Samsung P510 Review
Review: September 2004.
The Samsung P510 is a clamshell-design camera phone in typical Samsung
style. Samsung have updated the design with an automatic open and close
feature which is best described as power-assisted opening and closing!
Although not strictly necessary it's a nice touch. The mechanism has
been tested overseas in other Samsung models, and has proved to be robust
The external display shows the time in both digital and analogue formats,
along with information about battery life and signal strength. The OLED
display is designed for low power consumption, and is also very sharp,
even in bright sunlight. The camera lens and flashlight are also on
the front cover of the phone. The camera flash can also be used as a
torch if required.
The camera is VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) which is typical for
mid-range camera phones, and the quality of the camera is comparable
to Samsung's other camera phones like the E800 or E700. The camera on
the P510 benefits from a LED flash, so you can take pictures in low
lighting conditions. It can also be used in camcorder mode, although
the maximum duration of recorded videos is 20 seconds. Videos do not
include sound unfortunately.
Inside the phone, the internal display is the same as that on the E800,
with 65k colours and Samsung's standard size of 128 x 160 pixels. The
menu is virtually the same as the E800. The P510's ringtones are good,
with 64-voice polyphonic sound.
Features of the Samsung P510 include:
- External OLED display
- Internal TFT display (65,536 colours, 128 x 160 pixels)
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 4x digital zoom, photo effects
and multishot function (up to 15 pictures)
- Video recording and playback
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Messaging: SMS (with learning T9 support), MMS, EMS
- Java games (downloadable; 2 embedded games)
- Wallpaper & Screensavers
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 8
- Memory: 4 Mbytes (photos), 600 kbytes (ringtones & wallpaper),
500 kbytes (games)
- Personal Information Management: Phonebook (max. 1000 entries),
Scheduler, Calendar, To do list, Clock, Worldtime, Count down timer,
Alarm (Auto switch on, when phone is off), Currency converter, Stop
- Assign a photo to people in the address book
- Data transfer: Infrared, PC cable (RS232)
- Dual Band (GSM 900 + 1800MHz)
- Vibration alert
- Size: 87 x 45 x 24 mm
- Weight: 92g
- Talktime: up to 5 hours
- Battery standby: up to 310 hours
Samsung P510 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Michael from England on 5th Sep 2006
This phone is exelent. And btw amy that is something to do with your
phone because mine has never done thant and nor has anyone eleses i
Reviewed by AMY from UK on 24th Aug 2006
DONT BUY IT. ive had this phone for 11months and only came across this
site as looking for a new one. it constantly freezes, u open messages
and then they are not even there! i constantly have to turn my phone
off and on again to recieve long lost sms's. oh and it doesnt ring but
then makes a missed call sound.
Reviewed by Diana from Romania on 3rd Aug 2006
Reviewed by PinkG from England on 13th Jul 2006
I've had this phone for 19 months now and at no point have I wanted
to upgrade. It's the first time I've had a phone for more than 6 months
and as this does all I want it too, I can't see the need to change.
I used the camera a lot when I first got it, but only use it occasionally
now, however, it takes good pictures and is easy to up load them. It
works on the continent as well as it does here, so I am keeping it for
a long while yet. It was given to me as an unrequested gift originally,
and I have been very happy with it.
Reviewed by tom from njuguna on 22nd Jun 2006
Phone is great. But can someone tell me how to make sms alert go on
only once! The continuous alert tone can be quite disturbing.Email:
Reviewed by sammy from U.K on 30th May 2006
thiss phone is wikedd ive had it since it first came out which was ages
ago and its not really let me down i love samsungs but the bad things
are that it doesnt have bluethooth and that it doesnt reacord videos
in sound the grphics are excleent worth a biuy but like hello its old
now but overalll its excellent
Reviewed by Jonas from DK on 16th May 2006
I wouldnt recommend this phone. It sucks!
Reviewed by milica from serbia on 6th May 2006
Really great phone!!!Only thing that's missing is voice recording, but...
Reviewed by Nicole from Australia on 10th Apr
The texting and the battery on this phone SUCKS i charge the battery
all night and as soon as i pull the plug it depletes all the way down
to ONE BAR
Reviewed by Matthew from England on 5th Mar 2006
My Mum had this phone for her birthday 2005, its a rely good phone if
you just want one for texting and a camera to play with. Also it has
the automatic flipat the push of a button. I will give this phone 5
Reviewed by Nick from Durham on 5th Mar 2006
I love this fone, i just got it second hand and i think it's fab. I
love the active flip n the camra n ringtones, i would so say get it
Reviewed by Emily from England on 20th Nov 2005
I've had this phone now for about 11 months. When i opened it on christmas
day it was exactly the one i wanted. The automatic flip amazed me and
i played with it for hours on end, the novelty soon wore off and i now
open the phone manually. I've had problems with this samsung as it decides
to switch itself off from time to time, which can be annoying. The videos
don't record sound and only last for a short time, this is also extremely
annoying. I like the layout of the phone which makes it easy to use.
