Samsung X660 Review
Review: February 2006.
The Samsung X660 updates the X640 with
some improved features. The X660 is an attractive clamshell with dual
screens: the main display being of average quality and the outer display
being relatively poor, not even colour. The camera is VGA resolution
(0.3 megapixels) with a video option and is at best average. The phone
supports MP3 ringtones, although there is no music player, and with
only 8 Mbytes of memory there isn't really enough memory to store much
anyway. Battery life is average and connectivity is via USB and infra-red
with no Bluetooth option. The infra-red seems to be very unreliable,
and no USB cable is supplied with the phone, making connectivity rather
Whereas the X640 was a budget phone that offered limited features but
excellent value for money, the X660 is a more of a mid-priced phone,
and for the price there are frankly much better phones available. You
might like to consider the Motorola V360,
Samsung E370 or Sony
Ericsson K310i as alternatives.
Features of the Samsung X660 include:
- VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with digital zoom
- Video camera
- Internal display: TFT LCD 128 x 160 pixels, 65,536 colours
- External display: LCD 96 x 96 pixels / 4 greyscale
- 40-voice polyphonic ringtones (MP3/AAC ringtones)
- Messaging: SMS, MMS
- Games : Bobby Carrot, Airship Racing, plus downloadable Java games
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10
- Memory: 8 Mbytes
- Connectivity: USB, infra-red
- Phonebook (500 entries) & personal organiser functions
- Caller ID with image
- Size: 90 x 45 x 22 mm
- Weight: 78g
- Talktime: 3.5 hours
- Battery standby: 200 hours
Samsung X660 User Reviews
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Average rating from 89 reviews:
Reviewed by Julie from Belgium on 2nd Feb 2012
I'm totally happy with this phone. I have it for more than 5 years now
and I'm still happy with it. I just have to push the buttons hard, but
what do you want after 5 years? XD The photo button is the only thing
I can think off that isn't positive. The battery still works for a week,
and that for a phone that's older then 5 years! If you're thinking about
buying one.. Don't doubt, just buy!
Reviewed by JAYAKRISHNAN from INDIA on 2nd Oct
I COULD NOT DOWNLOAD THE PICTURES WHICH I TOOK BECAUSE THE PHONE IS
NOT HAVING BLUETOOTH AND THERE IS NO SUITABLE USB. INFRA RED IS AVAILABLE
BUT IT IS NOT FUNCTIONING. I AM USING IT FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS. I HAVE
ENQUIRED SO MANYY SHOWROOMS OF SAMSUNG FOR THE USB. BUT THE REPLY IS
SORRY SIR, IT IS NOT LAUNCHED IN INDIA. GIVE ME THE WAY TO DOWNLOAD
THE PICTURES IN MY MOBILE. Also I am not able to send or receive MMS.
Because of this i am rating the phone as good only otherwise it is excellent.
MY e-mail id:email@example.com
Reviewed by Ray from Australia on 31st Aug 2010
This phone is the toughest phone i have ever had. It has been drenched
in water, thrown uncountable times and when i had upgraded i ran it
over with my ford laser, and still its powering on! Very loud ringtones
and very stylish and compact makes this a very good basic phone for
just texting and talking. may lack features of newer phones but can
always be relied on to do the job.
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 27th Apr 2010
Upsides: Very compact and lightweight, mine is still very reliable after
4 years. Been travelling to many countries for periods in 45+ degree
heat, no complaints at all - clamshell also protects the keyboard and
main display. Still looks stylish. Good battery life (5-7 days between
recharges with just SMS use), good reception (compared to many Nokias
of the time). Downsides: Memory allocated for SMS is low (100 messages?)
even though there's lots more memory available. Camera and video primitive.
No music playback. Display too small for much WAP browsing. PC-USB software
difficult to get drivers to communicate. No apps. As a compact, reliable,
lightweight phone for talking/text, it's great. As a whizz-bang gadget
phone, that's definitely not what it was designed for.
