Samsung E700 Review
Review: November 2003.
For the E700, Samsung took the best features of the hugely-popular
V200 camera phone and gave them added pzazz with a new sleek look and
internal antenna. The E700 is slightly smaller than its predecessor,
and weighs in at 8g lighter. Feature-wise, not much was added. The main
additions are Java games, improved SMS and longer battery life.
To summarise the E700: sexy looks, decent camera, good display, high
quality (and loud) polyphonic ringtones, excellent reception, downloadable
Java games. The main thing missing is connectivity, which is restricted
to the infra-red modem. It's also only a dual-band phone, whereas many
in this class are triband or even quad band.
Features of the Samsung E700 include:
- Internal antenna
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels), 5x digital zoom, photo effects, multishot
- TFT LCD internal screen (65,536 colours, 128 x 160 pixels)
- External screen: 96 x 64 pixels / 256 colours
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones (30 embedded, 30 downloadable)
- Multimedia Messaging Service, EMS
- SMS (with learning T9, max. 200 storage)
- Wallpaper & screensaver
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10
- 9MB storage
- Games: 3 standard games, 2 Java games
- Infrared modem
- Phonebook (max. 1000 entries)
- Scheduler, Calendar, To do list, Clock, Worldtime, Alarm (Daily/Once/weekly),
Auto switch on (when phone is off), Currency converter, Calculator,
- Vibration alert
- Dual Band (900/1800 Mhz)
- Size: 90 X 45 X 23 mm
- Weight: 88g
- Talk time: 3 hours (standard battery)
- Standby time: 230 hours (standard battery)
Samsung E700 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Jemmo from Taiwan on 20th Jan 2004
To all out there with the Samsung V200's.... U need to Upgrade to the
E700!! Samsung has improved on the V200 and has come up with the small,
stylish, sleek lookin E700 that is packed with features the V200 didnt
hav and shuddve had. The E700 actually remembers words stored into the
dictionary so messagin is very easy and convienient. The swivel camera
on the V200 has also been removed so that the flip mechanism on the
E700 is more central makin it more secure and less..um..wobbly. thou
samsung really needs to work on the Vibracall... it shud be able to
vibrate AND ring at the same time dont u think?!...i mean, thats like
a pretty basic feature on all fones isnt it? The "Inenna" is a really
smart move by Samsung, Ive always hated the antenna on most sam's...
esp the V200 one, which, for some reason looks extra long!.. The E700
also supports JAVA (not supported on the V200)which means u get better
games. One disadvantage of E700s over V200s is that Samsung has not
yet released a data transfer cable for the E700 which makes downloading
and tranfering pics more of a hassle. So yea, the E700 has so many cool
feaures that the negatives bout the fone can be easily overlooked! trust
me on this. E700 ALL THE WAY!!
Reviewed by Shah from Chigwell, Essex on 17th
Me and my best friend went into carphone warehouse to hand in my Nokia
7250i and Sony Ericsson T610 for software upgrades, while we were waiting
to be served I saw that all of the Samsung phones were out on display
for demonstration. I checked out the all of them but the E700 took my
breath away with its camera quality (not even my 7250i and T610 can
ever match) and features. I handed both my phones for upgrade, I went
to the sales desk and asked how many Samsung E700 and Sony Ericsson
Z600 they had in stock... they told me that Sony Ericsson was having
problems with distribution, but there is only 2 units of the E700 left
in stock (not in that particular store but another one about 20 minutes
walk away). Not letting my friend know my intention (told him we were
going to PC World) we headed towards the other store and waited in the
queue.I went over to the desk and asked what was in stock and wasn't
than I immediately brought the E700 offline for £350. I was even told
its one of the most sought after phones at the moment! I really wanted
the Sony Ericsson Z600 at first, but now I don't really want it as all
of its features are same as the T610. There are some missing features
but i can live without them...overall its a great phone.
Reviewed by Jasmine from UK on 16th Jan 2004
Samsung E700 is absolutely stunning and has everything you need in a
mobile phone. OK it has a few dissapointments i.e no blue-tooth and
it's only a dual-band. But unless you don't have a nifty little digital
camera to upload images to your 'puter or live in America these features
don't matter all that much. I love the fact that you can have photos
of your loved ones and their always on hand for you to gaze at while
on holiday or whatever but getting them onto your computer is not a
big deal. Thats what digi cameras are for. This is a phone, for communicating,
thats its primary concern. Aside from that, the phone has cute games,
fantastic ringtones which sound amazing, and the photo quality is perfect.
I have found texting to be a simple and easy task and very well laid
out, including the menu's and text. For those people who think having
a phone capable of having video clips is essential, then opt for the
new motorola V600, which might i add, is quad-band, but theres no way
i am swapping my phone for anything, i am bonded for life... Trust me
you won't be sorry if you buy this phone... One other thing... to give
this phone any less that 'outstanding' is just being fussy. Samsung
E700 is outstanding in my eyes.
Reviewed by NinaPoots from UK on 16th Jan 2004
Just got the E-700 today and it seems brilliant and easy to use once
you get the hang of the menus. BUT, can anyone tell me if there is a
way to take off/silence the annoying "ding ding ding ding" when you
send a message or change a setting? Thanks!
Reviewed by LIGHTSPEED from UK on 16th Jan 2004
At present, probably the best looking phone around, however, Samsung
have made a few errors when it comes to the phones features. Firstly,
as many people have already said, there is no picture phonebook. Secondly,
the ring tones are good quality but none of them are discrete (you are
certainly going to get some funny looks if you are in a public place).
