Samsung U700 Ultra 12.1 Review
posted by PhoneArena Team / Jul 05, 2007, 4:59 AM
After the great success of the RAZR and sibling SLVR series, Motorola defined the standard of a slim phone. The market changed, and every manufacturer had to take the RAZR as an example and develop rival models. The ambitious Koreans from Samsung like to be "world first" and try to always offer the latest technology, so they soon started offering rival models under the Ultra-series branding. That way we saw the world's thinnest phone (X820 Ultra 6.9) at 6.9mm thickness, and the world's slimmest slider with 3-megapixel camera, the D900 Ultra 12.9. In February 2007, Samsung announced the second generation of slim devices, the Ultra II series, which don't really slim the profiles down, but come with upgraded functionality. The X820 is replaced by the Ultra 5.9 U100, and the D900 by the Ultra 10.9 U600. The U600 is very identical to the D900, but the bigger brother U700 Ultra 12.1 is its 3G-capable upgrade, which allows for faster speed of the Internet and video calling feature.
design wise it's cool, however, i have problem synchronizing outlook appointments to the phone. n the touch pad really sucks, i've never been able to successfully sent a sms without having to exit n re-type the msg again. n the soft touch key cant b changed, n i will always be surfing the net unintentionally.
posted on Aug 16, 2007, 8:09 AM 0
Ofcourse U700 is stylish with a stunning look...but some aspects need further improvement. the speaker (which is earpiece too) is not so powerful which makes it difficult to hear the incoming call alert in noisy environment (Nokia N73 is quite loud & even other cheaper Samsung sets are louder than my phone is). touch keys is a great idea but i have to be extra-careful while pressing left or right on jog dial (required in sub-menus) to avoid starting touch key related programs.
posted on Dec 24, 2007, 4:28 PM 0
One thing is sure: the design is excellent. BUT...the touch pads are extra sensitive when you dont intend to use them (very easy to accidentally touch some of them while e.g. writing an SMS and you suddenly find yourself on the main screen...) but sometimes clumsy when you really want to access the function. The fix internet links are also things that drive me crazy, I surf the net very often although I didnt mean to. Due to such annoyances it was a few times very close to perish by my hands on the floor. I find it also too quiet.
posted on May 27, 2008, 4:56 PM 0
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- Display 240 x 320 pixels
- Camera 3.2 MP
- Storage 0.02 GB
- Battery 690 mAh(5.00h talk time)