Summary: The Z9 is literally a solid performer, combining good voice and data performance with a sturdy, attractive form factor. Though the Z9’s large body bucks the recent trend of slim, light handsets, it also offers a reassuring heft that speaks to durability and longevity. The larger body also affords a more spacious button layout that makes for good ease of use, and a relatively roomy display that’s easy on the eyes.
Pros: Touchscreen and Full QWERTY Keyboard in Compact Body; Clean Menus and “Croix” User Interface; 2MP Camera with Autofocus and Flash; GPS with VZ Navigator; Full HTML Browser; Good Sound Quality
Excerpt: The Samsung Glyde has a lot of potential, with a smooth-sliding full-size QWERTY keyboard and a 2.8-inch touchscreen, as well as extras like assisted GPS, Bluetooth, haptic feedback, and a 2-megapixel camera. It even looks like a smaller version of one of its main competitors, the LG Voyager , though it lacks the former’s mobile TV capability. Unfortunately, the Glyde’s main input method – the touchscreen – doesn’t work well enough for us to recommend the phone.
Pros: Sliding mechanism and keyboard feel great; 2MP camera; GPS; good call quality
Cons: Unreliable touchscreen; web browser is very limited
Conclusion: Despite the numerous features and sleek appearance offered by the Glyde, we find it difficult to recommend the device based upon the countless problems we encountered while using the touchscreen interface. At this point, we honestly cannot see the Glyde used as someone’s primary phone, not only due to those issues, but also due to its poor signal reception.
Pros: Smaller and sleeker than the Voyager, Large 2.8” WQVGA display, HTML browser, QWERTY keyboard, 5 hours of talk time on a full battery, Can use 8GB microSDHC cards
Cons: Continuous problems when using the touchscreen, Reception is weak, Speakerphone causes distortion at high volumes, Camera flash range
Conclusion: Overall: The Samsung SCH-U940 is therefore ideal because of the trendy fashionable style that it has; along with the wonderful features that goes with it. Its slim sliding-screen feature makes it very light to carry around. You can also have fun taking shots and videos. This is especially because you can take advantage of its formatting capabilities also. You can also compose text messages easily because of its predictive text feature.
Pros: The most outstanding feature of the, Samsung SCH-U940, would be its video and music capabilities that you can easily format according to your taste. Aside from this, you can store up as many pictures and videos as you want since it has a microSD card expansion slot. This only means that memories are not that hard to store up with the Samsung SCH-U940. Another good thing would be its voice call feature that lets you view the person you are talking to. This would go wit...
Cons: The biggest weakness of the Samsung SCH-U940 would be its dual band capability. This would mean that it's hard having this for travel purposes; especially if you will need roaming services. The usual now-a-days would be, triband or quadband capabilities, . This is because you are only limited to a number of countries you can use this in. If you are a frequent traveler, this is not advisable for you. You are better off with the ones that have triband and quadband featu...
Conclusion: Samsung makes excellent phones with a wide variety of features and capabilities. Unfortunately, the Samsung Glyde needs a little work before we can recommend it heartily. The small size combined with a haptic touch screen and QWERTY keyboard is great, and the screen is easy to read despite the high resolution squeezed into a 2.8" panel.
Excerpt: Samsung's new SCH-u940 Glyde was just announced as being available on Verizon Wireless tomorrow. We've put together a slightly abbreviated review of this finger touch and QWERTY equipped little slider. Read on for the details.