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Comment: This is a realy great phone in principle. It is quirky with lots of features some of which DONT work. One problem is, for example, with the software (PC Studio II). The calendar that is in the software does not match with that in the phone so inputting items in the calendar from your PC is confusing. Samsung are aware of this but are unable to rectify the problem even after 9 months. I urge anyone who has a phone that uses PC studio II to get on to samsung about it if they are having the same problem.
Good: Build quality, calculator look, leather cover with built in battery, small size, wow factor
Bad: Difficult to hear phone ringing, hard to keep shiny area between keys clean
Comment: I bought it because it looked like a calculator. Plain and simple. I figured it will have the wow factor for a long long time to come. I heard that this phone is no longer in production, as such, this phone will be a great classic. I have a PDA phone that I use to download my mails and needed a small phone for general use and for weekends where I will leave my PDA behind. I have so many people shocked to find out it's a phone. The leather/extended battery is ingenious. The power plug and the plastic cover to protect the jack on the phone seems fragile though. The phone is hard to keep clean, expecially around the keys. Talking with the leather cover is also funny 'cos the flap touches your mouth. The software is fine, like all software, once used to it, it's fine. Not slow. It's sufficient for my purposes. Overall, the metal body makes the phone feel great.
Good: Size, weight, stylish looks, without sacrificing functionality
Bad: The fact that it doesn't have expandable memory, a 2mp camera a la D600 but nobody is perfect
Comment: I read a lot of user reviews before I decided to buy this phone (and i read the non-user reviews too which I took with a pinch of salt) and although some were less than complimentary, I'm my own person and CPW do a 14 day money back offer to it was a win-win situation!
Well I've had the phone now 2 days and I really can't fault it. Some of the points mentioned such as the phone always reverting back to multi-tap instead of t9 simply do not happen on my handset, it may be that mine is a later firmware? I dont know.
The buttons are excellent, very sturdy and ooze quality, the phone itself is just the right weight to feel expensive and you feel safe in the fact that you wont break it by holding it too hard! It's not made from cheap plastic and therefore feels the part - although having said that I havent dropped it yet so I dont know how hard it will be to scratch!
Inside the phone is some impressive features, one of the reviews however said the phone had a radio, that is not the case, but its straightforward, easy to use - you won't be disappointed.
Bottom line... if, like me, you want a nice, small stylish phone, you have a digital camera and an iPod for when the situation arises and you don't want to use your phone for storing too much data then you can't go wrong. That's not to say the camera isn't good by phone standards, it is, and the mp3 player is basic and easy to use and it sounds good; but its not an iPod, nor is it a camera.
Good: Size of it
Bad: The leather case
Comment: Great looking phone that attracts loads of looks when pulled out. Battery life is good, photo shots are okay, the MP3 player is a bit tinny sounding, but that could be my MP3s.
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