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Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review

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Interface and Functionality:

Since Samsung appears to be predominantly focused on cell phones equipped with touch sensitive screens, the interface of their devices without such a display has remained virtually untouched for quite some time now. In other words, the Samsung Diva folder S5150 runs almost the same software as the Samsung SGH-G400 that is almost two years old now. One of the extra features of said interface is you are allowed to place shortcuts directly onto the home screen to gain quick access to various functions.

The home screen and main menu themes of Samsung Diva folder S5150 - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
The home screen and main menu themes of Samsung Diva folder S5150 - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
The home screen and main menu themes of Samsung Diva folder S5150 - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
The home screen and main menu themes of Samsung Diva folder S5150 - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
The home screen and main menu themes of Samsung Diva folder S5150 - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review

The home screen and main menu themes of Samsung Diva folder S5150


It is not that the interface is bad really, plus it´s easy to get used to. Still, we would like to see the software evolve. Moreover, except for the specific phone themes, there is simply no other software feature to tip you off the phone is intended for women (judging by the software alone). Samsung could have done better and added extras like woman´s calendar, cook book or driving lessons (a joke, of course). After all, Diva Collection 2010 is dubbed “exclusive cell phone series designed for the fairer sex”.

Two years ago, internet browser like Access NetFront 3.5 could have passed for a proper application (for a feature phone). In 2010, however, it looks downright antiquated and the lack of 3G and Wi-Fi functionality equates to limited usability and in the case of simple, less complex websites only.

Access NetFront 3.5 browser - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
Access NetFront 3.5 browser - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review

Access NetFront 3.5 browser


 
The Samsung Diva folder S5150 integrates a 3.2-megapixel camera without autofocus and flash. It´s interesting that its interface runs in landscape mode, something almost unheard of with clamshell handsets. The snapshot quality is good for such a camera, with realistic colors and enough details. The limited video capture capabilities (QVGA resolution at 12 frames per second) mean you will never actually come to use the feature.

The camera interface of Samsung Diva folder S5150 - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
The camera interface of Samsung Diva folder S5150 - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
The camera interface of Samsung Diva folder S5150 - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
The camera interface of Samsung Diva folder S5150 - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review

The camera interface of Samsung Diva folder S5150


Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
Outdoor samples - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
Outdoor samples - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
Outdoor samples - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review

Outdoor samples


Strong light - Indoor samples - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
Medium light - Indoor samples - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Indoor samples



The Samsung Diva folder S5150 sports a good audio player with quite a few content filtering and track recognition options. You also get an FM radio with RDS. We didn’t have the chance to test the boxed headset pair, but the loudspeaker delivers decent sound. We plugged in one of our earphone sets and were able to relish audio playback with relatively pleasing quality.

The Samsung Diva folder S5150 sports a good audio player - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
The Samsung Diva folder S5150 sports a good audio player - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
The Samsung Diva folder S5150 sports a good audio player - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
The Samsung Diva folder S5150 sports a good audio player - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
FM Radio - The Samsung Diva folder S5150 sports a good audio player - Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
    

FM Radio

The Samsung Diva folder S5150 sports a good audio player


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


Ok really Samsung?

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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size3.70 x 1.85 x 0.69 inches
(94 x 47 x 17.4 mm)
2.92 oz  (83 g)
Battery800 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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