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Samsung U900 Soul

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1536 reviews of Samsung U900 Soul. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The camera and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation and performance.

usability, design, camera, portability, size

battery, sound, screen, performance, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung U900 Soul is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung U900 Soul

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Samsung U900 Soul from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the sound and camera are overall positive. The usability and design also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability and performance, while there are some mixed reviews about the size.

portability, design, usability, camera, sound

performance, reliability

65% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung U900 Soul Mobile Phone Unlocked Sim FreeSamsung U900 Soul Mobile Phone Unlocked Sim Free

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung U900 Soul review: That's the spirit

 

One of the first things we saw landing in Barcelona for the MWC last month was a huge Samsung U900 Soul billboard. The South Korea-based company has ever since been doing everything within their powers to keep the handset in the public eye. Now...

5 megapixel camera (autofocus, face detection, wide dynamic range and image stabilization) ; 2.2" 16M-color TFT LCD display of QVGA resolution ; 3G with HSDPA (7.2Mbps) support ; Touchpad navigation ; Cool looks ; FM radio with RDS ; 128MB of shared...

Tri-band only ; Only LED flash ; Display legibility suffers under direct sunlight ; Limited browser capabilities ; QVGA video recording at most

Finally, we shouldn't forget the Soul's forerunners. Samsung U600 and U700 have their own fans, although inevitably ageing. The recently reviewed LG KF600 could also steal some customers with an InteractPad that has greater capabilities than the...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Steven Leckart (wired.com)

Svelte Samsung Slider Has a Mighty Morphin' Touchs...

 

Before we got our mitts on this much-hyped, 5-megapixel Korean import, we were slightly skeptical. Sure, we got to play with it a little at CTIA (when it was

External microSD slot makes it a cinch to swap cards on the fly. Bluetooth (+A2DP). Competent image editing suite. Video Editor allows you to layer additional audio tracks. Decent facial detection. Haptic feedback can be tweaked to three different...

Bundled proprietary ear buds sound duller than Ben Stein. No Xenon flash. No GPS. No Wi-Fi. Lower-res vid clips. Proprietary headphone jack positioned on the side = hard to pocket when phones are plugged in. Noticeable screen glare when outdoors

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Steven Leckart (wired.com)

Review: Samsung SGH-U900 Soul “Magical Touch”

 

Before we got our mitts on this much-hyped, 5-megapixel Korean import, we were slightly skeptical. Sure, we got to play with it a little at...

External microSD slot makes it a cinch to swap cards on the fly. Bluetooth (+A2DP). Competent image editing suite. Video Editor allows you to layer additional audio tracks. Decent facial detection. Haptic feedback can be tweaked to three different...

Bundled proprietary ear buds sound duller than Ben Stein. No Xenon flash. No GPS. No Wi-Fi. Lower-res vid clips. Proprietary headphone jack positioned on the side = hard to pocket when phones are plugged in. Noticeable screen glare when outdoors

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung Soul SGH-U900 (unlocked) review

 

The Samsung Soul (aka the SGH-U900) was one of the stars of this year's GSMA World Congress in Barcelona. Samsung showed it off at a big press conference, and huge banners with images of the phone covered the city, from the airport baggage claim to the...

The Samsung Soul offers an attractive, well-constructed design and a unique, intuitive navigation touchpad. Its respectable feature set includes a high-quality camera.

The Samsung Soul lacks important features like voice dialing and GPS. Its call quality wasn't completely reliable.

You won't mistake it for a smartphone, but the Samsung Soul is nonetheless an attractive and well-designed multimedia phone.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung SCH-U900 review

 

Though you wouldn't know it from its name, the Samsung FlipShot for Verizon Wireless is a redress of the carrier's earlier SCH-A990 . Also called the SCH-U900, the FlipShot offers a similar array of camera-centric features (what would you expect with a...

The Samsung FlipShot SCH-U900 has an attractive, user-friendly design, a solid feature set, and an admirable speakerphone. It also offers an excellent megapixel camera with great photo quality.

The Samsung FlipShot SCH-U900 had middling streaming-video performance, and the call quality wasn't the best we've heard on a Verizon phone. Also, the business-card reader was unimpressive.

