The "1-Minute" Review
With a nod to female fashionistas, Samsung offers up an exciting, new form factor for women who want an uncluttered phone with good looks and a focus on texting. The Samsung Cleo looks much like a woman’s compact or pocket mirror. This unique design allows for a keypad that makes texting enjoyable and the ability to view text messaging threads.
But the Samsung Cleo is not just a novelty phone. In addition for the full QWERTY keyboard, the Cleo boasts a 1.3MP camera, music player, expandable memory (up to 8GB) and comes in a choice of Pink, Blue and Champagne. As a practical matter, women will enjoy texting, talking and taking pictures, all with simple keystrokes.
Rounding out the feature set is Bluetooth, email capability, speakerphone and support for downloadable games, ringtones and applications.
Pros: Fun, fashion-focused design, has the most popular features for the casual phone user, easy on the eyes and easy-to-use.
Cons: External display small/monochrome, internal display resolution low, internal navigation buttons very small/squeezed.
Verdict: While clearly not designed with cutting edge technology, the Samsung Cleo offers a fresh, feminine feel and a feature set geared to a specific demographic. The Cleo makes texting easy and gives soft corners to mobile technology.
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Samsung released the Cleo on October 8, 2008.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Cleo user manual here.
Samsung backs up the Cleo with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Cleo has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.