Samsung U600 Review: Slim Is Sweet: Display, Telephony, User Interface, Phonebook

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Gloss all over

The Samsung U600 has a large 2.22" TFT display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The impressions it leaves can vary greatly depending on the conditions during use. When exposed to direct sunlight, the glossy surface makes it practically illegible and finding a proper angle for working with it could be a tricky job. The sunlight mode, which adds more to the brightness isn't much of a assist either. Legibility in such conditions is almost the same as with Samsung D900, although the latter doesn't sport a dedicated sunlight mode. Still, leaving this problem aside, the display on Samsung U600 deserves a standing ovation. It has an incredible picture quality with enough brightness and contrast to satisfy even the most demanding tastes. It does better than D900 and that is an achievement definitely worth praising.



Samsung U600 display looks marvelous in the blackbut beware that sunlight damages its legibility greatly

Telephony

Using Samsung U600 as a regular phone is almost as enjoyable as looking at its stylish casing. The sound levels are loud enough, while during calls the sound quality is as fine as it might be expected in any phone of such respectable make.



Telephony works like a charm on Samsung U600

Dialing a number has always been fun with Samsung, as you always have some sort of dialing animation, or a choice of several ones. With the U600 you only have four animations: Quill pen, Sticky note, Normal and Theme with the latter varying a small according to the theme. The full Smart search feature can assist your dialing by looking up your phonebook for contacts whose names or numbers contain the digits you've typed. Samsung D900 for example doesn't have that feature.




Smart search is the remarkable searching feature on Samsung U600 • It searches the whole contents of your phone but is most useful when looking up a telephone number

Here is how Samsung U600 ranks along some of the other handsets we've measured in our recent speakerphone loudness test. More info on our test here.

Speakerphone testVoice, dBPink noise/ Music, dBRinging phone, dBOverall score

Sony Ericsson W96072.373.576.7Very good

Samsung D90076.875.978.0Excellent

Samsung U60066.766.275.3Very good

Sony Ericsson K85071.075.775.7Very good

Samsung by heart

Samsung U600 is controlled in a very similar way to former models of this maker. The main menu is accessible from the stand-by display through a press on the left soft key. The correct soft key is reserved for the phonebook. The central key on the navigation pad launches the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) browser in standby, as we already mentioned. At the same time, each direction of this primary control can be assigned a shortslit to a list of 22 items. Except for the up key, becautilize it is reserved for opening the My menu, where you can configure your preferred and most frequently used functions.



My menu is a remarkable shortslit feature you can load with you favorite functions for faster access

Using Samsung U600 as a regular phone is almost as enjoyable as looking at its stylish casing. The sound levels are loud enough, while during calls the sound quality is as fine as it might be expected in any phone of such respectable make.

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