Eten X600 Review

Introduction and Design

Not long ago the Taiwanese manufacturer Eten announced the successor of the X500. That is the X600, arriving as the phone with the smallest dimensions among all other models of the company, its rivals being the LG KS20 and the HTC Touch. As all Eten devices, the X600 is also runs on Windows Mobile 6, has a built-in GPS with SirfStar III chipset and WiFi. In addition the phone is quad-band, utilizing a Samsung SC3 2442, 400 MHz processor and has 64 MB of memory built-in.

In the box you will find:

  • Eten X600
  • Stylus
  • Extra stylus
  • USB cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Headset
  • Battery
  • Leather Case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Getting Start CD


Since the X600 is not a dedicated fashion phone, the design of the X600 does not offer anything more when compared to the HTC Touch and the LG KS20. The manufacturer has accented on the size of the phone, and the design is more youthful than stylish. The X600 is made of red and black plastic, which feels like rubber-coated and gives it the slightly aggressive look. In contrast to the X800, the X600 is considerably more convenient to carry in jeans, even tight ones. We still advise you to carry it in the case with a view to protect it from possible display damages.

You can compare the Eten X600 to many other phones, using PhoneArena's Visual Size Compare tool.

Here as with the rest of the Eten phones, we find a 2.8” QVGA (240x320 pixels) display able to reproduce up to 65 536 colors. The picture is with well saturated and contrasting colors, with absolutely no trouble reading the display even in broad day light. The service LED indicators are located over the screen on the left and right.

In contrast to the X500, 2 buttons are added in the X600 – the first one gives you Start menu access and the second one is an OK button. As a whole, all keys are characterized by a large size, very good tactile feedback and are pleasant and convenient to operate. Another difference from X500 is the lack of 5 positioning D-Pad and the presence of a joystick on its place. You won’t have any troubles working with it since it is very easy to distinguish it from the rest of the keys.

On the left side of the device you will find the volume control, voice recorder and the re-set buttons and the 2.5 mm jack is located in the bottom. The power key and the camera shortcut are on the right. All keys have a good tactical feedback, but are lacking a well distinguished relief and the power on/off blends in with the phone and is impossible to notice. The buttons are not comfortable, but are usable, especially once you get used to them.

In the bottom part of the phone there is space assigned for the microSD slots, USB cable and the microphone opening as well.

The X600 disposes of a 2 megapixel camera with a flash, which is located on the back side of the device. The loudspeaker is here as well.

The phone disposes of a telescopic Stylus for more precise display operations, which is located in the lower right.

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