Samsung J600 review:

Samsung J600

Typical Price: £70.00
Compare These
3.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars 1 user review

The Good Great looks; good call quality; impressive battery life.

The Bad Awkward music features; low resolution screen and camera.

The Bottom Line Despite its relatively low price the Samsung J600 has oodles of style and plenty of substance to back it up, including good battery life and an easy-to-use menu system. We wish the music features were better, but you can't have everything

Visit manufacturer site for details.

7.5 Overall

If you're after a slick and shiny looking handset in the mould of the LG Chocolate, but don't want to shell out a small fortune, then the Samsung J600 may be the phone you're after.

Its touch-sensitive buttons and glossy exterior means it looks reassuring expensive, yet it's available on Virgin Mobile and other selected pay as you go networks or SIM-free for the bargain price of around £70.

Strengths
Cheaper handsets generally have a tendency to feel rather plasticy, leaving you with a serious lack of confidence in their reliability, but thankfully there are no such issues with the J600. Both the casing and the slider mechanism feel remarkably solid, yet this is no clunky brute. Instead, its curved silver edges and glossy finish make it one of the best looking handsets in its price range.

With the slider closed, only the directional pad control is visible on the front, but once it's open, four extra touch-sensitive buttons light up. Unlike those on some of Samsung's high-end handsets, the touch controls on this one feel very responsive and as a result are easy to get used to.

Editors' Top PicksSee All

  • Samsung Galaxy S7

    Starting at: £1.40
    4.5 stars

    We reviewed the new Samsung Galaxy S7 in London, Berlin, San Francisco and Sydney. It's...

  • Apple iPhone 6S

    Starting at: £27.05
    4.5 stars

    3D Touch promises a new type of future input on iPhones. It joins an improved camera and...

  • Motorola Moto G4

    Starting at: £187.90
    4 stars

    The G4 packs everything you need from an everyday phone into a water-resistant body. And...

  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

    Starting at: £22.00
    4.5 stars

    With flagship specs compressed into a small body, the Z5 Compact is the best mini Android...

 

Discuss: Samsung J600

Conversation powered by Livefyre