Review: Samsung Behold
Hit the green send key and the Behold opens up a list of all your calls. There is a little drop-down menu near the top that you can use to filter by dialed, called, missed, etc. There is a little green phone icon next to each call. Touch that icon, and the number is dialed.
Touch the actual number itself, and the phone opens up the information about that call. With the call information open, you can choose to save it to the phone book, copy the number to the keypad, delete the call record and a few other things. There is a little green phone icon on this screen. If you press it, the Behold will call the number. You can also press the green send button. There is a separate software button if you would like to send a message to that number.
If this is all just a bit too fancy for you, touch the phone application on the home screen instead. It brings up a dialer. The software numbers on the 12-key dialpad are nice and large. Dialing is easy.
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Across the top of the dialpad are four more icons. These let you jump easily to your call log, voicemail, messaging center and contacts.
The in-call menu gives you a bunch of options on the screen. Through these, it is easy to place the call on hold or mute it, open the dialpad or your contacts list, as well as turn on the speakerphone or send the call to a Bluetooth headset.
The contacts list can be opened from the home screen or from within the phone dialer. The phone is preloaded with the usual bunch of Sprint and service-specific numbers such as 411 or checking your balance. Each contact has two icons next to it, an envelope and a phone. Press the envelope to jump into a text message screen and the phone button to make the call. At the top of the screen is a little drop-down menu that lets you see all your contacts, groups or your speed dials.
If your list of contacts is extensive, you can easily zoom through them with the magnifying tool that is part of the contacts app.
A button on the bottom left corner is what you want to press to save a new contact. Each contact has five little tabs running across the top. The first is for basic phone information, the second is for caller ID stuff, the third is for messaging addresses and email, the fourth is for notes, such as birthdays and anniversaries, and the last is where you can choose to store the contact's home address. I like that you can add a nickname for each contact.
There is a button at the bottom right of the screen that lets you access more options, such as sending your contacts as a card, backing them up, etc.
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