Samsung J600 review: Samsung J600

CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good

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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

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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.

Hit the menu button and you're presented with a grid of icons much like the menus found on Nokia or Sony Ericsson handsets. On the whole, the phone's menu system is easy to get to grips with, but there are certain areas, such as the music player, that aren't as intuitive as they could be.

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Where to Buy

Samsung J600

Part Number: CNETSamsung J600

Typical Price: £70.00

See manufacturer website for availability.