Summary

Our Score

6/10

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Samsung Emporio Armani Night Effect M7500 - Samsung Emporio Armani M7500

The camera is reasonable. It lacks a flash and fared poorly when shooting close in despite the autofocus. Smile shot makes an appearance, ensuring that photos of a person are only taken when they smile. And you can upload images to the web via the built-in ShoZu client.

Outdoors, colours were a bit washed out. Inside, in good lighting, the camera fared reasonably, but image quality degraded as ambient light dimmed. The coloured dish, shot under normal household lights, is acceptable while the photo of the cat, who was basking in bright sunlight, demonstrates good colour accuracy. Outside, the chair is not uniform in its whiteness and lacks definition, neither of which are issues that are unexpected on a cameraphone.


Call quality was good, and so was battery life. Samsung claims 420 minutes of talk-time and 345 hours on standby. I managed between two and three days between charges depending on how much music listening I did.

Software not already mentioned includes a web browser, calendar, memo maker, tasks manager, world clock, calculator, unit converter, basic image editor, voice recorder, timer, stopwatch, RSS reader and five alarms.

Verdict

The love-them-or-hate-them flashing sidelights are a real downer for me as is the branding overkill. Only the surprisingly good audio quality saves this mid-range phone from a lower score though the dual headset system is flawed. Why not just provide a two-piece 3.5mm headset, instead of forcing those who want hands-free to use that microUSB connector, Samsung?

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