Samsung X640 Review
Review: July 2005. Updated December 2005.
The Samsung X640 is an entry-level camera phone. Samsung have shaved
a little off the price by not including an external display, which is
a bit of a shame, but if this doesn't put you off, then the rest of
the phone offers excellent value for money.
It's a lightweight compact phone, physically very similar to the Samsung
X450, which also lacks an external display. In fact, the X640 is
virtually identical to the X450, but with the addition of a VGA camera,
a handsfree speaker and Samsung's voice clarity technology which first
appeared in high-end phones like the Samsung
D500 and E720. The voice clarity
system monitors the background noise and the loudness of the voice in
order to make the phone call as clear as possible.
The camera is a standard VGA camera as used on all Samsung's entry-level
and mid-range camera phones and does its job well. The UFB (Ultra Fine
& Bright) display is crystal clear and is better than average for
this class of phone. Samsung have equipped the X640 with a generous
6.5 Mbytes of memory, which is a good size for storing photos and Java
If you can live with the absense of an external display, then the X640
offers value for money if you're looking for a cheap clamshell camera
phone. If you want the benefit of a dual screen, then we recommend the
Samsung E330 instead, although the E330
is a dual-band phone.
Features of the Samsung X640 include:
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 4x digital zoom and night mode
- Internal display: UFB, 65,536 colours, 128 x 160 pixels (1.7 inches)
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Handsfree speaker
- Voice clarity
- Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS (learning T9)
- Photo caller ID
- Games: Snowball Fighter, Bubble Smile plus downloadable Java
- Phonebook (1,000 entries)
- Personal Information Management: calender, scheduler, to do list,
clock / worldtime, alarm (once/daily/weekly), currency converter,
calculator, memo book, stopwatch, countdown timer
- Memory: 6.5 Mbytes
- Connectivity: RS232 serial port (cable not supplied)
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10
- Vibration alert
- Size: 87 x 47 x23 mm
- Weight: 85g
- Talktime: 3.5 hours
- Battery standby: 220 hours
Samsung X640 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by irene from aus on 29th Dec 2005
this fone is tops! i love it its great especially how u can put effects
of ur picz! i love it heaps and its small compact and great looking.my
advice: go buy one now very afforadable veryy good quality! it would
have been even betta with a video camera and infared or bluetooth but
dats ok its stil rocks!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Reviewed by Avishay from Israel on 29th Dec 2005
I got this phone 2 weeks ago, and to tell the truth i didnt quite like
it at the beggining. I found it too feminine looking and complicated.
but as the time passed i explored the phone and discovered the great
"hidden" features. now i really like it. especially since it is a clam-shell
mobile. i never had a clam-shell in my life and im glad this is my first
one. i had phones like sony-ericsson t290i or philips 355, so this is
the best fone i eva had. i felt better when i saw other men having the
same fone. too bad it lacks a mini screen.
Reviewed by Cath from Aussie on 27th Dec 2005
this fone is awesome i love it!!!!! i like the mirror on da outside
so u can tak ur own photo. it is very easy to txt coz of da big buttons.
very stilish!! the only 2 complantes i hav is 1. u can not lock the
side key, i often get it out of my pocket and fing it in camera mode.
2. every time u delete something add somthin or send a message it makes
a really anoying ring. this anoys me but over all it is a great little
fone!!!!! if any one no's how to turn da oporater logo off plz publish
it in here and it would really help alot of people. thankz.
Reviewed by tim from england on 26th Dec 2005
not very good camera very unclrear no video record vice recor dosent
go for long colour isnt godd i dnt recommend it
Reviewed by Lewy from UK on 25th Dec 2005
I just got this phone as a Christmas present and it's great - the best
phone I've had thus far. I love the feel and the quality of it. I can't
put the thing down!
Reviewed by Dave from England on 22nd Dec 2005
I have had many phones over the years and when I saw this one it was
a must have. It is brill and it is not only a phone but a camera too.
I must say Samsung are great phones to have. So go on buy one of these
Reviewed by Malcolm from UK on 22nd Dec 2005
Great looking Phone, simple to use, and fantastic clarity when making
or receiving calls. I've used Nokia's and Sony Ericsson's for the last
8 Years, and this is my first Samsung. I'm instantly converted. Who
cares that it doesn't have an external screen. This phone rocks.
Reviewed by Laura from UK on 22nd Dec 2005
Quite simply, this phone is A1+++
Reviewed by Thomas from UK on 22nd Dec 2005
Just got this phone five days ago and it is brilliant. Cannot understand
Michael's review saying the phone has no inferred and video etc. Surely
he knew this when he made the purchase?
