ok guys. finally posting the ownership report of my new samsung s3500 metro after using it for 1 week 2 days and 8 odd hours.
the first impression of the phone for me was a big WOW!! The phone is a very good deal for 5k. its looks resemble that of the nokia 6500 slider. Overall the metro is a very good phone with a decent 2MP cam and good sound. The earphones are just mind blowing. No sony ericsson things can be better than this one.( compared with friend’s SE w595). The bass is just as if you have a 1000W JBL sub in your car. Awesome sound quality indeed. Maybe this is what I like the most about my phone.
The user interface is monotonous without any spice up. Themes cannot be added but can only be created. The theme creation job is a very easy one. All you need for that is any of your favorite 240*320 wallpaper. Just choose the wallpaper and the phone does the rest of the job automatically and asks you to choose the colour combinations and you are done with the theme creation.you can see some of my creations in the pics. But saddening part is that you can create only 20 such themes. The cam has got a panorama mode for wide angle snaps. The absence of a flash is certainly a drawback. The quality of pics from the cam is quite decent. The phone supports the standard *.jar and *.jad format games and applications.
But unfortunately, the slider is already wobbling a bit. today, had been to Samsung service centre and mobile store as well. Both tell the same thing that it is common for a slider to become a bit loose upon usage. I have told the guys strictly that if anything more is gonna happen, then I am going to ask them for refund. (arun and renegade, remembering you guys) lets see. What happens.
The keypad is quite comfortable to type messages. The memory expandable is upto 8gb through micro sd card( me having only a 512mb card now need to buy one soon.)
So overall I am quite happy with my “slider” phone after owning 4 bar phones and one flip phone previously. Guys, waiting for your comments.
Finally kudos to zinam who first quoted this phone to me.
here's a link to some of the pics