i600 is a smartphone with Windows Mobile 5 smartphone operating
system. The design of this smartphone is elegant with black and slim
model. This phone is build with full qwerty keyboard , so we can
directly access the keyboard from the front side, the keyboard design
also nice, because we can also dial a number with the numpad in the
middle of the keyboard.
i600 smartphone already support 3G with HSDPA data connection with
1.8Mb maximum. The processor of this smartphone is 220Mhz. This is
non touchscreen smartphone, so if we want to install the software for
it, we have to make sure whether the software support or not for non
touchscreen smartphone. By default, the operating system is Windows
Mobil 5, but we can upgrade the software to make it installed with
Windows Mobile 6, or also maybe Windows Mobile 6.1. For upgrade we
can do it by ourself with a lot of manual installation at internet,
or we can bring the smartphone to Samsung service center.
this smartphone, we can do almost every simple thing that we usually
do with computer, such as send or receive email, open web page, read
RSS news, chatting and many more. For all of that, except chatting,
the software already package when we start install the smartphone.
So, we don't have to install more software anymore. But if we would
like to chat from your this i600 smartphone, then we have to install
additional software such as IM+ or Slick messenger, this software
support for many chatting server like Yahoo, MSN, ICQ, etc. For
Email, RSS and web browsing, we also can install more additional
software if we think that is necessary.
internal memory of Samsung i600 which ready for use is 46MB, this
amount of memory is too small, so for install additional software, we
have to add external memory with microSD expansion digital memory
slot. There are different access speed between internal memory vs
external memory, so if we want to install the software which need
fast access, choose to install at internal memory, but if speed
doesn't matter, than install to external memory is recommended.
smartphone have 2 camera, one camera in the back of the phone with
1.3 megapixel, and one camera in the front of the phone with VGA
camera. The front camera usually use for 3G conference, but when we
make 3G video call, we also can switch which camera to show to other
party (front camera or back camera). Like other Samsung handphone,
the result of camera is bright and clear.
i600 have 2 type of battery, slim and normal battery. First time when
this phone released at market, this phone only supply with slim
battery, but latter release also include with thick battery, of
course if we use the thick one, Samsung i600 not seem slim smartphone
anymore, but the phone life become 3 times longer than if we use slim
navigation of Samsung i600 is wonderful. Since this smartphone is non
touchscreen, we need fast shortcut to go directly to important
software, and Samsing i600 already have it. This already equipped
with scrollwheel at the right side of the phone. In the left side,
also have up and down key which by default use for adjust the volume.
I like using this smartphone, but I have to accustom my self at the
first time I change from touchscreen to non touchscreen, maybe I need
about 1 week to make become accustomed.