Review: Samsung A900
Contact entries in the A900 hold just enough information. There is space for 4 phone numbers, one email address, a URL and a note. The contact card is also used to assign custom ringtone, caller group and picture for photo caller ID. When viewing a person's entry, all fields that have been filled out are displayed in a flat list, any fields left blank are hidden until you select edit from the options menu.
Making and answering calls and ending them worked as expected once the appropriate settings were made. By default the A900 did not answer or end calls by opening or closing the flip, however this can be fixed in the setting menu. When in a call, the left softbutton acts as a mute key, while the right brings up a menu with the rest of the options. Speakerphone is the first of these options, and cannot be activated except from within this menu.
Like many recent Samsung models, especially those for Sprint, the A900 features speaker-independent voice recognition. It worked remarkably well, even in difficult situations. Although it does not affect the performance at all, the software reads back the names dialed using such strange pronunciation that we often had to double check the screen to be sure the right contact was being called.
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