Samsung X600 Review
Review: August 2004. Updated October 2005.
The X600 includes most of the features that you would expect from
the current Samsung generation: VGA camera, 65,000 colour screen, polyphonic
ringtones, Java games and multimedia messaging. What's different about
the X600 is its shape: a straight design, not a flip or slide opening
design. Presumably Samsung aims to appeal to as wide a market as possible,
but it has to be said that the external aerial looks rather old-fashioned
in this style of phone. However, it's a super-lightweight phone and
that does make up for the ugly aerial. The phone also benefits from
a camera flash, making it possible to take photos after dark.
Problems with this phone are the lack of a data cable for transferring
photos to a PC, plus the small size of the display. There are also reliability
problems with this phone, which is unusual for a Samsung - the main
problem seems to be random freezing or shutting down of the phone. This
phone cannot be recommended.
The main features of the Samsung X600 are:
- 65,000 UFB display (128 x 128 pixels)
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with digital zoom, photo effects,
multishot function (up to 15 pics) and flashlight
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Java games
- Wallpaper & Screensaver
- Messaging: MMS, EMS, SMS (with learning T9)
- Data transfer: fax
- Memory: 9 Mbytes
- WAP 2.0, GPRS
- Dual Band (900/1800 Mhz)
- Size: 102 x 43 x 20 mm
- Weight: 80g
- Talktime: up to 3.5 hours
- Battery standby: up to 250 hours
Samsung X600 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Rahul singhania from India on 6th
I had been using this phone since last 8 months but it is giving problems
from last 1 months very much.
Reviewed by akin from nigeria on 16th Sep 2005
the phone is a terrible let down. being a fan of samsung products for
ages am terribly disappointed. am seriously considering not ever buying
a samsung phone ever again- i mean the way the phone shuts down is terrifying!!!
Reviewed by Anton Turk from Croatia on 15th Sep
Don't by it. After 6 month it just starts to freeze. Awful phone.
Reviewed by Archie from Scotland on 13th Sep 2005
It was bad!
Reviewed by kps bisht from india on 12th Sep 2005
it is the worst mobile phone i hav ever used .. Also customer support
of samsung is tooo poor . They asked me to pay for reapiring while it
was in warranty period , & they asked for the amount which is neat to
cost of tat phone.
Reviewed by Reinhel angelo from phillipines on
11th Sep 2005
it is so annoying as in duh?!? when my dad borrows my fone and contact
sum1 it resets and it already took out my patience yes its very cool
but if it took time like 4-5 months it will hang up or it will reset
here in the phil it costs 14,000 pesos ipt reasonabele ayt? because
of its features rotating cam, flash/torch voice recorder and everythng
now i have it and its so awful
Reviewed by Joy Anne Esguerra from Philippines on
7th Sep 2005
I first thought that this phone is excellent... with its rotating camera,
flash, great screen display and nice audio... i thought i had the best
phone! But errrrrr... my goodness... in just 6 months, the camera broke
(it says "preview error"), the battery gets very, very warm... (maybe
it has a fever or somethin') it freezes very frequently! The worst phone
i've ever had! It is really just a waste of money! RUBBISH! Now it lays
useless in my drawer! GRRR!
Reviewed by Ryan from UK on 6th Sep 2005
I had this phone not too long ago and loved the quality and zooming
capabilities of it along with the amazingly bright flashlight that was
no match for the sony ericsson k700i. But, the external aerial is ugly
and uncool, getting in the way all the time and causing the phone to
keep shutting down when you use it, so all in all if you are anything
like me you will like this phone for a couple of months if you do not
want much from one until you get so annoyed with it you will put it
on a concrete floor and mash it until it is no more! (buy the samsung
e350 or d500!!!!)
Reviewed by matthew from england on 1st Sep 2005
this phone is awful my coisin swapped a e700 hundred for it!!!(big mistake)cuz
the camera wasnt working very well on the e700 i have said nothing to
him yet but when he reads this he'll realise hes made the biggest mistake
in his mobile fone history!!! by matthew steane!!!
Reviewed by AMLagonda from Australia on 29th Aug
It’s a shame, I had this phone for 10 months (even wrote a great
review here) now it lays dead, unusable, even though I’ve kept
it in like new condition. It seems that every time it uses the aerial,
the power it draws shuts it down and the phone resets over and over
till you remove the battery, must have very weak circuitry. So every
time somebody calls, I make a call or message it just resets itself.
It is still my favorite phone as now I have a second hand Nokia 6610i
(cant afford a SE K750) and there’s just no comparison the X600
is faster and better in every way I even have a Motorola E365 which
just doesn’t feel right cause the software is not user friendly
compared to the x600. I even got the Data cable for it and it really
does take excellent photos for a cheap phone, it’s a pity I couldn’t
add games to it as the built in ones were very bad. Oh well may the
Samsung X600 R.I.P. as you’ll find that this particular phone
is not even on Samsungs web site any more, looks like they have written
it off as well.
Reviewed by Ishtiaq from Pakistan on 27th Aug
This is the best phone if i compare it with other phones the same era.Its
cam is nice rotating and multishot facility also zoom is good.Voice
recoring lovely.As a whole nice and good looking phone.
Reviewed by nicole from Australia on 14th Aug
This is a great phone. Hasnt froze once. Camera is still in great cond
and its been a whole year. No probs yet. I cant seem to find then many
places tho. Great colour screen and a huge 10 MG in memory!! so much
for such a lil fone!, i can fit like 130 fotos on it before its full.
