Samsung SGH-E950 Review: Troubled Touch Navigation

Samsung SGH-E950
Touch technology for softkey button is not a new thing; LG through Chocolate KG800 has applied this technology, including some Samsung Ultra Edition series. But, new improvement tried offered by Samsung SGH-E950 with presenting “full touch navigation key”.

In the multimedia phone line, SGH-E950 can be said as testing product of some new innovations. The display now is also sweeter; in designs, user interface, entertainment amusement and some other facilities differed from its senior, E900. E950 physical display is seen more luxuriant. The body is wrapped by plastic material with reflective metal nuance, with few rough surfaces. Do not monopolize again with dark color, which becoming Samsung phone typically.

But, E950 still have another interesting feature. Big revolution is offered by Samsung, through the navigation button of full touch sensitive technology alias touch sensor so-called “Dynamic Adaptive Control Pad”. Not only softkey which adopted this technology, like SGH-U600/U700 also LG Chocolate KG800. 1,14 inches area is inserted by unique shortcut and claimed to relies on 65 thousand colors OLED screen and 128 x 112 pixels resolution.

Unhappily, touch sensor planted felt over sensitive. It mean can cause you to execute unwanted command / menu, just because accidentally a few touching it. It’s similar with Samsung SGH-U600 / U700 softkey.

The unique, SGH-E950 is accompanied by screen setting for excessive light condition passed “Sunlight mode” modus. The result, this media interface display remain to be bright and clear even below direct sunlight. It’s s similar with the Samsung SGH-U600 ability. Whereas at the sector menu, Samsung SGH-E950 is adopts the new interface model, namely “Espresso UI”. Do not like some ultra editions, which dominant by black nuance.

The presents of uGo feature in SGH-E950 automatically can arrange “Home screen” background display according to town or domicile country. Plus its wallpaper ‘living’ feature, which dynamically changed according to daily clock calculation. Attractive enough!

Do not like its one class phone which mostly placing forward the 3G technology support, including high speed data transfer via HSDPA line, Samsung SGH-E950 still a step behind.

Can be understand, this phone only works in GSM triband frequency (900/1800/1900 MHZ) and EDGE/GPRS channel to process data transfer. It’s similar to the old series, SGH-E900. What a pity.

E950 has carried 3,2 megapixel camera. Even minus autofocus feature and macro modus, but some standard abilities remain to be figured in. There is a flash lamp, ISO choice and white balance setting. In default, the camera viewfinder is at landscape position. This thing is according to the placing of camera button shutter, which imitates digital pocket camera concept.

Even this camera is not a music phone, but SGH-E950 still equipped with good enough music players. Its ability to list the song is also not failed if compared to Sony Ericsson Walkman series. The playlist can be arranged based on artist, genre, album, most played and including equalizer choice. Playlist setting also can be performed so easy.

Like Symbian operating system phone which supporting multitasking function, SGH-E950 also figures in “Background playing” feature with same ability for its music player. So, you can explore the other menu while listens your favorite music.

Samsung E950 cooperates with Yahoo! in providing business facilities. Similar with Yahoo! service in PC, Yahoo! Ready feature in E950 also provides interactive messaging line via Yahoo! messenger.

Through TV out feature, you can display SGH-E950 interface directly to television screen. It’s including your photo result, documents and other. Setting provided is PAL-B and NTSC. Unfortunately, TV out connection cable does not figured in at sale package.

Samsung SGH-E950 can be said complete enough for middle-weight phone. Its can be look from the feature; 3,2 megapixel camera, good music player, Yahoo! search and Yahoo! Messenger feature till microSD card slot.

But, minus of third generation technology (3G) or 3,5G make it fails to compete with other phone in its class. Moreover, its touch sensor navigation button is also disturbing enough and can be a barrier to get successes in the market.

Samsung SGH-E950 Review
Price range: $235 - $280
- Main screen: TFT, 262.144 million color, 240 x 320 pixel, 2 inches
- Touch panel screen: OLED, 65.536 color, 128 x 112 pixel,1,14 inches
- Camera: 3,2 Megapixel (2048x1536 pixel), flash
- Video recorder: CIF
- Messaging: sms, mms, email, push message, SOS Message
- Internal memory: 60 MB
- External memory: MicroSD (TransFlash) up to 2GB
- Phonebook: 1000 contact
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.0 (A2DP), USB 2.0 cable data
- Browser: WAP 2.0/ xHTML, HTML (NetFront3.4)
- Data Transfer: EDGE class 10, GPRS class 10
- Audio File: MP3, AAC+, WMA, MIDI, Polyphonic 64 channel
- Video file: MPEG-4, 3GP
- Network: Triband GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz
- Dimension: 9.5 x 4.6 x 1.54 cm
- Weight: 85 grams
- Battery: Lithium ion, 800 mAh ]
- Color: Blacj, Metallic silver
- Feature: Music Player, Video Player, Games, Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Messenger, Smart Search, Image editor, Image stamp, Mobile Tracker, Privacy, TV Out, Calendar, Alarm, World Clock, Converter, Stopwatch, Memo

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