Reviewed by Sam from UK on 21st Dec 2005
This phone is brilliant. It has everything I need in a phone. The build
and sound quality are very good. I would recommend this phone to anyone
that doesn't want to spend a fortune. Go and buy one now - you will
not be disapointed.
Reviewed by Maxine from England on 20th Dec 2005
In short, a superb phone at an amazing price – what more can one
Reviewed by Denis from England on 20th Dec 2005
Here we go... the Samsung X640 is a triband GPRS phone. The weight is
85 grams. The measurements of the phone are 87 mm x 46 mm x 23 mm. The
continuous talk time of this phone is up to 180 minutes (under ideal
circumstances). The standbytime under these circumstances can be up
to 250 hours. The phone is compatible with GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz
networks. This Samsung is GPRS compatible. You can send and receive
text messages (SMS) and multimedia messages (EMS / MMS). It also has
a WAP browser. The phone supports polyphonic ringtones. You can also
use vibrating call alert instead of ringtones. It also has a Voice Record
function. The phone has a 16 bit TFT colour screen (65,536 colours).
The main display has a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. You can control
the the phone with the device buttons. The phone sports a digital camera,
with a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (0.3 megapixels CCD chip).
The X640 has no optical zoomfunction. The phone has a proprietary operating
system and the firmware is upgradable. You can expand the functionality
of the the phone by installing JAVA applications. All in all, this is
a brilliant phone at an excellent price.
Reviewed by Ian from Ireland on 20th Dec 2005
What a great mobile phone the Samsung X640 is! It has brilliant reception
and speaker phone. It also has a voice clarity setting. The camera quality
is pretty cool as well. It has a large screen so you're not having to
constantly squint at it to see what you're doing. Ring tones aren't
too bad either. As it has an internal aeriel the design is neat. It
looks good. A great phone, especially as it's at the lower end of the
Reviewed by michael from australia on 20th Dec
this was a phone that was not good for me i will admit it is strong
but it doesnt have very good colour its doesnt have video recording
and bluetooth or infered i wouldnt buy it again
Reviewed by Bob from UK on 19th Dec 2005
My mate has this phone and I was so impressed that I went out and purchased
one. As a previous reviewer says, it's an excellent phone without all
the bling. You need to hold the phone to appreciate how nice it feels
etc. The voice quality is superb as is the battery life. I would strongly
recommend this phone to anyone that doesn't want to spend a fortune.
Okay, there's no bluetooth or external screen but then how often do
you use these features anyway.
Reviewed by kelly from australia on 19th Dec 2005
There is absoulutly nothing wrong wih this phone it rocks.Every thing
about it is great.Go ahead and buy it write away. I dont hav this phone
but my 2 best friends have and have borrowed theirs i loved it so much
i'm buying my own next week
Reviewed by Mathew Riby from Australia on 17th
Although it isnt the highest market fone, this fone has GREAT value.
I got 1 and now half my grade at skool want 1 :) I would recomend
Reviewed by Andrew Muraya from Kenya on 17th Dec
Wazup! to all the people who are complaining that their phone answers
a phone call when they open the flap have clearly not read their manual.
To stop this simply go to the phone settings then select the ANYKEY
ANSWER option, then select OFF. Also select the SIDE KEY option in the
phone settings and then select SILENCE. This should prevent the phone
from answering your calls when you open the flap. Cheers and to all
those guyz who havent bought one WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR ITS SIMPLY
A DOPE PHONE.
Reviewed by Her maistery t from london on 15th
oh, this phone is out of this world, its amazing, BRAVO to the samsung
company, i love them i would marry them if i could, i have never i mean
never have seen a model like it i mean it is out of this world i mean
the quality of the screen is amazing, erm what else is there to say
about this phone, BRAVO TO WHOEVER MADE THIS BRILLANT, FANTASTIC MODEL
WELL DONE, I PERSONALLY THANK YOU!!
