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Samsung Star GT-S5600 TouchScreen Mobile Phone
  

Introduction
There are many mobile phone from Samsung but among all there is a relatively new touchscreen model called the GT-S5600. Its trendy design in "Absolute Black" which is combined with rich multimedia features. The buyer will receive this phone by spending just over 200 euros (without a contract and sold) a full compact touch phone with rich equipment, with a large 100 MB memory, which is expandable up to 8 GB, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, FM radio, calendar, 2.8 inch display and a 3.2 MP camera with flash count. Whether the small multitalent is a special purchase recommendation, our test report will show.


Processing Features
1. First optical impression / special features to support the design - Trendy, elegant design with a noble character - Top price for this class.

2. Housing material / surface quality - Plastic, very good material quality and surface.

3. Housing dimensions - With a weight of only 96 grams and the dimensions of 103 x 55 x 12.9 mm, it is very good in the hand. In some case, it can also be easily stowed.

4. Precision of the touch screen - Touch point pressure with precise response, which at the request of vibration is confirmed.

5. Goodness (sharpness / resolution) of the display - 2.8 inch TFT display with 16 million colors and a resolution of 240x320 pixels. Color very good and crisp display, excellent contrast dynamics.

6. Implementation of the folding or sliding mechanism - NA.

7. Quality of the battery compartment lid - The battery compartment cover is made of plastic, is easy to open, close, and also sits fit accurately.

8. Quality and scope of the supplied items - USB cable, software, user manual, headset, charger.

9. Processing Result - This elegant touch screen mobile phone is made of high-gloss plastic and with its dimensions and low weight, very good in the hand. The precision of the touch screen for a phone of this price class is very good. 16 million colors on the TFT display is sharply presented. The well-fitting battery compartment lid made of plastic scores for the S5600. The supplied equipment is standard.

The battery compartment cover is perfect and is made of plastic and can be easily opened


Back of the Samsung Star GT-S5600


Volume control buttons


The integrated loudspeaker is positioned at the rear


The Micro SD card is unfortunately under the battery and is therefore it is difficult to access it.

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Re: Samsung Star GT-S5600 TouchScreen Mobile Phone

Business Features
1. Supported networks - Quadband, GSM: 900, 1800, 1900, GPRS Class 12.

2. Data - Bluetooth 2.1, Bluetooth with stereo audio streaming, WAP 2.0, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, UMTS - for the perfect price range.

3. Reception and voice quality - Even with a covered network, the S5600 has no problems with a good reception quality. The vocal sounds playback, however, is covered. There is noise in the background, but they are hard to hear.

4. Voice quality of the speaker - If you want to switch the loudspeaker during a call that then you will have a slight noise in the background which is expected. In addition, the voice sounds a bit minimal.

5. Battery life (under normal use) - 3-4 Days.

6. Storage of contacts - Phone: first name, last name, display name, mobile - private, Change Type: Mobile business, fixed - home, land - for business, fax, video call etc.; Mobile - for business, e-mail - private / business, group, ring tone, vibration, Birthday , memos, group: office, family, friends, ring tone, vibration: 1, 2, 3, 4, birthday, memos and other fields to add: Mobile - private / business, land - private / business, fax, etc., video call, Email - private / commercial, URL - private / business, group, DTMF, nickname, company, profession, address - private / business; SIM card: name, phone number, phone number: Mobile phone number: rename, delete, e-mail - home , group, SIM No additional fields to add group.

7. Profiles - Normal, Silent, Car, Meeting, Outdoor, offline; The profiles can be preset and can easily be adapted to their own desires.

8. Calendar settings - Date creation: title, start date, start time, alarm: off, on time, 30 minutes before, 1 hour before, 1 day before, 1 week in advance, adapt, specify details: End date, End Times, Details, location, alarm, leave define: a / off; Retry: off, every day, every week, every month, every year; Repeat until (date); options: Go to Day view, Week view, delete: Today, this month, all the data before today, all the data, calendar settings: start date: Monday, Sunday; Select view: month, week, day, in the absence of alarm events, memory status: 300 appointments or entries possible.

9. Notes feature - Create Memo languages (EN): German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese, Suomi, Turkish, etc.; input: T9 Abc, T9 ABC, T9 abc, Abc. ABC, abc, Numeric, Symbols, edit memos, send by: Message, Email, Bluetooth, Options: delete, print via Bluetooth, memory status, 100 messages can be saved, but each note only has 100 characters, which are a bit low.

