Samsung E330 Review
Review: February 2005.
The Samsung E330 is a dual-display clamshell phone that looks similar
to most Samsung clamshells except that it has an internal aerial. It's
a nice phone to look at and has all the features that you'd expect from
a mid-range camera phone: a medium-sized display with 65,000 colours,
a standard VGA camera, Java games, a quite generous amount of memory,
and dual band. Just two things distinguish the E330 - firstly the addition
of a voice recorder, which can be used to record ringtones, and secondly
the benefit of a handsfree speaker.
It's hard to avoid the word "average" when describing the
E330. Unkinder reviewers might use the word "boring", however
Samsung have made a neat phone that has most of the functionality most
people will need, and phone manufacturers shouldn't be criticised for
Features of the Samsung E330 include:
- Internal display: UFB, 65,536 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
- External display: UFB, 65,536 colours, 96 x 96 pixels
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with LED flash, 4x digital zoom, night
mode and picture effects
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones plus recordable ringtones
- Messaging: SMS (with learning T9 support), EMS, MMS
- Built-in handsfree speaker
- Games: 2 embedded Java games
- Wallpaper & screensaver
- Memory: 9 Mbytes (1.5 Mbytes available for Java games)
- Organiser: calendar, scheduler, to do list, clock, worldtime, alarm
(daily alarm, once alarm, weekly alarm, auto switch on), currency
converter, calculator, memo book, stopwatch, countdown timer
- Phonebook (1,000 entries) - displays photos of incoming callers
- Connectivity: RS232 serial port (cable not supplied)
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10
- Dual band
- Vibration alert
- Size: 87 x 41 x 23 mm
- Weight: 85g
Samsung E330 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Frances from UK on 20th Jun 2005
Hi, I got this fone coz my last fone i had wich was a nokia 7250i had
rele poor picture quality and my dad pulled the charger out of it n
it broke! oh well i had it alomost for a yr anyway! so i decided 2 buy
the samsing e330 n its brill! it has flash its flip-up u can take pic
of ya self! bi bi! XxX
Reviewed by Jonny from UK on 18th Jun 2005
I have had this phone for about 5 months on a contract with T-mobile
U-fix and have NEVER had any problems apart from the battery only lasts
2-days average, has a good camera and is a reliable phone but has dodgy
ringtones as all phones have nowadays. Would recommend this phone for
anyone buti am going to upgrade to a samsung e800 soon. so i am looking
to sell e-mail me if interested on email@example.com
Reviewed by corey selwood from england on 17th
I got this phone 2 days ago and I think it is great. The picture is
amazing quilty the games on it on great and the recordable ringtones
a stunning sound. The caller id is wicked a the internet on it is great.
If you want a great picture phone and other cool features I recommend
Reviewed by Mel from Wales on 15th Jun 2005
Bought this phone a while ago. Very happy with it! It's very easy to
use and was an absolute bargain. Only problem is yes, the battery life
isn't brill but mine is actually improving now. Also, again the side
camera button is pain for taking photos when you don't want to. Camera
is very good though and the design of the phone is very nice and girly
(which is ok cos I am a girl): )
Reviewed by rajesh from curacao on 12th Jun 2005
its an exellant phone by samsung good camera best voice recorder,best
Reviewed by matty from uk on 9th Jun 2005
excellent phone no probs at all yet ...
Reviewed by kat from uk on 7th Jun 2005
ok, battery nt 2 good.. but how do u get the voice recordings 2 ringtones?????
i dont think u can wich kinda sucks.
Reviewed by Alice from United Kingdom on 7th Jun
I have had this fone 4 me bday n it is fab man!! me bro is manager ov
da Link n he reccommended it so here i am it is DEFINITELY a girlz fone
tho lads so sorry u hav 2 lose out on a gr8 fone lol! the design is
just... perfection! i am not ashamed ov getin me fone out now wen sum1
rings lol! i am not a gadget etc freak so i am happy wiv this smart
lil reliable fone that does everythin it shud n i love it 4 that! the
best fone in da wrld if u aint 1 ov them wierd ppl that r into fancy
stuff! buy this fone now n u wont regret it, oh n by the way the battery
ythinggy just read ya instructions n it will explain wot 2 do it will
last quite a while then. camera is gud i use it loads n i hav a laf
n fun wiv me m8s pullin faces lol... n e ways gr8 fone buy now!!!!!!
