Samsung U700 Review
In a nutshell: The U700 is a superslim 3G slide phone featuring
a 3 megapixel camera with flash and autofocus, and a fully-featured
music player with expandable memory. The touch sensitive buttons and
mirror finish look lovely but do make the phone hard to use. The silver
paint also tends to peel or scratch. The battery is also poor.
Review: August 2007. Updated June 2009.
The Samsung U700 is a 3G version of the U600
slide phone. It's got everything that the U600 has, except that it's about 1
mm thicker and is lacking an FM radio and document viewer. However, it does
have a fast implementation of 3G (HSDPA) with download speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps
possible. It also has a glossy mirror-effect finish that makes it more attractive
to look at than the U600.
As the U700 is so similar to the U600, we're not going to review it in detail
- read our U600 review for that - we're just
going to compare the U600 and U700.
The pros of the U700 are that it has 3G and looks prettier. The pros of the
U600 are that it's slightly thinner, has an FM radio and document viewer. Also,
the glossy mirror finish of the U700 does attract fingerprints and makes it
hard to read the screen in daylight. The U700 scratches very easily too, and
when the silver paint peels, it looks decidedly un-sexy. Battery life is poor,
and the keypad is hard to use. On balance we much prefer the U600.
Features of the Samsung U700 include:
- 3G video calling, fast downloading and streaming
- 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and 4x digital zoom
- Video camera (MPEG4 format, up to 1 hour)
- Second video camera (VGA - 640 x 480 pixels) for video calling
- Display: TFT, 262,144 colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- Music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA formats)
- ICEpower® Technology by Bang & Olufsen
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Voice memo recorder (up to 1 hour)
- Integrated handsfree speakerphone
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (POP3 / SMTP / IMAP4)
- T9 predictive text
- 3D Java games plus downloadable games
- Flight mode
- Personal organiser functions
- RSS reader
- Memory: 20 Mbytes plus MicroSD memory card slot (expandable to 2 Gbytes)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, TV-Out
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10, EDGE, HSPDA (3.6 Mbps)
- Triband (900/1800/1900 MHz) plus 3G (UMTS)
- Size: 102.5 x 50 x 12.1 mm
- Weight: 86g
- Talktime: 5 hours
- Battery standby: 270 hours
Samsung U700 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Mick from UK on 7th Jan 2008
I have had this phone for three months with no problems. Very stylish
and simple to use. This is the first Samsung i have had and i am well
pleased. As for ease of use my 9 year old son uses it sometimes to text
his mates, nough said?
Reviewed by sanai from ireland on 5th Jan 2008
hey ya ppl. i go dis phone like 3 weeks ago n so far its good. i'd say
its a good phone but many of the ppl ere r sayin dat they r regrettin
dat they got this phone. n i m a lil worried dat it mite happ 2 me 2.
i juz hope it doesnt
Reviewed by hussein from lebanon on 5th Jan 2008
its a good phone but the music player sound is very loud and thats makes
it not good
Reviewed by Danish from Canada on 4th Jan 2008
i got this phone about a month ago and it is FANTASTIC.. though i do
agree that the touch display is very sensitive but it just takes getting
used to .. i fully recommend this phone to any samsung fans
Reviewed by Anthony from england on 4th Jan 2008
This phone is the worst phone I have ever had. I've had loads of SAMSUNG
phones B4 and they have been great, but this one is terrible. I have
only had the phone for five months and silver paint has peeled off and
the phone has had to be repaired twice under warrenty. How some of these
people are rating this phone 4,5 stars is incredible
Reviewed by Lucy from UK on 3rd Jan 2008
BEWARE THIS PHONE HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN I have owned this phone for
6 months and still struggle with the touch screen and menu's. The touch
buttons don't respond when you push them yet seem to do things when
you don't want them to- the problem is they are way too sensitive. It
is also really easy to make a video call without realising which is
an expensive annoyance Another irritating "feature" is trying to send
a text message: you have to go through so many stages to begin typing
and if you are not really realy careful you can exit and lose the complete
message half way through, oh and it takes another 3 or 4 button pushes
to send the message. I have found the battery life reasonable- its never
going to be as good as Sony Ericcson, and my silver has stayed on the
phone. However I have had enough and so have gone back to my old phone
and look forward to my contract coming to an end. Don't bother buying
this phone it will drive you insane
Reviewed by NODDY from AUSTRALIA on 3rd Jan 2008
DONT BUY BASED ON LOOKS. SURE, IT'S SLEEK AND LOVELY BUT DAMN, THE OPERATING
LOGIC SUCKS. WOULD YOU WANT TO NAVIGATE THROUGH 3 TIMES AS MANY KEY
FUNCTIONS AS A NOKIA JUST TO SEND A TEXT ? OH, THE CHROME FINISH THING...
