Samsung S5600 Review
In a nutshell: The Samsung S5600 is an upgraded version of the
Tocco Lite. It does everything that the monster-selling Tocco Lite does,
but also offers 3G HSDPA and an improved camera. It's exclusive to Orange
and Vodafone and is available in Black, Lilac, Pink or White.
Review: June 2009. Last updated August 2009.
The Samsung S5600 launched in May 2009 and fits between the Tocco
Lite and the i8910 HD. In other
words, it's a mid-range touchscreen phone, equipped with 3G. The Orange-exclusive
version is unglamourously nicknamed the "Preston", and the
Vodafone version has the rather nicer sounding name of "Blade".
Bring this phone out in a public space, and everyone will assume that
you've got the massive selling Tocco
Lite. It looks almost the same and is virtually the same size, but
it costs more and has some extra features. So the big question is whether
this phone beats the Tocco Lite. It has the same touchscreen user interface
as the Tocco Lite, but a slightly smaller screen, which is a shame in
a touchscreen phone. It has a flash on the camera and the bonus of video
calling. Both phones have the same music player and FM radio with RDS.
The S5600 has the added bonus of HSDPA for faster internet access at
up to 7.2 Mbps.
So, you can pick up the S5600 for just slightly more than a Tocco Lite
if you shop around (hint: see links on this page!), It has the benefits
of a camera flash and 3G, but a slightly smaller screen. You'll have
to decide for yourself which suits your needs better, but both are outstanding
Features of the Samsung S5600 include:
- 3.15 megapixel camera with smile detection autofocus and flash
- Video camera (QVGA, 15fps) plus secondary camera for video calling
- Display: TFT, 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.8 inches)
with auto rotate
- Music player (MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+ formats)
- FM radio RDS
- Ringtones: MP3 ringtones / 64-voice polyphonic tones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email
- Voice memo & voice mail
- Java games
- Offline mode
- WAP 2.0, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, web browser
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0
- Memory: 80MB plus MicroSD memory card slot (up to 16GB)
- Personal organiser functions
- Quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) plus 3G
- Size: 103 x 55 x 13 mm
- Weight: 92g
- Talktime: 3 hours
- Battery standby: 300 hours
Samsung S5600 User Reviews
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Average rating from 105 reviews:
Reviewed by momi from Pakistan on 15th May 2012
i hate this mobile too too too much.
I rouin my all mony at it.
because it has no WI-FI.
Reviewed by chris from st lucia on 17th Mar 2012
i own one, nice phone it would be better if it had wifi and landscape
keyboard for texting
Reviewed by j underhill from england on 2nd Jan
hi, i have the phone, and i think it is very badly desidned. alot of
the features are hard to use, such as no predictive text while online.
Reviewed by Katy from Scotland on 8th Dec 2011
i HATE this fone gets really boring ater abiut 2 day!!! i've had it
for 2 years!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Antonia from England on 20th Nov 2011
Utterly incredible phone, literally indestructable!!! I have dropped
it, set fire to it, thrown it across a room, left it in the sun all
day etc (all accidentally!) and it still works! There are only 2 small
cracks, one across the touchscreen and the touchscreen still works.
Fast keyboard, good battery life, large screen, nice layout- Samsung
you have created one hell of a good phone! BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY
Reviewed by Amy from UK on 17th Jan 2010
I love this phone. i could go on for ever about how it ticks every box
for me. Sarah to silence your key tones, go to settings, phone profile,
where it says normal click on the 2 red arrows the at the top click
on the drop down box and go to phone sounds, scroll down and change
phone sound volume to silent.
Reviewed by alexandra from london on 13th Jan
i got this phone for christmas a and its a great phone.... i advise
you to buy it....i gt in metalic pink with 3 great great great yayy...
sarah if you want to turn off the key volume turn down the volume from
the volume key on the side but it has to be on idle mode.... and you
can still have your normal ringtone
Reviewed by Beth from UK on 11th Jan 2010
just bought it, loveeeeee it :) first samsung/touchscreen phone, so
taking some getting used to, but is pretty user friendly, great fun
and is pink with a touch screen! very happy with internet access too..
not sure how good it would be for someone who wanted an internet + camera
+ music player phone, but for a phone with some useful add ons it is
great! reccomend it.
Reviewed by sarah from UK on 8th Jan 2010
this phone is very good, easy to get the hang of asdwell, im just wondering
is ir possible to have the ringtone and text message tone on, but have
the keys on silent? , also the internet is sometimes slow but otherwise
its great! camera is exellent! :)
Reviewed by cj from uk on 8th Jan 2010
i like this phone; functions well as a phone, camera and basic organiser.
But mine (which i got this week) has two problems: 1.) There is a faint
ringing on the right stereo side when using headphones; i think its
a software problem because this ringing only occurs when music or 'phone
sounds' are not not playing. 2.) the music player cannot play music
files beyond ~35mins in length, which is bizarre! if i fast foward to
a point after ~35mins, it starts from the beginning again. I don't know
if its relevant of not but i'm using a brand new 4gb memory card. Anyone
else having these problems? I'm currently trying to get a replacement.
Reviewed by Gwen from Australia on 8th Jan 2010
Bought this phone yesterday and i am loving it! The menu does get a
little getting use to but i am overall quite happy with it. Large amounts
of texting get a little tedious & a memory card is recommended though...
addhyayan, did you make sure to download the samsung studio BEFORE putting
in the usb connected to your mobile? I put songs on this morning and
it seemed to work fine... Also, a lot of the negative reviews on here
may just be a product of not reading the user manual so don't be deterred
from purchasing this phone!
