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Samsung Soul Review

Samsung Soul

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Did you know that souls were able to send messages? Or at least the Samsung ones. That’s thanks to the messaging menu, which let’s you write SMS/MMS/e-mails. The user is able to setup up to five e-mail accounts. You can limit the size of a letter up to 100/300/500KB, in order to save on traffic. Besides, there is the possibility to set an automatic mail check for new letters at every 0.5/1/3/6/12/24 hours. Unfortunately, for most of the large web mail servers, these are not present and have top be entered manually.

Templates can be stored for text and multimedia messages, but there are no preloaded such. The T9 predictive text input, which is the most used system of this type is present and it’ll help you input text faster.



Messaging - Samsung Soul Review
Messaging - Samsung Soul Review



Connection:

Samsung Soul is a tri-band GSM, which limits its use in America. The good news is that it supports HSDPA with speeds up to 7.2 Mbit/s, giving you a quite fast Internet access.

The browser handles easily complicated sites like PhoneArena.com. The big problem here is the lack of functions. You can only change the page size, by making it smaller, so you can see it fully on the screen, but the pictures are viewed rearranged. There are no shortcuts on the keyboard either.

Samsung Soul Review
Samsung Soul Review
Samsung Soul Review
Samsung Soul Review

It’s strange that lately, the manufacturer (including the rival brands) are employing horizontal and panoramic view in order to facilitate navigating even in the mid-class models. Its lack in the top model is simply unacceptable.

Samsung Soul Review
Samsung Soul Review
Samsung Soul Review
Samsung Soul Review

For local connections, the phone is equipped with Bluetooth 2.0 and a USB cable for data transfer to your computer. In order to synchronize the contacts with Outlook, you’ll need the Samsung PC Suite (found on a CD included in the package).

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PhoneArena rating:
8.5Excellent
Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.17 x 1.94 x 0.50 inches
(106 x 49.5 x 12.9 mm)
3.95 oz  (112 g)
Battery880 mAh, 3.6 hours talk time

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