Samsung Z140 Review
Review: October 2005.
The Samsung Z140 is a neat clamshell-styled 3G phone that has a lower
specification than the top-of-the-range Samsung
Z500, but is still better than most current 3G phones. It's compact
and very lightweight for a 3G phone and looks attractive. The keypad
and 5 way scroll key are functional and easy to use.
The phone offers everything that you'd expect from a 3G phone: video
calling, video & music streaming and downloads, a decent video camera,
and a music player. The camera is VGA resolution (0.3 megapixels), so
it can't match the megapixel cameras on top-of-the-range phones, but
it's good enough for video calling and fun snaps. The main screen is
very high quality with 262k colours and high resolution - as good as
any 3G phone currently on the market. The music player supports MP3,
AAC and AAC+ formats. In addition, the Z140 has a 3D graphics accelerator
chip for playing 3D Java games.
The connectivity of the device is excellent, with support for wireless
Bluetooth and infrared data transfer, as well as USB cable. The memory
is adequate, with 50 Mbytes of shared memory, but it would have been
nice to have an expandable memory slot to store MP3 tracks and videos.
The big problem with the Z140 is its poor battery life. All 3G phones
have relatively poor battery life, but the Z140 is particularly poor.
You can prolong the standby time by switching off Bluetooth, but most
users will have to charge it every day or so.
Still, it's a reasonable mid-range 3G phone with a neat design and
most of the features that people want. The only things missing are a
memory card and a megapixel camera, and for that you will need the Samsung
Z300 or Z500.
Features of the Samsung Z140 include:
- 3G video calling, video & music streaming and downloads
- Rotating VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with 2x digital zoom and
- Video recorder (MPEG4 format)
- Video player (RealOne, MPEG4, 3gp formats)
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Internal display: TFT, 176 x 220 pixels, 262,144 colours
- External display: TFT, 96 x 96 pixels, 65,537 colours
- Music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+ formats) with digital power amp
- 64 voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Messaging: SMS (with learning T9), EMS, MMS,
E-Mail (POP3, IMAP, SMTP), vCard / vCalendar
- Java games with 3D graphics accelerator chip
- Wallpaper and screensaver (including Flash animated wallpaper)
- Phonebook (1000 entries)
- Calendar, Scheduler, To do list, Clock / Worldtime, Alarm (snooze/once/daily/weekly),
Currency converter, Calculator, Memo book
- Memory: 50 Mbytes
- Connectivity: Bluetooth®, USB, IrDa, Sync ML
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10
- Triband plus 3G (UMTS)
- Size: 88 x 48 x 26 mm
- Weight: 105g
- Talktime: 2.5 hours(3G) - 4 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 220 hours (3G) - 300 hours (2G)
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by usman from pakistan on 31st Jan 2012
samsung z140v signal ic problam
Reviewed by matty from england! on 21st Dec 2006
this rubbish the screen wont even work
Reviewed by Joe from UK on 11th Dec 2006
This phone has bad points with good points. Let me explain. I love the
fact that the keypad is a decent size and is easy to press and the sound
quality on this phone is stunning. 3G is a great thing to have and it's
better if you buy a lot of credit so you search the internet easier.
And the features of the phone like video are real fun to have. Even
against the LG Chocolate it's desirable. The small clamshell design
is not outdated however people say so. It's very stylish and the rotating
camera is very useful if you need to take a picture of yourself. Although
all phones have bad points, however they make it. I cracked my screen
by dropping it on the carpet (The outside screen). Also the battery
is questionable. It can last hardly any time at all. Samsungs can be
very annoying because they more or less do a new type of battery for
every phone the bring out. Also memories a problem. 50 MB for a phone
like that, especially without a MICRO SD slot is in a sort of way teasing.
You can fit not a lot of songs on. But for a phone in late 2005 it's
great. My phones lasted to this day. Although for a phone i'd get the
upgrade to this one with expanded memory, more stylish look, and a MICRO
SD slot. It's more expensive, but it's worth it. I recommend this phone
to business workers taht like a little modern technology. For it's small
design and functions. With both infared and bluetooth it's a gadget
that's very desirable.
Reviewed by kirsty from wales on 4th Dec 2006
firstly i think this is a good phone, i have had it for nearly a year
apart from a couple of months ago i had to take it back to the shop
because it kept freezing and wouldnt work afta approx 9 seconds when
i got it back it work as good as the day i got it its quite annoying
as it has happened again today so back to the shop it will have to go
haha but overall v.good phone i recomend it highly xxx
Reviewed by Nicole from Chester on 2nd Dec 2006
I have had this phone now 4 a year. I would say it is qutie a good phone.
It is a small and stylish phone it has all the features that you need.
