackery from England on 15th
I did originally get an LG Chocolate which I exchanged after three days
and that's the worst piece of chav I got until I got this phone. Its
slim, sleek, easy to use, picture quality is brilliant, the ringtones
are not very good but downloadable ones are compatible and sound good.
All in all a lovely piece of kit - what more can I say, it has what
you need (apart from a radio but that's no big deal).
Reviewed by Yinka from London UK on 15th Aug 2006
I'm a bit of a Dinosaur in regards to mobile phones but I know what
I like and the D900 is a sleek little beast that I like... a lot. So
far I have only one gripe... I can't turn off the keyboard sounds and
have the snazzy pen written phone numbers. (either or)
Reviewed by The Spud from - on 14th Aug 2006
Just upgraded. Not bad, but not that great either - the d500 is easier
to use and the wallpapers etc all seem a step ahead of the 900! If they
had applied the same smart interface to the 900 it would be a hit. As
it is I'm feeling a bit - "why did I bother"
Reviewed by Rachel from Leeds on 14th Aug 2006
I love this phone its really small and cute. It takes good pictures,
it has good memory and a great look. After reading the reviews on the
D900 i got one straight away and it is better thank i expected. It even
has sonic the hedgehog game on it! Don't think twice about getting this
phone it really is good.
Reviewed by Raj Rumalla from USA on 14th Aug 2006
Great phone. Very clear GUI & the sound quality on the music player
is nice as well. Really have no complaints though I wish the battery
life was a little longer.
Reviewed by ANSAR AWAN from PAKISTAN on 13th Aug
There are only a few words to say what this phone is great,faboulous,stylish
and most thing of all it is really easy to use. The camera is breath
taking. if people give this a poor rating they need their brains testing.
ITS FABOULOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KIND REGARDS
FROM PAKISTAN 2 ALL 0F U.
Reviewed by nutta from england on 12th Aug 2006
had the D900 about a week now looks cool!! sounds great,after playing
around with it for some time works fab with san-disk ultra2 micro sd
card 1GB.Got about 15 full albums on it with a lot more space!,playlists(x4)
holds 2 albums on each.Sounds great with bluetooth stereo headphones
(i-phono plus)off ebay. File transfer rate is incredible with sd card,full
album 25 secs,beat that bluetooth or USB!! camera is easy and crystal
clear.Also like the pencil that writes down numbers on entry.
Reviewed by Me from Stanley-England on 12th Aug
This phone is absolutly amazing it is so slim and sexy i love it. I
did have a motorola L6 which had a great camera but hardly any memory
and is rather long i wouldnt recomend the L6. Anyway hope i dont sound
stupid asking this but does anybody know how much memory the D900 has
on it?? If your looking for i new phone i definitly recomend this one
it is so brilliant.
Reviewed by William Berbos from The Netherlands on
10th Aug 2006
I owned a Motorola V600 way back from its birth. It had it all, but
is now an oldskool phone! It was time to move on. When searching the
web for an complete phone I came to the D900. Naturally the D900 has
it all with more. As I came along the K800i I was wondering what to
do, but finally the D900 is my choice, why? For starters the form factor
is excellent, I tried them both (D900/K800i) and it lies fine in the
hand, the interface works fast and has some features that makes it all
a bit more beautiful. I’m not a fan on rubber slot doors, but
they are strong and open and close properly. The sliding mechanism works
smooth and feels really stable. The K800 is a bit simple in its form
and more from the same out of the old days, but the cyber shot with
xenon flash is excellent. But comparing the results of the images from
both the phones I came to the conclusion that they are not so different.
The Led flash on the D900 could be brighter! (K800i video in QCIF, D900
video in CIF) The memory slots where also one of the issues in my choice.