Data cable works perfectly, very easy to use and ultra fast transfering.
I can even make my own walpapers with image editor etc its so cool.
Great ringtones aswell. If u need to get a data cable, get EASY STUDIO!!!
it works fine.shame it doesnt have a radio but o well and u cant use
the vioce recorder and put it as ur ringtones but it doesnt matter.
Still great and reliable for me anyway!
Reviewed by Sam from England on 9th Aug 2005
I bough this phone off a friend since they recently bought a new phone,
i can now see why. the samsung x600 has a very good camera, its very
stylish and very easy to use, HOWEVER, it breaks down frequently when
recieving calls, texts can take 5-6 hours to get to teh phone, the internet
is terrible, and in order to get the whole thing working after freezing,
u have to take the battery out, do not buy this phone from anywhere,
not even if its cheap
Reviewed by Gaz from GB on 3rd Aug 2005
this is an ok fone. i had mine 4 about 8 months an then it got robbed
so sum1 must of liked it. i was impressed with it wen i got it. it only
cost 110 pds and it had a camera which was good in august 2004. the
bad thing about the fone tho is that white dots appeared on the screen
afta bout 5 months, they looked like a smudge but it was on the inside
and this affected the picture quality wen u took a picture. another
bad thing was tha it didnt have bluetooth or infared and the internet
was rubbish. it was a good fone last year and the rotatin camera looked
really good but i wouldnt reccomend it 2 any1 now cos fones wit blutooth
and video cameras r the best an ya cud get the 4 bout 120 pds wereas
the x600 will still cost 100.
Reviewed by Leeyadabest from UK on 25th Jul 2005
This phone is the worst phone ever it breaksdown which is really annoying
no one should get this phone i reapeat t is the worst phone ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Reviewed by Rahul from India on 17th Jul 2005
Well I always used to wonder why people used to say negative things
about this phone, now I know, after using it for 1 year the camera has
gone dead, and the funnist part is that Samsung serice center is charging
Rs 2500 for the camera change while a brand new phone costs Rs 6500,
rally funny, now I have a phone without camera and no third party softwares
that can keep u preoccupied (without the camera) like a Nokia series
60, overall a good phone, but you will get very bored of it within months!!
Reviewed by James from NA on 11th Jul 2005
ive got a question. How many people have taken their X600 in for repairs-
trust me ALL of you will and they found liquid damage on the camera
connector ?? I feel since the camera is not sealed off from the external
enviroment general corrosion will occur due to tempreature fluctuations.
No my warranty is void cause of a manufacturing flaw??
Reviewed by Freddie from Scotland, UK on 10th
A nice phone by Samsung, i've had my model for about a year now. The
good points are the camera, you don't get many camera phones with a
camera as good as that for about £150. Good storage and games etc. Bad
points are arial at the top, the ability to not be able to download
games. I would recomend this phone to anybody it's excellent and I will
keep on using it, I was jelous of my freind when he got his Nokia 3200
which I like a lot and was planning to buy but this phone changed my
Reviewed by Simone from Wales on 4th Jul 2005
Hi i've had my phone for just over a year now and i have never had any
problems with it. it is the best phone i have had to date. if your looking
for a phone with just a camera because it hasn't got video etc i'd suggest
u get this one because the camera is superb for a phone. i paid £180
for mine over a year ago but i dont regret it! Its so durable and reliable,
for starters my daugher has thrown it in a hot bath, its been in a boiling
hot cup of tea! over night on a towel on a radiator and it was working
fine both times! i wouldnt recommend it throwing it in a bath however!!lol.
u can pick these up so cheap on ebay now 2. the only bad point id say
is that i haven't got a cable for tranfering pictures but apparenly
u can buy them for a fiver on ebay. I'm upgrading to a Samsung E530
tomorrow because its time for a change lets hope Samsung have done just
as good a job with that one! Well Done Samsung!!
Reviewed by Saad from Pakistan on 3rd Jul 2005
this phone is very good, but I hv no information abt. the software which
transferes the fotos from phone to computer, plz if any one knows give
me ths information to " firstname.lastname@example.org ", or send me software
to this address, plz plz, I shall be very gr8 ful to him.
Reviewed by amit purohit from india on 28th Jun
handset is good if you are not using as a phone , I am saying that battery
consumption is high , antenna efficiency is not so good , you will often
see network rejected etc. It's anteena needs a lot of attention .
Reviewed by UMAIR from INDIA on 26th Jun 2005
VERY BAD MOBILE PHONE VERY BAD PIXLE THIS MOBILE PHONE IS GARBADGE....
Reviewed by chydee from Nigeria on 25th Jun 2005
The pone is okay. it has all that is needed in a pone.
Reviewed by Faizan ahmed from Pakistan on 19th
This phone has very very outstanding performance,but now it hanged up
frequently at least three time in a week. I went for repair of it, but
concerned experts are asked that it is not repairable. any person plz
inform me any solution at this email address: email@example.com
Reviewed by Mukhtiar Ali from Pakistan on 19th
This phone had outstanding performance from one year, after this the
said phone samsung x600 hanging frequently, I repaired it four time,
but in vain and autorized warranty delear asked that this fault of hanging
is irrepairable. Now this Samsungx600 is lying idle.
