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Samsung Z140 review

 Review: October 2005  
 

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: Slimline 3G clamshell phone with video calling, music player & Bluetooth™.



 

Review

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.


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Reviewed by carlos from espana on 2nd May 2015
I have had the Samsung Z140 for at least 7 years and have not had any problem, the battery had died and buy a new one, and I have no intention of changing phone, because for me is like a 4x4, is patient and works great.
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Reviewed by usman from pakistan on 31st Jan 2012
samsung z140v signal ic problam
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Reviewed by john from UK on 6th Jul 2008
had this fone 4 2yrs wicked fone just a shame it freezes alot & charger didnt last very long but easily replaced. so kina okish fone
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Reviewed by Emma from UK on 1st Jun 2008
I've had this phone for nearly 3 years & its still doing what it should, with no problems at all.
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Reviewed by Usman from UK on 1st Apr 2008
This is Fantasing phone i Think it should be the best phone in the world
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Reviewed by lilioe from UK on 23rd Feb 2008
i love diz fine its sick everything is sick about it . so dont dis
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Reviewed by T-money from UK on 7th Sep 2007
I love the phone its a good phone the pro's r the camra and the fact that it can record video 4 an hour.but when i m on the internet 4 a long time the keypad gets hot like its overheating the battery life is poor i can't get a 2 days of battery life on it, if u r a music lover like me this fono is not 4 u.i am goin to try the sony ericsson w300i or the benq-siemens el71. T-money south africa
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Reviewed by Tia from UK on 25th Aug 2007
I have had this phone for much over a year and it has never had any problems. This phone has been perfect. It seems that it depends on the actual one you get as people keep complaining but min has never had a problem, the battery lasts 3 days. i have dropped it several times also and nothing has ever happened. to me this phone is great but maybe i just got a good one.
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Reviewed by y0anka from UK on 14th Aug 2007
Im from Bulgaria and I have this phone nearly for a year and i can say that the phone is perfect and for the songs...i can place over 30 songs...but i dont like that the sound is little quiet...the camera makes very good pictures for a VGA camera but my bluetooth damaged and now i work only with the IrDa...anyway the phone is excellent :)
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Reviewed by yoanna from UK on 14th Aug 2007
I love this phone.It`s great!The camera is perfect,it makes perfect photos and it`s only a VGA camera!It`s amazing!There`s 3G and stuff...bluetooth,IrDa...I don`t know what to say...I love it!
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Reviewed by David from UK on 28th Jun 2007
Good Phone, with many features and a good camera, but the battery life is diabolical. Very exciting phone for the first week or so, but gets boring after a while. I wouldnt honestly recomend it...
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Reviewed by Rhod from UK on 16th May 2007
this phone is good, its videos, which many i have put on youtube are ok, and the photos are good too
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Reviewed by elena from UK on 29th Apr 2007
it is a good phone i have had it for 2 years but tha blue toth has broken in the 1 year
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Reviewed by elle from UK on 28th Apr 2007
i luv this fone, ive had it 4 over a yr, the onli down side is the battery as it goes in 1 day but apart from that its the best fone ive eva had,
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Reviewed by Sophie from UK on 27th Apr 2007
Ive had this phone for just over a year. The battery has never been good, but now after a year ive got used to charging it every other day. The only other problem is that is keeps freezing, sometimes it works perfectly normal, other times it wont work at all. Apart from those problems the phone has been fab! I have dropped it on concrete before (not intentionally) and it worked perfectly it only has a tiny mark on it. It would be a excellent phone if the battery lastest longer!
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Reviewed by Sophie from UK on 22nd Apr 2007
I have to agree that this phone's battery life is rubbish and the memory space is useless, but overall this is a good phone. The functions are excellent compared to some phones! The facet that it had infra red aswell as bluetooth amased me as i could transfer data from my old phone which was infra red! The camera is pathetic but i have a decent camera so that didn't really matter!
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Reviewed by adam from UK on 13th Apr 2007
this is a good phone the problem is i can't change the message tone can any one tell me
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Reviewed by Jay from UK on 29th Mar 2007
I have had this phone for over a year now and i am so happy with it the only prob really is the camerea isnt as good as some phones but thats what digital camereas are for lol
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Reviewed by Kayleigh from UK on 26th Mar 2007
I love this phone i've haed it a few months and think it is really good. I have been offered the latest samsung phones and will not take them i think that this phone is very good!!!
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Reviewed by adam from UK on 16th Mar 2007
this a great phone
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Reviewed by Lin from UK on 14th Mar 2007
The Samsung Z140 is fine except for the really poor battery life. BUT most of all, despite changing the phone profiles to "All sounds off" there is a really irritating tone that sounds like "Bloop" (best way I can describe it) that WON'T switch off this tone is heard when you navigate the images to get to your files...Samsung have no idea how to turn it off either and after a while it drves you bonkers! Please.....does anyone know how I can swtich this "bloop" sound off????
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Reviewed by Jake from UK on 13th Feb 2007
i av had this phone for about 4 months and already had to send it back twice because of the bluetooth and camera ect
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Reviewed by dd from UK on 9th Feb 2007
it will be betta if the phone ws louder
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Reviewed by AZZA from UK on 21st Jan 2007
I had this phone for 6 months and never had one problem with it and I think it is an excellent phone all round well done samsung
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Reviewed by eddacker from UK on 21st Jan 2007
got it free with voda and am 15mths into 18mth contract. Phone is still clean and nice and working just like day one. bought it becausee flip fones fit my face better and the keypad is larger for my big digits. And it has many features. But I will agree with its cons as well. No screen in sunlight, low volume on speaker - especially ringtones seemed too low, fine for conversation or with hands free. I did buy a car charger (£10 from voda to avoid warranty hassles) because one day is all you get or you could buy a second batt like I do with my laptop. No flash but u can adjust settings to get a decent shot. GREAT FEATURES, PRETTY GOOD PHONE.
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Reviewed by tracy Davies from UK on 20th Jan 2007
love my phone but had it opened up to o2 from vodaphone. unfortunatey i can't download videos. had tried for months. don't know if it's just me doing something wrong but quite disappointed