Reviewed by utkarsh from india on 27th Apr 2010
i m using it. fantastic piece.
Reviewed by Shawn from South africa on 19th Apr
The phone is totally useless
Reviewed by ina from jakarta on 4th Nov 2009
Reviewed by Jamie from Austrailia on 11th Mar
It is very bad i think
Reviewed by mahendran from india on 17th Feb 2009
i need usb cable for that mobile........ still now i not get it and
can't connect with pc and then infra doesn't work......
Reviewed by youzie from united kindom on 6th Feb
does not have lot of memorey rubbish for music
Reviewed by Saar from Nederland on 26th Jan 2009
I have lots of problems with this mobile, because my computer doesn't
reconise my Samsung X660. Does anyone know a solution??
Reviewed by tapiwa mura from zimbabwe on 29th
great samsung product.user friendly in terms of the keypad but its so
difficult to download photos to the p.c. Terrible in terms of lack of
Reviewed by Andrew from Australia on 16th Nov
The phone takes pics in my pocket- as it has a button for the camera
on the side, so i have hundreds of photos but most of them are of nothing-
the black inside of my pocket. Also, the camera and video quality is
terrible! Infrared doesn't work well and pretty much its just an all
round terrible phone...don't ever by this piece of junk!
Reviewed by Cate from UK on 15th Oct 2008
Had this phone for nearly 3 years now and nothing has gone wrong yet
:) May not have as many features as some of the newer ones but is fine
if you only wnat the basics. The battery life is good and I only have
to charge it around once a week. memory is also good. I have around
400 pictures and have only used a small amount of it :)
Reviewed by Ally from Swaziland on 28th Aug 2008
Is a good pocket phone but very selfish in sharing music with other
Reviewed by amir from a on 27th Apr 2008
the memory tooooooo short
Reviewed by Justin from Australia on 11th Mar
This is a very basic phone but very durable, battery life is not very
good often requires charging daily and is cap to a 95kb file size limit
Reviewed by Katie from England on 14th Feb 2008
This was my first phone and it was good just to start off with but it
misses out on some useful features. The phone's good if you just want
to make, recieve calls and text. The camera is average and when recording
videos it sometimes only lasts for a few seconds. The phone lacks Bluetooth
and mp3 ringtones. The phone looks quite nice but there are a lot nicer
phones around Overall, an ok phone is you like simplicity but for me
personally, I am much happier with my Sony Ericsson K800i.
Reviewed by bobby goule from wales (uk) on 28th
while the phone is of average useability, the battery life is poop,
wiil only last a couple of texts and one short phone call.
Reviewed by BIZO from SOUTH AFRICA on 15th Oct
ITS SIMPLICITY IS ATTRACTIVE. THIS ONE IS OBVIOUSLY FOR SIMPLY MAKING
THOSE ODD CALLS FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT INTO EXPENSIVE AND FLASHY PHONES
WITH SWISS ARMY KNIFE-LIKE FEATURES. I LIKE IT AND I WONT BE REPLACING
IT THAT SOON AND I AM A GADGET NUT WHOSE NEVER OWNED A SAMSUNG (MY BROTHER
GAVE THE PHONE TO ME) THANX BRO!
Reviewed by Alyce from australia on 9th Sep 2007
this phone is bad!!!!! do not even go there when youre thinking about
how sexy it looks. the infrared is horrible not to mention it freezes
when you need to call people and then when you go to charge it it stuffs
even more by not turning back on!!!!! think twice!!!
Reviewed by GEorge from Romania on 1st Aug 2007
I've won 4 of these phones at a local contest and I can say that after
1 year they are all broken , one get blocked when you talk , one has
the batery dead and works only when recharging , the other two have
software problems , all in all a very bad phone made to last only for
a short period of time .