10. Built in voice recorder (dictaphone) - Voice: Record, erase options: send via: Message, Email, Bluetooth, set as caller ring tone, alarm, details: name, format, size, routing, date created on / around, place, settings: Standard Designation: Voice; 1 min, 2, 3, 4, 5 minutes, 60 minutes limit for MMS, delete, rename, sort by: date, type, name, size, printing via USB, Bluetooth, Bluetooth visibility, protection, management: move, copy; The voice recorder could somehow be convinced. The recording is only with minimal noise in the background. Even at almost maximum volume you will hear no intrusive noise or scratching.

11. E-mail functionality - Connection types: POP3, SMTP and IMAP4. The email account is through e-mail wizard which can be done in a few steps. The downloading of emails takes only minimal time to complete, even when only EDGE is available, the 5600 acts quickly. Even attachments (depending on size and type) are properly represented.

12. Internet Functionality - Charging takes little time and even elaborately designed pages prepare the GT S5600 with no trouble. By tapping the light display it will be enlarged or reduced, and clearly presented.

13. PC synchronization - The needed USB cable and software are included. Synchronization with Outlook can be done easily as you have normally run from the latest Samsung models.

14. Other Features - Task, World Clock, Calculator, Conversion, Game: Tumbling Dice (rolling dice), Bubble Popper (Full Version), DJ Mix Tour, Monopoly World, Pyramid Bloxx, Tetris (Demo version), Google Maps, Synchronize, Timer, Stopwatch, RSS Reader.

15. Business results - The quadband mobile phone, with HSDPA 7.2, EDGE, UMTS and Bluetooth is quite swift and has uncompromising data storage facility. 3 to 4 days battery life are essential for the S5600 with its equipment scope perfectly acceptable. Calendar, contacts and profiles correspond to the usual standard and are not criticized. To regret is once again the note functions. Only 100 characters per note are in our opinion, much too low. This surprised the dictaphone with useful results, if not too close to the recording on the phone that goes out. The email account is with the e-mail wizard, and easy retrieval of messages which is very fast. Internet pages are loaded quickly and the presentation is very clear. In addition, the S5600 has games (full version), and three demo versions of entertainment and other useful equipment points.
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Multimedia Features
1. Camera equipment - 3.2 mega pixels with 2 times digital zoom, mode: camera, scene, video camera, recording mode: Single, series, panorama, self-timer: off, 2, 5, 10 seconds Resolution: 3.2 MP (2048x1536), 2MP (1600x1200), 1.3 M (1280x960), 0.3 M (640x480), White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Glow, Fluorescent, Cloudy; effects: no, black / white, sepia, negative, watercolor; exposure metering: matrix , Integ. Mess., Spot, image quality: Very Fine, Fine, Normal, Economy and auxiliary lines: on / off; Checking: a, 2 seconds, from a trigger-clay: 1, 2, 3, from; memory: phone, memory card, photo light : on, off, automatic, Brightness: -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3; Quick View postprocessing possibilities: upload to the Web, Slideshow, Set as wallpaper, caller ID, by sending: message Email, Bluetooth, details: size, resolution, size, routing, date created on / around, place, name and model of mobile phones, date; Edit: Effects: Filter, Style, Warp effect, Partial blur; Customize: Automatically adjust brightness, contrast, color, convert: Resize: 640x480, 320x240, 176x144, 160x120; Rotate: 90 right, 90 to the left, tilting, image, insert: frame, picture, clipart, smiley, text, message on screen files: Open, Save As.

2. Camera quality - In daylight and normal lighting conditions in an enclosed area of the camera achieves good results for S5600. Lifelike colors are displayed, also the picture sharpness is very good. The images show a relatively low propensity to noise and thus appear clean. During the night, the camera in the photo also includes useful results. The design is done in color and somewhat not so cleared out, but is still very evident.

3. Video-equipment - Recordable formats: MPEG4, H263; Normal, limit for MMS, settings: self-timer: off, 2, 5, 10 seconds Resolution: 320x240, 176x144, White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Glow, Fluorescent, Cloudy; effects: none Black & White, Sepia, Negative, water color, video quality: Fine, Normal, Economy and auxiliary lines: on / off, audio recording: on / off; memory: phone, memory card, Brightness: -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3; postprocessing options: fast forward, rewind, pause, stop, send by: Message, Email, Bluetooth, Options: as caller ID, Slideshow, Details: name, format, resolution, size, routing, date, location, length Title; upload to the web.