I GIVE MINE ANOTHER 2 MONTHS BEFORE ITS A LOVELY SHADE OF DULL GRAY
Reviewed by J H from UK on 28th Dec 2007
Anyone who has this fone - Vodafone are now offering free repair of
the chrome finish as this is a fault with the handset. So make sure
you take it back to the shop! My problem is with rude people at VF as
well as the stupid design of the fone. You hang up on people by accident
and call people you don t want to all the time. So frustrating!!!
Reviewed by Marco from Netherlands on 28th Dec
I agree with a lot of the reviews. Silver got off after a month already.
I do have a tip with regards to the problems some of you described,
phone calling or sending sms messages when it's in your pocker or somewhere
else and I'm sure this is a technical configuration fault. When you
end a call by slighting phone downwards, it goes to a screen saying
call has ended. Then phone is locked. But as soon it will move to home
screen (normal screen) it unlocks and it will start calling or sending
messages because of the touchscreen buttons. You can prevent this by
closing the phone, wait it to get back to start screen and then slight
it up and down again. Then your phone is locked and it won't do those
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Harvey from Leeds England on
27th Dec 2007
I love the phone, great touch button screen, but can someone tell me
how do I sort the mp3 player so that is starts back at the same song
you stopped it at.
Reviewed by hannah from uk on 27th Dec 2007
I think this phone is amazing! But the ouch is a little anyoying! But
still amazing, looks great!
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 22nd Dec 2007
Great little phone. Looks fantastic, lots of features and easy connectivity
to your PC. I particularly like the touch screen buttons and to all
those moaning about them being too sensitive all I can say is stop using
your knuckles to press them. I suspect these people are the type who
jab at the keys rather than pressing them (you dont use a sledgehammer
to swat a fly). All phones will be touch screen soon so God help you
if this one is too difficult for you to use. However its not perfect.
Sending a text is overly complicated and drawn out and the delivery
report comes in the form of another text rather than a quick on-screen
message (filling your inbox VERY quickly). But on the plus side its
very nicely styled, the camera is excellent and I liek the way you simply
brush a button to activate it, very Star Trek.
Reviewed by Corinne from UK on 22nd Dec 2007
I agree with both sides, not one of the worst handsets i have ever had
but the touch sensitive buttons dont even work! I dropped mine on grass
the other week and about three hours later it started going upsidedown
and back to front! It has been a week now and it has completely stopped
working! On the good side the phone is a great, high qualitie phone
with a amazing camara qualitie just like digital photos! Although the
silver does come of you just have to be very careful with it! Over all
i have given it 2 stars! =)
Reviewed by Ian from Scotland on 18th Dec 2007
I agree, the worst handset I have ever owned even although I got it
free on contract !! Dials out just by brushing your finger over a key,
but have had too remove the battery on occasios to cancel! Silver flaking
of, but that could be down to me chucking it across the room. First
and last Samsung I will ever own !
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 18th Dec 2007
The worst phone I have ever had. It is super sensitive and takes forever
for you to send an SMS as the keys are too fiddley. Sends blank messages
when the phone is in your pocket as the key lock unlocks itself. Not
impressed, do not buy this phone.
Reviewed by DENYS SHEVCHENKO from CYPRUS on 14th
I BELIEVE THAT TELEPHONE IS THE BEST I HAVE IT I LIKE IT VERY MUCH IT
IS THE BEST !!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Hamish from Australia on 13th Dec
This phone is terrible. Constantly cuts out the signal so I cannot receive
anything, despite having full signal. Also went through a period of
constant turning itself off. Silver paint has completely peeled off.
Takes so long to boot up. Terrible battery life and all of this in only
3 months! And I am stuck on a 24month contract! STAY AWAY FROM THIS
Reviewed by val from Sussex on 12th Dec 2007
I've had this phone for 3 months now & its driving me mad. All the silver
has flaked off & it takes me ages to text because the touch screen is
so tempermental. Its a nightmare!!!
