Anyway, besides Android-based smart phones, this vendor also has some other line up to show off to the public. This time, another touch screen phone called Samsung Monte S5620 is rolled out to the cell phone market. Okay then, in this
Samsung Monte S5620 review, I would like to show you some prominent aspects of this phone that are worth knowing.
Samsung Monte S5620 Review
- Type: Samsung Monte S5620
- Release Date: 2010, March
- Price Purchased: $169.99
- Vendor: Samsung
Phone Specs: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors, 240 x 400 pixels, 3.0 inches, TouchWiz UI 2.0 Plus, Java MIDP 2.0, 3.5mm jack, 200 MB Internal storage, microSD up to 16GB, Wi-Fi, 3.15 MP Camera, GPS, See Full specs.
- Awesome design | WiFi and HSDPA supports | FM recording support | Touch Wiz looks wonderful.
- Screen specs are still below the standard of nowadays smart phones | No Android or Bada OS, only Samsung proprietary operating system | Camera quality is mediocre | No LED flash
- Bottom line, Samsung Monte S5620 is one other Samsung creation that doesn’t base Android or Bada OS, so practically, so it’s kind of outdated these days. The absence of LED flash also gives impression that Samsung doesn’t really spill its great effort on camera aspect. However, if you get this phone at the lower price than other Android devices, then Samsung Monte S5620 still makes you a great buyer.
|Samsung Monte S5620 Review|
The first thing that I want to explore in this Samsung Monte S5620 review is the design aspect.
Samsung Monte S5620 looks really unique and different than the other Samsung creations that utilize touch screen technology. The design of this phone looks sophisticated only on the front side. On the other hand, when you turn it around to the back cover, it looks pretty bulky and oval in out curve shape. What I really like from the design is the orange trimming that wraps up only the left side and right side. The combination of colors, shape and orange trimming really make it look kind of rare or unique than the other contenders around the market.
The other interesting thing to talk about on the design aspect is the rounded shape of this phone. As you can see, the rounded shape on the bottom position looks much larger than on the top of device. Overall, I’m really impressed with the whole design of this phone and its unique shape.
Touch screen smart phones mostly have the same standard layout that makes them all identical. That’s why, the second thing that is worth exploring in this Samsung Monte S5620 review is the layout of each element on this phone.
On the front position, there are a wide 3.0 inch touch screen, front-face camera and 3 main physical buttons. The design of these 3 main buttons is also pretty cool. The middle button looks integrated alongside the other 2 buttons. And the metallic trimming below the left and right buttons also makes a great accent to the whole design.
The wide 3.0 inch touch screen that dominates the front side of this phone brings some standard specs with the support of 256K colors and 240x400 pixel screen resolution. The user interface looks pretty impressive and bright. The colors are also presented in really solid display.
Interface and Functionality
On the screen, you are given with 3-page Homescreen, which can be added with your favorite widgets or shortcuts. There are also virtual keys on the bottom position to navigate to the Keypad menu, Phonebook and the Main menu. Pressing or touching the touch screen is such an enjoyable experience. The screen is also pretty responsive, although some late responses always happen when sliding the main menu to the left or right.
The Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate has also been injected to the screen capability, enabling users to slide this phone in the landscape mode from normal vertical position, or other way around. However, this feature seems not giving a fast response every time you turn this phone from normal vertical mode into the landscape mode. Sometimes, the auto-rotate doesn't response at all, even when you shake this phone, this feature still doesn't work.
The 3.15MP camera has been equipped on the back. So snapping your favorite moments with this camera can result an average/mediocre quality of photos. But it’s still nice to have this camera on this phone. Not to mention, the front-face camera in CIF quality can be found on the front side, above the screen.
Samsung Monte S5620 comes with some major features that you normally see on any smart phones. If you love browsing internet wherever you’re on the go, the HSDPA and WiFi connections can be your best buddy. And if you like listening to the radio broadcast, the Stereo FM radio with FM recording support is you best destination. You can also find route direction easily with GPS support on this phone. Last but not least, if you want to get instant updates right away from your Facebook or Twitter account, the SNS integration gives you the access to that.
Bottom line, Samsung Monte S5620 is deployed to the market in the hopes to grasp public demands of mid-end smart phones. What makes this phone stand out around the crowd is definitely its unique design. As I mentioned earlier in this Samsung Monte S5620 review, the combination of shape, colors and the most importantly, the orange trimming really make Samsung Monte S5620 unique and rare than the other competitors around the market.
Although the screen specs of this phone are still below the standard of nowadays touch screen phones, Samsung Monte S5620 proves itself as a solid built smart phone at the mid-end price range.