Samsung Giorgio Armani ReviewSamsung Giorgio Armani 9
Typing a new message in done via the on-screen numeric keypad. It is just like with a normal phone, the only difference being that the keyboard is visualized on the display. You can either type by pressing the key until you get to the desired letter, or by using T9 predictive text input system. An interesting feature is that, if you use the triple-tap method, the characters will change with each pressing, reflecting the changed option.
A wizard tries to help when the settings for email are input, by “predicting” the email servers from the username. Unfortunately it isn’t based on real information about different popular servers (such as Google Mail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, etc) and doesn’t really give the proper settings each time. Once the email is (manually) set, one can configure the settings for downloading. The emails can be limited to download headers only (or whole content) as well as by traffic: up to 100, 200 or 300KB.
The Giorgio Armani-Samsung phone is a tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) and, unfortunately, only one frequency can be used in the USA, which means that its use will be restricted to some areas only. Like the Prada, 3G support is missing.
Unlike the Prada which only featured WAP browser, Samsung Georigio Armani disposes of a full HTML internet browser that renders the pages as on a computer. The main problem here is the slow data, which means that a heavy HTML page will take almost age to load through the EDGE, instead of through 3G, which the phone lacks. Once it happens, you can move around the page either by touching it and pointing in any of the directions, or by using the arrows. The inconvenient thing is that it doesn’t really “move” around the page but moves to the next (in the direction) link. An option allows you to fit the whole page on the screen and then zoom on selected area, similar to the iPhone, which helps you to easily navigate to the part you want to see.
For wired connection to a computer, the phone comes with USB cable in the box. Once the phone is connected, it asks you to choose one of three modes: PC Studio, Media player, Mass storage. The last one is most convenient for data transfer, while the first is used for synchronization with the software from the phone set.
1. amar (unregistered)
the ultimate in slick gangsta theis fne is awesome no better looking fne then this at the moment although the 8800 arte might have to say something beautiful armani and samsung combo many people say copy of prada but it might be based n that but armani has made it better along with samsung size and features
2. .... (unregistered)
No way.. Absolutelty useless. this phone is slow and unreliable. i text constantly and after texting once on this phone i gave up. not recomended for people with nails as screen does not respond to much. came up with messages such as "are you really exit" and "are you retry" your paying for the name not the phone. stick to usual makes. took mine back the next day after purchase.
3. jpvenkatesan (unregistered)
it is 100%true that totaly useless phone..speed very very slow,but design and outlook very nice..
4. Kathy D' (unregistered)
DON"T BUY THIS PHONE!!!! The phone drops calls, shuts off automatically, try to make a call...find the screen and if hit that key to get the screen you get the menu...instead. The WORST phone ever...so what it's a designer...SUCK...if my husband didn't spend alots of $$$$ for it I would of boxed it and put it away.....