Reviewed by Helly from England on 6th Jun 2005
i LOVE this phone. the camara is wicked, the amount of space is awsome,
totally loving the tones and games, good battery life. what more could
you ask for? it said that it didnt have a data cable at the top of the
page. i found one for mine and it works like a dream, its really quick
once u get it started. took a little while to settle down, but thats
on my part from changing from a nokia 3310 to my very sexy samsung.
never had any trouble with it appart from its in repair at the moment
because it had whisky spilt into the camara, but even then it was only
the camara that messed up, rest of the phone still worked perfectly.
i highly rate this phone, its very very VERY sexy, it looks really cool
compaired to other more common phones - a real head turner. go buy one
Reviewed by Milica from Serbia and Montenegro on
6th Jun 2005
The phone is OK,because of camera,which can rotate!I transfer my pictures
to PC trought IrDa and I have no problems!The pics are great,like they
are shoted with a real photo!I transfer pics with Easy studio PIMS and
File Manager!The bad side of phone is that there is no video record,when
I record some voice I can't put it like my ringtone,there is no handsfree,when
I mute it,the sound when call is ended can't turn off!I have absolutely
no problems with freezing and stuff you are talking about!Design is
cool,but the color of the mask is bad!No proplem with Internet!Resolution
is OK!Vibration is loud!However the phone is OK,and I recommend it for
younger people!I am 15 years old and I am happy with the phone!Price
is great for this quality...and so.Buy the phoneeee!!! :)
Reviewed by AMLagonda from Australia on 4th Jun
I have not had any of these problem the others speak of, I mean what
do they do, drop it all the time and expect it to work? The Camera is
very good and CAN take close up shots very clearly, Its a camera, on
a Mobile phone, do you expect it to be fantatic, its better than the
Nokia of the same period. Down side was that it didnt come with data
cable, I got one of Ebay so all is good but I cant seem to change the
games (no options to do so), but at least I can down load the pics.
The phone is very good quality FOR the price and I like it better than
my old Nokia 3315 and battery life is very good. SMS to me is no problem
what so ever once you learn to use the phone :P
Reviewed by jimmy from afghanistan on 22nd May
the x600 is a aewsome phone i regret selling mine for the sony ericsson
z1010 althought the z1010 is still good the samsung x600 had a very
good camera and flash along with zoom it also has bluetooth and other
features its well worth the money and very cheap get one while you can
Reviewed by jack from UK on 20th May 2005
this stupid phone is a big fraud from the samsung...its just a piece
of junk..dont go for it!! it's images are not transferable to the PC
and the infrared never works!! its freezing after 2-3 months of purchase..the
image quality is also not good..the dumb stick gives it an old and stupid
look! and the java games in it are very stuipd! go for sony ericsson
or nokia instead..in 5 words i'll say that this phone is a "STUPID PHONE
FOR STUPID PEOPLE!"
Reviewed by Stacey from England on 19th May 2005
my gran brought me this for ma 15th b-day and it sux i mean hav u seen
da size of da ariel da camra quality sux aswell HI H8 IT
Reviewed by Avinash Mishra from India on 19th
I am very upset after purchasing the set. Images are not transferable
to PC. Infrared is not properly working and only Addresse book is transferable.
Another problem is voice recorded through set can't be converted to
ring tone and set is hanged frequently. Battery backup is also poor.
It is the worst model, which I have seen. I have never recommended the
set to any one.
Reviewed by Vasilen Yordanov from Bulgaria on
15th May 2005
Okay, I bought this phone a year ago and I loved it cause of the camera
and the vivid display but...afterwards it turned out it wasn't that
good, or at least mine is very dim. I persuaded a friend of mine to
get one too, and the thing is that now they crash during calls, or I
just end up without a phone cause it won't turn on and loses network.
I don't get my SMS immediately but after like 6 hours or so :( Another
drawback is the DRM, which doesn't allow you to send any content you've
downloaded via WAP and the lack of photo ID. Overall, like already said,
it woulda been great if it just worked...But since it doesn't here in
Bulgaria you can get a SE K500i for the same amount of money, less than
$150 and it would be a better choice
Reviewed by Pete from England on 9th May 2005
This phone has given me no end of grief.. It is constantly crashing
and I've received several new phones that all do the same. If it worked,
it would be a cool phone but it doesn't, so I've given it one star.
Reviewed by Gotty from England on 6th May 2005
it is a really great phone and really easy to use.the camera is a bit
rubbish sometimes but the phone is worth it!!
Reviewed by Kathryn Groves from England on 2nd
I bought this phone in May 2004, and it worked really well to start
off with, did everything I needed, and if anybody would have asked i
would have recommended it to buy, and the camera was really good too.
However it was only in August when I started to experience problems.
First the camera stopped working altogether. I took it back to the shop
and they repaired it. At the moment in time the camera is broken again:
says "preview error" even when I turn it on! Half way through a call
it will just cut off, stating "call failed" even when I have full signal.
SMS's will only send when they feel like it. I am on the same network
as another member of my house and they have no trouble, however my boyfriend
has a samsung phone and he is experiencing the same troubles, so maybe
it's samsung altogether. getting a new phone on saturday, and it wont
be a samsung!
Reviewed by Bec from Australia on 30th Apr 2005
This is the coolest phone ever. It looks fantastic. You'll be the hippest
kid in school when you go to take a photo and you turn the camera around.
It's so good because the lense stays inside the phone while not in use
so it won't get wrecked. I love it. Hi Kate and Jane!!!
