Samsung E316

Samsung E316 Front View

User Reviews:


November 2004


  • Integrated camera
  • Unique external colour display
  • Picture Messaging
  • Picture Caller-ID

Latest Reviews

4 Stars out of 5

Good fashion phone

Reviewed on Monday June 13, 2005 by , Montreal, Quebec
Samsung has been a newcomer with Rogers (only 3 models in 2 years), but it has made quite a reputation, with its reliable phones and nice-looking screens.

Pros : The screens are fantastic (no surprise coming from Samsung). The exterior one is crystal-clear (not like the one one the Motorola RAZR). The camera is one of the best on the market, the sensor is fast and responsive, and the results are really nice. The menus are easy to use and the phonebook features work really well. Lastly, the built quality seems rock-solid.

Cons : This phone is way overpriced for its features. The most notable is that this phone is only 2 bands (no world roaming capabilities). Also, there are no video modes nor is there a speakerphone. For 30$ less, you can have a V551 with twice the features of that phone! Also, the headset connector is not standard, you have to buy the original from Samsung.

For my part, I find that if you don't need world roaming, this phone is one of the best you can get. I'm looking forward to what Samsung has for us next.
4 Stars out of 5

Awsome...not to worry about battery

Reviewed on Saturday May 21, 2005 by , Montreal
This phone is great for the fact that it's the same weight and size as the x426 but with a camera and external lcd... camera is as decent if not better than phones in it's class and the sound is amazing on this thing... yes there's a problem that will show you that you have 2 bars of battery life left right off the bat of after a couple mins of usage but thats a software issue... it only shows that you have litle battery when in fact you have alot... it's a common software issue with samsung... dont go spend money on extended batteries it will show you the same thing...
4 Stars out of 5

Awesome phone!

Reviewed on Friday April 15, 2005 by , Regina, Sk
I love this phone. It's lightweight and stylish. Easy to use menus, and clear sound. The camera is ok, buy hey, if you want a digital camera, go buy one, THIS IS A PHONE. Web downloads work great. The Rogers site works well for downloading rings and graphics. You won't go wrong with this phone. The only con I can find is some radio interference when using the web service.
4 Stars out of 5

It's a great phone, but...

Reviewed on Friday February 11, 2005 by , Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
the only problem I have with it is that the keypad is so flat and my fingers are big so I have to press everything with my fingernail, which gets kind of frustrating sometimes.

Otherwise, it's a great phone. Amazing reception, great features, beautiful colours. I love it!