Review of Samsung SGH-U900 5
mega pixel camera phone with 7.2mbps HSDPA
OCWorkbench team 4 Jun 2008
If you have read our
review of the Samsung SGH-G800, you would have noticed that this camera phone
takes good pictures and can surf at high speeds of 7.2mbps using HSPA. The
problem is that it seems to be a big too thick and bulky. SGH-U900 comes to the
rescue with a slim down form factor of only 12.9mm.
This metallic finished SGH-U900 merges beauty and
functionality into one piece of art. At 12.9mm thin, it is one of the first
phones to have a 5 mega pixel camera built in. In addition, Samsung incorporates
DaCP, a touch screen navigation window. Press on it and feel the haptics
feedback from the phone itself. Navigate through the menus from Music,
to FM Radio, to Camera, to Image Editor with the changing icons.
The Samsung Soul is packed with everything you need for an
almost-professional photography experience and high-speed multimedia experience.
From a 5 Megapixel camera with all the fancy trimmings of Face Detection, Wide
Dynamic Range Optimiser and Image Stabiliser, to a music library and 3.5G speed
of access, the Samsung Soul does it all, simply.
To tap the power of the faster download speed using HSDPA, the phone is built
with Google Search and Google Mail. The phone also includes a RDS capable FM
Radio for you to tune in to the latest broadcast from your local FM broadcaster.
For frequent flyers, the phone also comes with Offline Mode to enable in-flight
On the next few pages, we will take a look at
the interfaces of the phone.
|GSM / UMTS / HSDPA / WIFI
|| YES / YES / YES / NO
|| UMTS 2.1 (GSM 900/1800/1900)
|| HSDPA, WCDMA, GPRS, Bluetooth, USB
105.9 x 49.5 x 12.9mm
to 6 hours
|| Up to 280
|| 5 Mega Pixels
240x320 262K colours
|| WAP 2.0
|| MP3, AAC, AAC+,
MMF, MIDI, 3GP, MPEG4
72-chord poly, MP3, AAC
120M Shared, MicroSD up to 8GB
|| MP3 Music player,
A2DP, 5 megapixel camera External memory slot supporting up to
8GB of storage. Web App RSS reader, Google Mail, Google Search