shares Glenn Glinoga, Marketing Director and Head of Mobile Communications Business,
Samsung Electronics Philippines.
Samsung Monte is equipped with a 3.1-inch WQVGA LCD screen with 16:9 landscape viewing. It also dons a 3.2-megapixel camera with many value-added features including smile shot, panorama shot, and face detection. As for connectivity options, the phone supports Wifi and Bluetooth 2.1. Read full specifications of Samsung Monte S5620 via the link.
TP got the chance to play with device a few weeks back. Check out our panel shots to get an idea of Samsung Monte's actual size and of how it fits in the hand:
Front panel shows the capacitive touchscreen. Above that, we have the proximity sensor...
and right below, the hardware keys -- at the middle is the menu knob, which works more like a back button, on either sides are the Call and End knobs.
Back panel shows nothing but the 3.2 Megapixel camera. Monte's camera works great under good lighting conditions and rather horribly with little ambient light due to lack of flash. (I'll try to post a few sample photos in a day or two.) Video capture is just ayt; Nothing to shout about.
Left side shows the volume rocker.
Right side has the microSD card slot and the screen lock button.
Right below those two is the camera button.
Top panel shows the microUSB port with this rather flimsy plastic flap and the earphone jack.
Finally, at the rear, we have the microphone pin hole.
TP Quick Review:
For me, the real selling point of this phone is its design and build, which are quite good for a phone at this price range*. The device is small but svelte and feels very durable.
*Samsung Monte S5620 comes with an SRP of around Php 11,000.
Samsung Monte works like almost every other phone with Samsung TouchWiz interface. As such, it's both simple to use and rather bland, I think.
To sum this up: If you're looking for an affordable phone that looks sleek, supports Wifi, comes with a decent camera and has a capacitive touchscreen, then Monte could be the phone for you.