As a whole the telephone software is a typical Samsung one, the main difference being only the work with e-mails. The menu is identical to that of other models and has the same advantages and disadvantages. Working with the phone is exceptionally fast but the software does not allow for any personalization – even there are no graphic themes and the color schemes are only two. The stand-by screen visualizes the standard system information and can be personalized with only various background photos and colors of the operator logo. The dialing displays can also be altered only thru the size and color of the digits and lack an animated theme.
The main menu of the phone is a 12 icon (4rows by three) grid. The icons are animated and grow bigger when pointed at. The submenus are structured in the form of lists and work like tabs, thus enabling the user to shift left/right from a certain menu into the neighboring one without having to go back to the main. All elements also have a number shortcut.
The phonebook can save up to 1000 contacts – a decent number. One can look up in the list of recorded contacts but unfortunately this feature lacks good implementation – searching is only by first name. Each contact can be filled in with two names, five numbers (mobile, home, office, fax, other), e-mail, memo (text), PIN, picture ID and personal ring tone. The contacts can be grouped and a common tone/picture affixed to them.
The phone has Speaker Independent Voice Commands that allow you to call a contact or do something, controling it with your voice. The system works very well for popular names, but others which are not of English origin will be hard to find.
The Organizer is located in the Applications menu (Fun and Apps in other models): here one can expect to see all the standard items for a Samsung. There are three alarms with an option for repetition and automatic switching on of the phone in case it is off; a simple calculator and a calendar: it can be viewed by month/week/day and it is easy to add an appointment with optional alarm. The remaining instruments are located in the Utilities sub-menu – a world clock displaying a map of the world, unit conversion (with an unsightly, but convenient interface), timer and stopwatch.
We might note the file manager, also belonging to the organizer: it displays the available files by types – pictures, audio, video, etc.