Reviewed by Hillary from Kenya on 13th Apr 2005
I;ve had dis fone 4 months now.It has ggod featrues, cammera,WAP etc
but ts a fone full of troubles. My ringer just went dead two weeks ago.
Replaced it at samsung dealerbut still doesnt function well.Vibrator
is Ok. Poor quality, reliability but nice looks and features.Not recommended.
Reviewed by Samantha from England on 10th Apr
i have had this fone for a while, and got it when i first came out.
i have had to send the phone back 4times because after about 6months
of having it, the phones decideds to freeze and reset itself. it sometimes
wont turn off my the button u press, you have to take the battery off
instead. this was my first camera phone and thought it was good, untill
it started restetting itself!! so if you want a realiable phone that
dosnt turnm off then don't go for the samsung x600. im now having the
phone replaced with another one and mines been back too O2 4times
Reviewed by Sara from UK on 7th Apr 2005
The phones not rubbish but its not great it came out a while ago n i
know a couple of people who bought it refurbished i checked it out n
i fink da camera is wicked cuz it flicks so u can take easy pics of
urself but the samsung e600 is pretty brill at doin that and its a flip
phone u dont even have to unflip it to take a pic just a button n the
picture coems up on the external screen...
Reviewed by Firoz from India on 3rd Apr 2005
Samsung X-600 is a nice phone in matter of quality and ease of use.
Its camera is best in its class. It has many drawbacks too like no video
recording, fm radio or mp3 player. I am having it for last 8 months
and i am happy with its performance. Its battery standby is ok and it
lasts for 4 days maximum. If anyone wants to buy a phone for camera
only then go for X-600 otherwise i would never suggest anyone for this
phone. If anyone wants to know more about this phone then e-mail me
Reviewed by walid from algeria on 2nd Apr 2005
hello ; i have a big problm in my samsung x600 , this samsung is by
o2 ; he restart lot off thank u Mr
Reviewed by faizan ali from pakistan on 1st Apr
its the worst phone of all the samsung products.its a total waste of
money...its camera sucks and after 1 month its software starts to give
u problems........just simply ont even think to buy this set...
Reviewed by pat from australia on 1st Apr 2005
Really good phone, good camera, easy to use, but after 6 months of use
it randomly freezes and wont turn on for 10 minutes or so. good phone
Reviewed by Wes from England on 27th Mar 2005
at first this phone is really good.you can easily find your way round
and the functions are really good.but after a couple of months the phone
juss switches itself of and freeze when sendin a txt and it gets really
annoying.u then spend ages tryin to turn it back on and when you do
it juss freezes agen.overall it is a good phone but be prepare it can
Reviewed by Prakash from India on 26th Mar 2005
I have a very strange problem with this particular handset. Ever since
i've got this phone i've been charged a lot of money for downloading
stuff from my service providers site! I've complained many many times
but everytime my wap provider has proof for the downloads taking place.
My provider has informed me that maybe my browser is faulty and its
making connections on its own!!! I'm not sure where excatly the fault
is but the bottom line i've had to pay money for using this handset....
Reviewed by GIzzMO from UK on 14th Mar 2005
just as a note regarding another review, to record sounds you go to...
Messages > Multimedia Messages > New Message > Sound > Record New
Reviewed by kimberley hayden from england on 7th
Before buying this phone in april 2004 i thought it would be so good
and when i first got it it was outstanding in quality however a couple
of months later the camera was borken and everytime i tried to take
a picture it wouldnt let me and the picture would go green and blury
and i had no idea why, as it was on guarentee i thought i would take
it back to the shop so it could be repaired they said they were sorry
for the inconveineince and that they would fix it. 2 weeks later they
fixed it and it worked good for the next couple of weeks or maybe a
month but after that my phone would randomly truen itself of or restart
itself or reset r the settings and sometimes if someone rang me my ringtone
would play all wrong and go relly high and wierd, so i went back to
th o2 shop and they fixed my fone the day after i got it back it was
broken even more, so i took it back andthey tried to fix it but they
couldnt so they gave me a knew phone but the same model, however this
one still re sets the settings on its own and sometimes half of the
screen will just go off and do strange wierd things. So overall i think
its a gisgrace to the Samsung name and i dont recommend it to anyone
so if you are looking for a knew phone look elsewhere then the samsung
Reviewed by vinay from tanzania on 3rd Mar 2005
my phone is good but i want download pictures and ring tones to my phone
using computer. can some tell me how to do that
Reviewed by Ajmal from Pakistan on 3rd Mar 2005
The set is very good, nice tones, nice signals and camera, but slight
disappointment with transferring pics to PC. Could someone tell me whether
PC cable does work????? and could someone email me a pic taken by X600???
Reviewed by Joe from England on 28th Feb 2005
Keeps turning itself off and freezing which is pretty rubbish. I took
it back once and got a replacement and now its doing it again 2 months
later. Don't buy it.
Reviewed by Chloe from UK on 13th Feb 2005
I had this phone for 4 weeks and until then it worked fine i loved it
but then it kept knocking itself off and freezing on me. This isn't
good as i need my phone allot. I had it sent off and they replaced most
of the parts in the phone and so far its working fine again. But this
has happened to a number of people and so isn't very reliable!!!