Reviewed by katnbec from england on 15th Dec 2005
this fone is the best thing that has eva happened to me and me m8 bec,
it is even betta than sex!! lol, it as got a relli gud camera, high
quality screen, buit in loud spker 4 handset, who needs a posh fone
wen u av got this, i wud recommed this fone to neone, so why are u still
lookin at this screnn go and buy one right now. I SED NOW!!!! ignore
all the ppl who say this fone is rubbish they obviously don't no good
qulity wen it hits them in the face, to ask me for more details eres
my addie firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by angela from australia on 15th Dec
well i only got this fone 2 day and i have only mucked arround with
it for a bit as i am not ment to have it till christmas but what i have
done with this fone i really like it yea the camera mite be a bit sucky
and the games are real bad but other then those to things i love it
it is conpact easy to use and i just love it and to all the people that
think this fone is bad i think you should take a good look at yourself
i mean i read 1 review and the person was a selfish american that doesnt
no a good thing when it hit them in the face so go out buy it and have
fun with it!!! love ya all and bye bye
Reviewed by wojtek from poland on 14th Dec 2005
samsung x640 is great phone
Reviewed by Happy babe from Australia on 13th
Hey guyz when choosing this phone i had 2 pic between this 1 and the
nokia 6101, but the samsung x640 being a HOLE LOT CHEAPER i got it and
and am happy to say that it is great and is sexy man and i like it how
it doesnt have a antanna thing i hope if ya reading this you go out
and buy it NOW!!........Hey i thought i told you 2 go buy it
Reviewed by Ian from UK on 11th Dec 2005
A very good phone. The niggles-it keeps taking pictures in my pocket
and the caller ID only gives you a brief glimpse of who's calling. The
phone answers as soon as you open it giving you no chance to ignore
people you don't want to speak to! Apart from that it's great. Battery
lasts well, very clear sound,good organiser and alarm plus a very handy
voice recorder - great for memos. Oh yes and pretty indestructable.
I wouldn't be without it.
Reviewed by Gary from England on 11th Dec 2005
Primarily, this little no-frill phone is brilliant. What I really don’t
understand is all you people out there that complain about the absence
of features like… Bluetooth, external screen and inferred etc.
Don’t you people ever check the phone’s specification before
purchasing? I get annoyed at reading things like the phone doesn’t
have an external screen – well, you knew that when you purchased
it didn’t you? It’s quite simple, if you don’t like
it, don’t buy it! That said, I do appreciate that some of you
may have received this phone as a present but in the main I suspect
most made a personal purchase.
Reviewed by Billy from UK on 11th Dec 2005
This phone is brilliant. It doesn't cost too much but looks expensive.
It has good features, including a camera and the battery life is very
good indeed. All in all it's a great little no-frills phone that does
Reviewed by bek!! from australia on 11th Dec 2005
omg this is the best fone eva it has every thing i need on it and for
only $199 i luv it it has a really gud camera and the calls are really
clear its so cute and small and the design is really kool 2 i just luv
it i recommend this fone to evrey 1 in the mother beeping world !!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Reviewed by Dean from England on 9th Dec 2005
I’ve been using this phone for the past 4 months and I’m
very pleased with it. Apart from bluetooth and infared, which I would
not use anyway, it has everything one could ask for in a phone under
£80. The battery life, signal and speech is absolutely superb –
one of the best I’ve ever had.
Reviewed by urma from scotland on 5th Dec 2005
this is a great phone with lots of good featuers like good camera lots
of games etc. the best thing about it is the calls they are soo clear!
Reviewed by smiley from bahamas on 3rd Dec 2005
i like the phone alot it's kind of modest and not to compicated. My
only request is that someone e mail me with some tips and tricks for
playing bubble smile.... i see alot of room for the extension of time/chances
but i have no idea how to get it to it's maximum (there must be a way)if
anyone who knows and can share i would be grateful if u e mail me at...
Reviewed by Bre from Australia on 28th Nov 2005
I love this fone its got a great look 2 it and it works perfictly the
only dowt i have about it is that is hasnt got an exturnal screen, but
it is a small cute fone i recomend it 2 every 1!! BRE
Reviewed by C M Menon from India on 25th Nov 2005
I was using the Nokia 6610 and had no complaints with it at all. I brought
the Samsung X640 primarily because I wanted to use a clam-shell phone.
I had been using candy bars all along. Nokia's clam shells are lousy.
The X640 is a sleek, oval shaped phone, the antenna-less design makes
it comfortable to hold or slip into one's pocket. The battery performance
is also pretty good. The phone could have been thinner (when compared
to the Motorola V3 Razr), but one cannot complain too much about that
for the price that one needs to pay for the V3 Razr. The X640's camera
is pretty decent. On the negative side, it's sometimes difficult to
open the clam shell especially when you are driving. Opening the clam
in a hurry also causes accidental activation of the volume switch on
the side of the phone causing the volume increase/decrease screen to
pop up. This is irritating. When on speakerphone, the menu displays
'Normal' and it displays "Spk on" when in the normal mode. This is a
S/W bu g. Samsung could have included the PC cable as a standard accesory.
I am used to connecting my mobile to my notebook PC using the Infra
Red port on my Nokia 6610 , I miss this feature on the X640. For folks
who want to know how to switch off the auto answer feature on opening
the clam, here's how you do it. Go to menu, select phone settings and
switch off the Active folder option. Overall the X640 is a decent phone
provding value for money.
Reviewed by Sally from UK on 23rd Nov 2005
Top notch phone without the bling.
