Samsung E870 Review
Review: September 2006.
The Samsung E870 is a lightweight clamshell phone with a very minimalistic
appearance on the exterior. Open up the phone and you will be surprised
by the large keys that give it a distinctive retro look. However the
build quality seems a little poor and plasticky, and the navigation
keys aren't that easy to use.
The E870 has a very good range of features for a mid-range camera phone.
These include an excellent quality screen and a reasonable 1.3 megapixel
camera with a flash. The music player supports a wide range of music
formats, and audio quality is excellent. With 80 Mbytes built-in memory
and support for a microSD memory card, you can store lots of music too.
The E870 supports email with a document viewer. There's support for
speaker-independent voice recognition and an integrated speakerphone.
Aircraft mode lets you use the phone offline. Battery life is good.
The E870 is an interesting mid-range phone offering a good range of
features in an unusual and distinctive design. It's rather pricey for
what you get though, and the navigation keys aren't the best.
Features of the Samsung E870 include:
- 1.3 megapixel camera with LED flash and 4x digital zoom
- Video camera (MPEG4)
- Internal display: TFT, 262,144 colours, 176 x 220 pixels
- External display: OLED, 65,536 colours, 96 x 80 pixels
- Music Player (MP3, WMA, ACC, AAC+, eAAC+ formats)
- MP3 ringtones (64-voice)
- Speaker-independent voice recognition
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email (POP3 / SMTP /
- Document viewer (Picsel Browser)
- Java games
- Photo and Video caller ID
- Personal organiser functions
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, TV-Out
- Memory: 80 Mbytes plus microSD memory card
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10, EDGE
- Aircraft mode
- Size: 92 x 42 x 17 mm
- Weight: 83g
- Talktime: 3 hours
- Battery standby: 290 hours
Samsung E870 User Reviews
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Average rating from 84 reviews:
Reviewed by =P from England on 20th Apr 2011
Love this phone, though it is a bit dated now. Had mine for a good four
years and it still works well. It has managed to withstand alot from
being dropped to having coffee spilled all over it. Never had a problem
Reviewed by sabrina from algeria on 7th Nov 2010
I love my samsung E870 phone and i never change it.
Reviewed by maria from UK on 5th Aug 2010
I love this phone and would like to buy a new one if someone has one
Reviewed by Tnt from Canada on 17th Sep 2009
I am from Canada, but purchased this phone in Vietnam. It is a great
looking phone with its own uniqueness. Pressing buttons are easy, though
sometimes you do make mistakes if you have big fingers. The most important
of all is the software included. You can edit pictures in many different
ways and set them up as your screensaver as you like. You can import
mp3's and set them as your ringtone with no restriction. You can set
up anything as your ringtone anything from mp3, midi, and voice reecorded.
There are very little restrictions on this phone. No copyright problems
here. Editing pictures is pretty good and allows a lot of flexibility.
The phone is small and stylish. I lent the phone to a friend and he
lost it. Quite angry. When I do get a chance I will definitly purchase
this phone again. Obviously it doesn't do everything an iPhone should,
but that's a different story. This is a great phone for being used as
a phone not for web browsing and all that other stuff. The menu screen
is very attractive, the one thing I always look out for. Really recommend
this phone for a person willing to use it as a phone. An important reminder
that this phone has very little restrictions and allows you to post
most of anything as your screen saver and/or ringtone, which is the
things I find most important in a mobile phone.
Reviewed by Su from UK on 11th May 2009
I love love love this phone. I've had mine for about 2 1/2 years now
and the only problem I've got with it is that the WAP now makes it freeze.
But how many other phones could you have for such a long time (and give
them the beating mine gets!) without there being MASSIVE problems? I'm
sadly considering upgrading, but I can't find another phone I like nearly
as much. The design, weight and functionality are all brilliant, and
this phone has served me well.
Reviewed by alex crawshaw from england on 14th
had this phone for donkeys year like 4 years know got a n95 1 year ago
and hated the thing so cheaply made this phone is like a brick and if
u can ge hold of it get it trust me and its so cheap know
Reviewed by Anwer Shaffath from Sri Lanka on 22nd
I was using this phone for over months Lovely phone. But unfortunatly
the went busted can some one advice to me from where I can Find a display
for this mobile phone
Reviewed by Nicole from Singapore on 13th Aug
Great phone. Currently using it for a year or so. Really nice to type.
