This year I purchased the Samsung x820 cell phone for my girlfriend for Christmas and she offered to write up a review of it for me so that I could put it on my blog. So here is what she had to say about the phone:

“I got it as an early Christmas present. When I first saw it, it reminded me of a tracphone. I then took it out of the box and found it was the thinest device I have ever gotten my hands on, other than my iPod nano.

What I didn’t like (not in any particular order)

  1. The interface is completely different than my previous phone (the Razr).
  2. Even though it has a better camera it takes too long to take a picture (unless my patience is just too short).
  3. When I send a text message I want to type the message, choose who to send it to and hit send. To send a message once I have typed it, I have to go to options -> send only -> options -> phone book -> options -> send.
  4. The service compared to my old phone isn’t quite as good.
  5. I can’t use ringtones transfered over bluetooth for my alarm sound.

Things I like (not in any particular order)

  1. It’s very thin
  2. Better quality screen
  3. When you take pictures with the camera you can add frames and effects to the picture as you take it.
  4. I can get easy access to the camera by simply holding the button on the side of the phone down for a couple of seconds.
  5. Better sound quality

All in all I think its a good phone, it’s very sleek. It’s so awesome how thin it is! Even though I’m still getting used to it I would recommend trying it.”

So there you have it. Just to let everyone know, we are planning on returning it, not because it is a bad phone but because of the service. The phone is only a Triband GSM phone instead of a Quadband which means that the phone is incapable of getting service at her house, which is kind of a deal breaker.