Sunday, March 2, 2008

Samsung U700 Ultra Edition 12.1

Key features

* sleek looks and high quality body construction
* touch-sensitive keys beneath the display
* Up to 3.6 Mbits/sec download speed over UMTS + HSDPA
* scroll navigation
* camera with 3.2 megapixel resolution and autofocus
* QVGA display
* microSD memory cards
* seamless synchronization with Outlook and Outlook Express
* good software for PC

Main disadvantages

* Shutter button delay
* Touch-sensitive keys can annoy
* Side keys placed low

Complete Review Of Samssung U700:

Samsung U700: Samsung U700 is one of the slimmest mobile phone in the world.The Samsung U700 is known as the brother of U600.U700 is a slider phone complete with 3G capabilities. The slide opening phone comes in a slim casing which measures only 12.1mm in depth which is ultra slim for a phone with the features & capabilities of the Samsung U700. The slim 12.1mm casing reflects in the phones name, the Ultra Edition 12.1. This handset is available in many colour combinations which enhance the overall look of the handset & add to its stunning design. The Samsung U700 comes with a smooth glossy finish & has a slide opening mechanism which is a pleasure to use. One should be careful labeling the Samsung U700 a fashion phone, given its rich functionality and remarkable options. If you think the pictures in this review manage to convey the beauty of the Samsung U700, be warned that in reality, the phone looks even better. Samsung U700 owes its smart and elegant looks to a combination of a number of important elements: sliding construction, slim and solid body and glossy finish. In addition, to follow suit with the design features of the phone's front panel, Samsung has replaced the standard mechanical buttons with touch-sensitive keys.Samsung U700 looks great and feels solid and comfortable to handle. The constructional work is worth the highest praise. The sliding mechanism works reliably; no creaky sounds can be heard. The body of the phone with the sliding mechanism demonstrate perfect constructional workTo slide the phone open you'll only need to push halfway; the rest is taken care of by a spring mechanism. There is no jut to push and slide; instead, your finger inevitably slides down the area of the round navigation key leaving unpleasant prints. By the way, fingerprints will always cause a grumble. The front plate is made of glossy mirror-like material, which elegantly encloses the navigation key to reach the top of the phone. The sides look polished chromium. The only matt area is the dark silver back plate.The handset comes with an expandable memory option which allows the user to expand their built in 20 Mbytes of memory further by adding a MicroSD™ TransFlash memory card. The phone comes with a large 2.2 Inch screen which can be viewed by the user when the handset is in its closed or opened position. The colour screen provides 262,000 colours on a screen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The screen allows the user to view all their information & menus easily when the phone is closed.Loudspeaker and video-call camera at the top of the mirror-like plate.The Samsung U700 comes with a built in camera feature which is a 3 megapixel digital camera with useful camera features. The user can capture a clear & colourful photo or video recording using the 3 megapixel camera. The camera is easy to use & fun way for the user to save those special moments in their busy life. The user can playback their own recordings which have been saved on their phone or playback video which has been sent to them by friends via MMS messaging. The Samsung U700 supports most formats including MP3, MPEG4, AAC, WMA, WMDRM, H263 & Real formats. The phone comes with embedded games & the user can add more games by downloading. The U700 can play ringtones in polyphonic sound with 64 voices of MP3 ringtones. The user can access the Web using the NetFront 3.4 Web browser which allows the user to enjoy surfing the Web from their mobile phone. The Samsung U700 Ultra Edition 12.1 comes with easy to use connectivity options which includes a USB cabled connection or Bluetooth® wireless connection which can be gain between any compatible connectivity devices. The phone supports EDGE which allows the user to enjoy high speed data
transfers & downloads.The most attractive part of Samsung U700, when closed, is the round navigation key beneath the display. There's both an aesthetic and practical function behind the choice of shape. The navigation key can be scrolled both ways notably easing the browsing of phonebook, messages or Internet websites. There's a four-directional press too. The center of the navigation key confirms selected options.
The SMS text messaging service comes with a predictive text input method which the user can set on their phone to assist them when typing text input. The predictive text feature will complete the users word when the user starts to type, which means the user has less buttons to press when typing a word which in useful when the user in in a hurry. The MMS service allows the user to share photos & images with their MMS contacts which is a fun way to send & receive messages. The user can create, send & receive emails on their phone as the phone comes with an email client service which is highly user friendly & allows the user to access emails on the move.

A key will not respond to the touch of a rubber, for example. The keys are automatically locked during a call, to prevent the user from unintentionally hanging up by simply touching the phone panel with a cheek.

The bottomline:

Overall the U700V, good easy firmware, slim design, clean, attractive & simple beauty. This phone would have been delivered without a complicated birth!Impressively teeny and light, but the touch keys are still a side of the phone only holds the switch on/off button.

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