Samsung E530 Review
Review: August 2005.
Looking at the petite size and lavender pink colour scheme of the Samsung
E530, it doesn't take long to realise that this is a girly phone! Samsung's
marketing blurb suggests that the E530 is the perfect shopping companion.
We don't know about that, but it's certainly a lot less trouble than
trying to drag a bloke into a clothes shop!
Despite its girly image, this is a high-spec camera phone that can
almost match the Samsung D500 for features.
The phone is equipped with a megapixel camera with an integrated flash
and zoom, that can also record video (at lower resolution). The quality
of the screen is high - a bright active matrix display that can easily
be seen in daylight, with 262,000 colours and high resolution. There's
a built-in MP3 player (with stereo output to headphones), MP3 ringtones,
and a selection of games. There's even an exclusive set of "lifestyle
features" with intriguing names such as "Fragrance Type"
and "Pink Schedule". We have no idea what these are for or
whether women really want that kind of stuff, but the E530 has got them.
Getting back to safer technical ground, the E530 comes with a generous
92 Mbytes of memory (no memory card though), and excellent connectivity
including both USB and wireless Bluetooth connections. Battery life
is nothing special, but in a phone this small it's all you can expect.
All things considered, the E530 is a good all-rounder in a tiny clamshell
design. And, of course, it's pink! (Also available in blue.)
of the Samsung E530 include:
- Megapixel camera (1152 x 864 pixels) with 4x digital zoom, flash
and photo effects
- Video camera
- Internal display: TFT LCD, 176 x 220 pixels, 262,144 colours
- External display: OLED LCD, 80 x 64 pixels, 65,536 colours
- MP3 player
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Messaging: SMS (with learning T9), EMS, MMS, E-Mail (POP3, IMAP4,
- Games: Bobby Carrot, Airship Racing, Arch Angel, Freekick plus downloadable
- Wallpaper & animations
- Lifestyle features: Fragrance Type, Biorhythm, Height/Weight ratio,
Calories Counter, Pink Schedule, Shopping list
- Phonebook (max 1,000 entries) with caller ID (text/photo)
- Personal Information Management: Calendar, Scheduler, To do list,
Short cut, Clock / Worldtime, Alarm, Currency converter, Calculator,
Memo book, Stop watch, Count down timer
- Memory: 92 Mbytes
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB 1.0, SnycML
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10
- Dual band
- Size: 86 x 43 x 26 mm
- Weight: 85g
- Talktime: up to 5.5 hours
- Battery standby: 200 hours
Samsung E530 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by kj from uk on 16th Oct 2005
really good reccomend it 2 evry1 but im not sure on the inside design
it a bit rank
Reviewed by Ann from UK on 14th Oct 2005
Just received my little phone - "It is so cute"!!!!!. So easy and intuative
to use. Screen quality amazing. Couple of small niggles: 1. there is
no voice dial facility - very useful if using with bluetooth in car.
2. no usb cable included - but otherwise I am extremely happy with my
little blue pod!
Reviewed by **hannah** from australia on 13th
i work at a phone shop. we justgot these phones in yesterday and they've
already sold out!! i love the gourgious colour (pink.) it is defenatly
a girls phone as you can tell by the features. when a man came in and
wanted one i eounderd if he was gay! i erge stilish women toget one!!!
Reviewed by sarah from england on 12th Oct 2005
Brill little phone but does anyone else have trouble with predictive
texting?! Once set onto T9 mode it doesn't remember it next time you
go in, so you have to set it every time. Have returned phone to samsung
who said it was faulty and sent me a new phone. This is doing exactly
the same! I have 2 friends with this phone and both of their phones
stay on the T9 mode everytime they go in to text. Am i just unlucky?!
Reviewed by sam parker from cambridge, england on
12th Oct 2005
this fone is best fone i hav ever had and believe me i have had a lot
of phones!! i wud recomend it 2 everyone but all it needs is expandable
memory even though 96 megabytes is still quite a lot for a fone lol!!
and the mp3 player, u shood be able to do uva things while listening
to music but u cant! the only problems!!
Reviewed by lucy netherton from uk on 11th Oct
well its a nice looking phone - but im tired of the lack of decent signal
- its so annoying!! i cant stand it any longer and i have another phone
on another contract that i tell people to call me on instead. id say
do not get this phone if you ever want people to actually contact u!
Reviewed by Ellie from UK on 10th Oct 2005
This phone is totally amazing!!!!!! Hello 2 my 2 bezzie m8s Amy and
Reviewed by liam from England on 8th Oct 2005
Reviewed by Louisa from England on 8th Oct 2005
Words cant describe how fantastic this phone is. Buy it! It is the perfect
accessory for a woman and her handbag. It is a stylish , elegant phone
which is complimented more so in its colour.
Reviewed by Claire from UK on 6th Oct 2005
I knocked a few stars off the phone, because my mms doesn't work on
it. I've been waiting well over a month for the phone to come back in
stock to swap it for another one. Also the sound on it isn't very loud,
have trouble hearing people or even the ringtone which you can only
put up to volume 5 needs to be able to go louder. Apart from these niggles
love the phone. Love the colour, the camera is excellent and the screen
colour. It's easy to text on, I've always wanted a flip phone and this
is my first one and it is great. Very much a girls phone, though with
the new colours out I can see guys will be snapping it up too.