Finally, there is no bluetooth and in my opinion these 3 features are
a must on any phone these day's. On the plus side the phone looks the
part, has a great quality camera (with many alternate modes), relatively
easy to navigate through the menus, good sound quality and the ability
to download games and ringtones. If you want to look cool but this phone
but if you thrive off the actually technolgy of modern phones this one
may leave you disapointed. The best way to describe this phone is to
say it's like a Ferrari with a 2L engine!
Reviewed by Anne from Finland on 15th Jan 2004
Hello! Samsung E700 looks great. But what about the battery? I have
read that it doesn't last as long as they promise (200 hours or something).
Has anyone opinions about the battery?
Reviewed by Gerry from Lincoln on 14th Jan 2004
Fantastic phone but the GX20 has the edge on it.
Reviewed by ROB from Engalnd on 14th Jan 2004
Only just got the phone, however, i'm someone that bases an opinion
on first impressions. The phone looks and feels great, probably the
best looking phone on the market at the moment. Having searched around
for a decent handset for sometime now, this phone grabbed me the moment
i picked it up and visually its not let me down. The features on the
phone are quite basic when comparing it to other handsets on, however,
after purchasing my previous phone on the basis of what it does rather
than its appearance, and then never using any of this stuff i decided
to go back to buying something for how cool it looks. The e700 certainly
doesn't let you down in this department, but if you are someone who
uses the camera a lot, video messages and bluetooth perhaps this one
isn't for you. Looks fantastic, simple enough to use but could have
more in terms of features.
Reviewed by j pick from scotland on 12th Jan 2004
can any 1 help me, i got the e700 on tmobile , got it unlocked, put
my o2 sim in, all works ok except sending pictures or tones,o2 sent
me all the things i needed on a text message and then told me to wait
48hrs. i still cant send ? .... i just get a message saying cannot connect
Reviewed by beckie from england on 12th Jan 2004
i fink dis fones absolutley amazin!!best fone ive had!!!had t100 before
and, what acn i say??/beats it by a mile!!
Reviewed by Jim from Wales on 12th Jan 2004
This phone is an ample buy
Reviewed by Ed from UK on 12th Jan 2004
This phone looks fantastic and is fantastic. I got it as an upgrade
for my old Motorola V60i. The screen display is clear and easy to read
and the menu is quite simple once you get used to it. The camera quality
is fantastic. It is so much better than what ive seen taken by the sharp
phones and other camera phones on the market. The internal antenna makes
the phone alot less breakable in your pocket and also adds an element
of class to the way the phone looks!! I really would recommend this
phone to anyone!
Reviewed by Mark from England on 12th Jan 2004
Well what can i say? This phone is brilliant. The camera quality is
amazing, the phone sounds great and the way u can use the outer display
as a view finder is fantastic. The phone is small, sleak and stylish.
My friend has got the Sharp GX20 and it is so big and the camera is
no better so i think this is the best phone around.
Reviewed by robert from china on 11th Jan 2004
i haven't gt it yet bt it looks totally booshank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 10th Jan 2004
Without doubt the best mobile phone that I have ever owned. Stylish
and works perfectly. I may even give my E700 to my wife and get one
of the latest Samsung E710 phones with video capability and flashlight.
I believe that these are only available at present through Vodafone
stores. Anyway, I have no hesitation in giving this phone 5 stars!!
Reviewed by Stevie O from england on 10th Jan
What a cute little phone. The ringtone quality is brilliant, the camera
is good quality, the games are disant. When i take pictures though i
seem to get an annoying black dot on each picture i take, anyone know
how to get rid of it?
Reviewed by VaLeNtInO from AuStRaLia on 10th Jan
this foen is THE BEST!!!............it has features that a normal color
picture fone has and evn more .....this fone is fun to use and play
with and it isnt that big at all the lcd screehn from the outside is
a smart idea from samsung i gota hand it to them ...................
THIS FONE ROCKS!!!!
Reviewed by stefan from Romania on 10th Jan 2004
PROBLEM: my e700's flip mechanism seems weak specialy at its maximum
opening angle. For example if the phone is open and u shake it just
a little bit the upper shell moves pretty bad, shouldn't it be a little
bit more still? This gives me headaches knowing that i paid a lot of
money for this my e700; Is it not profitable too change it with a P400?
Please help... email@example.com - cheers
Reviewed by sam from london on 9th Jan 2004
THIS PHONE IS WICKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Richard Hunt from England on 7th Jan
This phone is probably the best phone on the market (except for the
Sharp GX20). However, I work in a mobile phone shop and we have had
many phones returned as the clip which keeps the battery on keeps on
braking so be careful
Reviewed by Vickie from Malaysia on 7th Jan 2004
I got this phone in Malaysia for almost a week now and was surprised
to find out that the E700A is the Asian / European model that supports
Chinese text but lacks picture phone book and camera flash that is available
on the E715 model (US market). Though all other features remain the
same, it is terrible for E700 not to have the picture phonebook as it
is almost a MUST HAVE for a camera phone. Instead, you get to assign
silly looking images as picture / caller id. Not impressed with Samsung's
planning in this matter. But apart from the above, the phone is an excellent
compact sized phone & camera that sits well in any pockets.
Reviewed by Anya from UK on 7th Jan 2004
Not really reviewing....just enquiring. How many messages does it hold?
I had the T100 that only held 10. Last weekend i got the Panasonic X70
on contract and it's *! Don't get it! It's going back this weekend!
