Conclusion: Not everyone wants, or can afford, a high-end touchscreen phone, so we can appreciate what Samsung was trying to do with the Monte. The Monte isn't terrible it just isn't fantastic either and we guess that's the point. If you want a fantastic phone then you should pay more but if you're on a budget then you could do worse.
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.
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: There are many phones that try to blind us with science and attempt to push the envelope to find yet more uses and functionality for our pocket pals. And there are some phones that really just want to be phones. Somewhere between two is the Samsung Monte Slider, which does a pretty good job of being a neat little phone, but comes a cropper when it tries to get above itself.
Pros: Small and light, good build quality
Cons: Slow internet access, fuzzy screen, poor music player, slow processor, no data cable, no headphone jack
Excerpt: The Samsung Monte S5620 might not be as exciting a phone as the latest Apple 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.
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.