Keypads similar to the MacBook. Haha really nice phone indeed. (:
Reviewed by Catherine from UK on 21st May 2008
Good phone - had it a year and a half worked well but the screen has
just cracked so now I'm looking for a new phone that's as good if not
better. From time to time, like all Samsung's I've had, it freezes but
you turn it off and back on again and it's OK. Good easy to use phone
Reviewed by Andy from England on 18th Apr 2008
Had the phone for over a year now, looks great, i have not had one problem
with it and that includes it taking a bashing from my two daughters.
Going to reluctantly upgrade but will keep this one as a spare and hopefully
may need to use it again!!!!
Reviewed by mark from england on 22nd Mar 2008
i've just been loaned this phone while my n82 has been sent off to 02
for repair. its a big step down from my nokia which i love, but on the
whole it seems a decent phone. The only downside is that they've given
me the red edition of the phone. not very macho, but oh well, i've only
got it for around 2weeks. I'll post another comment as soon as i've
had a tinker with the phone.
Reviewed by maya from englan on 27th Feb 2008
INTERNET BREAKS I had this phone twice and each after around 6 months
once-a-week usage of the internet, it broke. Now every time i go on
the internet menu or accidentally press the (i) button it freezes and
you can only fix it by taking out the battery. otherwise an excellent
Reviewed by Eugene from Russia on 22nd Jan 2008
Soon after you begin using this phone it will bring several serious
disappointments here and there. You will have to use standard sound
for alarm and for personal organizer reminders, because mp3 is not supported,
and amr/mmf don't work even with updated firmware. Bad usability —
sometimes you have to open 2nd level menu to do a simple operation like
rename contact (and how do you like that 2nd level menu just exactly
repeats half of items from previous menu?). Another awkward example
is picture viewer — I could not figure out how to zoom pictures
full screen until I google for it, and you cannot view next/previous
pic while it's zoomed. Sound quality is poor. The perfect design is
only thing why one should bother buying this phone. People around me
keep loving it's look. But if you care about functionality, this will
be waste of money. I'm going to buy a bit more convenient phone soon.
Reviewed by Charl from England on 20th Jan 2008
I had this phone while my D900I got sent off for repair. How good is
this phone, the only thing is the keypad, i keep making mistakes when
texting. I dont think i want to give it back to 02.
Reviewed by Paul from England on 15th Dec 2007
Got this on contract 18 months ago, looked at the white one first,looked
too much like a kitchen gadget, and so got a red one, this has a black
keypad.This was my first flip fone, and overall a good piece of kit.
Has worn well with time, color only slightly rubbed off on corners.
Screens clear, and it has never let me down,never frozen up.Battery
life has been excellent,and I like the early warning of battery getting
low, better than just dying halfway through a call.Camera can only be
described as adequate. Hinge is wearing well, very little sideways play.
Flat keypad can be very frustrating, easy to make errors if you have
big fingers (like me) balance in your hand is terrible,very difficult
to text with one hand as it falls out of your grasp.So to sum up....Good
points; Love the color (only red one), battery life and functionality.
Dislike keypad, too easy to make errors, really hate the pathetic cover
over charging socket,my nails too big to open it. Do I like it....Yes
Would I get another?.....No,going back to one piece phones
Reviewed by nathan hughes from uk on 30th Nov
fab phone but cant get replacment covers.
Reviewed by Alison Hulett from United Kingdom on
6th Nov 2007
I just got this phone and I have to say that I am quite dissapointed.
The look of it is nice, simple, stylish, modern, but when you open it
up it seems too long and cumbersome. It's very light but feels rather
cheap and tacky with the keys already sticking a bit. The two big let
downs for me though were to do with sound. The sound that comes out
of the phone itself is not good. The little speaker just can't handle
realtones and mp3's without going all clangy and getting distortion
which is a pet hate of mine. Also, when it comes to the alarm, you can't
choose a song from your mp3's you just have to pick one of their HORRIBLE
ringtones and you can't adjust the volume so it comes out far too loud
in the morning- not good! For the price, there is not the range of features
you would expect but if you're not fussed about sound quality and want
a fashionable and functional phone then you may like it.
Reviewed by karl from england on 4th Nov 2007
harriet u press the volume button on the side to mek the pictures bigger
it took me ages to work it out to lol
Reviewed by paul from Poland on 14th Oct 2007
Nice one, I have got white one and it looks good enough for me. The
worst thing is the batery, and after 6 months of usage there is something
wrong with buttons.
Reviewed by jane from England on 10th Oct 2007
This is an excellent phone, i've had mine for over a year and i have
had no problems with it whatsoever. It's easy to use and has plently
of memory. A fantastic buy (:
Reviewed by James from England on 8th Oct 2007
The samsung E870 is not a bad phone, the camra could be better and the
text messaging isnt that good! the mp3player is probally 1 of the best
thing about the samsung e870, the java games are not very good, and
the video recorder could be better, so for the camra 7/10, video 7/10,
mp3 9/10, messaging 6/10, java games 5/10, but it does look a sylish
phone and i do get people looking at this phone!! James :)
Reviewed by Emma from Ireland on 18th Sep 2007
I have had this phone for a year. I like it cos the memory is good.
It is small and light and it looks well but I have had a number of probs
too. 1st it freezes, the whole thing stops working and you have to take
the battery out. Also, my internet stopped working afer about 3 months,
now when you try to grt onto the internet, the phone freezes, very annoying!
Reviewed by Harriet from england on 11th Sep 2007
ok, this phone has lasted me 1 year n a few months so far. wen i first
got it i got loads of compliments on the look etc so yay! the photo's
quality isn't so gd, the picture gets smaller once yu go bak 2 it later
& the pcitures can turn out blurred if yu move ure hand. the MP3 player
is gd,& better now i know how 2 play songs with my fone shut! which
i only just learnt 2day-over a year later (look at a lower down review)
the bluetooth has been useful cos i cant get music from anywhere else.
& the settings give yu a wide variety of looks
Reviewed by karl from england on 2nd Sep 2007
this is good only thing is i dnt have enough memory on my fone to get
DUTTY DONKERS 6 but i have enough on my memory card this is bugging
me grrr !"
Reviewed by Tom Crowe from England on 29th Jul
best phone i've ever had
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 8th Jul 2007
I love it and I hate it all at the same time. I love it's cute looks,
the fact that it is so light and small. The software is my big issue.
I love the way Samsung design the address book so you can put multiple
numbers in one entry for an individual - much better than my old Motorola.
But the predictive text function is soooooooo frustrating! The Motorola
was brilliant in that it guessed the word and as soon as it gave you
the option for the word you wanted, one click would insert the whole
word for you - the Samsung knows what word you want but you still have
to tap in every letter. And moving from capitals to lower case or numbers
is so awkward. For this reason alone, I will not buy another Samsung,
Reviewed by Laura from Scotland on 26th Jun 2007
ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!!! DO NOT BUY!! ive had 3 replacements now on my contract
and they all have the same problems freezing, buttons fail after 3-6months,
outside screen either doesnt work at all, or flashes up constantly,
in the process wasting the battery life which isnt great either. sometimes
when on a call it doesnt let you hang up either, so u need to take the
battery out. the only good thing i like about the phone is it was easy
to use and i liked the colour. the camera is pretty poor too.
Reviewed by Josh Lawrence from Kent, England on
7th Jun 2007
I've had this phone for a few month's and love it. For my birthday last
week i got a micro SD card but when i put it in it doesn't recognise
it and when i ack it to be formatted it says failed. This is the only
problem i have had. If anyone knows what i can do to fix this please
Reviewed by ivonnewaugh from scotland on 31st
this phone is very easy to use and being lightweight and rectangular
in appearance with the slimline design, fits very easily into most pockets
without being bulky. Its distinctive red colour is pleasing to the eye,
overall a very nice phone.
Reviewed by Rozalyn from Kent UK on 30th May 2007
Love the E870 exacally the same as E250 know how touse & work them both
really well. But trying to find out how to delete the recent recipients
on the E870 so i can get to re sell it on ebay without having other
peoples number on their. Both 10 out or 10
Reviewed by Andrea from UK on 30th May 2007
Not been impressed with this phone. Much preferred my last samsung.
