The Samsung Monte series continues with the Monte Slider E2550, a simple easy-to-use phone with basic multimedia features. This mobile phone arrives as a fresh take on classic slider design.It comes with an elegant keypad that slides out, colorful user interface, camera feature, music player and Web browsing facilities. And we should say that it isn’t a high-end, feature-rich mobile phone. On the contrary, this phone is targeted to the low-end entry phone market, with plenty of basic and classic features that can be found on many other models.
This Samsung E2550 Monte Slider is quite compact due to its sliding form and its dimensions are 9.85 x 4.85 x 1.44 cm that fits comfy even in small hands and perfect for carrying in your pocket. Including the rechargeable battery, the phone weighs around 85.5 grams which is surely a light weight phone. There is a 2.0 inch TFT display on the front of this handset that support 256K colors. And just below the screen, a square style navigation control buttons are placed neatly, which is quite user friendly.
The Samsung E2550 Monte is equipped with a simple 1.3 MP camera with a 1280×1024 pixel resolution, so you can freeze your favorite moments on images or videos at any time. The video recording is also of a good quality. Other entertainment options include a music player and a Stereo FM radio with RDS. The media player can support a lot of formats such as MP3, WAV, WMA & eAAC+. Of course, there are some additional features including FM recording and a powerful Mobile Tracker for enhanced security. It also provides good gaming experience for you especially when you are allowed to download your favorite games. For storing music or video files, you can utilize the phone’s 12 MB internal memory, which may be a little limited. But don’t worry, this phone also support an expandable microSD card which can be extended up to 8 GB via the microSD card slot
Making call is pretty easy and simple. You only need to slide opening the phone and typing the numbers on the numeric keypad, then waiting for the other party response. Calling quality is quite clear. Besides calling feature, messaging service is also a very important function since typing and sending the messages to share information is the newest trend and has become a hobby for many people. Here this handset provide SMS and MMS messaging feature. The highlight of this phone’s communication feature is focused on the social networking integration. The mobile Facebook is totally surprising and provides you a simple and easy way to stay connected to your favorite social network with live update.
The Samsung E2550 Monte Slider works over a dual band network which cover GSM 900 & GSM 1800. And with GPRS and EDGE technology support, the Samsung E2550 Monte gives a good connectivity no matter where you are. Additional connectivity options include Bluetooth and USB which is helpful for you to transfer data between two compatible devices. Unfortunately, 3G and WiFi are all absent in this phone, meaning surfing internet will suffer low speed. Regard to battery performance, this handset can hold to 6 hours and 40 minutes of talk time or 400 hours of standby time. It is really at the average.
In general, this is another low-end mobile phone suitable for younger people who can not afford a expensive high-tech smartphone, but like to communicating with friends on social network sites.
Jerry Smith, the editor of http://www.mobilephoneonly.co.uk. An expert on mobile phone and an observer of UK telecommunication market. He writes reviews on latest mobile phones, and also suggests promotional deals and special offers from mobile phone retailers in UK.