People say u can only have 8 songs on it that is a load of junk i can
have 21 on it. The camera is alright i wouldnt say it was the best but
cum on it is a phone not a digital camera!!! So i wud give this phone
a chance as it a good phone. Thankz x
Reviewed by victoris fensom from england on 20th
I have had my phone for nearly 1 year and i think it is brilliant.I
have never had any problems with it.The camera is not brilliant but
quite good.The video is brilliant and the same goes for the rotating
of the camera i think it is fab that the camera rotates cos you can
take pics from all different angles.I would definetly rocomend it.The
phone is SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Ricko Arni from United Kingdom on
27th Oct 2006
My fone is super. I've had it for roughly a year. Good points: Super
Camara, can do all latest things, txting good, nice lookin, quite durable
(ive dropped it and been ok), super video capture, i like the shortcuts
u can set e.g start a txt just by clickin a button, Fab!, can have mp3
ringtones(propa music), battery life is decent it only drops particulary
if u on games or watchin vids (not using mine lasts up 2 days frequenty
usin 2 days), doesnt take eternity 2 charge up and hasn't depreciated
much in price! Bad points: Ringtones are quite quiet- u can hear easily,
from arms length, but not that loud (cant play tunes as loud as nokias
but no problem with headfones in), my sidekey dnt work well but that
just mite b my fault, cant have mp3 txt tones (not that it matters),
battery life if u were being piccy, oh and video callin cost 50p a min
on Vodafone- that sucks! (i guess it might get cheaper) Othawise super
fone i recommend to anyone hu wants a decent fone dat dus wat it ses!
Reviewed by Lisa from UK on 22nd Oct 2006
I have had this phone for less than 6 months and have already had to
send it back to my service provider to be repaired as it completely
lost the signal rendering it utterly useless. The fact that it is relatively
new does not inspire confidence in the stability of the product in the
future. The problem with the signal coupled with the abysmal battery
life (about 1 day!) makes this the worst phone I have ever owned. Stay
clear of this phone at all costs.
Reviewed by deco from britain on 21st Oct 2006
it is completely rubbish the battery life on it is rubbish (lasts for
about a day) can't hold many tunes (about 8 songs) its design is chunky
so hard to carry about the loudspeaker sounds non existant the headphones
are also rubbish cannot add memory why did i have to buy this phone?
Reviewed by Calum from Palestine on 16th Oct 2006
Well, I'm gonna say the pros and cons. Pros-1. Cheap phone considering
you get 3G, camera, video, Mp3 Player and infrared. 2. Small, good design.
3.Nice menu layout. 4. Memory space is ok. (Nokia is much better) Cons-1.
Battery life is one of the shortest ive ever seen in a phone. 2. Camer
and video quality is not great. 3. Reception could be better. All in
all this phone is good for anyone who wants a phone that does all the
good things but doesnt wanna pay 380 quid. However if you want all the
good things in a phone but want the best quality i would recommend the
nokia n73 or n80
Reviewed by jim from england on 29th Sep 2006
the worst phone I have ever had, I can't play any games because the
battery life is very poor, the camera is one of the worse, the reception
is terrible compared to all the other phones I've had, and I'm stuck
with it for 18 months because vodafone won't allow me to change it.
Reviewed by Arnold from UK on 27th Aug 2006
the phone is superb and really stylish. I ve downloaded free trailers
and can't don;oad further trailers as i get this message'no enough memmory'.
can anyone tell me how to delete "saved" trailer files from my Windows
media??? can't miss buying this phone. really rocks!!
Reviewed by glen from uk on 24th Aug 2006
ok lets be fair about this phone, its not hundreds of pounds, so what
you get for the money (89.99payt) it is good, so the camera is not fantastic,
not that i have noticed, and some say the battery is naff. but just
put it on charge when you go to bed and if you want to be a budding
david bailey buy a proper camera! all in all a well thought out design
and easy to use and a good quality phone.
Reviewed by Adama from UK on 16th Aug 2006
This phone ROCKS! I really can't see where many of the rubbish comments
that some people have made come from. If you've ever bought a new mobile
phone b4, you'd realise that the initial battery charge should be AT
LEAST 14 HOURS! The manual never says that (2 hours??)...but it should!
Then fully run down battery and do the same again. The phone is awesome.
Light weight, attractive and very 'user friendly' with an intelligent
menu system that surpasses even Nokia (my old friends for 10 years).
The camera is so clear it's hard to believe it's only a megapixel. The
3G makes for very fast browsing. Predictive text is very logical. So
initial impressions are very promisin:) Can highly recommend.
Reviewed by jayne from ireland on 16th Aug 2006
This is the BEST phone any 1 would want it. it has GREAT features i
bought it in the carphone warehouse and i have had it for 1 year. take
it from me it is the best phone any 1 could get. It is a good shape
and if you are looking for a new phone 100% says YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Rav Kaur from U.K on 24th Jul 2006
i luv that you can have mobile tv and the internet and i love the mp3
player! ppl say dat da battery is poor but i just charge it weveva im
not usin it so dat way i dont get annoyed! i think it cud use a bigga
memory space but overall, 5 stars!
Reviewed by NJR from England on 22nd Jul 2006
Poor phone. BEWARE of Samsung customer care. If they can not fix your
phone you are stuck with it. They just say "we cant find anything wrong".