Reviewed by gabby from Bulgaria on 16th Jul 2007
really nice phone it's not perfect but it's ok
Reviewed by morefire! from england on 15th Jul
well considering i paid £69.99 for the phone i think it was'nt as good
as i thought it would be but the good thing about this phone is that
it is tough when i was angry i just throw the phone at the wall and
i picked it up it did not break but i would say this is better for people
that is'nt looking for much on a phone maybe first time buyers the camras
poor the speakers are poor it does not have bluetooth or infrared or
usb conection but if your looking for a phone to make calls on this
is the phone for you
Reviewed by Lenci from Hungary on 9th Jul 2007
When the phone was out fresh & shiny, I thought it was a pretty cool
one. I adored the colors, the relatively big memory, the fact that it
hasn't freezed yet, etc. Here are the facts you might consider before
buying one: Pro: -cheap -good cam (clear pics) -nice colors (especially
the numbers that you dial) -base color can be changed -good design -videos
might be placed at the background -good menu Contra: -the infra does
hardly work (I think you can only pass on phonebook data via that) -it
makes photos even if you don't want it to -it's very hard to find the
way to upload Java games (I haven't succeeded yet, though there are
a lot of interesting games out) -the ringtones become very boring after
a while -the CD that you get along with the transfer cable (and its
program) somehow does not work on my cool modern computer, only on that
of my parents, which is old and hardly works. -video sucks That's it.
According to its price, it's OK - or at least so do I think.
Reviewed by Matthew from Malta on 19th Jun 2007
This is a good mobile phone, although the infra red is not good at all.
The sending always fails!! But its quick practical.
Reviewed by ayman from egypt on 2nd Jun 2007
mp3 upto 100kb large video recorder
Reviewed by sladki6ka from bulgaria on 18th May
good..,this phone is disgusting the infra don`t eve connect i`ll be
pleased if someone can tell mi which software should i have to store
my images to contact me write me to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by .. from lol on 5th May 2007
i have one and the infra red does not even work! and the phone stoped
working and it's being like a month AND STILL COUNTING!!!:( and i not
alound 2 get another one so yep got the badest phone on the block
Reviewed by mikki from australia on 1st May 2007
the phonez awesome..its cute the cameras okay and i like it heepz..i
reccomend u buy it...realllly..its awesomeely cool
Reviewed by Alex from England on 22nd Apr 2007
God help me this phone is terrible. For simple features it's great.
But it's broken down on me so many times! I just get a screen with lines
these days - upgrading tomorrow!
Reviewed by Ted from Philippines on 16th Apr 2007
Poor camera, phone keeps capturing pictures while inside your pocket,
poor keypad contacts after a few months. Besides, my phone asks for
a phone lock code when i tried to de-install & install SIM but does
not accept the phone lock code I have set for it, and as well as the
Samsung default code (00000000). When i try to contact an authorized
service center, I was told that I will have to pay an expensive service
fee to correct the problem despite with phone's warranty. What a customer
Reviewed by MILICA from BOSNIA AND HERYEGOVI9NA on
6th Apr 2007
I LOVE SAMSUNG PHONE.AND I LOVE X660 SAMSUNG. MILICA
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 6th Apr 2007
i got this phone about a year ago. it works fine for phone calls and
texting but thats it really! the video lasts bout 5 seconds before cutting
out and the camera quality is very bad. also the INFRA-RED is useless
cos no-one else has it and the software for putting videos and stuff
on is complete rubbish and doesnt work! i would say get a phone with
Reviewed by Skye Young from Australia on 27th
Well, i think this phone is a brilliant little contraption, and think
that the people on here who think its no good are stupid. The phone
does EXACTLY what the box SAYS it does. The infra red is only used for
transferring contact details, which i dont use any way. And as for the
Mp3 ringtones, they DO work, just they have to be 100kb or less in length,
no use trying to put a full mp3 on it as it wont work, best thing ive
found is to put your song in an audio editing program, pick the bit
you want, and save it as an mp3 with a low bitrate, worked for me. Now
as for all these people who say "it should have come with an mp3 player"
or "the screen could have been bigger" or something similar, all i have
to say is WHY DID YOU BUY THIS PHONE IN THE FIRST PLACE!?! research
is the key here people!