Keys starting sticking after 6months of use. I do though like the red
version of this phone though
Reviewed by Hannah from Netherlands on 17th May
I have recently bought this mobile. I am pleased with it sofar although
I agree that the navigation is not the best.I think the way the functions
are arranged under the (sub)menu are not always logical or intuitive
- nor is the navigation system. The combined 'ok'-button and internetbrowser-functionality
has had me wandering off a few times too. Music is good, plus the memorycard-option
and talktime is certainly over 3 hours. Note though once you get to
the second battery-stage onto the last (almost empty) the battery seems
to last significantly shorter than between the first (full) stage onto
the second. All in all not a bad deal, pleased with this purchase overall.
Reviewed by Beth from UK on 17th May 2007
Just got it today, seems really good!
Reviewed by Hannah from Scotland on 14th May 2007
I got this phone (champagne E870) a while before christmas and i realllllllly
love it! The mp3 is good quality and the sound goes really high!The
front screen is good too as its easy to see if you have a message .
The battery life on mine is good and seems to last for quite a while.
Messaging is easy too and i can check emails quickly. Bluetooth is easy
to work on it. The camera does produce good pics although it has to
be held still whilst taking the photo (which can be a pain!). Also as
someone said earlier about scratches on it... my one does have quite
a few but u cant really notice them and i have dropped it many times!
It does have a cool design as well!!! oooh and you can listen to the
music with it shut! (you go to your music and then put them onto an
'album list' then go to 'music player' in applications and then choose
a song from albums and then close it and dance away hehehehe
Reviewed by gwen from flintshire n,wales on 9th
battery life is rubbish hate black keypad wanted a white one cnt see
ne thin in black
Reviewed by YuLeNg from Australia on 30th Apr
i bought this phone a few monnths ago from singapore. the first time
i used it it was working and then it started to play up. the phone kept
freezing every time i tried to do something on it and this was all on
the first day i used it. i had to send it back to singapore and tell
them to fix the phone, apparently a lot of people have had problems
with this phone. they changed the software and when i got the phone
back it worked fine. overall this phone is pretty good except for the
fact there was probs with it when i first got it. its a great phone
and has a lot of great features. i like it cos no one i know has it
=] u cant buy it in aus
Reviewed by Jacqui B from UK on 19th Apr 2007
I got this phone in January and I love it! Always had Samsung, but this
is the best by far...I am confused by the comments from Michel from
The Netherlands on 27th Jul 2006 who said "The phone must be flipped
open when listen music, strange..." My doesn't, when I listen to music,
most of the other menu functions are available and can be used freely
without interrupting the music and I can listen to it closed or open!!!
The speaker is excellent quality for a mobile...the photo formats are
excellent quality considering that it's only a 1.3 megapixel...love
the speakerphone and the Speaker-independent voice recognition...love
it's simple design...the fact that it still seems to be quite rare...there's
not a lot of memory, but 1-2Gb memory cards are cheap, so that's not
an issue...I love everything about it, except the Champagne colour -
I prefer the white version...I recommend it!
Reviewed by krishan from usa on 13th Apr 2007
the best phone ever easy to use plzzzz any one looking for a phone get
this one and the price is not expensive at allll only 180 pounds i got
all samsung phones really and this phone is the same but this has got
more class init get it
Reviewed by Gabbie Kershaw from UK on 6th Apr
I have this phone. I think this is the best mobile I have had in ages.
The only thing that is wrong with it is i can't get a loudspeaker for
it. If anyone knows where I can get one from then please reply. Gabbie
Reviewed by Sanjay from GREAT GREAT Britain on
5th Apr 2007
I got the Champagne E870 which is a nice little girly phone. Camera
is good, mp3 is fine but not alot of memeory. Overall an OK phone for
texting, phoning, pics etc but doesn't do anything out of the ordinary.
Not very good battery life though.
Reviewed by kESSY from UK on 4th Apr 2007
I know what you mean Paula Watts! I can't figure out how to set a song
as a message tone either!! It's very annoying seeing as the message
tones that are provided are shizzle! ANYONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO SET A SONG
AS A MESSAGE TONE ON A SAMSUNG E870 PLEASE TELL ME!!!!!!! xxxx
Reviewed by BabiRach<3 from england on 4th Apr
i bort dis fone last month and im wel pleased wiv it its got a well
good camera and a wicked mp3 EVERY1 NEEDS 2 BUY DIS FONE IT IS WIKED
AND ITS NICE LOOOKING ASWELL. BUY IT NOW.
Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 4th Apr 2007
I was a bit dubious of purchasing this phone after the mixed reviews
I have read, however after receiving it just over a week ago I must
admit I am very happy with it. The camera is very good quality, the
music player is clear, the phone is easy to work and despite previous
reviews, I do not feel like the keypad is hard to use; I got used to
it immediately and have experienced no problems. The only issue I have
is that I did not recieve a USB wire to connect the phone to the computer
to transfer music; I had to buy one on eBay, but this wasn't diificult
and I found a compatible one very quickly for only £4 including P&P.
Overall, I'd say a very good phone, v. stylish and also very rare which
is nice. I am very pleased and recommened it.
Reviewed by paul from eng on 31st Mar 2007
this fone is proppaaaa wkd
Reviewed by andre gaines from usa on 26th Mar
not a good phone.
Reviewed by Ben from England on 22nd Mar 2007
I've had both this and an E900 for a while. And, I've come to the conclusion
that whilst it doesn't have as much of a "Wow" factor as the E900, I
think that this is the better of the two. There's only so many times
that you can make a mistake with the touch pad-thing. Also, as others
have said, you don't see many about. Which is nice. :-)
Reviewed by MATT from ENGLAND on 18th Mar 2007
I love this phone it is best phone!! It is far better than the E900
which i recently sold because i hated so much! I RECOMEND IT 2 EVERY1!
SO PURCHASE 2DAY! U WILL LUV IT!
Reviewed by Fabio from England on 15th Mar 2007
GREAT PHONE! LOVE IT!
Reviewed by wendy from uk on 11th Mar 2007
i have had this phone for about 8 months was a little disapointed when
it came with white background but has proved me wrong, great little
phone, still looking good after 8 months rattling around my handbag,great
for texting in a hurry, i also like it as you don't see many of them
Reviewed by XX CUTIE XX from UK on 10th Mar 2007
Can i just say to 'EMMA BARRON' to stop your moanin, you probably brought
it 2nd hand n cnt face it that you cant afford a working one. i hav
brought a new one and it is fantastic!! moody b****
Reviewed by jan from uk on 5th Mar 2007
had this phone for 7 months. Like it very much. I'm very happy with
it, and would certainly have another.
Reviewed by Karl.. from england on 24th Feb 2007
i have this fone and its good there is nothing rong with it i dont no
how you can say it is hard to use it aint its great!!!!!!
Reviewed by Paula Watts from England UK on 21st
I have had this phone for 3 weeks now and I think it is Fantastic! The
Camera is very good quality and takes excellent photos it is very light
too, and the battery life is also very very good unlike my previous
motorola V3i which is a very good phone also but the battery life is
awful I recomend buying this phone, my only problem with it is the fact
that you cannot set your text message alert tone to a song that you
have put on the phone ie mp3 format or at least I have not found how
to do this! If it is possible then I would be greatful if someone could
let me know and in fact how to do this
Reviewed by jordan from united states on 17th
i luv the slim design ooo and the way you can have voice commands all
my freinds are well jelouse of da fone
Reviewed by Hannah from Scotland on 1st Feb 2007
I got this phone with a contract and really really like it! the only
problem i think i have with it is that it takes a few seconds for the
photos to take as it adjusts light etc but if you dont mind that then
its great! the memory is sooooooo good and the games are fun and the
pic quality is amazing.xx
Reviewed by Minty Grebsters from Hawaii on 30th
Hello, i would like to reportabout this phone, i think it is a very
attractive and useful pone. the buttons are amazing, the signal is always
good, and the screen is clear. i have had no trouble ith it, ie no scratches,
problems with it shutting down. i suggest you al l get it as one did.
Reviewed by PAUL from ENGLAND on 27th Jan 2007
THIS FONE IS VERY GOOD I HAVE HAD THIS SINCE XMAS AND I HAVE HAD NO
TROUBLE WITH IT THE CAMERA IS WKD HAS VERY GOOD MEMEORY MP3 BLUETOOTH
THIS FONE IS VERY GOOD GET IT !!!!
Reviewed by amber from england on 26th Jan 2007
I think this phone is FAB, its so dinky and cute, the camera is good,
and the ring volume is really loud! its nice and light weight and i
think it has everything u need in a phone.