Reviewed by addhyayan from uk on 4th Jan 2010
I would just like to know how to put songs, pics etc. on to the phone
because i've tried putting the usb and tried downloading samsung studio!!
Otherwise its a great phone and very stylish.
Reviewed by Lucy from UK on 4th Jan 2010
(For sean, Ireland, You go to the keypad, and you hold down the hash
key, and it turns it onto silent, or use the down but to turn the volume
right down).. I have had this phone from the start of December, i have
been quite pleased with it, yeah it takes ages to get used to whilst
texting but you soon get used to it, and when you do it is a really
cool. Previously had a touch screen phone and it kept unlocking itself
in my bag, but with this one it doesnt and is quite clever, very sensitive
on the buttons :) Happy with this phone.
Reviewed by An from UK on 4th Jan 2010
Got this phone on Saturday, and looking at the last review is b** s***!!
I change my phone every 3 months.I would suggest that you set your phone
up properly before you make usless comments! It is obviuos that you
dont know how to write never mind text. All of the issues you have moaned
about work perfectly on my phone.Text notification is removed when you
tap the screen to view message. I have ythe key tones off and the phone
volume on, try using a little button called settings and then use your
eyes to read, then if you are not too confused set your phone up the
way you want it! In conclusion, ignore this idiot and buy the Samsunf
Reviewed by Ano from Uk on 2nd Jan 2010
Has some annoying operating system processes that overshadow any positives
in my opinion. As a sony E migrant I expect good logic and this phone
has some strange quirks which are due to lack of thought. As one consumer
review says earlier its predictive texting is random at best and comes
up with ridiculous suggestions: nX - ?? what is that. also when you
have an alert on a calendar event it just won't go away! There are other
pop ups which just don't quit too eg the stopwatch and when a text has
delivered it keeps the 'delivered' notification as a text in your inbox,
clogging it up!? SE does not do this. There are other just ridiculous
processes on it which makes me want to return to Sony E eg. you either
have sound full on ie. bing bong each key pressed or off - so you can't
hear calls coming thro!? But I have to say the touch screen does work
Reviewed by Sean from Ireland on 1st Jan 2010
Unreal Phone:).. Cant figure out how to zoom tho lol. Anyone know how
to get the wee bleep noise off as u press the buttons while making a
Reviewed by Holly from England on 1st Jan 2010
I've recieved this phone in the post yesterday, put the sim in, registered
it online and didnt get any texts from orange saying it had been confirmed,
i put my sim into my old orange phone and got 2 texts from orange, i
moved them to the sim and onto the new phone, where it started to work,
however, i have had to keep switching the sims around because when i
try to ring 450, 453, it says 'emergancy only' i could send texts before,
but im very annoyed with this, and there is hardly any help on the orange
site. its a good phone for features, but be sure to check before you
Reviewed by Megan from Camberly on 31st Dec 2009
At first I was going to get the tocco lite but i went with my friend
(who has the tocco lite) to the store and we found out in fact this
was better! get it on 3 because you get free messenger, skype and 150
mb of internet!
Reviewed by Sue from Wales on 31st Dec 2009
I am so disappointed I got the Samsung S5600 at the end oct have now
had two replacements !!!!!
Reviewed by Jen from UK on 30th Dec 2009
This phone is good quality, I am most impressed by the music player
and camera. You plug the headphones into the hands free thing which
plugs into the socket at the top of the phone. I am getting used to
the menus but simple to use otherwise. Stylish all round.
Reviewed by ellie from uk on 29th Dec 2009
love this phone =] just wondering if anyone can tell me where you plug
the headohones in as the plug is rounded and dosnt fit in the plug?!
Reviewed by Mike from uk on 29th Dec 2009
i got this phone for xmas and it is by far the best phone i have ever
had i got it in white which looks really good also the touchscreen is
really responsibe the camera is good and it doesnt mess up at all very
much unlike lots of touchscreen phones i would definatly recomend it
Reviewed by Clare from UK on 28th Dec 2009
I think the touch screen on this phone is great, best I have owned out
of the Viewty and Nokia 5800. However the internet can get annoying
with scrolling as it means you accidentally zoom if you press the screen
for too long. I like this phone, and I am hard to please, however, I
HATE the t9 dictionary function, it is unpredictable and creates it's
own, USELESS, words. For example been becomes addo as the first option
and so is sm, and my is Mx! I haven't used these words (why would I?)
and I have no way of deleting them so I constantly have to change them.
It also has the habit of altering as well for example xxx changed to
yxx and then wxx, yxx, xxx! Which is very annoying. This really annoys
me and the battery isn't amazing on it. However if you like the tocco
then this is probably a good bet if you want another touch screen.
Reviewed by bob from uk on 26th Dec 2009
i got this phone on 3 its the best phone out now i will say its better
then the samsung tocco and the lg vewity so i say if ur thinking of
geting the lg veiwty or the tocco look again this one is better i have
the lg vewity and the tocco and the s5600 so i sayget the s5600 on 3
with unlimted internet and text and 200 mins on £18 a mothen and 18
monthe contract dont go to O2 there rubbise
Reviewed by danielle from UK on 26th Dec 2009
Help!!i got this phone for xmas and its great so far.....however when
i go to set a wallpaper it brings the red rectangle up to drag it to
how much i want of the picture. it wont let me drag to the corner of
the screen!it starts zooming in and out!