I am aware the phone has infrared although when i try to use it, it
never works, tried sendin a ringtone from my dad's samsung d550 to my
samsung, and it wouldnt work! I always have the phone on silent cause
i dont like the ringtones. The main feature i like is the alarm clock,
i use "Morning Call" which goes off Monday - Friday at a selected time,
in order to get me up in time for college, as with my old phone i used
to forget to set the alarm every night. Really handy feature! If you're
after a simple, easy to use camera phone, this is the one! I am now
looking to sell my samsung, i'm after a sony ericsson w800i which looks
class. Any questions or anythin send me an email .... firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Mark from Scotland on 7th Nov 2005
Dont have this phone myself, but my niece does. She loves the phone.
She's had it a year & has managed to get used to it's quirks! Many of
you are asking about infra-red & ringtone problems. Basically you can
only transfer items by infra-red to another Samsung phone. Samsung have
blocked the phone so that you cant transfer anything from another make
of phone! Same applies to ringtones I think. Have tried to connect the
phone to a PC with a data cable but no joy! All in all very hard work.
Better off with a Sony Errickson in my view! K500i is far superior with
mp3 & infra-red which works with any phone. The k500 is also less superior
than the k700i! Go on treat yourself to a S.E!!
Reviewed by Andy from England on 25th Oct 2005
i got this phone of my mate and he said that it was a brill Phone and
he was right!!!!! i luv this phone especialy because of the auto opening
feature. another good thing about this phone is that it has a great
camera for a mobile phone. the only downside really is that the video
recording does not have sound so that is the only downside.... i would
recomend this phone to anyone who is getting a new phone.... ITS GREAT!!!!!
Reviewed by gem from uk on 10th Oct 2005
I bought this phone at the beginning of the year, and i love it, its
really good, the only problem i have is i cant get the pics off my phone
ontp my laptop, i bought the usb data cable for the phone but it said
it didnt support pictures......does anyone know how to get the pics
off? please help, have lots of holiday pics that i want to put onto
disc and print.......email me Redrose2106@aol.com
Reviewed by Elizabeth Schofield from Barnsley.....best
place to be!! on 6th Oct 2005
This phone is brill The memorys ok!! and the open flip is great!!alothough
it does run out the battery quite quick:( e-mail me if you have eny
Reviewed by william from scotland on 25th Sep
very good and easy to yous phone
Reviewed by Kat from England on 19th Sep 2005
this fone is well smart its got a button on the side to open it by itself
i kept playin and playin and playin wid this button n it broke so now
the button doesnt work any more .... how much of a shame that is...
i still kept it cuz i luuuuuuuv it so much ... any one whos a lazy old
bum like me buy this and u dont even need to move ur wrist!
Reviewed by marianne from england!!! on 14th Sep
i have had this fone for almost a year and now i have to give it up
and get a new one!!!! this fone is truly da best fone ever!!! and it
opens so easily!!!!! all my friends were obsessed with opening it at
first, and i am so used to just being able to push the small button
on the side!!!no other fone is like it!!! bad points though - kind of
ugly!! (why i bought it.!! didn't think anyone would buy it so i adopted
it!!) but obviously everyone's tastes are different! and the video doesn't
last long - 20 seconds i think and has NO SOUND!!! apart from that i
recommend it one hundred percent!! great fone!!!
Reviewed by milka from cy on 13th Sep 2005
Reviewed by Hayley from England on 26th Aug 2005
I absolutely loved this phone, got it last year. its such a clever little
piece of technology!! The automated flip is TOP!!! the camera is better
than my own normal camera! the main screen is nice and big for a great
display and the menu is the easiest menu to use.believe me those of
you that only have nokia you need to change to a samsung. i have had
three samsungs now and i will never change my phone manufacturer EVER!!!
I am due for my yearly upgrade now and guess what i am getting ANOTHER
SAMSUNG!!! The samsung E530 for the girly touch!!!!!!!! SAMSUNG ARE
THE BEST move over NOKIA!!!!!
Reviewed by Chrissy from england on 19th Aug 2005
dis fone is gorgus n i luv it iv had it nearly a yr now but it dus need
more fings lyk blue toof n sound on d vids wud b gd 2 so dey shud do
a lil upgrade o yer n it needs way more pic space i cud onli av like
77 pics on der!!
Reviewed by - from UK on 31st Jul 2005
I have had this phone for nearly a year, i have not recieved any problems
( no freezing etc.) However i think that the phone needs more features
like bluetooth, coz i don't get the infared, other than that this is
a good phone, so if your thinking about geting this,i'd consider it
Reviewed by Anon from uk on 30th Jul 2005
Got this phone on free o2 upgrade,works perfectly fine,excellent battery
life (you get 2 batteries and a handsfree included). I am not disappointed
to find there is no bluetooth,mp3 tri-band or hi-fi ringtones as i took
the precaution of finding out what the phone did and did not do before
choosing it.It does all the things listed in the specs. The infrared
links to a pc and not other phones as per the specification. MMS did
not work initially,contacted o2 who said it was releated to my sim card,they
activated it at there end and it now works fine. I suggest that everybody
whining about no mp3,bluetooth or whatever reads the specs of a product
before purchase,this will ensure you are not shocked when discovering
that the bungalow you have just purchased has no upstairs bedrooms.