Reviewed by Massimo from Australia on 7th Jan
Great phone, great camera. 2 When you take a 9 shot (multishot) can
it be used as an animation for your wallpaper. Can a picture be added
and shown when someone calls, caller ID with pic
Reviewed by koka from UK on 6th Jan 2004
I have been using Samsung E700 for a week now. The sleek, slim , 85
gm handset has a lot to recommend it. Like WAP, color screen and many
godies. It sleek, slim and even glows in the dark. But the voice quality
leaves a lot to be desired. You have to hold the handset carefully if
you want the other giu to hear you and vice versa. On the whole OK,
but could do with some improvemt. After all a phone is basicaly for
talking, forget about Java and XHTML Well not bad but it is seriously
lacking in battery! also no picture phonebook! How bad is that when
its supposed to be a camera phone! Instead you have these faces which
you have to use as ur picture thats sooo dumb
Reviewed by Paul from Thailand on 6th Jan 2004
E700 is very stylish, high-ends cell phone. I have been using it for
about 4 days. Anyways, I'm feeling cool with it. Camara is one of the
pros of this phone. Try it! So nice....
Reviewed by John from Usa on 6th Jan 2004
Its very boing SET NEVER EVER BUY THIS SET THE CAMERA"S RESULT IS ALSO
VERY POOR THE FLAP IS ALSO NOT SO GOOD. Its BETTER U BUY THE NEW NOKIA
Reviewed by Tara from UK on 5th Jan 2004
this fone is bllody amazing the graphics and built in camera are absolutly
chocca block i recomend everyone to get one thank u very much love taraxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Reviewed by David from Wales on 4th Jan 2004
The phone is good. Fantastic Picture quality from the camera. Excellent
ringtones. For those who don't realise it the phone does work fine via
infra-red and allow you to transfer images, ringtones, phonebooks, messages
etc. But not games and apps. Now to the not so good features...the phone
is not bluetooth compatible, you cannot send media via infrared, you
cannot assign ringtones you have downloaded/transferred to caller groups/individuals,
you cannot assign photographs to individuals just cheesy images that
come on the phone, the phone does not support voice activation/dialling,
you have to put up with the cheesy message sounds, and cannot assign
others, and lastly (I think), there is no easy way to backup your phonebook.
There is an option to send all via infrared (which doesn't work), and
there is an option in EasyStudio, which again doesn't work. Aside from
all my whinging, the phone works fine...I can make calls and send SMS's!
Reviewed by Scott from Uk on 3rd Jan 2004
Great looking phone with very nice camera BUT!!! and this is a very
big but. Battery only lasts about 2days, can't have anything but preset
ringtones for text messages, can't make the phone vibrate and ring unless
it's a "special vibrating ringtone" , no gprs data counter, and it makes
stupid noises all the time, e.g when you delete a text message, and
these can not be switched off, you have to have a greating message otherwise
it defaults to "samsung" when you turn it on, also the outside colour
screen is pretty useless as it switches of after 20 seconds so you have
to open the phone to check for text messages/misssed calls, as i've
missed a few due to not being able to make it vibrate and ring in noisy
places. But if none of this annoys you it's a great phone, but i think
i'll be terminating my contract shortly. If anyone knows how to correct
any of this please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Emma from UK on 2nd Jan 2004
This fone is absolutely amazing, so cute n stylish but also works so
well. It gets great signal, has v loud ringtones n has masses of memory
- can hold over 1000 numbers in phonebook n 200 texts. Can't fault it
at all, wy wud ya need bluetooth with this phone, it looks amazin so
show it off and hey jus to make it even better than all its competitors
- the camera is actually amazin.Go buy it n enjoy it. Its great!!
Reviewed by Calv from UK on 2nd Jan 2004
I think this phone is great.. but I can't get hold of it until middle
february, is it worth the wait?
Reviewed by roni sahul from london, uk on 1st
This is not really a review... but pls could someone tell me.. shud
i get the nokia 6600 or the samsung E700? Pls help!! i wanna get a new
fone next week but dunno which 1 to get. Thanks
Reviewed by doggy fizzle teleyvizzle (alex ma) from uk
on 31st Dec 2003
da fone is amazing everything is just total perfection and the screen
is amazing with amazing colours.though it would be better with bluetooth.
PS> I HAVE'NT GOT THIS FONE BY THE WAY I'M JUST MESSING ABOUT
Reviewed by Sammy Lou from UK on 30th Dec 2003
Well im not actually reviewing this fone,just kinda enquiring to which
is better...Samung e700 or the panasonic X70,there are more better reviews4this
one but phones4u told me the panasonic is better but i dont want it
on orange or vodaphone as im a total O2 fan2be honest.Please gimme your
Reviewed by James from UK on 29th Dec 2003
From the outside the phone looks great, but as soon as you open it and
see those flat buttons and horrible shape its not what you want to see
inside a phone. The software seems ok but sometimes crashes when playing
games and sending messages. Another bad point is sending MMS to other
networks. Each time i try (even to the same phone on different network)
i receive error messages saying message failed and incompatiable phone.
Camera is great quality but I have to say that having seen that of the
GX20 (Sharp), the quality isn't as good. External viewfinder for camera
when taking a picture of yourself isn't really good quality and is slow
in updating the screen. If you are considering buying this phone then
I would recommend that you check out the Sharp GX20 aswell and see which
one you prefer. Personally I now prefer the Sharp GX20 which has loads
ore features, is more reliable and has better quality pictures, including
a flash (which doubles up as a torch) which takes great pi ctures in
the dark and low light situations - really bright light considering
its only small. Overall the E700 is a good phone but i think the Sharo
GX20 is better.
Reviewed by Kalle from Sweden on 29th Dec 2003
BY THE WAY, to get the phone on your laptop, you need to buy an accesory,
it is a computer cabel which you attach to the bottom of the phone and
then to your computer. Myself I am getting this phone tomorrow, but
I have already tried it from a friend and the camera is superb, it has
a very powerful zoom. Plus, it has multishot, which is almost like a
videocamera, except you capture shorter moments. Everything a camera
needs. Plus some very neat effects like making it look like a sketch...