The K800i with it's Memory Stick Micro (M2) is not a good choice of
SonyEricsson as it is expensive and short on stock in my country and
others, so check it. The D900 has a more stable price worthy microSD
(TransFlash) card in it. As the form of D900 is only 12.9 mm thick,
I think this is a correct choice. The volume of the ring tone is correct
and voice clarity makes a call in unstable environments more clear for
the receiver. This is very great when in noisy places like bars or airports…
D900 over usb is not great v1.1 but who uses it! BT 2.0 is all we need.
More in a month or so…
Reviewed by lucy from wales on 10th Aug 2006
excellent phone,camera brill and its small and sexy.what more can you
ask for.Oh and for the person who don't know how to set mp3's as ringtones,go
in my files if you have a memory card installed scroll down to that
and select then go to sounds or music and your mp3's should be in either
folder.scroll to song you want then press options,you will then see
set as,select that then it will show to set as ringtone,caller ring
tone or alarm,select ring tone and there you have it.if you haven't
got a memory card inserted just scroll to music or sounds as above and
go thru same procedure.hope this helps
Reviewed by Justin from Cardiff on 10th Aug 2006
One word describes this phone - AMAZING. Bought it today and would not
part with it for any other phone!! I had a K800i which to be fair has
a better camera as it is a cybershot although the silly camera cover
lets the phone down big time. The D900 is slimmer, looks better, has
a better keypad and the camera is hidden. Would have liked a memory
card but then the micro sd card is a lot cheaper to buy than the sony
m2 which you also dont get with the K800i. If you cant decide between
the D900 and K800i take my advise and get the D900. You wont regret
Reviewed by Poo Poo from Cambridge UK on 10th
Samsung D900 is absolutely fantastic, it's slim size is perfect for
the ladies! However, the ringing tone makes a huge difference with or
without the plastic cover. Nonetheless, I havent got clues how to change
the ringing tones to my favourite songs / music...Could anyone suggest
this to me? I hope I'm not naive to ask such a question! Anyway, this
model is nearly perfect on the whole. Samsung, you are the 'Big Brother'
Reviewed by samsung loyalist from newport,wales on
9th Aug 2006
okay here goes,this is the reason why i have given only four stars.I
bought a memory card for it and decided i wanted to move all files from
phone to card to free up space on the phone,BIG MISTAKE.Now when i want
to edit photos on the memory card it won't let you do it and when i
decided to try to transfer all files back to phone so pics would fill
screen as wallpapers it won't let you then either,so i edit the pic
on pc with samsung pc suite and when you try to export it back to phone
it says file not supported too large,whats that about.the pics im trying
to transfer was taken by this phone so cd software is junk,i was freaking
within a few mins,also when you want to use a wallpaper or tune from
your memory card,what is it it wiv samsungs that you have to let it
copy to phone in order to use it,totally defeats the object of having
expandable memory as what happens when your phone memory is full,your
going to have delete stuff in order to make use of the files-STUPID
STUPID ,also why can't you specify which memory you want to save files
to phone or memorycard like sony's it's so annoying and you should be
able to have the option in settings. But now i have calmed down and
still loving it anyway cuz apart from them annoying problems it's great.Now,lets
get onto the positives of this little gem eh! the camera is excellent,AUTO
FOCUS YAY !!!! (finally) and even better when you manually change camera
settings such as white balance,iso etc,the flash is excellent and the
pictures are crystal clear with all the extra features on the camera
such as effects,frames,mosaic shots(lots of fun these are)the video
is clear and sharp also with the same features offered as on camera
too.It's slim and sexy and matt black so doesn't pick up greasy finger
marks like the e900.The buttons give a positve click too.Im glad to
see that samsung seem to be listening to us customers as they have put
one or two basic ringing tones on this phone and the vibetonz too so
it will ring and vibrate at same too.the battery is okay,not as long
as SE but not as bad some other samsung models at present.Volume of
tones is good and loud and i have not missed any calls/texts at all
even in loud environments,so in conclusion i think this phone will be
very popular as it is an excellent one and i do love it enough to put
up with those gripes as stated above. Please buy this phone it's excellent,honest.
Reviewed by joanna hood from leicester ,england on
9th Aug 2006
Recieved this phone on day of release really pleased with it it is a
excellant phone, has really good features excellant camera. It has a
easy to use menu system and very easy to text. Would recomend excellent
Reviewed by Hayley from England on 8th Aug 2006
oh my god! i love this phone it is magnificent. the 3 megapixels is
outstanding. By far one of the best Samsung phones. Samsung, you definitly
out did yourself this time. Thumbs up! xxxxxxxxx
Reviewed by helen from scotland on 7th Aug 2006
i had the same problem as emma. i thought the volume of it was faulty
but it was only the plastic cover! i've had it only 1 day and so far
it's not bad. i only wish it had the different profiles (silent etc)
and themes (like the sony ericsson), however it is a sexy sleek phone
with a good camera. I originally got sent the E900 as opposed to the
D900. I used the E900 for a couple of days and even though i would say
the E900 looks a bit better i am glad i got the D900 eventually. The
touch screen on the E900 was just such a hassle! i am not disappointed
with the D900 but i don't think its the best phone in the world. also...i
can't seem to get the back cover off it, hopefully i will succeed in
Reviewed by ChrisB from England on 7th Aug 2006
Fantastic phone full of features. Camera and video recorder are excellent,
though camera deteriorates with bad light. Simple yet elegant design,
feels very well built and should last! P.s. deBaser You can set the
display to be off when charging, in fact you can cutomise setting beyond
belief with this phone!
Reviewed by Ken from UK on 7th Aug 2006
A superb phone - as simple as that.
Reviewed by J from England on 6th Aug 2006
Phone is brilliant, you can now have the phone ring and vibrate at the
same time which previous samsungs couldn't do. The phone doesnt have
touch sensitive buttons, as the review below suggests it does, and you
can turn the screen off when charging in the options. All in all, brilliant
slim slider phone, and its got samsungs reliability!
Reviewed by shaba from uk on 6th Aug 2006
hi, with regards to light staying on at night it can be switched off
from the settings so the display wont be on. so far so good 10/10.
Reviewed by Shaba from UK on 6th Aug 2006
Just go tthis phone. Excellent. I had prob with speaker too but its
just the plastic on the screen you need to take off and the sound is
fab. Does not have any bad pint yet i thought the battery life would
be wuite bad but since 3 days ago i have not charged it yet and to be
honest have spoken maybe 15 mins on it but taken lots of pics and txt
so its all good so far. only thing is you will always be worrying about
the big screen getting scratched. buy a protective case.
Reviewed by Matt from England on 5th Aug 2006
After having this phone for 2 days I can safely say it is the best phone
I've had so far. I've had Nokia's and Sony Ericssons for years and would
swear by them, but after a couple of mates got the D600 and seemed happy
I thought I'd give Samsung a try. The build quality of the phone is
fantastic and the software on it is very responsive and intuitative.
The texting will take a bit of getting used to as for some reason the
space and different word buttons are in the opposite order than they
are on Nokias, but that is the only bad thing I have to say about it.
Reviewed by Gordon from Ireland on 5th Aug 2006
Its a gr8 phone, gr8 features and great in your poket
Reviewed by i'm not a chav from the end of the world
on 5th Aug 2006
This phone completely and utterly rocks. it is the best phone i have
seen in a long while. it looks better than the chocolate, is far thinner
and has many many more features. The camera is probably worth about
£100 by itself, and when you add in the seamless internet, msn, mp3
player etc, it semms well worth it for a shade over £350. i can recommend
this phone to absolutely anyone, except kids who have more money than
sense, because they will not need 80% of this thing's uber good features.
ty for your time.
Reviewed by Anthony from England on 5th Aug 2006
I've had a bad year for mobiles, at the start of the year I up graded
from my trusty old Motorola V3 to a Sony-Ericsson W990i, six weeks later
and four handsets later I gave up and got a Sharp 903V, which worked
to sart with but was bigger than a house brick. By June the Sharp had
stopped working and I think I got a bad back from carrying it in my
pocket so I decided to start looking for a new mobile and in July I
spotted one, the Samsung D900 a phone that would be the size of the
V3 and easy to use, so on the 31st of July I got one and it has been
great, I got it on an O2 contract and it came with plenty of games too.
The camera is good, easy to use etc, texting is easy, making and reciving
calls is good and with frequent use the battery has lasted three days
on a single charge. I have to say its a great phone and could easily
become as popular as the Motorola V3 is.
Reviewed by Minty from England on 4th Aug 2006
Note to deBaser... the phone u r talking bout is E900 which is the model
with touchscreen buttons. And if u don't like the light on when it's
charging at night, cover it up or flip the phone upside down. That said,
it's a good phone. Nice n light. Buttons r a bit fiddly at first. Battery
leaves a lot to be desired. I have to charge the E900 two three times
a week compared to my K750i which lasts for ages. As for the D900...
upgraded version of D800 but bit too plasticky n wide for my liking.
Features r great tho and the 3mp camera is good but K800i is still miles
better albeit chunkier. U can't beat Sony to be honest.
Reviewed by - from - on 4th Aug 2006
excellent phone i've had six other models of samsung phones and this
is the best by far. And well done samsung, this is the first phone that
allows you to have your ringtone with vibrate alert together!
Reviewed by Jake from UK on 4th Aug 2006
What a phone! I've had it one day and have already decided it's the
best phone ever. The style and features are out of this world - and
far better than the gimicky E900 with all that touch screen malarkey!
Well done Samsung, you have a winner this time.
Reviewed by Laura from Scotland on 3rd Aug 2006
I just got the new Samsung d900, its a good phone but there are a few
things that annoys me about it: There is no option to change the profile
e.g. slient, loud etc. There is no reverse mode on the camera. Apart
form they two small things its a really good phone.
Reviewed by emma from walea on 2nd Aug 2006
okay so now i'm really embarrased,please ignore my comment below on
the quiet ringtones and not being able to hear it.I realised after trying
to take back to the shop and not being able to cancel contract that
the volume in fact is really loud,just take the screen protecter of
it and you can hear it in timbucktoo,lol.No really,it's just the plastic
covering the screen is also covering speaker and is quite thick so muffles
sound.I realised this cuz i was trying to make a call and it was really
quiet so decided to peel back plastic a bit and voila,perfect.The slider
is really smooth and the camera is great,i have turned autofocus off
as i feel it made pics worse-dark and blurry,weird. So do get this phone
it's excellent and im so pleased i haven't taken it back.
Reviewed by emma from wales on 1st Aug 2006
well i have been waiting for this phone for a while now,so i went into
carphone warehouse to look at it and was well happy,its sooo skinny
and sexy.unfortunately i wasn't able to get the phone in there so i
had to get it in phones 4 u.I should have played with it in there while
waiting cuz then i would have seen i had been given a faulty one.Even
on the maximum sound level you can't hear it as it's so quiet and i
know it was louder when i tried it in carphone. i'm changing it tomorrow
and will try all the one's available first.other than that this is one
excellent phone.it vibrates at the same time as tune which is brill,camera
is excellent and everything else.try the phone before you buy though
to make sure it isn't faulty
Reviewed by deBaser from UK on 12th Jul 2006
My Samsung D900 was an upgrade from the D500. Im going to list the D900
good points and bad points. Good Points: Touch sensitive Buttons Nice
size display Generous internal memory Upgradable memory Nice camera
Bad Points: Touch sensitive buttons (if you got fat fingers) The display
doesnt stay on permantly (unlike D500) The display stays on all the
time its being charged (anoying when its by your bed at night)