Reviewed by chris from northampton on 25th Jul
i think the phone is great. the text function is so easy to use and
i managed to get the infra red working with my laptop but not with anything
else. The camera has some great functions but would be better with sound.
Although this phone is very good i have now changed to the sony ericsson
Reviewed by Samantha from UK on 24th Jul 2005
I would not recommend this phone at all. When you try to recive SMS
messages, the phone freezes and you cannot read them. I cannot wait
until my yearly upgrade, in order to return to Nokia. Do not buy this
Reviewed by ~*Black Tangled Heart*~ from Cornwall, UK
on 22nd Jul 2005
I received this phone as a 17th birthday present in June 2005. I really
like the phone because it has a decent sized screen, it's colour, it
takes pictures and has video recording. The ringtones took me a while
to get used to and i was a bit upset that i couldn't download Muse ringtones
to put on my phone, or any other tones. The video doesn't have sound,
so if silent movies are your thing then it's ok. The camera quality
is excellent and the pictures come out really clear and you can add
cool effects. The phone has photo caller ID so you can see who's calling
you, only when the phone is open though. You don't have to open the
phone manually as it has an automatic open button on the right-hand-side,
very cool! This feature doesn't work when your battery is low though.
You can take pictures whilst the phone is shut by holding down the camera
button on the right-hand-side, a very cool feature I think! The text
messaging is very easy to use. I am having trouble sending and recieveing
picture messages though which is a bit of a downer. Can anyone help
me??? Anyway, I really like this phone. I enjoy the game Bubblesmile
but not Fun2link. Hope you apreciate my opinion! xxx
Reviewed by Emma from England on 8th Jul 2005
Well ur all complaining about this phone... i think it's good. I've
had it since about september and i still love it. The only problem is
the mms messaging thing and also the infrared. Apart from them i dont
really have any problems with it? Oh except the video doesnt record
sound - that is a bit annoying but it isnt really such a big deal. Anyway
if u wanna buy the phone then i would because it is good.
Reviewed by Rachael from UK on 5th Jul 2005
I would put any one off this phone. I was silly enough to be attracted
by its auto flip mechanism and the fact it looked nice. The texting
facility is absoloutley awful, I have had this phone a year and I cannot
wait to go back to Nokia. I though I will try a different phone as everyone
owns a Nokia, but I have made a decision I will never sway again. I
still cannot get used to the texting, I use my fella's nokia phone and
it takes me seconds to get used to it, where as something ive had for
a year, I still dont get it! Everything about this phone is frustrating,
the video camera (which doesnt have sound???) the games are awful, no
bluetooth, I cant receive picture messages from anyone else who doesnt
own a samsung phone...I could go on forever. Sorry Samsung, stick to
Reviewed by *^$Kirsty$^* from England on 4th Jul
This is v.gd phone. however i cant get d infra red 2 wrk and u cnt arrange
pictures in2 folders! but d pic quality and video quality is gr8! but
d video wud b better with sound! i'v had dis fona a while and neva had
ne problems with it! and d automated flip is gr8!!
Reviewed by kieran from england on 24th Jun 2005
its a very good phone except for the camcorder doesn't have sound but
the main problem i found that the infared doesn't work i have asked
around and people have had the same problem so i would say its a very
good phone except for those draw backs it's a brill phone buy it and
Reviewed by chris from uk on 24th Jun 2005
I love my samsung P510, having use of only 1 hand, the active flip is
extremely useful, it is a good looking phone and has lots of extras,
ringtones have excellent tone,I wouldn't swap my phone at the moment
but its sad that samsung have discontinued it :( When i upgrade in the
summer, i will be looking for something to match up this great little
Reviewed by Dutton from Liverpool, ENGLAND on
27th May 2005
This is a ok phone, i used to have it but changed it for the d500, i
wouldnt advise anyone to get it but also i wouldnt advise anyone away
from getting it, its a phone in the end not a camcorder!
Reviewed by Emma from UK on 20th May 2005
This phone is well cool my hairdresser has it nd she lets me have a
play around on it when i see her at skittles. It's colourful, Bright
n bold nd the sound nd picture quality is fantastic. I LUV IT especially
the automatic flip up feature. I wud advise ne1 2 go out nd buy it NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by deepa from uk on 18th May 2005
i got tha phone n febrauray..and its may now..already its giving me
so many problems..and its quite slow as well..and memory s little.camera
qualitu should be decreased as well
Reviewed by Emma from England on 14th May 2005
I got this phone last October. It isn't the best phone i have ever had
because of the memory and the fact that it automatically thinks that
i want to use Capitals in the texts. When somebody else tries to use
my phone to text i have to teach them what to do to get it off of capitals
because the receiver of that text could take it the wrong way.
Reviewed by DW from Australia on 6th May 2005
My mum has this phone - it is quite good, but it doesn't have a radio
which is a let down - but you really cant get EVERYTHING in a phone!