Reviewed by fredster from netherlands on 4th Jun
yeaahh baby.. ab fab phone.. small and easy to use. no probs with the
battary life if you recharce it right the first 3 times. time on the
outside display comes on if you hold the volume buton for 2 secs.. only
thing is t9, it stays in that mode so every time you want to sent an
sms you have to change it back to abc.. eindhoven de gekste.. have a
Reviewed by Bex from UK on 3rd Jun 2005
ive had da e330 4 1 wk exactly, and i fink itz da best fone in da hole
world!!!!!my battery lasts lke days, so i duno wat ppl r complainin
bout, u obviously didnt charge it 4 long enuf wen u first got it! ova
all i fink itz a fabalicious fone!!! ne1 hu wnts a sxylicious fone den
go gedit!!! chow 4 now!! xxxxx
Reviewed by josie from england on 2nd Jun 2005
its a gr8 fone well dun samsung but it could b betta by havin more memory,betta
picture nd more battery life coz they r the low points of dis fone but
apart frm dat its excellent nd every1 should go out nd buy 1 hehe
Reviewed by sum1 wiv a kwl fone from england on
2nd Jun 2005
Hello i got dis fone couple of days ago and i fink it is brill!!! All
u peeps that r complainin about the battery and stuff, so wat why dont
u just leave it 2 charge then?!?!?!?!?!? i think this fone is rli sleek,
stylish and a bit girlie, and i think the camera and games r rli gud!
this fone gets a 4 out of 5 4 me and it wud get a five but it dosent
hav internet or video but meh i dont mind this is 1 WICKED fone and
u shud buy it now!!!!!
Reviewed by Suzi from England on 1st Jun 2005
Easy to use, attractive and stylish phone. Battery useless but nt 2
much of a prob. By the way if u wnt 2 check the screen without openin
it, hold the volume button on the side 4 a coupl of seconds. Overall
i am very pleased wit this fone and it is wel worth the money.
Reviewed by J from UK on 31st May 2005
nice little phone, but sick and tierd of the battery as it only last
about 24 hours no matter how i use it. Anyone got any tips on how to
sort the battery out, i've already had the battery and phone replaced
and only had it 2 months. Also that button on the side takes random
blank photos when in my bag, which no doubt is using up the battery
life as well. i think i prefered my nokia 7250i got about 5 days battery
Reviewed by HAYLEY from ENGLAND on 29th May 2005
THIS PHONE IS MINT.IT IS A GIRLIE PHONE AND IS GR8 BUT THE BATTERY LIFE
GOES REALLY FAST BUT THAT IS THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH IT EVERYTHING ELSE
IS BRILL.SO IF ANYONE IS LOOKING FOR A LIL,BRILL,FAB PHONE PICK THIS
ONE AND ALSO THE RECORDING IS FABULOUS.BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE
Reviewed by Amy from uk on 28th May 2005
gr8 fone vry easy 2 work good camera an looks gr8 da person hu said
da menu woz hard 2 work must b vry dumb
Reviewed by Darklife from UK on 28th May 2005
Small, stylish and slight. Not overloaded with features but what it
does, it does well. It may help those owners who are experiencing short
battery life to follow the manufacturers instructions - for the first
3 charges keep the phone on charge for 12-16 hours. This builds up battery
memory and you should get 4/5 days out of it.
Reviewed by Chloe from England on 27th May 2005
i am really happy with this phone its great!!i love it. It has a great
camera good memory good recordings-but can you make them into ringtonesthe
only problem is the battery is rubbish it lasts like about a day? but
part from that its great!!
Reviewed by ScrewyM from UK on 27th May 2005
Who buys a phone without checking the features first? If you want a
good basic phone this is great. It would be good to be able to change
the defaults a bit more. I would like to be able to turn off the T9
mode, but I am getting used to using it rather than changing it every
time I text. You have to press and hold the camera button for a long
time to take a photo, so it doesn't take photos by accident. It is small,
looks good, does what I need and it didn't cost a fortune.
Reviewed by Cj from England on 25th May 2005
kk start of with the good points, it has a good camera and cool ringtones,
good shape no pointy sticks coming out of the top. But come samsung
it doesn't have infered, blutooth and no tri-band, when i went on holiday
i couldn't talk to any1! it sucked, hardly any features at all!! o well
i'm gettin the sl-65 or the samaung d-500 both to sxc for this fone
Reviewed by scatty from scotland on 22nd May 2005
hi all u guys vis fone is not for v lads and lases who use there fone
all time battery life is rubbish and takes pics in your pocket coz a
button on side takes a pic and u cant stop it. looks cool and has great
quality pic over all i think you pay for wot u get but for the people
who arnt mad bout fones its perfect........
Reviewed by JODE from UK on 21st May 2005
HI YA PEEPS THIS PHONE IS BRILLIANT ITS TOTALLY GREAT. I GOT THIS PHONE
4 WEEKS AGO AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH IT SO FAR. IF YOUR LOOKING
FOR A BRILL PHONE THEN THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU AND THE GAMES ARE FANTASTIC.
OVERALL THIS PHONE IS WICKED
Reviewed by AnishKumar from India on 20th May
The Phone is great, with an excellent design. Sporting a Twin, high
resolution LCD Screens, with capability of snaps on both in n out. Voice
clarity is superb, and features are great. The design is superb, compared
to any of the designs even including the slide model.
