|With a flip, the SGH-d307 morphs into a QWERTY keyboard that's perfect for keying speedy text messages and e-mails.Transform your phone into a mini keyboard for snappy data entry and retrieval.Go truly wireless while on the move. Supports headset and hands-free Bluetooth profiles.Free your hands while at work and play or when sharing the conversation with friends.Compose text messages with only your voice. No hands, no hassle.|
|Family Line||Samsung SGH|
|Band||GSM 850/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 300 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 200 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Display Resolution||176 x 220 pixels|
|Color Depth||18-bit (262000 Colors)|
|Phone Book Capacity (Numbers)||1000|
Average review score based on 30 user reviews
Hi there. I have used this phone for about 4 months now and I really like it.
Qwerty keyboard for Calenders and Alarms,SMS and IM
Speaker Phone- loud and clear
Reception and Battery life- top notch- serious the best folks
No Camera- Not allowed to use camera phone where i work
Web surfing on Cingular blows due to high cost
Email- again data too expensive on Cingular
All in all I would buy it again.
I am a very technology-oriented person, so I thought that this phone would be perfect for me. I read many reviews online before deciding to purchase it. There were a few reviews that compalined of the ringer volume, but I didn't think it would be as bad as people made it sound. It is actually worse...
First, you can't set the phone to ring and vibrate at the same time. You can set it to do either one, or you can set it to vibrate, then ring after it vibrates 3 times.
Second, have you ever been next to someone wearing headphones and listening to the music really loudly? You really can't hear the words, but you can hear the annoying noise. That's exactly what this phone sounds like when it's ringing. I never hear it when I am at work (always hear everyone else's phones before they do). I only hear it when I am at home, it's quiet, and I am in the same room with it. If I have the TV on and go to the bathroom, I won't hear it. If I am downstairs and the phone is upstairs, I can't hear it.
I would not recommend this phone to people that have trouble hearing high pitched frequencies, or just have trouble hearing in general.
Also, the unique dual hinge prevents this phone from having an actual case, so if you have butterfingers (like I do) be prepared to get your $300 phone scratched up. You could always get a universal carrying case, but then you'll have to take your phone out of it every thime you use it, and it will dampen the ringer volume even more.
To start with,The phone is kinda cumbersome. When you open it, It's hard not to hit the sound button on the phone or flip it open sideways. There are alot of features packed into a simi sized cell phone. I had to read the whole book and still had problems. One key on the phone does 3 or 4 things in different directions. I wanted to throw it a few times! (But I didn't of course.) Since they do not sell it in the Cingular store there is no techical support help at all so your on your own! Now that I understand the phone, I like it. It does alot of cool stuff, If your techical enough to figure it out. It takes awhile! If your looking for an easy to use phone this is not the phone for you! Once you figure it out, You can go to the internet,IM's,emails,and so on. Not recommended for newcomers!
At first, I was happy with the Cingular Wireless Samsung phone. It is attractive and easy to handle. It feels sturdy. I love the way it flips the two different ways depending on how you plan to use --flip up for phone, or flip sideways for internet use. I had it activated by my Cingular carrier and was using it for about a week when it started to have a continuous SIM error. It did that every three or four calls. I'd have to turn the phone off and on again in order to use. The opportunity for extended warranty had passed so I was stuck with the phone that did not work half the time. Recently, I took the SIM card out and put it back in my old phone. I have not been using the phone any more. It doesn't work well.
I THOUGHT THIS PHONE WOULD HAVE EVERYTHING I WANTED IN A CELL PHONE. EASE OF TEXTING, GREAT RESOLUTION ON THE SCREEN FOR VIEWING PICTURES, GOOD SIGNAL STRENGTH AND SOUND QUALITY, AND COOL FEATURES. BUT THE MENU OPTIONS, OPERATIONAL STYLE, AND LIMITS WHEN BEING USED IN TEXT (LANDSCAPE) MODE LEAVE MUCH TO BE DESIRED. OTHER DOWNSIDES INCLUDE: NO CAMERA TO PUT THAT SCREEN TO GOOD USE, NO ABILITY TO CREATE RINGTONES, NO OPTION TO HAVE A SILMULTANEOUS RING AND VIBRATE ALERT, OR THE ABILITY TO SWITCH FROM THE FLIP MODE TO THE LANDSCAPE MODE WITHOUT CANCELING WHATEVER IS BEING DONE ON THE SCREEN.
OVERALL, THE PHONE IS STURDY AND WORKS WELL. BUT SOMEWHERE OUT THERE IS A PHONE WITH THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF CALL, TEXTING, PHOTO, AND SOUND FEATURES, AS WELL AS, THE EASE OF USE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR.