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  1. #1
    Whytoi
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    Finally laid my hand on a Z600 here after much anticipation for the
    return of a flip phone to S/E line up...

    Gosh, it's so big compared with T610 and other flips from Korean brands!

    I was so disappointed by the physical dimension of the unit. Given the
    choice, I would grudgingly take the T610.

    So what was SE thinking in designing this Z600?!?



    See More: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!




  2. #2
    Pete
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    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    I've had my Z600 for 2 weeks now and I love the size.

    I've read posts about it being "a hamburger" and so forth, but it's a
    realistic size.

    I love the decent button sizes (and reasonable space between buttons -
    certainly no fear of miss-hitting).

    And when closed, it sits comfortably in my pocket. I guess the key issue
    apart from size is weight, and I don't think anyone can criticize it's
    weight - it's so light, that even at it's size, you bearly feel it.

    And for me, it seems really sturdy and firm. Very confident closing sound
    and feel, and I've played with some flimsy flip phones in my time - this one
    tops the list.

    But everyone has their own criteria, and I just wanted to offer my opinion.

    Cheers,
    Pete

    "Whytoi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:030120042331501939%[email protected]
    > Finally laid my hand on a Z600 here after much anticipation for the
    > return of a flip phone to S/E line up...
    >
    > Gosh, it's so big compared with T610 and other flips from Korean brands!
    >
    > I was so disappointed by the physical dimension of the unit. Given the
    > choice, I would grudgingly take the T610.
    >
    > So what was SE thinking in designing this Z600?!?






  3. #3
    In Dreams I Walk With You
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    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    "Pete" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I've had my Z600 for 2 weeks now and I love the size.
    >
    > I've read posts about it being "a hamburger" and so forth, but it's a
    > realistic size.
    >
    > I love the decent button sizes (and reasonable space between buttons -
    > certainly no fear of miss-hitting).
    >
    > And when closed, it sits comfortably in my pocket. I guess the key issue
    > apart from size is weight, and I don't think anyone can criticize it's
    > weight - it's so light, that even at it's size, you bearly feel it.
    >
    > And for me, it seems really sturdy and firm. Very confident closing sound
    > and feel, and I've played with some flimsy flip phones in my time - this

    one
    > tops the list.



    I would like to jump on your wagon, agreeing with all the points that you
    mentioned about the Z600. I've had mine for some 6-8 weeks now and it's
    perfect. Ofcourse a somewhat thinner version would suit me even better, the
    size is ok as it is.


    --
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  4. #4
    Kevin Reilly
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    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    On Sun, 4 Jan 2004 Pete wrote:

    >And when closed, it sits comfortably in my pocket. I guess the key issue
    >apart from size is weight, and I don't think anyone can criticize it's
    >weight - it's so light, that even at it's size, you bearly feel it.
    >
    >And for me, it seems really sturdy and firm. Very confident closing sound
    >and feel, and I've played with some flimsy flip phones in my time - this one
    >tops the list.


    You've hit the nail on the head with those two paragraphs. It's a
    comfortable size for use, can be slipped into an otherwise empty pocket
    with little risk of damage (unlike various 'smartphones' with their
    vulnerable screens) but, more importantly, it FEELS strong enough to be
    slipped into a pocket without risk of damage. A perfect balance between
    function and strength.

    I love my Z600 for all of the above reasons. And from a self-confessed
    SF geek, the fact that it looks like something Captain Archer might pull
    out of his bag doesn't hurt either

    --
    Kev
    __________________________________________________________________________
    "The superintendent of the local zoo was summoned, and after a three hour
    struggle he was lassoed and pulled into a waiting cage." Sunday Times



  5. #5
    Whytoi
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    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    In article <[email protected]>, In Dreams I
    Walk With You <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Pete" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > I've had my Z600 for 2 weeks now and I love the size.
    > >
    > > I've read posts about it being "a hamburger" and so forth, but it's a
    > > realistic size.
    > >
    > > I love the decent button sizes (and reasonable space between buttons -
    > > certainly no fear of miss-hitting).
    > >
    > > And when closed, it sits comfortably in my pocket. I guess the key issue
    > > apart from size is weight, and I don't think anyone can criticize it's
    > > weight - it's so light, that even at it's size, you bearly feel it.
    > >
    > > And for me, it seems really sturdy and firm. Very confident closing sound
    > > and feel, and I've played with some flimsy flip phones in my time - this

    > one
    > > tops the list.

