Hands-on with Samsung F700

Hands-on with Samsung F700
We got our hands on with Samsung SGH-F700V. ā€œVā€ on the back means that this one is made for Vodafone and it is slightly personalized version of the original one.

It is an interesting GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) with 3G UMTS/HSDPA (2100MHz) support, large 3.22 inch touch widescreen which definitely attracts attention. Below it there is just one hardware button which makes it remind of the iPhone, but unlike it the F700 has side-sliding form factor - just slide to the right and a QWERTY keyboard shows. Besides that you have plenty of multimedia features: 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and flashlight, advanced music player, 3.5 mm stereo jack for standard headphones, build-in stereo speakers and Bluetooth stereo.

The Samsung F700 is the first phone coming with the Croix interface. It is the one Samsung will use in all of its non-smart phones with touch-sensitive display, like in the Giorgio Armani phone for example, which uses the same one but with personalized color scheme.

Maybe you've noticed that when compared to our first photos from 3GSM show back in February, the F700 has changed in some aspects. The camera resolution stripped from 5 to 3-megapixels and the dimensions changed, but the keyboard is now in 4 rows and there are stereo speakers on the front.

Expect our full review of Samsung SGH-F700 with lots of pictures and tests soon.






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8 Comments

1. SUCRAM unregistered

will this phone be coming out on verizon?

2. Matt unregistered

What are the demensions of this phone? Bigger or smaller then the Voyager? Could you guys take a picture of them side by side?

3. VZWguy unregistered

Yeah this is coming to VZW under the label samsun u940. I was told for sure by the end of the year from one source, and middle of next year by another source. So its up in the air

4. mycall unregistered

The user interface4 already lets the phone down. It looks like trash. Samsung could do so much better if they sorted out the UI, most nokia/sony ericsson users wouldn't touch a Samsung for that one reason.

5. sd unregistered

if the phone works on gsm how willverizon get their hands on it if they dont work off gsm?

6. JNJ unregistered

Frist, Verizon will have to convert the phone from GSM to CDMA. Second, the User interface obviously will be changed. The UI is Vodafone's user interface. Last, This is going to be a great phone. Look at the Voyager and all the features that the phone is going to have over the iphone. The Voyager is also on the best network. I forsee this phone doing really well and having a QWERTY keyboard is very popular over the iphone.

7. JPorter unregistered

Vodafone is 50% owner of Verizon Wireless. There's no reason why the existing UI could not be used, with some logo tweaks.

8. Jangla unregistered

1. This is _not_ the Vodafone UI. This is the proper Criox UI with a Vodafone icon on the main menu to get you to the Vodafone 'live' service. 2. Beauty is in the edye of the beholder; personally I find the UI to be stylish and minimal. Others may prefer loud colours and wooshy animations but not me. 3. Whether you find the UI pretty or not, believe me, it's a dream to use; simple, fast and intuitive. Precisely what a well designed UI should be.

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