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Samsung GT-S5600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and battery. The camera and design also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the text input and reliability.

usability, design, camera, battery, portability

GPS navigation, features, reliability, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung GT-S5600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 290 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung GT-S5600

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 13 user reviews of Samsung GT-S5600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

camera, usability, sound, screen, battery

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S5600 Preston Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone Samsung S5600 ... Unlock To All Network - Vodafone Boxed - ( Absolute Black ) Samsung S 5600 absolut black

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Samsung S5600 preview: First look

 

Samsung have quite wisely decided to make the complacent LG Cookie smile go away. And they have released not one, but two devices to compete with it. The Samsung S5600 is one of them and luckily...

Attacking the midrange market the Samsung S5600 is a member of the new affordable touchscreen gang. Quite reminiscent of the HTC Touch with its size, shape and display, the Samsung S5600 is actually not a smartphone. It run on the proprietary Samsung...

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Samsung S5600 Preview

 

„Whoa, babe, don´t you just dig these shiny large touch-screen phones, oh my, don´t they rock!”We guess this is what Samsung´s lead designer's wife must have said to him all in one breath … and here we go, we are swimming in these. Coming in all...

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Samsung S5600

 

Of course, the S5230 comes with things like a web browser, Bluetooth and USB 2 connectivity. It also has handwriting recognition and various other multimedia tricks.

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Samsung Blade GT-S5600V review

 

A decent touchscreen handset that won't set the world alight

Attractive design ; Touchscreen user interface ; HSDPA high speed 3G ; Decent quality music player ; Affordable price ; 3.2-megapixel camera

No Wi-Fi ; No GPS ; Camera lacks autofocus ; Texting layout could be better ; and no Qwerty option ; No smartphone OS

The Blade doesn't have the top end spec of some touchscreen handsets, but this isn't where Samsung is pitching this device – it has others in the range for that market. Those who want more high-tech muscle in their touchscreen will look elsewhere.

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Samsung Blade S5600v

 

The Samsung Blade GT-S5600V is a entry level toushcreen phone

Attractive design; Touchscreen user interface; HSDPA high speed 3G; Decent quality music player; Affordable price; 3.2-megapixel camera

No Wi-Fi; No GPS; Camera lacks autofocus; Texting layout could be better; and no Qwerty option; No smartphone OS

The Samsung Blade GT-S5600V is initially available free on Vodafone contract deals, and is available in its non-Vodafone S5600 guise for free on Orange contract deals or for around £120 in pay as you go packages

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Samsung S5600

 

With it's easy to use interface and good line up of features, the Samsung S5600 offers a good touch-screen experience at a low price point.

. This responsiveness is also helped by Samsung’s speedy TouchWiz operating system. This OS is nowhere near as advanced as the iPhone or Android OSes, but it is built from the ground up for touch input and this very much shows through in its usability.

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Samsung S5600 review

 

The Samsung S5600 lacks the GPS and Wi-Fi functionality of pricier phones, but it still manages to offer a decent array of features and a very usable interface for not too many pennies

Good range of features for the money ; Straightforward interface ; Decent resistive touchscreen

No GPS ; Poor camera ; Lacks Wi-Fi

Conclusion The Samsung S5600 can't compete with the likes of the iPhone or the Hero, but one look at its price tag will tell you that it's not aimed at the same market. Instead, it seeks to offer a decent touchscreen experience at a rock-bottom price....

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Samsung S5600 Review

 

"Quite why the phone has two names is a mystery but if you're asking Samsung, we prefer names to numbers."

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Samsung GT-S5600W

 

Mobile phone

Samsung seems to be making something of a specialty out of iPhone-lite type smartphones and the S5600V is the latest in this line - it even looks like an iPhone knock-off. With a 71mm capacitive touchscreen and 3G connectivity for $399 you can't really...

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Samsung S5600V: Touchscreen on a budget

 

3G connectivity and stylish looks for a midrange price

Samsung doesn't claim to be top dog with this offering and this is reflected in the price. But it offers plenty of functionality and does each of them well.

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:320 x 240 (QVGA)

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:3 / EE / METEOR / Orange / Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No
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