Reviewed by Ramo from South Africa on 11th Dec
I'm a major samsung fan but the U700 sucks. Please don't buy it. A real
let down Samsung
Reviewed by Riaan Ludeke from South Africa on
11th Dec 2007
I am very disappointed with the quality of the phone, my cell is 3 months
old and already looking like this. In the add of this phone they say
“if you can measure style” but I am certain this is not
style. The silver colour on the side of my phone is coming off as you
can see on the photo. Hope we can do something about this probleme.
This was send 12/11/07 and up to date there was no answer. Riaan Ludeke
Reviewed by Gillian from Scotland on 10th Dec
Only had this phone for 3 months and the silver paint has started flaking
off at the sides, looks terrible now. Very disappointing as i wanted
it for ages!
Reviewed by monster man from wales on 10th Dec
best phone ever !!!!!!!!!touch screen v easy to use hold bottom of fone
out a bit how it goes!!!!!! what would you have fm radio or internet?
!!!!!!!Internet!!!!!!!!! ive had many phones best internet mp3 and 80
hours of music with 2gb expansion!!!!!!! 2hours of video!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by iggle piggle from night garden on
8th Dec 2007
awful. screen mirrors light and ages to boot up
Reviewed by katie from scotland on 8th Dec 2007
my mum bought me this fone. i was going to get u 6oo . they told me
u7oo was much better. Do not get it i have had 5 fones after this i
got it 2 months ago. The reason for that is it stops working.
Reviewed by Boo from England on 8th Dec 2007
Can't get key sound off. Driving me nuts. It sends multiple empty text
messages due to not locking and touch screen
Reviewed by John from N.Ireland on 7th Dec 2007
The MOST hateful phone ever made !!! do not buy really bad finish with
the paint flaking off !! Calls people in your pocket keys are way over
sensitive and goes on Vodafone Live if you sneeze !!!lol A Nightmare
phone !!! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE !!!
Reviewed by Steve from England on 7th Dec 2007
The little phone rules!!!! Don't impore them though, it just makes it
Reviewed by Kalia from Ireland on 7th Dec 2007
To switch off keypad tones, use volume button on side of phone (this
works with all Samsung phones as far as I know).
Reviewed by New User from UK on 7th Dec 2007
Just got the phone and it's plastic, and feels cheap. it's slow on boot
up and the configuration of the phone isn't as good as the older samsung
Reviewed by Karen Eastment from Australia on 7th
Ditto to all those terrible reviews below. I have had this phone for
three months and it is driving me crazy: The phone cuts out when my
cheeks rests against it while talking, the touch screen is either too
sensitive or not sensitive enough and the calandar (a most useful option
on my last nokia) is too complicated to be very useful. Also, nobody
can seem to connect the phone to my Mac so I can use all the fancy added
extras. Oh, and I've been told that because of all of these fancy extras,
my connectivity is poorer than the 5 year old Nokia I just updated from!!
Reviewed by Tatiana from Belarus on 4th Dec 2007
Phone is rubbish not in gold or have FM radio
Reviewed by Nathan from UK on 1st Dec 2007
Samsung have gone backwards with the U700 compared to my old D600. The
latter was more slicker, easier to use, easier to live with and the
slide mechanism was smoother. I've now sold the U700 and brought a K810i
instead with cash to spare. Vodafone have been in poor form lately in
selecting thier handset range.
Reviewed by Kraka from UK on 28th Nov 2007
Had this phone since August 2007. A very slick looking phone. And the
menu is fairly simple to use. The only problem is the touch sensative
buttons on the front of the phone. What a pile of junk!!!! It keeps
doing stuff I don't want it to, and cuts of calls if it touchs my cheek.
Now correct me if im wrong but is the phone not often held near the
face when talking to someone on the phone. Besides that it does three
things I look for in a phone: 1) Making calls 2) Small / Slim 3) Alarm
which comes on with the phone off I dont mind the phone because I am
stuck with it. But would not recommend it. A note to samsung - Phones
need to robust and functional aswell as pretty. I think there is tooooo
much slant towards pretty.
