Samsung Monte S5620 Preview

Samsung Monte S5620 Preview
This is a global GSM phone, it can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile, but without 3G.

Introduction and Design:


Observing the evolution of the so-called mainstream class of devices is quite an interesting thing to do. About a year ago, just a few of them offered 3G or decent camera, let alone Wi-Fi - features that are currently considered pretty typical. You can find virtual gemstones in today´s golden medium class of cell phones, coming with a great number of features at affordable prices and the Samsung Monte S5620 looks like one of them, because it delivers quite a few connectivity options, 3-inch capacitive screen with WQVGA resolution, 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS and the latest version of the TouchWiz interface for feature phones.



We have to admit that the guys over at Samsung are grandmasters of the eye-reverting design - even a pretty ordinary, plastic model like the Monte grips your attention with its interesting color solution and catchy appearance. For some unfathomable reason, it does remind us of Bumblebee, the auto-bot from Transformers.


You can compare the Samsung Monte S5620 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

We do like the high display sensitivity – the phone registers even the slightest touch and the screen keyboard feels really comfortable to use. The Samsung Monte S5620 is equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack and microUSB port, both located on the top side. The back features a pleasing rugged pattern that prevents the device from accidentally slipping out of your hand.



As a whole, we do like the Samsung Monte S5620. It comes with an overall design that inherited elements typical of the Shark series and all told, we believe the device will appeal to a wide audience. 



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73 Comments

1. D4stan

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

pls, don't you know, if the camera of Samsung Monte has AUTOFOCUS??? This phone looks really good, but I need to know, if I can take a photo of text and if it will be readable.

2. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

Hello D4stan, We are sorry, but the camera of the Samsung Monte does not have autofocus, it is fixed; so you might be better off looking for another phone.

3. D4stan

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Thank you very much for your response. This information was important for me ;)

4. raffaytarar

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 15, 2010

Hi, i want to know that does the Samsung Monte runs on the new Bada OS??

5. syoody

Posts: 5; Member since: May 04, 2010

No, it doesn't. S8500 is the first phone (I think I'm not wrong) which runs Bada OS. I9000 is the next one

27. Hakamy unregistered

I9000 Galaxy S runs android btw, not Bada OS

6. gaurav_n_gandhi

Posts: 2; Member since: May 05, 2010

hey can anyone tell me how to change the Font size of text msgs in this cell phone?....plz

19. Tans unregistered

Use the volume keys...

26. HADDERS unregistered

Thanks, makes it more easier on the eye............simples !

32. Leigh-Ann Donoghue unregistered

OMG Thank you!! Cant believe it was soo simple ive been looking for this answer ALL over!! :) Thanks Thanks Thanks xx

33. sarahse1 unregistered

thank you so much - it was driving me crazy !

7. arun_annauniv

Posts: 1; Member since: May 06, 2010

I cannot see the back button in touch UI. I am using the middle key to go back. Can you tell me how to bring it back

9. prak86

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

In monte middle button is meant to use if for navigating back. There is no back option in UI.

8. hrtbeat

Posts: 2; Member since: May 10, 2010

Dear PhoneArena Team, I am eagerly waiting for your full review of Monte for a very long time....request you to get this mobile reviewed at the earliest so that it could help many buyers to decide upon........ Hope you review this week............ Adv. thnx for your team.......

10. islam

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

please i want to know the difference between Samsung M5650 Lindy and this phone because they are about same price and i cant choose between them and thanks

11. prak86

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

Samsung Lindy and Monte has only slight difference . The data speed via 3G is higher in lindy than monte. Lindy has dedicated keys for music, but i heard that keys are working only if you r in main screen(not sure about this). Touch in monte will be very good when compared to lindy and monte is less weight than lindy with wide screen. Monte has more widgets for applications(i guess).

12. radhaabs

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 04, 2010

May I please know whether Samsung Monte supports the TV viewing option like some other phones have?

13. junaidac

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

it says if we press and hold the middle harware button, the task manager opens up thats not true for my Monte. What can be the problem? the firmware is up-to-date as told my Samsung Kies

14. islam

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

should i buy this phone or nokia 5800 any recommendations plz

15. Bijunair

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Good phone , but complictaed software , printing quality of photo law

16. bibhubrata

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 30, 2010

Hi, Please let me know the video play back quality of this phone. How is it compared to nokia 5530 xpress music's video quality.

17. waqas unregistered

samsung monte is very beautiful phone of samsung i apreshade of samsung but samsung monte colour is 265k this mobile phone colour is 16m is perfect but disadvantage is 265k colour.

18. new Monte user unregistered

Can anyone tell me how to add a new application (shortcut) in the main menu page(after pressing the edit menu at the top left corner), it would be helpful much if anyone could answer this.. Thanks in advance

20. ash unregistered

Can Monte be used for e-book reading. if yes, how it can be done?. thanx

21. oOoOoOoOo unregistered

he-he... silly question, but my monte doesn't have the return key in menu ( like the arrow in low right corner on screens )... and i can't find the option that activates it... any suggestions?

22. obreyko unregistered

Can anyone tell me how to turn on the key's(under display) light

23. vaibhav dalvi unregistered

i am having samsung corby plus, i have bought it 3 months before should i go for samsung monte

24. Kaell unregistered

Does anyone know if there is a fix for the QWERTY-keyboard yet? Grtz. Kaell

25. srijan unregistered

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28. holliejw16

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 31, 2010

Does this phone have the silent option without vibrate? And also on the IM app, Is it windows live? Thanks:)
Monte S5620
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP / 0.1 MP CIF (288x352) front
  • Storage 0.2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1000 mAh(4.96h 3G talk time)

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