Reviewed by Mitch from Australia on 22nd Mar 2007
Okay, this phone gets boring QUICK. The infared SUCKS, it won't connect
to anyones phone, it just keeps saying sending fails.
Reviewed by Naomi from England on 5th Mar 2007
I got this phone last year and i liked the style, as it looks unique
and compact. It is also stylish with a lot of memory (compared to my
other phone) and is small (which is a bonus!). The only down side is
that, i have a problem with my infra red which does not seem to be working
but apart from that, i am not bothered about not having an MP3 on there,
as i have got an MP3 player anyway and the MP3 rinses out your battery.
It's a good thing that this phone can receive MP3 ringtones. There are
some phones out there that only has Polyphonic ringtones. Now which
one is better? Overall i like the phone and i am happy with it's contents.
Reviewed by bobby boy from greaseville on 2nd
it is a good phone i like it.
Reviewed by Katarina from Montenegro on 21st Feb
I am satisfied with this phone, only the memory should be much bigger,
when you take a video, it lasts only for a few seconds, and that infrared...
no way to use it:-( But the design is great!
Reviewed by Rhiannon from England on 19th Feb
You have all failed to mention the fact that if you change the sound
settings, then you can have super cool noises as your key tones. Also,
I love the different colours you can have when you press the numbers
while dialing. I didn't get a usb cable with the phone, and the infa
red doesn't work - but I'm not too dissapointed, as I only just found
out that you could have MP3s as ringtones anyway, and was doing fine
with the ones on the phone. It does irritate me that there are no good
sounds to have as an alarm. "Ring ring..." Isn't something I want to
hear at 6am But yes, I love this phone. I just wish that I could have
some way of having mp3 ringtones without having to go to too much effort.
Reviewed by Joan from UK on 1st Feb 2007
I only wanted a cheapish phone that I could use in the States and for
this it is OK. However, the camera cannot be switched off and when I
put my mobile in the pocket of my jeans and bend over to pick something
up the camera starts clicking away taking the inside of my pocket. Not
very helpful. Also it is impossible to receive multiple texts. When
my daughter sends a long text from the states I only ever receive the
first part. If I ask her to re-send I still only get the first part
of the message. There are obviously lots of the ends of my messages
floating about in cyber space.
Reviewed by Daniel from Australia on 26th Jan
The samsung x660 is good. I admit its not great but ok as a good reliable
phone. i have had no problems with it. One thing is i can't seem to
get my laptop to recognise my phone via usb even if i have installed
a driver for it. if anyone can let me know what site would be good to
help me that be great.
Reviewed by sophie from england on 24th Jan 2007
the phone aint that god it takes photos when its in your pcket and the
camera is very fuzzy and poor.
Reviewed by dan h from uk on 22nd Jan 2007
the x660 is the best phone out
Reviewed by gita from england on 21st Jan 2007
i like this phone as it is simple and straight forward. i dont see it
breaking very soon as some of the newer mobile phones do which are on
the market now. it looks quite plain but stil stylish, and as i am more
for reliability of a phone than the looks and gadgets this is a brilliant
Reviewed by gina from spain on 15th Jan 2007
Many bad reviews but i really find this is a great phone. It's very
solid and very durable. Sound quality is good, it never freezes and
menu is easy to use. The memory is a good size at 8mb and phonebook
can store many contacts. The only improvement they could have done is
to make the outside screen colour instead of black and white.