Reviewed by Jimmy from Ireland on 28th Nov 2007
rubbish...have it for 4 month. camera is very very bad. menu is like
for a toy phone. will get n73 soon. AVOID THIS PHONE!
Reviewed by ben brett from uk on 28th Nov 2007
i'm on my third u700 now, vodafone keep having to replace it because
the silver finish simply flakes off after a month or so of use. the
touch sensitive keys are a NIGHTMARE. the bluetooth connection with
my parrot car kit is awful. the keypad unlocks in your pocket with just
two accidental pushes of the big central button (seven pushes of the
button, easily done in your pocket, sends blank texts to people in your
phonebook) the two halfs of the fone rattle togther in the open position.
unfortunately you would have to own the phone for a few weeks to have
any grasp of how AWFUL this device is. i am confident that any positive
reviews on this forum come from people who have only just got theirs
and are still excited by the good looks of the u700. if only they knew
what was to come. if you listen to one random's review of a mobile phone,
make it this one. trust me, this is as bad as it gets. d600, d900 it
aint. do NOT buy the u700. ok?
Reviewed by Nat from Cyprus on 28th Nov 2007
Hi there, I Have the phone 3 Days and really i regreat it already, The
batery dosent last not even a day, the only good think is the Camera,
it is a very comfusing telephone and i wish i dint bought it.It takes
ages until you erite a blady text and you cant put a melody for the
messages, u have to use whats on the phone, that sucks for me. Its a
nice model, how could they make it with so many disadvantages? its a
waste of money, U600 is better and the N72..... If you thinking buying
the phone you should think again. there are much better phones that
this one. !NEVER AGAIN A SAMSUNG .......
Reviewed by aldwin from Philippines on 27th Nov
I am very glad and honor to have my new mobile phone Samsung U700. The
features are really fantastic! It is simply the best! I love SAMSUNG!
Reviewed by charlotte from uk on 26th Nov 2007
Amazing phone, had it 2 weeks, lovin it! great features, anyone who
thinks the messaging is complex must have a simple mind becuase it is
very straight forward! Its not sent any random texts as when its in
my bag i keep it closed yeah? And as well as the great features it also
looks very sexy! xx
Reviewed by Sam from NZ on 24th Nov 2007
I had this phone for 2 weeks AMAZING!!!
Reviewed by tom from u.k on 22nd Nov 2007
whats the piont bringing out a phone exactly the same as the u600. but
with 3g. the internet is better with the u600 and its gt mre things
Reviewed by Penny from UK on 21st Nov 2007
Really dont like this phone, the volumne goes on it, the signal isnt
that great and the bloody thing does stuff i dont tell it to do... nightmare.
Reviewed by Mohammad reza from Iran on 21st Nov
the biggest problem is it hasnt got any games,FM radio and I dont know
how w can install games and softwere ? if any whones know please help
Reviewed by MALIKA from SOUTH AFRICA -CT on 20th
I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED - THE SOUND SUX... THE CHROME PEELS, THE
TOUCH SCREEN SUX AS WELL, ALL IN ALL WHAT A KAK PHONE
Reviewed by fay from australia on 20th Nov 2007
The screen is too sensitive and it cuts out during phone calls. And
there is no way of removing protected files, mine is from Hong Kong
and it comes with heaps of videos and music i cant remove. Does anyone
know how to remove protected files?
Reviewed by Mike from Switzerland on 18th Nov
I have a mate who has the U600 and that is a better phone, if you take
care of this one it is great quality but it has no where near as many
accessories. I really like this phone but i am sick and tired of trying
to connect to the internet and other things like that which it does
not seem to want to do! People who say its bad quality and it peels-
you need to take care of it better then. Looks awesome and is great
for everything you need except internet. BUT! Get the U600- better phone!