Reviewed by Lou from England on 15th Jul 2006
The phone looks nice and is reasonably light. I have downloaded my own
music to use as ringtones so that's pretty good. However, the camera
is absolutely rubbish. Using it is confusing enough but, in addition,
there is no flash and, therefore, the quality of the photographs are
naff. A complete let down after having my Sharp GX30i which took fantastic
pictures. Additionally, the battery life is a huge let down - it needs
charging up every couple of days, even with light use. What's more,
the signal on the phone appears to be rubbish and tempremental. I'm
with the same network provider as I have been with for the last 7 years
and only this phone has given me problems in that way. This was supposed
by an upgrade from my Sharp GX30i but definitely isn't - more a 'downgrade'!
Reviewed by Mia from Australia on 16th Jun 2006
After using a Nokia forever I have had nothing but problems when I renewed
my contract and got the Samsung flip Z140. The battery is totally non-existant
compared to Nokias - I hardly even use the phone but have to charge
it every second day - pathetic and totally annoying! I will never get
a Samsung again and can't wait for my contract to run out so I can return
to Nokia - thoroughly disappointed and highly not recommended to potential
Reviewed by kate wall from england on 27th May
its a nice phone good memory and stylish but why carnt you have mp3s
for message alert tones you can only have polys?
Reviewed by Charlie from England on 25th May 2006
this phone is brilliant, it has a lot of impressive features and the
camera is fantastic. I used to have a sony erricson k750i but i reallly
got bored of with no 3g but this is brilliant. the video quality and
memory are the best features and the amazingly fast bluetooth. Recomended
to buy definitly!
Reviewed by Carla from england on 25th May 2006
okay....this fone looks good, but my bluetooth hardly ever works, the
battery doesnt really last that long, but i do use it alot, i love the
shape and its really light, fits almost anywhere,the camera is v.good
and i find it realy easy to upload my pictures to the pc..the memory
isnt really that good either....can i get a memory card for this phone???
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 23rd May 2006
This fun is really good and the camera is excellent, although alot of
u moan about the battery, i dont think its that bad, but i dont play
games and waste the battery all day. all in all, great buy for £120
and and amazing phone
Reviewed by peter murray from england on 21st
MOSTLY A GOOD PHONE BUT THE BATTERY LIFE IS QUITE POOR AND THE MEMORY
IS NOT QUITE ENOUGH ALSO THE BLUETOOTH FOR SOME REASONS NEVER CONNECTS
ON MIINE. BUT ITS NOT ALL BAD THIS IS A GOOD QUALITY PHONE FOR THE AMOUNT
OF MONEY PAID. THE 3G IS PAICULARLY GOOD WITH FAST DOWNLOADS AND NAVIGATION
THROUGH THE WEB. ALSO THE CAMERA AND VIDEO CAMERA ARE OF A GOOD QUALITY.
FINALLY I LIKE THE LOOK OF THIS PHONE ITS A NICE COMPACT FLIP PHONE
WITH A GOOD ARRAY OF FEATURES.
Reviewed by Herbert from Australia on 15th May
A compact and stylish phone. Had a bit of trouble loading songs onto
it, they need to be in MP3 format. Sending a text message can be a bit
of a chore. The quality of the phone seems quite good, the keys are
very solid. Many people have complained about the battery life, however
if you run the battery down completely and recharge for 12 hours you'll
eventually get close to a week out of it. Unless you're always playing
around with it like a lot of you whingers probably are.
Reviewed by Mark Teapot from Ireland on 14th May
dis phones gr8 camera is sooooooooooooooo kool, get it man its gr8.
50 mb ok could of bin more !!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Peter from Sweden on 12th May 2006
Good for most things, but it sucks that Apple don't support it for iSync.
Reviewed by D.D from ENGLAND on 2nd May 2006
this phone is amazing the quality is brilant and so's the camera i've
20 mp3s on it and still got tuns of space its realy is outstanding
Reviewed by .... from bham on 23rd Apr 2006
dis fne is average ive had it 4 a few munthz nw and im bored of it.
d battry is rubbish and the camera is nt the best eva. averall the fnes
aite and its prpa cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Reviewed by Emma from Wales on 22nd Apr 2006
i think this 4n is quite grd.. brilliant camera on it! i dont see how
people can say that the battery isnt very good .. mines lasts me 2 days!
.. just charge it over night ever night like i do .. and it real lasts
when your out over night!
Reviewed by Me from Good old England on 22nd Apr
Brilliant phone - exchanged for a Motorolla E770 that I got fed up of
returning for being faulty! I love it! The features are great and if
it wasn't for the shorter than most battery life then i'd give it full
marks! RECOMMENDED TO BUY!!
Reviewed by dan from UK on 22nd Apr 2006
This is a great phone with good features, camera, music player, video,
bluetooth; i have been very happy with it. However, lately, i have been
struggling to send texts and make calls, texts not sending and so on.
