Reviewed on Friday August 6, 2004 by Frederic, Laval, Quebec
When I first saw the Samsung X426 from a rep., I was sceptic. No external Call display? And at a much higher price than the Motorola T720G, our best-selling phone at that time? Fortunately, I gave this little phone a chance, and boy I'm not disapointed!
First thing first, the screen is amazing! The colors are rich and clean, the animations are nice, and the menus are very simple. Try to imagine the menus of a Nokia (easy and reliable), with the animation and colors of a Motorola (nice but cumbersome interface!). The ringstyles are really good, 40-channels polyphonic makes a big difference. The only drawback is that its impossible to find a ringtone that is basic! I cannot see myself in a business meeting and having the sound of birds or a cat coming out of my phone! Lastly, the casing itself feels solid and nice to the touch (it feels MUCH sturdier than a T720, but not as good as the V300).
The lack of an external Caller ID still bothers me, even if when you open the lid, it doesn't answer the phone straight away. But the pros far outweight that small annoyance, and since the price has dropped a lot on this phone (no only 54,99$ on a 3-years term), I highly recommend it! The T720's reign is (finally!) over, we have a new leader in the low-end segment!