Samsung S5610 brings some prominent specs and powerful features inside and outside its device. Although this is not a touch screen phone and it also doesn’t have operating system, it proved that Samsung S5610 can still be considered as a hot product from Samsung because of course thanks to its powerful and great quality 5MP camera.
By looking on the whole body of this phone,
Samsung S5610 looks awesomely designed in the shape of candy bar or pocket designed gadget, which makes it comfortable to grasp and fits perfectly in our hands.
The body shape of this phone gives impression of a professional looking cell phone. Especially with its gray case cover that is designed in metallic material, making it look even more classy and elegant.
- Type: Samsung S5610
- Release Date: 2011, August
- Price Purchased: 90 Euro
- Vendor: Samsung
Phone Specs: TFT 256K colors, 240 x 320 pixels (~167 ppi), 2.4 inches, 3.5mm jack, 5 MP Camera (autofocus & LED flash), Java MIDP 2.0, Stereo FM recording, HSDPA, 108MB Internal memory, microSD (up to 32 GB), See Full specs.
- Good sound quality | The original web browser is great | Keypad is easy to press | 3.5G network | Great quality 5MP camera with LED flash | Wide Screen (2.4 inches)
- No sound equalizer | No operating system
- Bottom line, as the void filler in the low-end market, Samsung S5610 is definitely a great quality cell phone at its class. Bringing good sound quality, great 5MP camera and wide 2.4 inch screen, this phone will be a tough competitor for low-end cell phones around the market.
Interface and Functionality
The screen size of 2.4 inches looks bigger and wider than any standard java phones at this price range, which mostly have around 2 inches or 2.3 inches. So the screen looks really satisfying and wide. Moreover, the screen of Samsung S5610 already has a screen resolution of 240x320 pixels and 256K colors, so the user interface looks bright and sharp.
There is also the dedicated camera button on the right side of device. So, when the phone is positioned in landscape mode and the camera gear is ready, snapping photos can be instantly done with that button.
The quality of the photos taken with this phone can be considered great, especially when this phone has already been equipped with 5 MP camera. Well, at this low-end price range, having a 5MP camera on a cell phone is still above the standard, when some other expensive cell phones around the market still use around 2MP or 3MP camera.
As I said earlier, taking pictures with this phone is really pleasing. Besides the photo quality of this phone that is good, thanks to the LED flash and autofocus supports, now snapping photos either in the low light quality area or outdoor area can deliver great experience to the users.
Photos can be sharply taken with this phone and the colors look natural. No significant changes of either colors or brightness found in the picture. It looks as real as the real object we’ve just taken before.
When taking photos in indoor area, the quality of pictures is still really clear and sharp, even without the help of LED flash. And if the LED flash is activated, the quality is even better and looks sharper.
Besides to snap photos, of course, the 5MP camera of Samsung S5610 can also be utilized to record videos. Interestingly, the output of video on this phone is still good and it looks clearer and sharper compared to other cell phones around the market. Unfortunately, the colors that are taken in the video look over bright and the noises occur inside the video.
However, recording video in indoor area can bring much better output and the dots can instantly disappear. Anyway, the LED flash can also be activated in video recording.
Browsing internet is really a pleasing thing to do with this phone. With the support of 3.5G connection, the speed of browsing internet on this phone is pretty fast. The built-in browser called Netfront v4.1, can also perfectly accommodate the users with a great internet experience. Moreover, the browser itself can also display the whole HTML element perfectly.
Samsung Market Place
Last but not least, the other great thing that you can get from this phone is the access to the market place called Samsung Apps, where you can download free or paid applications dedicated for this phone.
Bottom line, as a Java-based cell phone, Samsung S5610 definitely will be compared to the other low-end cell phones that also run in Java platform.
However, the things that make this phone special with other contenders are the support of powerful 5MP camera and 3.5G connection (HSDPA). Well, compared to many other low-end cell phones out there, the support 5MP camera can be considered as great for low-end cell phone. The screen size of this phone is also pretty wide for Java cell phones that mostly use around 2 inch - 2.2 inch screen.
So basically, if you are looking for a portable cell phone at affordable price, then Samsung S5610 is still a good option to pick. However, if the price of this phone is still higher than other portable smart phones in the market, say, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro, then I absolutely recommend you to pick X10 Mini Pro Instead of Samsung S5610.