Reviewed by Lewis from England on 23rd Nov 2005
I received this phone as a present three weeks ago. In short, it is
excellent and I would definitely recommend it to my friends. I admit
it is not the most feature packed phone on the market but if you are
not too bothered with all those gimmicky things like, MP3, Bluetooth
etc. then you will not beat it without spending double of those hard-earned
pounds. It feels great in your hand and has an air of quality about
Reviewed by Grant from UK on 23rd Nov 2005
I have been using this phone for the past four weeks and I have to say
it’s brilliant. Okay, there is no Infrared, Bluetooth or external
screen but then what do you expect for the price £80. If you need a
straightforward no-nonsense phone then this one takes some beating.
The call quality and reception is superb as it the rest of the phone.
Reviewed by Amy from England on 21st Nov 2005
brilll.everything i need it to do it can. It's the best phone i've ever
had, and i've had a lot of phones
Reviewed by Bryony from Legg on 18th Nov 2005
I got this phone about two weeks ago, and I'm very pleased with it.
However, does anyone know how to turn off that annoying confrmation
sound, like when you set an alarm time etc. I don't want it constantly
on silent, but can't find another way to get rid of that noise. Thanks
Reviewed by peter from nwosu on 15th Nov 2005
A very poor fone with VERY VERY VERY VEYR poor service sorry to say!!
An absolutely rubbish fone and i recomend anyone to buy a nokia 3330
rather than this samsung fone!!
Reviewed by Sami from Jordan on 14th Nov 2005
Bought this phone as a gift 4 my wife, she preffered it on d Nokia 6630
I was about 2 choose 4 its compact and style. OK! I saved d half of
d N6630 price and bought this good phone. In addition to its nice look
and cheep price, it has a good display, good camera(with acceptable
resolution, camera features like flip, rotate, mirror, adjustable brightness,
4x zoom, solarize, gray sclale, skitch(!!what this for any way?), night
shots), good bat. life (2 days average use) on d other hand, what da
hell happen to samsung to choose this unbelivable ring tones, I cant
find any good one!, what bad games on this phone(Better not include
any game if this is all you have), why Fastlink (Service operator) cannot
send me the GPRS settings and I hv to visit them??.. AND AND NO IR!!
NO Bluetooth??!! why? what a camera phone without sharing your Cam pics
to others?? this is dissapointing. Any way, this is a good standard
and reliable phone for your money, but dont 4get to turn it silent if
you are using it on night.
Reviewed by Kyle from U.K. on 13th Nov 2005
this phone is da best ever it has all the specifications you need for
the ultimate phone. i would recommened this phone to everyone
Reviewed by Tracey from England on 12th Nov 2005
I think its a great phone. Had lots of diffrent types before but chose
this one for the price and the design. I love clamshell and have no
problems opening it - but my little kids do: so a good feature! No external
display but hey how hard is it to open to see who is calling? Sound
quality good, only have to charge from time to time and photos far better
than previous phone (motorolla v600). Don't care that no MP3 player
- I have a separate one. Triband - excellent as I need it for my work.
No dratted ariel to get in the way so looks sleek and feels good in
the hand. Can hear it ring or vibrate no problems so unsure why another
reviewer could not. Maybe not the hippest, most expensive phone on the
market but for something for calls, SMS, photos and a good size then
I think it is great!
Reviewed by Flora from England on 7th Nov 2005
This phone is one of mmy only phones and it is god it has everthing
you need eg camera.
Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 1st Nov 2005
I bought this phone beacause i wanted a good flip phone with a camera,
without it being too expensive. the camera quality is very good, much
better than many other phones i've had, and my battery lasts forever...i
charged it up fully, went to iceland for a week, and when i came back
there was still one bar left after it being on for ages...the only thing
i dont like is opening the phone..can be a bit tricky! overall, this
phone is a fantastic phone...it looks great and it wont break the bank...go
Reviewed by janzelle from Philippines on 30th
my mother bought me this phone without knowing some of this features...
when i saw this, i'm really very happy because it can fold and ite has
camera.. but i don't like this phone because it has no infrared nor
bluetooth... and i don't know how to open the gprs... so i used it to
text my classmates, my mother and others.. who knows how to open the
gprs of this phone, can u send it to my email as email@example.com...
so i can open it... tnx very much...
Reviewed by michael from uk on 28th Oct 2005
this fone is totally da best the camera and everything about this fone
is great worth every penny the flip design is brill and the menu is
clear and easy to use i would defo recommend it
Reviewed by lora from bulgaria on 24th Oct 2005
i have this phone from 4 months- i like it ,and i haven`t got any problems
with it, but i think that the melodies and sounds are really awful
Reviewed by charlotte from england on 23rd Oct
I've had this phone for a couple of weeks and think it's fantastic.
It looks good, works brilliantly and does what it's supposed to with
great ease. I'd especially recommend this phone to anyone who wants
a phone just for texting, as thats what this little phone does best.
