Samsung say the the U700 should be available sometime during Q1 2007, although exact pricing and availability are not yet known. The shutter button on the right edge of the phone had to be held in a horizontal position for a better grip. Yet, Samsung, inspired by the recent boom of touch-sensitive keys, has hidden no less than four keys under the hood. In fact, it resembles a candy-bar handset more than a slider. However one has to consider the handset's slider form and the fact that the Samsung U700 is a 3. In the hands, this Samsung has a good combination of size and weight. The chosen image or photo will be displayed each time the contact calls the user, which is a fun way to personalise the mobile phone.
Yet at other times you have to hammer the thing for it to react to you trying to go back from the video you were on when your mum walked in. In the current setup, the volume control key is easier to reach by middle finger rather than forefinger. As the saying goes, you get nothing for free. A wheel key interface is used for navigation, keeping its fascia sleek. It takes longer to get accustomed to the touch-sensitive keys. It would have been a bonus if there's Wi-Fi, though.
Nice design, very nice in fact. To sum up, the Samsung U700 keypad is one of the most comfortable and practical ever made. Large packets of data transfer for functions like video calling and multimedia game playing, thus becomes effortless with the Samsung U700. A nitpick is with the volume keys on the left edge of the handset. The handset features NetFront 3. The Samsung U700 is also known as the Ultra Edition 12.
Although this wasn't a major issue, 3G video calling when we were outdoors was trying as it was nearly impossible to hear what the other party was saying. It's capable of maximum data transfer speeds of up to 3. Every time I was in the Internet the sensitive buttons just stopped or cancelled the act. The front plate is made of glossy mirror-like material, which elegantly encloses the navigation key to reach the top of the phone. Although it is attractive, it can be long-winded at times, requiring multiple presses to perform simple tasks such as sending a text message.
Several clock styles are available. From the super-slim design of the Ultra Edition 8. You can set a photo or other image as a background, and even use two or more alternating images. Thanks to this, it took us more keypresses to get to certain functions, which was frustrating at times. Unfortunately time glaring at in anger.
In bright sun you'll be forced to use your other hand to shade off the screen. Nevertheless, these pros get completely lost in twilight, under artificial light or on cloudy days due to the glossiness of the front plate. The sliding mechanism works reliably; no creaky sounds can be heard. Each offers a 3-megapixel camera, multimedia functionality including video and a multi-format music player, plus Bluetooth connectivity. Also the camera took stunning pictures only it was bit laggy. The display offers superb brightness levels, vibrant colors, and good contrast. The navigation key can be scrolled both ways notably easing the browsing of phonebook, messages or Internet websites.
On the sides of the navigation key, the essential red and green receivers are placed. Samsung gives better warranty for this. Now I have to wait till next January for an upgrade! They replaced 70% of the parts my Samsung U700 as it is faulty , during the second time faulty. Features The U700 is one of those phones that manage to look fashionable, yet still pack a punch of features. It might be an older Nokia Mobile but it certainly rates better than the U700.
The slider phone comes with a 3. The gridline, that separates the keys, is surprisingly not illuminated, only numbers and letters are. One of its latest introductions, the Ultra Edition 12. Samsung U700 offers a secondary camera for video calls. In the last days I owned this phone I had also problems with the battery. The user can access the Web using the NetFront 3. The user can communicate with others with a real feel to their call by using the 3G video calling feature.
There are better phones out there for the budget. The phonebook can store up to 1000 contacts with multiple fields. The proprietary Samsung uGo feature automatically updates the screen background to display landmarks of the city or country you're in. 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. If you want to add more details, you'll need to use the contact's context menu. We're happy with the tests of both the headset included in the retail package and the wireless Bluetooth earphone. One feel and you can tell it has a solid construction with the lid staying firmly in place when you slide it up.