Samsung D900i – More of the Same..
Samsung D900i is a upgraded version of its predecessor, the Samsung D900. But there is not extravagant marked difference between the two. The Samsung D900i only comes with subtle changes like an added FM radio and a sleek metallic finish to the slider body. The handset is slim offering a solid feel when held in hands.
In terms of features, the Samsung D900i lacks the 3G capability. Instead the handset offers quad band GSM. The call volume and voice clarity is good, and even in noisy environments, the Samsung D900i proved to be quite satisfactory. The handsfree of the Samsung D900i also works quite well, and it’s easily switched on during a phone call by pressing the OK button.
For imaging fun, the Samsung D900i comes empowered with a 3 MP camera. It includes auto focus, a flash, macro mode and 4x digital zoom. There is also a self portrait mirror and the ability to capture video in MPEG4 format. The camera has plenty of editing options including multi and mosaic shot modes, effects such as fog, antique and moonlight, 30 frame options and a three, five or 10 second self-timer. One can also adjust ISO and white balance settings. The camera quality is not great, but good enough for some happy snaps.
Like most Samsung phones, even the D900i’s is enabled with a user friendly user interface. Dubbed ‘uPlus’, the new, expanded interface offers intuitive navigation that responds to your environment. It responds to your location and time of the day. Another cool feature occurs when dialling a phone number; upon pressing a number key a paper and pen animation appears and begins to write the numbers as you press them – it even includes sound effects.
Other highlights of Samsung D900i includes mobile tracker, personalized Menu, Bluetooth, and the A2DP profile for wireless music streaming, MP3 player, standard POP3 and IMAP4 email access, SMS and MMS messaging with T9 predictive text input, polyphonic and a voice recorder. Battery life has been improved slightly, to 3.6 hours of talk time and up to 270 hours of standby times.