Althongh, phone calls and picture-taking works well, too. I love it!
Reviewed by alan from scotland on 22nd Oct 2005
good fone wi great detale and brill camera and evrythin i love the fone
with the voice memo recorder its great
Reviewed by Hannah from England on 18th Oct 2005
ive has this phone 4 3weeks and im very pleased, its the best i use
2 have the a800 which was not better but cool, anyway da only ting is
is does not have a screen on the front.
Reviewed by Rehan Ahmad from India on 12th Oct
I bought this phone one months and i m extremely flattered by the performance.
It is stylish and it has all the primarily functions, i don't know why
the people are complaining about this and comparing this phone with
so expensive phones, if you want more functions go for anyother phone
leave this beautiful machine for my kind of users, ya offcourse there
r some drawbacks in this phone as well i.e. fm and bluetooth otherwise
owesome, all in all a good result of your valuabe money.
Reviewed by Varun from India on 10th Oct 2005
Recently i got this mob and seriously i luv it.......Its better than
my prevoius LG phones. has a cool camea and looks good and royal.. The
phone is light and small...and hav good display... Only thing i dont
like in this phone is that it doesnt support blutooth... Can anyone
tell me hoe to move pics frm phone to comp..
Reviewed by Connie from Australia on 5th Oct 2005
This phone is very average. It has no display on the outside so to check
time or the person calling, you need to flip it open!!Not convenient
at all..It's a cheap and plastic-ee!
Reviewed by even from france on 4th Oct 2005
this fone is junk i hate it it is the worsd thing that has ever happend
2 me do not think of buying this phone
Reviewed by ben fletcher from england on 2nd Oct
i bought my x640 just yesterday and allready i think it is the best
phone by far. this is the best phone evr
Reviewed by David from Costa Rica on 30th Sep
I bought this phone 2 days ago and... everything is great: the camera,
sounds, wap, games... Can anyone tell me how many hours should I let
the phone charging? (some people say that 3 hour for a longer battery
life, is that true?) PD: sorry for english...
Reviewed by john leech from uk on 30th Sep 2005
i bought this phone on the 29th september 2005 and it is the best phone
ever made the camera is class the games are bad but the rest is great
so buy this phone
Reviewed by gemm from uk stoke on 27th Sep 2005
i luv my new phone its cool....only prob is i dont no how to reset the
call timers??? ne1 no the code?
Reviewed by Upaul from U.S.A on 26th Sep 2005
I completely disagree with lauren , this phone might be beautiful ,
but has the worst camera and the folding system is bad too . If u guys
want to buy a sexy phone that has good camera buy the samsung e730 or
e530 or z500
Reviewed by Lauren from England on 23rd Sep 2005
This phone is amazing! I have had it for a few days now. I bought it
for £80 including a years insurance which I thought was a good deal.
The menu is really clear and easy to use and camera quality is good.
I love how you can turn off the operator logo so you can see your picture
properly. I dont miss the external screen,I dont see any need for one
really. The 'mission accomplished' sound doesnt annoy me that much coz
my phone is usually on silent anyway. Its a small and lightweight,stylish
phone and I'd recomend it if you wanted a simple,easy to use phone without
video capture,MP3 player etc.
Reviewed by Upaul from U.S.A on 23rd Sep 2005
The phone looks good but the camera is so bad that i feel like breaking
it ,i have a samsung z500 , e720 , e730 , nokia 6630,3120 , motorolla
v3 razr and this phone . By far this is the worst phone i have .
Reviewed by Robbie from england on 14th Sep 2005
The phone is fantastic apart from it doesn't have a mp3 player on it,
it is just great.
Reviewed by joanna from malta on 10th Sep 2005
I just got this mobile but am really disappointed by it's sounds and
battery. It needs recharging everyday practically. If it is in a bag
forgot hearing incoming ring tone for sms alerts or even a call as it
is too low even at full volume. I certainly do not recommend this mobile.
You cannot even change the tones for sms by mms!. Have a second thought
before buying I made a big mistake after reading mostly excellent remarks.
Shame shame shame.
Reviewed by Henry2man from Spain on 9th Sep 2005
Up: Good quality voice sound. Average camera Down: After a twice months
of use, my movil very is lined!! Tip: Turn off external led. Your battery
life will be longer! (4-5 days at least) PD:Sorry about my english level.
I wish this review were a little usefull
Reviewed by Siobhan from UK on 8th Sep 2005
This phone is excellent. I dont know why other people are complaining
about the camera it is the best camera i have ever seen on a phone.
And the people that are complaining about the battery must not have
charged it up fully when they first got it. And i dont know why they
are complaining about the fact it doesnt have a screen on the outside
you knew it didnt before you bought it so stop complaining. This is
an excellent phone and if you cant see that then you either need glasses
or your head testing.!!!!!!
