From a first sight, Latte Slim11b is seen as a phone, intended primarily for conversation. The company’s logo is: „Make a fashion statement” and their models aspire to compete with those of Motorola, which, however, has made a skillful use of metal parts in a much more solid design. Slim11b’s look catches the eye with its shiny frame on the front panel and the elements around the camera. It is also very light, it is comfortably handled and perfectly fits in your pocket, where you’re unlikely to feel it at all. Its size of 107 x 43 x 11.2 mm makes it even smaller than Motorola!


Dimension (Inches)

Dimension (MM)

Weight (OZ)

Weight (Gramms)

Latte Slim11b

4.2" x 1.7" x 0.4"

107 x 43 x 11



Motorola SLVR L7

4.46" x 1.9" x 0.5"

113.5 x 49 x 11.5



Samsung SGH-U100

4.15" x 2.0" x 0.2"

105.5 x 50 x 5.9



i-mate SPL

4.5" x 1.9" x 0.5"

114.5 x 49 x 12



Unfortunately, the plastic that has been used feels like a toy, compared to Motorola L7 (and the other phones from the series), but, unless you’re very pretentious, it’ll certainly do the job. Surprisingly, our first sample unit wore off (the paint, covering the panel, fell off) after just one day, but Latte claims that this particular phone was faulty, then they sent us a second one, which was OK.

As the standard is, the display and the main keyboard are located on the front panel. The display is 1.9 inches and it visualizes slightly over 265 thousand colors, but still it is nothing special. The good thing is that it stays visible at comparatively strong light, thanks to its brightness and it does a good job showing menus on the phone. Its resolution is 176х220 pixels.

Below is the keyboard, which, just like the display, is a little smaller than normal, so that it fits into the small phone. Resembling the RAZR/SLVR series, it is flat with a small relief between the keys, which are so small that they are difficult to find. The keys are comparatively hard, above all those at the lowest row, which are simply difficult to press and provide almost no tactile feedback. All keys are backlit in white, which is well visible, save for the small d-pad, which has no backlighting. The phone is set so that the backlight is on/off/on only from 6PM to 6AM. The third setting aims to save the battery power, but we prefer the clever solutions like, for example, light sensor.

On the left are the multimedia shortcut and the volume rocker, but both buttons are very narrow and are not felt: you have to look at them (or else you should know where they are), so that you can press them.

What we found surprising is that Latte Slim11b is equipped with a microSD slot for memory expansion. The slot is on the right and the cards can be replaced while the phone is on (although they say in the manual that the phone has to be off), but since it is located a little to the center, you have to press it either with your nail, or with something pointed, so that they can go in or come out.

The 1.3 megapixel camera and its ‘flash’ is on the back: a bright LED, which is very handy as a flashlight! If you hold down the shortcut button on the left it lights up and shows you the way in the dark.

Another LED is the service lamp, located to the left of the display. It can be lit in six different colors of your choice, and when it is not lit, it is not visible on the shiny panel.

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