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Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review

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The first thing most people think and say when they see the U100 is "how thin it is!", because it is extremely thin. In dark, unsaturated blue and black it looks classy and keeps the attention to the slim profile. It is made of math plastic and doesn't have the popular glossy finish, which helps for keeping it clean. Very slim and light weight, the U100 is held comfortable but is also put in any pocket without a hitch.

Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
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from left to right and top to bottom - SGH-U300, SGH-U100, SGH-U700 - Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
from left to right and top to bottom - SGH-U300, SGH-U100, SGH-U700 - Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
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Model

Dimension (Inches)

Dimension (MM)

Weight (OZ)

Weight (Gramms)

Samsung SGH-U100

4.15" x 2.0" x 0.2"

105.5 x 50 x 5.9

2,3

66

Samsung SGH-X820

4.4" x 2.0" x 0.3"

113 x 50 x 6,9

2,3

66

Motorola SLVR L9

4.5" x 1.9" x 0.5"

113.5 x 49 x 11.5

3,4

96

Latte Slim11b

4.2" x 1.7" x 0.4"

107 x 43 x 11

2,2

62



The U100 feels steadily in the hand, and its construction is excellent. The most frequent problem, the movement of the battery door, is lacking and it stays in its place unless you want to remove it.

Like in the X820 and other sibling models, the display here is oriented in landscape mode and uses resolution of 220x176 pixels. It has realistic and saturated colors, but the transition from one hue to another is not very smooth as they are 262 thousands and not 16 million. The display remains visible in most conditions, but in very bright direct sunlight it will be harder to see what is on it.

A slightly raised line differentiates it from the flat keyboard below. All the keys look as if they are in one surface, slightly divided by glossy black lines between the rows. The two software keys and the answer/reject are big enough, press soft and untypically for such flat phone have tactile response. The clear key is smaller but still usable. The 5-way d-pad is small and pressing the directions is not very convenient, but still can be done. Although the central key is not relief, it presses very accurately and we rarely made mistakes when we wanted to "confirm" in the menu navigation.

Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review



Volume keys - Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Camera button - Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review

Volume keys

Camera button

The numeric keys below are smaller but press in the same way. When you look at them, it is easy to dial a number or type a message. The whole keyboard has bright white backlight and only the call-managing keys have green and red color. We are happy that this model uses standard type keyboard, and not touch-sensitive keys (U700) or the flat and hard to push keyboard of the U300.

On the left side is the slim volume rocker and on the right is the camera shortcut. Above it is the connector for charger/cable/headset. We don’t encourage using proprietory connectors like this one and prefer standard ones like miniUSB and 2.5mm jack.

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Display1.9 inches, 220 x 176 pixels (146 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.15 x 1.97 x 0.23 inches
(105.5 x 50 x 5.9 mm)
2.32 oz  (66 g)
Battery630 mAh, 3.5 hours talk time

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