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Reviewed by xJo-Jox from UK on 9th Jan 2007
I think this phone is okay. not great but not bad. its camera is good, the battery doesnt last very long but then again i never turn it off. The blue tooth is rubbish. i cant connect with anyone at all. its bad =( but other than that its a good phone =) x x x x
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Reviewed by Rajeev Vardhi from UK on 26th Dec 2006
What an awesome piece of junk!!!!! This phone is next to rubbish. The key board is good to use and as usual as any Samsung, its sounds are pretty good, but of what use is a phone like this if it doesnot show anything. I mean the display is either blank or milky white most of the time. Its like looking at the white board in my class. BUYERS THINK A HUNDRED BEFORE BUYING. WHY BUY A WHITE BOARD WITH LOT OF MONEY.
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Reviewed by matty from england! on 21st Dec 2006
this rubbish the screen wont even work
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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.
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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
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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
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Reviewed by victoris fensom from england on 20th Nov 2006
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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! Ricko Arni
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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.
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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?
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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
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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.
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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!
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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". BEWARE.
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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'!
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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 buyers. :(
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Reviewed by kate wall from england on 27th May 2006
its a nice phone good memory and stylish but why carnt you have mp3s for message alert tones you can only have polys?
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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???
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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!
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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
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Reviewed by peter murray from england on 21st May 2006
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.
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Reviewed by Herbert from Australia on 15th May 2006
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.
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Reviewed by Mark Teapot from Ireland on 14th May 2006
dis phones gr8 camera is sooooooooooooooo kool, get it man its gr8. 50 mb ok could of bin more !!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Peter from Sweden on 12th May 2006
Good for most things, but it sucks that Apple don't support it for iSync.
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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
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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
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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!
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Reviewed by Me from Good old England on 22nd Apr 2006
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!!
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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 down photos
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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!
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Reviewed by luke from australia on 7th Apr 2006
rubbish battery useless
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Reviewed by Albinus from Australia on 30th Mar 2006
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!
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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
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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 i cant.
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Reviewed by olivia from uk on 17th Mar 2006
the battery let me down only lasts a day!! greats xx
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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Reviewed by Louie from UK Suffolk on 19th Feb 2006
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!!!!!!!
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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!!
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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!
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!!
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Reviewed by MATTY from UK on 18th Jan 2006
its just snaped on me its rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DONT GET IT
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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
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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!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Jamie Livermore from England on 14th Jan 2006
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!
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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.
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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!
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Reviewed by becki.xx from EnGlAnD on 11th Jan 2006
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
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Reviewed by Chris from United Kingdom on 4th Jan 2006
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?
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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!
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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
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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
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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.
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Reviewed by adam from lincolnshire on 29th Dec 2005
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
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Reviewed by laura appleton from england on 29th Dec 2005
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
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Reviewed by Jamie Livermore from UK on 28th Dec 2005
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!
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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
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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 albertj529@aol.com
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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
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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.
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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.
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