A Preview of the Samsung E2210
The Samsung E2210 is a conservative flip phone that chooses to stick with classy, collected styling whilst offering a good array of standard phone functions that most have come to see as basic requirements of any modern mobile phone at any price point. On the outside it is sheathed in grey plastic with only a lip of red running along the bottom of the upper portion of the phone. Once you open it up you will reveal the full two-tone colour design, which uses a thick red border around the screen and over the internal hinge, as well as highlighting the navigation buttons. The flash of red does give a little bit of flare to an otherwise simple handset design. The phone itself is small and compact and with the battery installed it weighs just 85g.
The screen is housed and protected by the flip design and at just under 1.8 inches across the diagonal it is comparable to similar handsets in its range. The outer shell also has its own screen, which is used for call alerts and showing the time when the phone is folded closed. Unlike the internal screen the external secondary display is not blessed with colour imaging, but it performs its function perfectly well and you cannot complain. Just above the secondary screen is a VGA camera capable of capturing still images and recording video, with storage of your saved images made possible with 9MB of internal memory. You can even play around with a few image-altering filters which can be a fun way to enjoy the camera and then send the pictures on to your friends as multimedia messages.
You can load your own music tracks onto the Samsung E2210 using a USB cable synced to your PC or laptop, as well as being able to transfer files using the Bluetooth wireless connection between phones and other enabled devices. Any tracks you do store on the E2210 can then be listened to when you are on the move, or even set as ringtones. There are polyphonic ringtones included as standard and some mildly distracting Java-based games are included as part of the software package. The entertainment functions are completed by an FM radio tuner which is built into the phone.
Though the Samsung E2210 is an economically put together mobile, it does have a good selection of applications that are designed to help with personal organisation and productivity. As well as being able to programme the calendar and schedule with important events, you can convert currencies and common measurements, as well as keeping notes using the Memo Book.
Thanks to its small size and no-frills features the Samsung E2210 boasts an impressive set of battery life statistics. Samsung claims that the E2210 can be used to make voice calls for up to 7 hours in a row, which is impressive for something of this price, though the 8 days on standby is a bit less so. When making calls you can activate the speakerphone for some hands free conversations and it is also possible to record your conversations directly to the phone's memory with just a few button strokes. With Quad-band networking you can travel to most worldwide destinations and still make use of the E2210 on a partner network provider and here in the UK the E2210 is being sold SIM free, which gives you the choice of which network you want to commit to. This also means that you can also pick to sign up to a fixed term pay monthly contract or benefit from the flexibility of a pay as you go deal.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
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