Samsung Gleam SCH-U700 Cell Phone: Cool Fox Sports & More
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
Excerpt: The Samsung Gleam SCH-U700 caught my eye at the Verizon store. I have been looking for a new cell phone with Bluetooth, a music player and a 2.0 MP camera/camcorder. I had a Motorola Razr and I was up for something a little different, but not too much different.
Conclusion: The Samsung U700 left us with mixed feelings – we are definitely not keen on the touch-sensitve keys, but some people may think they are just normal. The design is attractive, but the dimensions are not ultra-small as with the U100 for example. The software has its pros and cons, good music player (still worse than the one of U100 and U300) and mediocre camera.
Pros: Sexy design, Excellent sound quality, 3G and microSD slot
Cons: Touch keys cause problems, Mediocre camera quality for 3-megapixel unit, Tri-band only
Excerpt: The Ultra Edition II Samsung U700 mobile phone is designed to make a statement. With great looks and top performance you’ll be very pleased with this phone and will certainly stand out from the crowd. Samsung U700 – High Speed Performance Despite it’s stylish looks, the Samsung U700 bristles with high-speed technology.
Excerpt: Samsung never falls short of ideas to deliver its best every time. This time, it’s the latest U700, an HSDPA slider phone, which is running the trend of modish handsets. The elegant mobile phone has got a resemblance of LG’s Shine model, but the unlike part is, its reflective surface distorts your face when looked at from different angles. Though it looks metallic, the feel of U700 is actually plastic and in fact, it is not as solid as the Shine.
Summary: The U700 is a distinctive HSDPA capable phone. Beneath its flashy exterior is a more than capable handset that packs quite a punch in terms of features. If you can look past the sometimes frustrating controls, what remains is an excellent phone.
Pros: HSDPA capable, design and looks, features list, 3.2 megapixel camera, good in-call quality
Cons: User interface a little slower than previous units, touch sensitive buttons are a hit and miss affair, battery life
Excerpt: Having hit gold with its hugely successful Ultra range, Samsung is all set to prove there's more to its waif-like models than meets the eye with the U700. First glances soon reveal that the new addition shares the same gene pool as the popular U600, with its sleek proportions and slide action; but look a little deeper and you'll see a wealth of functionality positively bursting out of the menu screen.