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Samsung D900i Mobile Phone

17.10.2007 (02.03.2008)

Looks good, light, easy to use

Bad battery life, breaks easily

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Battery talktimePoor

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This is a really stylish looking phone, it is really thin but it is quite wide but is also quite light. It is available in chrome, black or pink - it is different on different networks.

Over all I think this is a good phone but it does have its down points such as it breaks very easily. I dropped a glass next to it and a small piece of glass about 1-2 inches big bounced onto it, and the whole phone broke, it wouldn't even turn on, I think that was really bad and a phone shouldn't break that easily - especially thinking how good old phones used to be, you could do anything to them and they wouldn't break!

The phone has a slide up feature which you can set to answer a call if you want. The buttons are quite large which is good for texting. It is generally quite an easy phone to use, especially if you have had a samsung before.

The camera quality isn't very good, even thought it is 3 megapixels, it is quite blurry and even though it has a flash it can hardly take a photo in the night, the movie feature is the same but you can record for 20mins depending on how much memory you have on your phone. The camera has several effects including - black and white, negative, sepia, emboss, sketch, antique, moonlight and fog, there are also several frames available. The camera has a self timer which can be set to 3 secs, 5 secs or 10 secs. You can set the size of the photo from 240x180 to 2048x1536 and you can have normal, fine or superfine quality.

The battery is average, if you use your phone quite frequently then it needs charging every night and once the battery goes down to 2 of 3 then it won't last very long until it turns itself off.

It has an easy to use menu which you can set to grid or standard menu. It stores about 200 text messages and comes with 13 template picture messages. The contacts book is easy to use but you cant store a long name as there are a limited amount of characters. You can store a photo, the contacts birthday, email address, work,home and mobile all in one contact. You can have 9 speed dial numbers saved and you can also block numbers from calls and text messages.

The phone has a good call log, storing up to 90 recent calls. It tells you how many times a contact has called or been called, what times and what durations.

The internet is easy to use at the click of a button and works fast for WAP. This can be costly thought if it is not included in your contract.

This phone is quad band, it is set on tri-band so if you want to use quad you have to go into settings to change it. It also has bluetooth which can be turned on or off.

It has a good music player but the phone can only store about 5 or 6 songs without buying a seperate memory card. The phone also comes with a voice recorder, image editor and 4 games, but these are only demos, you have to pay to recieve the full game. The games on my phone are lemmings demo, sonic the hedgehog demo, tetris demo and freestyle moto-x 2 demo, but these could be different of different networks. Those games are available with o2.

In the planner you have alarm, calendar, memo, world clock, calculator, convertor, timer and stop watch. The alarm is good, and you can set it for just one day or for several days. The calender has a good layout but doesn't have a section to store birthdays in so you have to store them as an appointment or something similar. You can store up to 10 memos in the memo section at a time. The world clock is useful but there are many countries that you would expect that aren't available. The calculator is very good, and easy to use. In the convertor you can convert currency, length, weight, volume, area or tempature. The timer and stop watch work as most phone timers and stopwatches do.

You can set the time to 12hours or 24hours and can have several date formats. The phone also has a feature to auto update. You can change the languag, greeting message, shortcut, menu, wallpaper, text display and skin.

There aren't many good ringtone or text tones on the phone so you have to put your own on. The phone easily connects with your computer via a usb cable which is easy to use. You can transfer files to and from your phone and computer.

Something I have recently discovered about the phone is that if someone sends you a picture message via text it will not load quickly like other phones, you have to switch off your phone then switch it back on for it to register it has a picture message otherwise it will take about a day to register itself, which can be highly annoying when your waiting for a picture to come through.

Overall I think this is a good phone but there are alot out there that I think would be better.

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Expired-Account 06.05.2008 08:21

I like Samsungs, I had the D500

lesa60 17.10.2007 21:02

I didn't realise there were so many drawbacks to this model -really useful info. :)

watkins11 17.10.2007 18:41

Great review, nicely detailed

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Manufacturer's product description

For those that love to slide, the Samsung D900 (called Ultra Edition 12.9) is an ultra-slim slider with a depth of ...

Phone features

Additional Features Picture phonebook, video clip recording, PictBridge direct printing
Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty 64
Polyphonic Ringer Yes

Media player

Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4, 3GP, H.263
Supported Digital Audio Standards AAC, MP3

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