Reviewed by HAY from UK on 17th May 2005
HI YA THIS PHONE IS FANTASTIC.I GOT IT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND FIND
IT IS WAY BETTER THAN MY OTHER ONE.I HAVE ONE PROBLEM WITH IT,THE BATTERY
GOES REALLY FAST AND DOESNT LAST THAT LONG BUT OVERALL THIS PHONE IS
BRILLIANT. IF ANY ONE IS LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE,SNAZZY PHONE THIS IS THE
ONE TO BUY AND ITS ALSO A VERY GOOD PRICE FOR WHAT IT DOES.
Reviewed by cami from uk on 17th May 2005
the best phone ever. takes a few days gettin used 2 (always had nokias)
but it really is beautiful, cool , esay to use....dont buy if u like
ur phone 2 hav all the latest, but ths has what u need, a lush, cute
girlz fone x
Reviewed by james from scotland on 11th May 2005
iv given this 2 stars for average. it really just doesnt do anything
for me. i hate samsungs as it is because of the almost impossibility
to understand the menus. and it wont vibrate and ring AT THE SAME TIME.
its one after the other. which i find isnt convieneient.
Reviewed by gerard lazaro from philippines on
10th May 2005
Great phone,and the camera is just fine.This phone is much better than
the e310 because of its looks,no antenna...i recommend it to all....buy
now guys!thanks to samsung.
Reviewed by Squirrel from UK on 8th May 2005
I have recently upgraded from a Nokia 3310 (yes i know it's old!), and
compared to that this phone is amazing!! But the menus are a little
harder to navigate but all you need to do is get used to it. The photo
quality is good and the ringtones are ok. All in all a good phone!
Reviewed by unknown from unknown on 6th May 2005
gr8 fone, ive jst upgraded 4 a nokia 6320 and its ace! this got no video
but da camera is wks quality and can hold loadza msgs. i lv da flippy
top look and the tones r ok but u cant record stuf n put em as ringtones.
anyways quite gd, tra x.
Reviewed by Jamie from England on 5th May 2005
Had the phone 4 a while. Does any1 know how to turn off the flippin
camera noise if its possible, still makes a noise on silent. Argh!!!!!!!!!!
No bluetooth and infa red kind of p'd me off but still like it so if
any1 knows bout the stupid camera noise plz let me no.
Reviewed by moi from England on 3rd May 2005
reali gd fone my battery lasts 4 bout 5 days dnt no y sum othas dnt!
erm to put email addys on u save sum1s numba den go bac 2 it n click
rite wen u find email put it in der!
Reviewed by Hels from England on 2nd May 2005
Very pleased with this phone. Camera is excellant, love the sounds.
Very small and neat. But I am having trouble downloading ring tones??
Any one any idea if this phone accepts ring tones, it did not work via
the gprs link up.
Reviewed by dcfc 4 evr from englnd on 1st May
wow it da sick fone man bo solecta lads
Reviewed by bb from on 1st May 2005
this phone is alright, i don't like the camera though, the layouts not
very good either, and if your phone is in your bag, you are forever
taking black plain pictures of evrything as there is a little camera
button on the side of the phone which comes on with the littlest touch,
go and buy the samsung D500 honestly it is great! built in mp3, video
recorder, 1.3 mp camera, great memory, better than this one.
Reviewed by Shaun from Ireland on 29th Apr 2005
i recently bought this phone, and i love it i upgraded from a Nokia
3220. I have a tip for the battry, after it has charged, unplug it and
stick it in agin, do this twice and the battery will last for a week.
It works on mine anyhow. So hope this information is helpful for u.
Reviewed by bex from England on 29th Apr 2005
It's a brilliant phone
Reviewed by Glenn from Belgium on 29th Apr 2005
I'm very happy with this phone. I love it! The only negative point is
the battery. It lasts for only 2 days.
Reviewed by Laura from UK on 26th Apr 2005
Have had this phone for a week now, and am quite pleased with it. Having
previously had a Siemens camera phone i am amazed at the picture quality
on this phone. the only features i think let this phone down are the
VERY poor battery life (2-3 days with little use), and that the exteranl
display doesn't show anything when in screensaver mode; you have to
open up the phone, activating the main screen and keys (using up much
needed battery!) everytime you want to check for any messages or missed
calls. i noticed a couple of other reviewers said you couldn't send
messages to multiple numbers- but you can! overall- a very stylish looking
phone, great camera and easy to use at a very reasonable price.
Reviewed by Blondie from UK on 26th Apr 2005
I got my phone about a month ago and I love it!!! Small and compact,
definitely a bit of a girls phone, but then again, I am a girl, so thats
fine and dandy by me. This is my first camera phone and I think the
quality is pretty good - far better than my boyfriends siemens MC60.