Reviewed by Heather from UK on 6th Oct 2005
not only does this mobile come in a fabulous colour (pink of course!)
it is such a brilliant size...u can pop it in ur purse no probs. i only
received mine yesterday+cant put it down. the camera quality is excellent+the
video function is really impressive.i would highly recommend.the only
problem is i hav'nt figured out how to send music to my phone so i'll
have to 'actually' read the instructions!!!
Reviewed by CLARE from UK on 6th Oct 2005
THIS PHONE IS TERRIBLE FOR SIGNAL. WITH MY LAST PHONE ON THE SAME NETWORK
I HAD FULL SIGNAL IN MY HOUSE, BUT WITH THIS PHONE I ONLY GET A SIGNAL
IN ONE SPOT. OTHER THEN THAT ITS OK, EASY ENOUGH TO USE, ALSO I DON’T
SEE THE POINT IN THE PINK SCHEDULE ITS NOT VERY GOOD AND IM SURE SOME
PEOPLE WILL LIVE THIER LIFE BY IT..... NOT GOOD
Reviewed by Laurie Taylor from UK on 4th Oct 2005
i wrote a review sayin it was ok but i have VERY drasticly changed my
mind! i LOVE this phone an the fact they ave brought it out n new colours
is cool as ASS! lol = ) i got bluetooth 4 the pc n i luv it cuz u can
putnure tunies on ure fone an u can put ure mega pix fotos on the pc!
WAY!! lol im luvin it an im gonna get 1 in orange!! lol BuBi!
Reviewed by Caroline from Uk on 1st Oct 2005
I bought this phone today, and im am very impressed with it. After having
my A800 for ages, I decided to upgrade to a better model. Everyone I
know has Nokia's, and looking at the cameras on them, they dont look
good. So I debated on having either this, or the Motorola V547. They
both looked good, but I am glad I stuck with Samsung. The Motorola didnt
have a big enough memory for me. This is the best phone ever. I dont
really like the colour pink, (im not a girly girl) But im falling in
love with this phone. It comes with a nice little case and strap (That
doesnt not fir around my wrist :S) The camera is the best ive ever seen.
Its small and very snazzy. I recomed this phone. Go get it! :)
Reviewed by Anna from UK on 29th Sep 2005
I just got the phone today and the look of the phone is great, i like
all the features, the only thing that annoys me is that it is set on
predictive text and it takes ages to undo it all when you just want
to send a quick text. I am sending the phone back though because the
battery comes off really easy. You only have to tap it on the table
and the battery falls out, turning your phone off. Has anyone else had
Reviewed by Sophie from England on 24th Sep 2005
I got this phone today and so far i am pretty please with it!! One thing
though ... i cant work out how to put songs onto there ... can anyone
Reviewed by kelishy from england on 24th Sep 2005
had this fone a few months now and i love it, only 3 minor things that
bug me, first, on t9 text even when i've added certain words to the
memory it won't remember them and i have to type them in again which
is quite annoying and secondly, i can't get the clock on the outer screen
to stay on for more than 5 seconds!!!!anyone know how to sort this??last
but noyt least, the choice of text message alerts are pretty dismal
and you can't add any, but even so i can live with it. camera fab, video
fab, reception fab,mp3 fab, all in all, FAB.
Reviewed by Vahan from Armenia on 21st Sep 2005
How do you make the external display to show that nice clock instead
of ordinary digital one? Samsung's interface still sucks. And call quality
is not good at all. But the phone is not a bad one overall.
Reviewed by Lindsay! from Britain on 19th Sep
This phone is a chic's phone! (can be a guyz fone if they have the 1
wida black stripe in stock :P) i bought this de ova day n am so pleased
wid it! aint found 1 fault concernin de features but da shape of it
did put me of buyin it a lil but i wanted it so much cuz of de pink
on it ... it matches any pink outfit i wear i lov it so much all my
m8z r so jelus ... thank u samsung
Reviewed by Nick from England on 19th Sep 2005
Do not be fooled. This camera is gorgeous to look at, has a cracking
display and bags of memory at its disposal. HOWEVER, the call quality
is abysmal. The sound received is really tinny, yet at the other end
people receive you sounding muffled. In anything other than quiet indoor
conditions you'll have to shout for the person at the other end to hear
you properly. I lost count of the number of times people on the other
end said "put your mouth closer to the phone, I can't hear you." There
must be a fault with the microphone because the same thing happens when
you try recording sound - you can barely hear anything unless your mouth
is spitting right into the microphone. Last of all, the reception of
this phone is amongst the worst I have encountered, flitting from full
bars to zero seemingly on a whim. Sexy phone to look at and to play
with, but the basics of making a phonecall are a complete letdown.
