Samsung-GT-E2600-Sim-Free-Mobile-PhoneAfter owning and messing around with the Samsung GT E2600 Slide Phone for well over 3 years I thought I should give you the review low down on this phone. This phone is a bit like a Bridge Camera in a sense. In terms of features and price, It’s not a cheap basic phone with just the basic features like the Samsung E1200 and 1080i. And then it’s not an App rich, full of features Smartphone. This phone bridges the gap between the cheapest Samsung’s and the S5’s, S6’s and iPhones. And for that reason I love it. This phone is for people who want a relatively basic, easy to use slide phone that looks good, has more features than the budget phones, but still has a few of the cool little extra’s you find in Smart phones that so many people in this technologic age have become accustomed to.

The Samsung GT E2600 is a very small and stylish phone. It has a built-in Radio, MP3 / MP4 player, 2MP Camera (With video capability), and takes MicroSD cards up to 16GB. The MicroSD card limit states “Up to 16GB” on the box of the phone, but by a lot of accounts online the E2600 can support up to 32GB. Either way, 16GB – 32GB is a lot of storage space. 2GB has been more than enough for me.

 

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Other features include a good selection of ring tones, 1000 number contact list, voice recorder, organiser, alarms, dictionary, loudspeaker, timer, stopwatch, games (Which can be downloaded to the phone), Backup Manager, Bluetooth, Instant Messaging, SNS (Facebook, Twitter access), MMS (Multimedia Messaging), and even has a fake call option. You can access the Internet with the E2600 but it would be through your phone network provider as the Samsung GT E2600 does not have WiFi. Resolution for the 2.4 inch QVGA TFT Screen is good at 256K.

Update: It appears that some people are having trouble finding a replacement battery for this model. Please see the listing below where you can buy a new battery for a cheap price.

 

 

Other cool and useful features are that the E2600 has a convenient 3.5mm headphone jack making it easy to listen to music on the go with whatever headphones you have at your disposal. It also uses a mini-USB port for charging the phone which doubles up for transferring data on and off the phone. The call block list (Add to reject list) is present on this phone which stores a maximum of 10 numbers. With all the spam calls these days it would have been nice if this was larger.

Battery life is really good. It’s almost up there with the super impressive E1200 and E1080i but, due to the E2600’s higher power output it doesn’t have the staying power that those two have. The battery lasts a long time but when it gets to no bars left on the screen battery meter and is flashing it dies out pretty fast, where as the E1200 and E1080i with their low power output can hang on in there for a long time.

Samsung-GT-E2600-Slide-Mobile-PhoneThe E2600 is a slide phone but other than if you need to use the number pad to make a call the phone can be used without the user having to put the slider up. The phone can be set to make calls (if you don’t need to type in the number), receive calls, and do many other things like listen to music via the MP3 player or radio with the slider being down. The Samsung GT E2600 has excellent reviews and an almost just as impressive SAR Level at just 0.53 W/kg. It’s available SIM free from the link above. With the phone being Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900MHz) it should work in many locations abroad so makes a good phone for taking on holiday. It’s unlocked so will work on most, if not all UK phone networks including Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, EE etc.

 

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One criticism that you won’t see in many reviews online, but one that I think is relevant enough to be mention by me as an owner of this phone for 3+ years, and that is the camera quality. Most people online say it’s got a really good camera and takes great pictures for the 2MP. But I have found the camera pretty poor in most settings. Unless the lighting is perfect the pictures are blurred and have no sharpness to them. Did I buy an E2600 that had a fault with the camera? It’s possible. But it’s just something you should be aware of if your buying this phone on the count of the customer reviews for the camera being really good. In my experience that just wasn’t / isn’t the case.

However, don’t let that put you off. Overall this is an excellent little phone that has been totally reliable for me and served me well with over 3 years of everyday use, and is still going strong. It can take some damage. I’ve dropped it more times than I care to think about but it still works perfectly. It does everything I need it to and hasn’t ever let me down. I have no plan to upgrade so that says it all really.

Great basic non-smartphone but some excellent features. My favourite feature is using a 3.5mm to 3.5mm headphone jack lead to connect the phone to my car stereo so that I can listen to the music that I have stored on the GT E2600 in the car. Good phone for a reasonable price. Brand new they are selling for £50 – £60. Used but in good condition they are selling for around £25 on eBay. The E2600 has been out for a number of years but they are still very popular.

I had opened two Amazon pages on my browser that were selling this phone in order to check the price that the E2600 is selling for in 2015 because I bought mine years ago.  After a few hours I returned to those two pages that I’d forgotten about and refreshed and they are now both showing as sold out. These were two separate sellers that weren’t showing any indication of having low stock. Get one while you can. I’m keeping mine!

  1. Lynn Okpalaenwe says:

    My Dad has this phone and loves it. However, the battery has expanded, so the phone is temperamental. Do you know where to get another battery?
    I’ve contacted a Samsung shop, who now only deal in smart phones. Amazon have it listed but none in stock. Random searches aren’t getting me anywhere on Google.
    Lynn

    • RingRing says:

      Hi Lynn, thank you for your question. I am going to edit this post to show where you can buy a replacement battery for sale. Just take a look at the post and you should see the battery for sale. Thank you.

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