Reviewed by sara from uk on 12th Feb 2005
my phone as nva turnd off its alwayz bin chargd n it wrkz great - i
dont fink u luk afta ure fones veyr well bcuz this phone is fantastic,
it has evry cool feature needed and altho the look is a bit old, it
has grea features and i love it, all my matez r jelus
Reviewed by Dodoli from Georgia on 5th Feb 2005
I like this mobile it takes good photos but has low voice but it isn't
very important for me because I am young girl and I hear everything
Reviewed by ADRIAN from ROAMNIA on 4th Feb 2005
Specifications: the camera VGA is very good ,the sounds very low.My
problem is the mechanism, It constantly turned itself off, not a handy
thing when you cant ring people or send texts, shame :(((
Reviewed by Rehan Khan from Pakistan on 2nd Feb
ncie phone, its very light hand set.
Reviewed by deepak soni from india on 30th Jan
samsungx600 is a good phone but ring tones is very slow and camera is
Reviewed by Rehan from Pakistan on 29th Jan 2005
Reviewed by Ant from UK on 28th Jan 2005
At first i loved this little stylish phone. I got it when it first came
out and it was my first camera phone. However only 5 months into my
ownership i found a problem with it. It constantly turned itself off,
not a handy thing when you cant ring people or send texts. It got worse
so i decided to get it fixed as it was still under the warranty. 2 months
later and it does the same thing again. I have heard off loads of people
that they have the same problem. SO although the phone looks good, i
really would waste my money on it, its not worth it if it is going to
keep on going off every 2 minutes.
Reviewed by seandaman from gb on 14th Jan 2005
hello ,my freind got this fone for christmas and was tricked in to thinking
it was one of the best digital cameras around well i have taken a few
picks and it is terrible it is absoulutely terrrible
Reviewed by chris from england on 13th Jan 2005
I dont have this phone but my freind sophie does. I think that rotatable
camera is great. this phone has style and lightweight appearence. The
screen is clear and exeptable £99.94 is just right 4 this phone!!!!
Reviewed by djminutka from lithuania on 11th Jan
nice phone nice poly nice camera:)but where is samsung x600 codes?
Reviewed by ABUZAR from PAKISTN on 20th Dec 2004
X 600 IS A GOOD PHONE AND TAKE GOOD PHOTOS BUT IT SHOULD HAVE A LONG
BETTERY TIME THAT IS ITS MAIN CAUSE IN PAKISTAN PEOPLE LIKE 1100NOKIA
BECAUSE ITS BETTERY TIME IS LONG PHONE IS JUST LIKE THE SAMSUNG X100
Reviewed by A.F.M.Anshath from Sri Lanka on 16th
nice camera,nice display,nice phone, nice pack of memory...
Reviewed by shahzaib from pakistan on 11th Dec
although the fone is gud and has good features as well but its cam is
so poor that what can i say it has given up with in 2 or three weeks
and now is not functioning is there any solution of this prob.
Reviewed by Jovan Cekic from Serbia and Montenegro on
9th Dec 2004
nice camera,nice display,nice pack of memory...good day.
Reviewed by Dennis from INDIA on 9th Dec 2004
You either like this phone or hate it. I like it and think it is a Good
value for the money you pay. The 640X480 pixel images captured on the
phone are of good quality, mine even beats the high-end nokia's on quality.
The colour display of 65K is absolutely superb and the display is good
for even bright lights. Navigation through menu is good. The phone to
PC connectivity is a breeze through the infrared using Samsungs Easy
Studio software. I even got a pc cable, but prefer the infrared for
connectivity and transfer on the fly. The battery backup and reception
quality is excellent. MMS, SMS are good and typing is a breeze. Polyphonic
ring tones absolutely ROCK! Ensure you get good quality ring tones...
Straight design, not a flip or slide opening design. Its USP of Camera
flash is good for those really close shots, or be innovative and use
it as a torch... quite powerful at that... and very handy. Huge Memory
Bank - 9MB is big time for a phone in this category, I get around 150
ring tones in it, 100 or 50 (HIGH res.) pictures and much much more
I am not a nokia buff having had some bad experiences with a few handsets
before and my alternative in Samsung works for me well as like I had
already mentioned, they give good value for the money you pay, especially
when I keep changing my handsets every year or so. But I guess, I will
hold onto this x600 for awhile as it has got features that will hold
good for more than a year. There are drawbacks in the x600, every phone
does, just that in my case the postives outweighed the negatives. The
drawbacks are most visibly the external antenna!!! How I wish, I could
get rid of it. And the software is not very user friendly, but I have
learnt to get over this soon enough. No Bluetooth, but I don't have
one in my laptop anyway, so it was OK. Java games, which will bore you
sooner. Download away and have fun. You can also download games of the
pc cable, just google to find out how. The standard toolsets in the
phone are very useful, if you use it. I don't usually write reviews
and a long one at that, but I see a lot of people complain about this
phone because they buy it for the wrong reasons and don't read the manuals
or configure it properly, The phone is as good as the person using it
and I think my phone x600 is excellent.
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 6th Dec 2004
the only reason why i got this fone is the cheap price thinking the
features sound good..... wrong! this fone is rubbish...ringtones=RUBBISH!!!
the shape of the fone is AWFUL!! and it has a big thing sticking out
the top of it!!! looks OUT OF DATE!!! i wouldnt advise you to get this
fone....go and buy a nokia or sony ericsson!! just not this SAMSUNG
Reviewed by Jyri Lehtonen from Finland on 6th
I have had my x600 since summer and it is good. The best feature is
the camera comparred to the phones price. Ringtones are good it depends
where do you get them. But the game for the phone are bad and awful.