Texting is kind of difficult for me with this phone as i have a 3200
but it's a cute flip top and record videos - people who say not enough
memory if you need to record more than 5 videos and take more than 500
photos buy a camcorder! A phone is really made for making and reciving
texts and calls - not for all these features you have a life outside
Reviewed by Sxy Amy from england on 3rd May 2005
im gettin ma phone in a cuplle of days n soo many people are complainin
bowt it i ave an answers 4 sum1 hu asked if ani1 new ow 2 use infa red!u
just simpli switch it on and put it 2 ani other phone wid infa red on
it den clik send to wich eva pic/sound or watever ya wont 2 send and
clik send via infared! ope dat as helped a few of ya if not owell!!!
aniways ive erd a lot bowt dis phone gud n bad im just hopeing dat wen
it comes it will b gud!!! aniways in a bit xxxxxxxxxx
Reviewed by Lesley from Scotland on 10th Apr 2005
I have had this phone a grand total of 3 days, and already, I am preparing
to take it back to the shop tomorrow. This is a pathetic attempt at
a phone which I would have expected to have been released a couple of
years ago. I was childish enough to be drawn to this phone for the auto-flip
feature and the phone's good looks. And it's absolutely tragic that
these two good points about the phone are voided by the other features.
No mp3 player, no bluetooth, no way of linking to PC (unless you fork
out for a data cable), a poor camera and videocamera (which doesn't
record sound!), nightmare texting (and to be honest, the ringtones make
me want to scratch my own eyeballs out). Coming from someone who's previous
phone was an O2 X3, it's really saying something! I'm torn apart by
this phone because of it's amazing potential. But the quality of the
features, I have discovered, should be better going by todays standard
of phone. Even my O2 X3 well surpassed the abilities of the Samsung
Reviewed by Matthew from England on 10th Apr 2005
My Dad is buying this mobile for my Mums birthday and he told me to
find it on the internet and when I found it it looked very good with
the style and then the features was even better: *6MB Memory. *Video
Record and Play Back. *Automatic flip. *Camera with video. *Camera light.
*Also outer clock hands. So this mobile well does deserve five out of
Reviewed by fozzer from England on 4th Apr 2005
What's the matter with all you peep's, can nobody speak English anymore
Reviewed by bumb from England on 18th Mar 2005
i rele dnt lyk dis fne!!!!!!!!!!! it has a very shrt memo n da shape
is rele weird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hu eva lyks it, is weird.n its
NOT cute or sxy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Holly da huni! from England on 17th
dis is da bst fne eva i luv it so much n al d ova ppl r lyin it is d
best fne around.i luv it.it roks.al mi frends luv it 2.it as a bril
camera.has lods ov storage,is small,sexy,cute n amazin.I LUV IT!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by LeE from London on 15th Mar 2005
i rote a review 4 dis fone b4, bt since now ive had it a lil longa i
hav a few things 2 sai abt it........ da memory is 2 short...so u gta
b careful abt certain thins u save. wen itz on silent y kan i not t8
d vibration off? dat mkz it a lil bit loud ne ways. y kan i not use
a standard samsung handz3 lit on it.... i kant b bothered 2 buy anotha
1... i tried it with the handz 3 frm my old fone samsung V200..... al
in al, d camaras good, open n close is kool....... bt samsung need 2
fix up.... or soon no1 is gna but dere fones. if ne1 kan ansa my questions
den plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz lemme kno... buh bye x.x.x
Reviewed by Danni from England on 11th Mar 2005
This phone is great but with one major drawback - I'm on O2 and it won't
let me send or receive any mms, and it takes forever to tell me. I think
I'll take it back to the shop tomorrow....
Reviewed by Kieron from wales on 9th Mar 2005
i think the p510 is an exusit phone and is probally the best phone in
its league. Its much better than any nokia and uch beter than any motarolla,
they are just absurd. so f you have got money spare just buy one like
Reviewed by kirsty from england on 4th Mar 2005
I think that this phone is brilliant! it has everything you could possibly
want on a mobile although i think that i could have easily made 5* if
it had coloured front and photos when someone rings you (as it is only
in blue writting) and also bluetooth would have been kool to have to.
although they are only very little things! yer its great and defo get
Reviewed by Leanne from England on 27th Feb 2005
I've had dis phone since just after chrimbo now n bin in 4 repair once
already. It would let me send photos but not images & i no dat it sud
work as i sent a image wen i first got it. Also, dont understand y dey
bovad wi infa red can turn it on but dunno how 2 use it. I really like
da design of da p510 & automatic openin, but some of da features cud
hav bin betta & i wud rather hav an mp3 player. The o2 x3 seems a betta
phone wi a lot more features & an mp3 player but its ugly compared 2
da p510! I wud recommed dis phone 2 any1 hu int bovad bout mms messagin
or havin a mp3 player...
Reviewed by arwen from northern Ireland on 28th
I feel inclined to say nice things about this phone because it has an
automatic flip, but I'm afraid there are just one too many annoying
things about it. Not only does the flip drain your battery, which isn't
too good to begin with, but texting is a nightmare! As a person who
hates t9, this phone automatically assumes that you love it and any
attempt to insert a symbol results in the phone reverting back to t9.