Reviewed by charlie from England on 8th Sep 2005
A great little phone! Small/compact, stylish and easy to use. I've always
had Samsung phones and they don't differ that much, just get more technical.
I've had it over a week now. I love the camera. It's my first camera
phone and i'm amazed at the quality. Only thing i don't like is opening
the phone. I don't have nails so have to get a real grip of it and is
hard to flip without knock the sidekeys, but they can easily be deactivated!
Don't think there is such think as a perfect phone but i'd certainly
recommend this one! Charlie
Reviewed by Andrew Muraya from Kenya on 7th Sep
I bought this cell phone about 5 days ago and i can surely say i am
truly impressed. Its compact design coupled with its light weight make
a phone like no other. Apart from a few down falls i.e. the lack of
an external display, lack of interesting games, poor selection of ring
tones and a camera with a picture quality that leaves a lot to be desired
for, its a reliable and owesome cell phone with a fantastic gprs feature.
If you look beyond its pit fall and invest in one you shall truly not
Reviewed by heny from indonesia on 6th Sep 2005
just bought it a week ago and i'm pretty satisfied with all x640 features.
this phones is absolutely for simple person... no mp3, poor games, standard
quality photo, etc--but love the gprs, pc friendly, and beautiful design.
Reviewed by richard from england on 25th Aug 2005
I bought this phone when it first came out i can honestly say i hated
it i don't know what it is about samsung but they really need to get
help with the wallpapers there always so babyish or bland,need some
vibrant outstanding wallpapers like the motorolas, i gave this to my
mum who loves it,nice if you got small hands and are into ladybids and
seals e.t.c but not good if your into mp3's and video i got the motorola
v980 and love it.!!!!:@)
Reviewed by Ash from uk on 20th Aug 2005
well i have had this fone for a couple of days now...and i can say it
brilliant! its got everything u need...and it look stylish and it soo
small and compact...the only downfall to this fone is havin no front
screen...that summot i like on a model but it neva stopped me buying
this fone and i dnt regret it...iLOVE MY SAMSUNG X640!!! and i wud highley
recommend it to nebody
Reviewed by Andre from Spain on 18th Aug 2005
Yes my phone also needs to be charged up practically every day! I'm
taking back to where I bought it but I will exchange just the battery...
anyway I don't know anyone who bought this phone personaly and so I
don't know if it's a problem of the model or if my battery is old. I
bought a cable link and I downloaded the software... I can download
and upload photos and images. Anyway there is a limit is the size file...
both for sounds and images. I created some gifs (animations) but a image
cannot exceed 200 Kb. And yes... you cannot use images uploaded by the
cable or sent by a friend by MMS as a ID caller. The most annoying thing
for me is the battery! My battery charges in just one hour but I have
to charge it dialy or after 2 days. Happens the same with you?
Reviewed by Angela from Scotland on 18th Aug 2005
I bought this phone 2 weeks ago. I was happy with it to start with.
Nice and compact, camera features are great. Easy to send texts etc.
However, I had to get Vodafone to help me configure the WAP/GPRS bit
manually FOUR TIMES, as it wouldn't do it itself and it STILL won't
let me send photos to other camera phones, nor will it allow me to change
to a fun pre recorded voicemail message! This phone also needs to be
charged up practically every day! There's either something wrong with
my particular handset and it's faulty, or this model of phone is prone
to configuration and battery faults. I'm taking it back to where I bought
it and will exchange it with another Vodafone networked phone. I also
read before I bought it that I could download Real Tones and I can't!
Reviewed by Adly from Egypt on 17th Aug 2005
It is very nice phone with good design nice vga camea i love it very
Reviewed by Stuey from Scotland, Uk on 16th Aug
Hey, i got this phone the other day and i have to say on the whole its
pretty good! The camera take fabulous, sharp images that i am proud
of and the tones are good. people complain about the little mission
accomplished tone but i love it! its amazing! lol! however, the games
are small in number and i dont particularly like them but mayb its my
taste! i havent experienced photo messaging yet but everything else
seems amazing! BUYit!
Reviewed by Leonardo from Italy on 15th Aug 2005
I've had this phone for about one month and can say it's a good phone:
it's very small, so I can carry it in my pocket comfortably, the interface
is very nice, the sound quality excellent and I appreciate the speakerphone
function. I also bought the data cable. The Samsung PIM & File manager
works well and has a pretty graphical interface. There are only two
very annoying troubles: pictures uploaded into images folder on the
handset cannot be used as caller ID (you can only use photos taken with
the phone), and audio file cannot exceed 200kb in size (which forbid
the owner to use his own music files as ringtones, except midi files).