However this is probably just the network. Battery life if fine, as
long as you turn off bluetooth ect, it lasts a long time. Lastly, whilst
taking a photo press the sidekey to flip the image over. This means
you can take pictures with the camera lens facing forward or at you
for self portrait. There is an edit mode if you have already taken upside
Reviewed by Joe Hawker from UK on 20th Apr 2006
This is a neat phone! People say you can't put mp3 tracks on easy. But
i had simply no problems. Snapping? Not a chance. I even tryed to in
a temper and i couldn't. Rubbish battery? I don't agree, Because people
don't treat them well. You're supposed to charge them for a full 2 days
to make the battery better. Which people obviously didn't do... Rubbish
camera? NAH! I thought it was like a 1.3 MP camera at first but when
i saw it was a VGA i almost thought it was a print mistake. The 3g is
good too. Everywhere i go i have service. But after a while, It turns
off and on a couple of times. Well that might just be bad luck for me...
Also the 50 Megabyte memory is quite big too, BUT it isn't expandable.
People also say that it can't be unlocked. LIES AGAIN. Everywhere i
go they say it can be unlocked easy. The rotating camera is really handy,
and video calling is really fun too :D The screen's are so colourful!
Well the screens are the best on the market (262k). Only one downfall.
The mp3 doesn't go too loud... I reccomend this phone to all that want
all the latest gadgets at not a bad price!
Reviewed by luke from australia on 7th Apr 2006
rubbish battery useless
Reviewed by Albinus from Australia on 30th Mar
After 5 years of being a Nokia user, I decided to switch when my contract
was up for renewal. And boy did I do well. Ever since the invincible
5110 Nokia's software quality has unfortunately been in a downward spiral,
so I was keen to jump ship after the experience of my previous 6230.
The Samsung Z140 has not let me down. Not once have I experienced a
software crash, and unlike later Nokias the keys feel robust and the
phone just oozes class. Signal strength is superb, blowing away almost
every other recent phone I can think of. The screen is one of the best
I have ever seen, amazing colour and brightness. Key size is also not
a problem with my male hands (and the five-way key is a pleasure to
use unlike my last Nokia). On the negative side, the battery life is
a little anaemic but is noticably better in 2.5G mode (the 3G network
in my district is still being deployed). The menus are very Korean,
and take a little getting used to if you've used Nokias as long as I
have. Also a little hard to get suitably sized wallpapers due to the
unusual screen size. Lack of memory expansion is a minor annoyance,
and the supplied headphones aren't the best. But these are comparatively
minor compared to the stability and build quality of the handset. When
it comes to CDMA/UMTS - the Koreans can't be beaten!
Reviewed by sam from england on 29th Mar 2006
I THINK THIS A GREAT PHONE JUST ONE THING HOW DO I TURN OFF THOSE ANNOYING
SOUNDS WHEN GOING THROUGH THE MENUS
Reviewed by Jonas from Sweden on 19th Mar 2006
Low volume, cant change the sms tone, cant expand my memory, the camera
is rubbish,my sharp gx20 which is a couple of years older then this
one have a 10 times better camera. Btw, do someone know if I can transfer
games to my phone,if I unlock it, so I play! With this vodafone block
Reviewed by olivia from uk on 17th Mar 2006
the battery let me down only lasts a day!! greats xx
Reviewed by will from england on 15th Mar 2006
I agree the battery life is poor, however after a few total drains and
recharges its improved a heck of alot. Transfering mp3s to the phone
is easy enough via bluetooth or the supplied data cable, although they
have to be put into the ringtones folder, and not the sound folder as
you'd expect. Was a little annoyed that I couldnt use mp3's or recorded
sounds as txt msg tones, but after a little research and a program called
Mp3 to ringtone gold, I can convert small mp3's into mmf files which
the phone will let you use as txt alerts, in the profile menu, as was
explained earlier. The ringtones and msg alerts are decently loud, and
the vibrate is very very engergetic so to speak. Does all it says on
the tin and the camera although 0.3mp creates good photos, the video
recording is equally pleasing, no artifacts and captures sound well.
Alas no 3g coverage where I live at the moment, so I miss out on the
video calling. There will always be a better phone than the one you
have, but this is nice and small for a 3G phone and will do pretty much
what you want. No memory card slot, so the 50mb memoery will have to
do, its still quite alot. Dedicated mp3 listeners will most likely have
a proper mp3 player to listen to tunes with. 4/5
Reviewed by caitlin from aus on 10th Mar 2006
Like everyone else I have discovered the battery life isn't that good
and really only lasts about 2 days. If you dont know how to change tour
message tone you can do it through the 'profiles' menu ans select 'edit'
in the options menu. When you scroll down you will see the message tone
and you can change it from there.
Reviewed by reviewer from spain on 9th Mar 2006
Great phone with outstanding features. The only problem there is with
this phone is its battery life which lasts for just 2 days. I've also
experienced some difficulties with its signal reception, nonetheless,
i reccommend it
Reviewed by vicky from england on 2nd Mar 2006
wot a load of rubbish. had this phone for just over a month now. still
cant get the mp3 player to upload music. the battery life, although
terrible, is livable. at 2 days, it hardly compares to my previous nokia's
7 plus days. this phone spends barely any time next to my ear cos its
alway attached to a plug. the final kick in the teeth is the texting.
it is so slow, and with no predictive texting, i dont think things can
get any better. i'm now looking for a new phone, yes a NEW phone even
after just a month.