Why can you not switch the thing off permanently? This phone just makes
texting a chore! Plus, when a phone is on silent, should it not be completely
silent? When sitting on a desk the vibrate tone makes as much noise
as a normal ring tone-not a good idea when you are at work! Is it too
much to ask for Samsung to give a person the choice? The battery life
is far less reliable than a Nokia and takes way more time to charge.
After two weeks of using this phone on contract,I gave it back. It was
just way too much hassle for me!
Reviewed by Stephanie from UK on 27th Feb 2005
well i reviewed dis phone on 4th of jan or sumfink lyk tht ... nywys
this phone DOES rok arse ! I read ages ago that people were wondering
where you get the rest of the ringtones!!! ... well i'll tell you!!!!
.. Basicly you have to buy a data cable and you basicly install it and
you get a program where you can acces your photos by going to file manager
on the program , you can also acces your phonebook, text messages ,
your organiser and call records and upload pics from comp to the phone!!
Anyway .. back to the ringtones bit ... you can acess the rest of the
ringtones and listein 2 them through the program , and upload the on
to your phone!! anwyays it is a good cable and program package to buy
!! good luck xxxxx
Reviewed by Kit from Rochdale on 24th Feb 2005
i am luvin dis 4ne sooo much!!cant believe so many ppl dnt like it.
it aint that bad.
Reviewed by George from England on 22nd Feb 2005
I just bough the P510 yesterday after some scally stole my Sony Ericsson
K700i last week. Now I wish I had just got another K700i!!! The Samsung
looks good and the auto open and close is pretty cool, but after using
Sony's for the last 5 years I find the Samsung totally user UN-friendly.
Just trying to right a simple text is a nightmare as the system it uses
is in my opinion utter junk. My advice is buy a K700i instead - 10 X
better than this.
Reviewed by Saah from England on 17th Feb 2005
I have just purchased this phone as im a lover of Samsung, the only
thing i cant seem to work out is why it has sim messages and phone messages
in the text messages inbox? Does it use the sim memory up first and
then go onto phone or do you have to select this???? Please if someone
knows the answer to this can they let me know
Reviewed by aims from wales!!! on 8th Feb 2005
i got this fone 4 xmas! its a good fone dont get me wrong?!? there r
a few down points to this fone mind, like does anyone now haw to work
the infra red??? my mms dont work either or da wap, there are only 30
ringtones, the quality on the videos are good but thers no sound.the
memory on the fone isnt amazing, when i first got the fone i loved the
auto openin mechanism but it drains ur battery. theres a good storage
space for text messages mind. can anyone tell me haw 2 work my wap or
mms? its a good idea that there are two batteries 1 life long 1.its
a shame there is no snooze option on the fone 2, i use my nokia to wake
me up in the mornin, hope someone can ansa me
Reviewed by Meredith from Australia on 8th Feb
What a piece of junk! I decided to make the change from nokia two months
ago, a huge mistake. Messaging is really important to me and on this
phone it drives me mad. The phone breaks up words half way if it runs
out of space instead of just carrying the whole word to the next line.
its a pain to insert symbols and the t9 dictionary often forgets words
that I have previously saved. it does not automatically save sent messages,
and if you do save them it does not include the time and date sent.
The space bar is on the hash key which makes it very hard to use the
phone with just one hand. Battery life isn't great, even on the extended
battery. The soft keys sometimes don't respond to the first touch. The
outer screen only displays a missed call for about 30 seconds. There
is no dedicated alarm tone, you have to use a ring tone and there is
no snooze. The P510 is not without its positives. The phone does have
a great colour display and naviagation is fairly simple. the camera
is ok but not fantastic. The auto folder is just a gimmick. It may sound
as though I'm being picky and i do expect a lot out of a phone. But
I have to say that I'm really disappointed with the P510. It simply
is not worth the money i paid for it.
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 7th Feb 2005
nice phone....but why do all the rest of the reviewers sound like rap
star using wiv, da, and eva???
Reviewed by sam from wales (baa) lol on 28th Jan
i must say this phone is good but not outstanding.it has crashed about
3 times now.looks wise,the e700 is nicer and i find it generally has
a better picture than the p510.the one touch button opening is wicked,but
if this dosnt matter to you buy the e700 it is better
Reviewed by LaDi from London on 25th Jan 2005
this is a wicked phone!!!!! everyone should get one!!! it small, kool,
sexy & smart!!! =)
Reviewed by Michael McCulloch from Norway on 22nd
This phone is okay but not quite as good as it looks. My sister just
got the phone, i have a sony ecrisson k500i. Considering she paid a
lot more for hers i wouldn't say its any better. The camera is awesome
it takes good pictures and the flash light is a nice touch. But why
doesn't it have sound on the video? Old black and white phones had sound
recorders. Also it was a bit of a disapointment to see that it didn't
play mp3 so you couldn't have real songs as your ringtone. Another really
wierd thing is that it doesn't have triband, most phones of this price
have triband another disapointment. The thing that p me off the most
however is that i couldn't get the infared to work. I don't understand
why its even there. It doesn't do anthing as far as I can see. You can't
send stuff with it and you can't recieve stuff either. What's up with
that samsung? To end on a postive note it is a nice looking flip phone.
