Samsung SCH-i760 Review
Other than using the slide out QWERTY keyboard, we believe that the on-screen keyboard is the fastest and most convenient way to input text, but if you train the other methods, they can also be quite handy. Combined with the T9 predictive system, entering text with the i760 is quick and easy to accomplish.
Located in the same messaging screen the option to add your E-Mail account (POP3 or IMAP) and to use it on your mobile phone. Windows Mobile 6 already supports HTML formatted e-mails. The client is very similar to the Outlook on a computer. You can filter your inbox to see just some results, reply to message or forward it to other person. The support for attachments allows you to download or send one, in addition to the text body.
Windows Mobile 6 comes preloaded with the mobile version of Live! Messenger (MSN). Your Windows Live account will be added in Messaging when you add your associated E-Mail account. This is the only Instant Messaging program that comes pre-loaded, so you will have to download AIM or other messenger programs that you wish to use.
Bluetooth Ver 2.0 is mainly used for connecting to other nearby devices, such as accessories (earpieces, car-kits, multimedia devices) and for data transfer (transfer of files to/from another phone/PC).
You can also connect the phone to a computer by using the included USB data cable, but you are required to install the included Microsoft Active Sync program on your PC first in order to achieve an easy synchronization between the phone and Microsoft Outlook.
With Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) you can connect to a wireless LAN network, use it as an Internet source, print, and view the shared documents and folders on your PC. This is the preferred way to connect to the Internet while at home, since it can be faster than relying on the EV-DO Rev 0 for the data.
As with all Windows Mobile phones, the i760 comes equipped with Mobile Internet Explorer for HTML web browsing. It is recommended to open the QWERTY keypad to place the display into Landscape mode while viewing web site. Internet Explorer has the option of One Column View for avoiding horizontal scrolling, and in this mode everything is arranged one column below another, and therefore the original layout of the site is no longer preserved. When using Desktop View, the browser does not correctly display most sites, and they are again shown differently from a standard PC, which requires a lot of scrolling in both directions. Either way, it is impossible for the Mobile IE program is display web pages as they would appear on a PC due to the small screen size on the phone, but it is still a step-up from using a WAP browser.
1. Mr JET (unregistered) posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55 0 0
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.
2. trikster2 (unregistered) posted on 15 Nov 2007, 09:10 0 0
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.
3. hanson (unregistered) posted on 15 Dec 2007, 19:33 0 0
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.
4. Ray (unregistered) posted on 30 Dec 2007, 10:57 0 0
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.
5. Autoboy2000 (unregistered) posted on 31 May 2008, 15:33 0 0
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?
6. mdvga (unregistered) posted on 18 Jun 2008, 13:20 0 0
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
7. secretkpr9 (unregistered) posted on 20 Aug 2008, 17:11 0 0
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.
10. (unregistered) posted on 13 Oct 2008, 15:42 0 0
yeah sounds to me like that dude just likes to complain...... now secretkpr9 ur cool but the whatever ur name is a whiner!
8. FlipItBig_dot_com (unregistered) posted on 28 Aug 2008, 09:07 0 0
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.
9. (unregistered) posted on 24 Sep 2008, 15:39 0 0
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.
11. (unregistered) posted on 13 Oct 2008, 15:44 0 0
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!
12. jawadjawadjawad posted on 17 Sep 2012, 09:27 0 0
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