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ETEN M600+ PocketPC Review

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Performance:

Thanks to the relatively powerful processor (400 MHz), M600+ works fine for regular usage and until you do not load too complex applications you should not experience problems. The navigation through the menus is quick, as well as opening folders and notes… but it's totally different when you start doing something more serious. Despite the pretty high clock rate, the processor is not among the most powerful ones and it has difficulties loading large pictures for example.

The sound quality is awful! We're not sure if the problem is with the model or our phone particularly, but the sound is just terrible. In a noisy environment almost nothing is heard, and even the loudspeaker's volume is not high enough. The microphone quality is also pretty low and the other party will hardly hear what you're saying.

The battery is not the most powerful; it has a capacity of 1440 mAh and can supply the phone for a few days. Complete recharging takes a couple of hours, but thanks to the convenient Cradle, the phone was there almost all the time so we hardly ever experienced lower than 70% charge during the tests. That's why we rarely had a look at the status and one day we woke up later than we should have, because the phone had switched off and the alarm (even two) did not set off at the scheduled time. The strange thing is that the phone had enough battery power to boot up but the alarm did not ring (with the phone powered down). The manufacturer claims the battery lasts for up to four hours of talk time and up to 200 hours in standby mode.

Conclusion:

The Eten M600+ is a Pocket PC Phone and as expected it offers a lot – but nothing more than the standard functionality. A plus is the large amount of integrated memory (256MB), but despite the powerful processor (400 MHz) you should not expect miracles. The display is a standard one and does not stand out neither in terms of quality, nor in size. The major problem is the basic phone functions – the ringtone volume is not high enough and the sound quality during conversation in both directions is low, distorted and annoying. Design-wise it's pretty ordinary and does not catch the eye, while a bad impression comes also because of the fact that the buttons are not lit and are inconvenient to use.

Pros

  • Windows Mobile for PocketPCPhones Operating System.
  • 256MB Built-in memory; standard SD slot for expansion.
  • 2-megapixel camera with flash.
  • Quad-band GSM  

Cons

  • Awful sound quality.
  • Slow data (GPRS only).
  • Keys are not lighted up.
  • No hardware
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Eten M600+

Eten M600+

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 5.0
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Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 400 MHz, Samsung S3C 2440 processor
64 MB RAM
Size4.40 x 2.40 x 0.86 inches
(111.5 x 60.5 x 22 mm)
5.82 oz  (165 g)
Battery1440 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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