Reviewed by Bethan from Halifax on 18th Dec 2006
i gt dis fone last christmas and i fink its rubbish it makes it sound
like its gonna b fab bt its nt da inferred dont work an da videos only
last a few seconds i fink it takes really good pics and if ya wanted
jst a basic fone it wud b perfect 4 u. however if ya wanted 1 wiv loadz
of stuff on u wud have 2 luk 4 another. u cant even have gd ringtones.
sry bt i fink its rubbish (:(:
Reviewed by carpy samsung from austrlia on 15th
this phone is the worst phone i bought this phone in july nd thought
it was pretty cool but one the outside screen would not go off we put
in for repairs it came back three weekes later and it was still broken
we walked 10m out the shop it went in again and another three weekes
later we found out it had been sent overseas cause samsung Australia
could not fix it w got told it could be another 2-3 weeks. anyway we
ended up getting it back and found all the fonts were smaller it came
back in a different language and the camera was worse then ever. Believe
it or not the phone broke again so we got a replacement and no doughbt
it broke again same problem each time. we finaly got a refund for it
and i bought a sonyericsson w300i its tonnes better no limit wen u get
a phone cable the x660 could only trnsfer files 100kb (which sucked
for mp3's. anyway DO NOT GET THIS PHONE DEATH TRAP get a w300i in aussie
its an extra 20bucks and a hell lot better
Reviewed by Bala from India on 7th Dec 2006
Hello, Phone seems to be okay with a variety of features at an affordable
price. However, Infrared performance is a big disappointment. I would
like to how to use USB cable with this phone? What type/model USB cable
needed? Is it enough if i install that cable software in the PC? or
should i do anything with the phone? website to download installation
file? Can you some help me?
Reviewed by Elle from UK on 3rd Dec 2006
My phone works prefectly, I can use the infrared, well can't upload
anything yet but working on that. The Camera is perfect, absolutely
lovely quality, I love the way you can change if it takes the pictures
in colour, black and white and other effects. You can stop the phone
making a sound when sending messages, you just have to go into the correct
part of the phone menu! I love this phone, I've had it since June!
Reviewed by HU from Bangladesh on 24th Nov 2006
I love this phone it has mp3 a cool big screen so i give it 5 star my
dream is to get a nokia 6681 it was so expensive that i coud not afford
it so i bought the x660 its okay but the [IRDA] INFARED SUCKS IT COULD
ONLY LINK WITH SAMSUNG COMPUTERS THE STEREO IS OKAY.
Reviewed by alex from serbia on 22nd Nov 2006
THE PHONE IS GREAT,BUT THERE IS NO MUSIC PLAYER AND IT HAS ONLY 8 MBYTES
OF MEMORY.ON MY PHONE INFRA-RED DOESN'T WORK.THE OTHER THINGS ARE GREAT
Reviewed by michael from holland on 16th Nov 2006
yes I have this phone is a good phone for me
Reviewed by louise from uk on 13th Nov 2006
Its totally rubbish!!
Reviewed by wendy from england on 30th Oct 2006
Nice n compact. Diplay could have been bigger. Menu is very easy to
use and memory is good. Dont like the fact that infrared doesnt work
with other phones and if you dont have infrared on your pc you have
to buy a cable seperately to get ringtones and wallpapers onto it. Overall
very good and well built.
Reviewed by Qauters from Netherlands on 21st Oct
It's a pretty nice phone. It has a good design and there are enough
features. Infrared works with computer but only to copy from mobile
to computer. But if you buy a USB cable you don't realy need it. To
bad the filesize is restricted to 100kb so that you can't use all ringtones.
