Samsung D900i Candy. AWESOME PHONE!
This phone is fantastic, I absolutely love it. I love it even more than I would normally because my last phone was the pink Nokia 7373 which was pretty but once the novelty wore off, it was just a poor excuse for a phone.
The D900i Candy is beautiful, hot pink, shiny and sleek, it has a very nice 3MP camera and is just so easy to use. Some other phones like Sony-Ericssons feature really odd and difficult to use T9, Motorola is also guilty of this.
I like pretty much everything about this phone. The calendar is good and easy to use, it's screen is much brighter and more vivid than any other phone I've ever owned or seen recently. It comes with some cool games and previews of others that you can purchase. I've never been a fan of using special effects when taking photos, but the effects available with this phone are just so much cooler and artier than I'm used to and I love it. It has an FM radio which is good even though I don't really use it. Obviously it has bluetooth...
Clarity is fab when making/receiving calls and this may sound stupid, but the buttons are easy to press...haha. Some phones I've seen have buttons that are hard to press! The worst i've seen for that is the LG Chocolate...I hate touch screen stuff and the normal buttons on the chocolate are really stiff!!
ANYWAY! There are are higher tech, newer and more expensive phones out now, with higher quality cameras etc., but if you're not willing to fork out 3-400 quid, then this is the phone for you. It's up-to-date without being too expensive...mine cost me £90! And if all you're after is the nicest looking phone out there, then this is it! It's hot pink without lookind trashy and it's NOT that awful reddish-pink salmon colour that previous Samsung phones have been!
That's all I can think of saying right now, but I just think this phone is great!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
As mobile phones go, you'd be doing well with a 900i. Every feature that you want from a mobile, including bluetooth, GPRS, Quad Band, MP3 playback and a 3 Mega Pixel Camera. It's small, has a slider to protect those keys and has an excellent battery life.
If there where any disadvantages, they would be that the screen is fragile. They crack very easily, and that the camera takes too long to take a picture. If you have a very steady hand, then you'll be ok, because the pictures are very good quality when they not blurred!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Facts You should consider before Purchase
The samsung D900 is overall a very attractive phone. However before purchasing the phone there are certain things you should know. It is important that these pro's and cons are carefully noted before the investmenting
1. It is an extremely slim slider phone. One of the very few successful slim sliders. It easily fits in to most pocket sizes
2.A user friendly keypad. This is my personal opinion after using the phone for a month. The keypad is very flat but highly responsive. The keys are very well lit with an equal distribution of white light
3. The screen has a good resolution, though not as good as many of the phones released very recently. Menu sysmtem can be very convinient once you start getting used to it
1. The phone has a very plastic feeling to it. It feels as if you are carrying a toy. The built quality of the phone is not up to standard. The slide can get wobbly aftr a few weeks use.
2. The screen of the phone also tends to crack for no apparent reason. This has been the case for especially phones produced during the late 2006.
3. The camera quality of the phone cannot be compared to its competitors such as the n73 or the k800i. So if your getting it for its camera, I advice you to think twice
4. The music quality of the phone is average. And the music player is not very user friendly
Overall it is a good phone with certain weeknesses which may or may not be of concernt to buyers. During the time I used the phone I experiance no software glitches or any other problem with the phone except for its build quality.
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Sleek, Sexy, Sensible
The slimmest slider in the world is already on the market. Samsung D900 (12.9 mm thick when closed) offers almost maximum equipment. It has also been given a special final touch: a 3 megapixel camera and a superb display. Now try to imagine it all in a stylish sliding body. The price, however, is rather high.