Reviewed by Yalda Omedi from Sweden on 17th Nov
I must say this phone is very very bad its just 3month i have this phone
and now i wanna change it...its just spending money plz dont buy this
phone...after these moments its being its terrible metal silver after
the tame colour is going(shameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)))))))
Reviewed by Dilek Grant from UK on 17th Nov 2007
Worst phone ever.Coating started peeling straight away.Too many steps
to text.Dont phone your bank with this phone as while speaking if you
unlock the touch key to select options, it senses your face and does
funny things.It manages sending empty texts when it is in your hand
bag. Goes on the internet as well.i am done with Samsung
Reviewed by Delia Arundle from South Africa on
16th Nov 2007
I luv the phone. Can someone plse tell me how to remove the web icon
on display? Thank u Delia
Reviewed by Lee Kindell from England on 15th Nov
well having now had this phone for 3 months it is officially the worst
phone i have ever owned, ive been using mobile phones now for 18+ years
now. My 6 year old daughter has cheap plastic toy phones that are better
quality than this. Its not just me both my brother and dad have same
phone through the business and have written complaint letters to Samsung
about how bad phone is and want to change it. All of our phones have
now turned to a cheap grey looking plastic as the cheap terrible silver
metal look coating simply flakes off without much hard use of the phone.
The key touch is simply the worst on any phone i have had answering
phone when you dont want to or going into menus or vodafone live or
simply leaving the screen you want because u brushed slightly on the
next key, its SIMPLY AWFUL . i cannot understand anyone who thinks this
is a great phone. believe me its NOT. Often u have to hit touch key
2 or 3 times to get it activate it answers phone when you dont want
it, and has the worst finish to any phone i have had its amazing rubbish
like this can be allowed on market. I wont be getting another samsung
and will stick to motorola or nokia for a bit of quality. If your thinking
of getting this phone please dont...you will thank me. i wish i listened
to the negative reviews on here now.
Reviewed by Steve-O from The Netherlands on 13th
I own a Samsung U700 and I have to say this fone is not so good! Why
does the screen attract fingerprints so badly? I am positive about the
functionality of this phone! good camera, nice mp3 player and fast 3.5
HSDPA. It's also a shame that this phone doesn't have a FM radio and
a documentviewer. The battery life is very disappointing....
Reviewed by lawrence pck from malaysia on 7th
i own this phone 3 months ago and i was totally disappointed with the
quality. the chrome cover at the side is peeling off badly, it looks
like a few years old phone now if i would to trade-in, no one would
take it. The navigation suks, nokia still the best. The only good thing
about this phone is the extra-slim feature, the slimmest within 3.5G
phone category. i hope nokia could come out with a slimmer 3.5G phone
Reviewed by Mr.T from South Africa on 6th Nov
I must say that I’m extremely disappointed with this specific
model due to it’s chrome peeling off! Very sad and a waste of
Reviewed by Carly from Scotland on 6th Nov 2007
I have only had this phone for one day, and already I am beginning to
see some clear pro's and con's of it. Others have mentioned a few of
them but here I go anyway. PROS: 1. It looks great. I feel really cool
when I pull this out my pocket, and I have to say it satisfies the asthetic
side of things. 2. The camera is great. Even when I move a bit when
taking a photo, it manages to fix the blur and make it look great! 3.
Nice mirror when screen goes off! 4. Nice menu, when you pick the animated
icons. 5. Keypad feels nice. 6. I lIKE the touchscreen!CON'S: There
are more cons for this phone than pros I think. 1. Complicated message
sending and general message centre! ARG! This has to be THE most annoying
thing about the phone. It really does take a freaking AGE to send a
text. It is slow to type, slow to pick a contact! Just so slooooow!
2. The fact I have to buy a 'phone sock' for it to go in my bag with
my stuff. Okay, I know. But I can't put this in my bag with my keys
now can I? I think it should have come with a plain black 'sock' or
something. 3. Complicatedness! This phone is so UN- user friendly. It
took me a heck of a long time to find all the menus, change my ringtone
(which by the way is practically silent on the loudest setting). 4.
Touch screen is good but sometimes when you 'do' stuff it makes it really
easy to call people by mistake. I have done this twice now.. hmm.. also
vodafone live seems to pop up a lot. 5. Unlocking it is too easy. You
only need to press the circle button twice. This happens easily in a
bag unless you put your phone in a cast iron case that is. Grr. I could
go on but I won't. I do LIKE this phone, but the general exitedness
wore off when I bought it and I felt I wanted my old faithfull motorola
V525 (yes really) back. It is sleek, sexy, looks good and performs at
a satisfactory level however it has hidden flaws underneath the seemingly
perfect exterior. I like it though. I think it deserves 3.5 stars! :)
Reviewed by Malcolm Trickett from England on 4th
Took a little getting use to with the touch senitive keys but well worth
the effort. To those having problems just stop moaning and get on with
it. The camera is very good with clear definition and easy controls,
yes I like this phone.
