Samsung S5600

In the footsteps of the successful and popular SGH-F480, the UMTS model S5600 should appear. 329 euro expensive mobile phone is the most compact appliance in this Samsung trio and looks visually despite the understated colour scheme quite stylish.

  1. Samsung S5600
  2. Data sheet

In contrast to his two colleagues, it works with a capacitive touchscreen, but still slightly jigsaw reacts when operating as the resistive display of the two siblings.

For this the S5600 with a large 2.8 inch display have to settle, which unfortunately adversely affects the features, because due to the tight dimensions at the S5600 Samsung dispenses with a virtual QWERTY keyboard. So, writing messages in General and E-mail in particular is significantly more difficult, since only a virtual mobile keyboard is used.

Also the presentation of the Fotobrowsers represented only in landscape mode is reduced to a maximum of two images and loses something of its added value compared to a normal Gallery.

Maximum 12 widgets

The S5600 offers three standby levels, on which the on – and offline widgets clearly arranged leave. But here, the number of widgets is limited to maximum twelve copies for all three levels. Nevertheless, allow the program shortcuts quickly calling of the favorite programs or a quick glance on the current local weather data.

The S5600 at all online widgets built a data connection, a suitable data plan is here or a flat rate equal to necessarily recommended. Otherwise, the operation of the Samsung provides the user with no problems.

Although the neatly designed main menu has many submenus, but the most important functions are quickly accessible. A quick menu with five entries for frequently used features such as messages, Internet and music player can also activate a long pressure on the Middle back button.

Facilities will be fine

The “photo contacts” are another nice feature. Here, the S5600 automatically sets the most frequently dialled numbers in a separate Directory and shows this in the form of photos, which are associated with each contact. The equipment is for this price class in order. So, the Samsung at the HSDPA data transmission dominates with up to 7.2 Mbit/s, EDGE and Bluetooth.

The music player, a program for detecting music and FM radio with RDS comfort functions provide entertainment. The supplied in-ear headset; delivered a neat sound the 3.2 megapixel camera is, however, not more than a nice toy.

Solid technical basis

In the laboratory of the Testfactory, the S5600 all results behind his two siblings had to change. However, are the results achieved at the proper level. The maximum stand by time is 16 days, the talk time on the E net for over eight hours. Also in UMTS mode, the S5600 achieved here full three hours and 20 minutes.

The typical endurance, measured the duration in the use mix of telephony and activities such as surfing, the Samsung achieved just over five hours. The transmission and reception characteristics are solid, a praise worthy of the excellent acoustics.

Samsung S5600

Manufacturer Samsung
Price €329.00
Rating 347.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

 

 

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 52
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
DISPLAY
Width x height (mm) 42 x 57
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 320
Number of colors / type 16700000 / TFT
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) 7.2 /.
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection / 3.5 mm jack on the headset
PHONE FUNCTIONS
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode 4-6 /.
MESSAGING
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 500 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
PIM
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 5 / 2
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
WEB BROWSER
Web browser / WAP /
CAMERA
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 3.1
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / / a LED light
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 320 x 240 / 30
MUSIC AND VIDEO
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
MULTIMEDIA OTHER
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 5 / /
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner / /
MEASURED VALUES
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) 0.16 / 0,758
ENDURANCE
Stand by time (days) 16
typical endurance (hours) 5:12
Talk time D-network 5:53 am
Talk time E network 8:27 am
Talk time UMTS network 3:20
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight (grams) 96
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 103 x 56 x 14
TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) sufficient (73)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 46
Endurance standby (35) 27
Facilities (max. 175) satisfactory (120)
System [: (15)] 7
Scope of delivery (10) 4
Display (25) 20
Connectivity (20) 14
Phone functions (15) 12
Messaging (15) 11
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 3
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 10
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 3
Navigation (10) 2
Handling (max. 125) satisfactory (92)
Manageability (40) 35
User interface (60) 37
Processing quality (20) 16
Documentation / support (5) 4
Measured values (max. 85) satisfactory (62)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 21
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 10
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 17.5
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 13
connect judgment (max. 500 points) satisfactory (347)
tested in connect 09/09