Reply by wingyan from singapore on
29th Dec 2009
Danielle: I think you have to resize ur picture on adobe photoshop or
something so it will fit perfectly. I did that
Reviewed by Celeste from UK on 25th Dec 2009
Got this phone today for xmas and im loving it, the camera is quite
good and I think the texting is quite simple. It would be nice if a
few games wern't demo's but hey you can't have everything :) Great phone!
Reviewed by Hannah from UK on 25th Dec 2009
Got this phone for christmas today and so far it's amazing! The texting
is simple to use, it looks great and for how much it is the camera is
very decent. Got a few downsides, it's rather long winded to change
text message alert, took me ages to figure it out, and the touch screen
can sometimes go a little unresponsive while texting. Could've been
better if you could flip it on it's side to make a QWERTY keyboard.
But overall it's an amazing phone and would definately recommend it
Reviewed by Anna B from England on 25th Dec 2009
I got this phone on xmass Love it its class myn came with a goodybag
x And Skull Candy Head Phones
Reviewed by Trudy from United Kingdom on 23rd
Got this phone a couple of days ago and i love it!!! This is the first
touchscreen ive had and find it so easy to use i don't think i'll ever
want to go back to a keypad phone. I would certainly recommend this
phone. Well done again Samsung!!!
Reviewed by sarah from uk on 17th Dec 2009
gr8 phone love it to bits. its jus like the tocco lite but the better
version. only thing is it dont have a qwerty key board
Reviewed by frannii from uk on 13th Dec 2009
problems with signal as stated on other forums.... phone would eb perfect
if it worked, sometimes even when it says ive got a full signal, it
wont accept or send calls/texts etc... holds them back for hours....
phone is great, better than the tocco lite, but the functions arnt
Reviewed by Emmie from UK on 12th Dec 2009
Bought this phone a few months ago and pretty disappointed to be honest.
It looks great but had some problems with some of the functions not
working properly after only a couple of months, and it has put me right
off touch screen phones now. They are rubbish for texting.
Reviewed by Rachel.L from Scotland on 11th Dec
Awesome phone! Im getting it for christmas, I went to the 3 store to
check it out, good and very responsive touch screen, a good range of
themes and the Camera is reasonably good. Btw, if you cant zoom in you
need to go to settings and change it to 2 meg for some reason (guy in
shop told me) but i wouldnt bother because the zoom is rubbish anyway.
It doesnt feel like the iphone (tried the 1phone out at 02 shop). But
its a good deal for £130 payg.
Reviewed by AHAH from England on 9th Dec 2009
Hello, My Samsung S5600 Is Great. Its A Limited addition one.Its White
and Has Blue Flowers on (VerryJazzy) Its Brill. I think the only thing
i dont like about the phone is how it deletes some of my texts..?? Has
Anone Eles Had This Problem ?? The Camera Is Brill The Messaging is
Brill The Acsses to everything Is Brill The Acsessories Are Brill And
Its Just Soo Easy Love it..... I am getting my cousin it.
Reviewed by Anna H from England on 9th Dec 2009
Its A BRILL phone.I know this sounds shoking but i think boys like more
practical phones like sony ericsons and girls like touchy phones but
thats my opinion. Becasue most of the boys on this list have said ohh
Hate It . All in all brill phone
Reviewed by Paul (Liverpool) from UK on 7th Dec
There are some right moaning feckers on here, this phone is brill
Reviewed by Andy from UK on 5th Dec 2009
My first touch screen and Samsung and have been very pleased since I
got it about 6 weeks ago. Everything works well and it's a nice size
and shape for my pocket. I have found all the menus and functions quite
intuitive and easily navigated, sound quality, reception and battery
life are all ok. Haven't had any problems at all, the only frustration
is the alarm clock. There are at least 2 if not 3 widgets for clocks
but none for the alarm which you have to access through the organiser,
Reviewed by Dermot from Ireland on 3rd Dec 2009
BEST PHONE EVER!
Reviewed by Martin from Uk on 30th Nov 2009
Still do not like this phone, however, I was so annoyed with it last
week and dropped it on the floor. I commenced kicking it around the
room and against the wall, it survived totally unharmed, so I suppose
that is a good point. the five stars are for durability, still a rubbish
Reviewed by Joobix from UK on 30th Nov 2009
Great little phone, bit dissapointed that there's no GPS but i guess
you can't have everything. At Gary, you can change the text tone. Go
to phone profiles, select normal profile, then click the little arrows
by the side of it. This brings up the option menu, in top right corner
click the arrow and scroll to 'new message'. Should have the option
to change message alert tone as 2nd one down. note, you cant change
message tone in silent mode!!
Reviewed by Kev Tom from Wales, UK on 29th Nov
Bought this phone today for my daughter. She absolutely LOVES it. Been
playing with it all evening and can't fault it so far. Ok, finding the
Bluetooth function was a bit of a struggle (found it sans manual), but
other than that, it's a great phone. The touch screen is very responsive,
the menus load very quickly, the music player plays Apple coded tracks,
it has a 3.2MP camera, plus a bucket load of freebies from Orange! In
addition to all the regular plus points, this phone's language can be
set to Welsh!! This alone deserves 5 stars!! Regardless of the Welsh
language gubbins, this is a great phone for £120. 100% pleased with
Reviewed by MS from Scarborough on 28th Nov 2009
I've had this phone just for a week and already very disappointed with
it. Auto rotate feature flips the screen upside down if you are left
handed. Mine is on 3 network which is really the worst combination possible,
with their very poor customer care dept. They don't take it back or
exchange it for something that works, ie. Nokia. The internet access
is very slow like most other things on this phone.