If you don't care these two faults X640 is a really good cell.
Reviewed by - from - on 14th Aug 2005
"Dropped it few times on the ground - no problems at all!!! It's strong
and it takes a bit of beating... i guess. I'm glad i bought it!" All
in all, I think that's the most important feature. To be strong. In
my opinion this phone is not bad at all (as some folks said before).
There are better phones, off course, but if you want a better phone
you have to waste a lot of money! This phone has all the primary functions
you need. A very good VGA camera or a MP3 player are not primary functions.
Isn't it? Good design, small, lightweigh and strong... and finally,
the most important thing: it's not expensive. Bad things: the display
has more than 65000 colors but it has low resolution (not so good as
some phones I have seen), no Infra-red port (you need to buy a cable
in adiction) and no blue-tooth. You can disable the anoying sound events
just turning on the phone to the silent mode... but it could be anoying
too turn on the phone to the silent mode before and each time you do
anything first. If we add the bad tings and the good things versus price...
I hugely recomend it.
Reviewed by Leonardo from Italy on 12th Aug 2005
I've had this phone for 1 month and I can say it's a good piece of plastic
and silicon: it features good sound quality and the camera take nice
pictures. I really appreciate the address book peculiarity and the organizer
works well. The "mission accomplished" sound do not annoy so much as
well as the volume can be lowed enough. I also bought the data cable
(not from samsung) and it works with "PC Studio PIM & File manager v1.0"
for E700 model. It's a really nice software. There is only one, huge
fault: altough u can use photos like caller ID, u cannot use your own
images, i.e. uploaded from your PC or received by MMS. Actually u can
upload images in the directory "images" only, from which u cannot set
pictures as caller ID (only as wallpaper). It's a very big trouble:
in fact u have to take new photos with your phone, and can not use your
best shots taken with your "real" camera. furthermore u can not use
pictures such as cartoons or abstract paintings. excepting this, a good
product. PS I hope those rotten morons who produce phones will eventually
realize that pushing their customer to buy again the accessories (data
cable, headphone...) every time they change their phone it's not a good
business, it's a robbery.
Reviewed by Jan from Norway on 10th Aug 2005
Great little peace of... phone!!! Works, the camera is good enough (tip:make
pictures in 640/480 SF, upload them to your PC, scale them down to 50%,
do a little sharpness thing, do little gamma correction if you like...
I've done some flower and outdoor pics and the result is unbelievable
- perfect colors and no blur in far objects). If you want bigger photos,
go buy a pro camera, thats it! Uploaded some new audio samples for the
signals (don't care much about the original midi stuff). Music software
comes with the USB cable from Mobile Action (www.mobileaction.com).
Dropped it few times on the ground - no problems at all!!! It's strong
and it takes a bit of beating... i guess. I'm glad i bought it!
Reviewed by matt from uk on 9th Aug 2005
guys, if you want the phone to stop beeping when you do anything, put
it in quiet mode by pressing '#'. this phone is a little clunky but
servicable. shame about the lack of a second screen...
Reviewed by JediMindTricks from moon on 9th Aug
I just bought this phone and it's great but it's really annoyng that
the side key for the camera cannot be locked. I found the phone in the
camera mode a lot of times in my pocket.
Reviewed by ela from romania on 8th Aug 2005
this phone is poor,very poor.SUCHS
Reviewed by John from UK on 5th Aug 2005
Hi. I guess it is impossible to turn off the sounds each time you send
a message, delete a message, deactivate or activate anything. Someone
said: I simply cannot believe that they have ever tested this stupid
phone on normal people. I am normal people, dude, and you? I like this
phone. It works, it's small and lighweight. Obvious I'm not maniac and
paranoic to become mad and lose my patience each time I hear that sound
Reviewed by thomas from scotland on 4th Aug 2005
this phone looks good, the games are great, the screen is amazing and
the tones are fantastic it is quite difficult however to find what you
are lookin for in the menus but the main reason i hav marked this phone
down is the camera!! DO NOT BUY THIS AS A CAMERA PHONE!!! i dont know
whether it is my phon e or if others hav had the same experiance but
all the pics i take are so blurrey that you can barely make out who
it is even with super fine quality 640*480 vga resolution and no matteer
what contrast i cannot make out what it is i am shooting in conclusion
this is a great phon and by all means go out and buy it but if you want
a decent camera phone you should look else where and steer well clear
p.s. mine is going straight back
Reviewed by Siss from Norway on 3rd Aug 2005
I really, really hate this phone. The "mission completed" sound that's
impossible to turn off, drives me mad. Will soon throw phone in wall.
If you consider buying this phone, ask yourself if you can live with
phone that makes irritating sound every time you send a message, delete
a message, deactivate or activate anything. I simply cannot believe
that they have ever tested this stupid phone on normal people.
