Member since July 24, 2004
- The phone is amazing! I love the display - I had it in direct sunlight and I had no problem reading it at all! The functions are easy to access although the letter button/screen keyboard on the graffiti board didn't activate as easily as the number button. I really really really liked the phone - nothing else currently compares in my opinion. I think Samsung excelled in releasing this phone, it is fantastic!
Of course with that being said, I think it still has room for improvement but IT is one SWEET PHONE, and I would highly recommend it.
Things I would like on the next model:
1. OLED exterior display - I like to use my phone as a watch and I like to see the incoming number without opening the phone.
2. wav/qcp ringer playback - I like to have my phone announce certain people are calling so I don't have to even look at the phone. I think I read that the Korean model (m500?) will have this feature. My OLD and CHEAP LG phone has this feature so I don't think it is groundbreaking technology.
3. sell the phone with a program like the pocket PC phones that lets you dial a phone number by saying the numbers of the person you want to dial in case they aren't in your phonebook already.
4. replace the numeric keys with lighted rubber keys with clear separation - makes it easier for me to dial one handed. (Some people prefer the plastic keys so this is a matter of opinion but I think better separation would make dialing easier for all of us)
5. include a better case - holster style.
6. sell the phone with a car adapter - I think it would only be fair to include it considering the price of this phone. (although I repeat it is a GREAT phone)
7. I'd rather they made two different models of there next phone - one with a camera and one without. I know many people who like the camera and a lot more who don't. I think it is more of a cultural and gender thing. I don't see why a camera is included with so many phones but a car adapter isn't. If it is getting to the point where they are throwing in gadgets just because they can, I'd rather have a GPS navigation system on my phone than a camera. I'm not upset that they offer phones with cameras, I think is a great option for people who want it but it seems no different than if a refridgerator manufacturer made all their refridgerators with the icemaker whether you wanted that feature or not, you were paying for it and it is taking up the space for that feature.
8. The vibration mode is pretty weak, it needs to be more powerful for me to notice it.
I repeat this is a GREAT phone! VERY nice! But the first 2 features I listed are too important for me to consider upgrading to this phone at $600 although it really is a wonderful phone. If having the first three items would have delayed them delivering the phone, I applaud Samsung for removing them to get the phone out the door. I think it was the right decision. I would love to see a phone very similar to the i500 with those additional features though carried by Sprint or Verizon (The SGH-i500 is nice but won't be carried by either. I really like the fact that the two different batteries were included with this phone - a treat since I always end up getting a spare battery for my phones.