Reviewed by Amy-Leigh from uk on 28th Nov 2009
Well this phone is just amazing, I am getting it for christmas and the
reviews are fantastic!!!!! It sounds MUCH better that the lg cookie
because the samsung s5600 has sooooo much more things on it! I have
never had a touchscreen before, I just had a lg and it was pretty rubbish
because it had the most horrible camera! The Samsung S5600 has 3.15
pixels, music player(I love my music lol) SMS, MMS, EMAIL! bluetooth,
and the size and shape is brilliant it is also very light. I went into
orange and I had a little look and this phone and I was amazed at how
brill this phone really was!!!!! I would really recommend this, If you
are looking for a christmas present get this!!!
Reviewed by GARY from UK on 28th Nov 2009
got this on 25th november my first touchscreen phone great size screen
resposive easy to use great for web easy to upload photos to facebook
but use camera in camera mode not scene mode for indoor shots because
cant use flash in scene mode and photo will be no good video is good
with good sound but if like me you like to put your own tex tone on
you cant iv tried dont know why you can with toco lite but still love
Reviewed by Sue from uk on 27th Nov 2009
I Jo, i have had mine for a while now and really love it. I had the
same problem as you at first but i've now worked it out... if you want
to use words like wasn't, didn't, i'll etc in your sms messages you
need to input the word on normal text (not predictive) first then when
you are using predictive text put the word in without the ' and it will
come out automaticly. Hope i've explained this simply enough and hope
Reviewed by Jo from UK on 26th Nov 2009
I bought this phone the other day, so far I'm very happy with it. Just
one little thing - why do they make it so hard to use an apostrophe
in an SMS? Predictive text doesn't recognise if you put a . in that
you might want an ' instead in the middle of, say, wasn't, didn't or
I'll (my old Nokia did this, as did an LG I borrowed). Apostrophes can
only be found in the second screen of the long list of marks. You can't
event add it to the dictionary as you can't add punctuation to added
words! Other than that, the phone is very pretty and is easy to use.
It's taking some time to get used to the touch screen but I'm very happy.
Reviewed by Damo from England on 21st Nov 2009
Wow, what can I say. I was offered this by Orange on a special retention
deal. Given that I was paying less than £15 a month and was being given
a rediculous amount of texts and minutes, I wasn't expecting much from
the handset... how wrong was I. This is no iphone, sure, but just because
you can pick one up for under £120, doesn't mean it is some low budget
device either. The phone basically does all the things u want it to,
with the possible exception of GPS. Menus are fast, texting is easy
and the screen is very responsive. The widget system is nice, and a
little like the android OS, albeit less advance. People have moaned
about the lack of a full keyboard... but seriously, a full keyboard
on a smallish screen like this would be silly. Overall I am very impressed.
The phone also looks very nice too
Reviewed by sarah healy from uk on 21st Nov 2009
this phone is awful! I have always had nokias but was attracted to the
look and touchscreen features of this. It is a poor comparison! very
slow at everything - getting ready to use after switching off, sending
group messages (does them 1 by 1) sending any message - you have to
wait whilst it sends it and cant do anything else on the phone until
it is sent. It is also a very lengthy unsuccessful process to load the
soft ware to use photos taken on the phone. Also the headphones provided
from samsung have a old style round plug whilst the phones port for
headphones is a square usb one! Friends who have this all agree it is
not a good choice or easy to use.
Reviewed by * from england on 16th Nov 2009
amazing phone love it :D
Reviewed by markB from uk on 14th Nov 2009
i myself was interested in this phone for the very fact it was stated
elsewhere as having gps and 3G alas it doesnt have gps ,it also seems
to get little support with apps and widgets from either orange or indeed
samsung ,disapointed indeed :(
Reviewed by CHARLES from N.IRELAND on 11th Nov
AN EXCELLENT TOUCH SCREEN PHONE, OFFERS EVERYTHING INCLUDING :GPS:,
ALTHOUGH I UNLESS I AM MISSING SOMETHING, I CAN NOT LOCTAE THE GPS.
HAS ANYONE ANY IDEA AS TO WHETHER THIS IS A SEPERATE ITEM YOU MUST PURCHASE,
OR DO I NEED A VISIT TO SPEC SAVERS. PLEASE HELP THENK YOU
Reviewed by Amelia from England on 2nd Nov 2009
I got this phone about a month ago to, and its been absolutley amazing
since! it never breaks, or slows down. its not like a brick, & its good
for texting. Its got a good camera, & you can edit pictures etc. Its
a loud phone; but i do advise a memory card!!
Reviewed by tara from uk on 1st Nov 2009
hiya got this phone a few months ago and loved it.but the only thing
i dont like about it is it dont hold much stuff.i got a memory card
and now i still cant take pictures and u cant zoom in and out on the
camera.apart from that i think it is still a good phone
Reviewed by Abbie from Irvin on 1st Nov 2009
I wanted this fone loads when it came out but it took me ages to save
up but when i bought it OMG i couldnt stop going on it it is absolutly
amazing it never freezes and it can hold an sd card so you will have
enough meory for all your music!! Its great ..Get this fone NOW!!!
