In this buzzing mobile market where there are lots of catchy names such as Xperia, Vivaz, Jet, Smart and Hero, Samsung has come up with Samsung Monte, having great looks and loaded with greater features. It is trendy and its a real style statement.
Samsung Monte S5620 has a 3.0 inch front panel TFT display and it gives a sharp picture quality. A secondary camera is near to speaker, just above the screen and below it are three physical keys, the call key button, the back button and the call end key button. The volume rocker is on the left panel and on the right panel of the phone is the microSD card slot, phone lock and the camera shortcut keys. A loudspeaker is on the back panel placed at the bottom and the upper side sports 3.2-megapixel camera.
The Power of Touch
The touchscreen of Samsung Monte S5620 is highly responsive and very user friendly. It is more snappier with the updated TouchWiz plus 2.0 UI. A single touch on it, and you can access almost every feature. On the home screen one will get three screen panels that is customizable with the help of widgets. One can find three screens as menu that is accessible by just the swipe of a finger across the screen. One thing is missing in this smartphone. It does not have a virtual QWERTY keypad.
With Monte, locate yourself
The best part of Samsung Monte is that you can locate yourself with its features of GPS with A-GPS support. It is also pre-loaded with Google Maps that will help to pinpoint the current location where you are. It even gives the distance between two selected locations.
The mobile is pre-loaded with social networking sites. With the mobile Facebook on this phone it is easy to update your profile, search friends, invite friends and also upload images. The mobile Orkut helps to scrap friends easily. Watching videos through the YouTube application is excellent on Monte. The phone also supports POP3 and IMAP4 email clients. File attachment feature in emails is good.
Samsung focused more on camera
The picture quality of the phone is good with 3.2-megapixel camera. Up to 2048×1536 pixels resolution can be set and there are three image quality options – normal, fine and superfine. At the superfine settings the grains of the image quality are reduced.
Though the camera has advanced features of multi-shooting modes such as single, smile, continuous, panorama and frame shot, but there is no flash for it. So, better to take pictures in proper light.
Maximum resolution of 320×240 pixels can be set in video recording and the quality of video taken seems good. The best part of the video part is that it has a geo-tagging feature. The image editor helps in resizing the pics, crop it and also add some texts and frame to the myriad photographs.
Good for music lovers
For all those of you who loves music, Samsung Monte is one of the best phones. It’s music player is good and the FM radio comes with RDS support. It has got excellent FM reception and the quality of music is acceptable in headphones as well as in loudspeaker.
The music player of Monte supports MP3/WMA/eAAC/AMR/WMA file formats and the song management system seems to be simple and very user friendly. You can sort out the songs by artists, genre and albums.
The music can be fine tuned with the help of easy to use equalizer settings. Game lovers can be little unhappy because all the games are only trial versions. The handset supports JAVA as well as some elements of flash.
Memory and Battery
The phone comes with an internal memory of 220MB and it can be expanded up to 16GB. The battery performed well. With average calling, a single charge lasts three days along with net surfing and listening
Price of Samsung Monte
Samsung Monte S5620 is price tagged at Rs. 9,500 in India. The other phones in the Category of Monte are Nokia 5530 XpressMusic (Rs 11,400) and LG BL 20 (Rs. 11,500).