Samsung E630 review
| ||Review: September 2005
In a nutshell: A compact camera phone in a slide-up design.
The Samsung E630 camera phone is a nicely-styled phone with a slide-up design and internal intenna. It's very similar in appearance to the upmarket Samsung D500, but smaller, lighter and curvier! The Samsung marketing blurb describes it as a "curvy, sized-down, neo-classic handset" which is another way of saying that the E630 is a budget version of the high-spec Samsung D500.
The E630 incorporates Samsung's new voice clarity functionality, plus advanced noise cancellation on the built-in speakerphone. The speakerphone is designed to sense and suppress ambient noise when you are making a call. The E630 has good quality audio functions, including 64-voice polyphonic ringtones, a melody composer and a voice recorder.
The E630 doesn't have the latest stuff - no megapixel camera, no video recorder, no MP3 player, and no Bluetooth - but as a compact camera phone in a slide-up design it does the job well enough. It's a better phone than Samsung's early attempts at the slide-up design (the E800), but not as good as the new E350. It's probably over-priced for what you get.
Samsung E630 features include:
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with flash and 4x digital zoom and photo effects
- Display: TFT, 65,536 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
- Voice recorder
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Melody composer
- handsfree speaker
- Messaging: SMS (with learning T9), EMS, MMS
- Games: 2 Java games embedded
- Wallpaper & screensaver
- Personal organiser functions
- Phonebook (max 2000 entries)
- Photo caller ID
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10
- Connectivity: IrDa
- Vibration alert
- Size: 85 x 42 x 22 mm
- Weight: 82g
- Talktime: up to 6 hours
- Battery standby: 240 hours
Samsung E630 user reviews
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Average rating from 55 reviews:
Reviewed by Marandé from Namibia on 25th Mar 2009
Recently about 2months ago, I bought a Samsung E630 but it only worked
for a few weeks and the screen just turned white. All the things work
normally exept that I can not read sms or phone numbers or anything
as my screen is just showing a white light.
Reviewed by Daniel from Poland on 18th Sep 2008
I truly love this phone. On the beginning I really hated it, because
I wasn't for Samsungs, but I beloved this one and. I just destroyed
my somehow and now I am going to try to get a fresh new on. Could someone
give me some address where I can get it? Thanks in advance
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 22nd Jul 2007
Dirt got stuck behind the slider and stopped me from being able to use
the phone. I wont be buying a slider phone again but I would buy a samsung
phone as they're very easy to use.
Reviewed by salome smith from Belize on 13th Apr
i lov the phone everything is kool about it except the part which is
when i friend is calling only the # shows not the picture or name that
was stored in the phone book.another than that it is a good phone
Reviewed by Rachel from UK on 6th Apr 2007
I hate this phone. I've had it for nine months now. i've not been able
to change it for financial reasons. This is a list of the things that
annoy me: 1. You can't access the phone book simply by pressing the
down button. Pressing the down button is the shortcut for the incredibly
useless "voice recorder" feature. 2. The camera is truly awful and makes
a noise even when the phone's on silent. 3. The phone is really bulky
and the sliding mechanism is stiff, even after nine months of constant
use. 4. You can't set predictive text as default, so have to select
it every time. 5. Sometimes, friends complain about "random, high pitched
noises" when I call them. 6. Sometimes I'll answer a call and not hear
the person at the other end. Don't buy it! Spend a little more and get
a nicer phone.
Reviewed by bradley from england on 15th Feb 2007
this is a great phone even if it hasent got a mp3 player or video if
u are looking 4 a light wight small mobile this the 1 for u A+++++++++++++
Reviewed by anotherKim from Canada on 28th Jan
Not durable and overpriced. This phone only lasted one year. It kept
losing reception every 5 minutes after one year.
Reviewed by Kim from Malta on 13th Aug 2006
Hi..my friend has this mob and it is totally amazing, camera is great
and the features rock..I am looking for it In Pink, could some one please
email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me where i could find (shops
in the U.K) it and possibly how much it is, Thanks.