Reviewed by MICKY from ENGLAND on 30th Oct 2009
RESPONSE TO ABI 14TH OCT 2009 .ORANGE AS A NET WORK ONLY SUPPLY THE
PHONES YOU ORDER & ON ANY NET WORK YOU CAN GET A DUFF PHONE BUT ITS
GOOD THEY REPLACED IT .I HAVE JUST GOT THE SAMSUNG PRESTON S5600 ON
ORANGE.& I TOOK THE RACOON WEB SAVE 30.... 600 anytime any network call
mins + 500 txts + 500MB A MONTH USAGE SO I CAN USE MY MSN OR FACE BOOK
ON MY PHONE FOR FREE UP TO THE 500 MB + UNLIMITED LAND LINE CALLS FREE
TO 01 02 & 03 NUMBERS + MAGIC NUMBER TO ANY ORANGE MOBILE THIS MEANS
I CAN CALL ONE ORANGE NUMBER FOR FREE UNLIMITED....& FREE CINEMA TICKET
ON WEDNESDAY JUST BY SENDING ONE TEXT TO ORANGE THEY SEND A TEXT TICKET
WHICH YOU SHOW AT THE CINEMA THEN YOUR IN ALL FOR £24,49 A MONTH A LIMITED
OFFER YOU CAN SEE WHY FOR WHAT YOU GET !!!.. & THE PHONE I CANT FAULT
IT ITS THE BISS &
Reviewed by kit-kat from england on 28th Oct 2009
just had samsung s5600 today, love the phone screen is amazing but don't
understand the memory, bought a new memory card but phone is only saving
to the actual phone memory it is not asking me where i want to save
stuff - has anyone else had same problem and how did you sort, other
than that great
Reviewed by Jo from England on 28th Oct 2009
I ordered this phone from Orange and had it only a few days when I decided
to send it back. I got it in white, and it really is a lovely looking
phone, responds well and is esy to use once you get the hang of the
touch screen. However, my problem with it is simply having to text using
a touch screen. If I was concentrating and had the phone angled properly,
I could text fine, but it did seem alot of effort for me. I am a texter,
so am opting for the Tocco Ultra instead. If you aren't a texter, then
this phone is pretty good. Even for a low spec camera, it's good. If
you can get your hand and eye coordination around the touch screen for
texting, this is a really well made phone, that looks good and responds
well. I love Samsung phones and this one is lovely, I would reccomend
it, even if just to try, very good for new to touch screen.
Reviewed by J.Record from USA on 28th Oct 2009
I've had the phone a few days, and so far it's great. It's very user
friendly. The downfall is that it doesn't have a "quiry keyboard" or
accelerometer. Also here in the U.S. it's hard to find accesories for
it as well.
Reviewed by R from England on 26th Oct 2009
I firstly wanted a samsung jet and to be honest if i could change it
i would. the camera on the jet is so much better, it has zoom, DivX
playback and Xvid playback, 384 thousand pixels to the S5600s 76,800,
it has sms, mms and document viewer, 3.5mm audio jack, TV out, internet
with adobe falsh, wap , GPRS , Edge, £G H SDPa and a 2GB memory compared
to the S5600's 80MB. the jet has quite alot more feautres than this
phone but this phone also has a few things it doesnt such as smile detecton,
auto rotate, voice memo, voice mail, offline model, jave games and 50
more hours standby. This is the 2nd day ive had it and was going to
try to take it back, even though i was told i cant because i am so unimpressed
with the lack of memory- i could only upload 5 songs whereas i was wanted
to upload at least 75. But im content so really happy but its a ok phone.
Reviewed by Brian from England on 24th Oct 2009
I had this phone for 2 to 3 weeks but had to return it. It looks good,
has a great camera is fairly easy to use BUT plugging in the headphones
didnt result in music being played through them after a while or would
lock up the phone preventing me from accessing it until the head phones
where unplugged. Corrupt play lists on a 4 and 16 gig memory card, randomly
locking my out and running programs all by it self, making 20 minutes
of voice calls to my wife whilst I was completely locked out of it,
having to remove the battery countless times to get control back briefly
are just some of the adventures I have had with this phone. I can confirm
the camera is good on this, I can confirm 16 gig memory cards work on
it. I can confirm the touch screen options are often too close together
resulting in the wrong things being selected, usually something that
costs you if you select it unforunately. I did like the phone, I did
enjoy the way it worked, but the faults where many and got worse over
time. So I took it back and replaced it with the LG GW520 2 days ago.
I have no confidence in this phone as a result of my experiences but
should you get a good working one, it is a nice phone.
Reviewed by jamie from Scotland on 22nd Oct 2009
I advise this phone for everyone. although the online delivery didnt
work i phoned up and orange were very nice, dont listen to those people
who say the touch screen is bad as well as texting the should try pressing
the right keys its not HARD!!! im 14 and its the perfect phone :D
Reviewed by Izzy from uk on 22nd Oct 2009
this is the best phone I have ever had! it has all the features you
would want in a touch screen. The things I love the most are the fake
call function,the colour of pink, the touch screen is really good and
there's the camera, I could go on forever I really love it!! the only
thing that annoys me is the rubbish name of the orange one (the one
I have) coz preston is just terrible, i like blade though for the vodaphone
1 so i'll call mine that from now on lol. this is really a great phone,
loads better than the cookie. hope i helped izzyxxx
Reviewed by Sasha from UK on 22nd Oct 2009
This phone is amazing! It's such a good-looking phone and has awesome
sound. I love the vibrations when you're texting and clicking buttons,
and I love the way to type. The touch screen is fab. I just haven't
figured how to send pictures/videos from it to Facebook... ;) xx
Reviewed by dave from uk on 21st Oct 2009
Had this phone for a week and its good, no problems with it at all.