Though it could offer better call quality, the Samsung FlipShot SCH-U900 is one of the best camera phones we've seen in a while.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung U900

 

We wish it looked cooler, but then we often wish that of many in Samsung's range. Looks aside, the U900 won't disappoint people looking for a great phone matched with a good camera. HSDPA data speeds are excellent, especially for streaming media like...

Good 5-megapixel camera, Great HSDPA data speeds, Touch panel is a handy tool, Excellent lag-free performance

Conventional design, Dreadful pre-installed browser

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : MobilesTopic (mobilestopic.com)

Samsung U900 Soul Review

 

Performance While all the phone's key features - camera, music player and ultra-fast internet speeds - perform to an excellent standard, the Soul's call quality fails to reach the same standards, and the video-recording capabilities also appear to have...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung U900 Soul - Heart of the Soul

 

The Samsung U900 Soul, as reported earlier at the Mobile World Congress 2008 and the recent Samsung Mobile Roadshow, has finally arrived. A Soul-stealing experience awaits you in our full review!

May, 2008

Expert review by (digeverything.com)

Samsung U900 Soul mobile phone review

 

Although a first slider in the world was release not by the Koreans, but by a German Siemens, which presented a SL15 model ten years ago and which was sold in quite moderate volumes, nevertheless, Korean peninsula engineers were crowned with laurels of...

U900 Soul - is a very interesting and it is worthy true interest of those people who are interested in mobile novelties. The pleasant design, high-quality assembly, god functional - these are its pluses. Touch control is considered to be a minus by...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung U900

 

The official phone of the Beijing Olympics

Adaptive touch window, build quality and design, 7.2 HSDPA, 5-megapixel camera, intuitive OS

No 3.5mm headphone jack, tactile feedback of keypad, mediocre Internet browser

The U900’s adaptive touch control system makes using this handset a breeze. Although it’s not without its faults, the overall package combines a stylish and well built frame with the latest HSDPA technology, ensuring this is an excellent choice for...

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64 / 72
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Main camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Mosaic / Sepia
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Certificates

SAR value:0.36 / 0.692 / 0.7
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.36 / 0.692 / 0.7

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Slider

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2.2
Display number of colors:0.262144 / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
External display: No
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

Battery performance:880
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Standard
Continuous audio playback time:15
Standby time (2G):250 / 280 / 300 / 400
Talk time (2G):3.6 / 4 / 6

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Position location:N

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes

Management Features

Support for contact groups: Yes

Memory

Built-in memory capacity:100 MB
Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:100 / 130
Internal storage capacity:8
User memory:100

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA
FM radio: No

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GSM
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Browser supported:WAP 2.0
Bundled software:Office, Power Point
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.16 x 1.95 x 0.508 / 4.17 x 1.97 x 0.512
I/O ports:Bluetooth\nUSB 2.0 \nPC Sync Application
Interface:3 x 5 Keypad + Magical Touch by DaCP / USB / USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Modem Type:USB
Music player: Yes
Network services:3G, EDGE, GPRS
Networking Type:GPRS/Edge/HSDPA / GSM
Operating frequency:900/1800/1900
Phonebook capacity:1000
Picture mode:Multi Shot, Mosaic Shot, Single Shot, Panorama Shot
Playable formats:MP3, MIDI, WMA, XMF, SMAF, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+
Playback formats:MP3, MIDI, WMA, XMF, SMAF, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+
Recording Time:60
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Standard package includes:Battery, charger, headset kit
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Phone Features

Direct printing: Yes
Form Factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Converter
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Converter
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
SyncML: No
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Phone features

Text prediction system:T9

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:880
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Standard
Continuous audio playback time:15
Standby time (2G):250 / 280 / 300 / 400
Talk time (2G):3.6 / 4 / 6

Storage

Internal memory:100

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Color of product:Black / Grey / Pink / Red / Silver
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Frame rate:15
Maximum frame rate:15
Video call: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.508
Height:4.17
Weight:3.28 / 3.88 / 3.92 / 3.95
Width:1.95