4. Video quality - Under normal lighting conditions, colors authentic, minimally pale, respectively. The image sharpness is perfect, only for fast movements is a visible decrease in their. Good: Even with faster pixel veil movements are barely visible. Zooming in the background of the recording are also not to bad. Moreover, the camera adjusts quickly to different lighting conditions. In the darkness, despite night mode, unfortunately, no useful results. In low light you can see only one color strongly attenuated and hardly detectable object, also disrupts the strong noise slope.

5. Facilities of the built-in Music Player - All titles, playlists, recently played, most often played, artist, album, genre, podcast, Equalizer: Normal, Rock, Pop, Dance, Classic, Jazz, (WIDE DYNAMIC, SURROUND); Repeat all, automatic, one; Title: send by: Message, Email, Bluetooth, set as caller ring tone, alarm sound; Options: Details: name, format, size, routing, date created on / around, place, artist, title, album, length of the title, genre, recording date, description, number of the title, format, settings: Background music: on / off, Music menu: Playlists, recently played, most played, most recently added artists, albums, genres, composers, podcasts, music, the menu can be Freedom of choice will be customized (add or remove).

6. Sound quality of music player - The loudspeaker is positioned at the rear. You may still want to hear the songs in great quality. Thanks DNSe sound optimization heights and depths that makes sound quality bright and it is clearly reproduced. Songs with too much bass sound while activity at max. Volume makes it a bit overdriven, but the built-in equalizer (not options, but directly under the title display) can be heard here to help and improve the playback. A fairly significant improvement can be heard out when WIDE Dynamic or surround selects, depending on personal taste and according to source material.

7. Radio yes / no, sound quality of radio - Music recognition, search, settings: Background music: on / off; Sender ID Display: On / Off; alternative frequency: on / off, radio text: on / off; frequency manually, add to favorites, all the channels open, headset or speaker; The menu of the radio is quite sparingly furnished. Channel names can not be more unfortunate to be added, but there are abundant transmitter seats. With good orientation of the antenna, the respective stations play in almost ecstatic quality.

8. Storage Capacity - 70 MB internal for user data - expandable to 8GB.

9. Multimedia results - The photo / video camera, which is easily operated, has useful settings. The quality of results are for the 3.2 MP camera in normal light conditions. Even in the darkness, the camera flash is good, thanks to excellent results. The built in MP3 player is simple to use. A playlist is created quickly. Thanks to DNSe sound optimization the sound is great, not to complain. The radio is also easy to use, even if the menu is very sparingly equipped and station name can not be added. But it has enough transmitter sites and therefore scores with almost good sound. The Mobile Phone has a dynamic memory of 70 MB and is expandable up to 8 GB.

Camera and lock button


3.2 MP camera


Camera in Action


The headset scores with good sound
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Re: Samsung Star GT-S5600 TouchScreen Mobile Phone

Handling / Menus Features
1. One-hand operation for key functions - Yes, partially.

2. Call execute (with the menu item "Contacts") - Run a call with Lightweight and easy to find contacts.

3. Readability of the display - At night and in normal lighting conditions on the day and in confined spaces with sunlight, the display can be very well read. In direct sunlight or light irradiation, however, one can only recognize content. Of course, also at the choice of a background image or subject matter.

4. Virtual Keyboard - Quite accurate and surprisingly fast.

5. Handling the navigation elements on the menus prospecting - NA.

6. Overview of the menus - Very well visible and easily recognizable.

7. Opportunity for the assignment of shortcut keys - The laterally integrated widgets (as with almost all newer models from Samsung) are used for fast access to the menu. They are light and arranged according to their own desires. The operation via touchscreen runs quickly and intuitively.

8. MMS and SMS handling - Add Recipient: last Contacts, groups, manual input, add media: image, video, audio, photo, video recording, sound recording; paste text template, business card, calendar, task, memo, bookmark, Add Attachment: File, business card, calendar, memo, task, bookmark, subject to add page add language: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese, Suomi, etc.; T9: T9 ABC, T9 abc, Numeric, Symbols , emoticons.

9. Service photo and video - The 3.2 MP camera is very easy to operate and their settings are easy to find and easy to set.