Supreme sliding construction
Stylish design of mere 12.9 mm thickness
Brilliant display with QVGA resolution
3 megapixel camera with auto focus
Multi-field phonebook with thousand entries
Internal memory of nearly 60 MB, extendable through microSD cards
Applications for viewing Office documents
GPRS and EDGE Class 10
Body is made of cheap-looking plastic material
Significant resistance of the sliding mechanism
The phone needs to be activated to visualize missed events
No ringing profiles
Limited melody choice for SMS alerts
Navigation key's center opens the WAP browser when the phone is on stand-by
Calls cannot be filtered
Java applications cannot be transferred via Bluetooth
Images cannot be saved straight to the memory card
No FM radio
No Infrared port
Fingerprints are visible on the display
Mobile phones seem to have gone on a diet for good. The slim design first invented by Motorola and applied in its Motorola RAZR V3 model has become very popular among other manufacturers, of which some are slower, while others are even faster than the pioneer. There is no doubt that Samsung is the one who embraced the slim idea to the max. In a short period it has launched a slim model (being also the slimmest ever) in each mobile category existing on the market. After the ultra-slim classic model Samsung X820 and the clamshell Samsung D830 now Samsung is presenting the slimmest slider phone ever: Samsung D900.
Samsung D900 was first presented to the public at the CeBIT fair in March this year as Samsung D870. Later however, the manufacturer decided to change its denomination to D900, which the Koreans thought suited Samsung's ultra-slim line better.
This new Samsung model links to the famous and pretty successful Samsung D500 and D600, and more precisely to their design and functional equipment. Yet, Samsung D900 abounds in changes and improvements. Closed the phone looks like a dark flat square. Its dimensions are 104 x 51 x 13 mm and it weighs 85 g and is thus able to hide into the front pocket of your shirt. Samsung D900 is a little bit wide, which is however compensated by its extreme slimness.
All covers are made of plastic, except for the battery one. Along with matt plastics the manufacturer has also applied black glossy plastics - on top and bottom of the front cover, which make the phone look more vivid. Yet, we find these materials much too cheap-looking for the category the phone belongs to. A bit more of metal details would have suited it better.
The phone is only 13 mm thick Samsung D900 brings no crucial surprises in terms of design. It is basically a "flatter D600". Decorative silver elements have been applied moderately: a band above the speaker, a frame, the central area of the navigation key, and the lateral buttons. On the left side of the phone you will find a dual volume-control key; on the right side is the key that activates themsung D900 brings no crucial surprises in terms of design. It is basically a "flatter D600".
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Samsung D900 - still a good phone!
For: Good looks, slim, some nice touches like the 'living' wallpapers
Against: Prone to 'white screen' problems, screen prone to breakages, camera could be better, can't set personalised text message tones, number keys a bit small?
OK, there are quite a few 'againsts' in that list but I am a fan of this phone! Despite the fact it's an older design now, it still looks good and can still cut it with the latest phones. The theme wallpapers are a nice touch, they change depending on whether it's day or night, the skyline gets cloudier as the signal gets weaker, and then disappear when it gets bluer, and you even get a plane trailing yellow smoke or fireworks on the screen when you get a text! It's a nice slim phone, though not as slim as the current U600 which superseded this phone.
The camera on the phone is a good one, though when compared to the Sony Ericsson K810i or K800i, or Nokia's N95 it's a bit disappointing, not quite as sharp as the former offerings, and in lower light needs a steady hand as it's all too easy to blur photos. I've had a couple of D900s too, and found that some don't/won't autofocus as well, I'd checked settings and the like and they didn't autofocus for love nor money, though I've got one now and that focusses fine, possibly depends on what firmware the phone's running? I've also found that the keypad is a little small, could just be my fat fingers but I've found myself pressing neighbouring keys when texting - though otherwise they keys have a nice feeling and a positive action.
Overall, this phone is still great, available for bargain basement prices as it's been discontinued, or a good secondhand choice. Just be careful of 'white screen' problems which tend to plague these phones, which are usually caused by a faulty screen ribbon (which connects the top/bottom parts of the phone) which can wear out in use or get damaged by abuse or sliding the phone open/closed too much. And look after that LCD - the rather flimsy plastic fascia covering the screen is not very substantial and it's all too easy to crack the screen!
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