"Best phone yet"on by drewhinkle
Pros looks, feels and works great
Cons could be a bit thinner
Summary I've owned a ton of cell phones dating all the way back to Motorola bag phones in the '80's. I've owned many different brands, and Samsung is my personal favorite. This phone is no exception.
The pearl white finish is cool, classsy and unique. Kind of iPodish. Pick it up and start using it - it just feels right. Very user friendly feel and interface. Notice how effortless you can holster/unholster it and open/close the face with one hand. The buttons are right where you need and expect them.
The technology is impressive and seems to be state-of-the-art. Don't bother training your phone to know your voice commands; this puppy's voice recognition engine knows what you want even if you don't know speak geek. Setup is fast and easy, and the phonebook is set up eigeniously.
The bottom line is that this is a great phone. Period.
Pros sexy sleek design, features galore, super bright screen, great sound
Cons battery life so paltry that you would think the phone is defective
Summary after 6 months of owning the mediocre Nokia 6101, i upgraded to the Samsung t-609. this phone is worlds better than the 6101 in terms of sound quality, camera quality, screen brightness and most important, memory capacity. the Nokia 6101 started to refuse commands such as text messaging, downloading ringtones and taking pictures, and storing phone numbers after running out of memory with very few items on it.
The t-609 is chocked full of features: quad band frequency, mega pixel camera, video, a very sharp bright screen, bluetooth and a micro SD slot to add more memory, and lets not forget the MP3 player.
Performance wise, the t-609 does its task well. testing it in New York City the call volume is supple if not blaringly loud at times. i guess that depends on who calls you with what type of handset. the clarity of the calls are the best i have experienced so far as well as the speaker. the camera takes some of the best pictures for a camera phone of this price range. the bluetooth works seemlessly with my laptop. i have yet to try the bluetooth headset.
my only gripe, is the battery. so far i am charging this phone almost everyday. i do get a lot of calls and i took a lot of video and pictures, but i did the same amount of activities with the Nokia and didn't have to charge the phone for up to 3 days sometimes 4. my battery may be bad and will try another but if it is the same performance then i know for sure its the phone
overall the t-609 is a great phone and is worth a look if you are looking at the Motorola PEBLE V6 or the Samsung t-809 as a T-Mobile customer. However the battery life may be an issue.
Pros Paired easily with all headsets I tried
Cons Everybody wants to know what's wrong with my phone
Summary Both transmission and reception are poor on this phone. I have many dropped calls, audio quality on both sides is lousy, outgoing volume low and muffled on three of the four Bluetooth headsets I've tried. This phone was recommended by the salesperson in a T-Mobile store but was definitely not a good choice. If my old phone had Bluetooth, I'd go back to my 3-year-old Motorola V300.
"Not What I Expected"on by 2tonone
Pros Mp3 player ,Camera, Bluetooth
Cons Not very user friendly
Summary I just bought the phone and according to the sales person it a breeze to use. Mp3 player just drag and drop yae right so I buy the memory card and proceed to do so and when I put the memory card in the phone nothing it wont let me play any on my music from I tunes and any other mp3. And pictures can't be more than 424kb. Sound quality seams to be OK but still to early to tell. I'm going to keep working with it because I have 30 days to take it back and that all I'm going to give it if I can't figure it out. I haven't tried the bluetooth yet because I want to get the mp3 player and pictures working before I open another can of worms. If anything good comes out of this I will update this review.
Pros Call quality, features, m/SD slot, MP3 player, Bluetooth
Cons Low MP3 playback quality, horrible menu system
Summary Ok, First off...this is a good phone. I like Samsung phones. I have owned 4.
Now, that said, this phone was not a disappointment. It was exactly what I expected...a solid phone with good call quality and good features...but a few problems. Samsung phones always seem to have a problem or two.
With this phone, the problems are:
1)MP3 playback quality. Even in stereo, using both the OEM headphones and an adapter rig (3.5mm adapter and regular high quality phones), the quality was poor. Not bad if its your first MP3 player, but dont expect this to replace one you already have.
2) Menu system. Samsung is notorious for taking you on a long journey through nested features before you can reach the function you want.
Things you use often, like voice dialing, mute, camera, volume are one key press away...so are some other features like the voice notes and messaging (right or left on the directional button, repectfully), though you wouldn't know it unless you've used Samsung phones before...no icons.
But my gripe is no MP3 hot button. I have to go swimming through menus to find the player. Not good.
My other gripe is the my album feature that pops up when you take a pic...annoying, and a feature on almost all samsung phones. They need to give us the ability to shut it off.
I think the design is great, and as usual the clamshell pivot is solid. This phone is built to last.
Beware...if you want to change the housing, the plastic piece that surrounds connections to the phone pivot area is very flimsy and easilly broken...pop it off with care.
An 8 out of 10.