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One of the handsets launched by the Korean manufacturer in 2010 is the S5620 Monte which is an attractive phone that measures 54 x 109 x 12 mm. It has rounded edges so it is designed to fit in the palm of your hand. On the front of the Monte there are only three buttons because for the rest of the navigation you will be using the 3-inch capacitive touchscreen which is very sensitive and extremely easy to use.
Looking around the edges of the S5620 you will wind a 3.5 mm headphone socket, the volume controls, the microSD card slot and a port for changing and connecting the handset to a USB socket. The device comes bundled with a good array of preinstalled widgets that most likely offer all the functionality that you will ever need, plus you can always download more.
A static widgets hotkey is found in the upper-left-hand corner which will launch a menu that shows all of the widgets at your disposal. After that, all you will have to do is drag widgets from the menu onto one of the three home screens. The system really works and it is easy to use as in just a few minutes you will fill all of the screen screens with your favorite apps. The minor drawback would have to be that the widgets are quite big and will quickly occupy the home screens.
The Samsung S5620 Monte shines when it comes down to delivering social-networking functionality as you get widgets for Facebook, Twitter, Bebo and MySpace. You will just have to drag them on the home screens and sign into the relevant service. After that, you will be only one tap away from social-networking websites. There is a drawback in here too as these widgets are somewhat memory-intensive and will cause the phone to be sluggish from time to time.
As far as the 3.2 megapixel camera is concerned, this comes with face-detection and smile shot features, and it takes photos at 2,048 x 1,536 pixels. The software of the camera is pretty fast to load and you can take photos quickly, thus reducing the chances of missing something that you want to capture. It also has video recording capabilities but the quality is not that great since it takes QVGA clips at 15 fps.
The Samsung S5620 Monte has a 1,000 mAh lithium-ion battery that is rated to last for up to 760 hours in 2G or up to 450 hours in 3G while in standby. As for the talk time, this is rated to 9 hours and 40 minutes (2G) / 4 hours and 50 minutes (3G). The digital SAR rating is of 1.02 W/kg.