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Samsung SCH-i760 Review

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Themes

The customization of the User Interface on the i760 is almost limitless. There are seven themes that you can choose from (Guava Bubbles, Mits, Verizon, Windows Default, Windows Mobile Green, Orange, and Yellow), with the ability to change the Today Screen items, Start List, and background image. Users coming from Windows Mobile 5 will have no problems navigating through the menus on the i760, since they are laid out almost identically. Clicking on Start will give you a list of recently used applications, as well as quick-links to all the programs and settings on the device. Once again, it is recommend to use the stylus for navigation than the D-pad. Menu response time is good, and much faster than what we experienced when using the Motorola Q9m.


Phonebook:

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Samsung SCH-i760 Review
The phonebook of a Windows Mobile 6 device is not much different from the phone book of WM5. It has no restrictions on the amount of contacts that can be added and depends only on the memory available. When you open the phonebook, all contacts are displayed as a list; each field consists of the name and the number of the contact, while a letter placed beside them indicates what the type of the number is (w – work; m – mobile, etc.). Pictures are not displayed even if there is one attached to the contact.

The area at the top of the screen is a search field, which starts searching through the names and numbers on entering a symbol. The more symbols you type, the more accurate the match is. We found it quite useful. It searches all the names entered for the contact, but if you want to find by other field like “company” for example, you have to use the “Search” application. There are tabs with different letters (divided in groups of three) just below it. This way you can arrange the contacts so that only the ones beginning with a given letter are displayed. These two search features are quite handy and they make finding a particular contact in the phonebook very quick.

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When adding a new name to the phonebook, the device offers too many fields to type in. Including multiple work and home numbers, but there’s only one field for mobile, something quite inconvenient as that’s exactly where we wanted to add multiple numbers to. The numerous address, e-mail and other fields are a bit over-the-top as we don’t see anyone filling all of these out. It would have been a lot easier if the most frequently used fields are highlighted or were located at the top of the list. We would choose this to be done with the Name, Picture, Mobile number and e-mail fields and thus finding them would have been easy, eliminating the need to go through the long list.

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Personal photos and ringtones can be assigned to each contact, with no restriction on the size of the pictures, but when someone calls, they are shown quite small on the screen. This makes having PictureID almost useless. You can also add a note to each contact.

Dialer:

You can dial a phone number not included in your contacts by inputting its numbers, which can be done by either bringing up the digital dial pad or by using the physical buttons. To display the digital dial pad on the screen, you have to press the green Send button once. Then you input the numbers using the stylus. When using the physical buttons, the display will only show the number you are dialing and any matching numbers from the phonebook. When pressing the buttons you will start imputing the digits of a possible number, but at the same time you will search the phone book as if imputing a text by a predictive text input system. So, to call John you can press 5-6-4-6 and the matching contacts will be shown in the list.


Organizer:

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Alarms

World Clock

Alarms can be directly accessed through the home screen by tapping on the clock. There are three independent alarms, and they all can be configured to be active for certain days of the week, and you can also assign names and different sounds to each of them. All alarms can be active simultaneously, and overall they are easy to use and do what they are supposed to. We are somewhat disappointed that there are only 3 alarms, since that is the same number that was included in WM5.

The next tab in this menu is “Time”, where there is a field called Visiting that can be used as a World Clock. The “More” tab shows an option for the clock to be displayed on the title bar of all the menus.

In the phone menu you can find your electronic calendar, where you can save your appointments. They have options for subject, starting/ending time/all day event, location, and notes. You can use options like: Reminder (PRIOR NOTICE 1/5/10/15/30 minutes, 1 hour/day/week), Recurrence (Once, Every (same-day-of-the-week), Day (same-date) of every month, Every (same date-date-and-month) for every year, and Sensitivity (normal, personal, private, confidential). You can also add Attendees (required or optional) from your contacts where e-mail addresses have been added and where meeting requests will be sent.

Viewing the calendar can be done by the day, week, or month, and you can choose starting day for the week and the week duration (5-6-7-day week). The appointments for the day are clearly shown in their time limits, so you can see your free time at a glance. This is one of the new features of WM6 compared to WM5.

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Week

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Calculator - Samsung SCH-i760 Review

Tasks

Calculator

Separate from the Calendar is the Tasks Menu. For a given Task you can set Subject, Priority (normal, low, high), Start/Due Date, Reminder (to be notified if it’s due), Category (business, holiday, personal, seasonal) and Note. The Task can have Recurrence (Once, Every), Day (same-date) of every month, Every (same date-and-month) for every year and Sensitivity (normal, personal, private, confidential). Examining the tasks in a list you can easily see which of them are finished and which are not. The tasks options can be: Sort By (status, priority, subject, start date, due date) or Filter (all, recent, no categories, active, completed).

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File Explorer


The Calculator
is located under the Programs menu, and is slightly improved over Windows Mobile 6 Standard. You can do basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, but there are also options for percentages, square roots, and memory keys (C, MC, MR, M+).

File Explorer is the mobile version of Windows Explorer, and it allows you to view the content of the phone’s internal memory and of the card memory, reaching even to the system folders and files. You are not limited to viewing only the phone types of files, but you can see all system files.




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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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