Reviewed by Nicole from England on 20th Feb 2006
Great phone love it, husband had a samsung Z500 that was higher spec
but after using it for a day or two didn't feel like good value for
money, as it was more or less the same other than the camera and arial,
battery life is a bit on the short side but not really a problem everything
else great husband wished he'd saved his money and got the cheaper and
in my opinion better value for money Z140
Reviewed by Carol from Scotland on 20th Feb 2006
I recieved this phone and i thought it looked nice. I like flip-phones
and had the nokia 6101 before hand which was a lovely phone. This phones
battery is terrible. I use my fone alot so i was charging it 2 times
a day!!! Which is terrible. For this reason i wouldn't advise anyone
to buy this phone in a hurry.
Reviewed by Louie from UK Suffolk on 19th Feb
First this phone is gr8. I chose it over the motoralo razR because it
has a gr8 video and carema. The battery life is the not the best but
not much 3g phones r. This could be better than the samsung z500!!!!!!!
Reviewed by sam from england on 11th Feb 2006
at first by site i thought this phone was great with its camera and
video, however the battery has let it down big style and now i have
had to take it back because the bluetooth has stopped working!! and
apprently this has happened frequently with this partcular phone!! not
impressed at all!
Reviewed by Kerry from England on 12th Feb 2006
Received my Z14 as an upgrade 10 days ago, its going back tomorrow.
Its a lovely little phone, but the battery is so poor and the camera
is naff Whats the point in having a 3G phone i you have to put it into
2G to get the battery to last longer? (it last for 2 days - my phone
is on 24/7) Also the camera has no flash! I previously had a Sharp GX30I
which was an outstanding phone, I've got a Motorola V3i on order after
reading the reviews on this site, however if i don't get along with
it, that will be going back and i will stick to my beloved sharp! I
will look into the 3G phones again next year, when perhaps the battery
life has improved on them!!! But for now, i would steer clear!!
Reviewed by mickel from uk on 8th Feb 2006
get this phone. i have the z500 n my mate has this i have had sooo many
faults with my z500 i am cancelling my contract (which is lousy) n getting
a different phone. if you want a 3g samsung get this. i also found that
with my z500 if you went to network settings and changed it the battery
lasts a bit longer
Reviewed by Joe Hawker from U K on 6th Feb 2006
This isn't too bad. The internal screen is outstanding, and the Sub
LCD screen, But it's a pretty small internal memory. And the battery
only lasts a day. It's good with the 3G, High Quality Camera, Video,
and mp3, But, the letdown really is the battery. It only lasts a day!
I recommend the Sharp GX25 or GX10. Or the NEC e616v.
Reviewed by Joe Hawker from U K on 4th Feb 2006
It isn't bad, But... The mp3 isn't very loud, even with headphones.
Also, Its got 50 Megabytes internal memory. You might think it's good,
BUT, An mp3 track is like 6 mb so you can only have 3 tracks, And you
can't extend the itnernal memory. Thats it for this phone thats bad.
The good points: Good camera Rotating Camera Good colour screen 3G Vodafone
Live! I hope my review helped you... I have this phone, I've had it
since 19 December 2005, And i want to get rid of it. You will get sick
of this phone.
Reviewed by laura appleton from warrington - england
on 28th Jan 2006
Hi its me agen!i got my phone 4 crimbo and im sooooooooo glad i bort
it because all my m8ts wont it and its the best phone i av ever ad if
u want i gd phone go and get this. the battery dusnt last very long
but its worth the exstra bit ov charge.i av bin reeding sum ov the reviews
and the 1ns hu hav give this phone a bad review r off ther hed because
its not borin its gr8. i wont be changing this phone 4 a while because
i luv it. im never off it i spend most ov my day on it listen 2 my music
or takin pics wid mi m8ts. plz go and get this phone because its FAB!ps:hu
ever made this phone is a geniouse! (lol) xXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXx
Reviewed by Kerrygaa87 from Northern Ireland on
28th Jan 2006
I got this phone for christmas and its really good. The battery is the
only problem because it lasts for less than a day but the features and
camera are excellent.
Reviewed by Linda from UK on 24th Jan 2006
Got this 'phone for Xmas to replace Nokia. Very pleased with it to start
with but having to charge it daily! Thought it was just me playing around
with it,then decided must be faulty battery until I read the rewiews
here!Would never buy another Samsung!!
Reviewed by MATTY from UK on 18th Jan 2006
its just snaped on me its rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DONT GET IT
Reviewed by jane from england on 18th Jan 2006
got this phone on the 14.1 2006 very pleased with it apart from the
battery only last for a few hours and it is hard to get to the sms tones
and it is not very loud
Reviewed by matty from uk on 17th Jan 2006
its a gud phone please get the videos mint and the camra is class soon
every will gt one!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Neil from UK on 14th Jan 2006
My local Vodafone shop recommended this phone as a good upgrade when
I renewed my contract. The shop had charged the phone and said it was
fully charged when I got it - I hope this is not the case as I've been
using it for only a couple of hours and the battery is already low!