10. Operation of Music Player - Since the design of the MP3 player has been quite clearly presented, the whole problem is from handling. Well-designed by Samsung, that its music-menu according can be put to their own ideas together (eg artist, composer, album, playlists, etc.)

11. Reading Cards - The reading of Micro SD cards of various sizes up to 8 GB will do it quickly and S5320, the existing data, provided by the file format and forth can be easily done.

12. File Management - Create light folders and move data.

13. Results - Even beginners will quickly learn the UI of Samsung S5600. The touch-screen operation runs evenly. Run a call, adding contact information, as well as the readability of the display (in normal light and at night) do not entail any negative points for the S5600. The response of the touch screen with such a mobile phone for this price class is to be very commendable and in no way disappointing. The menu is divided meaningfully and timelessly. The operation of the photo / video camera and MP3 player are additional plus points of mobile phones. The reading of memory cards for the Samsung GT-S5600 has no problems. Existing data, provided by the file format type, makes it easy to play. Moving data is also uncompromising.

Overall Conclusion

The Samsung GT-S5600
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The Samsung GT-S5600 offers at a surprisingly affordable price which is an excellent equipment. Its appearance is elegant and the subtle 3.2 MP camera with Smile Shot function provides good results in this price range. In the darkness, it can also score points and delivers a well-known and relatively sharp image. The internal memory of 70 MB is a bit low, but thanks to Micro SD cards which supports up to 8 GB expandable memory. The music player can also sound good, thanks to effective DNSe sound optimization points. The speaker of the touch phones is positioned on the back. The menu of the radio is quite economical, the application as such but must be no hiding, because the playback sound fairly scratch-and noise-free and surprisingly dynamic. In addition, broadcasters have sufficient places available. The intuitive operation of the very responsive touch screen allows for easy handling of all mobile phones. With HSDPA and EDGE 7.2, Internet pages are loaded very quickly, and displayed fine. Even emails can easily be downloaded and are very well read. Samsung, taking into account is in the very good price / a particularly recommendable, using universally Full Touch cellphone in the process.
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Re: Samsung Star GT-S5600 TouchScreen Mobile Phone

i have a question...sorry this is in the wrong spot!!!

my bf has one...he lives in austria. i live in the us. we used to be able to text back and forth with no problem at all.

now, all of the sudden, he can't text me.

he can call me with no problem.

i can text him with no problem.

nothing has changed on our plans.

what is the problem???
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Re: Samsung Star GT-S5600 TouchScreen Mobile Phone

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i have a question...sorry this is in the wrong spot!!!

he can't text me.

what is the problem???
I can only assume that he is having some problems with his sim card or the carrier that he is using or otherwise he is trying to ignore you!! In any case this is a problem with the sim card and not the phone cause it happened to me once. I am using a very old 2 years old sim card named orange and today orange services are discontined here in mumbai and overtaken by vodafone. I also suffer from the same problem, that is; I cant text messages to any one of my girlfriend but can receive their text. The only resolution to solve my problem is by changing the sim card. Hope that you tell your boyfriend to do the same or else change your boyfriend.
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lmao...that's funny...no it isn't my bf ignoring me, goof. i will tell him to change his sim card...thanks for the assistance!!!! = )
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lmao...that's funny...no it isn't my bf ignoring me, goof. i will tell him to change his sim card...thanks for the assistance!!!! = )
Roger that!
Well, it is better to be safe than never. Btw which carrier or telecom network he is using.
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Re: Samsung Star GT-S5600 TouchScreen Mobile Phone

i am not sure.

all i know is that i can text internationally to him with no problems.

up until 2 weeks ago. he could text me as well...with no issues.

all the sudden.

he can receive mine...but i can't receive his.

but he can call me....it's very odd.

i thought maybe his wife...lol...blocked my number but if that was the case...he wouldn't be able to phone me or receive my texts....correct????

he called his service and they said they didn't change anything.

and nothing has changed on my end.

HELP!!!!!!!
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Re: Samsung Star GT-S5600 TouchScreen Mobile Phone

Tell him to simply buy separate sim card, so his wife can not block him to text you. This way he can manage you and his wife on two separate sim cards , this should solve the problem. LOL
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thank you...is it possible that she could have blocked me from him sending me texts but still be able to call me...this is so odd??? lmao
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