Reviews and Problems with Samsung S5620 / Monte / HalleyEvo / Player Star 2
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6 June 2010
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.
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
Summary: Mittlerweile tummeln sich auf dem Markt immer mehr Touchscreen-Modelle, die durch attraktive Preise locken. Allerdings handelt es sich bei fast allen Geräten keineswegs um iPhone-Alternativen, da das Ausstattungsniveau oftmals recht überschaubar ist.