Samsung UpStage M620 Review
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Since the phone has two sides to it; there are also two displays. The display that is used for the Phone side is a small 176x65 Pixel 65K Color TFT. This display is only large enough to see dialed numbers, view contacts, and for entering TXT Messages. The display on the Music side is a much larger 176x220 Pixel 262k Color TFT. This is considered the Main Display, since you can access all the Menu functions, including the Music Player and Sprint’s Vision service. The main display is very easy to view, even in direct sunlight. Color images and text are shown well, but we believe that a QVGA screen should have been used, considering the large amount of phone features that use the display.
phone side features a 5-way navigational pad that is used to access 4 Menu Options: Call History, Find Contacts, Send Text Message, and Add New Entry. On either side of the navigational pad are the two Soft Keys, Camera, Back, Talk, and End buttons. Below it is the numeric keypad with white backlighting. All of the monochromatic buttons are easy to use and are spaced well, so that your thumb does not accidentally press the wrong one. Unfortunately, it is completely flat, which means using the keypad by touch alone is practically impossible.
The music side has a large touch-sensitive navigational pad, which is used to access the phone’s Main Menu, as well as controlling the MP3 music player. The only part that is not touch-sensitive is the center Play/Pause button. We are unsure as to why this is a standard click button. There are 5 sensor levels that you can choose from, which we used level 5. Response time was good and the touch pad is simple to use.
Around the edge of the phone are the Volume Up/Down buttons, Flip Button (used for choosing which side of the phone to use), MicroSD card slot, Keypad Lock slider, Reset button, and Charger/Data Port. There are also two small metal connectors located on the bottom that are used when connecting the Extended Battery Wallet.
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