Impressive!!! Otherwise, the talk time is average, it is mainly built
for young people who don't travel everywhere... It is not for buisness
men, cause the talk time is too short... Otherwise it is a very good
and it is the ultimate camera phone!!!
Reviewed by Charlotte from United Kingdom on 28th
After a great deal of looking through many phone shops I finally found
the right phone for me! I've ordered the phone online but wondered about
transferring pictures from phone to PC. Does the phone come with a data
cable or do you have to buy it separately? I read somewhere about the
infrared connection but that you couldnt send the pictures via it? Would
appreciate feedback! Thanks!
Reviewed by Sammy from England on 28th Dec 2003
Got this phone for crimbo and was extatic.havnt put it down since.The
pics are outstanding,the ringtones are loud and theres a type of game
for everyone.the only complaint i have is the battery dosnt last long
for people who are never off there mobile and the flip seems very fragile.
Reviewed by Malc from Malaysia on 28th Dec 2003
I am still in dilema, i wnat to buy a handphone but have to choose between
Nokia 6600 and samsung E700. From the articles published here, i got
to know that with E700, we are not able to set a personal picture to
his/her number right? but just wonder if NOkia 6600 can do so?
Reviewed by Helen from UK (Stevenage!!) on 27th
Hey, im looking to buy a phone and i think the samsung e700 is great!!!
but i have one problem, i cant find this phone on pay as you go anywhere!!!
i have been looking everywhere for it, can anyone tell me if they know
of a place i can get it?
Reviewed by Kate from UK on 27th Dec 2003
I have just got my samsung e700 and it really is great!!! i love the
slim and cute size and the photo quality is excellent! i love the fact
also that you can take a photo of yourself. the bowling game is so much
fun and the choices you have for the photos are amazing! the only criticism
i have is that it is not tri-band!! its a shame for such a high tech
phone, but the fantastic size and features make up for it!
Reviewed by Helen from U.K on 26th Dec 2003
Hey, im wanting to buy a new phone and i think this one is great!!!
but i have one problem, i cant find it on pay as you go any where!!!!
can anyone tell me if they know where i can get it from? cheers x
Reviewed by Kate from England, London on 26th
I wasn't sure whether to get this phone, the samsung e700, or the nokia
7250i, but boy, am i glad i got the samsung!! it is sooo cute n tiny,
and im proud to take it out my bag. the photo quality is so clear. the
only critisims i have is u cant send the best quality photos and it
doesnt have a radio. but the other fantastic features make up for this
Reviewed by Gareth from Wales on 18th Dec 2003
Well, at present, i've had this phone por just a few days, but as far
as i cam tell, it's damn amazing! The camera is quite sharp, and everything
else like the ringtomes and internal screen are amazing. The only problems
i have had with this phone is that when using the external screen to
capture photos, the screen goes odd colours and doesn't really give
a good picture. The only other thing is when i try and connect this
phone to my PC i can't connect it with the cable any way i try. I do
know a lot about PCs and still i cannot get it to work. Probably just
the software but i dunno. the only piece of information your really
gonna need is that you NEED this phone, it is very amazing, and except
for the little things, this phone kicks every other phones on the markets
Reviewed by David from UK on 18th Dec 2003
Having read many reviews I ordered this mob a few days ago and shud
arrive in time for crimbo and it looks proper bo. Only one thing that
im worried bout, is it possible to get a PC link so i can put pics on
my Pc without hvin 2 txt/email em. Does it come included with it, or
do i have to buy it seperately, plz reply, thnx! :)
Reviewed by The Guru from UK on 18th Dec 2003
Well not bad but it is seriously lacking in battery! also no picture
phonebook! How bad is that when its supposed to be a camera phone! Instead
you have these faces which you have to use as ur picture thats sooo
Reviewed by Legs from uk on 18th Dec 2003
Had the phone a couple of weeks now - just brilliant. Previous phone
was Motorola T720 and the usual Nokias. This is so much better and far
more stylish - the first thing everyone says is 'where's the aerial'.
Ringtones were a real issue with the T720 - far too quiet I was missing
calls all the time when in my pocket. On the E700 however they are so
LOUD I havent missed a call. The menu set up is easy to learn and the
display is really excellent. Having a camera in this size of phone is
a really neat touch - but dont expect any David Bailey like results
- good for a laugh only!! Available free on contract if you shop around
in the UK Top dollar
Reviewed by Andy from UK on 18th Dec 2003
BLOODY BRILLIANT PHONE!!!!!
Reviewed by Kaveed from England on 16th Dec 2003
Ths is te best phone i have ever come accros, its perfect, the screen
onte formt is a grat idea with picture viweing and also the general
features of it!!!!! Top Phone
Reviewed by Aktar from UK on 15th Dec 2003
I've been tracking this phone over a month and i still cant get this
phone, I am realy loosing my patient with samsung who cant go round
and meet all the demands. It is a good phone but smasung are really
making me angry cus its out of stock everywhere. somebody help!!!!!
Reviewed by Kevin Holyoake from United Kingsom on
15th Dec 2003
This phone is great, the best ive ever had!. the only problem i have,
is that when i put the phone on quiet,and i turn the phone off, and
put it on again, it automatically goes back to the loud setting, and
turns itself off quiet. does anyone else find this to happen
Reviewed by mat from england on 15th Dec 2003
Simply the best, better than all the rest. If you are looking for a
top quality camera phone with fancy ringtones and one that looks a million
dollars, look no further. Samsung should be proud of this baby, it put's
it's rivals to shame. Buy it today!
