Reviews and Problems with Samsung S5620 / Monte / HalleyEvo / Player Star 2
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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.
Conclusion: Among the other entertainment features, the mobile phone comes loaded with an integrated music player that can play MP3, WMA, and eAAC+ files; and a video playback that supports MP4, H.263, and H.264. The users can also tune into radio as stereo FM with RDS is provided in the handset. On top of that, handset is capable of social networking integration with live updates.
Pros: 3.0 inches TFT touch screen, 3G, Wi-Fi, Up to 16 GB memory, A-GPS support
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.
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.