There are some funky ring tones and wallpaper, good screen size and
resolution. It's user friendly, this is my first samsung but I'm finding
it straight forward to use. My only itsy, bitsy complaint would be that
it doesn't vibrate at the same time as ringing. However the ringtones
are definitely louder than my old sony ericsson so I can actaully hear
it ringing (always a bonus with a mobile phone!) So if you want a decent,
not too flashy and techy phone, get this one!!!!
Reviewed by Sara from united kingdom on 23rd Apr
I love this phone it has a classic glam shell and the performance of
it is outstanding. I love it! and i suggest it to anyone looking for
a flip phone.
Reviewed by William from UK on 22nd Apr 2005
The Samsung E330 looks very nice and has a bright clear screen, however
it has 3 major problems. 1. Compared with Nokia or Sony Erricson phones
the battery life is very poor (2 days per charge). 2. Compared with
Nokia it is very user unfriendly for text messaging! 3. Worst of all
it has a button on the side for taking photos. There is no way to turn
this button off, and every day I end up taking 15-20 black photos of
the inside of my pocket. All I can say is I can not wait to get the
Nokia 6230 I have ordered as a replacement.
Reviewed by Liam from England on 22nd Apr 2005
A great mobile good camra dodgy ring tones what more do you want from
Reviewed by Lucy from UK on 17th Apr 2005
Hiya!! ive just got this phone 2 days ago, and its fantastic!!!!! everything
is wonderful, and if your looking for a flip-phone with camera, then
this phone is for you!! I used to have a samusung C100, but i wanted
a camera phone. so i got this 1! the only problem is, (the reason why
i gave it 4 stars not 5) is that it doesn't have video. it has voice
video (or wotever u call it!) but no video. :( i realy wanted video,
but other than that, its gr8!!! xXxbuhbyezxXx
Reviewed by maria from Norway on 15th Apr 2005
I am confused. I ike this phone, but is the external screen supposed
to be black? there is nothing on it unless I open the cover or somebody
rings. What is a point of an external screen then?
Reviewed by ori from czech republic on 14th Apr
I've bought this phone several weeks ago. And it's exactly what I expect
from the phone: not too much functions you won't ever need, good looking
and easy to use. And it seems I'm lucky with the battery -- it lasts
about four days. Good choice, if you're not "technoid" and want just
a good phone.
Reviewed by kitkat from united kingdom on 14th
I bought this phone shortly after christmas mainly because it loooked
good and was advertised as having loads of cool features. I was very
dissappointed. The battery only lasted about two days and i hardly used
it. The camera woz ok but not clear in bright light and the ringtones
were awful. I bought this becasue it woz a camera phone but after a
week i took it back and got a nokia 3100 which i love. Its much easier
to use and the battery lasts for ages. Dont buy this phone unless you
want a cheap camera phone that looks good but dosent hav much else and
if u are prepared to charge it up everyday!
Reviewed by Jo from UK on 9th Apr 2005
Its Rubbish! Battery Life way too short! Miss my E700! This is only
fit for the bin!
Reviewed by george from UK on 8th Apr 2005
Just got my new E330 and i'm thinking should have stayed with my motorola.
Maybe its got more functions than I can find. Does anbody know how/where
I can store e-mail adresses so I can send photos to computers?
Reviewed by Sarah from Uk on 7th Apr 2005
I am the proud owner of a samsung e600 but once again samsung has scored
with a great phone they bring out phones like no other on the market
some of their phones they could spend a little more time on and make
sure everythin is in workin order before lettin it out on the loose
but the samsung e330 is decent for the price but there again a lot of
people look for more in a phone and this samsung phone doesnt have it
all but all the others certainly do
Reviewed by izzy from uk on 7th Apr 2005
my battery only lasts 1-2 days as wel... u havent got a duff version....x
Reviewed by wayne from england on 6th Apr 2005
Phone seems ok but only lasts for 1-2 days before battery ruins out.
And i don't use it much either!!! Is this normal or do I have a duff
Reviewed by Kat from UK on 5th Apr 2005
Got it yesterday... Looks reli cool... love caller ID and camera on
front! Annoyin cos no blue tooth but apart from that its cool... dont
like ring tones... so how do you put ur recordings into ringtones? if
sum1 could tel me that wud be cool... thanks... but a cool phone x x
Reviewed by louise from uk on 2nd Apr 2005
to get the sound of when you turn the power on or of you go to sound
settings and then go down to number 3 where it says power on/of and
select of and you done
Reviewed by natalie from england on 3rd Apr 2005
i this fone, i've had it for just under a month and i love it, the camera
is good quality, i love the tones, the keypad takes a little gettin
used to, my only problem is does anyone know how to get sent messages
to go in the outbox, mine only does it occasionally and it's quite annoying.
