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Samsung Widescreen

Samsung Widescreen
alaScore 87

13 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Samsung Widescreen. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Widescreen is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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

Samsung Widescreen

 

Designed for mobile TV and exclusively operating on Telstra's Next G network in Australia, the Samsung Widescreen features a unique dual-flip form fac...

Landscape viewing for video, up to 7.2Mbps HSDPA network speeds, Foxtel Mobile TV with 33 channels and EPG, Foxtel iQ recording feature

Cramped controls and small QWERTY keypad, battery life, bland design

Optimised for mobile TV, the Samsung Widescreen is a solid, if not outstanding, introduction to what the future holds for mobile video content.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Widescreen

 

The wow-factor of mobile TV aside; the Samsung Widescreen is an underachiever that sacrifices basic phone functions for all the glamour Telstra's Next G network has to offer.

HSDPA ; Foxtel and BigPond Mobile TV ; Dual-flip design

Tiny QWERTY keypad ; Phone has cheap plastic feel ; Low quality internal speakers

BigPond and Foxtel Web content is great, but it's expensive, and with over 30 handsets available on Telstra's Next G network, you definitely don't need the Samsung Widescreen to take advantage of it.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Mendelson Tiu (smarthouse.com.au)

First Review: Samsung Widescreen Phone - Smarthouse

 

The Samsung Widescreen promises a better mobile TV experience with its 2.3-inch widescreen and lightning fast download speeds when connected to Telstra's Next G network. We take a look at this dual flip phone to find out whether it will change the way...

Widescreen mode; QWERTY keypad; Loud speakers; HSDPA connection resulting to fast Internet downloads and video streaming

The QWERTY keypad and the number pad may be small for some; Expect battery life to be short when watching mobile TV

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Widescreen

 

tHe wow factor is great..everyone loves my phone...and i find the keys easy to use, but then i have skinny pictures

attractive, functional, reasonable camera

for the price, i would have expected to get better wear out of it. i've only had it a coule months, and it is already shutting down unexpectedly and stuff ; is nearly impossible to text vertically,and very difficul to text with one hand horizontally

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Widescreen

 

This mobile is unbelivable, its packed full of features, i have owned many mobiles such as Motorola E398, LG TU-500 and Motorola v8Maxx, however this phone is the best by far!

Great internal speakers ( i dont know why the editor said they were poor, i reckon he needs to re review it!) ; Love the dual flip ; Great design ; Ease of use ; Keyboard is actually easy to use after a few days of use ; Good camera for 2mega pixel ;...

TV buffers, but this is not problem with the phone, but the Next G Network ; so NOTHING!, its perfect

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Widescreen

 

I am able to access cnet without any problem and the so called bad internal speakers delivered a loud and clear conversation across the phone.

I find this phone easy to use. I did not find any problem with the internal speakers. The keypads size are abit small but once you got the hang of it- typing message is very easy ; I enjoy using the dual screen phone because messaging is much easier...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Widescreen

 

Samsung Widescreen is now available as a prepaid phone. Locked to Telstra network, the Widescreen phone is now available in SA for $249.

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Widescreen

 

Great mobile phone with great features. Its very attractive and stylish designed mobile. I love this phone. Its costly but their great functions are rocks.

Intuitive menu design ; Finger-friendly keypad ; Gorgeous color ; Solid construction

Nothing

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Widescreen

 

good phone if u text a lot, but thats about all i can recommend. camera takes shocking photos and the case scratches easily. easy to use though.

May, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Widescreen

 

After reading the comments- I reckon this phone should be released on the Prepaid sector and not a whooping $700 Telstra is currently retailing.

Apr, 2008
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Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:TCO

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Backlight type:
Composite sync: Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):50000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:19
Display number of colors:16.77
Display Resolution:1440 x 900
Display sRGB: Yes
HD type:HD
HDCP: Yes
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Response Time:5
Supported graphics resolutions:1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
Sync-on-green (SOG): Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):20

Ergonomics

Cable lock slot:N
LED Indicators:Power
Plug and Play: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75

Multimedia

Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:DVI
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.12
Package height:11.6
Package weight:12.3
Package width:17.4

Ports & interfaces

DVI-D ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):20

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.72
Depth (with stand):7.48
Height:11.6
Height (with stand):13.3
Package depth:5.12
Package height:11.6
Package weight:12.3
Package width:17.4
Weight:9.26
Width:17.4
Width (with stand):17.4