Good quality, tragic short comings
Reviewed on Tuesday November 16, 2004 by alejo, NJ
The phone is well built, but its
lacks key feaures.
I have used nokis, Ericsons, and Motorolas.....
Compared to those Samsung's have always looked better built.
Aestetically,they look geat, and the software is top noch, in both features and usability.
Unfortunately, the 650, while continuing the quality tradition, lacks an external LCD, its impossible to open with one hand, and its temperature issues are really worrysome.
For me, just the fact that I cant just look at it to see who is calling is a killer. I thought that I could live with
out it, but combine that with the fact that you need both hands to open this thing and it becomes a nightmare.
Out of desperation, I got an Audiovox 8600, just because there was no other one left. What a surprise! Its ugly, and
the UI is a little to cumbersome. But I get speaker phone, even answering machine! I dont even need to look at the
phone to see who is calling, much better.
Good quality phone, but an external LCD is not a luxory and it renders the phone unusable in my opinion.