Reviewed by Buz from UK on 3rd Apr 2005
This phone is a great little jobbie, it makes phone calls ok no bluetooth(damm)
but the camera anit bad.
Reviewed by helen from uk on 1st Apr 2005
got this phone on tuesday up grade from nokia 3510i and i think it is
Reviewed by amy from uk on 1st Apr 2005
had the phone yesterday and so far think its a great little phone. only
downfall for me is that im used to the way nokias work and this is quite
diff, but its just a case of getting used to it. aside from that i think
it looks wicked and function wise has everything i want!!!
Reviewed by CO from UK on 31st Mar 2005
get da fne its great!! bril camra
Reviewed by JUNE from SCOTLAND on 30th Mar 2005
CAN ANYONE HELP ME GET A HANDS FREE CONNNECION FOR THIS. HAVE TRIED
TWENTY DIFFERENT HIGHSTREET SHOPS AND INTERNET BUT NONE FIT. IS THIS
A SUPPLY PROBLEM/ DO I HAVE TO DO ANYTHING ELSE APART FORM PLUG IT IN
OR IS MY PHONE DUFF???
Reviewed by amiee from uk on 30th Mar 2005
Average fone, not terribly easy to use but does anybody know how to
turn off the noises when u turn the fone on and off??!
Reviewed by Angel87 from England on 26th Mar 2005
When i recieved this phone i loved it. It was small, stylish and the
camera was very good. However any merits this phone has are hidden by
the AWFUL BATTERY LIFE!!!! It needs charging EVERY day, i wish i'd never
got rid of my Nokia 7250i: it was a great phone. I wont be buying another
samsung in a hurry.
Reviewed by AngelR from UK on 26th Mar 2005
I really love this phone, its really small and stylish and I would agree
that it is more of a 'girls' phone. If you are after a high tech phone
then this isnt for you, but if you want something really small and looks
and performs really well then go get it. The camera is pretty good as
long as the lighting is good, texting is fine once you get used to the
keypad, and i love the fact that the callers face appears on the exterior
screen, very cool. Also the self portrait mode is a great feature. And
be sure to check out the little images that you can assign to your contacts
if you dont have a pic of them, so the image comes on the screen when
they call, but you need to make sure your contacts are saved to the
phonebook to enable this. I definately recommend this phone.
Reviewed by lil lou from Bristol on 25th Mar 2005
This phone is really good they could of put sum more games on it though!
but overall i luv it, its small so easy to put in ur pocket. when sum
1 iz phoneing u itz great to see there face come up on the screen on
da front. I have had it scince christmas and where i have fliped it
up so many times there iz little scratches appearing at the top of da
phone but they dnt really notice tht much, if u are thinking of buying
this phone i really recomend it alot, i would say tht it waz a *girly*
Reviewed by Joe from UK on 23rd Mar 2005
I've only used it for a couple of days but with great usage. If you
want a phone with all the features that are increasingly becoming hyped
up today, then I don't recommend this for you. But if your after a good
phone you can trust to work well, with intuitive usability - then this
is for you. PLUS - it comes with a camera with reasonable resolution
(if you set the level to Super Fine). Text messaging is slightly different
to the way Nokia implements it, but is a transition that should only
take a few days max. Sounds are great, though melodies do leave much
to be desired. You can download animations and images to your liking
with its WAP connection. There is no bluetooth - so if this is a must
for you, then look elsewhere. The actual menu system is fantastically
well done and makes it easy for you to navigate around. There isn't
the notion of profiles like on other phones - this needs some getting
used to if that what you have been using in the past. I have just come
from a Nokia 7210i background, the best phone I have ever used - as
it has been the most usable. Samsung have taken this and updated it
with their own syle. It is a cool phone, but reliable/usable also. So
if thats the kind of phone your after then don't hesitate in buying
Reviewed by leeds girl from uk on 22nd Mar 2005
got my fone yestaday n i love it always playin wif it ...easy to use
very girly camera is excellent n the tones r quite interestin jus lovin
it !! go get 1 !!
Reviewed by Will from UK on 19th Mar 2005
This is my fav phone in the whole wide world!
Reviewed by stuart bull from england on 19th Mar
i got this phone for christmas and i thought it was one of the est looking
phones and worked really well until i got it stolen,which proves it
must be a good phone,
Reviewed by *~*Jade*~* from u.k on 19th Mar 2005
hey i got ma fone yestaday n luv it looks gr8 camreas gr8 reely east
2 use! But dus ne1 no how 2 put T9 Perminantly on wen u txt n how 2
set voice recordins as ur ringtone if u can? thx xxx
Reviewed by Dan from England on 19th Mar 2005
This phonme is amazing its technique and brilliance is outstanding.