Reviewed by mervinenus from SINGAPORE on 12th
THAt was d greatest phone i ever saw.... at d begining, i quite lyk
D V200 Series but i waited.N know wat it actually let me found out Tis
owesome Great dashing Lokin phone . even day n night i am waiting 4
its arrival 2 singapore. hope it will luanch soon....
Reviewed by suEzad from malaysia on 11th Dec 2003
i bought mine 'bout a month ago. when my husband told me bout this phone
i was really excited and cant wait to get it. it's like a dream come
true and thats why i'm not hesitate to spend on it. at first i'm a bit
disappointed when i can't transfer my photo to my laptop. thank goodness
my husband found a software (free) from the net and get it done. luv
my husband luv the phone hehehhe.. he also found software that can convert
mp3 file to mmf (polyphonic sound format for e700) and upload it to
my e700 at no cost! the reception signal is also good. so is its battery.
drawbacks: 1. no memory card. thus cant have extended memory (compare
to Nokia 6600 that can extended to 256kb!) 2. no realplayer. can't play/take
video. no mp3. (Nokia 6600 have all this and even can play a movie,
well of course if the battery can last.. ) 3. cant attach thumbnail
picture to phonebook. (Nokia 6600 - Yes) 4. i'm hoping that the front
screen have others picture. i mean beside the default "time" and "polka
dot". anyone know how to change it at least to the satelite photo like
the model show in this page? pls contact me at email@example.com overall
i'm giving this e700 5 stars for its look and 4 stars for its features.
for nokia 6600 i'm giving 3 stars for its look and 6 (extra 1) for its
function. extra 1 stars after upgrading the phone with availabe PC Suite
Reviewed by Sean Harrison from England on 11th
I havent got mine yet but reading thje reviews oh it sounds proper bo!
Reviewed by Neil from Scotland on 10th Dec 2003
In short, this is an excellent phone. I am speaking to the person sitting
in front of their computer who can't decide which phone to buy, pondering
over nokias and ericssons but can't make up their mind. Your troubles
end here. This phone has it all. Flip up the clamshell with integrated
camera and take up to 15 consecutive photos, with just one click. Self
portrait, poly ringtones, and a great display with two colour screens
are all on the menu. Dont hesitate. I am watching you.
Reviewed by Lewis from England on 10th Dec 2003
The phone is the same as all samsungs and its very basic. but i have
to say the camera is spot on i got the phone on the 9th and i sent it
back the same day i was realy excited on getting it and i realy felt
realy let down after getting it. if you haven't had a samsung yet its
a great phone. if you have already got 1 i advise you don't bother trying
its the same as any other samsung.
Reviewed by WENDY LOTT from England on 10th Dec
Could someone out there please answer this query? If I bought my phone
on a T Mobile network, can I change the network by inserting another
sim card from another network. Would I need to get the phone unlocked?
Reviewed by KaBoom from UK on 10th Dec 2003
This phone is superb! Need I say anymore? bye bye Nokia phone and poor
Nokia customer services! There is no, discreet profile mode on this,
so you can have it on vibrare or completey silent but the phone will
not beep when you have a call! has anyone got around this as I am not
keen on the vibra function.
Reviewed by -alikat- from - on 9th Dec 2003
This is a superb phone, it looks and feels fantastic. I've just upgraded
from the Samsung V200 and it seems that many of the problems on that
model have been sorted out. They've got rid of the annoying ariel, the
rotating camera has been incorporated into the design, the flip mechanism
is in the middle of the phone so the lid doesn't wobble and feel loose.
Text messaging at last is no longer a nightmare, the T9 dictionary has
the option to add words and the capital at the beginning of the message
has been sorted. Another nice improvement is the ability to delete all
text message in one go rather than individually. The menu design is
far better looking. No problems with reception that I've had so far.
Only one potential issue I can think of so far will be battery life
- the V200 was terrible, I had to charge mine every day and even a 10
minute conversation could put it down to 2 bars out of 3, so we'll have
to see how this fairs. There's only 1 battery provided this tim e, so
it looks like Samsung are more optimistic. Other things that would have
been nice are Bluetooth and tri-band for the US, but hey no phone is
Reviewed by lee from uk on 9th Dec 2003
COULD ANY 1 HELP ME I AM GETTING THIS PHONE ON SIM FREE AND PUTTING
MY T-MOBILE IN IT BUT MY PHONE I GOT NOW CAN ONLY HOLD UP 2 10 TXT AND
THE SAMSUNG E700 CAN HOLD 200 SO BECAUSE MY PHONE I GOT NOW CAN ONLY
HOLD TEN WOULD THIS AFFECT IT ON THE E700 EMAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by -=MiXe=- from Australia on 8th Dec
This is not a review, just asking all u guys sum stuff..i am looking
to buy a new camera phone, first i was gonna buy the z600, but friends
recommend the e700 it looks all good, but is there anything wrong with
it that you could inform me about. Like i herd it has trouble sending
picture messages, and you cant choose a number from ur contacts list
when sending a sms...u need 2 write the number down manually...are these
true or are they just bad lies...sum1 say sumfing usefull plz.....HELP
Reviewed by jamie from england on 7th Dec 2003
i had my phone for a week and then i had it in my pocket, the next time
i looked at it the screen was black??? it totally messed up my screen!
the build quality is * but it looks good. I dont recomend this phone
for people who actually need to do work and have their phone in their
pocket! other than that tho the phone is all right.
Reviewed by T Brown from UK on 5th Dec 2003
For those wishing to download photos to their PC's with the E700 here
is some advice:- I believe the following software
and adapter allows use of the Infra Red of the E700 to be used for downloading
photos to your PC and also uploading of ringtones/screensavers etc to
your E700. You will need the update for E700 which can be found under
the downloads section. The MA-620 USB Infrared Adapter is available
for around £29.95 at online shops or try Ebay to get it even cheaper.