And the fact that you can't turn off the sound what the phone makes
when taking a picture is bad. But amout of dressing that you can do
with the pictures are amazing. good phone :D
Reviewed by lukas from poland on 11th Nov 2004
Reviewed by omid doodool from iran on 28th Oct
x_600 is a very good phone ,its photo quality is very good
Reviewed by hadi koochaki from iran on 28th Oct
THE SAMSUNG X_600 IS A REALLY PROFETIONAL CAMERA FOR CAPTURING,THE PICTURE
QUALITY IS VERY FINE, THANKS FOR SAMSUNG.
Reviewed by hadi from iran on 27th Oct 2004
the samsung x600 is a really good phone,i am very glad to bye this phone,because
x_600 really is a profetional camera, picture quallity on the screen
is very good and better than the other phone, it's ring tone is cheerful
and very nice, soo x_600 is a very complet phone , and i say to the
Reviewed by Rhandi Doggi from Pakistan on 17th
Am wishing me never bort this fone. Their ringtones are reminding me
of your mr chips off catchphrase in your country.
Reviewed by Saad from PK on 16th Oct 2004
Its a good and lightweight cell phone but its camera is its only bad
part. Camera quality is good when viewed from the phone but when the
pictures are transferred to the PC through the data cable, the image
quality decreases. After three months of buying, its camera has given
up. The resolution has decreased very much. Like the quality of a 4096
colours display phone. Not recommended due to the camera problem.
Reviewed by Alan from Scotland on 15th Oct 2004
This phone gives a good first impression and its so light you can hardly
feel it on the palm of your hand. The camera is excellant aswell even
for the size of screen the phone has, The volume control is really good
to compared to some phones like the NEC e616. Theres lots you can do
with this phone though I think the manual could have been made a bit
easier to understand. Im sure you can record sounds on it but I hae
forgot how and the manual doesn't mention it. Ignoring that I still
rate the phone with 5 stars
Reviewed by JENNY! from ENGLAND! on 10th Oct 2004
This is THE BEST phone i've ever seen. I got it for my b day and I can't
put it down!!! it has everything i need camera, video, stores over 200
messages, stores like thousands of numbers, the caller's picture comes
on the front of the phone when they call u! don't listen to people who
say its bad its amazing quality everything about this phone is amazing
DO NOT HESITATE! BUY THIS PHONE sorry i am passionate about this issue....
one word : wow
Reviewed by Gem from Pk on 10th Oct 2004
Samsung X600 is a charm lookin set cam iz really good, the flash light
makes it really unique 4m all otherz but due to some problems it is
considered as good not xcellent these problems are minute but not ignorable.
Reviewed by harpreet from india on 3rd Oct 2004
this phone is sucking too much bad expirience in camara very low resolution
ringtone is very slow even cats mew is higher than that.advise u to
sell your phone even at the lower prise.
Reviewed by onick from romania on 30th Sep 2004
i just buyed an x600 and my camera is not working. i can see some lines
on the display and thats all. after that it freezes. do you have a clue
what could be wrong?
Reviewed by Bart from Germany on 29th Sep 2004
this phone is quite good & and the cam is excellent... but... the easystudio
software sucks! and the datacable doesn't work. i would like to watch
my photos on my notebook, but IR doesn't works too... the only possibilty
is sending the photo via MMS to your eMailAdd. thanks to samsung!!!
Reviewed by Daniel Jang from Korea on 25th Sep
this fone has practically every feature any other fone has! And the
camera is brilliant! only one bad point: The design sux! what the hell
was samsung thinking of? if a flip fone was created with the same features
of X600, then that would be brilliant1
Reviewed by Rahul from India on 24th Sep 2004
THE BEST PHONE THAT YOU WILL GET FOR YOUR MONEY, PERIOD.
Reviewed by Amir from pakistan on 4th Sep 2004
Can anyplease send me a picture taken by samsung X-600 because i don't
have the cable and software. E-mail it at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by traci from uk on 4th Sep 2004
da fone is so gd da revolvin camera is so exciting nd da pic quality
is amazing da ringtones r great especially ring de euro it can get a
bit boring but thats samsungs fault!!!on the hole a good fone!!!!
Reviewed by arsi from PAKISTAN on 26th Aug 2004
well i bought this phone n truelu speaking as i m a samsung man ...
after r22o i loved x 600... the resason i m giving 4 stars is the software
n the features in samsung sucks.. can any one tel me y samsung cant
add some features to it...i used x 600 only for a month .. i was feeling
bore using it..n u no. wat..i lost it. well i m going for hot T630 inshallah
Reviewed by Cieran from England on 26th Aug 2004
My friend has this phone, I think it works great but in my view the
look of it is boring.
Reviewed by Tadz from Lithuania on 15th Aug 2004
cool phone. i had a samsung x100 and now i own a x600 and i am really
axcited about having it. only one question: can anyone send me a pict
taken by this mobile's camera??? because i dont have a data cable and
can't see the real quality of the pics. if it possible send it to TDSas@freemail.lt
Reviewed by saad hayat from pakistan on 15th Aug
hi i used the samsung x100& x600 its graphics is outstanding but with
a problem in phone "limited sevice" it is in all samsung mobile
Reviewed by saad hayat from pakistan on 15th Aug
its color are very exelent .but it have some problem it give the messege
when the signal 2 0r 3 "limited service"
Reviewed by Raja gopal from India on 12th Aug
first of all i have to say that , its not at all a phone , it is a digital
cam , the quality of the pic is very nice and the quality remains fine
even at night , i brought this phone replacing t610 , i had gr8 relief
from sony 610 , its very slow one when compared to x600 . i would be
happy if samsung provides Data cable + software ( hardly i spent more
than a month to get Data cable)
Reviewed by Mohit Guleria from India on 12th Aug
Hello Friends, I wanted a GPRS phone with value for money which Samsung
X600 gave me. It has the maximum 9MB memory, 65K colours with 128 x
128 TFT, a camera with 640 x 480 resolution & LED torch, GPRS Class
10, IrDA and Cable connectivity, Good reception and good battery backup.
