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Samsung Soul Review

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Performance:

How do we feel about talking through our soul? - not very good. Voices are heard as monotonous and unreal, sometimes fading. However, at the other end of the line, the volume is perfect, and the sound is slightly sharp, but very pleasant at the same time.

The loudspeaker is hardly useful, since the voices are heard as heavily clipped and unreal. However, that will make it easier for you to dub robot movies from the 80s.

We were very reserved towards the battery test, since usually, large displays for Samsung phone, means short lasting talk times. That’s why we were so impressed with the results; Soul provided a little bit over five hours. This could be due to the fact that the screen powers off extremely quickly, thus saving energy.


Samsung Soul Review
Conclusion:

The big question is „Is it worth buying a new soul? It is irrelevant whether you’ve already sold yours to the devil or haven't, because we cannot give you a definite answer.

The truth is that we expected much more from the company’s new line top model. And so we were disappointed from the fact that only the design and the music player are of high quality. The heavily advertized MagicalTouch pad is not impressive at all (when compared to KF600). The rest of the elements are at a descent level, which we do not think is enough for a widely expected top model like the Soul.

It’s strange that the alias given to the device by the manufacturer fits it very well. Samsung Soul has a strange element, call it spirit if you will, which makes us like it despite the test results. You will probably feel the same way, as if something beyond the metal cover and the lack of innovative ideas, will attract you and whisper in your ear that this is the right phone for you.

Pros

  • Beautiful design
  • User-friendly, quality music player
  • Very good picture quality outdoors and in macro mode

Cons

  • Half of the navigation buttons require pressing, and the rest do not
  • Average sound quality
PhoneArena rating:
8.5
User rating:
8.9 6 Reviews
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. 000Lance (unregistered)


This is the best cell ever..... I'm gonna get one for sure !!!!

posted on 08 Jul 2008, 03:17

2. ahmad (unregistered)


good one, nice beauty looks

posted on 10 Aug 2008, 10:14

3. chrisgreek (unregistered)


i'm gonna buy it,thats for sure.Samsung Magical Touch ur my dream phone.

posted on 12 Aug 2008, 13:04

4. MUSICLOVER (unregistered)


ABSOLUTELY PERFECT

posted on 05 Dec 2008, 18:19

5. (unregistered)


Awesome hardware let down by a dated, unintuative, inflexible interface, few options for true customisation compared to modern phones and so many irritating interface design flaws that it becomes an utter pain to use day-to-day. Seriously, the interface designers need to make a hell of a lot of effort if I am ever to buy a Samsung again - ten years behind Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Apple in terms of usability.

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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.17 x 1.94 x 0.50 inches
(106 x 49.5 x 12.9 mm)
3.95 oz  (112 g)
Battery880 mAh, 3.6 hours talk time

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