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Samsung m610 review

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The Samsung m610 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 26 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
2+ MP



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Samsung released the m610 on March 10, 2007.


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Samsung backs up the m610 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung m610's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
37 MB

Internal memory is 37 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

Samsung m610 Specs

Overview
Release date March 10, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 37 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.09 W/kg
Body: 0.73 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 5.2 x 1.2 cm (4 x 2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 92 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome OLED, 96 x 48 pixels
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
15 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SPH-M610

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Slightly Above Average

I've had the Samsung m610 for about 2-3 years, I've dropped it many times, and accidentally dropped it in a puddle or two. It's very durable, it still slightly works. The camera however, doesn't work anymore (it takes way too long to load now), but when it did work, it was amazing, I also like the litt...More
I've had the Samsung m610 for about 2-3 years, I've dropped it many times, and accidentally dropped it in a puddle or two. It's very durable, it still slightly works. The camera however, doesn't work anymore (it takes way too long to load now), but when it did work, it was amazing, I also like the little backgrounds that came with it. Music/Media, outstanding, amazing quality. Speakerphone was apparently sounding a bit choppy on the other end of the phone Text Messaging poor response, it takes about 5 seconds until I can see what I typed Design Pros: Slim can easily fit into pockets, large inner screen, nice flip, adjustable camera Cons: Small screen on the front of the phone & that's basically it. Less

Great phone, very few complaints

I've had the Samsung m610 for almost 2 years now, and have no doubt I will have it for another 2 years, unless I decide to upgrade but presently I see no need to. Some of the attractions are the 2.0 mega pixel camera, which I have had no problems with. No blur, no distortion. I've even managed to take...More
I've had the Samsung m610 for almost 2 years now, and have no doubt I will have it for another 2 years, unless I decide to upgrade but presently I see no need to. Some of the attractions are the 2.0 mega pixel camera, which I have had no problems with. No blur, no distortion. I've even managed to take some shots of the sunset while in motion in a vehicle. The battery life is not only above average but surprisingly consistent. A full charge lasts me about 3 days, even after numerous calls, messaging, web browsing, and use of the media player. I have never had any "Low Battery" surprises. Media player is fantastic. There is actually two media players in the phone. One is the built in player for both music and video, and the second is the Music Store, where you can purchase new music, or play existing files. The Music Store is run by Java, so navigating through your albums may make a song skip temporarily, but no biggie (it's not an iPod after all.) When it comes to reception, I've had miniscule problems, but on average I maintain a 3-4 bar signal strength even in a basement or underground complex. Call quality is superb (I don't know about the other party) but on my end calls are crystal clear. As for the looks, it appealed to me from the beginning. A very classic business look, reminds me of a leather briefcase. Nothing fancy, but just like a black suit, you can't go wrong. In regards to previous reviews regarding trouble with the alarm, missed alerts, and screen function, I can not empathize. If I miss an event, my "Missed Alerts" performs normal as it should. I have noticed that sometimes my Missed Alerts will "recap" the last event, almost as a reminder. Example: I just received a text message, and a few hours ago I missed a call. Now let's say I already acknowledged the missed call and dismissed it. When I go to view my text message under "missed alerts", it displays on occasion the previous missed alert. This in my opinion is a bonus, not an inconvenience. It's almost the phone is saying "you missed this call earlier, remember? did you call this person back yet?" It's matter of personal choice, but I see it as a pro, not a con. My Missed Alerts are never delayed. I would recommend this phone to anyone. Looking at the reviews, comments sway both ways. Phones like every other product out there are manufactured in lots by the tens, hundreds, or even thousands. So maybe I was just lucky and got a real sweet one. Someone obviously took their time with my phone, because I have no problems. I have never had to call my service provider or the manufacturer once regarding this phone. I have only 4 little tid-bits with this phone, but all are miniscule that I can happily live with (nothing is perfect) and they are: 1.) In order to remove/insert the MicroSD card, you have to remove the backplate and battery. -This is hardly a problem as you can get a USB Data cable for the phone. Also, it may be for the best, as the Samsung m500 as well as other phones like the LG Rumor, have reported to have problems when removing/inserting the memory cards while the phone is turned On. It's a fact some Rumors will simply not power up while the memory card is inserted. So those "featured" side memory slots on the m500 and other phones alike may not be convenient at all. Samsung may have went the smart route with the m610. 2.) Camera does not have a flash. -I was delighted to see 2.0 mega pixel in a normal handset. Most handsets, including the Moto Q and Q9c PDA's only have 1.3 mega pixel. Sometimes the lighting is a little off, but there is enough options built-in to experiment around for that perfect setting and honestly, if the picture comes out bad, you should always be able to take a second. If it was something really important, why would you be using a camera phone in the first place? That's what digital cameras are for...after all, the m610 is a phone first. If it had a flash, the phone would almost be perfect. On the plus, I love the rotary camera it is very very cool and unique and works great. 3.) Speaker is one-channel When listening to music w/o headphones, unfortunately you maybe missing out depending on how the song was mixed. Often times you only hear one guitar as opposed to two, if one was sent far to the right and one far to the left. When this isn't an issue however, the speaker is really powerful. It is far louder than most phones, and the quality is exceptional. An adequate choice for when you want to listen to music but don't wish to wear ear buds. 4.) Auto-Answer, but no Auto-Resume I fancied this feature originally, but the latter is truly my only disappointment with the phone, but again is petite. The phone has an "Auto Answer" feature for when the headset or headphones are in use. This is excellent for when listening to music. An incoming call will be automatically connected in 2 rings. Unfortunately when the call has ended, you have to flip open the phone and hit Resume to go back to listening to music. The phone does not automatically start playing music again, but does pick up the song right where you left off once you hit resume. Again, a very minor inconvenience. I have not tested this with the Java "Music Store" player, but imagine the result is the same. All and all, this phone is quite amazing. A real work horse. Very durable, great quality, and enough features to keep most from upgrading. I simply can't understand why this phone was discontinued. Again, perhaps I was only luck and received one of the more better working models, but this phone deserves a good review. Less