Reviewed by Nick from Sweden on 2nd Aug 2005
It?s a lovelly little phone with one major drawback. U can?t turn off
the warning sounds. When ever the inbox is empty or u do something wrong
an annoying sound chimes. The only way u can turn it off is by putting
the whole phone on silent, which u dont do every time u want it to shut
up. Apart from that, it?s great.
Reviewed by Pedro from UK on 31st Jul 2005
Hi again! I buy a cable and it is possible to transfer photos and sounds
from the computer to the phone and vice-versa. I upload to my computer
the photos from my phone and I download photos from my PC to my phone
(in format JPG). I also upload a lot of file sounds (just like classical
music, theme movie songs, theme TV songs, etc...). Each contact of my
list has now a diferent cool sound call!! You can tranfer MIDI files
and it's easy to find them in internet. And works fast!! I buy a PCB133LBE
cable and the software (you will need it or else you can't do anything)
you can find it on samsung web page. Unfortunately there's a mistake:
the PIM & File Manager 2.0 doesn't work!! It's the most important file!
How I solve the problem? I download the version 1.0 from the softare
of the E700 and everyting works so fine now. I hope help someone about
this feature, now or in the future. Bye
Reviewed by David Th from United Kingdom on 25th
Its a great starter phone although its lacks because it doesn't have
the external display and bluetooth. But all in all a nice little phone.
Those that want to turn off the automatic answer on flip just got to
your phones settings and switch off ACTIVE FOLDER. :)
Reviewed by Christian from Malta on 22nd Jul 2005
It is a really excellent phone. regarding that problem about answering
as you open... All you have to do is entering the menu, go to phone
settings and set the Active folder to 'Off'. I hope you manage...
Reviewed by Pedro from UK on 22nd Jul 2005
That's a very nice phone. I particulary enjoy its design. It's also
a very small and lightweight phone. I can use it in my pocket easily.
It has a lot of fuctions, the camera is good and the display is excellent!
Unfortunately there's no an infrared or a bluetooth port ans so the
photo photo transmission a very difficult task... it is just possible
buying a cable in addition or by MMS (wasting money). That's the only
thing I don't enjoy in this phone: the absence of an infrared or a bluetooth
port, everything else is outstanding. Someone asks: but is there anyway
you can stop the phone from answering as soon as you open it - would
like to see who's calling first! Well, that a very easy question. You
can disable that function easily in the menu. Find the globe icon, than
shearch in the list that feature and disable it! My question is: if
I buy a cable to connect the phone to the PC, I can transfer only photos
or I can transfer sounds and wallpapers too? And which file types can
I transfer? Thanks. My final rating is exellent (4 stars instead 5 stars)
because what I have said before.
Reviewed by Lucy Jones from England on 18th Jul
This phone is totally wicked!!! i really recomend it to anyone its just
the right size its flip and the camera is great! so go out and by it
Reviewed by Loopy from England on 17th Jul 2005
I think this phone is ace and would recommend it to anyone. the camera
is great its small and light weight and its just wicked!!!! so go out
and by it now people !!!!
Reviewed by kenneth blixt from denmark on 15th
I'm In Love !!!
Reviewed by Deb Curtis from England on 14th Jul
Brilliant phone had it 1 week - but is there anyway you can stop the
phone from answering as soon as you open it - would like to see who's
Reviewed by jenna from UK on 11th Jul 2005
I got this phone a few days ago and i really love it. The camera is
so clear and the zoom is excellent for those far away objects. The ringtones
and games are cool. Despite not having and exterior display this phone
is excellent and i dont regret buying it.
Reviewed by amy from south wales on 8th Jul 2005
this is a really nice phone and is a good size the camera is brill.
but the picture messaging is not very good as it doesn't work tidy but
other than that it's an outstanding phone
Reviewed by Marcus from England on 7th Jul 2005
I have this phone and its brilliant.
Reviewed by Miriam from Deutschland on 7th Jul
sehr sehr sehr sehr sehr sehr sehr sehr sehr gut!!!! TOLL !!
Reviewed by george from england on 3rd Jul 2005
the x640 is the best fone ever n it looks so sexy n the camera is bril.go
n buy it.its worth every penny
Reviewed by raul gonzalez from spain on 1st Jul
this 1 suck!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by kevin from london on 29th Jun 2005
really good phone
Reviewed by Kate from UK on 21st Jun 2005
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I was stuck between this and the E330. I finally opted for the X640
cos i decided the black exterior looks so sexy. I was told that functionally
there's not much difference between the two other than the fact that
one has an external display and the other doesnt. Eitherway, im pleased
with my choice cos its very easy to use and so far seems to be very