Reviewed by paul from eng on 21st Jan 2007
this fone is amazin the camera is outstanding the fone is very loud
its mp3 player and bluetooth is very good if you want a good fone get
Reviewed by sambil from South Africa on 9th Jan
I have been using it for three months now and i can assure that it is
a good piece of technology. It seems minimal from the outside compared
to other phones but when you start discovering its features you can
only fall in love with.Features such as its mp3 player and document
viewer as well as the tv out are the best and unique for this phone.
Reviewed by vicky from england on 25th Dec 2006
Well i got this fone 2 day for christmas it seems exceelent soo far
it has a very good camera a mp3 player bluetooth and lots more its a
relli good fone get it!!
Reviewed by Sam from UK on 11th Dec 2006
I've had this phone for a little while now, and its brilliant!!! It
looks go and its features are great! I got mine from 02 they gave me
a great deal i got a free bluetooth headset, free odean tickets for
a year all this for £130. The E870 has good looks, its got a very sleak
design and is very attractive, in a variety of colours grey, silver,
red etc. The features matched the looks being outstanding the camera
was great (1.3 megapixel) which you can use when the phone is shut so
you can take pictures of yourself, it has bluetooth, MP3 music player,
internet what more could you ask for! I would definately recommend this
phone to anyone who is after looks and outstaning features. I also recommend
that you buy it from 02 because of there great deal bluetooth, cinema
tickets and phone for £130- go for it!!!
Reviewed by Gemma from UK on 2nd Dec 2006
Well, this phone looks like a propa stylish phone but after a couple
of weeks its full of stratches i mean FULL!! If your a young girl and
want a cute phone like i did its great for a couple of weeks untill
u start noticing all the stratches! The phone isnt bad at all for working
its got great memory and is easy to use, and the battery lasts ages!
but sometimes if u are quick at clicking through the menu like me! the
phone takes ages to keep up hehe! oh and another thing if your like
me and bite your nails dont get it,its so hard to open the part where
u put the charger i have to use a pair of scissors or a sharp object
so the side of my phone is coverd in more stratches!
Reviewed by MeMo from EgYpT on 24th Oct 2006
This phone is really great :d
Reviewed by jim from england on 3rd Oct 2006
it is the best phone out
Reviewed by paula from uk on 29th Sep 2006
Great phone!! I have the red/black version and luv it. Very stylish
and unique and definitely a nice change from all the razrs. Features
are pretty impressive too, cam is great, especially the video. Mp3 player
is easy to use and with lots of nice fancy graphics. Definitely recommend
if you're bored with all the same looking phones out there.
Reviewed by EMMA BARRON from UK on 23rd Sep 2006
I WROTE DIS FONE WAS FANTASTIC BUT IT'S ACTUALLY RUBBISH.THE CAMERA
IS WORTH O.1 MEGA PIXEL N THE FLIP LID CAME OFF IN ! DAY!!!CAN U BELIEVE
IT!?THE VIDEO CAPTURE DOESN'T WORK,WHEN I TRIED TO CHANGE THE WALL PAPER
THE SCREEN WENT PITCH BLACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AND THERE ARE LOT MORE BAD
FINGS ABOUT DIS FONE BUT I CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO ACTUALLY TYPE IT CAUSE
THERE ARE LOTZ N LOTZ N LOTZ N LOTZ N....................ETC MORE RUBBISH
FING ABOUT DIS FONE!!!I SUGGERT U NOT TO BUY DIS FONE UNLESSU WANNA
WASTE UR MONEY.(200QUID!!!!!)
Reviewed by EMMA BARRON from UK on 20th Sep 2006
THIS PHONE IS JUST FANTASTIC!CAMERA QUALITY IS REALLY GOOD,MP3 IS GOODEVERYTHING
IS JUST PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I SUGGEST U TO BUY THIS
SUPER DUPER PHONE!!!!!!!!!(IF U R LOOKING 4 A PHONE)
Reviewed by karay from sotland on 19th Sep 2006
i ave had this phone 4 3months or so. i updated my old phone which was
samsung d500 and i didnt think i would get a better phone but i did!
