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Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review

Samsung SGH-U100 Ultra 5.9

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Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review

In the messaging menu one can find the text/multimedia messages and the email client. Predefined are multimedia templates, but you cannot manipulate them or add new ones. The text templates are empty and one can add them on his own. As on all other Samsung phones, T9 is the system for predictive text input.

For the email client, you can set up to 5 POP3/IMAP4 email accounts. For keeping the data down, one can set downloading limit of 100/300/500KB but there also is an option for automatic polling of emails at interval of 0.5/1/3/6/12/24 hours.


Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
We are not happy that the U100 doesn't upgrade its predecessor when it comes to connectivity - it is still tri-band 900/1800/1900 MHz GSM which limits its usage in America to only some locations, featuring the 1900 MHz band. Probably we will see its version for the States, as it was with the X820-Trace. The internet speed is not improved, and still uses EDGE instead of 3G, which is times faster.

Locally, it connects through Bluetooth but another disappointment is that the version supported is 1.2 instead of the newer 2.0. The older version means that the transfer speeds will be lower.

Our unit came with neither cable nor CD with software, so we were not able to test the PC connectivity options.


The internet browser of the Ultra slim U100 opens the pages as you’ve used to see them on a computer. Not optimized page will open in its full size but due to the small resolution of the display, lots of scrolling will be required. Also some problems occur with visualization (not correct rendering).

Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review
Samsung U100 Ultra 5.9 Review

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Display1.9 inches, 220 x 176 pixels (146 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.15 x 1.97 x 0.23 inches
(105.5 x 50 x 5.9 mm)
2.32 oz  (66 g)
Battery630 mAh, 3.5 hours talk time

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