Battery life is good, calls and text good.It is very easy to put music/video
from your computer onto the phone. The touch screen is good and easy
to use once you get use to it. Would recommend this phone, its a good
size ,not too big.
Reviewed by vishal deshmukh from india on 20th
Reviewed by Gem from England on 19th Oct 2009
Got this phone with Orange. Had it the weekend. was a bit apprehensive
about it but i have to say i'm highly impressed. it's funky and does
everything i want it to do. i've had no problems during calls or anything
as of yet. texting is easy, getting used to the touchscreen was also
fairly straight forward. it'sa lot better than i thought it was going
to be so i'm happy :D defo recommend it tho I might review it again
in a few weeks when i really know what it's like.
Reviewed by Amy from england on 18th Oct 2009
This phone is truely amazing, had it for almost 2 weeks on orange pay
monthly, and have had no problems yet, the touh screen is really responsive,
the texting is easy etc. i dont understand how people can say it is
a bad phone. because it is actually probably one of the best phones
made by samsung in a long time. Tocco is good (my last phone) but you
get bored of it after a while, and it isnt the most responsive of phones.
A truely amazing phone.
Reviewed by Natalie from England on 14th Oct 2009
THIS PHONE IS THE BEST!!!!!! I AM SOOOOOO GLAD I GOT IT *****
Reviewed by Abi from england on 14th Oct 2009
THIS PHONE IS TERRIBLE! do not get it, this first one I was sent was
dodgy, when I made or recieved calls the quality was terrible, muffled
and sound kept going loud and quiet. I was sent a total of 3 replacements
and ALL OF THEM had the same problem. I then managed to get the new
tocco ultra as a replacement.. and guess what I had the exact same problem.
Samsung are awful and so are orange for providing customers with such
Reviewed by Andrew from Romania on 13th Oct 2009
This is the only site where i have seen people complaining about this
phone.Let me tell you something this phone has CAPACITIVE touchscreen(like
the iphone) which is the most responsive one so it can't be laggy.FOr
all the people that say it isn't customizable:first-it has it's own
software and of course there aren't any themes;second-you can change
a lot of things if you have the knowledge ;),like the menu walppaper
the bacakground wallpaper which can be made with special programs.The
camera has excellent quality and also the sound is very good because
the phone has DNSE(Digital Natural Sound Engine) which makes everything
seem much natural.And because the screen is capacitive of course you
can't write messages with your nails.
Reviewed by LyDiA from England on 11th Oct 2009
I really like this phone! The touch screen can sometimes be unresponsive
which is a bit frustrating. If you have huge fingers, I recommend you
don't get this phone The camera is amazing quality, as is the internet
connection! it is worth paying extra from the tocco lite it is a lot
better the only problem I have had so far is that I can't delete the
provided ringtones on the phone ! they won't delete, and they take up
quite a bit of space D: I recommend you get on PayG dolphin package,
you get free access to ALL internet sites, and also free texts each
month. Good phone !
Reviewed by Harry from England on 10th Oct 2009
This phone is great, its everything i need. I have one small problem
though with the games. There is a takebar at the bottom of the games
screen and i cant seem to move or remove it so if any1 could help?
Reviewed by SeanR from UK on 7th Oct 2009
seems my last review was deleted? MP3 playback falls apart (either the
bass, middle, or treble disappears) when I take a call. requiring a
reboot of the phone... no real problems other than that, once you figure
out how to stop the phone unlocking itself ;-)
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
7th Oct 2009
We don't delete reviews unless they fail to comply with our terms (see
text immediately below "Samsung S5600 USer Reviews above.
Reviewed by Donald Sleightholme from UK on 2nd
i've had my phone for about a month, it takes good pictures but i'm
not impressed cause the samsung software takes a long time to install.
i'm running a quad core computer and its really slow at transferring
files to and from the phone i would describe it as a poor mans iphone.
lol i might put it on eBay.
Reviewed by Martin from UK on 29th Sep 2009
A really rubbish phone, so unpredictable. Though to be fair touch screen
phones are all rubbish. Would be far better with a Qwerty keypad. I
just do not like this phone and would not recommend it to anyone. One
good point, good battery life so far.
Reviewed by SionedGoch from Cymru on 21st Sep
I'm going to get this phone for my next upgrade as if you get it from
Orange you can text in WELSH! The language of my country has different
letters than English and different accents etc so it will be great to
be able to text in Welsh.
Reviewed by Tim from New Zealand on 17th Sep 2009
I have always had SE but decided on a change. This is a great phone.
Easy to use, great responsive screen and battery life is excellent.Far
more user friendly than LG touch phones. Nice work Samsung....
Reviewed by Steve from England on 12th Sep 2009
It looks v.cool but my enthusiasm only lasted until I realised how limited
the functionality is. Can't customise it or the widgets - as it resets
the widget layout every time you reboot.Music player sound quality is
good but it's a step down after coming from a sony ericsson.There's
no option to loop video playback and setting wallpapers is more tricky
than it should be. Sending this one back to vodafone sadly...
Reviewed by Steve from England on 10th Sep 2009
Oh dear, what a travesty. A great fan of the Samsung D900 so decided
to get up to date with a touch screen phone (never again!!!). What a
mistake. It has some clever features but is not really any good at being
what is meant to be, a useable phone. Cannot customize it enough and
cannot divert calls to a different phone which I do on a regular basis
to avoid having to carry 2 phones around. It is not good to handle.
I think I will have to sell this thing on and revert to my trusty D900
which is still one hell of a phone.
