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Samsung i560

Samsung i560
alaScore 81

80 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Samsung i560. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and connectivity. The durability and design also get good comments, but opinions are divided on the usability. The battery and reception get negative reviews.

design, durability, connectivity, portability

GPS navigation, size, screen, reception, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung i560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Mobile Fone Reviews (mobilefonereviews.co.uk)

Samsung i560

 

The Samsung i560 is an attractive and stylish looking slide design mobile phone. It does look similar in appearance to Samsung G600. The handset incorporates a large 2.4 inch TFT display screen with a 3.15 mega-pixel camera and video recorder with...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Oleg Kononosov (mobile-review.com)

Samsung i560

 

The Samsung i550/i560 duo, the senior offering is not a counterpart to the junior device, albeit they appear similar on the face of it. Originally the Samsung i560 had been intended solely as a carrier-branded solution, but due to certain reasons and...

Who this device caters to? That's not an easy question, since there is no definitive answer. Those looking for a well rounded-out slider spec-wise won't fall for the i560, as there are other Samsung-branded offerings, although not of the smartphone...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Samsung i560

 

Stylish navigator

Design, build quality, navigation out of the box, 3.5mm headphone jack, Symbian OS

Battery cover difficult to remove, small display not ideal for navigation, GPS can take a few minutes to obtain a signal

May, 2008

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung i560

 

Stylish navigator

Design, build quality, navigation out of the box, 3.5mm headphone jack, Symbian OS

Battery cover difficult to remove, small display not ideal for navigation, GPS can take a few minutes to obtain a signal

The i560 is a capable but not outstanding mobile phone. The lack of Wi-Fi may be a deal breaker for some, but the included GPS software and accessories are welcome additions.

May, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung i560

 

Seeing or using the i560 is hardly a pulse-racing experience. People looking for a solid phone with navigation will find what they are looking for in the i560. Fashionistas should look elsewhere.

HSDPA and GPS connectivity, Speedy S60 operating platform, Bundled Route 66 nav software and car kit, Decent battery life

Another unexciting Samsung slider, Display not as sharp or colourful as recent Samsung screens

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Samsung i560 Review - Mobile Phones

 

samsung i560 review: Seeing or using the i560 is hardly a pulse-racing experience. People looking for a solid phone with navigation will find what they are looking for in the i560. Fashionistas should look elsewhere.

HSDPA and GPS connectivity, Speedy S60 operating platform, Bundled Route 66 nav software and car kit, Decent battery life

Another unexciting Samsung slider, Display not as sharp or colourful as recent Samsung screens

Seeing or using the i560 is hardly a pulse-racing experience. People looking for a solid phone with navigation will find what they are looking for in the i560. Fashionistas should look elsewhere.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (zdnet.com.au)

Samsung i560

 

HSDPA and GPS connectivity, Speedy S60 operating platform, Bundled Route 66 nav software and car kit, Decent battery life

Another unexciting Samsung slider, Display not as sharp or colourful as recent Samsung screens

Seeing or using the i560 is hardly a pulse-racing experience. People looking for a solid phone with navigation will find what they are looking for in the i560. Fashionistas should look elsewhere.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (cellphonedia.com)

Samsung i560

 

Nowadays, more and more cell phone models are being equipped with GPS features. One of them is the new Samsung i560, which is actually one of the rising cell phone models. It has a slider styled appearance which gives it a chic and has an integrated...

Samsung have noted that they have formulated a new strategy towards the innovation of their mobile phones to meet the increase and overwhelming demand of the public. This includes the expanding smart phone portfolio. Samsung has already introduced 5...

Consumer review by: Nino Calandra (dialtosave.co.uk )

Samsung I560

 

3-4 months of taking the i560 from retailer to repairers. The GPS never works when you really need it. It sometimes takes 20 minutes or not at all. It would be quicker to buy a street directory from the local petrol station and self navigate to the...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: ivanto12 (cnet.com.au)

Samsung i560

 

It is great

the phone is very strong and is hard to break ; Mad camera and games ; bluetooth and video calling ; gps and sound is loud it has all the features i wanted plus more

nothing at all

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):360
Talk time (2G):4.5

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Second Camera: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Slider

Display

Display diagonal:6.1
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):103 x 51 x 16
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)

Performance

Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm

Processor

Processor frequency:0.33

Storage

Internal Memory:150

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.6 / 5.1
Height :1.59 / 10.3
Weight:110 / 111 / 115
Width:10.3 / 5.1