Reviewed by Vic from England on 12th Jul 2006
Ok i've only just got this phone but I think its great. I actually sold
my nokia 6131 to get this at half the price and im so impressed. Ok
it doesnt have mp3 or video, but to be honest I dont care. Its back
to the original beautiful slim reliable phones. It does exactly what
a phone is supposed to do...and has a great camera. And the pink :)
very nice. I recommend it highly.
Reviewed by Kirsty Bremner from Scotland on 30th
I have tried to send and recieve files through infered IT DOESN'T WORK-
and i am not allowed to get it replaced my phone cost £70 upgrade and
Reviewed by Jenzing from England on 24th Jun 2006
I brought this phone in pink. I liked the colour and the price was £80
in O2. I wish I paid £20 more pounds to get Samsung E350. I am quite
upset. But I still like the phone but I would quite like a video camera
on my phone but my phone is still good. In a few months I will buy a
better phone but the samsung E630 is still a great phone despite its
lack of features!!
Reviewed by Kirsty from Scotland on 21st Jun 2006
I got this phone on sat 17th june and was verry hapy with it. it is
much better than my other phone nokia 3310-old eh??
Reviewed by Emma from England on 1st Jun 2006
This phone is cute and small, the design is marvelously curvy and easily
fits into your pocket. However it has no mp3 player ,video recording
and bluetooth but I suppose thats what you get for £70. I was going
to buy this phone but then I saw the Samsung E350 and fell in love with
that. My friend has this phone and is very dissapointed. However I love
the sexy pink colour lol!!:-) If I were you I would splash out an extra
£30 to get the E350 with a vidio recorder and mp3 player!
Reviewed by becky from cornwall on 19th May 2006
when i brought this phone i was told NO BLUTOOTH, no MP3, no VIDEO PLAYER
it dials out and it recieves calls, looks quite nice for 70 quid whats
everyone complaining about? .. if you want a phone with blutooth, mp3
and video player then buy one with blutooth, mp3 and video player and
Reviewed by lulu from England on 18th May 2006
hiya peps , i think this fone rox! it has a relli cool voice recording
function that allows u to record ur friends widout them knowing!hahahalol.it
doesnt have bluetooth, or video recorder or mp3s.but if u want all that
then y dont u just get an ipod and a digital camera? . Well i think
tha tthis is a very cute phone.the features on it r quite suprising
for such a small fone.the camera quality is amazing and the speakerfone
is as clear as a bell. wanna a great fone, look no further!
Reviewed by kay from scotland on 10th May 2006
i like my little phone. it looks good (i have the pink model), the sound
quality is great and the camera is good too. there's loads of space
for numbers and stuff plus there's little extras that the more tech
samsungs don't have. there isn't a video function and no mp3 either
but who cares? go buy an ipod or v/camera if it really bothers you!
i've had my other phone, a d500, for over 14 months and fancied a little
pink phone so i'm glad samsung decided to do the e630 in pink. i love
samsung phones and this is a great little addition to the range.
Reviewed by Jenni from Scotland on 6th May 2006
it's a good phone if your only looking to text and make calls as it
is very attractive and has a great signal, but it has very poor features
with no mp3 or video recording.
Reviewed by Tolu from Nigeria on 22nd Mar 2006
Got mine in November after a disappointing experience with my A800.
I still like the Samsung brand though. E630 seems ok but a bit overpriced
for its functions. Was not happy it didn't have MP3and Video, but its
stylish.A costly immitation of the D500. On the whole its an ok phone.
Reviewed by Lena from Thailand on 1st Mar 2006
I have had this phone for 4 months only and aleready am having big problems
with the battery. The same problem happened with my friend - he had
exactly the same model and his phone would stop charging after 2 months
of use only. It sucks!!! The quality is very poor, not only the phone
barely has any funstions, but it's also just not a very reliable. Horrible,
Reviewed by S.P from Wales on 17th Feb 2006
I have this as my spare phone and the reason for that is that it's very
reliable. Signal strength and sound quality is one of the best i've
come across and you woudn't have expected it from such a small phone.
The big memory is a bonus but unnecessary when the phone doesn't have
video or mp3. It's very easy to use and has a very large phonebook capacity.
Like i said, voice quality coming from that tiny earpiece is superb.
Battery life is very good too.