Reviewed by Debbie from Uk on 1st Nov 2007
I could not get on with this phone at all!! I've had all sorts and this
is definately one of the worst! The touch sensitive buttons are a nightmare.
I am quick at texting but with this phone it took forever. It dials
numbers when you don't want to and goes onto vodapone live way too easy
by one of these sensitive buttons! I would not recommend it at all.
Reviewed by kim from uk on 31st Oct 2007
Battery is awful, lasts no time at all. REally useless phone, impossible
to use!! AVOID! And vodafone cant change it cos ive had it over 2 weeks...ive
only had it over 2 weeks cos they persuaded me to keep it if they sent
me a spare battery to carry around with me. but even that doesnt work,
battery wont even last a day with average use. RUBBISH!!!
Reviewed by mohammed from south africa on 29th
it suks big tym!dont ever get it !it may luk gud bt it rlly suks !
Reviewed by dumisa from south africa on 28th Oct
if you had installed an fm radio you would get 4 excelent
Reviewed by Simon Goddard from South Africa on
24th Oct 2007
I hate this phone. I have had many Samsungs but this is terrible.
Reviewed by jamie palameeno from scotland on 21st
a cool funky nice phone with great stuff with it
Reviewed by Maggie from South Africa on 19th Oct
I have the same problem as Lee-Ann from South Africa. My U700 is also
loosing all it's shine!!! Paint peeling off badly. Samsung also wants
to replace the face of the phone from new improved imported stock they
received. If you read this Lee-Ann, please email me as I would like
to know how successful you are with this. email@example.com Pity
there is not a "NO STAR" as 1 is far too a high rating!
Reviewed by Jacob from N.Ireland on 16th Oct 2007
it can break even with the slightest pressure i wouldnt no like but
from lookin at it..
Reviewed by Mij from UK on 16th Oct 2007
Guy's, if you buy this phone then definetley get a case/cover for it
as well. When I first recieved it, I thought what a sexy phone, i have
only had it for two months & my mate made a comment saying that he would
not even give this phone to a tramp! all due to the trim flaking off.
Reviewed by Natalie from England on 15th Oct 2007
Only had phone few days and love the look and feel of it. Touch screen
is a bit sensitive but I've never had one before. Only annoying thing
is how do i turn off kepyad tones please?? Without puttimg it on silence
just want to silence keypad tones. please help
Reviewed by Aldora from Singapore on 13th Oct
i'm beginning to HATE this phone.. i want my SE W850i BACK!!! the ringtone
volume is definitely too soft.. it sounds as if it was humming even
though i turned up the volume to the loudest.. and you can't download
fanciful handphone themes (unlike nokia and SE fones).. and i still
haven't figured out how to download games from the PC to this phone..
i bought it becoz its cheap.. i HATE it cuz its making me feel cheap
altogether rite now! i feel dat my previous model is soo much better
although U700 is considered an upgrade.. ARGH... lousy phone!
Reviewed by Louise from UK on 11th Oct 2007
I hate this phone!!! My previous phone was a Samsung so when it was
time to upgrade I chose the U700...I am so dissapointed. The buttons
are a nightmare, I am constantly accidently video calling people. It
sends several blank messages without me knowing when it is in my bag...even
though the keypad was locked. Although it looked good initially, the
paint is flaking off and it now looks cheap and tacky. Samsung seem
to have taken a step back with this phone, the features arent as good
as those on my last phone. It annoys me I cant save messages in a folder
and that I have to either delete my whole inbox or delete messages one
at a time. I wish i had gone for the Nokia...not sure what to do with
this phone, contemplating buying something else as i still have another
year of my contract...not sure I can put up with it for that long. Dont
choose the U700!!!
Reviewed by lee-ann from south africa on 11th
my u700 the silver started peeling off after 1 month. sumsung now want
to replace the cover , but they have to remove the whole slide to do
this . I AM NOT HAPPY WITH THE SURVICE I HAVE HAD!!!!! I now have to
deal with a phone that has been tampered with.
