Samsung Monte S5620 [Gadget Review]

Design:

In a world full of affordable touch phones, it becomes increasingly difficult to choose from a vast available variety. But one look at Samsung S5620 and a cursory glance on its features make choice easy.

Its digital experience is worth remembering since it is a combination of glossy touch screen and an intelligent operating system. Samsung S5620 has attractive curve body with sleek surface for comfortable grip. Its 3-inch TFT touch-capacitive screen and having resolution of 240×400(3 inches) resolution with the support of 256k colors.

The Samsung Monte runs Touch Wiz UI 2.0 Plus for efficient and effective touch screen functions. It is also ready with features like accelerometer sensor for UI (User Interface) rotate.

Hardware Features (Processor, Internal & External Memory):

It’s handing out is much better and applications are quite reachable. It is ready with 200 MB domestic memory which is moderately sufficient for some basic memory processing. It is also ready with maximum of 16GB memory by using micro SD card and it can store 1000 entries for phonebook and able of storing call records virtually.

Battery:

It is factory loaded with Standard battery, Li-Ion 960 mAh. As per manufacturer details; The device offers a standby time of up to 769 hours on 2G  and 9 hours and 42 minutes talk time for 2G.The device perfectly suits the local market since it offers cellular 2.5 G networks.

Connectivity Features:

Samsung Monte is 3.5G network capable WIFI phone. It features Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps GPRS/EDGE with capability of 3.5G transmission of HSDPA, 3.2 Mbps. It supports Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP stereo sound capability headset and Micro USB port for PC and micro USB charger connectivity.

Camera and Location Based Capability:

Samsung Monte S5620 is equipped with 3.2 MP (2048 x 1536 pixels) cameras featuring geo-tagging for sharing the travelling experiences with friends and family and different shooting modes like smile detection, panoramas, single, continuous, frame and mosaic.

Samsung Monte S5620 video camera is ready of capturing video with, [email protected] and it is also ready with secondary CIF camera for video calling. It is set with A-GPS as location based value added tool and it supports different location based applications like Google Maps /Google Latitude and Navi expert. Its camera does not offer features like Flashlight.

Applications and Operating System:

Samsung Monte compelling feature of Touch Wiz UI 2.0 Plus provides handy usability of applications. With its latest UI it features home screen swapping, home widgets and live feed widgets. It offers social networking integrations applications like MySpace, Twitter, Bebo and lot of other known social networking applications in the form of widgets and in separate consoles. It is also loaded with Multi Instant messaging capability and provides user chat in real time.

Browser:

The glad news for internet lovers is this that the device is capable of full internet browsing with a Samsung Monte internet browser and all the basic functions are integrated for internet mobility.

Home Screen:

Home screen is capable of finger swapping and widget placement offering multiple alternative home screen windows. It is also ready with task manager for accessing applications by displaying in multiple open applications at different animated style.

Common Applications (Built-in):

Its common applications are:

  • Google Maps.
  • Google Latitude
  • Google Mail client.
  • Social Networking applications.
  • Widgets like Google Search bar on home screen

Multimedia Support / Formats:

It comes with integrated FM Radio with RDS (radio data system) which facilitate the handset for improve multimedia experience. Its multimedia supports range like audio format support from – MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A and Video supported formats are: WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player.

Before you buy, make sure the Box contains the following

  • The Samsung Monte 5620
  • Charger
  • MicroUSB cable
  • User Manuals and Software CD
  • Headset
  • Battery

*Please be informed, this depends on the seller offer or also check OEM website.

Availability in Pakistan and Price:

In Pakistan, its price ranges from PKR 17,600/- to 18000/- (as of June 30th, 2010) like on online retailers: Mobile zone website it is offered in PKR 17,600/-

On different free online websites in Pakistan, it is also being offered in different price ranges dependent on the handset condition (used).

However, price variation could be a factor when you go to the market to purchase the device.

Disclaimer: Websites mentioned are referred to for academic purpose only with no commercial interest involved. They are mentioned in good faith and the author is not responsible for any purchase /sale /exchange/loss/ decision made. Exercise your independent judgment in this regard


  • Salu

    Samsung has come up with detail touch products …ths gr8 in affordable price…Samsung Corby per be itna he acha aik review hona chahayee…

    especially my customers my check ure website…as m referring them…here…

  • Waisybabu | WINARS

    Are these actual reviews with hands-on use of the device or just a running down of the device’s features?

  • no name

    i lykd the review alot it helps alot in makin purchase choices

  • no name

    perfect review….thanks alot….it really helps when u go in market…makes choice easier….

  • umair abbasi

    dear i wanna ask u that how can i use Wifi in Monte with out being charged by the operator,i called jazz today & they said they will charge the standard rates like 20rs/mb while m using wifi at my home frm wateen… i’ll b greatfull to u if u can help me out in this regard.

    my question is HOW CAN I USE WIFI IN SAMSUNG MONTE WIFI SERVICES WHILE I DNT WANNA B CHARGED BY THE NETWORK PROVIDER EITHER JAZZ,UFONE OR TELENOR ????

    waiting for ur reply guys….thnx

    • Zainali

      Umair abbasi Just use the wifi..
      Its nothing to deal with ur shitty Jazz,Ufone or any one…
      U can use ur wateen wifi for free.

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  • HABIB

    good review, but the companey should assign about the sinal SIM and dual SIM clearly, also about the price, either it is for dealer or retailer.

  • good mobile but hope there are many others samsung mobiles which have good quality and have a several new features with the advance level of technology… :)