its ok

its a nice small, durable phone, but it has a noise elimination thing that cuts off half of my gfs conversation, it seams to work fine if the other party is talking in a normal to loud voice volume. Transferring songs works fine but has limited compatibility. the video player is useless and the call di...More
its a nice small, durable phone, but it has a noise elimination thing that cuts off half of my gfs conversation, it seams to work fine if the other party is talking in a normal to loud voice volume. Transferring songs works fine but has limited compatibility. the video player is useless and the call display on the shell is intermittent. The stereo blue tooth dose not work if you try it with internet radio, works ok with mp3s, but the phone dies with a couple of hours of music play. Less

Frusterating peice of Junk. Tries my patience every day

Reasons my phone sucks ( in no particular order) 1. a) The battery dies with little or no warning. On Dec 13th I woke up at 715am to my alarm. I turned my alarm off. At 739am (according to another clock) I looked at my phone and found that its battery had died. I had not heard a single warning beep. b...More
Reasons my phone sucks ( in no particular order) 1. a) The battery dies with little or no warning. On Dec 13th I woke up at 715am to my alarm. I turned my alarm off. At 739am (according to another clock) I looked at my phone and found that its battery had died. I had not heard a single warning beep. b) The warning beep is not loud enough. I rarely hear it and even in a relatively quiet environment like an office I have often missed hearing it. c) The battery has no emergency time. Ie. The warning goes off far too late and there is NO possibility to reboot the phone even long enough to get a single phone number or check the time. On the previous phone I had (Motorola V220) even after my phone had “died” there was still enough power to boot up and make a 2-3 minute phone call, or retrieve a contact number. Considering how important phones are to people these days, this feature only makes sense. 2. a) The Alarms are frustrating to use. There are only 3 available, and you cannot name them or save them. When the alarm goes off, you must open the phone to “dismiss” the alarm... but the alarm will keep sounding once the phone is open, which can be frustrating if you live with someone who doesn’t have to get up to that alarm. If instead you press the button on the outside of the phone, you “snooze” for a predetermined period of time*(see 2c also). If during that time you want to turn off the alarm, you cannot just open the phone and access it, you must go into the alarm function in the tools menu and delete that alarm, which you will then have to reset if you need it daily. Or you can wait the snooze period for it to reappear on screen, since it is likely you have nothing better to do. b) When setting an alarm, you must be sure to turn it “on”, otherwise after you have set the time, ring tone snooze interval, ect ,and hit “save” it will “save” nothing, and you will have to repeat the process. You are not able to just go into the same alarm and turn it on… because it really didn’t save anything at all. This goes with being unable to name alarms or turn them off without loosing all the settings. Every time you want to change an alarm you must choose every detail over again. c) Sometimes alarms that are set will not go off at all. (this morning once again!) Sometimes pressing the button on the outside of the phone does not start the “snooze” function but instead cancels the alarm. 3. Sometimes when receiving an incoming call, the external display will not display the number or ID of the caller. It behaves as though nothing is happening as the phone rings and only once you open the phone can you see the number of who is calling. 4. The camera is so sensitive to motion that pressing the key to take the picture will often cause enough movement to completely blur the picture. I must use two hands and lean on something and be very careful in order to get a good picture. 5. The video camera has some sort of limit as to what can be transferred and how big the video can be. I don’t understand why you would be allowed to make a video but not be able to transfer it or email or send it in anyway. 6. When the phone is out of a service area or looking for service, there is no access to the clock feature, except through the world clock (another complaint… it always seems to be an hour ahead of actual time, even though I have adjusted the DST setting… it seems to reset itself…) or as a work around through the “alarm” feature which happens to automatically assume you want an alarm for the current time (?). 7. The “missed alerts” function behaves weirdly. It will wait until I receive a new text message or phone call before pointing out that I have missed several “events”. Often I haven’t missed those events at all. When I open my phone to read a text message, I have to write back or at least enter into send text mode before exiting and hitting “exit without saving” before the phone will recognize that I have not missed this event. Other times I will end up with a full voicemail box because I missed several calls but was not notified. 8. After unplugging my phone from the charger and trying to turn it on I found some sort of phone equivalent of the “blue screen of death” I couldn’t restore the screen to normal by opening and closing the phone, or pressing buttons, and had to shut down and restart the phone by removing the battery. 9. Feb 11th at 5:08 pm I looked at my phone and the front display read 3:08 pm. At that time I opened my phone which told me I had 4 “missed events” – a phone call from my parents that I had been told was a missed event yesterday and dismissed it, a 7 am alarm that I had heard at 7 and pressed the outer button on the phone which usually snoozes the alarm, but in this case it did not go off again, and 2 text messages from a friend earlier in the day that I had been waiting for but had never been received, or at least no audio or display message was given. The terrible audio quality spoken of in other reviews is accurate, I had the phone for a week and then I had it replaced, but this one has the same problem. People in a car are impossible to hear because the phone "chooses" the radio or the engine noise. If you see this phone lying on the street, step on it, crush it or throw it out, it wasn’t left there by accident. Also: trying to comunicate with Samsung reguarding the absolute piss poor quality of the phone resulted in a generic message telling me to deal with Bell, since they obviously have no responsibility over their own product. Why is it people put up with that? Over all, it does look sexy. Less

