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I have now owned the samsung jet for over 6 months and have generally been impressed. The samsung jet is not a smart phone, but looks very stylish and does have a number of useful functions.
Samsung are generally vey good at producing fashionable phones, with the slide phones D500, D900 and G600 all being extremely desirable for their time. The samsung jet is no different. The phone is wonderfully curved, appropriately thin and is designed well to maximize the screen. The hexagonal central button adds a nice touch (though has little function!).
The phone, though not a smart phone, does have a 800mhz processor, which is equal to many of the top of the range phones. Thus the phone works extremely smoothly and I have not had an issue with freezing.
With such an impressive processor, it is able to retain a number of functions, including the internet, 'widget' application system, a built in GPS system, wifi, a very good 5 megapixel camera, an array of games and a number of others!
The internet works swiftly, supporting 3G technology, with access to all mobile friendly webpages. The touch qwerty keyboard allows efficient typing for entering web addresses or writing emails. Access to the net is easy enough through your network or via a relatively powerful wifi port.
The 'widget' buttons are an attempt to increase access to popular webpages or applications, such as facebook, youtube, google, wifi, bluetooth, etc. They appear on a sidebar on the screen page. They are extremely useful, but the promise of producing more widgets by samsung was not followed through. Thus the phone has very few of these relative to smartphones.
Another bonus of the phone is the built-in GPS system (though you have to buy the navigational program). The phone is powerful enough to support it, though it is not necessary to buy as you can easily use the google maps application.
Ease of use:
Having used traditional button phones, I was at first skeptical at the idea of a touch phone. The samsung jet however allowed easy transition, with with the screen large and sensitive enough to not be a nuisance. The widgets, as mentioned, do also increase efficiency of use.
The phone also has a sufficient battery life, lasting around 5 days without great use, and around 2 days after constant use.
After 6 months of use I have not had many problems, but there have been a few. The phone, when new, had a malfunctioning google maps application and had to be reset to rectify this issue. More recently however, the phone had started to automatically restart and to be sent back to the manufacturers to be fixed.
Other than that it has been happy days!
Value for money?
The phone if bought without contract retails at around £200. With a contract however, the phone is free, and the contracts are not extortionate (as with the iphone!).
For someone wanting a phone that does look good, with a few added bonuses of the applications mentioned above and does not cost an arm and a leg, I would definitely recommended the samsung jet.