Reviewed by Anna from England on 18th Sep 2005
i was amazed by this phone, it had everything i could possibly need.
with an absolutely stunning display, and look. it has a very impressive
camera and memory size. i have 80 pictures 20 videos and 8 full length
songs with about the quarter of the memory left! very good!
Reviewed by Debbie from UK on 16th Sep 2005
Cute and nice to hold! And it's less pink than the images on the net
would have you believe. It's more of a pinkish maroon. Pity about the
texting input format always starting from ABab instead of T9Ab. Otherwise,
it's overall a pretty good phone. I recommended it for anyone who wants
a flip camera phone to be just that and not a PDA substitute. Unless
they're a hardcore predictive texter (writing 10+ messages a day), in
which case avoid this model. Get a Nokia. Fuller review at http://elandra.blogspot.com
Reviewed by Lindy Lou from England on 16th Sep
I really like this phone. It gives a middle-aged mum of two lots of
street cred! Seriously, it is easy to use, looks good and fits nicely
in my handbag. What more could a girl want?
Reviewed by hira khan from pakistan on 15th Sep
just superb and outstanding
Reviewed by Cezpaz from wales on 12th Sep 2005
If your thinking of a phone to get the it should definitaly be the samsung
E530 its the best fone ever especially for girls!! it does cost a lot
but its worth every penny!! iv had it for one day now and i cant leave
it alone!! i love it the video is sooo clear compared to other phones
and the camera is soo good!! so get this phone! it does cost like £200
but its worth it!
Reviewed by Rebecca from Scotland on 11th Sep
This phone is great! I've had it for over two weeks now. The screen
quality is excellent. Sending texts, making and receiving calls are
all easy to do. Camera quality and video recording quality are both
brilliant. The Bluetooth is easy to use and WAP is also easy to access.
Battery life is very good and I get a good signal. I don't really use
the girlie features on this phone - calorie counter, height/ weight
ratio, etc. So you don't even have to be a girlie girl to have this
phone! I'd definitely recommend it.
Reviewed by katie from england on 11th Sep 2005
I was debating between this one and the samsung E720...but i am so gld
i got this phone its a proper girly girl fone...all my girly mates loved
and want to get one...i have no problem with sound quality...i think
its FAB! the pink scedule amused me...sum ppl may wanna no wen they
are ovulating lol i haven't looked back since i got this fone and never
will its awesome...x
Reviewed by VICK from ENGLAND on 11th Sep 2005
I have recently upgraded my phone to the samsung e530, i love my phone
but i really wanted it in blue or any other colour that i have seen
on the web, cause i like 2 b different. I have heard that on the samsung
d500 u can get a kit so u can change the shells. Does any1 know if u
can do this for my phone or if any1 knows of anywhere that u can get
the other colours at a good price cheers.
Reviewed by emz from uk on 10th Sep 2005
wicked!i luv da color un da games r cool evry girl wud luv dis phone!!!!
Reviewed by ian from UK on 7th Sep 2005
I have had this phone a week. It is really stylish and compact - I got
the Oasis Blue colour, which isnt too girly. Its got lots of cool features,
and lots of pointless ones too. Like a calorie counter and a "pink schedule"
which basically plans when your next period is going to be. Really useful,
especially if your a bloke. (unless you use it so you can plan when
to avoid your other half!) The camera is great quality, although the
flash isnt brill. I find the texting a bit irritating - I dont have
particularly big fingers, but sometimes I find myself mashing the keyboard.
It fits in your pocket well, and looks fairly stylish too in any pub.
The battery life is excellent, and call quality is good too. Would I
get another one? Maybe, but I think the D500 is much cooler, and wish
I had that one instead.
Reviewed by Nnenna from England on 5th Sep 2005
This fone is amazin, cute, evrythntg a gurl cud want and i only just
got it bout 2 dayz ago. am lovin teh pink schedule thing. i recommedn
it 2 any gurl. cost bout 200 quid but its worth it. av got no problems
with it at all. yorkie bar aint 4 gurls well dis fone aint for boys.
Reviewed by Belinda from United Kingdom on 3rd
I LOVE the look and feel of of this phone, it's so girly and petite,
the case and strap it comes with it cute too!! The camera quality is
brilliant and takes great photos in my opinion, much better than any
Nokia I've had. The text messaging is a bit of a nightmare and long
winded which I dont really like as Im so used to Nokia's layout! The
sound quality on calls is really tinny and poor. Not that impressed
with the ringtones and message tones but then thats what downloads are
for! Over all I like the phone and am happy, its a phone, it rings..
what more can I ask for haha!!
Reviewed by Cat from UK on 3rd Sep 2005
I must say - I a surprized at such great reviews. I give this phone
2 stars as though it is a great little phone, al the features work well,
it's light and feels and looks great. One major problem -you can't here
anything anyone is saying - it has the worst background noise ever -
i spent my whole time shouting at people. I exchanged this for the Samsung
E720 - which is a slighter more powerful phone - but it comes with being
heavy. ugly and STILL having bad sound quality - it must be something
with new samsung phones? I am disapointed.
