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Samsung SCH-i760 Review

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Performance:

We used Spb Benchmark to compare the Samsung i760 system performance with other PocketPC Phones.

Samsung SCH-i760 Review
The 400MHz processor on the i760 does a good job of opening applications fast and does not get sluggish even when several programs are up and running at the same time, unlike on the Q9m. However, as with all smartphones, we recommend closing unused “background” applications to free-up the memory.

While the reception of the i760 is equal to most other Smartphones, the call quality is by far one of the worst we have experienced, due to the earpiece speaker. We were able to use the i760 all over South East Florida with no call connection problems. EV-DO was solid and reliable for web browsing and data usage, and Wi-Fi worked without any issues. The problem with the call quality seems to be limited only to the earpiece speaker. When listening to someone talk, it sounds like there is a very loud buzzing sound. Raising and lowering the volume does not affect it. The only work-around was to use a wired headset or Bluetooth headset. When using either one, the call quality problem was eliminated and calls sounded fine. We are unsure if this problem with the earpiece is limited to only our demo unit, or is more widespread.

Samsung includes both a Standard 1040mAh Battery and Extended 1500mAh mAh battery with the i760. This is truly unique, as most manufactures want you to pay extra and purchase the extended battery. Samsung rates the Standard battery at 3.5 hours Talk Time or 8 days Standby Time, and the Extended Battery at 5 hours Talk Time or 13 days of Standby Time. Our tests resulted in the Standard battery lasting 3.5 hours of Talk Time, but only 4 days of Standby time, while the Extended Battery got up to 5 hours of Talk Time or 9 days of Standby Time.
Regardless in the differences in standby time that our tests showed, it is encouraging to see that both batteries are included.


Conclusion:

The Samsung i760 is currently by far the most advanced Smartphone available from Verizon Wireless. We are impressed by the incorporation of the Windows Mobile 6 Professional operating system, 2.8” QVGA touch-screen, and sliding QWERTY keypad. As well as EV-DO, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), and Bluetooth for data connections. The i760 is truly a device for the business professional that is looking for an advanced smartphone that is capable of doing many tasks. The only drawback is that for call quality, the earpiece speaker is not as good as most other phones, so we highly recommend using a Bluetooth headset for placing and receiving calls.

Pros

  • Windows Mobile 6 Professional operating system
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Wi-Fi
  • MicroSD
  • Two batteries included

Cons

  • Cal Quality through earpiece speaker
  • EV-DO limited to Rev 0
  • Lack of style
  • Heavy
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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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