Another annoying thing is the SMS alert which appears to be a single
feeble bleep and doesn't seem to be changable. I'll give it a day or
two to impress me but it's looking like this phone's going right back
where it came from.
Reviewed by Jamie Livermore from England on 14th
I do apologize about what i said earlier, the battery life is more impressive.
You have to let the battery drain completly then it should last longer.
Video recording actually last up till 1 hour, another mistake by me!
I still do think there should be an external memory slot, apart from
that its a great phone and well worth getting!
Reviewed by Millie from england on 13th Jan 2006
Brilliant phone....... if you want to know how to get mp3s onto your
phone , go on to PC studio and then when you drag and drop the mp3,
drop it into ringtones and not sounds! THE BEST PHONE EVER!
Reviewed by becki.xx from EnGlAnD on 11th Jan
i got dis fone 4 xmas nd i fink its a well ace fone it duz evryfin u
cud fink ov its got a camera video mp3 bluetooth infrared 3g and video
recorder its briiiiiiiiiiiiillll lol xxxxx becki xxxxx
Reviewed by Chris from United Kingdom on 4th Jan
Great phone - recommend it, however can anyone tell me how to get mp3s
onto the phone - whenevr you drag the files like it says it says "access
denied". What do I do?
Reviewed by kyle from n/m on 3rd Jan 2006
this fone is wiked its amazin so get it nd hu evas says its rubbish
they r wrong ok !!!!!!!!!!!!! so buy this fone!
Reviewed by john from england on 1st Jan 2006
class fone great picture and has long battery life dont listen to dose
idiots who say it short
Reviewed by alex from England on 1st Jan 2006
any 1 who is have problem wiv der camera press the volume button to
turn the right way up apart from that this phone is excellent
Reviewed by laura appleton from england on 29th
this is the best phone i av ever add all i m8ts luv it it wasnt that
deer and it was worth it if u r lookin 4 a phone go go go go go go go
go go go go and get it u will neva wonna change it agen
Reviewed by adam from lincolnshire on 29th Dec
had the phone a week and am well impressed with its features,the camera
may only be 640x480 but i hav compared them with others and this phone
wins hands down,i reomend this stylish phone 100%, and anybody who buys
it should be very happy
Reviewed by Lisa from UK on 29th Dec 2005
Within one week of having this phone the battery was lasting just a
few hours on Standby. Swapped for a new one and the second then lasted
about 10-12 hours. Agree with a lot of other comments on this site that
I do not understand how Samsung get away with claiming 360hours standby
! I am not a heavy user and am unable to use Bluetooth or 3G as this
drains the battery within minutes. I have been unable to get a replacement
battery (wonder why!) and have not been as lucky as other users who
have had refunds as I took this phone out on a Vodaphone Contract and
they refuse to do anything about it. I have to charge my phone every
single night and cannot rely on it in an emergency. Suggest you don't
buy this phone if you may need to rely on it. Oh signal also very poor
found previous Sharp GX10 much much better.
Reviewed by Jamie Livermore from UK on 28th Dec
Got this phone for x-mas, i'm not dissapointed with it. The few downsides
are the worst battery life i've ever seen in a phone, about 10 hours
and thats in standby for most of that time, video recording seems to
last for 10 seconds maximum, the side buttons are in an awkward position
(i like them like that but they are easy to press accidentaly), no external
memory slot, there is a reasonable amount of memory but it would be
better to have an external slot. Apart from that its as good as any
phone, for the price, its fantastic, so if you have a low budget then
this is perfect. Recommended!
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 28th Dec 2005
The best thing you can do about this phone is do not purchase it if
your computer runs on windows 98se or lower as the software supplied
with this phone only works on Windows 2000 or Windows XP, also the battery
life is useless. Having purchased this phone for a xmas pressy I was
not amused when we tried to connect to the computer on xmas day, and
then to find that Samsung do not provide a patch nor do they have any
intention of supplying one in fact I found Samsung's customer services
complete and utterly useless and unhelpful
Reviewed by matt from england on 28th Dec 2005
a brill all-rounder of which everything is a good quality!great camera
and sound quality,clear video recording, colourful, sharp screen and
great mp3 player! im just having a bit of trouble using the mp3 player
and 3g! i am just wondering how to transfer songs to my phone( already
installed studio), but when i click right to download or to drag down
it just says error, and the download button wont click! also i am wondering
how to turn 3g to 2g! if you have any solusions to these probs please
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Gary from Uk on 27th Dec 2005
my camera is upside down and when i take pictures they come out the
worng way up. any help? other than that the fone is good
Reviewed by Nuno from Portugal on 26th Dec 2005
Hi, I had this phone for christmas, and I'm very happy. My last phone
was the nokia 3650, but I had some problems, so I decided to change.
The phone is very good, camara quality is OK, you can get some nice
photos with it. 50mb of memory it's quite good, you can have some mp3
songs in your mobile which is very good, sound quality is fine. The
only problem is the battery, but my last phone, in the first days had
also poor battery life, and when I started to charge and use it more
times, battery life grew, so I believe the same will happen with the
samsung. You can rotate the photos, when you're taking them, in the
lateral up/down buttons.