i didnt want this phone at first because my old phone looked better
but i love this phone 2 bits n would b lost wid out it :D
Reviewed by soozie from england on 11th Sep 2006
once again this phone is amazing
Reviewed by Soozie from England on 30th Aug 2006
Wow!! Love this phone - to the techno guru it may be basic but for me
its a massive wow! Looks great from the out side - really cute - open
it up and those massive buttons are awsome for a text frenzie!! If you
want a phone for awsome mp3 player I wouldnt go for this or i would
but dont loose your i pod. Sound isnt that great but the phone is marketed
to be cute not noisey i suppose. Battery life is fine and the phone
has some cheeky little features that you only notice by accident. Camera
isnt brillient but if you want to take decent photos you'd use a proper
camera (or you would be looking at a SE K800i) This is fine for a cheeky
snap of your mates for prosperity. Really cool phone - a must have in
every handbag!!! I wouldnt tie your self into an 18 month contract with
it though - it is basic and will be bettered. For now though thumbs
up all round for this little peach!
Reviewed by shubhashish from uk on 28th Aug 2006
its now 3 months i m using the phone, very nice little package, bluetooth
works amazing, sound and voice quality of phone are good, and to listen
to music as someone previously wrote on this site, flip should be open
but not if you add files as an album and than play them, indeed a very
decent camera and really the white model looks bit like the ipod and
if one adds the 1gb micro sd card you can defintely store all your files
as well...ALL n all a very good phone..if you are deciding for it just
go for it..the red one's now out but i think white is still better
Reviewed by cheryl from uk on 28th Aug 2006
i brought this phone, inserted my sim card, it would'nt accept my password,
then completly wiped my sim memory losing me very important saved texts
from the sim. needless to say it went back.........I would'nt touch
it with a barge pole.
Reviewed by Louise from UK on 27th Aug 2006
I got this phone blind - I'd never heard of it and to be honest the
numbers mean nothing to me. Anyway I bought a Samsung as I was happy
with my previous D500. I love it - I like the colour RED (I'm such a
girl). It keeps suprising me - the other day it told me the time when
I pressed a button by mistake! I think it's very user friendly and I
love the sleek look. It does however slow and doesn't do exactly what
you want when you press a button which is a little frustrating but on
the whole I'm happy with it.
Reviewed by Vinnie Potter from England on 25th
I've had this phone for about a month now and I am very happy with it.Got
the 1gb memory card and I've dropped shed loads of stuff onto it.Quality!You
can set your tunes as ring tones and you can play tunes with the phone
closed provided you have set it up right in settings.I had the Motorola
V3 before this and the Samsung is streets ahead of it.My only niggle
is the vibrate and call alert settings and the ring volume.When set
to vibe and ring it vibrates four or five times before it rings at all.
I've got it set to max volume(no I'm not deaf)but it could do with being
louder.The phone itself is nice and compact but the buttons are big
enough for us lads rather than these small things so you won't keep
pressing the wrong buttons.I am well happy with this phone!
Reviewed by Michel from The Netherlands on 24th
Feels and looks very cheap and plastic. If it is opened you get a nice
and long shaped phone. I mean when using for calling, the microphone
is for your mouth and the speaker for your ear. Wished it opened a little
more farther, I mean not a 150 degree agle but 170 degree opened shelf
when in open position, so the screen is easier to read when holding
in my hand and reading the screen or playing a game. It has problems
with reading music from a memory card, gives often the "unnown file
format" error. Doesn't accept big memory cards like 1Gb, gives the "no
memorycard" error if inserted. Screen is sharp and bright like on the
E530. Receiving calls is very clear, it has en very good speaker at
the place where you put your ear when calling. Better then Samsung E900,
Nokia 6233 and Samsung E780, I had all these phones in the last weeks
for 3 days to try them. The phone opens easy if someone calls and you
want to pick up the phone quickly. The keypad is great, great respons
when pressing the buttons. The navigation key is to small, you press
the ''i button'' in the middle of this key to often by accident, and
then the phone goes looking for an internet connection, and then you
are stuck for a moment, pressing the cancel button 5 times or so. Video
and photo quality are average, just for a toy and a extra option. Menu
is nice, Samsung style. Nice phone but too expensive for what you get.
Reviewed by stacey from Uk on 24th Aug 2006
Rubbish rubbish! i just took back this phone had it for a week, what
can i say,tones aint good, camera aint good, its a cute phone n all,
battery life is good but if yu lookin for a phone with great features
i suggest yu look elsewhere..i didnt get to use its mp3 i just couldnt
stand it! motorola v3 is even better i must say tho am a nokia person.
pliz this is a waste of your money get a nokia n90
Reviewed by Kinger from UK on 24th Aug 2006
This phone is stunning, it really is. i am using the red version of
it and have been for the past week. I do agree about the cancel button
been to close to the down key which is annoying. But overall it is EXELLENT!!!!