Reviewed by Paul from England on 2nd Sep 2005
Hey guys! I'm a blokey kinda bloke OK? I love this phone - pink schedule
and all! In fact I can use this feature with a little cooperation from
the girlfriend. Seriously this is an amazing handset. Love the menus,
the operation of it, the Bluetooth, hey I can even transfer Excel Spreadsheets
to it in the office and take them home with me. Like a lot of people
I've been a Nokia junkie for years but not any more just gimme my E530
and I'm outta here... Want cool? An E530 with The Dukes Of Hazard General
Lee MP3 ringtone - THATS COOL.
Reviewed by Lee from SCOTLAND on 1st Sep 2005
THIS PHONE IS FAR BETTER THAN ANY OTHERS I HAVE PURCHASED IT HAS EVERYTHING
FROM CAMERA TO TELLING YOU WHEN YOUR PERIOD IS DUE! I RECOMMEND THIS
PHONE TO ANY GIRL (ITS NOT FOR BOYS) I GIVE IT 110% I LOVE IT!
Reviewed by Corkie from England on 1st Sep 2005
This phone is amazing. I was seriously torn between the new nokia flip
phone and this one. I chose this one and havnt looked back! In terms
of being an actual phone for gettin in touch with people its very good.
The easy-answer by just flipping it open is great and texting is easy.
In terms of being something that all ur friends will say is cool and
ur mum will say now thats trendy, it gets full marks! The camera is
good, it does its job pretty well but dont buy the phone instead of
a digital cam...u will not be impressed! And as far as the calorie counter
is concernd, wow! So pointless yet it makes the phone what it is! Im
only not givin this full stars cos ther are some tiny problems like
not gettin the internet and therefore not being able to get mp3s. But
if u really want that, get a goddam ipod!!
Reviewed by Nicki from Scotland on 31st Aug 2005
I have just bought this phone and wondered if anyone else has had any
trouble. I have three things I have a problem with, The first being
I cant receive or make calls, two the service is limited and three I
only have one option of a incoming call tone and that's is rubbish.
Has anyone else had any of these problems and how did you resolve them?
I am in the meantime (about 72 hours time) awaiting a response from
the network to find out why I am having these problems. Apart from that
I think the phone is really nice, but would be better if i could get
it to work :)
Reviewed by Amanda from UK on 31st Aug 2005
Wonderful phone. Cute, small and just plain beautiful. Its a phone that
just works so well and a credit to Samsung for finally tidying up all
bad things from previous phones. Only problem I had was to transfer
mp3s from my computer to my phone, but worked out this can be done with
a bluetooth dongle which connects to the computers USB port and hey
presto, it works!!
Reviewed by louise from england on 30th Aug 2005
ABSOULUTY FABULOUS!!! its the best phone i ever had!! soo many special
features and extras its amazing! i recommend this phone very highy!!!
GET IT ITS GREAT!!!! If anyone has any problems and enquires about this
wonderful phone you can contact me if help is needed on firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Emily from England on 30th Aug 2005
this phone is gr8!!!!! its just for girls!! its got everything you wud
need mp3 player camera video n voice recorder. it is easy to use small
n compact. i wud definitly get this fne if i was u!! i love it!
Reviewed by Gsubelle from Netherlands on 30th
yess this phone is amazing:D So cute and stylish! 2 bad for you uk people,
in my country the Samsung E530 includes designer juwelery!
Reviewed by Anna from England on 27th Aug 2005
It's a pretty phone, the camera is great and the features are quite
good. I like my phone's to be next to perfect though, and this one has
let me down extremely by the reception. The signal constantly cuts out
and when having a conversation the other person will always be cutting
up. Highly fustrating. But an all round ok phone other than this.
Reviewed by ali from egypt on 27th Aug 2005
this is the best mobile i ever got the camera is great and so is the
video camera and its memory is 90 mb and it has an mp3 player and bluetooth
Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 27th Aug 2005
This phone is pure class! I agree it has all the features to make it
classified as a girls phone but it suits all really! The actual design
of the phone is very fashionable with its touch of pink, the features
are off the hook! The sound, video and picture quality is excellent!
All in all the ultimate must have this side of summer!
Reviewed by Laurie Taylor from Scotland on 27th
The phone is ok but there are some things that arent that good. 1. The
camera IS a mega pixel BUT if you want to send a picture via MMS they
have to be 640 X 480 so you they dont go over the MMS size limit. If
you change the size limit to send a mega pixel picture it says "Sending
Failed". 2. The sound clarity is awful. I was talking to my friend on
my phone (Nokia 6610i) and i heard everything she was saying then my
battery died so i used my mums phone (Samsung E530) and i couldnt understand
a word she was saying. 3. The battery life is dreadful. It last about
2 days MAX and i really hate the charger because they have a light on
them which turns green when its charged but it says nothing on the phone
as to whether its charging or not. 4. You can only ure Samsund own message
tones you cant use your own and they are really quiet. 5. You cant use
AMR (recordings) as ringtones. That really let the phone down because
my mum had a Sagem myX-6 with AMR tones and sent them to her ne w phone
(Samsung) but couldnt use them as tones. BUT in saying that it does
have some good features like; 1. The Bluetooth conectivity is a real
plus. 2. The MP3 player is great if your out and board. 3. The Camera
IS good even though you cant send the big pictures. 4. The buttons are
really user friendly! If you dont phone a lot and arent a phtographer
then get it!