Reviewed by Celeste from South Africa on 10th
The phone looks good but if the sun shines really badly you can't see
Reviewed by Lee Kindell from GB on 9th Oct 2007
I have now had this phone a month after having it as a replacement for
my broken u600. and have been very dissapointed ...to start the phone
feels cheap and tacky compared to the u600 (but slider feels better)
it has cheap painted plastic which flakes off. keypad however is better
to use with nice feel to it. Now i dont care what anyone says the touch
buttons are awful totally awful sometimes they are not very precise
and need hitting more than once other times you find yourself slightly
brushing them and other menus popping up...just so annoying. Also if
phone is in pocket and you garb it to pull it out its already answered
call where fingers touch screen and answer it..it may be locked out
in normal mode but can be answerd closed one ringing, really annoying.
so i would stay clear of this phone after a months use it looks battered
real cheap finishes to it. Cant wait to be able to change it again soon
to something with a quality feel
Reviewed by Rami from Canada on 9th Oct 2007
I love my samsung U700.. best phone I've ever had.. defintely a satisfied
Reviewed by Michael from australia on 8th Oct
Every think that people have baged this phone out about is 100% right,
it looks good but that is it, it suck, very very disappointed with this
phone, nokia ill be comming back to you... and befor buying one please
trial some other new phones out on the market, and this is from a very
anal phone user..
Reviewed by Hater from Dubai on 3rd Oct 2007
It suks , it suks .... i wud have better gone for Nokia E65 .. The keypads
are Useless .. Sound aint loud .. !! i regret buying this phone .. Nokia
i m coming back to you !!!
Reviewed by jenny from uk on 2nd Oct 2007
it freezes and crashes, it doesnt have a good speaker, its appauling
for texting as it is hard! and i found the mp3 is usless!! im 14 and
this is my 3rd handset
Reviewed by michelle from scotland on 30th Sep
i think everyone that doesnt like this fone is off there head. all phones
r now tuch screan so they will have a problem with all of them and not
just this one. this is a very good fone easy to work and does everything
you nead. i would recomend anyone thats baying this phone to get a micro
sd card and that will make the phones mery even better.
Reviewed by Rasta baby from tanzania on 30th Sep
Ilove this phone,Its great,Please stop to buy Nokia,Sony ericson,Lg
e.t.c ,Start to buy Samsung U700,it`s the best phone this year.
Reviewed by Ken from SG on 26th Sep 2007
Love every feature except the ringtone is too soft.
Reviewed by jacob marsh from england on 24th Sep
it is great
Reviewed by sach from australia on 24th Sep 2007
This is the far worst phone i ever had. touch - Keys are very sensitive
- very low volume - hard to read anything on the screen outdoors when
its sunny day - very hard time consuming for typing messages.. Dont
buy this....its the worst ever...
Reviewed by Isabella Strnadica from Australia on
24th Sep 2007
this is one of the best phones i have ever had it is so cool my cousin
always wants to play with it. I think people that dont like it must
have bad temper because there not used to the sensetive screen.
Reviewed by matak kaur from the punjab of course on
22nd Sep 2007
i fink it is gt8 also.
Reviewed by Andrew from England on 21st Sep 2007
This is honestly the worst phone I've ever owned. Its impossible to
use, and has the most useless software on it! When it fails to send
a message it exits the message screen without retrying or asking you
what to do. The touch buttons are a nightmare. The silver effect plastic
peels of almost instantly and it scratches insainly easily. I'm getting
rid of it ASAP!
Reviewed by Ruth from UK on 18th Sep 2007
I've had this phone for 3 months and really wish I had returned it within
the first 2 weeks. It looks great and has all the features I wanted
but... The silver chrome effect started pealing off after a month. The
touch sensitive buttons are too sensitive, if I'm scrolling left through
a text it regularly starts deleting text as my thumb hovers near the
clear button. It also regularly backs out of the message so I loose
the whole thing. Numerous times I've been talking to someone and it's
gone onto to loud speaker because it’s too close to my face. To
unlock the phone you only need to press the centre button twice so it
frequently unlocks it self in my pocket and bag and has been known to
take a blank picture and send it 9 times, call people and dial up vodafone
live with out my knowledge. Oh and I can hardly hear people, even with
the volume maxed out. I could go on, but it's too depressing. And worse
because it’s a contract phone I won't be able to upgrade for another
15 months. This phone looks great while sat on my desk but is the most
infuriating phone I've ever owned.
