Reviews and Problems with Samsung S5620 / Monte / HalleyEvo / Player Star 2
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3 July 2010
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.
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.
Summary: Shiny, solid and well-built, the Monte Slider is no slouch in the looks department Basic tasks are easily performed but more sophisticated ones lack intuitive menus Actually, more than it needs, with Facebook, web browsing and more that it can't really handle Fine for calling and texting but...
Pros: Neat looks, easy to use, compact
Cons: No Wi-Fi or even 3G. Small screen and slow connections make social networking unpleasant
Summary: Although the Samsung Monte looks higher-end, once its in your hand it feels a little flimsy. The lack of a virtual QWERTY keyboard meant we had to rely on a more traditional T9 keypad, which proved to be a tricky affair.
Pros: A feature list that belies its appealing price tag, including a capacitive touch-screen of a calibre rarely found at this price point.
Cons: Though it looks high-end from afar, upon closer inspection the Monte?s build does feel a little flimsy.
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?
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...
Pros: Small and light, good build quality
Cons: Slow internet access, fuzzy screen, poor music player, slow processor, no data cable, no headphone jack