Reviewed by Andrew from Australia on 16th Oct
This phone is pointless. It is junk and does not play mp3 ringtones
no matter what the box says.The infared DOES NOT WORK! AAAAAHHH! RIPPED
Reviewed by Danny D from Scotland on 11th Oct
Biggest load of junk I have ever had in my life. First off the phone
I had before this was almosta brick but all it was good for is texting
and texting, the kind of phone that I use. Then I bumped into this peice
of junk downtown. It looked at it and it seemed ok but when I got it
home oh my god..The camera was pathetic, it couldn't take a normal decent
picture at night time or day time. It had nothing that I was told. Now
I am buying the Noki N90 so hopefully that will take my painful memorys
of this phone away. D ^^;
Reviewed by dalina from australia on 30th Sep
i liked the fone when i first got it. it was well designed and is very
cute. the thing is that i want to change the outer display from telling
the time to another thing can anyone tell me how to do it. i would love
that. the infared is really bad on my phone it wont even connect with
my computer. how do you get it to connect, i have one of those irwave
connectors to my usb. what softwares do i nedd. help
Reviewed by Dean from UK on 23rd Sep 2006
If you have functions you use regularly change your long key press shortcuts,
I can get to my messages with one press. I use it to send between 600
and 1000 per month easily and having unchecked "indicative tones" send
them with no tone. I agree the IR port is unstable but that's why for
a tenner I got a USB cable and downloaded the Samsung Suite from the
web so I can transfer data to and from my PC. As a phone it does everything
i need it to and find it easy to use but the IR is the only reason I
don't give it full marks
Reviewed by David from UK on 22nd Sep 2006
Things I like about this phone: - size. it's nice and neat and very
light. - the physical design. it looks GREAT and it feels very well
built and sturdy - the call quality, which is much better than my Sony
W300i when using the same SIM. And that phone is twice the price. -
it's CHEAP. i paid about £50 on PAYG. Things I dont like: - the menus
are stupid. they've improved since the last Samsung i had, an A800,
but it still takes too many button clicks to do something as simple
as send a txt to someone you txt all the time. menu-menu-menu-menu...
it feels like the people who design this dont have a clue what people
do with their phones most often. - the camera button on the side. its
turns on when you dont want it to. and you cant disable it. AND you
cant program one of the quick menu shortcuts to be the camera. stupid
design. - the sounds. it makes noises you cant turn off. like when you
send a txt, it makes a silly noise to say its sent, and you CANT disable
it. the only way is to put the whole phone in quiet mode, which means
it doesnt ring. i hate phones that make stupid noises all the time.
i'm not 10, i dont need a toy. - the IR port. unreliable. transferring
addresses via ir, for instance, you only get about a 60% success rate.
the rest of the time the phone freaks out or the send just fails. basically
the IR port is rubbish. the lack of bluetooth makes this doubly irritating.
in summary it does the basics okay. and looks great. if looks dont matter,
and the small size is not something you care about, get something else;
because the usability of this phone is not good, and it lacks a ton
of features. i like it overall though, because small size and good looks
matter to me. i'm shallow like that.
Reviewed by hellomotoSUX from Australia on 3rd
this phone has been good and all but the infared doesent work, sometimes
the external screen WILL NOT turn off and i downloaded ringtones for
it and they will not work and videa camera blows only does 5 secs smetimes.
But apart from that its beeen good sounds good and camera works well,
would try and get something else
Reviewed by shona from england on 31st Aug 2006
My daughter who is 11 bought this phone on Sunday, she is very happy
with it. I have a Samsung E350 which I love, and my daughter wanted
one like mine, after shopping around we found this one, on sale for
£59, she was very pleased as she spent less money than orginally intended
!!! Overall, for young people I think this is a very good buy.
Reviewed by David from Australia on 21st Aug 2006
This is a really nice phone with good features, all that I need. my
only problem is that when the phone is in my pocket, the camera sometimes
become active because the button presses against something and takes
hundreds of photo's, this probably happens with ohter phones but does
anyone know a way to switch the off when the phone is idle? I can't
find anything in the manual about it. Other than that, great phone.
Reviewed by Avik Sen from Kolkata on 31st Jul
Its a Really nice phone other than the Battery But in Some other ways
it is simply AMAZING : - )
Reviewed by vic from ro on 20th Jul 2006
this clamshell has size limitations (about 128KB) for any file you store/record
on it, so 8 MB of storage are a lot in these conditions. i decided to
write here today, when for the 4th or 5th time in one week i lost signal
and my call was interrupted, where the signal was nice and strong on
my nokia 3310. sorry, will go for nokia..
Reviewed by rupam from bangladesh on 14th Jul
its looking good.its also light than some other phones. but its infrared
system is not satisfactory.