I am still waiting for my E700 to be delivered, but if this software
and adapter does what it says on the tin, then we don't need to wait
for Samsung to bring out a data cable! Let me know if it does work at
Reviewed by Tristan from UK on 5th Dec 2003
I have had this phone for about 2 weeks now and I am really pleased
with it. The ring tones are nice and loud. The camera is very good quality
and works very well in low light. I have managed to store about 220
pictures so I am well happy with the memory on it. The phone itself
is very stylish and looks well. I love the coloured outside screen.
On the negative side - I cant get the phonebook to select just the SIM
or the phone memory so I end up with double entries if I keep contacts
on both the SIM and the Phone memory. I have found that I can only send
Business cards over IR and not SMS which means I have to write down
a phone number in my phonebook then write an SMS with it. I thought
the phone would have had voice dialling but sadly it doesn’t although
it does have speed dials which are handy. The last small problem I have
is I can’t get the phone to ring and vibrate it either rings or
vibrates then rings it won’t do both! Overall this as an excellent
phone and I am very happy with it and would recommend it to anybody.
Reviewed by mmmmm? (Dolly) from - on 5th Dec 2003
Wow! I'm not a technical girl and I don't really understand the whole
pixel thing but this fone is so stylish...who said black's the only
colour that goes with everything! This fone is purely amazing and this
is only because I played with it for three hours when I first got it
and I'm still discovering things. I've had a camera fones before but
neva has it fit in my new Gucci hambag so well!
Reviewed by faith from england on 5th Dec 2003
wots bluetooth n tri band? tell me bout the games on there please and
can i download ova gameS? WRITE BAK ERE PLZ N TELL ME!
Reviewed by claire from new york on 5th Dec 2003
i am finkin of buyin dis fone nxt week. do u fink it is worth it? i
am buyin it 4 £330 4rm 02!! i ave read da reviews it sounds gd but it
aint got bluetooth n tri band. (wots dat?) how many messages can i store
on da inbox n outbox??????????????????????? please tell me. write bak
2 dis site please n TELL ME!!!!!!! PPPPLLLLEEEAAAAAASEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
ps can i send da pics onto my comp n print em out? tell me mre bout
da games on it plz!
Reviewed by Tank from UK on 3rd Dec 2003
I love this phone. I am hooked. I spent 2 days choosing betwwen this
and the Sony Ericsson Z600 and finally chose this...on looks! :) But
I just wanted to know how do I get my photos from the phone to a laptop
( My laptop has an infra port). Could anyone please guide me on this?
Someone told me that it cant be done. I dont think thats true, coz the
Samsung E700 fan club has loads of pics taken from the E700. email@example.com
Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 2nd Dec 2003
Used to have Nokia since I was brainwashed by the media and NOW I HATE
Nokia ever since I found out about all the technologies I've been missing
out on!! Don't be stuck in the world of Nokia and try this Samsung E
700! You will be blown away with all the crazy features that I never
got to experience on my Nokia 7250i! Now my 7250i feels like total waste
of money! Can't believe I've been taking photos with 4096 color display
and listening to horrible polyphonic ringtones that are like 4 poly!
Compared to 40 poly of E 700! That's like 10 times more sound quality!Just
too much features to tell here. Visit the official website and take
a close look :) I'll just mention some of the features.. 500 photo storage
60 40-polyphonic ringtone storage 9mb of other things storage (JAVA
games applications etc) Night mode, Zoom mode, Self portrait mode where
you use the exterior color screen to view yourself before shooting (Unlike
the cheap reflecting mirror that doesn't even help on Sharp and Panasonic)
creative mode (Add frames like sticker photos! Turn your photo into
a pencil sketch horror photos etc etc) These are some of the features
you get with the phone cheaper than Nokia 7250i! It's just an upgrade
version of other camera phones out there that costs cheaper! The photo
quality is amazing and the best polyphonic sound quality ever!
Reviewed by -pva- from UK on 2nd Dec 2003
This is my second review of the e700, after a month of ownership. Things
I (still) like: + Size - Very small, yet still a good sized keypad.
+ Style - Still nothing better looking in the UK. + Signal strength
(someone reported poor signal - I say get it checked out, because mine
is as good as my Nokia 6310i) + Picture quality - 640x480 is best available.
Unfortunately, though, the MMS system does not allow messages over 30k
to be sent, so the better images can't be e-mailed to your computer
or shared with other e700 users. + Ringer volume - very loud + One-press
menu shortcut keys for ringtone access, SMS write, calendar and picture
mode. + Number plus "#" recall of phonebook numbers (eg. 2# = "Mum"
or whatever). + One press mute for meetings, etc. (press and hold '#')
+ Strong vibrate function, for silent use + WAP 2.0 - great presentation
of WAP content Things I would have liked it to have had... + Voice dialling
- useful (and safe) in the car + Bluetooth - to access its modem from
PDA / Laptop + Tri-Band - for use in the US (even so, dual band is sufficient
for all European countries, so only a small gripe). + Data cable and
software for transferring pictures and data between it and PC. + Spare
battery, perhaps... Overall, I am very happy with the unit. The only
problem I have had is that a couple of times, when sending MMS from
Vodafone to T-Mobile, I've had to turn the 'phone off and on to successfully
send the message. People continue to remark on the 'phone (and most
recognise it from the UK TV ads, now). I continue to be amused and amazed
by its capabilities. I have even played a couple of the games (Bowling
and "Go Hamster"), because they are worth playing on the decent colour
screen. I still only give it 4 stars, due to my original criticisms,
but what a tool! I should add, as a qualifying comment, that this is
my first camera-phone, so I cannot compare it to other camera-phones.