Its easy to work and a very nice little phone
Reviewed by Sarah from England on 18th Mar 2005
i dont know what people think is wrong with this fone i fink its realy
easy 2 work has gd ringtones n message tones n gd camera! v gd but dus
ne1 no how 2 set woice recordings as a ringtone? thanx
Reviewed by helen from manchester, uk on 17th
i like this phone, its the first clamshell one iv had and its good.
but does anyone know how to change the background on the front screen?
i'm on O2 and the background is kinda grey/ dark grey blotches- not
Reviewed by Michaela from U.K on 15th Mar 2005
I love my new phone! It's so cute and girly! I finally bought a new
phone but was sad to give up my faithful and reliable nokia 3310 but
it went to a good owner - my mum! I have read that some people are having
trouble setting a picture to caller I.D but I've foud out that the way
to do it is to save peoples numbers to the phone rather than your sim
and then go to 'My Photo's', click on 'view' for the one you want in
the multi-pic screen, then click 'options', then go down and click 'set
as' then click 'caller id' and then'find name', find the name you want,
press 'ok' and then VIAOLA! iTS DONE! BUT YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE
NUMBERS ARE SAVED TO THE PHONE AND NOT THE SIM! You can't get video's
on this phone but you can set voice recordings to multi-media messages
but I am not sure how to do this. I really love this phone so much and
urge all you girly girls to buy one as it's not really a boy phone as
they like lots of gadgets and gizmos on their phones which this phone
doesn't have, like Bluetooth and Sonic or whatever! The ring tones are
cool and so are the alarm tones!
Reviewed by jean from france on 14th Mar 2005
it is awful I think its disgraceful to the make samsung although it
has camara i've seen better on a phone from play toy i sold my phone
for £75 but a least it is it has polophonic ringtones unlike my
last.now i got a sharp GX25 its better. samsung fixed there errors by
Reviewed by boecah from indonesia on 14th Mar
Not really good for me. I dissapointed with the infrared connection.
It didn't synchronize with my computer. I couldn't send any picture
file from my computer to the phone. I also couldn't send my video file
from the phone to the computer. Or anyone has any suggestion for that
Reviewed by keelie from u.k on 13th Mar 2005
this fone is fan dabi dosey
Reviewed by Boyan from Australia on 12th Mar 2005
This phone is sick!!!
Reviewed by Libertine from UK on 10th Mar 2005
Its ok, not as nice as the E700, which is the phone i had ,and upgraded
to the E330. I just can't work out how to add the photos for the photo
caller ID! Any help please???
Reviewed by Darren from Malaysia on 10th Mar 2005
My girlfriend got it.It looks nice but lack of features like mp3 and
video.Poor connectivity as well.No infra red port and bluetooth.
Reviewed by marc from australia on 9th Mar 2005
i'm using this phone for about 3 month now. its really great and sooo
easy to operate!!! and its so tine and has no annoing antenna. ok, ringtones
are a little bit boring and hard to hear in noise places, but other
then that this phone worx ALL the time (not like some others with all
that junk in it u never use anyway ;-) ) -----> for all those who "hate"
(like me) the annoing >BING-BANG-BONG< after pressing a button to confirm
something.... ---> JUST COVER THE LITTLE SPEAKER ABOVE THE SCREEN WITH
YOUR THUMB <--- thats easy and you dont hav to ajust the volume all
Reviewed by *+*mandy*+* from england on 3rd Mar
hi i have jst got my fone, and i fink its ace! i thought i red on the
internet dat it had, vidioing- but i cnt find it:-( but never mind eh.
otherwuse i luv it and it looks sooooo kool! if ya hav this fone and
ya no ow 2 use da videoing, plz tell me! taxx
Reviewed by Eleanor from Herts, UK on 2nd Mar
I absolutely hate this phone! I'm gutted that I my phone company actually
call this an upgrade! For the last year I have used a Nokia 7210 and
it was so much more practical - you'd think they got the upgrade the
wrong way round. There are so many reasons not to buy this phone. The
organiser and alarm clock are long-winded and confusing When writing
a text message you have to change to uppercase after every full stop,
if you press the wrong button or take a call you lose the message you'd
written and if you accidentally go to add an extra number to the recipients
list before sending it, you can't come back out again - again, you lose
the text! There are no ringtone composers available and the ringtones
included are awful, so you have to pay a fortune to get one you like
off the net or tv. I could go on but frankly I'm bored (and angry).
Reviewed by Nexx from Croatia on 27th Feb 2005
I believe that a phone should not be judged just like that. All of these
opinions are purely subjective therefore it's is logical to assume that
the choosing of the phone itself is a subjective process. We all want
different things in a phone and one of the things that I want is ESTHETICS.
I think that for a consumer, such as myself, this phone is perfection.