But the bigest problem is its not Nokia, Unlike Nokia its not sturdy
enough that it will be able to manage a 5 feet fall, has a external
antenna and the most annoying is that the INRARED DOESN'T WORK. I tried
using BAFO-120 IrDA and with a inbuilt IrDA of a Laptop but of no use,
Both of them were able detect Nokia 6610 easily. SAMSUNG X600's INFRARED
ONLY RECEIVES BISNESS CARDS FROM NOKIA PHONES. It doesn't accompany
a Cable and CD so you have spend approx $15 extra on it and download
a massive 60MB Samsung EasyStudio for using GPRS and transffering images
on PC. EasyGPRS isn't compatible with X600. You have to use EasyStudio
Internet Access to access Internet thru it, Uninstall / Remove / Disable
any previous modem you have and install Samsung GPRS modem. If still
unable to connect try dialing alternate numbers (*9***91# etc) provided
by your Service provider. Do provide default Gateway, Port, Bearer (GPRS
only) and APN. I bought a Chineese made USB cable and its working fine
after my 1 week long research on X600. The Samsung Service Centres here
in Chandigarh (India) were not able to provide me any help. They say
IrDA works but it doesn't. They say they have its cable but when you
visit them again and again, its not arrived yet. I don't know when proffessionalism
is going to come in India. My BAFO-120 IrDA is lying useless due to
the wrong feedback given by Samsung before I bough X600. Today I realise
what makes a Nokia, a Nokia. I regret not buying Nokia 6610i or Nokia
6220 which has EDGE. Hope this will help some readers. Thanking you
With Warm Regards MOHIT GULERIA
Reviewed by Aasim jabbar from Pakistan on 11th
its an impressingly good looking phone. it has a built in 180 degree
rotating camera with a new flash feature which a rare mobiles have!i
m really enjoying my x600
Reviewed by Arni from Iceland on 7th Aug 2004
This is a cool phone and has good looks. It does not support Icelandic
letters to be found in phones from Nokia and Motorola. The sound quality
is not as good as in my older Motorola Timeport. There was no english
manual supplied with the phone (!!). The phone's most weakness is in
writing SMS. If I accidentially press the hang off button while writing
(which happens often because the buttons are so small) the I lose everything
I had just written and need to start again. The default writing mode
is dictionary mode (T9) and it seems not possible to change the default
mode so I have to change to ABC mode every time I write a new SMS. If
I try to send photos then there occurs an error "Cannot add more: 80KB"
and I need to restart the phone to get back. What I like most in this
phone is the shortcut keys which e.g. make it possible to start writing
sms by pressing just one button.
Reviewed by Helen from United Kingdom on 5th Aug
This phone absolutely rules! The sound quality is good, T9 is quite
easy to use and it has a good range of features. The camera is excellent
and even better with flash, the MMS is easy to use (for me) and the
polyphonic ringtones sound great, almost like real songs and the service
light (located at the 'i' key) is superb. This phone is great, an excellent
buy. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by A.J. Khan from Pakistan on 5th Aug
There is no doubt Samsung is new in the field of mobile phones compared
to Nokia, which is ofcourse, THE phone company. They have tried to cheat
their way to the top by giving their phones sexy designs, cool graphics
and multicolor service lights. All looks very interesting, appealing
and flashy from the outside but when u buy the phone is when you understand
how good Samsung really is at it. This is where your journey begins
and you slowly realize you would have been better off with a Nokia.
I bought this phone a few months ago. My friends were quite persuasive
about it. That is when the story started. The Pros: BASICS OF A MOBILE
PHONE: 1.Sound Quality ----- Quite good,no really,it 'IS' quite good.
As good as a Nokia. 2.Signal Quality ----- Hmm. Lets see.My phone says
signal is full but while I can barely hear the other person calling
from a landline. Still.. its not too bad to be throwing it out of the
competition.. 3.Battery Life ----- Hardcore Use= 1.5 - 2 Days , Normal
Use = 3 Days, Minimal Use (Standby) = 4 - 4.5 Days. Extra Luxuries:
1.Screen Size/Quality ------ The Screen is a 128x128 pixel one of which
u get only 128x92 where u can put ur walpaper or animation.It is of
very good quality, i would say BETTER than a comparably priced Nokia.
Cons= No brightness control. Not bright enuf to be viewed in the sun.
No Logos, No changeable screensavers,ualways get the digital clock.
On screen text displays whatever the sim tells it to display, so it
takes up half the screen itself. I wud term them more of a software
problem than hardware 2.Sound Alerts ----- 40 voice polyphonics are
really sweet to the ears.BUT unlike a Nokia u cannot assign tone ringtone
for u messages. U have a limited number of message tones and a limited
number of Alarms. Yet another software problem. 3.GPRS ----- Its good
in WAP too but the software isn't very easy to handle, its not userfriendly
, like a Nokia .... yet another software problem 4.Integrated Camera
----- For a mobile phone in this price range , The CAMERA IS EXCELLENT..
its the camera why i bot this phone. Comparable to a good 0.3 megapixel
camera. THE NOKIAs in this price range SUCK. THEIR cameras are WORTHLESS.
