Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review
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What the Samsung Diva folder S5150 shines with (aside from the glossy material it´s made from) is the in-call quality it delivers and we rate it close to perfect. Voices were loud and realistic on both ends of the line, with just a soft sharp ring to them, but you can easily fix the problem by decreasing the volume a bit.
The battery is robust and a single charge gives about 7 hours of continuous talk time and 20 days of stand-by.
The Samsung Diva folder S5150 is disappointing in many respects. Far be it from us to pass judgment on the overall appeal of such a handset (with mostly men on our team), all ladies we polled stated they were unimpressed by its design. Still, we cannot simply rule out the possibility that some women may be indeed attracted by it. We are, however, of the opinion that Samsung could and should have shown better concern by providing software for women and refreshing the now ageing interface for feature phones. Moreover, we have noticed the manufacturer has the disturbing tendency to overprice its devices designed for the fairer sex and sell them for much more than what they are worth. This, of course, gives unisex models like the Nokia 3710 fold and Sony Ericsson Jalou a competitive edge, since they offer quite similar functionality.
Having reviewed the couple of models from the Diva Colletion 2010, we cannot but ask ourselves the question “Why aren´t there any high-tech devices for women?” We believe that many women today would not disregard the chance to get a device with improved functionality, better camera and multimedia features. What they are offered instead, however, is yet another receiver with offbeat design. Doesn’t seem fair, does it?
- Excellent in-call quality
- Robust battery
- Cool external display
- Unusable in direct sunlight
- Subpar multimedia capabilities
- No 3.5mm headphone jack
- Antiquated internet browser
- No specific software for women
Samsung Diva folder S5150 Review - Performance and Conclusion