Reviewed by Roxana from Romania on 13th Jul 2006
i won my phone at a pepsi competition, but i got to say that this is
a verry good phone. camera is ok, and the infra does work. i am really
pleased by it. it does the work of a Nokia at the price and design of
Reviewed by Jen from UK on 9th Jul 2006
Lovely phone. Very simple to use, lovely display. Good set of features
with the camera, video, plenty of memory and a rich organiser. External
display isn't very bright but that's my only complaint.
Reviewed by -__- from UK on 5th Jul 2006
The infrared doesn't work. No FM radio. No MP3 Player. Poor Camera.
Poor Memory. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PHONE. It does call well but if
I wanted a phone that did just that I wouldn't pay £90 for it!
Reviewed by OwnerOfThisPhone from Oz on 19th Jun
Firstly, can someone help me : is polyphonic the same as mp3 or aac?
and if it's not, can I download songs from programs such as iTunes that
store mp3 and aac? And If I can do that, then how do I got about it?
I recently got this phone and I love it. For the price I paid it's amazing.
I recommend it for anyone who wants a great phone, but can't fork up
more than 250 dollars. I got it for $180, plus $20 credit for free.
This phone is bright, nice features, the camera features a good, and
stuff all the ppl who say it sux - it doesn't.
Reviewed by Tony from UK on 5th Jun 2006
I've had this phone for just over a month now, and it's served me very
well. It's stylish, reliable, and has great functions - for the price
I paid. I upgraded to this model from the x640, and very satisfied with
my choice! I'm gonna stick it out with this phone until it goes bust!
Reviewed by Thunder from Down Under from Australia on
5th Jun 2006
This phone is everything the box says it is - in terms of function.
I have no problem with people complaining about the reliability of a
phone, that's worthy contribution for people who do research on mobiles.
But I think people make themselves look stupid complaining about the
functions of a phone. Clearly smart people do research on a phone before
buying it, unless you have money to burn. When I finish my article on
"buying mobile phones - the smart way", I'll let ya'll know.
Reviewed by arg from sw on 25th May 2006
some people cant think that sometimes people DO give out phones as presents
(and no sometimes you cant return them),,,,anyway the phone is not bad
but is missing some more memory and mp3 player would make it perfect,
whats really anoying is you cant upload games through you PC when u
hooke it up, and the ringtones cant be larger than 100kb that sucks,
the camera (just buy a proper camera for now, i mean is still ment to
be a phone!)thats all hope it helps.
Reviewed by Jenny from UK on 17th May 2006
There's nothing more annoying than people complaining about a phone
not having bluetooth or a 2mp camera. I mean c'mon!! Normal intelligent
people find out about the phone's features BEFORE buying it. If you
want bluetooth than why would you buy a phone that doesnt have it?!!
I got this as my second phone to have alongside my i-mate and am very
pleased with it. It's small, light, menu is fast and even has a very
descent calendar and most importantly: it makes calls!!
Reviewed by Satish from India on 12th May 2006
This phone has all the basic functionalities and also is good looking
but still it’s missing some of the features MP3 player and bluethooth.
If you are planning to buy this phone have a second thought.
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 20th Apr 2006
This phone is great its stylish and it does all the basic things a phone
needs to do i mean come on people do we want phones to brush our teeth,
no overall amazing for the money you can pay for it.
Reviewed by sam from isle of man on 13th Apr 2006
Great little phone. Good set of features for the price and a top design.
A bit annoyed by the fact that samsung still go to the trouble of including
infrared but restrict it to phone to pc only. What's the point??
Reviewed by KIM from UK on 6th Apr 2006
THE PHONE IS ALRIGHT BUT THE INFRA-RED AIN'T WORKING PROPERLY WHICH
TO ME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART ON THE PHONE COZ I REALLY WANT TO PUT
SOME YUNES ONTO IT
Reviewed by Alex from England on 2nd Mar 2006
this phone is a great buy! the menu is easy to use, the design is sleek
and stylish, the camera is of a good standard. for the price this is
an awesome phone, if you are considering buying one then go on!
