Samsung E840 Overview

samsung_e840_1.jpgKey Features
Bluetooth® Technology
FM Radio
Quad Band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)
2 Megapixel Camera with 4 x Digital Zoom & CMOS Sensor
1.2 Inch TFT Mirror Surface 262k Colour Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)
70 Mbytes Memory plus MicroSD™ Memory Card Option

Samsung E840 Review

The Samsung E840 is a sleek & sophisticated silver coloured slider phone which comes with a smooth slide opening mechanism. The phone comes with a fun camera feature complete with video recording capabilities. The phone is a quad band network mobile phone which allows the user to enjoy worldwide roaming from their sleek & highly capable handset. The handset is easy to carry in its solid casing which measures 101.5mm in height, 52.5mm in width & 10.6mm in depth. The E840 is chunkier than other slim phones on the market but this is due to the slide opening mechanism which gives it a thicker style casing, but it is still not massive only measuring 10.6mm in depth. The handset weighs 99 grams including the phones battery which is an ideal weight for carrying purposes. The user will be amazed by the clear & bright colour screen which is viewable whether the phone is either slide open or slide closed. The screen has a screen resolution of 240 x 320 pixels & provides the user with up to 262,000 colours on a 1.2 Inch screen. The user will find inputting text & accessing the menu system easy with the smooth metal keypad & the stylish navigation pad complete with easy access short cut keys. The navigation pad & short cut keys are easy to use when the phone is open or closed which makes using the Samsung E840 a pleasure for the user.

The E840 is an imaging & media focused mobile phone which comes with a built in 2 megapixel camera & a built in music player. The user can capture a photo or video recording on their Samsung E840 which can be stored on their phone or shared with others easily using the messaging services available or connectivity options to compatible devices. The camera comes with a CMOS sensor & a 4 x digital zoom which assistances the user to get up close to their subject. The camera comes with easy to use photo features which include a white balance, camera modes & shot modes. The camera modes include a night mode, photo frames & photo effects for a different & unique look to the user’s photo. The Samsung E840 comes with camera shot modes which include a single shot option, multi shot or a mosaic shot. The E840 comes with video recording & playback facility which allows the user to capture moving footage which can be played back & shared with others easily. The user can enjoy music when & where ever they desire with the built in FM radio & integrated music player. The user can store all their favourite music in the phones music library & enjoy good quality music playback on their phone. The Samsung E840 turns into a portable music player with a switch of a button & the fun starts there & then. The user can enjoy listening to their preferred music in the background when they are using other features on their Samsung E840. The phone supports a selection of ringtone formats which include the popular MP3 tones & polyphonic sound.
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The E840 comes with 70 Mbytes of built in memory which will get the user started with their storage needs but the phone comes with a memory slot which allows the user to expand their phones memory further by adding a MicroSD™ memory card to suit the users storage requirements. The built in Bluetooth® wireless technology allows the user to connect their mobile phone to any Bluetooth® compatible device including a PC, laptop, printer, headset, mobile phone etc to enjoy a wireless connection between devices therefore allowing the user to transfer files easily. The Samsung E840 comes with a TV out & USB connectivity which allows the user to connect their phone to other devices using a cabled connection. The phone supports GPRS & EDGE technology which provides the user with high speed data transfers & downloads. The E840 comes with a document viewer & mobile printing facility which allows the user to enjoy viewing & printing documents with ease. The Samsung E840 battery will provide the user with approximately 4.5 hours of talk time from a fully charged battery or approximately 360 hours of standby battery time.

The user can create a fun & personal feel to contacts in their phone book by adding a photo or video clip to their contacts so therefore each time the contact calls the selected photo or video clip can be seen by the user on the bright & colourful screen. The phone book can hold up to one thousand contacts at any one time which should be enough for the most popular mobile phone user. The E840 comes with a voice mail service which allows a contact to leave a voice message for the user when the user is busy or unable to get to their mobile phone. The phone comes with a selection of call management features which allow the user to monitor their calls by cost & length of time. The user can enjoy a call without holding the handset to their ear throughout the call as the phone comes with a handsfree speaker phone feature which allows the user to place their handset on their desk & talk to their contact over the phones loud speaker system.

The slider phone comes with access to the Internet which comes in the form of a WAP Web browser & NetFront version 3.4. The user can access all their favourite music stores online & gain information on weather & news from their Samsung E840 Web browser. The user can enjoy creating & receiving messages on their handset which can include photos & video clips using the MMS messaging service which can contain text & sound to enhance the messaging experience. The user can send & receive emails which support POP3, SMTP & IMAP4 email protocols. The E840 comes with EMS messaging & SMS messaging complete with an easy to share vCard & VCalendar feature. The phone comes with a useful SOS SMS message feature which allows the user to send an emergency SMS when in need of assistance & the SOS message is quick & easy to access for obvious reasons. The Samsung E840 is an attractive handset which comes with all the features today’s mobile phone user expects from their new stylish handset.

Samsung E840 Specifications & Features

Screen
1.2 Inch TFT Mirror Surface 262k Colour Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)

Imaging
2 Megapixel Camera
4 x Digital Zoom
CMOS Sensor
Viewfinder
White Balance
Camera Modes (Night, Frames & Photo Effects)
Shot Mode (Single, Multi & Mosaic)
Video Player (MPEG4 & H263)
Video Record
Wallpapers
Screensavers
Photo or Video Caller ID

Messaging
SMS (Text Messaging)
EMS (Enhanced Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
Email (POP3, SMTP & IMAP4)
vCard
VCalendar
SOS SMS Messaging
Voice Mail
Predictive Text

Sound
Music Player (MP3, ACC, ACC+, eAAC+ & WMA)
FM Radio
Music Library
Background Music
Polyphonic Ringtones (64 Voices)
MP3 Ringtones
Voice Memo
Vibration Alert

Entertainment
Embedded Games
Downloadable Games

Organiser
Phonebook (1000 Contacts)
Calendar
Scheduler
To Do List
Worldtime
Clock
Stopwatch
Timer
Alarm
Calculator
Flight Mode
Document Viewer
Mobile Printing
Call Management (Time & Cost)
Handsfree Speaker Phone

Connectivity
Bluetooth®
USB
GPRS
EDGE
TV Out

Network
Quad Band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)

Internet
WAP Browser
NetFront V3.4 Browser

Memory & Talk Time
70 Mbytes Memory plus MicroSD™ Memory Card Option
4.5 Hours Talk Time
360 Hours Standby

Weight & Size
99g
101.5 x 52.5 x 10.6 mm

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