It's beautiful, you must admit that, but also functional. So there are
no new things, it doesn't have million games and all sorts of interfaces
but what do you need all of those things for. When it comes to basics
phone was not made to be a personal computer, even though they are trying
more and more to convert phones into that. Even if I had some phone
with all possible functions, such as D500, I would still not use all
of them because it would never cross my mind. I use my phone for SMS,
calling and MMS, and I'm a very visual person so 4 ME this phone is
PERFECT. I actually wanted to buy E500 but it still hasn't arrived to
Croatia. You should do a review on SAMSUNG SGH-E500.
Reviewed by Samooto from UK on 26th Feb 2005
its soooooooooo coool i luv it! i dnt no y sum ppl hte it! its alrite
u no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Reviewed by Laura from Scotland on 24th Feb 2005
I got this phone this morning, and it seems pretty cool. Its small,
lightweight, and looks good (I like the keypad layout). A few small
gripes, mainly the ANNOYING 'ding ding' noise it makes ALL THE TIME!!
When you delete a text, when you send a text, when you do anything!
How on earth you you turn it off?! I'll never be able to text in lectures
at this point! I do like the fact that you can set the 'quiet' mode
to completely silent instead of vibrate tho..... All in all, a positive
response, furthered by the fact that it was free!
Reviewed by Me?! from Uk on 24th Feb 2005
i bought the e300 basically the same but with an areial n no flash camera.
and i mean its a good phone n all but i !would not! choose it now. There
is a lot better stuff on the market now.. just wish i'd waited..but
i mean u cant keep waiting 4 ever you've got 2 buy it some time.. i
chose the e300 coz its samsung n all n it has all the right features
but now i want bluetooth n it dont have it.. its a real pity and the
infra red only works on computers! wats the point.. i could go on like
this 4 a long timee.. goood phone but theres a lot bettter phones out
now.. shame really i only bought it before xmas i wont be another one
for a long time now.. well what can u do ehh?
Reviewed by Sarah from England on 22nd Feb 2005
I've had this phone now for about 3 weeks and love it. It's my 1st camera
phone and most of the snaps I take are clear as long as the lighting
is good. I love the organiser, loud speaker and picture phonebook. The
only problem I have is when I set the alarm clock. It is so loud it
nearly gives me a heart attack. The only way I have found to turn it
down is to turn down the incoming call volume. However this is a pain
because you keep having to remember to turn it back up on full otherwise
I would miss all my calls. Has anyone else found a way of turning it
down??? This phone is very neat and small although I am still trying
to get used to texting with T9. Don't think there is a way of turning
it off permanently. Or is there??? I would definitely recommend this
phone though and have given it 5 stars!!!
Reviewed by Az from UK on 21st Feb 2005
i've had this phone for about 3 months now, after upgrading from a nokia
8310, which i loved. all in all, its a good phone, if you want a phone
with basic features then this is the one for you, altho it lacks radio=(
the camera quality is great and the flash comes in handy, no video tho
which is a bit of a downer. also, despite what many reviewers have said,
i've found the ringtones to be kinda quiet and hard to hear in noisy
places, and the fact that it doesnt ring and vibrate at the same time
(like most nokia's) makes it harder. another bad point is that when
texting theres no way of setting predictive as default, other than that
texting is VERY easy. the front screen is a cool feature, but you can't
change its background- not a major problem tho! i still havnt worked
out how you can set your recordings as ringtones, can anyone who has
this phone help??? anyway, i'm giving this phone 4 stars because its
a good, easy to use phone with a sexy sleek design (very much a ladies
phone in my opinion, lol!) and it has no major disadvantages or bad
Reviewed by steven from england on 17th Feb 2005
i was put off buying a samsung mobile after buying the v200 a couple
of years ago as i found the messaging really hard to use. samsung have
completely turned this around and i am glad i bought the E330 as it
is tiny and perfectly designed. i have had loads of phones and none
of them have been as easy to use as this one. its a shame about the
lack of infra red and bluetooth but a data cable can be bought and the
phone can be put on loud speaker. i love the way you can use the front
screen to take photos as well as the main screen and i love the multi
shoot photo function. the flash also comes in useful in low light conditions.
to me the only way this phone could have been improved is if it had
a radio. also this phone seemed really cheap to buy for a samsung as
it was only £116
Reviewed by Steve o from England!! on 16th Feb
this mobie aint bad but the absence of bluetooth makes me think its
pretty poop. i hav just got rid of my nokia 7820 for this phone and
now i wish i hadnt. DON'T BUY IT.
Reviewed by Bryan Chong from Singapore on 15th
A so so phone. Java games are not developed. Too much hype about this
phone. Newest games cannot be downloaded into this phone. Still prefer
Nokia's rythmic vibration and ring tone at the same time mode. Nokia's
games are better. But stylisitc phone. Worth its value.
