Maybe an awkward moment to write about this cellphone, since it is currently at the repair-shop, but I had a few minutes time so here it goes.
First of all, take a look at the pictures… Doesn’t it look good!? You got to admit, the Samsung E720 has a certain visual impact. It is light, fits good in hand and is easy to use. That is about the first impression you get of it. Secondly you start to notice that it’s loud, or at least can be loud, since you can turn the volume down a bit. Since the E720 has a MP3 player that can play without earbuds, this amout of volume is required.
There isn’t enought space here to discuss all the features, to describe them in 3 words: they are neat!!!
There are a few downsides, but still, it’s worth to buy it!
There are a few downsides, though.
- It has 80Meg of space!!!! But that is it. It’s not expandable. Plus you can only use a few megs for messages, the rest is for video and images. I’d rather choose what I use the memory for. But ok, you can live with that.
- Another thing I like about my mobiles, is that I can backup my phonebook, messages, … to PC. It is possible, but there is a minor thingy. When you have an EMS (two or more SMS messages chained together), you can’t backup it, or even read it. You need to do that in the phone. Major downside when you’re backing up your messages. With call-records, phonobook,… no problems. You can also get all the images from your phone from any place, but you can only upload to one location. Why? I dunno.
- And now the major thing why not to buy the E720: the sound quality it is sending out. You can hear people on the other side, clear as crystal. I mean, when the other person has the radio on, you can even understand what song is playing. It’s that clear. But don’t be surprised when that person asks to repeat what you said a few times, since the outgoing quality sucks!!! It seems to occur only when your calling with another cellphone, landlines are not affected. Try to imaging that one person has an E720 and the person he/she is calling has one too. Almost impossible to have a good conversation. BUT… there is a solution. The problem seems to be in the software. By sending the device back to Samsung, they can flash the software and that should fix it… Mine has just been send in. I’ll keep you posted.