Reviewed by Laura Perry from England on 26th Aug
Love this phone! Used to have a Sony Ericsson T610 and have been looking
for a while for a cheap contract and stumbled across a great deal with
O2 on the net for a free phone and 7 months free line rental with 100
texts a month thrown in. Got a choice of a few phones and chose this.
Thought it would be basic as I got such a good contract deal but am
really impressed. Easy to use, loads of great features, screen quality
is really good, as is the picture quality. Looks to be well built but
only time will tell with that one!. First impressions of this phone
are really good. If you are looking for a phone to impress your mates
(just the girls obviously) that won't cost you the earth, have a look
at the one stop phone shop online. I am happy to recommend this phone
Reviewed by Sarah from England on 25th Aug 2005
When i first ordered this phone i wasn't sure if i'd like it as i've
always had a nokia, but i've had it for 4 days now and it's brilliant.
The functions are great and it's so easy to use. What more can i say
but it's a great phone!!!
Reviewed by Laura from UK on 25th Aug 2005
Had the phone a day & love it already. It's pretty pink, very girly
& just fab! Voice recorder is a bit poor but everything else is amazing!
Reviewed by kelly from england on 25th Aug 2005
i jus got this phone yesterday n i love it im amazed by it its such
a gurly phone hehe love it love it love it love it
Reviewed by Amy from England on 24th Aug 2005
I got this fone yesterday and already I'd say its the best fone I've
ever owned! It has everything U cud wish for on a fone and other novelty
extras! All these functions work brilliantly with the picture and video
quality being excellent!The fone looks great and its PINK!!..so yeh..
thats a bonus! Buy it know.. u won't regret it!
Reviewed by Secret from Uk/Essex on 24th Aug 2005
This phone is excellent. it has everything that you need for a modern
phone. totally girly and pink and i love it! i recommend it to anybody,
you will not be disspointed. the camera and video are very clear and
there are loads of options to edit the video's and photo's you have
taken. A must Have!
Reviewed by Tanya from England on 24th Aug 2005
hey this is a MINT fone!! i got it yesterday n i love it already it
has wkd features like bluetooth, the colours are amazing itz jst a rely
gd fone i recemend it 2 ne1 hus lukin at this fone!!!!
Reviewed by Claire from Northern Ireland on 23rd
Got this yesterday. This phone is great - I was due an upgrade and had
always had a samsung phone, but thought on this occassion I would try
the Sony Ericsson k750i. What a mistake - terrible phone, then I tried
the Nokia 3230, which also was terribe. So glad to go back to Samsung.
Not sure if I would consider this phone if I was a fella - too many
girly things on it, such as ovulation calender????? Not sure what the
crack is with having this, but still great features, and excellent camera.
One thing which slightly irritated me was the sound quality which isnt
the best; but its bearable and as I have great intentions of making
alot of use of my camera/video phone, I defo will be keeping this one
and putting up with it.
Reviewed by AaAaAa from Ro on 22nd Aug 2005
love the phone, love the features, love the ppl who use it :)) It's
an offLINE/onLIFE phone. Just buy it and give 10 stars ***...*** to
Samsung. Good job ;)
Reviewed by Sammy from England on 21st Aug 2005
This phone is very good, i'v noticed a lot of people talking about the
colour and some people say thay love it whilst others think it a let
down. This phone not only comes in lavender pink it also comes in orange,blue
and silver though some colours maybe harder to purchase. Phones 4 u
sells blue phones on contract and sofar that is the only other colour
i have seen apart from the lavender pink. Sammy
Reviewed by Hannah from England on 20th Aug 2005
I Love this phone! I brought it today and it has everything I want!
At first I wanted to wait for the blue one but I couldn't wait any longer
so I had to get it! But the colour pink has now grown on me and I love
it!!!!!! A great phone that beats the e720!
Reviewed by jembob from england on 20th Aug 2005
ace wkd cudnt b beta
Reviewed by Rachel from England on 20th Aug 2005
Wow! I got this phone yesterday and it's so cute!! The lavender pink
is more purple than pink but it's still really girly especially all
the lifestyle features. The WAP function is really straight forward
to use and txting is simple. The video quality is mint and I love the
frames u can out on the pictures. I wouldn't recommend it to any lads
cuz I think it's proper girly and it's very handy for many reasons.
I wasn't sure which phone to get but I'm so glad I chose this one!
Reviewed by Jay from United Kingdom on 20th Aug
This phone is one of the best phones out today along with samsungs other
mobiles, the ringtones are a good quality and sending objects via bluetooth
is easy and simple. The camera quality is ok but everything else is
superb, the phone is slim and light and easy to use. I recommend anyone
that is considering it to buy this phone, you wont regret it.
