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Samsung SCH-i760 Review

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When looking at the i760 for the first time, it appears to be more bulky than most other smartphones. This is only due to its thick design and slide-out QWERTY keypad, but when comparing the actual size specifications, we see that it is smaller in height and width.

Samsung SCH-i760 Review
Samsung SCH-i760 Review
Samsung SCH-i760 Review
Samsung SCH-i760 (left and bottom), LG VX9900 (right and above) - Samsung SCH-i760 Review
Samsung SCH-i760 (left and bottom), LG VX9900 (right and above) - Samsung SCH-i760 Review
Samsung SCH-i760 (left and bottom), LG VX9900 (right and above) - Samsung SCH-i760 Review

Samsung SCH-i760 (left and bottom), LG VX9900 (right and above)


Model Dimension (Inches) Dimension (mm) Weight (oz) Weight (Gramms)
Samsung SCH-i760 4.49" x 2.28" x 0.76" 114 x 57.9 x 19
5.29 150
Motorola Q9m 4.64" x 2.63" x 0.47" 118 x 67 x 11.9 4.76 135
XV6700 4.25" x 2.3" x 1" 103 x 44 x 17 6.10 172


2.8 inches Display - Samsung SCH-i760 Review

2.8 inches Display

The overall construction of the phone is solid, and is made out of black plastic. Sliding the QWERTY keyboard open and close is easy to do with one hand, since it is spring loaded for easy access.

The front of the phone is dominated by the large 2.8” 240x320 pixel QVGA 65k color display. Since the operating system is not designed for finger-use, like the iPhone and LG Voyager, you will need to use the included stylus for menu navigation and for using the various applications. The display shows images and text quite well, with good color. Most of the time the display will be use in portrait mode, but when sliding open the QWERTY keypad, the image will rotate 90 degrees and be shown in landscape mode. Besides being used with text messaging and E-Mail, we found that the landscape mode also works best when using Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, as with most displays, it can be challenging to see while in direct sunlight.


D-pad and numeric keys - Samsung SCH-i760 Review

D-pad and numeric keys

Above the display is the earpiece with LED indicator that will let you know if Bluetooth or WiFi is enabled. Directly below the display you will find the 5-way navigational D-pad, left and right soft-key, clear, and numeric dialing keys. We found that using the D-pad to be a challenge when trying to navigate through the phone’s menus. It was much easier and intuitive to use the stylus, since that is how the software was designed to be used. The stylus works well and the operating system responds quite fast while using it. When not in use, the stylus can be inserted on the right side of the phone. The white backlit numeric keypad, while small, does its job well for providing easy access to dialing phone numbers. Located on the right side of the display is the End button, and on the left side is the Send button. The left edge of the phone has the volume rocker and microSD card slot. Along the top is the Power on/off button, and on the right side is the Camera, OK, and Start/Voice-Command buttons, with a 2.5mm headset jack. The Data/Charging port is on the bottom edge, with the 1.3MP Camera and flash located on the back above the battery.


Left side - Samsung SCH-i760 Review
Right side - Samsung SCH-i760 Review
Samsung SCH-i760 Review

Left side

Right side

 

Unlike most phones where the QWERTY keyboard open to the right, on the i760 it opens to the left, thus allowing the right hand to use the D-Pad. The QWERTY keypad shares the same white backlighting and is laid out in three rows. The buttons are spaced well and have a soft-touch rubber feel to them. We found typing text messages and E-mail on the i760 to be easy with the buttons providing good tactile feedback, except for the fact that we would like the Space button to be larger. Sometimes we accidentally pressed “V” or “B” since they are located on each side of the Space button. But after using it for a while, we were typing messages with no problems.

Samsung SCH-i760 Review
Samsung SCH-i760 Review


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Mr JET (unregistered)


I strongly disagree with your comments regarding call quality. I've had the piece over 3 weeks and at no time have I experienced poor call quaility. So far this phone has performed exactly as expected. I would venture that you reviewed a phone with a damaged / defective earpiece speaker.

posted on 15 Nov 2007, 09:10

2. trikster2 (unregistered)


I'm suprised there is no comment on the soft screen. Holding and playing with the i760 it's fantastic but then you touch the screen and it sort of gives. It's like touching the service of the LCD on your computer. It soft plastic that squishes in and makes weird designs. Very disconcerting and it makes you wonder how well it will hold up.