Reviewed by Damenator from England on 19th Aug
Nice looking phone from the outside, very minimalist and sleek. Open
the phone up and it resembles a kiddies toy, it looks cheap and feels
cheap. The navigation buttons are too close together, was dissappointed
with the camera in both photo and video mode too, my current nokia with
a lower spec cam is much better. All in all if u want a fone for its
minimalist looks its ok. I sent mine back.... doesnt rate well for me!
Reviewed by sarah hobden from england on 17th
had the samsung E870 for a couple of weeks now (red). love the phone.
if you've had a samsung before its same layout. love the sleek design
and colour. prefer red to white. only BIG downside for me is that i
tend to accumulate lots of messages and then erase one by one necessitating
using the cancel button. here is where the problem arises. the directional
down button is far too close to the cancel button and can be very frustrating.
ps. if you're fussy like me about your incoming ringtones, you will
have to download something else as the ones that come as standard are
Reviewed by Gerard from UK on 16th Aug 2006
Had this phone a week now. Feels as robust as my previous Samsung phones
& battery life seems fine. Most useful features as far as I'm concerned
are Bluetooth and voice dialling - the latter is working very well for
me. Camera/video work well, 'tho I confess I don't tend to use these
features very much on any phone. Voice recorder is a great feature that
I haven't had on a previous phone, in fact I used to carry around a
little digital dictophone, now made obsolete by this phone - I now have
voice recorder on a shortcut for making quick notes. Great to find a
phone designed by someone with a bit of taste, rather than having to
buy a garish gadget-pile! Very nice and minimalistic, compact and light;
it looks and feels like a quality piece of kit, and has the features
and functionality to match. A pleasure to look at, carry, use, and show
Reviewed by Ayumi from China on 14th Aug 2006
I find this phone perfect and looking good for me it is the best
Reviewed by Jimmy from Iceland on 7th Aug 2006
THIS PHONE IS RUBBISH!! I DONT KNOW WHY EVER GOT IT. AS SOON AS U OPEN
IT YOUR EYES ARE OFFENED BY THE TINY SCREEN AND HUGE BUTTONS. U DONT
WANT THIS PHONE STAY WELL AWAY FROM IT!!!!!! THEY SHOULD HAVE SPENT
MORE TIME GETING THE LOOKS RIGHT AND THE CAMERA WORKING!!!!! YOUR MONEY
IS BETTER SPENT ON A Sony Ericsson W810i OR A Nokia N90!!!!!!
Reviewed by Michel from The Netherlands on 27th
Bought is yesterday. I am a man but I think the looks of the white model
is great, looks a little like an Ipod. I had the Sony K750i and the
Samsung E530 Ladyphone both and sold them yesterday both and bought
this one. The menu looks a lot like the E530, almost the same with only
3 or 4 more options, this was a little dissapointing, I expected much
more new futures and a much larger menu. The nummeric keyboard is very
good. Feels and presses good and exactly. The updown-leftright key is
made around (!?) the Ok button, so if you want to go upward or downward
in the menus, you sometimes click the Ok button, to little space for
your thumb and to close to eachother. Taking a close look at the pictures
of the keyboard of the samsung e870 makes is clear right away. It opens
and closes easy. It feels very light. But a litte plastic feeling. A
1Gb MicroSD card comes in next month. The only ways to put files on
it is to get an memorycard adaptor or an bluetooth usb stick. I think
the last one is to slow to put 500 mb files on it quick, so I will buy
an adaptor I think. I hope the battery lasts for one week or 6 days,
like my e530 did, if not so I will write it here next week. I am very
happy with it, it looks very beautifull, everything, side buttons, shape,
all is nice designed with silver coloured front and back. The 1,3 mpixel
photo's are good enough for medium quality pictures. For making better
pictures I use my digital camera. It is only that I always have a camera
with me now and can take those special moments pictures. Sound of headset
is cheap but there are good stereo headphones with bluetoot on the market,
I will get that in the future. The phone must be flipped open when listen