5.Organiser ------ Just an ordinary organiser which u won't get to use
much anyways...Good Conversion tables, nice calculator and stopwatch
and timer and and and.... 6.Voice Recorder ------ Yep theres a voice
recorder in it where u can make a minutes recording. BUT u will have
to do it from the MMS menu... that is definately a SOFTWARE problem...
7.Huge Memory Bank ------ 9MB is bigtime for a phone, i get around 150
ringtones in it, 100 or 50 (HIGH res.) pics and much much more 8.Design
------ Its about time they realized the antenna is not welcome, the
new X610 doesn't have an antenna, but they screwed us didn't they. 9.Charging
Time ------ From zero to fully charged in 3.5 hours... thats incredible
SOFTWARE UNFRIENDLINESS: Quite frankly, the software SUCKS in the phone,
u write a message and accidently press the RED button, poof, everything
gone, there shud be a message asking if u are SURE to exit. Other thing
is once it takes so much time to think. Always getting "please wait"
message. The Camera is not good for near objects cuz it won't focus
them, near asin taking pics of 4x6 photos, u get the point.No logos
are supported, no nokia picture messages are supported, sometimes the
software hangs (very rarely, but that happens to all the phones if u
confuse its processor as i did).NO PHOTO PHONEBOOK, MY GOD, WHAT ARE
THE SAMSUNG PEOPLE THINKING... such a good camera but u can't attach
pics to ur contacts... nokia please teach them how to write mobile phone
software. PLEASE ... fix the damn software SAMSUNG. if u do that, i
don't think Nokia can beat u in that price range atleast. ... So All
in all, it is a lil Unfriendly, but for that price, u simply don't get
a better phone... trust me.
Reviewed by Jaideep from India on 25th Jul 2004
Well, one of the best phone I have owned and the best part is it is
sooo cheap. the camera is excellent, reception is excellent, the screen
is excellent (though the screen is a wee bit small). the only problem
is SMSing, small keys and oh, i forgot about the antenna!!!, but all
that are too small a problem for this otherwise excellent phone.
Reviewed by Sajjad Tufail from Sialkot , Pakistan on
20th Jul 2004
The phone accentuates itself not only by the camera, but also by its
camera flash. The phone looks attractive, which also was mentioned by
many people who was allowed to try it out. Regarding reception, I've
use several phones by Samsung r200, c100, d410 and these days x600,
if you compare samsung phones to Nokia and Siemens best performance
have siemens mobiles regarding reception as the phone's primary purpose
is to have strong connection with network. As I've used Nokia and Samsung
In poor signal area the phone often disconnect the call, but in Siemens
case I haven't any experience of such disconnection even tried the cheapest
phone. Samsung have this weekness in all sets even in the expensive
one d410 that I purchased expecting covering thier reception problem.
Regarding Displays and RingTones Samsung leads. but note that these
are not the primary purpose of a mobile phone although every one have
it's own taste and requirements. Any way for the camera point of view
I think the ability to capture pictures in dark is much better than
d410,e700 and others, The screen colors and image quality isn't good
than c100, although both have same resolution but x600's screen physically
larger than c100 and seems quite appealing with respect to set.
Reviewed by Nizzle from UK on 16th Jul 2004
Well the good things are that the camera actually works pretty well
at max resolution bearing in mind it's only a mobile phone, and it has
a "flash" (it's just a torch really) and night mode. The camera has
a zoom, and you can even zoom in on pictures you have already taken.
It has 40 note polyphonics, and with a couple of bits of software, you
can create/download your own short ringtones (midi or samples converted
to 8 bit sound). The screen is pretty clear and you can have JPG or
small GIF files as your wallpaper. There's lots of memory on this phone,
and I've got it to hold about 180 texts between the inbox and outbox.
There is a pretty decent organiser with To Do lists, Memos, a stopwatch
and countdown timer. Now the reasons why I should have bought a Nokia...
the T9 SMS is poor. It keeps forgetting words, and you can't go back
to a word you mis-spelled earlier and change it - you have to delete
it. But you can change the words if you write an MMS!! That really is
annoying. You can't assign your own ringtones to callers, only choose
from a default list. Can't assign pics to callers either. You have three
alarms, but no snooze! If the phone isn't muted, there is a sound each
time you change a setting or do somethig wrong. You can't stop it! Finally
for SMS alerts, you can only choose from a small list or sounds - all
of which are rubbish. The phone isn't actually a bad one; there are
things it does do well, but if you do a lot of texting or are used to
the more polished perfomances of Nokias, then this probably isn't for
you. Oh yeah, one thing I forgot and it's it's worth knowing about!
Accidetally press the End Call key while writing a text or MMS, and
you lose it. That more than anything else makes me want to throw this
phone against a wall!
Reviewed by Faisal Farooq from Pakistan on 12th
Good phone with 640x480 pixels camera and integrated flash in reasonable
price. I downloaded photos using its IRD and EasyStudio software in
my laptop. The quality of pictures is good. I'm unable to upload Java
games and applications using its IRD. It is better if Samsung provide
serial data link cable and EasyStudio software along with the phone