posted on 15 Dec 2007, 19:33

3. hanson (unregistered)


well freaking duh, thats the touchscreen! and um, mine dosent make any kind of "wierd designs." I also have experienced great call quality so far. and the speakerphone and voice commands are amazing.

posted on 30 Dec 2007, 10:57

4. Ray (unregistered)


Having upgraded from the SCH-i700 I have a couple comments on the i760. Cons: -No cradle -No data/charging cable (data cable only) -Stupid rubber flap that has to be moved out of the way to charge phone -Stylus flimsy -Buttons on side easy pressed during a call. Have hit the END button more than once while on a call -Have to install hack to use SDHC cards and 4 GB the limit so far -Why a 2.5mm headset jack when 100% of headphones are 3.5mm-forces you to buy an adapter PROS: -Great sound -Lock feature so screen not active if carrying in pocket -Great battery life Overall I like the phone.

posted on 31 May 2008, 15:33

5. Autoboy2000 (unregistered)


I am having a problem getting the phone sounds to come through my bluetooth headset. I have tried manipulating the settings and switching headsets and I still am unable to get sounds, other than the actual phone conversation play through the headset. When the phone dials, rings, gets a text message, or when using my GPS, those sounds play only through the phone speakers and not through the headset. Any ideas?

posted on 18 Jun 2008, 13:20

6. mdvga (unregistered)


I have been using the phone for over six months now. I think the battery life is really poor, even with the so-called "Extended life" batteries. If I am connected continuously to the internet, the battery goes flat in about 3-4 hours. I like the keyboard. Sometimes I have a hard time answering a second call when I'm already on another call. Text messages can only be sent to one person at a time even though I can type multiple phone numbers in the "To" field. No distribution lists for emails??? The screen is too small compared to my iPAQ 4355. I wish the Iphone worked with Verizon. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this phone to anyone. Still not ready for prime time in my opinion. mdvga

posted on 20 Aug 2008, 17:11

7. secretkpr9 (unregistered)


There may be something you are doing incorrectly in reference to multi-person messages. From day one I have been able to send messages to up to 10 people at once in either sms or mms modes. Now with the upgrade to mobile 6.1 it's even easier to send multiple person messages, and the coolest part is each individual message is threaded! How cool is that?!?! It took me a minute to get used to the side control start and end call buttons but you can get used to them. It's still difficult figuring out how to use the call holding features but I've found the easiest way is to do so from the soft touch screen. Overall, I think the features availabe with the phone are an amazing value for the price.

posted on 13 Oct 2008, 15:42

10. (unregistered)


yeah sounds to me like that dude just likes to complain...... now secretkpr9 ur cool but the whatever ur name is a whiner!

posted on 28 Aug 2008, 09:07

8. FlipItBig_dot_com (unregistered)


I have to say, I am very impressed with the Samsung SCH-i760. With the battery life, call quality, everything! The phone is very easy to use and navigate. I paid full price for the phone, while that was expensive, it was worth it. With this phone I am able to connect to any open WiFi network, establish a VPN connection to my remote equipment and manage many of my customers networks all from the comforts of my phone. I respond to nearly 100 emails a day through this phone and have never had the battery drain on me. Try having your laptop turned on, running on battery for 5 hours! just not going to happen. This device has allowed my customer service to increase, which ultimately increases my bottom line. I would love to see more apps available for the Windows Mobile 6 Pro though. Conclusion: 5 thumbs up! Great product.

posted on 24 Sep 2008, 15:39

9. (unregistered)


The i760 has been the best PDA I have had. I have had it replaced under warranty for camera issues 2 times. I now hear from our Verizon rep that the i760 is on "quarantine"at Verizon and cannot be sold. It's missing from their website also.

posted on 13 Oct 2008, 15:44

11. (unregistered)


yeah i know that sucks because i really want that phone and its been gone for like almost 2 months.... and im still waiting on it!

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 09:27

12. jawadjawadjawad (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


Can anyone tell me,,, Is this phone supports Sim card,,, because i haven'ted found sim card place.. please guide me and tell me about this i am very much upsets i bought it and my money gone

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Samsung SCH-i760

Samsung SCH-i760

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.0
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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 400 MHz, Samsung 2442 processor
64 MB RAM
Size4.49 x 2.28 x 0.76 inches
(114 x 57.9 x 19 mm)
5.29 oz  (150 g)
Battery1040 mAh, 3.5 hours talk time

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