Reviewed by Goodluck Eyee from Nigeria on 16th
The Samsung U700 is attractive but it would have been better if the
features present in U600 that is not in U700 are also incorporated in
it. Therefore, i would recommend that a new version be made that will
accommodate the features of both U600 and U700.
Reviewed by Dave from England on 13th Sep 2007
Looks & Style are the only plus. The touch sensitive keys are far too
sensitive. It is just a fiddly phone and sending a text is far too time
consuming. On a closer look at the phone it is made of poor materials.
I would not recommend this phone.
Reviewed by Richard from England on 12th Sep 2007
Simply the worst phone I have ever had. It looks great which is why
I chose it. Have only it had it about a month and the silver coating
is chipped in several places - it is basically plastic with a silver
film on top. The touch sensitive keys ARE too sensitive and seem to
randomly fire off when you are not looking. Sound and picture quality
are ok. My main problem is the obscenely poor battery life - needs to
be charged every day, and I don't use it much or have bluetooth on.
have gone back to using my old D600 and ahve never been happier. Really,
don't get a U700.
Reviewed by stephen from england on 9th Sep 2007
Although the phone looks stunning it is one of the worst phones i have
ever had. The touch screen is too sensitive and is driving me insane!
You hang up on people you come off the net it is just stupid. The slide
mechanism is rough. The camera is too fiddly and you have to mess with
the settings to get the right picture. The phone also has a habit of
making strange nosie’s through out the night like a ticking sound.
Sending a text takes ages and ages going through all the menus, battery
life is short and it seems to want to be charged all the time. The music
player is a waste of time along with the video player I simply would
not recommend this phone to anyone and simply say go with a sony erricson
because I am going back to them as soon as possible. ****STAY AWAY FROM
THIS PHONE**** if it was possible to not give this phone a star i would
Reviewed by Ahmed Bakri from Syria damascus on
6th Sep 2007
I LOVE THIS MOBILE
Reviewed by nigel from Zimbabwe on 6th Sep 2007
its a pretty nice phone though it looks a bit fragile
Reviewed by danny from england on 5th Sep 2007
i prefer the u600 to this, the reasons r because the fingerprint marks
that it leaves on it n because of the glossy finish on the screen it
makes it very hard to look at in daylight this is a gd fone but u00
is jus wicked cuz it also has an fm radio wich is very gd
Reviewed by Alex from England on 3rd Sep 2007
Got my one last week after reading all the reviews thouroughly and very
pleased with it. I was worried about all the reviews saying too sensitve
etc. but it is fine and i got use to it very quickly. After you get
use to the new way of getting around the phone it is easy and as great
features. The camera is good, music is good and it looks damn good!
If you are thinking of getting this phone buy it, it wont let you down...if
you can use mobile phones that is. If you don't use your mobile that
much and arn't a mobile person then maybe this phone isn't for you...otherwise
its top notch!
Reviewed by Steve from Scotland on 2nd Sep 2007
Free upgrade. I like samsung phones. Had a D600 for 2 years, dropped
several times, beer on it, children playing with it but it never let
me down. Hope this can take it. Looks cool though, so far so good, sensitive
screen works ok, just takes getting used to.
Reviewed by Joshua from Australia on 29th Aug
Purchased yesterday and the slide BROKE 1 hour ago! Touch screen way
too sensitive and the earpiece has very low volume. Worst phone I would
have ever purchased, be warned!
Reviewed by charlotte from england on 28th Aug
Looks amazing - but had to return it to the shop after a day - the touch
screen is so sensitive it drove me mad!
Reviewed by Liberty from USA on 27th Aug 2007
i love this phone it looks good but make well bad finger prints(shame)
still a cool phone
Reviewed by Charbel Bazouni from Australia 2160 on
27th Aug 2007
This is a really good phone to use i love it :D
Reviewed by JB from UK on 24th Aug 2007
If you are a fan of Samsung phones then this is a great phone. If you
are used to a Sony Ericsson or nokia then you will find this phone very
annoying. Very good looking phone and has great features, but is let
down by being far too quiet and ultra responsive.
Reviewed by appy from india on 24th Aug 2007
Reviewed by ali from uk on 23rd Aug 2007
the phone is cool
Reviewed by Grant from Ipswitch on 23rd Aug 2007
THIS PHONES IS OK
Reviewed by timmy from aussie land on 23rd Aug
BEST PHONE OF THE YEAR.(PERIOD)