Reviewed by Colin from UK on 19th Jan 2005
Had the phone for 1 week before it went wrong. got the phone back from
02 3 weeks later to find exactly the same fault! now the auto open and
close don't work! 3 faults in 3 month!! Oh, texting is a pain as you
have to switch the t9 dicionary on every time!
Reviewed by kevin from uk on 15th Jan 2005
this is a good phone but.... all it does is flip open and close yes
its great if you want up to date technology but thats annother thing
HOW DO YOU USE INFRA RED ?????? does ny one know ??? i carn't send or
recieve stuff through infrared. plz help. i know how 2 switch the infrared
on but thats whee my problems start after that !!! thanx kev
Reviewed by Isla from Australia on 12th Jan 2005
it's a great! phone
Reviewed by Ruthy from England on 7th Jan 2005
Hey! i lov ehtis fone, best 1 have eva had, pics are great and i love
the press opening function! i wish however you could send ringtones!
and also not all ,my picture messags work, dont kow if that has something
to do with my personal 1! i woould reccomend this to ne 1!
Reviewed by Jules from England on 7th Jan 2005
A very attractive phone which sits nicely in the hand. The auto opener
is not only cool and very smooth, but is also invaluable for opening
and closing the flip when you have a handful of shopping and only one
free hand. I've just switched over from using Nokias, and have found
two irritating points...when texting, why is the space function on the
hash key? It makes it awkward for me as a right single handed texter
to space and you have to hold the phone with two hands to reach it easily.
It would make more sense to put it on the 0 key. Also, why is there
no snooze facility on the alarm??? I have always relied on my mobile
to wake me up, and although it is nice to be able to choose your alarm
tone and set it to recur every weekday, as someone who can't get out
of bed at the first alarm, the lack of snooze will result in me being
late for work, I am sure! Other than that, I've found it to be excellent.
Reviewed by Angel from P.R.China on 7th Jan 2005
I like Samsung, especially the ringtones. It's a good phone, but it
doesn't have many choices to download games from the internet. And it
doesn't show the missed call on the small screen on the surface. You
have to open the phone and check the missed call. But anyway, one-touch
design is cool. I still like it.
Reviewed by Nicki from england on 5th Jan 2005
I absolutely love this phone i luv everythin about it and i can't wait
a second to press the button in at the side to flip it up and down but
theres 1 thing they shud have included is to apply voice notes to the
phone and shud have had sound on the video i reccomend this phone to
Reviewed by samsung fan from on 4th Jan 2005
This looks like an impressive phone but has many flaws. A brief list
of the plus and downsides of this model: + High quality screen (the
best for 65000 colours) + Loud, clear polyphonic ringtones + Motorised
flip + Nice design/layout of keys + Good memory: 6.5mb total. - MMS
does NOT support sound/tones (Why anyone would add the MMS feature and
takeout the sound option i don't know) - Not tri-band! When all the
other phones in the P-series are. - Software is a bit slow. Takes too
long to save/change settings. - Phonebook does not have the option to
copy all numbers from SIM to phone and vice-versa when other samsung
models have this option.
Reviewed by !!!Louby!!! from United Kingdom on
4th Jan 2005
I have had this fone 4 about a month. Its really cool with the auto
folder, nd the ringtones drive my mom up the wall, but i like them.
the camera is really good, and the videos r good except i dont think
theres any sound?! confusing. the clocks good for me coz im always l8
4 things.i havent worked out how 2 use the MMS but i think i will. the
games arnt that good, so i downloaded sum. i also lyke the fact it has
an orginiser. and yes it does hav a silent mode its #. the wap browser
on my fone is a bit nack, but i dont really use it. i also love the
movin back rounds its great. my friends all fink its great and so do
i. buy it if ur lookin 4 a fone with nearly everything.
Reviewed by Stephanie from England on 4th Jan
Hi i got dis phone 4 xmas , it is gd!! i wud get it ! especialli di
automatic openin! its quite smart aswellbackrounds r cool. camera is
gd! nd video is gd aswell apart 4rm its onli 10 secs nd it has no sound!!
grr. o well overall phone is the best one iv ever had!!!!!!!! GET IT!
the ringtones are good aswell! thnkz x x x x
Reviewed by sexy lou from england on 4th Jan 2005
ive had the phone since october and i think its great but there are
some down sides to it, theres no sound on your video recordings and
thats the best bit of filming something and its really annoying that
u have to change the message from t9 all the time. there could be more
space for messages and photos. but i would recomend the phone to any
body it is a stylish classy phone and the automatic up and down button
is brilliant!!!! nice one
Reviewed by disco stew from disco land on 21st
well, this phone has got me all shook up. i like it but then it has
a lot of folts with it. when you recive messages the message alert pic
does not stay flashing so you dont no if you have got a message and
its the same with missed calls. well cant be botherd to say any more.
merry cimbo sha mown. hee hee.