Reviewed by Verushka from south africa on 11th
I HAVE THIS PHONE SINCE DECEMBER 2005, IT IS A VERY GOOD PHONE...STYLISH
BUT STILL, I HAVE TO COMMENT THAT THE PHONE HAS REALLY POOR FEATURES...
BUT EVEN WITHOUT THE FEATURES IT IS A VERY NICE RELIABLE PHONE!
Reviewed by Diana from Romania on 20th Jan 2006
i hav it since april 2005 and it hasn't caused any problems yet . still
it's got poor features, no videocam or mp3. good camera and battery
Reviewed by Fearghál from Northern Ireland on
7th Jan 2006
I got this in agust 2005, its a nice wee phone but the features arent
great, the camera is alrite, and it dosnt even have bluetooth or mp3
ringtones or a video. If your looking for a phone just to make calls
n txt then buy it, other than that i would not advise anyone to get
Reviewed by george from bg on 22nd Dec 2005
Reviewed by Semir from Ethiopia on 1st Dec 2005
I brought last month. Its a very nice phone but its only left Blutooth
and the IrDA is Not Work Plz tell me why the IrDA is not Work ...
Reviewed by tooooooom from engaland on 30th Nov
i had dis phone in august as a prezzie 4 my birthday it looks like a
d600 which aint a bad thing but the features are poooooooo if u want
a phone 2 bad 2 say buy this 1 from the link
Reviewed by Rachid from Tunisia on 27th Oct 2005
the best fone if you look for a compact and nice looking fone.
Reviewed by Hussein from Kenya on 24th Oct 2005
I have been Using the above for the last one year and I have exprencied
this problems 1-the screen just turns white and nothing is seen.. 2-
it goes of for two days without scren, and becomes normal.. when it
goes of I can recieve calls but I can not see any of my contact lists,
names and messages 3- it gets freeze most of the time. 4- many other
problems who can help me
Reviewed by Milly from Britian on 19th Sep 2005
this fone is just tryna be tha d500 n its nowhere near as smart and
good as tha d500 any1 hu buyz this fone is a wanabe
Reviewed by Jessy from UK on 10th Sep 2005
You woudn't think so about such a small phone but this has to be one
of the most reliable phones i've ever owned. Very cute, very elegant,
great reception and sound quality. Screen is amazing although it's a
little too small. Camera is good and there's 18mb of memory to store
all your photos. Too bad there's no video. I was surprised how loud
the ringtones sound considering how small the earpiece is, very impressed.
Phonebook is also great- it allows u to store 1000 names and u can add
up to 5 different numbers for each so you're never likely to run out
of space. The builtin loudpeaker also works perfectly and it also has
a dictaphone which u can record for over 6 hours if your memory is empty
but i'm having problems transferring my saved recordings to the pc.
Neither will it let me set them as ringones which is a shame. Other
than that, this is a great value phone so if u want something small
and light than this is perfect!
Reviewed by georgi from uk on 5th Sep 2005
gd but no mp3 or video. rubbish price 4 only 1 feature - camera; which
nearly every fone has now a dayz. E350 is beta go 4 dat not dis 1 its
a con and i no sum1 whos goddit whos had it repared twice already only
Reviewed by the finn livin' in belgium
on 2nd Sep 2005
very good phone...no problems but i just cant find a way to put the pictures onto my computer :S
Reviewed by leah from uk on 26th Aug 2005
i had this phone 4 2 weeks and it went rong....it was manufactured terribly
as when i ent to send a picture message, there were no settings for
the picture messages profile......ITS RUBBISH
Reviewed by oky from romania on 19th Aug 2005
veriy good phone has nice sounds on it. I like the blitz.
Reviewed by hamid
on 15th Aug 2005
HI! My phone is giving me system error.
Reviewed by peeves
on 9th Aug 2005
very small but attractive. really good camera. i got it from my dad for b'day. really easy to use. doesnt matter whether a nokia user or not. this phone suits everyone. downside is samsung and no mmc slot.
Reviewed by siya from soouth africa on 6th Aug
Reviewed by Cameron from Malta on 2nd Aug 2005
its a very nice phone and a very slim phone it have very nice sound
and a very nice price i think that il it is like tha samsung d500.buy
Reviewed by Ken Wakari from Kenya-Karatina on
1st Aug 2005
This phone is the best. I got it a month again and its really nice.
