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Samsung M630 / Highnote
4.7 out of 10

Samsung M630 / Highnote

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Samsung Highnote Unboxing – Sprint

Testfreaks blog
4 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Today I’ve got the Samsung Highnote unboxing video for you, information and still pictures. This phone is for the Sprint cellular network, and it’s made to be a portable music player with built in speakers, not a bad little phone.
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Overall 5

Samsung Highnote

13 January 2009
  • Conclusion: A phone with huge potential to become a great music phone, the Samsung Highnote needs some work to get there. While most of the music, multimedia and GPS features are onboard, their performance left something to be desired.
  • Pros: Effective double slider design and good music features such as the 3.5mm audio jack, slide-out stereo speakers and included music accessories such as wired stereo headset and 1GB microSD card for storing music.
  • Cons: Weak performance on Sprint TV and GPS with Sprint Navigation. Battery life is a bit too short.
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Overall 6

Samsung Highnote SPH-M630

PC Magazine
8 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Highnote is billed as a music phone, but it does better as a phone for the car with its loud speakerphone, GPS, and other roadworthy features.
  • Pros: Large, powerful speakerphone. Several helpful features for driving including GPS. Fun home-screen interface.
  • Cons: Dismal music software. Poor Web browser. Choppy streaming music quality.
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Overall 6

Review: Samsung Highnote

1 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The OneClick User Interface alone will polarize customers due to its usability quirks and lag. The lack of the manufacturer user interface isn’t a deal-breaker, but We couldn’t reccomend this phone to everyone without preconditions.
  • Pros: Thin, loud speakers, Bluetooth, microUSB with charging cable, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Cons: Buggy, Lack of Samsung UI, lack of standard media player, poor browser.
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Samsung Highnote (SPH-M630) Review

29 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The ideas behind the Highnote are better than their actual execution; it seems almost every feature the phone packs in could have been just a little better thought out. For instance, the time between activating the music player and actually getting to hear any music is just plain inexplicable.
  • Pros: Fast web access; customizable menus; POP3/IMAP email; good speakerphone; 2MP camera
  • Cons: Takes to long to get to music; unintuitive controls; quirky interface; small keys
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Phone Arena
24 October 2008
  • Conclusion: We like the Highnote, but don’t see it doing particularly well.  At $100 it’s well worth your extra $30 to move up to the Instinct , and with the $50 Rant offering basically the same features with a QWERTY keyboard we see the Highnote kind of sitting in limbo.
  • Pros: Good all around multimedia phone, Solid construction and good size, Built in speakers performed well
  • Cons: Wheel navigation can be clumsy, A bit too expensive for what it is
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