Reviewed by Sharma from N Wales on 26th Dec 2005
This fone is excellent, i just got it for crimbo and theres everything
on it and the camra is clear. When i get the phone id charge it when
you take it out the pack. THis phone is of a really high quality and
would recomend it as it can do so much.
Reviewed by Polly from United Kingdom on 25th
This phone is awesome, my only two problems is that I have not been
able to access an area where I can change my message tone!And the camera,
when adjusted (which is a specific add on to the phone!) is upside down!!This
may need to be changed, but otherwise this phone is amazing and contains
everything i need in a PERFECT handset!!
Reviewed by connor from england on 23rd Dec 2005
this phone is the best phone ever plz buy it its amazing!
Reviewed by laura from uk on 22nd Dec 2005
This fone is amazing !!!!! at the moment i am watching sky television
on it for free. and i have recently donwloaded sims 2!! this has everthing
u need. big screen rotating camera, bluetooth. and can video up 2 60
minutes. they only thing i think this fone should have is expandable
memory to fit more songs on and stuff. but i have 11 songs on mine n
hundreads of pics.I WOULD DEFINATLY RECOMENT BYING THIS FONE :D:D:D:D
can i jus say that the motorla v1050 is also amazing
Reviewed by Tom from England on 21st Dec 2005
Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish. This is the worst phone I have ever owned.
Signal is very poor - next to my old phone which has a perfect signal
in my home, this one doesn't get one at all. The battery life on standby
is one day ... one day - pathetic. I've luckily managed to get hold
of a replacement phone (Nokia N70) after two months of ownership. Steer
Reviewed by ashan from england on 20th Dec 2005
I take backm all my earlier comments on this phone as i have had it
for a while i have realised how useful it really is!:)
Reviewed by good phone from uk on 20th Dec 2005
HI IM FROM ARGOSE IN SPAIN AND I BOUGHT THIS PHONE FOR MY LADY FRIEND
AND SHE SAID I WAS BETTER THEN ME SO IT MUST BE GOOD
Reviewed by Andy from uk on 12th Dec 2005
This phone is an excellent all-rounder, it has all the gadgets one could
want. With regards the battery life: I have switched me phone from 3G
to 2G and only use 3G for watching TV or downloading stuff. Same applies
to Bluetooth, I only activate it as and when needed. My battery lasts
for 3-4 days. So a few simple changes is all it takes to make this just
as good as any phone for battery life. I have always been a 'Nokia man'
in the past, but have to admit this Samsung has changed me outlook on
phones. If you are reading this to try and make your mind up, then rest
assured, you won't regret it.
Reviewed by Josh Henderson from England on 12th
It a g8 fone its got everything exept long battery life but does that
Reviewed by Tad from England on 10th Dec 2005
I bought this phone as a present for my wife was going to wrap it up
and put under the Xmas tree, but though I better try it just in case.
I could not believe what I experienced next. The battery life in standby
mode from fully charged to zilch/nothing is 10 hours i.e not used at
all just sitting in standby mode. Obviously a fault so I took it back
to where I bought it and they were good enough to exchange it. The replacement
was just as bad if not worse. How can Samsung claim in their literature
that the phone has up to 360 hours standby when I managed to get 10
or less. I returned the second phone and got a refund. Very luck escape
as I understand that the majority of shops will not give refunds on
mobiles. Bottom line I like the phone but what use is it if I can't
Reviewed by David from U.K on 7th Dec 2005
This fone is good but not as nice as it looks in the catalouge infact
i think its quite UGLY! Features r ok but could be better. I've had
this phone for 2 months now i would rather have a nokia
Reviewed by Mr John Kerry from UK on 2nd Dec 2005
This is one of the best phones ever made. Although the battery life
is a little low, the other features are brilliant! The pictures that
you can take are great quality and i would recommend this phone to anyone.
Reviewed by lora from BrItAiN on 30th Nov 2005
sup ma g! dis fone iz wkd u gots 2 buy it ennit u get me? it gt all
da finee features ne fone shud av u get me? n it gt all da crazy tones
n dat too!PEACE!
Reviewed by xx becki nd ellie xx from england on
30th Nov 2005
iv got dis phone 4 xmas nd its ace!!! id advise ppl 2 get dis fone me
nd el r at skwl we jst fort we'd tel ya its winifred holtby in hull!!!
dis fone is well smart ndits got a gr8 cam nd its gotbluetooth 3g mp3
nd loads more xxxxxxx bye lv becki nd ellie xxxxxxz
Reviewed by BACKDOOR from UK on 24th Nov 2005
Got this for the wife to upgrade from the Sharp GX30i, which I think
is a better phone. So in a nutshell, it looks nice, clock display on
the front is best i have ever seen, but falls short in a lot of areas.
Bad points - I put 2 MP3s from my phone (SONY w800i which is briliant)
and it used up nearly half the memory. Why have an MPs playing phone
with such limited memory? This is compounded by the fact it doesnt have
a memory card slot...in this day and age? Unforgiveable. The key pad
is nice, sort of rubber like large number buttons, BUT the menu navigation
bit at the top is not too good though, I think it is too small and makes
navigation a bit tricky. My next problem with this is the fact that
you CANNOT load your own message alert onto it. WHAT? Again I think
this is a criminal mistake. The sound quality is actually very good
on the MP3's, but not being able to use them on everything is poor.