Its also has a clear camera which you can zoom. I love this phone.
Reviewed by gordon
on 11th Jul 2005
this phone has to be one of the best i have had it has a camera infra red and heaps of other features. like its big brother the d500 it's a slide phone. i love this phone even more than my t610 recomended.
Reviewed by Leeya from England on 2nd Jul 2005
This phone is the best if your looking for small phone you should get
Reviewed by max from england on 24th Jun 2005
THIS PHONE IS THE BEST CHEAP PHONE I HAVE EVER SEEN. ALTHOUGH IT DOES
NOT HAVE A VIDEO ON IT IT STILL IS GREAT, BY LOOKING SEXY, LIGHT WEIGHT
AND SLIM. OVERALL I WOULD ADVISE EVERYONE TO GET THIS PHONE!!!
Reviewed by Shayne from England on 22nd Jun 2005
I got this phone for my birthday and i think that it is great. The ringtones
are good and the slide tones. The camera is exteremly good.It is really
small and everyone at work liked it.The only problem is the lack of
motorised slide and bluetooth.But all in all u should go for this phone.
Reviewed by lizo from zimbabaway on 2nd Jun 2005
this phone is a sexy beast,it is slim, a top quality phone, it is the
most reliable phone i have had, like a morris minor as a phone, and
it also has a not competely amazing but good enough if you just wont
a lasting phone. i recommend this phone to everyone wanting a reliable,
reliable phone,this phone is great.
Reviewed by Paul from Netherlands on 27th May
Screen is much smaller than E800, memory is 3.5mb less than E800 but
still 21mb total memory, vga camera, flash, 1000 phonebook memory, conversation
recorder, voice recorder for over 6 hours, tri-band, polyphonic melody
composer, voice-clarity, 64-voice polyphonic ringtones, infra-red, usb
connectivity, 65k colour TFT screen, solid construction...ALL this in
what has to be one of the best looking and most compact phones ever
Reviewed by Jawad Feroz from Pakistan on 25th
Phone's outlook great,its slim ,sexy atleast better than E800,but the
Camera quality is really really poor,actually worse when compared to
its predecessors,like E600 ,E700 etc, i've switched over to it from
sony ericsson k500 ,k500 has a far better camera than this. over all
a phone that is outstanding in terms of shape but disappointing in other
Reviewed by Apoorv Agrawal from India on 6th May
This phone is very very xcellent and cheap 2.its has 8x zooom buy this
phone before its 2 late.but the minus point is it does not have a video
recording this phone deserves more than 5 stars.i got it at the age
of 13 its my very first recommendation.its is better than sony ericsson
k500i and 700i but not better than d-500
Reviewed by Bhavya and Apoorv from INDIA on 3rd
This fone rocks its on the cloud nine. It has 8x zooom how much more
do you want. But the problem is it does not have a video recording.
It has MP3. Buy one before its 2 late.
Reviewed by john from liverpool on 14th Apr 2005
THIS PHONE IS LAME, THE SLIDE ON IT IS VERY POOR, IT DONT EVEN HAVE
VIDEO, POOR CAMERA, I WOULD ADVISE U NOT TO GET THIS PHONE. THE D500
IS ACE THOUGH
Reviewed by Selina from Uk on 7th Apr 2005
Its kinda like the D500 but the D500 is best on the market at the moment
but this is a close second and it doesnt break the bank neither
Reviewed by kerry from uk on 13th Mar 2005
i think this phone is ace and it is small and reliable. it is better
than my old phone Nec e616v which by the way r rubbish
Reviewed by K from England on 20th Feb 2005
Wicked phone.. greatcamers.. im one of the first people to get their
hand on it
Reviewed by Umer Amin Malik from Pakistan on 20th
A beautyful tiny black from samsung. Memory about 20 MB. During stand
by LCD does not go black, date time and service provider are visible.
Among samsung sliding phones D-500 and E-630 are outstanding.
Reviewed by Tayyab Malik from Pakistan on 18th
In Pakistan this hand set is available since four months and has gained
lot of respect. I think among E800, E810, E820 this is the beautiful
set from its apperance.I rate it best after samsung D500.