Reviewed by Abby from UK on 19th Aug 2005
I luv dis fone it is so cll and it is pnk!! Ijst gt it 2day + i alrdy
lurrrrrrrrrrve it !!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Karen King from Northern Ireland on
19th Aug 2005
Hi I just bought this phone yesterday from O2 shop in Ballymena. Cant
believe all the extra features you get with this phone, bluetooth, mp3
player wow. would highly recommend
Reviewed by andreas pippas from england on 18th
i have just purchased the phone not satistfied with it pippas
Reviewed by Charlotte from Englanf on 18th Aug
I ab fab love this fone! It is amazingly! It was weird at first changing
from a nokia to a samsung, but i wouldn't change this fone for any other!
It is amazing and i love showing it off! The colour is also gorgeous!
I'm not really that good with electronic things, but this phone is so
simple to use, but it still does everything you want it to! Although
considering what is in the Lifestyle category, this phone is for the
girls, don't think a guy needs a shopping list, a fragrance type, a
calorie counter or a pink schedule! But hey, whatever floats ya boat!
This phone is amazing and i would recommend it to anyone!! Love ya x
Reviewed by ?????????????? from Walse on 18th
this phone has brilliant fetures! games, mp3 player, camra, blue tooth
great ringtones!!! and the best thing is it is pink!!!!!!! i have seen
other pink pkones but they are not nice at all! i really recomend this
phone to anybody who loves pink just like me!
Reviewed by Cynthia from Wales on 17th Aug 2005
I have been looking for a new phone for a couple of months. Having had
mobiles for some 10 years which have always been Nokia's but nokia had
nothing that i really liked, i then saw the Samsung E530 on the net
and ordered it. And YEP i really love it, it is a fantastic piece of
equipment wasn't too sure about the flip open style but it is a great
easy to use little phone and i would recomend it to anyone.
Reviewed by Laura from England on 17th Aug 2005
i fell in love with this phone straight away, it was all i thort of
getting. only heard one bad comment so far. i like the lavender pink
but i want the valentine pink one instead on pay as you go. i wanna
swap mine please help me find the other one! its too good to forget
Reviewed by ????????? from england on 16th Aug
this phone is PINK !!!!!!!!!!! N buff its great its got fab features
and its made for girly girls xxxxxxx
Reviewed by Meeee from England on 14th Aug 2005
The Samsung e530 rules the phone industry Get it Noooooooow!
Reviewed by Sally from England on 11th Aug 2005
This phone is amazing! So girly, it's perfect for me, and any other
girl! The camera is outstanding, ive taken pictures in clubs and in
the dark and they have come out perfectly! I have found that this phone
has a stronger signal than any of the others ive had! Good choice of
games! Only one problem, the voice recorder is very quiet but when you
record a video the sound is loud and clear, but it doesn't really bother
me too much! It makes a chnage to have a phone that has all the features
(camera video mp3 bluetooth ect) and still looks good! I have bought
the pink one and my boyfriend loves it so he is going to buy the blue
one! Good memory, video and camera are perfect, bluetooth works, mp3
amazing! This is the best phone i've ever had (and i have had a lot!)
So if you're looking for the perfect phone, BUY THIS ONE!!!! x x x
Reviewed by Ciara from UK on 9th Aug 2005
really like this phone but am considering sending it back unless someone
can enlighten me as to how to do some things that bug me about it: how
do you make the analog clock stay on the external screen longer than
2 seconds, any way? is there any way to set it so that the external
display shows permanently that you have a missed call or that the phone
is on silent/quiet mode? it's annoying for me that you can't just look
at the phone and see if there's a missed call, you have to open it all
the time.other than that, it's excellent! any help would be appreciated.
Reviewed by sammy from england/mansfield on 8th
this phone is brill i got it a week ago and its got everything u cud
wnt the pictures are fantastic i luv it and its lyk pink which is gr8!
i reccomend it to every lass out there who wants a great phone!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by jess from england on 8th Aug 2005
iv had this phone for a few days and it is brilliant!! it has EVERYTHING
you need, and the colour is amazing, it might be a girly phone but boys
would love it too, the camera is especially brilliant, and even tho
the signal is not as good as mi old nokia one, it is really stil brilliant!!!!
thats why i gave it five stars
Reviewed by jane from scotland on 6th Aug 2005
hi this phone i amazing just got it yesterday and omg it's brill. just
1 thing could any1 plz tell me if there voice recorder is very low in
Reviewed by Ashley from West End, London on 5th
Like omg! I'm a guy right - i know what you're thinking about my name...
Ashley's a girls name and this is a girls phone, but i'm not gay! honest!
i just love this fone! its pristine! i just, like, adore the colour!
My fave! And all the handy features keep me right on time for my dance
lessons! And Piere, my good friend, likes it too. He works on boats
as a sailor and he gives it 10/10 too! girls and guys, this fone is
best! Its like the bright pink nail polish i was never allowed to wear.
Everything rox about it! BUY BUY BUY!