Reviewed by Ray from England on 1st Dec 2003
The phone looks great and sounds good but i have just given my v200
to my wife and i am now regretting it, the reason is that i could send
ringtones and pictures to my v200 with the data cable but the software
and cable do not work with my e700 (help) i have tried samsungs website
and there are no data cables or software available for this phone at
this time and this also means that the pictures you take cant be sent
to the computer.The other thing is the games you download from the samsung
fun club are very basic and you can`t buy top titles that are compatible
with the phone. If anyone can help me restore my faith in samsung please
contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. please please please.
Reviewed by Grant from UK on 29th Nov 2003
I have owned this phone for one month now and it's brilliant - as simple
as that. Nokia should be very worried as this is far better than their
Reviewed by Ben from England on 29th Nov 2003
I have had this phone for couple of weeks now and have finally been
tempted away from Nokia phones. I cannot fault the phone in any area
exept (and I dont know if its just me?) but I dont seem to be able to
get a very good signal most of the time? My girlfriend has a 7210 which
is also on a Vodafone network but she always has a stronger signal?
Is it just me or has anyone else experienced this? Great phone other
than that :)
Reviewed by Kayleigh from kent on 28th Nov 2003
this fone is just the best...camera is brill...looks cool...colours
r gud....everything is just the best....u gotta get it m8!
Reviewed by steve from uk on 25th Nov 2003
not a review, but which is better, the samsung e700 or GX20, overall?
Reviewed by t2theo from england on 24th Nov 2003
1 word.... ***WOW!!!*** This fone kicks sum serious ass man, its f'ing
awsome i totally recomend it to any1 who is looking for a new camera
fone, -best on the market...E700!!!!! -Get one!!!
Reviewed by Daniel Edwards from United Kingdom on
23rd Nov 2003
PERFECT PHONE IN EVERY WAY!! could you please send me an e-mail if you
think i should wait for this or just buy the new Nokia 3310? my e-mail
is: Mastermind700@hotmail.com thank you! dont worry how old this review
is, tell me what you think of the new nokia 3310.
Reviewed by peter from UK on 22nd Nov 2003
why waste ur money on this wen the sharp gx20 is out? sur e it costs
more but if ur gonna buy a decent camera phone u mite aswell get the
best one - jeez!
Reviewed by Richard from Spain on 20th Nov 2003
I am the world's worse for swapping my phones! I´ve had them all, sagem,
nokia, samsung, sonyericsson, alcatel, motorolla, sharp etc and they
never impress me for all that long. However, this phone is the dog´s
bits. It is well finished (compared to Nokias) hangs onto signal like
a limpet (unlike SonyEricsson) and is very easy to use. I love this
phone, but as one other reviewer said, it would be nice with bluetooth.
On the other hand, why would you want to hide this little puppy away????
Reviewed by Matty from England (Liverpool) on
18th Nov 2003
This isnt a review more a peice of advice. I noticed in some of the
other review ppl said that they couldnt get the e700 on pay as you go
and that they were buying it on sim free in excess of £300. Well in
the link they sell it on Orange pay as you go for £249.99. Or visit
http://www.orange.co.uk. P.S I am gettin this phone cos it beats the
living c##p out of all the other phones currently on the market!
Reviewed by megan from uk on 15th Nov 2003
ive just got this phone n its wicked. camera picture quality is amazing,
the only fault is i dnt like the colour schemes on the phone cos they
r dark n mingin but hey. the phone is great soooooooooo much better
then the samsung t100, im in love!
Reviewed by Samatha from England on 14th Nov 2003
ohmigod!how lucky am i!my mum came in my room lst nite and gave me the
samsung E700 4 an early crimbo present!it is amazing id cn it on the
adverts and thought it was amazing!my mum payed £305.00 cus it was simfree
then £10.00 4 a virgin sim with £5 off calls!its great if ur a teenager
lik me u sud ask 4 it 4 crimbo!!it the best quality fone around and
bcus its a flip fone cute and as a betta picture camera than the nokias
bcus the screen is tiny! the games are ok but id prefer snake!the fone
book is mint there is a group u can put each person under but u cant
put a picture by their number!!there is 9mb 2 store messages an fotos(tats
loads) overall the fone is worth every penny luv sam xxx
Reviewed by Haroon from England (london) on 14th
Hey james.. u couldn't find this magnificient telephone on "pay as you
go". Well I cant give you the pelasant news that it is available. Try
writing "Samsung E700" at yahoo and search only for british sites..
many net sites will offer you the phone SIM FREE. The other option is
to get it from telephone shops in Southall.. also SIM FREE. The price
is approx £300. Do not delay.. this telephone is damn good. Samsung
10- Nokia 1 !!
Reviewed by seann from uk on 14th Nov 2003
i went to my local carphone wearhouse to see what this phone acctually
looked like after i saw an advert for it when i looked at it i had to
have it there and then im used to the motorola phones but they seem
to be getting worse over the years but now i am totally hooked on this
Reviewed by Greg from US on 13th Nov 2003
You crazy Brits! :) Anyways, here's an answer to the lad's statement
of having to leave the phone powered on for the alarm function to work:
*** To have alarm ring when the phone is off, press menu 5, 5, (Menu,
Organizer, Alarm). Then enable Auto power. See ya!
Reviewed by Ian from u.k. on 12th Nov 2003
Ive always been a big fan of Nokia phones as they always had ease of
use as a priority, been waiting for the 6600 for 2 months now (was using
a Nokia 7210 for last year, happily i may add.) popped along to local
Phones4u shop to see if the 6600 was released yet and WOW....Saw this
little baby on the shelf, had a demo and was blown away! Got it thewre
and then! The picture quality is brilliant (much better than the standard
4096 colour Nokia screen! poly ringtones far louder than the Nokia,
great phone all round, although still a bit more difficult to navigate
than the Nokias!!!!A wonderful phone, thoroughly recommended. (far superior
than the Panasonic x70, as i was told by the 3 shop assistants!)
