Reviews and Problems with Samsung S5620 / Monte / HalleyEvo / Player Star 2
Showing 1-10 of 52
Samsung Monte Review
18 May 2011
Excerpt: The Samsung Monte is seen as one of the most affordable yet promising touchscreen handsets, sometimes even better than its other competition. Here is a detailed review so you can learn more about this mobile phone.
Excerpt: According to Samsung, the Monte is a high-end handset at an affordable price. You can pick it up for around £120 on pay-as-you-go and on monthly contracts starting at £10/month. Read our review to find out if the Monte is a budget beauty or wireless wannabe. What we like The Monte's touchscreen interface offers three customisable homepages that you can drop various widgets into. It's not as slick as Android but it's not bad.
Conclusion: Here we arrive at the end of my review of the S5620 Monte, and although it has some bad points it has made quite an impression on me, so much so that I saw myself using it to text instead of my own phone. My overall opinion of the handset is mixed because of how good the good things are but also how poor the downsides are so what I will say for definite is that for the price which is roughly £110 – £130, I do think that as a consumer you get a lot for your money.
Excerpt: So, we have another mobile phone to review: the Samsung Monte S5620. Now Samsung has a lot of feature phones out in the market, there's the semi-low end Samsung CorbyPro , the mid-range Samsung Jet Ultra , and a pletora of low-end touchscreen mobile phones. SO where does the Samsung Monte fit in? It's somewhere between the Samsung Genio Slide and the Ultra Jet. Let's see how it stacks up against it brothers.
Excerpt: It looks expensive, but pick the up and it feels insubstantial and flimsy. We like the updated TouchWiz interface, but the lack of a QWERTY keyboard hampers the experience. The Monte’s features belie its price tag: a three-inch capacitive touch-screen, A-GPS, Wi-Fi and HSDPA internet connectivity and social networking shortcuts.
Conclusion: The Monte Slider is a good-looking basic phone, and it has a few nice features, at least on paper. The trouble is that they’re not very good, so it acts less as a gateway model to the smartphone universe, more of a gatekeeper likely to persuade you don’t really need this fancy stuff ‘cos it will just get on your nerves.
Pros: Small and light, good build quality
Cons: Slow internet access, fuzzy screen, poor music player, slow processor, no data cable, no headphone jack
Summary: The Samsung Monte S5620 might not be as exciting a phone as the latest iPhone or the latest Google Android super-phones but it’s an exciting phone nonetheless. After all, it’s extremely rare for a phone to boast of all the features of smartphones and still be priced low. The Monte falls into this category.