Samsung SCH-U700

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Samsung SCH-u700/SCH-u550 (Gleam)
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Compatible networks EVDO
Form factor clamshell
Dimensions 3.9 × 1.9 × .5 in
Weight 3.35 oz
Memory 51 MB
Removable storage microSD
Battery Standard: Up to 3.5 hours (talk-time) or 250 hours (stand-by)
Long Life: Up to 5 hours (talk-time) or 350 hours (stand-by)
Display 240 × 320 px TFT LCD, 262K color
External display 96 × 96 px TFT LCD, 65K color
Rear camera 2.0 megapixel
Connectivity Bluetooth, USB
Website Samsung U.S.: SGH-U700

The Samsung SCH-u700/u550 (or more commonly known as the Samsung Gleam) is a 3G EV-DO mobile phone available in the United States. Phone features include Bluetooth, MP3 player, video player, recording and messaging. It comes in black with blue, gold, and purple sides.

Messaging[edit]

The Samsung SCH-U700 contains many types of messaging features, including SMS, EMS, and MMS. This phone also has support for E-mail and instant messaging (IM). The IM services that the phone supports are AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger. The SCH-U700 device contains the Mobile IM Version 2.0.1.34.

Connectivity[edit]

The Samsung SCH-U700 contains Bluetooth connectivity. The phone can connect to a computer through a USB cable. It can also connect through Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and it contains an HTML version of an Internet Browser.

Important features and applications[edit]

Personal information management[edit]

This phone contains features to manage personal information. These features include a calendar, a scheduler, a to-do list and an alarm. The contacts list in this phone can hold up to 500 entries.

Tools[edit]

The Samsung SCH-U700 contains other features, such as a world time clock, a unit converter, a currency converter, a calculator, a notepad, and a stop watch.

Other features[edit]

This phone contains a music player, a music library, a video wallpaper, video Messaging, video Recording, video playing, mobile printing, voice memos and voice mails, speakerphone, voice commands, and external memory. External memory can be inserted in the phone through a microSD card.

Reception[edit]

Kent German of CNET gave the SCH-u550 variant 3 out of 5 stars, positively noting it's 3G and stereo Bluetooth support but panning it's "dull" design, "poorly designed" media controls and "disappointing" multimedia experience stating in the bottom line "The Samsung SCH-U550 doesn't offer the performance or design that we'd expect from a 3G Verizon Wireless cell phone."[1] PhoneArena was a little more positive, giving the u550 a 7 out of 10, praising it's "excellent call quality" it's support for microSDHC cards up to 8GB and it's customizable themes, but deriding the phone's "small" external display, mono speaker and the WAP browser that, according to them, "has problems displaying large HTML sites".[2]

The SCH-u700 variant was more positively received with CNET giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars citing it's attractive design, gorgeous internal display and good call and music quality but negatively mentioning it's "average" call and video quality, it's speakerphone and voice dialing which "don't fare well in noisy environments".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ German, Kent (26 February 2008). "Samsung SCH-U550 - (Verizon Wireless) review - CNET". Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Samsung SCH-u550 Review". 12 March 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ German, Kent (11 October 2007). "Samsung Gleam SCH-u700 review - CNET". Retrieved 23 October 2016. 

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