Reviewed by eric from philippines on 20th Dec
one-touch open and close function is cool..but when you assign photo
caller id you need your phone to be open to see who is calling...why
the other phone (E600) you can see the one who is calling on the external
Reviewed by charlie from england on 15th Dec 2004
this phone is amazing. i love it its proper bo. i was gonna buy the
02 x3 but then i realised how ugly it was compared to this phone. not
only does this phone have everything on it it looks gorgeous a cool
flipping mechanism i would suggest for everyone to have this phone.
Reviewed by Southern Pixie from Manchester, UK on
12th Dec 2004
Really good phone, i have only had it one day but i think it is great.
Simple, useable, and not too many gadgets and gizmos you are never going
to use. It has been said before but im gonna say it again. Bad Points:
No MP3 and flicking through to t9 everytime you do a text. That is very
iritating, but im sure ill get used to it or the people i txt will get
used to it always boeing in CAPS
Reviewed by Chrissy from England on 11th Dec 2004
I have recently recieved a samsung P510 and i love it to pieces i think
it is designed more for a younger person, i am 13 years old and it is
the best as i can show it off to all my friends as it can open up on
its own. i think it should have some more stuff tho like loudspeaker
n all that lot o yer n more lights!
Reviewed by chazza from england on 8th Dec 2004
only hav 1 word for this phone........AMAZING
Reviewed by Charli. C from uk on 2nd Dec 2004
i have had many phons before this 1 and i think that this phones is
far the best. it has alot of great things on which i wnated on my phones,
example, camera, flash, video camera, good games etc. although this
phone does not hav much storage 4 text messages which is a bit of a
pian to me. also the video doesnt have any sound although it is of good
quality it would be better to be able to hear things aswel. i thinks
the phone is a perfect size and the button for automatic open and close
is fantastic... all my friends want it on their phone :o) its a great
Reviewed by Charlie from Australia on 24th Nov
This phone is quite nice. Its screen is relatively good but it is a
bit small. The phones memory is rather limited. A rather bad problem
is that it has trouble recieving mms on a vodafone network. Its fine
with sending items but any recieved items appear distorted. Recieving
items smaller than 5kb work ok. A nice phone but some relevant problems.
Reviewed by Nik from UK on 19th Nov 2004
Have had the phone about a week now and to be honest apart from the
one problem it's a great phone. But then again it's a big problem. Apparently
this model has trouble receiving MMS when using the Vodafone network,
it does receive them but they are very distorted. Vodafone told me that
it's ok with some handset but not others! They have sent me another
one to try so will give that a go over the next couple of days! But
if MMS is important to you, probs best not to get this phone!
Reviewed by Mango Saul from England on 18th Nov
Really nice phone but the ringtones are a bit naff. A simple "ring ring"
would have been nice. If you're a traveller the duel band is a big let
down. A bit weird because the phone below this one is Tri band.
Reviewed by vickie from england on 16th Nov 2004
oh, thanks i understand now - i am blonde!
Reviewed by Ant from England on 15th Nov 2004
This phone is amazing, the best i have ever had. But i want to know
if it comes with a voice recorder, and if it does how do you get ontp
it?? someone please write back, thanks
Reviewed by James from UK on 12th Nov 2004
It's okay, the WAP is rather slow in comparison to Nokia's, as the interface
is a bit cluttered. The phone itself is well-designed. It's acutally
close to the same size as the E600, so i don't see why people suggest
it should be the same size, that'd a silly comment to make. Also, It
has 64-voice polyphonic ringtones, that doesn't mean it has 64 ringtones!
Silly girl... Anyway, good phone to have, i'd recommend it if you don't
plan on using wap much, and want a clock visible all the time. It's
free on most contracts, so go for it if you like it's specifications
Reviewed by XxJeNiTaXx from Newcastle on 10th
This fone is banging man!! its got camera wid flash n everythin its
a dream placed into a fone but da fing is its too bulky its fat and
too big and i dont like it it wud be a brill fone if they put it into
a samsung e600 design
Reviewed by Sotongirl - READ! from England on
9th Nov 2004
To let everyone know - this phone DOES have a silent feature and you
do not have to go into the settings, you simply HOLD # ! This phone
is awesome, the only downfall is the lack of MP3 player. The automatic
opening is cool in theory, but unless you're a complete poser, you're
not going to want to do it in public.
Reviewed by Vickie from England on 9th Nov 2004
Truly amazing phone. Enough said! p.s. i can only find 30 ringtones
on my phone - any one know where the other 34 are stored?
Reviewed by Gemma from England on 9th Nov 2004
The phone is alot more straight forward than I thought it would be.
The main drawback for me is that the write text function does not default
to predictive. I guess I'll get used to that. I have got a question
though: On some review websites it states that the P510 is dual band,
and on others it says that it is tri band. On one review that I read
it said that the phone is dual band but can be manually set to be tri
band. Does anyone know the answer?
Reviewed by shannon tresidder from cornwall on
8th Nov 2004
good but no mp3 which is a downer, all other features are good still
waiting for it to go on pay as you go to find out the price!!
Reviewed by oliver from england on 28th Oct 2004
this phone has every thing , colour screen, ace pholyphonic ringtones,camera,photo
caller ID, big storage , if you want a new phone with every thing on
get this only let down it does not have an MP3 player on it
Reviewed by Tracy from East Yorkshire, UK on 28th
Absolutely brilliant! I have had this phone a couple of months now and
cannot fault it. I love the way it comes with two batteries. Having
never had a Samsung before, I never realised that phone manufacturers
did this. It stays charged for ages even when used, and I found it stayed
charged a lot longer than ANY of my previous mobiles. Can definitely
Reviewed by Katrina from Ireladn on 24th Oct 2004
Would give this 5 if there was a way of locking t9 so that you didn't
have to scroll through all the other modes of input every single time
you write a text. It's a shame, cos I really like the phone otherwise.
Reviewed by Jade Hepburn from Scotland on 22nd
I got this phone today ad i think its really good. The picture quality
is really good and altough the video recorder does not have sound the
quality is really good. I am really pleased with it and i'll write another
reveiw when i get more used to it.
Reviewed by Kim from UK on 22nd Oct 2004
I love this phone but it's such a shame that you cannot buy downloadable
polyphonic ringtones for it. Apparently Samsung does not support these
as they use mmf not midi files for this so you will never be able to
buy a ringtone for this phone. Also, if you don't read a text immediately
it tones every minute until you do which is annoying when you're sleeping.
Reviewed by Gee from Schotlunndddd on 20th Oct
One of the best samsung-phones to date; integrated 'flash' for pics,
speedier interface, buttons intuitively spaced out (the e600 is wayyy
too small for us men) - all in all a great wee samsung phone, the permanently-on
clock on the front is great too, and better not forget the 'auto open'
feature, which is quick & painless. The larger battery (not all that
big really makes the phone lasts for days on end, the smaller one lasts
2 days with say an hour's hardcore use of the phone each day, pretty
good all in all, go get one!
Reviewed by Elisa Ang from United Kingdom on 17th
Fantastic phone! The auto folder mechanism is just stunning, and you
can set sounds to play when you use it. Cool! The silent mode is easily
accessible by pressing the # key, so no problems at all when watching
movie. And yes the caps lock is always on but only needs one press to
make it go away so its ok for me. Screensavers are fantastic on the
great screen. And some ringtones allow the phone to vibrate and ring
at the same time so that takes away my only concern. Love all the sounds
that it makes! Fantastic!
Reviewed by Tom from Manchester on 16th Oct 2004
The phone's pretty damn good, loads of features. Only nag is that the
sms defaults to capitals, but you get used to pressing *star to change
it to normal case. The phone DOES have a silent mode! If you can't find
it, go to sound-settings, 'alert type' and change to vibration. That
means it only vibrates, obviously. Some models with newer software,
like mine,have a total silence option. Read the manual before you post
comments here! Great little phone, would recommend to anyone!
Reviewed by Jase Hall from England on 13th Oct
This handset hasn't got a silent function which is very annoying. The
predictive text does not stay on and a missed call only appears on your
phone for 1 minute. On the whole looks nice but they should have spent
more time putting better functions on it.
Reviewed by jess from england on 10th Oct 2004
I dont have thephone yet , but i am getting it , andi am looking forward
to it. But i am writing a reveiw on everything ive heard about it and
it sounds really good. thnx 4 such a god phone. XxXx
Reviewed by Tom Dockerill from England on 3rd
ive had the samsung p510 for a week now and it is pretty posh!! the
motorized flip is quality and saves time on opening the fone.i used
2 have a o2 x2 which has a naff camera. so was pleasently surprised
when the camera on the p510 was pretty good, as good as ne camera fone
i have seen. the flash light helps to brighten up pictures and also
is good for cing in the dark. The battery life on the fone is pretty
good lasting a good 5 days. the only negative point i can think of is
that the text doesnt wrap which is slightly irritating. all in all i
think the fone would aid ne user.
Reviewed by Nickie from UK on 23rd Sep 2004
I've had this phone for a week. Compact, neat and stylish. Very clear
LCD display on the front (clock very handy!) - main screen very clear
- shame not a little bit bigger. The auto open/close feature is fun
but I can live without it (avoid it as it's a bit of a drain on the
battery) and anyway you can only use it when the phone is actually switched
on. When you write text messages words can get split at the end of lines
(though incoming messages and looking at sent items afterwards do display
correctly). The calendar has automatic linking to alarms which is good.
Menu system easy to get the hang of. Ringtones galore but wish there
was an option to have something normal sounding. No problem in the dark
- back lights behind everything - a little dazzling even but very visible.
I have been toying with swopping it for the Sharp GX30 because of its
excellent camera but because of the negative things I've read its calendar/alarms
etc and being tied to Vodafone's menu layout , I decided to stick with
the Samsung. Comes with two batteries, one long-lasting.