Reviewed by Floren from Indonesia on 2nd Mar 2006
I've bougth this mobile phone for around 1 month, i like this phone
coz very easy to use, have a good quality of camera, but i have dissappointed
coz i can't transferred image with my friends mobile (they use other
brand) and i can't transferred to my pc. Anybody can suggest on where
i can up grade this phone. thanks in advance.
Reviewed by cj from s.a on 1st Mar 2006
hi ronna try the samsung fun club website it gives u 500 credits try
downloading stuff from there because sometimes you dont get the stuff
even though ur phone is compatible im also from ct you can see if its
the phone or if its the exact directories exacts always given me problems
with games hope i helped so to any1 who complain about the phones it
isnt always the phones fault
Reviewed by James from England on 26th Feb 2006
Ive had this phone about a week so cant review it fully yet. What i
can say though is i have had no problems at all so far. The call quality
is good, texting is easy, the menu is easy to navigate as long, as you
have some kind of brain, and it looks great. If your not a social recluse
or someone who expects a feature packed phone for £80, then you shoudlnt
have a problem with this phone. To last moaner; If you rate this phone
a 1 then at least say why!!
Reviewed by cj from s.a on 24th Feb 2006
hi my niece has this phone and shes like ten so its isnt hard to use
at all photos arent bad neither is the camera and the price isnt bad
at all considering this is relatively a new samsung here by us it has
java which she likes im personally looking for a more complex phone
samsung z500(i know its receive bad reviews but i think its just as
much ur usage of a phone that the dertermines how the phone operates
then the actuall phone) but samsung isnt a bads manufacturer but im
brand loyalist so im biased and it isnt that fragile because my 2 year
old nephew plays with it and its still in perfect working condition
no bluetooth however and limited video recording but all in all pretty
nice phone ps its small and cute whats not to like about that
Reviewed by SERA from CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA on
24th Feb 2006
I AGREE U NEED TO LOOK WAT U MARKETING THIS IS A BAD PHONE I DONT EVEN
HAVE MINE FOR A WEEK AND ITS ALREADY GIVING A LOT OF PROBLEMS REALLY
THOSE OF U THATS THINKING OF BUYING THIS PHONE THINK TWISE U ARE MAKING
A BIG BIG MISTAKE AND THOSE OF U THAT KEEP MAKING PHONES LIKE THIS STOP!!!!!!
WE PAY A FORTUNE AND THEN WE FIND OUT IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME U PEOPLE
IS ROBING US 24 FEB 2006
Reviewed by ronna from south africa on 14th Feb
i am very dissapointed in the this phone. i can't download free stuff.
i can't download games or videos but my phone is compatable to download
these stuff. i've downloaded some games but i can;t play them. i've
wasted money to download but i end up where i always do, NOWHERE.
Reviewed by jemma from uk on 13th Feb 2006
only thing that is boverin me is the sound it makes wen u send a mesage.
haven't figured out how to switch it off. however its a good phone for
Reviewed by Izzy from UK on 12th Feb 2006
tHIS PHONE IS SOOO BAD!!! i GT IT ON CONTRACT SO I COULD GET A DISCOUNT
EVERY MONTH I BROUGHT IT BK AND DECIDED TO OP 4 BETTA PHONE WITH NO
Reviewed by jane from uk on 6th Feb 2006
Just got this 2days ago and im very happy with it. I really like the
minimalistic and sleek black design...very stylish:)) Menu is very easy
to use and has the usual colourful samsung icons. Camera and video work
well and they look good on the quality display. It's also got a very
descent phonebook and loads of organiser applications. Would have been
perfect if the outside display was colour and not b&w. I've also discovered
that the infrared only works with samsung's own pc software and u cant
send or receive pics from other phones. You cant have everything though
and it's still a top value phone for the price.