Unfortunately Samsung doesn’t supply a memory card in the box, but to be fair, with 76MB of storage built into the phone I didn’t really expect to find one. However a quick call to the guys at SanDisk resulted in a 512MB microSD card landing on my desk a couple of days later. Despite having seen microSD cards before it never ceases to amaze me just how tiny they are – quite how 512MB has been squeezed into a card this small is beyond me. Once I’d slid the microSD card into the slot, the D600 instantly recognised it, and added a memory card icon to the top of the phone’s main screen. The phone automatically creates the correct file structure on the card and creates folders for Images, Music and Video. You can access the contents of the card through the File Manager option under the main menu.
With a decent size memory card in your phone you can, if you so wish, use it to watch video. Now I’ve never been an advocate of watching video on a phone due to the small screen, but I have to say that the quality of the screen on the D600 has gone some way to convincing me. Fire up a 3GP MPEG4 video in the integrated media player and it looks pretty good, but then press number 1 on the keypad and the video will zoom to full screen and switch to landscape mode. When viewed like this, video really does look great and even the integrated speakers are decent enough to do the movie you’re watching justice.
Strangely you can’t access the memory card when using the Samsung PC software – you can see the whole file structure of the phone’s internal memory, but you can’t see the memory card if you have one installed. However, you can enable the Mass Storage option under the USB settings, which will make the memory card show up as a removable drive under Windows. Another solution is to use a separate memory card reader and a microSD to SD card converter in order to get content onto the card.