All in all the phone looks very nice but I think it lacks what should
be seen now as basic features. I am trying the Samsung D600 as a replacement
- I will let you know....
Reviewed by sandrab from england on 24th Nov 2005
I got this phone and charged it as instructed but when switched it on
the next day at 9am, by 11am it had gone down to 2 bars on the battery
indicator and by end of the day 1 bar! I had already switched it off
the G3 network and havent used the pictures or video. when I rang vodafone
to complain they said it must be cos I have an old sim card which doesnt
work well with the newer phone and are sending me a new one. However
I suspect its known that the battery is rubbish!
Reviewed by P Davies from UK on 23rd Nov 2005
Great bargain from vodafone. Has to be one of the smallest 3G phones
around and all the latest features are included like bluetooth, mp3
player, video recorder and playback and a rotating camera for video
calls. Looks very sleek aswell. Definitely recommend it if you're looking
for a great value phone on pay as you go.
Reviewed by Mr Peter Kelly from UK on 19th Nov
Never had a phone like and will never consider Samsung for a Mobile
again Poor battery Life Camera not that Good, and as for Signal Quality,
you might just as well have to tin Cans with a bit of string attached
infact I think you would get a better signal using that method, if your
considering a new Mobile give this one a wide birth as it is not woth
the hastle having to take the brick back
Reviewed by Ravi from UK on 7th Nov 2005
Best flip phone i've ever had, alot better than my gx30i.
Reviewed by David from Uk on 6th Nov 2005
I just bought this phone yesterday and i love the features altough the
battery those run out before you have a chance to use all of them but
all in all it is an outstanding phone.
Reviewed by Ahsan from England on 6th Nov 2005
Rubbish phone, people who like this phone, need their heads tested!!
Reviewed by Jaci from UK on 2nd Nov 2005
nice phone, easy to use i just wish that i didn't have to charge it
everyday and its not because i am a heavy mobile user, far from it.
Reviewed by Angel García from Spain on 28th Oct
Nice phone, easy to operate, good quality sound, lots of features...
Battery usually runs out in 2 days UNLESS you turn off 3G connection
and Bluetooth. If you need to use it, turn it on and then again off
(a safe procedure to get along with, given the expanding "virus for
mobile" and "bluetooth sniffers" market :D) Only one bad thing until
now: I use an Apple Mac and although I can transfer files from and to
the z140, iSync can't find a device to synchronize with. Neither Bluetooth
Reviewed by Benny from UK on 28th Oct 2005
Had this phone on trial for a couple of weeks and I was not impressed
at all. I have always used Nokia's before and the menu navigation on
a Nokia is far superior to the Samsung. The camera is not much good
and as for the battery life - having to charge a battery 3 times + a
week is not my idea of an efficient phone. I am not a heavy phone user
either. Overall, the phone feels bulky and i was not greatly impressed
by the look and feel. I will not be purchasing this phone
Reviewed by Darren from uk on 24th Oct 2005
a great phone I got it to replace my dodgey o2mx, and iv been very impressed
so far! A good camera with good quality video recording, for up to an
hour, a nice picture editor, with loadsa effects and frames. It also
has bluetooth aswell as infared, wich also all work very well. everything
else works as expected, the texting, calling, all work fine, and the
mp3 player is also of a good standerd. However im yet to testout the
3g video calling thing for the phone. All in all a great mobile with
loadsa little features.
Reviewed by marshalL from Portugal on 23rd Oct
I have the since four days ago and i'm reaaly impressed of it....I was
also expecting its power of its components and its performance too....samsung
is making great mobiles... i just don't give five stars because of the
flash for the photos that is missing and for carrying a memory card
and for the low resolution of the camera 640 x 480 pixels.... But it
it a great buy for anyone that deserves a multifunction gadjet...;-D
Reviewed by Ahsan from England UK on 22nd Oct
This mobile is not what you preconceive it to be! I've had this mobile
for only TWO days and already bored of it!!! It is totally rubbish,
its bulky, heavy for a phone! and even double the size when its open!
i strongly recommend you not to purchase this phone, because youll be
wasting money and there are many other phones which are better than
this and affordable for example: Sony Ericsson K700i. Oh and one last
thing! it says its got 50 MB but youll never get to use it, its shared
to other applications so if you want to use MP3's and Games the storage
is Little than you expect!! Happy Purchases!
Reviewed by johnathon gronavich from switzerland on
20th Oct 2005
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i just got this phone tody to replace my terrible 02x4, unlike the 02x4
this phone is da best, camera: amazing, 3g compatible, and the selection
of games it comes with are absoloutley amazing. it has an mp3 player
wityh great sound quality and it records voice for 5 minutes, great
for buisness. i could go on and on but i dont want to so i wont but
in conclusion this fone is great for people of all ages.oh and i luv