Saturday, September 08, 2007

Samsung U600 – Stylish yet powerful

Just when you think that Samsung got their thinnest handset out, it comes ready to show yet another. And this time the one that boasts of being the world's slimmest mobile phone is the - Samsung U600. The handset that comes under the Ultra Edition II, is only 10.9 mm in size, yet surprisingly manages to cramp a comprehensive range of advance features into it. Better still, these features are actually usable.

Feature wise, the Samsung U600 is quite decent as well. It withholds within the power of 3.2 MP camera, located at the rear. Apart from the pixel count, what makes the camera really impressive is its versatility and usability. The camera provides enough control for editing and setting, which include a macro mode, and the ability to change ISO settings. But what mars the mood a little is that the camera lacks Xenon flash, and the weak LED photo light does not really make an impression. Similarly, though the handset has been endowed with autofocus, the speed is so slow that it causes irritation while capturing moving objects.

For treat of beats and ecstasy, the Samsung U600 comes with an impacting Mp3 music player. The sound is impressive (thanks to the digital power amp, developed specifically for Samsung by Bang & Olufsen), and the interface is as excellent as that of Sony Ericsson's Walkman Series. For easy navigation, it offers Quick PC Sync software. Further, the 60 MB of internal memory (with support up to 2 GB of external storage) ensures that all additional tracks can be easily stored. The only disappointing factor in the Samsung U600's musical prowess is, the device lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Samsung U600 comes with a quad band GSM connectivity, but does not offer 3G. It does provide a web browser, but the slow GPRS speed, kills the browsing addiction in you. Connectivity also comes with PC via USB for synchronisation. One can sync things like play list, outlook contacts etc. One impressive feature about Samsung U600 is it can as well be able to transfer media files between PC and phone. One can also use it to store files of any type. For social buffs, and business users, the Samsung U600 comes with an innovative feature. It can scan business card pictures and store the data for future use.

Samsung U600 is also extremely stylish. It comes in many colours such as: Black, sapphire blue, garnet red, copper gold and platinum metal.

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