Reviewed by - from Belgium on 4th Aug 2005
Have bought this phone in the beginning of July this year, like it very
much,it has everything i need and even more:-)
Reviewed by Sheena from England on 3rd Aug 2005
This is an excellent phone as it has most of the features I look for
in a phone. It is a great looking phone (looks fantastic in oasis blue),
has a nice clear main display, the menus are easy to navigate around
and it has a strong signal on orange. The MP3 player works well, and
the camera with video recording capabilities is of excellent quality
considering it is only 1MP, but I think that this is good enough for
a mobile phone. The battery charges quickly and it has lots of interesting
extra features like biorythm stats. The main problem I have with this
phone, which is why I haven't given it five stars is because there is
no speakerphone. Another minor problem is that the phone's memory cannot
be expanded, although Samsung have been generous with the supplied memory.
The T9 texting is a little obscure on this phone and takes longer than
a Nokia would take to type out a text as you need to navigate in and
out of menus to add symbols and words not included in its dictionary.
Overall though, I am very happy with this phone. It is well-designed,
small, feature-packed and very good-looking. A great phone for the girls!
Reviewed by Leeyadabest from uk on 3rd Aug 2005
This is a great phone for girls it's pink and it has nearly everything.
Reviewed by emma from south wales on 31st Jul
i luurve samsung phones,this is my tenth now and its always getting
better,like the other reviewer of this phone who said they got an illness
as far as phones go,i should have been committed years ago.This is the
phone to have at the mo if your a girl,its small sexy and lots to keep
you occupied with,the camera is excellent with a good enough flash,i
like the fact its so loud too so u can hear it in your bag but the MAIN
thing is the major flaw that the samsung e720 had with sound and call
quality which i can thankfully say has not got any on this model,its
really good on this one.the only thing i can say is a little niggle
of mine and this is only if im really forced to point out any negatives
is the signal isn't as good as the other samsung phones,but all the
same well done to samsung for producing such a small,sexy multifuctional
phone that has everything and for listening to their customers.
Reviewed by vicky from england on 28th Jul 2005
i have had this phone for just under a week now, its the best phone
i have had buy far!ive had nokias and a motorola, but nothing compares
to this phone. the colour, the style, everything about it is suited
for a girl,take it from me girls, if you are looking for a new fone
this is the phone for you!!!
Reviewed by Rob from UK on 28th Jul 2005
this phone is a really good phone, its well designed for a women, but
as a guy ilike it. its a snug phone, and it curves around your face,
it has all the features you'd want and some you woudnt!!!
Reviewed by claire from liverpool on 28th Jul
got this phone the other day and its excellent and by far the best phone
ive had or seen!! it's well better than the D500. i like it cos its
really girly an got loads girly things on it! its fab. the camera and
everythin is ded gud on it! the only downfall is that you cant get real
tones on it! but never mind its still great and i would recommend it
Reviewed by smurf from england on 28th Jul 2005
Brill phone and cool colour. For the person complaining and saying its
rubbish - why did you buy it?!?!
Reviewed by simone from wales on 27th Jul 2005
i think this phone is great i have had it for about three weeks now
and i have to say there is nothing about it that really irritates me,
the non expandable memory isn't really a problem for me coz i bought
a bluetooth dongle for £8 off ebay and i can send everything i want
to my pc. its great i can capture videos of my kids on the beach and
places where u wouldnt normally take a camera. theres not limit on how
much video u can take up to an hour as long as u got the free memory.
the videos can be blown up to full screen on my pc but then they are
distorted a little as ud exspect. Camera is fantastic for a mobile.
and the sound is perfect too load if anything sometimes, for the lady
who reviewed sound u must have been unlucky. i got the pink one and
its so stylish for a girl. only complaint is when are samsung gonna
allow us to customise our message tones??? overall fantastic little
phone get it girls!!! or boys my hubby loves it but he'd want it in
blue or summet!!
Reviewed by Sez from England on 27th Jul 2005
This phone looks great on the web but when you see it in the flesh its
a horrid colour! Its got god features but the colour lets it down.
Reviewed by lyndsay from england on 26th Jul 2005
I have had such a nightmare finding a phone i wanted to upgrade to i
had the motorola a1000 and the motorola e1000 and they were rubbish.
You need to think about what you need a phone to do, it is small stylish
and does everything i need. I text a lot and this is easy with added
pictures and animations to send. The camera has loads of features such
as frames and a flash, multishot and zoom.The picture quality is fantastic
and the battery lasts ages.It is very small and i recently took it with
me on a girls night out and it fit in my bag great and i got some brilliant
pictures in a dark club using the flash. I have just found the games
which are free not like the motorola which doesnt come with games u
have to download them at £7 a time!. So far cant fault it actually i
think i will go back and add a star! best phone i have had(and i have
had a lot!!)
Reviewed by Dana from England on 24th Jul 2005
this is the best phone that i have ever had! i got it a few days ago
and am extremely pleased with it! there is nothing bad about this phone!
i'm so glad that i got this phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Butterfly from UK on 24th Jul 2005
This phone is very cute and I loved it as it was pink but that was it.
