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Samsung SGH-U700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1992 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and camera. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity and reliability, while the GPS navigation and build quality get critical reviews.

design, usability, portability, camera, screen

battery, features, reception, durability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SGH-U700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung SGH-U700


alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Samsung SGH-U700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

design, usability, camera, screen, portability

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMSUNG SGH-U700Samsung U700 MOBILE PHONE UNLOCKED METALLIC SILVER

Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung SGH-U700


alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Samsung SGH-U700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

usability, value for money, battery, design, size

build quality, reliability

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung GLEAM U700 SCH-U700 AB483640FZ Standard OEM Lithium Ion Cell Phone BatterySamsung SCH-U700 Gleam Cell Phone Travel ChargerSamsung SCH-U700 Gleam Cell Phone Car Charger

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Samsung Gleam (SCH


Enjoy the features of this multimedia phone that allows for downloading and viewing your favorite videos, music and ringtones. Gleam also supports a built-in camera,stereo headset, handsfree and more. Feel the freedom of being entertained wherever you go.

Not yet reviewed by editors.


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Samsung Gleam SCH-U700 (gold, Verizon Wireless)


Samsung has developed something of a penchant lately for assigning nicknames to its cell phones. In the past couple months alone we've seen the Beat , the Blast , and the Hue . Sometimes, we're not always sure where the monikers come from--we're still...

The Samsung Gleam SCH-U700 has an attractive design, a gorgeous internal display, and solid set of features. Call and music quality are good, too.

The Samsung Gleam SCH-U700 suffers from average photo and video quality. Also, the speakerphone and voice dialing don't fare well in noisy environments.

If you're looking for a cell phone that is fashionable and has good call quality, the Samsung Gleam SCH-U700 is a solid bet. Video playback isn't so hot, but it's a decent phone on the whole.

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SlashGear Review: Samsung Gleam SGH-U700 on Verizon


When you're making cellphones it can be tricky finding a unique selling point that pushes your new handset out in front of the crowd. It's made doubly difficult when the phone is neither high-fashion nor smartphone; that's what's left Verizon...

Just as it’s difficult for manufacturers to position their handsets apart from the crowd, it can be tricky to say conclusively whether a mainstream mobile is better than the rest (or, even harder, if it’s “the phone for you”). The Samsung Gleam is...

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Samsung U700 review: Ultra fit


Brilliant QVGA display, HSDPA, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, memory card and many other functions in a fashionably slim shape. Samsung U700, a.k.a Samsung Ultra 12.1, is one of the four slim models in the Ultra Edition II Series. The number...

Samsung U700 owes its smart and elegant looks to a combination of a number of important elements: sliding construction, slim and solid body and glossy finish. In addition, to follow suit with the design features of the phone's front panel, Samsung has...

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Samsung Gleam Review


The Samsung Gleam U700 is a fashionable flip phone, sporting a shiny black and gold exterior, and is targeted to consumers that are looking for a mid-range phone at a modest price. Even though it lacks the 2GB of internal memory that is featured on the...

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Samsung U700 Ultra 12.1 Review


If you NEED 3G for either fast retrieving of the emails (as the browser is mediocre) or for video calling, this is the only Ultra slim Samsung with it. But if not, the U600 will offer you sexier design and quad-band GSM that can be used anywhere a...

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Samsung SGH-U700V review


Samsung adds ultra-high speed to its Ultra range

p>Video calling 3G plus HSDPA-enabled QVGA screen</p

p>Touch-sensitive controls erratic Grease-prone surface Plastic rather than metal casing</p

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Samsung U700


A flashy, stylish HSDPA slider featuring touch sensitive controls, a mirrored chrome finish and a 3.2 megapixel camera, Samsung's U700 has both style ...

HSDPA capable, design and looks, features list, 3.2 megapixel camera, good in-call quality

User interface a little slower than previous units, touch sensitive buttons are a hit and miss affair, battery life

The U700 is a distinctive HSDPA capable phone. Beneath its flashy exterior is a more than capable handset that packs quite a punch in terms of features. If you can look past the sometimes frustrating controls, what remains is an excellent phone.

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Samsung SGH-U700V


This Samsung 3G slider certainly has the looks, but does it have the talent?

I had some big issues with the U600 in terms of general usability, and I am afraid they are still there with this handset. Opening the slider is no problem. There is no ridge to get hold of with a thumb, but there is a good springloaded mechanism.

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Stuff magazine


Samsung's slimline Ultra set has just received HSDPA backing. But will the U700 buckle under the pressure of being the size zero hero?

The U700 should be tattooed with love and hate. For all its design finesse, HSDPA speeds and capable camera, it doubly frustrates with niggly feature and function compromises.

Product Specifications

Building on the runaway success of Samsung's Ultra Edition range, the Samsung Ultra Edition II embodies the best of rapidly advancing technology, revolutionary mobile designs and must-have business and consumer desired multimedia functionality to create the slimmest, most powerful and best looking handsets in each form factor. The Ultra Edition II portfolio includes a stylish and functional slider, the Ultra Edition 12.1 (U700). It offers advanced features such as 3 megapixel camera, high-speed web connectivity, as well as extensive multimedia and audio capabilities. Proving that Samsung truly is at the heart of consumer needs, this handset incorporates innovative consumer driven design elements to improve the user experience, including external multimedia navigation keys for ease of use and jewel inspired casing, which enhance both the experience and appearance of using it. The Ultra Edition 12.1 (U700) combines extensive music player capabilities with super sound quality and comes equipped with a digital power amp developed by Bang and Olufsen. It also features a dedicated music interface to make navigation and listening easier with Quick PC Sync software installed to make the creation and selection of playlists as easy as possible. For the feature watchers, Samsung's Ultra Edition 12.1 (U700) offers a HSDPA 3.6 Mbps data transfer speed, video telephony functionality and auto focus in a slim 12.1mm case.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):250hours
Talk Time (PB):210minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800/WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player/With two digital cameras / digital player
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player/Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Folder/Slider
Service Provider:Not specified/Verizon Wireless
Technology:CDMA2000 1X/WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth/Bluetooth 2.0

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.6cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Model:U700 Gleam/U700 Ultra Edition 12.1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SCH/Samsung SGH

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes



Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel/3Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:500names & numbers