Reviewed by Paul from England on 9th Sep 2009
Works perfectly for me. Signal is better than my old SPV C500 got and
the touchscreen is at exactly the right responsiveness for me. The only
thing I'm slightly annoyed by is the need for a separate adapter for
headphones rather than having a mini-jack port on the phone itself.
Reviewed by Lucy from Engalnd on 7th Sep 2009
Not impressed with this phone. Its so slow. Yes I have a 2gb memory
card in it. I have to regulary delete my messages & call log to speed
it up. I haven't even got any music stored on it! I dont like the fact
that the phone locks when you make a call. It covers up the number.
So I can see I'm calling 'Mum' but I can't tell if it's her mobile or
work phone without holding the unlock keypad button. Also you can't
talk on it while doing other things (like looking in your bag) because
it'll slide from the grip of your shoulder & ear & break into several
pieces. Otherwise, yeah its ok. But I'm selling mine & going back to
Reviewed by Tasha from UK on 2nd Sep 2009
This phone is awful! I am on my third replacement in so many months
as they have all been faulty. The zoom on the camera doesn't work, it
freezes and drops out on every call I make. The recevier is appauling
at picking up signal even if you alter the settings to receive 2G only.
I wouldn't recommend this phone to anyone and now I am stuck with it.
Reviewed by Claire from UK on 30th Aug 2009
Just wondered if anyone else struggles to text with this phone if you
have acrylic nails? When I'm texting it doesn't work with the tip of
my nail and have to prod it with my finger which takes forever. I know
you can adjust the sensitivity on a Samsung Tocco but can't seem to
find a way to do it on this phone.
Reviewed by Raz from UK on 29th Aug 2009
This phone is fantastic, take my word for it. The touch screen is amazingly
responsive and the camera/video isn't too bad either. The camera is
actually better than I expected and it also has great editing features,
the video is average however. I love the way it feels in my hand, its
not bulky but surprisingly compact. But for the price alone, I would
recommend this phone.
Reviewed by kaz from uk on 23rd Aug 2009
i love samsung fones but not this 1!! have had this fone for 2 months
now, i hate it! have never got any signal, i can never recieve or make
a fone call as i can't hear anythin!! its rubbish and i don't recommend
orange or this fone
Reviewed by Larold from UK on 20th Aug 2009
Had this phone 3 days. It's my first touch screen fone and I love it.
To all those asking about camera zoom, it seems it will only zoom in
panorama or camcorder mode when you you have the resolution set to max
3.2. To zoom in these modes, use the up and down volume buttons on the
side. I also discovered if you lower the resolution to say 2.0, then
the zoom also works in standard picture mode. Don't know why they can't
tell you any of this in the manual. Apart from that, I can't find GPS
anywhwere. I'm on Orange contract and according to the review on this
site and many others, it has GPS with A-GPS but how do you use it? When
I asked the question on the offical Samsung site, the official reply
was that the phone does not have built in GPS. This is a little disappointing
as it is one of the reasons I bought it, though not a dealbreaker. Overall,
very happy with my new toy!
Reviewed by Becky Senior from UK on 20th Aug 2009
I got my phone a few days ago. It seems OK on most levels, but I too
am having difficulty with retrieving voicemail. My ear deletes every
message before I've heard it! And having to fiddle with locking/unlocking
the keyboard while listening to a recorded message is a pain in the
backside. This might be because I'm not used to touch screens though,
and in any case you often need a period of adjustment with a new gizmo.
I'll wait and see how it goes.
Reviewed by Graham from UK on 19th Aug 2009
THIS PHONE DOES NOT HAVE GPS I bought it for this feature and its not
there. Phoned Samsung and Orange who both confirmed no GPS. I think
what's happened is Samsung has sent GPS-enabled test phones to reviewers
and have had a re-think. Check it out for yoursef, there's no GPS menioned
on Orange or Samsung sites. Someone has made a major cock-up as all
review sites state it has it. Texting is also a nightmare. If you press
the delete/backspace key for longer than 1 second the whole messege
you've just typed is deleted.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
19th Aug 2009
Graham, we are going to look into this, and will report back when we
have found out what's going on with the GPS.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
20th Aug 2009
OK, it seems that the final release versions of the S5600 do not have
GPS, despite the original spec including this feature. We're sorry that
we (along with most other review and retailer sites) reported this feature,
but it just doesn't seem to have made it into the final production models.
It's probably related to the requirement for Samsung to produce two
different hardware versions for Orange and Vodafone. We've now updated
the review to reflect this. We still think that it's a brilliant phone
Reviewed by Ren from England on 18th Aug 2009
Completely new to me, not only have i never had a touchscreen, ive never
had anything other than a nokia but i really like this phone! There
are a few things to comment on which are only minor (but may be of importance
to some) -I cant figure out how to zoom on the camera- the manual says
'once you have made any adjustments' without tellin you how to do so.
-Once you have taken a pic, if you delete it the screen will automatically
bring up a slideshow starting with most recently taken/rec'd pic. Not
a feature im keen on. -The space button on texts is directly above the
T9 button so have inadvertently turned off prediction when trying to
enter a space. -And being used to nokia where you can hit send on a
text and then carry on using the phone, its a bit of a pain that with
this one you have to wait for it to be sent. Like I say- nothing huge
but I like to be honest.
Reviewed by Tasha from England on 17th Aug 2009
This phone is amazing!! Ive had it for about 3 weeks and have had no
problems with it. The battery life is good even if i listen to music
on it all day, it still lasts ages. Touch screen is so easy to use.
