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Samsung SGH-D780 Review

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Connectivity:

Samsung D780 is a tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900) and this makes it fully usable only on the territory of Europe and Asia. It doesn’t support 3G or even EDGE, and you will have to be satisfied by the GPRS Internet connection. The browser is WAP 2.0 and cannot open correctly even the classical Google page. More complicated pages make it absolutely useless.

Internet Browser - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Internet Browser - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Internet Browser - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Internet Browser - Samsung SGH-D780 Review

Internet Browser


For local connectivity, you have the built-in Bluetooth 2.0 or USB cable. The phone supports A2DP as well, which allows it to transmit stereo music wirelessly.


Camera:
Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Samsung SGH-D780 Review


The camera on the back of the phone is 2-megapixel and has only a small mirror. The interface is similar to the rest of the models of the manufacturer and it’s easy to use. The interesting thing here is that we have ISO sensitivity settings, which is usually seen in higher-class cameraphones. The overall picture quality is average for the resolution. When taking a picture indoors (even in a well-lighted room), the images are quite blurry, and in a darker environment they are almost unusable.



Outdoor Samples - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung SGH-D780 Review

Outdoor Samples


Strong Light - Indoor Samples - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Medium Light - Indoor Samples - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Low Light - Indoor Samples - Samsung SGH-D780 Review

Strong Light

Medium Light

Low Light

Indoor Samples



The video camera can record clips in CIF (352 x 288) resolution with 30 fps. They are of good quality and considering the low class of the phone, we were impressed.

Samsung SGH-D780 sample video at 352x288 pixels resolution


Multimedia:

The music player has a simplified and easy to use interface. It offers options for song repeat, shuffle, 3D sound and equalizer, but it lacks any sorting options. Luckily, there is an option for background music listening which enables you to use the rest of the phone features at the same time. In addition, there is a FM radio. We were nicely surprised by the loud and clear sound, coming out of the loudspeaker, while we were listening to music from the radio and the player.

Music Player - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Samsung SGH-D780 Review
FM Radio - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Samsung SGH-D780 Review

Music Player

 

FM Radio

 

Video player - Samsung SGH-D780 Review
Video player - Samsung SGH-D780 Review

Video player



The video player has a full screen option, not shown on the menu, which is activated by pressing #. The bad news is that H263 videos in QVGA resolution (the same of the display) do not play.











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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)


10 for average joe is farfatched, i doubt that an average joe would have 2 handsets.

posted on 07 Aug 2008, 16:33

2. Mjgio10494 (unregistered)


My dad does. Even this phone would be too complicated for him though. Haha.

posted on 08 Aug 2008, 03:26

3. (unregistered)


in some countries Average Joe would like to use 2 handsets with different carriers in order to save money from bills

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 04:03

4. (unregistered)


and he should realize that he's not actually saving that much and has to deal with the inconvenience of having 2 phones...

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:34

5. kingsley Duru (unregistered)


pls my name is Kingsley Duru, Am from Owerri in Imo State of Nigeria. I bought the Samsung SGH D780 Dual Sim phone for about 1yr now. It was working efficiently and I have been enjoying using it. However it later developed a camera fault, that whenever I apply the camera button, it will be displaying Preview Error. Again, whenever I want to play music from my memory card or from the phone,on applying the button, it will not play, rather an information will be displayed "Not Supported Content". Pls I need help on this problems as I cant afford loosing this phone.

Thanks, Kingsley

posted on 12 Sep 2011, 08:37

6. kingsley Duru (unregistered)


pls my name is Kingsley Duru, Am from Owerri in Imo State of Nigeria. I bought the Samsung SGH D780 Dual Sim phone for about 1yr now. It was working efficiently and I have been enjoying using it. However it later developed a camera fault, that whenever I apply the camera button, it will be displaying Preview Error. Again, whenever I want to play music from my memory card or from the phone,on applying the button, it will not play, rather an information will be displayed "Not Supported Content". Pls I need help on this problems as I cant afford loosing this phone.

Thanks, Kingsley

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Display2.1 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (190 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.52 x 1.95 x 0.61 inches
(115 x 49.6 x 15.7 mm)
3.84 oz  (109 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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