The phones signal was appaling and after taking it back twice I opted
for another phone. Although I want my phone to look good, I need my
phone to work and have good signal - unfortunately, this phone did neither!
I would not advise you to buy this phone if u need this phone to have
Reviewed by gravy from england on 23rd Jul 2005
its great. at first i thought that it was just a simple okay phone,
but its not. it has everythi that u can ask 4 and even more. it does
look a bit girly, but it still doesnt mean that it's rubbish. BUY IT
Reviewed by LAURA from HAMPSHIRE on 23rd Jul 2005
This phone is amazing. it has lots of cool camera functions as well
as many ringtones and the mp3 part is fantastic. i definately wont get
bord of this phone as its soooo up to date amd i cant think of anything
its missed out!Its everything it looks and more. the memory storage
is great and the colour is great!!!!!BUY THIS PHONE ITS DA BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by maz from u.k on 20th Jul 2005
This is the BEST phone ever!!! I got this phone yesterday and has everything
that you could want AND MORE!!!! it looks good and has the best features!
i would reccomend this phone to anyone it is great. More of a girls
phones. It is quite cheap for all the things you get on it.
Reviewed by Diane from UK on 20th Jul 2005
Trust me.I have a passion for mobiles (some would call it an "illness"!!!)I
have had the Sony Ericsson P900, the Nokia 6230, Samsung E720, etc and,
by far, this E530 is my favourite so far! I love the way it looks, feels
and performs. The battery lasts well between charges, it has clear reception
and display - everything works just as it should, but the real plus
for me is that it is mainly a ladies' phone and such a lovely colour.
Although there are other phones which have higher specs and more functions,
by anyone's standards, for what it is designed to do, the E530 is an
excellent phone! I love it!!!
Reviewed by jill from england on 20th Jul 2005
iv had the phone for 2 weeks and i dont think it is that good iv replaced
mine twice becouse the vioce record is so quiet i can not ear it i thought
it was broken but my new one is the same as any one else noticed this
yet any thing that comes in voice record you can not play it
Reviewed by lottie from uk on 19th Jul 2005
it is a stylish phone that looks outstanding! it has a lot of faboulous
features! it can be bought in a range of colours! It is four star! You
have to get it!
Reviewed by Dominic Beaumonnt from england on
19th Jul 2005
Stupid bloody rediculus pohne i have never came a cross such a ugly
phone with no features and horrible coulor sceam and samsung need to
re think thier ideas it is the most auful phone i have ever had i wouldn't
advise any one to have that phone and those who do by we'll i pitty
you becouse it is the stupidist fone ever and the screen is so small
u hardly see a text message i think i'll go and get sony ericsson s700i
much better and many more features !!!
Reviewed by Tracy from England on 17th Jul 2005
I have had this phone for a few weeks now and I love it, it has everything
you need on there and looks and feels really good. I find it easy to
use find the menu easy to find my way around and i love the fact it
has little features on there to make it stand out from all the other
little phones for example coloured numbers on the display. I am very
happy with my little phone!
Reviewed by heidi tustin from england on 15th
upgraded from the nokia 6230 about 2 weeks ago and i love my new little
phone,full of features and its just so pretty lol.only a few complaits,no
expandable memory and the t9 dictionary just wont store certain words
and they have to be re added every time,which can get anoying,but hey
no phone can be perfect, and id recomend it to any ladies
Reviewed by Louise from United Kingdom on 15th
I really love this phone, it's a fantastic little piece of equipment!
I wasn't too sure how I would react to the flip-open style as I have
been used to Nokias all my life! But this phone has captured my heart!
Okay, so it has lots of girly functions such as shopping lists and calorie
counters intergrated but you don't have to be a girly girly to love
this phone. The sound quality is great as is the camera picture quality.
I haven't put it down since I bought it, a must-have!
Reviewed by natalie raith from england on 13th
dis fone is amazin.it has everything u need.gud camera mp3 and 90 mb
memory and its like pink so its da ultimate girls fone
Reviewed by Loum from England on 13th Jul 2005
I love this phone, I too have the lavender pink one and friends who
have recently got the D500 and E720 wish they had waited. It is tiny
and yet has loads more features than my old E700. MP3 player, an excellent
camera with flash, video recording facility as well as 'girly' features
such as a calorie counter. My only one gripe is that I dont feel it
picks up quite as good a signal as my other phones, but hey, its good
Reviewed by maria from england on 13th Jul 2005
I have had this phone for 2 weeks now and i must admit i am very impressed
with it,people have commented on how nice it looks and how small it
is (i have the lavender pink coloured one).It is a great mp3 player
nice and loud and the pictures taken with this phone are really clear,also
the video playback is amazing not at all blurred.The only reason i have
not given it five stars is because you cannot expand the memory on it
but saying that i have 7 full songs on it loads of pictures and 8 video
clips and i am only half way through the memory so i can`t really complain.I
would recommend this phone to anyone thinking of buying it, i am a gadget
freak and i am well pleased with it,i had been looking for an upgrade
from my sharp gx20 which i had for 18 months and i am so pleased i bought