Samsung SGH-U600 review

Samsung has in its Ultra Edition range some of the thinnest terminals on the market. They were shown in the past 3GSM and now we have had the opportunity to test the Samsung SGH-U600, the model slider of the Ultra Edition.

It is a quad-band phone, with a 2.2-inch screen and a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. As for connectivity, it has GPRS and EDGE support, as well as Bluetooth 2.0 and USB 2.0. Its camera is 3.2 megapixels and is also capable of recording video. The front of the phone is almost completely flat, except for the central wheel that incorporates five buttons and from which we can move through the menus. The rest of the buttons on this front are tactile and, although they respond better than on other devices, they still do not convince, since sometimes it is difficult to know if we have actually activated the button or not, despite the fact that the rear lighting of the button flashes when pressed.

The slight elevation of the central wheel supposedly helps us slide the phone to show the keyboard, although I did not find it too comfortable or easy to do with one hand. The very smooth surface of the phone does not help this either.

Entering the menus, we find a fairly intuitive and easy to use interface. On the main screen, before properly entering the menus, a background image is displayed that depends on our location and the time of day. In my case, there was a photograph of the Holy Family that was changing, looking dark at night. The quality of the screen is quite good, although in the sunlight it is quite difficult to see it.

With the U600 we will be able to listen to music with a good quality, since it incorporates a sound chipset designed together with Bang & Olufsen. The problem with this is that it does not have a standard headphone output, but we depend on its own connector and the headphones that are included with the pack.

The camera has a resolution of 3.2 megapixels and that shows, offering images at an acceptable size and with good quality, obviously limited by the small optics it incorporates.Despite that, the options on offer are high, from changing the ISO to the exposure. In addition, the phone has an integrated photo editor, with which we can add effects and make some adjustments. The photographs can be stored in its memory, which is 60 MB, or on microSD cards.

The rest of the applications are quite successful and we even have a viewer for Office and PDF files. If we add to this that the phone has a television output, we have in our hands a powerful tool to make presentations.

In conclusion, to say that the potential of this mobile is very high, although it is limited by some aspects such as the lack of 3G or a headphone output. Despite this, recommended for its design and its thinness, which does not prevent it from being solid in our hands.

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