Music on this phone sounds really clear which is good because i listen
to alot of music. Im so pleased with this phone. Before i had this on
i had a nokia and i hated it! Im so glad i have this phone now. I cant
even think about anything which is bad about it! :)
Reviewed by Alison from UK on 16th Aug 2009
Well this phone looks great but is possibly the most annoying phone
I have ever used, I upgraded (!) from an LG Viewty and actually went
to an Orange store for an LG Cookie but was persuaded by the salesman
in store that this was a better phone, what a mistake to listen to him!
Texting is terrible, the buttons are too close together so you end up
with random words and it is very slow when you try to delete them, and
it is constantly flicking up suggestions for the work you are typing
in a little box in the text screen which is reall annoying and distracting.
The accelerometer function is awful, when you try and look at your photos
is whizzes through them fast enough to make you sick. Another small
point about photos is when you try to select one as wallpaper, a little
box appears on the picture and this is all that it will let you use
a wallpaper, so you select a persons head and it comes up HUGE on the
screen, also the wallpaper moves when you touch the screen so the persons
face slides out of view. The most annoying thing is when you make a
call and try and input another number, such as calling Orange and they
ask you to make a selection, well the phone has locked itself so by
the time the unlock works you have missed what they have asked you to
press, then when you put the phone to your ear, your ear dials random
numbers so then you are told "I'm sorry I did not understand that selection".
It took me 5 goes the other day to retrieve an answer phone message
because of this, and the phone nearly got launched across the room.
I took it back to the shop and they refused to swop it for the Cookie,
but they did change the handset, and told me to leave the ugly plastic
cover on the screen as the screen is too sensitive without it! How can
a touch screen be too sensitive!!?? I will admit this does improve things,
but why oh why didn't I just buy the Cookie in the first place!!!
Reviewed by Nic from England on 13th Aug 2009
Have had this phone for a couple of weeks now and I have found nothing
wrong with it. Very good looking phone. Very sleek and classy in black.
Very easy to use and lightweight. Camera could be slightly better but
thats not what I have the phone for. This is the first time i've had
a touchscreen and have found it very responsive. Have not had any trouble
with the phone unlocking in my pocket as have turned off the gesture
lock. Would liked to have had not just demo games on the phone but this
is again not a major problem. Great value for money. Great phone. Am
very happy to have it and would recommend it to all.
Reviewed by Connie from England on 10th Aug 2009
I LOVE THIS PHONE ive had it for a week but i cant work out how to zoom
Reviewed by Matt Adams from UK on 10th Aug 2009
I had the same problem with the phone unlocking in my pocket, but if
you turn off the smart/gesture unlock in the phone settings and just
use the button on the side it stops this from happening.
Reviewed by Clegmeister from england on 9th Aug
Had this phone for 2 weeks and can't find any faults with it, it looks
good and is easy to use, does everything you need it to, best phone
Reviewed by Sam from England on 3rd Aug 2009
I bought this phone about a month ago, so far i think its very good.
Obviously the touch screen feature isnt quite as good as apples ipod,
but it is good enough for what you need in a phone. Instead of using
a qwerty keyboard, they have used the same type of keyboard as you would
use to text on a normal phone, only on the screen. However with this
i have realised because they unlock feature is on the touch screen,
it quite often unlocks itself, and i have quite often found myself on
the internet, (once i was even downloading a 5 pound game of tetris
which i managed to cancel). Fortunatley i have free internet for the
first two months, but it is quite frustrating as it also changes the
ringtone etc. when it is in my pocket. However alltogether i think that
this phone is well worth getting, as it will be very different to most
of your friends phones.
Reviewed by chris from england on 29th Jul 2009
Love it, love it, love it. This is my 3rd Samsung and it's the best
by far. Have this in Pink, proper girly pink it is too - won't show
scratches as much as black. Was dubious about touch screeen - daughter
told me I would hate it - but after a few practice txts, have the hang
of it. Quality of music player fab too and easy to load onto it - just
come back from abroad and didn't bother taking ipod. Get it now - you
won't be disappointed
Reviewed by Adam from England on 26th Jul 2009
FANTASTIC PHONE!! got everything you want on it. the looks are great
specially on the back with the black glosssy look like the iphone. Great
sensitive touch screen unlike the lg cookie, i think this is one of
the best samsung touch screens out!!
Reviewed by Reece from England on 26th Jul 2009
Well, where do I start with this phone... I've had it for just over
one week and I have no bad things to say about it. The battery life
is outstanding a big 5/5 and the touch screen is great, no glitches
or slowness. The camera is a good quaility for a 3.2 mega pixel, only
one thing, not a complaint, I can't find how to zoom, I'm sure its in
the manual somewhere. Texting, it can be a pain at times but I've just
about got used to it. The T9 predictive text is what I use. The main
menu is very clear and bright, easy to use. In the box you get the Samsung
charger and the headphones, not 3.5mm jack, disapointing. In conclusion
I love this phone very much and I rate it a big 5/5. Great purchase.
It's a music buy for the cheaper market of touch screen phones while
beeing one of the best. Hope this review helps, contact me on email@example.com
if you want to know anymore about the phone or if you can tell me how
to zoom in. Thanks Reece
Reviewed by Ev from UK on 15th Jul 2009
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I have it in pink and I love it! Cant fault it in any way. Love the
widgets, so handy and battery life is amazing. I was playing with my
phone for hours and battery hardly moved. Was a bit wary of touch screen
as I thought it would be difficult to text but its not its just like
texting with a normal phone Hghly recommended.
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