poor telephone m610

I buy m610 sansung and He working 6 month only.the 6 second month it was in reparation and after garantie (1 year) i dont have choice to buy a new one (not samsung) The samsung costumer service say it normal and i cant do nothing to help me! this phone looking good but no qualitie. Please never buy this!
I buy m610 sansung and He working 6 month only.the 6 second month it was in reparation and after garantie (1 year) i dont have choice to buy a new one (not samsung) The samsung costumer service say it normal and i cant do nothing to help me! this phone looking good but no qualitie. Please never buy this! Less

a nightmare

I bought this phone last august from bell and since day one the caller id display on the phone front only works when it wants to. Have taken it back many times and am on my 4th yes 4th one and it does the same thing. Bell says its samsungs fault and samsung says its bells fault but I'm caught in the...More
I bought this phone last august from bell and since day one the caller id display on the phone front only works when it wants to. Have taken it back many times and am on my 4th yes 4th one and it does the same thing. Bell says its samsungs fault and samsung says its bells fault but I'm caught in the middle. Finally got bell to pay for a different phone and this time it won't be a samsung. Less
eBay

Excellent seller...

from eBay
This guy is awesome, shipped the phone, and packed it well. 2 thumbs up all the way. I recommend this guy to all users.. top notch all the pay!
eBay

awesome excellent

from eBay
loved it excellent condition................................... it was worth buying this phone from e-bay......................................................................................

SIck Phone

i got this phone for christmas. My mottorolla krzr broke and this is the phone i have now. I prefer this samsung to any mottorolla phone. it owns ....like straight up ownage!
eBay

Samsung M610

from eBay
I love this phone's features and especially the screen. HOWEVER... I am now on my 3rd one. Have taken several back to Sprint as my insurance covered it. They all seem to have issues with the earpiece. It cuts in and out when listening to the other party and drops syllables etc. I am holding the phone c...More
I love this phone's features and especially the screen. HOWEVER... I am now on my 3rd one. Have taken several back to Sprint as my insurance covered it. They all seem to have issues with the earpiece. It cuts in and out when listening to the other party and drops syllables etc. I am holding the phone correctly so as not to block the antenna, I am also carefull not to breathe into the mouth piece. My ebay experience was good. Just disappointed in the phone. Read the reviews on this phone from PC magazine. I would choose another phone if I knew then what I know now. Less

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