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Samsung Lindy M5650 Review

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Samsung Lindy M5650 Review
This is a global GSM phone, it can be used with AT&T's 1900MHz 3G band, and with T-Mobile without 3G.

Introduction and Design:


Samsung Lindy M5650 Review
Samsung Lindy M5650 Review
Samsung´s youthful series, the Corby line-up, has been quite a success so far and the forefather of the family, the Corby S3650 that we have recently reviewed has been selling great. Kids and teens make for a market niche that is truly difficult to please, since they are more easily influenced by all the rage trends established by mainstream media and tend to have more liquid views and swiftly varying taste. Perhaps this is why the Corby range is one of the most rapidly evolving cell phone families today and new models with diverse extra features and orientation are springing like mushrooms. Oddly enough, the Samsung Lindy M5650 is not a member of the mentioned family aalthough we´ve caught wind of an almost identical handset called the Corby Beat M3710, with the only difference being the latter will roll out without 3G support.

The overall design of the device is similar to that of the Corby S3650 and it´s not by chance that we came to call it “the Corby on steroids” when we first saw it. The outer appearance of the Samsung Lindy M5650 cannot be altered with the help of motley panels, but its glossy front side is more than eye-catchy, not to mention the blue (actually cyan) color scheme of our unit did hit the headlines with us.

The overall design of the Samsung Lindy M5650 is similar to that of the Corby S3650 - Samsung Lindy M5650 Review
The overall design of the Samsung Lindy M5650 is similar to that of the Corby S3650 - Samsung Lindy M5650 Review
The overall design of the Samsung Lindy M5650 is similar to that of the Corby S3650 - Samsung Lindy M5650 Review

The overall design of the Samsung Lindy M5650 is similar to that of the Corby S3650


Samsung Lindy M5650 Review

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The Samsung Lindy M5650 is equipped with 2.8-inch capacitive screen with QVGA resolution and as expected, its sensitivity is quite good and makes typing away using the screen keyboard (actually you´ve got a standard, alphanumeric layout only) an easy and enjoyable thing. All hardware buttons are great, feature proper travel and feel easy to press. The keys to control the audio player are actually one of the noticeable differences in the design of the Samsung Lindy M5650 as compared to the Corby. They make the body of the newer handset a bit elongated, which in terms gives it a seemingly slightly thinner look.

Samsung Lindy M5650 Review
Samsung Lindy M5650 Review
The hardware keys - Samsung Lindy M5650 Review
  

The hardware keys



The presence of 3.5mm jack and microUSB port is a truly pleasing novelty. The phone comes boxed with a headset, wall charger and USB cable, all of them equipped with proper tips. Unfortunately, the microSD slot is hidden beneath the battery, meaning replacing the expansion card is a relatively harder task.

A 3.5mm jack is present - The sides of the Samsung Lindy M5650 - Samsung Lindy M5650 Review
The microSD slot under the battery - The sides of the Samsung Lindy M5650 - Samsung Lindy M5650 Review

A 3.5mm jack is present

The microSD slot under the battery

The sides of the Samsung Lindy M5650 - Samsung Lindy M5650 Review
The sides of the Samsung Lindy M5650 - Samsung Lindy M5650 Review

The sides of the Samsung Lindy M5650



As a whole, the Samsung Lindy M5650 is one of the most likeable mainstream devices on the market today. This is mainly due to the pleasing color scheme that we believe quite a few young people will certainly find appealing.

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posted on 18 Feb 2011, 08:01

1. annasofia (unregistered)


hi, can i ask how to easily get the settings for gprs of the samsung lindy? because even if i have enough loead, i cant surf the internet. i can only surf through wifi.

posted on 18 Feb 2011, 08:10

2. annasofia18 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


i cant connect to the internet using load, pls send me the handset settings...

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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.17 x 2.24 x 0.47 inches
(106 x 57 x 12 mm)
3.46 oz  (98 g)
Battery960 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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