Reviewed by Da Tyrant from England (Birmingham) on
12th Nov 2003
This phone kicks ass. The screen is awesome and the photo quality is
the stuff. Don't delay kick some ass today
Reviewed by james from england on 11th Nov 2003
this phoone is great,the games are cool, the colour is wicked and the
camara is so styleish.I going to buy it in a month or to but the bad
thing is i cant find it on pay as you go and dats really anoying!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by -pva- from UK on 10th Nov 2003
I was looking for a smart, compact camera phone and found it in the
E700. With the internal antenna you have a very compact unit indeed.
Battery life is about what I would expect - I charge it once there is
a single bar showing (there are only three bars) and to get to this
point is around 2-2.5 days. Realistically, I think it would last four
days from fully-charged to flat. Looks-wise, it's unbeatable (there's
a new clamshell Nokia coming that runs it close but for now it's just
the coolest looking mobile available, in my opinion). The call quality
is very good and it hangs onto a signal better than many phones I have
owned. Features are plentiful and there is a massive 9MB of storage
for pictures, etc. Of course, the ringtones are polyphonic (and LOUD)
and by joining Samsung's 'Fun club' (free of charge), you can download
many more. The external display is smart and functional and can be used
to take a self-portrait, with a single button. The picture resolution
is, I believe, as good as any currently available. On the whole, for
looks, performance and features I give it 4 stars and a big "thumbs
up". It would have received five if it had had bluetooth and tri-band.
Reviewed by Loopy Lou from England on 10th Nov
wow this fone looks well cool im gona buy it wen iv got the money. its
a lot to pay but £330 sounds ok 4 wot the fones got on it n wot it looks
like- i always hated the aerial on my old samsung!
Reviewed by R2S from ENGLAND on 9th Nov 2003
SICK FONE I MEAN SICK I AY GOT ONE I NEVER SEEN ONE BUT ITS SICK TRUST
ME I SENSE IT
Reviewed by shwingalien from UK on 9th Nov 2003
Wicked bit of kit, keep goin back to shop to play, only bad point like
other non Nokia fones is the alarm doesn't switch the fone on, meaning
fone battery used up cos fone gotta stay on. Oh well, still gettin it
end of month, and i am a man so i will have sex with it hehehe. go buy
Reviewed by James from england on 8th Nov 2003
Hi I think this phone is excellent can anyone tell me if when you take
a photo is the whole screen a view finder? (email@example.com)
Reviewed by Hazam from Maurice on 8th Nov 2003
Dis phone is da bomb. It has da latest shizzle hugga bizzle 'n stuff.
It be da nuts, you can send messages 'n stuff . It be da lick rasta
style selecta bizzle. Buy dis phone ma brethren.
Reviewed by fred from england on 8th Nov 2003
great phone with fantastic features, very sexy. the only problem is
that it isnt tri band and the front lcd display hasnt got a very good
Reviewed by PAUL HARTLEY from UK on 8th Nov 2003
THIS PHONE IS FANTASTIC SO VERSATILE THERES 5 GREAT GAMES BOWLING &
ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE GAMES HONEY BALL.SO MANY DIFFERENT FEATURES
ON THE CAMARA U CAN TAKE PHOTOS EVEN WITH THE FLIP CLOSED JUST PRESS
& HOLD THE BUTTON ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE PHONE & THE SCREEN APPEARS
DONT BE WORRIED BY THE WAY THE PICTURE LOOKS ON THAT SCREEN ITS JUST
THAT THE OUTSIDE SCREEN IS'NT THE SAME RESALUTION AS THE INSIDE ONE
WHEN U VIEW THE PHOTO ON THE INSIDE SCREEN THE CLARITY IS AMAZING I
HAD THE V200 PHONE & WAS WELL DISSAPOINTED WITH THAT SO I CHANGED IT
FOR THIS PHONE I'M EAGERLEY AWAITING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE DATA CABLE
& SOFTWARE BECAUSE YOU CAN DO QUITE ALOT OF STUFF ON THE SAMSUNG FUN
CLUB WEBSITE I CANT SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT THIS PHONE JUST ONE LITTLE
MOAN ABOUT TEXTING THEIR IS'NT THE DEFAULT NUMBER SETTING SO YOU HAVE
TO GO THROUGH YOUR PHONE BOOK. THE PHONE IS VERY SLEEK,STYLISH, & MOST
IMPORTANTLY EASY TO USE & THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURE FOR ME IS THE INTERGRATED
A NTENNA FANTASTIC WELL DONE SAMSUNG.WELL ENOUGH PRAISES BUT DON'T TAKE
MY WORD FOR IT GO & GET ONE IT'LL BE THE BEST MOVE YOU'LL MAKE...........
Reviewed by Paul Williams from England on 6th
Ok so I have only played with this phone in a shop. But WOW. Its sleek,
easy to use and has great photo features. Aside from the lack of Bluetooth
this phone seems great.
Reviewed by Helga Pataki from Japan/Jamica on
5th Nov 2003
There wasn't enough stars to show how much i love it. It's a sexy phone
and i would have sex with it if it was a man! I off to buy it right
now... does it vibrate.
Reviewed by Bob from England on 4th Nov 2003
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i am getting this fone next week the phone looks great ( cause of this
chose over panasonic X70) it has 4 games even a bowling one only bad
points are no tri-band and bluetooth but i dont need any of those so
rihgt phone 4 me