Reviewed by Hazel Sinclair from Cambridge on 13th
Hi, I recently got this phone and I really like it apart from one thing.
The really annoying BING BONG noice that it makes when you send a txt
etc. I can't switch it off!! I realise that if you put the phone on
silent then it goes away but then you can't hear the phone ring. Does
anyone know if this function on its own can be turned off? Please help
me if you can! Thanks x
Reviewed by louise from england on 13th Feb 2005
Hmm...i got this phone for christmas and i can only think of one word
for it. dull. I was really pleased when i got it because it seemed a
lot like my old baby, the 02X1, which i loved. The camera's usually
good quality but can go fuzzy, and although you can take pics when the
phone is closed the outside display is a little small. No aerial means
the phone is nicely rounded and compact, but compared to all the other
new clamshells coming out it doesnt have too many new features. No radio,
no video and just a pointless random flashing light on the front. The
ringtones are good but i cant think of one part of this phone which
is truly outstanding, although it has got a very large memory space
for messages- but who needs to hold more than 20?
Reviewed by MATTRIX from ENGLAND on 13th Feb 2005
I have owned my E330 for just over a week and I love it. I am used to
changing my phone every six months 'cos I just have to have the latest
gadget. But recently I have become increasingly tired of impressive
"do-everything" phones that actually won't do anything - properly !!
I bought my 330 to replace a Sony Ericsson K700i. Now many of you reading
this will throw up your hands in horror and say "Why did you do that
?". Simple - I want a phone that works as a phone !! I use my phone
constantly for business so I need something functional, reliable, and
fast. That doesn't mean I want something boring. The Samsung suits me
perfectly. It's tiny, really tiny, but the keypad is still incredibly
easy to use and the screen easy to read. The E330 doesn't lock up every
five minutes, the camera is excellent and very easy to use. The phone
book is big enough for even the most popular of socialites. The ringtones
are 'amusing' and further downloads are simple enough. The software
and menu system is simple to navigate and more importantly - fast. The
speaker is loud and clear on handheld and speakerphone and the ringtones
are loud enough to be heard in a busy environment. Yes I'll agree that
Samsung were insane to neglect to include Bluetooth, and that many will
be put off by this. However if you, like me, are sick of buying very
expensive, very impressive phones that on paper are wonderful, but in
practice suffer from software glitches, slow-downs and lock-ups. If
you want a phone that looks good, sounds good, still has a bit of 'Wow'
factor and actually works ALL the time - Get yourself a 330.
Reviewed by Neily from Wales on 12th Feb 2005
Really happy with phone no problem giving it full marks. Looks good
and call quality is outstanding .Very easy to use.Only thing that lets
it down is lack of infra red.
Reviewed by Gemma from United kingdom on 9th Feb
This is a funky fone everyone should av it i love it
Reviewed by ema from england on 9th Feb 2005
this fone is good apart frm da camera can get blury the pic quality
is ok but apart frm that itz a gd fone
Reviewed by Tom W from UK on 8th Feb 2005
If you want a small basic lightweight camera fone and decent battery
life (around 3-4 days standby) then this fone is for you. If you want
bluetooth/infrared/mp3 player/radio then look elsewhere. My 1st Samsung
and I am impressed with the menu navigation, I used Nokia 8210/8310/7210
before. Voice clarity is good and ringtones are loud enough to be heard
in a noisy environment. Ham fisted guys will have trouble texting and
holding the fone with one hand because of the small dimensions. Unlike
Nokia calendar, birthdays do not reappear next year, and you cant set
a reminder 1 day/week/month etc in advance. Otherwise, stylish fone
that has easy to use menu system, with bright clear display.
Reviewed by El Barto from Singapore on 7th Feb
This fone is one of the best mid range phones. It has a brilliant VGA
camera with flash, external screen and a larger internal screen compatible
with 65 000 colours. The only downside to it is the fact that it does
not have bluetooth. But never the less it still is nice and small witha
great design and an Intenna which adds to the looks. It oozes style
and sophistication and along with its java compatibility and nice price,
its one of the recomended.
Reviewed by Seb Carter from Singapore on 6th Feb
wat a fone, brillant design and so easy to use! i should guarrentee
that this fone will complete yur every need. (except bluetooth). BUY
Reviewed by Asif from Wales on 5th Feb 2005
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It's not a bad fone, i mean it comes with the bog standard features
u'd expect frm a 'modern samsung fone' Integrated Camera, Flash etc
but unfortunatly no infrared- altho this makes little difference 2 me.
On the plus side it looks very nice!! if thats really wat ure lookin
for, in honesty tho its very similar to the E700! apart from the welcome
extra of a voice recorder!! Probably really not worth the £169
i paid for it but at least its reliable, with few flaws and still small
enough to fit in a shirt pocket! Not bad samsung!