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Samsung U900 Soul

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1265 reviews of Samsung U900 Soul. 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. People are impressed by the size and portability. The camera and design also get good reviews, but many are less positive about the GPS navigation and performance. Views about the price and durability are different.

usability, design, camera, portability, size

battery, sound, screen, performance, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung U900 Soul is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung U900 Soul

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Samsung U900 Soul from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the sound and camera are overall positive. The usability and design also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the reliability and performance, and there are some mixed reviews about the size.

portability, design, usability, camera, sound

performance, reliability

65% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung U900 Soul Mobile Phone Unlocked Sim FreeSamsung U900 Soul Mobile Phone Unlocked Sim Free

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Samsung Soul SGH U900 review

 

Is the top-of-the-range 'ultra' phone worth your cash?

Stylish design ; Touchpad control ; Fine 5-megapixel camera ; HSDPA high speed downloads and browsing

Below average music player earphones ; Average battery life

An extremely stylish slider with a quality camera

May, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Soul U900

 

Samsung's Soul U900 takes a different approach to touch-sensitive control and it's rather good!

Feb, 2011

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

Samsung U900 Soul

 

The Samsung U900 Soul is a stunning super slim 3G mobile phone featuring an amazing 5 mega pixel camera with face detection and auto focus. The U900 features a touch navigation pad and music player with Bang & Olufsen audio....

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (pocketgamer.co.uk)

Samsung U900 Soul

 

Funk Soul Bother

With a rock-solid design and looks that could kill, the U900 most definitely has soul, but it's sadly undone by a dodgy interface, relatively meagre capabilities and poor gaming suitability

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Samsung U900 Soul

 

Samsung U900 Soul is a mobile phone manufactured and designed by Samsung. It has a 5 megapixel camera equipped with autofocus, video, flash, and image stabiliser. Some of its features include an organiser, T9, FM radio with RDS, multiple audio format...

The U900, thanks to a princely design and highly attentive ‘magical’ touch UI, has more soul than a James Brown and Ray Charles lemon sole eating contest. Samsung U900 Soul is tagged with Samsung, MP3 player, FM radio, HSDPA, Wi-Fi and YouTube. Select...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Samsung - Soul U900

 

You might not think that the name of this phone conveys much to you. ‘Soul' certainly doesn't seem to say a great deal to us. But get past that and what we have here is quite ...

The Soul looks good and the touch interface is well thought through. Great battery life is also a plus point. The camera won't replace a decent 5-megapixel digital one, but this is a nice all-rounder.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Matt (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Samsung U900 Soul review

 

The Samsung Soul U900, which is the latest phone offerings from Samsung, Samsung is sticking to its slider guns with the Soul U900, which incorporates modern technology into a classic design. I thought on first impressions this was just...

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Expert review by: (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung Soul U900 review

 

We review the Samsung Soul U900, Samsung's flagship 5-megapixel camera sliderphone with Magical Touch touchpad control and 3G HSDPA connectivity

5-megapixel camera with autofocus, face recognition technology ; Magical Touch touchpad interface ; Decent music player with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio technology ; 3G HSDPA connectivity up to 7.2Mbps ; Slimline, quality build

No GPS, Wi-Fi or smartphone operating system ; Only partial touch screen technology ; Substantial feel ; Average headphones supplied, with no 3.5mm socket ; Poor loudspeaker

Decent debut for Magical Touch touchpad control in a fine 5-megapixel cameraphone

May, 2008

Expert review by: (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Samsung U900 Soul review

 

Samsung's U900 Soul is one of the most customised handsets available as well as featuring a five-megapixel camera and 'Magic Touch' navigation pad.…

The Samsung U900 Soul is one of the most customised handsets available. Change the menu, wallpaper and font to suit your own particular tastes

The call quality is not quite what it should be on a handset of this dimension

Expertly crafted with a range of powerful features at its disposal, the Samsung U900 Soul is a great all-rounder. It has its flaws but overall it's difficult not to like this personable handset.

May, 2008

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

Samsung U900 Soul

 

The handset measures up at a palm-friendly 105x49.5x12.9 mm and tips the scales at 113g. As far as the quality of materials is concerned, the U900 represents as major leap forward for Samsung – although their mobiles have never suffered from poor...

The U900 enjoys a touch-sensitive display instead of a navigation button, mimicking the Samsung E950 this way. Although, the latter never became widely adopted and on top of that its advertising campaign wasn’t well-funded either. Just like we guessed...

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WMA
FM radio:N / No / Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64 / 72
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Main camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Night mode:Y
Photo effects:Mosaic / Sepia

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.36 / 0.692 / 0.7

Data Transmission

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port:N / No

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Slider

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:5.59 / 55.9
Display number of colours:0.262144 / 16.0 / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 240
External display:N / No
Touchscreen:No / Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
GPS:N / No
GPS (satellite): No
Position location: No

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind):Y / Yes

Management features

Support for contact groups:Y / Yes

Memory

Built-in memory capacity:100 MB
Flash card support:Y / Yes
Internal Memory:100 / 130
Internal storage capacity:8
User memory:100

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA
FM radio: No

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / 3G, EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GSM
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Browser supported:WAP 2.0
Bundled software:Office, Power Point
Dimensions (WxDxH):105.6 x 49.5 x 12.9 / 106 x 50 x 13
I/O ports:Bluetooth\nUSB 2.0 \nPC Sync Application
Interface:3 x 5 Keypad + Magical Touch by DaCP / USB / USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Modem type:USB
Music player: Yes
Network services:3G, EDGE, GPRS
Networking type:GPRS/Edge/HSDPA / GSM
Operating Frequency:900/1800/1900
Phonebook capacity:1000
Picture mode:Multi Shot, Mosaic Shot, Single Shot, Panorama Shot
Playable formats:MP3, MIDI, WMA, XMF, SMAF, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+
Recording Time:60
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone:N / No
Standard package includes:Battery, charger, headset kit
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability:Y / Yes

Phone features

Direct printing:Y / Yes
Form factor:Slider
Java technology:Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Converter
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
SyncML: No
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:880
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Standard
Continuous audio playback time:15
Standby time (2G):250 / 280 / 300 / 400
Talk time (2G):3.6 / 4 / 6

Storage

Internal Memory:100

Technical Details

3G: Yes
Alarm function: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Grey / Pink / Red / Silver
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Frame rate:15
Video call:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.29 / 12.9
Height :10.6 / 105.9 / 106
Weight:110 / 111 / 112 / 93
Width:4.95 / 49.5