    >
    >
    > I would like to jump on your wagon, agreeing with all the points that you
    > mentioned about the Z600. I've had mine for some 6-8 weeks now and it's
    > perfect. Ofcourse a somewhat thinner version would suit me even better, the
    > size is ok as it is.


    Interesting how you guys all came to the defence of Z600. Maybe I
    should take another closer look at the model next time I am in town.

    I personally would love to have the size of the Z300 (?) instead. Now
    only if that phone had Bluetooth...



  6. #6
    Mal
    Guest

    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    Whytoi wrote:
    >
    > Finally laid my hand on a Z600 here after much anticipation for the
    > return of a flip phone to S/E line up...
    >
    > Gosh, it's so big compared with T610 and other flips from Korean brands!
    >
    > I was so disappointed by the physical dimension of the unit. Given the
    > choice, I would grudgingly take the T610.
    >
    > So what was SE thinking in designing this Z600?!?



    I think it's because it is the first 3 LCD/screen flip from S/E and they
    are still working on making future models smaller.

    At first glance I think it looks big too, but out of my friends who have
    them, none complain about the size and make similar remarks to the ones
    already listed.



  7. #7
    Mal
    Guest

    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    Mal wrote:

    > I think it's because it is the first 3 LCD/screen flip from S/E and they
    > are still working on making future models smaller.


    That should be *2* screen

    I do think that future flips from S/E will be smaller. The Z600 from
    what I understand is pretty much a repackaged T610/30. Once they see
    demand for flips then more Research and Development will be made to make
    them smaller.



  8. #8
    Klaus Bonadt
    Guest

    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    I'm still waiting for a T39m successor.
    Z600 is close to play this role, but indeed, in terms of size and weight it
    is one step back.
    Size and weight is much more important for me than the camera and mms toys.

    Klaus





  9. #9
    Thorolv Valentinsen
    Guest

    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!


    "Whytoi" <[email protected]> skrev i melding
    news:030120042331501939%[email protected]
    > Finally laid my hand on a Z600 here after much anticipation for the
    > return of a flip phone to S/E line up...
    >
    > Gosh, it's so big compared with T610 and other flips from Korean brands!
    >
    > I was so disappointed by the physical dimension of the unit. Given the
    > choice, I would grudgingly take the T610.
    >
    > So what was SE thinking in designing this Z600?!?



    The way Volvos were designed some years ago, that's what! Or maybe a brick.

    Apart from that, and the fact it doesn't come with a VGA camera, the Z600
    seems to be a great phone.

    Cheers,


    Thorolv Valentinsen





  10. #10
    Lenny
    Guest

    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!


    > I love my Z600 for all of the above reasons. And from a self-confessed
    > SF geek, the fact that it looks like something Captain Archer might pull
    > out of his bag doesn't hurt either


    Hahaha, LOL! Too bad the default color is red and silver, and not that
    patented Star Trek grey...

    Still, I don't think it's really clumsy, a phone that is too small is still
    more awkward and difficult to use than one that is a bit bigger than one
    might wish, especially if the screen or keypad's been shrunk too much.





  11. #11
    Whytoi
    Guest

    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    In article <[email protected]>, Mal
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > At first glance I think it looks big too, but out of my friends who have
    > them, none complain about the size and make similar remarks to the ones
    > already listed.


    Not suspecting bias in those assessments? Size clearly is a considered
    issue for anyone who decides to buy one. So to ask decided buyers, a
    selected group, is not all that valid.



  12. #12
    Whytoi
    Guest

    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    In article <[email protected]>, Mal
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Mal wrote:
    >
    > > I think it's because it is the first 3 LCD/screen flip from S/E and they
    > > are still working on making future models smaller.

    >
    > That should be *2* screen
    >
    > I do think that future flips from S/E will be smaller. The Z600 from
    > what I understand is pretty much a repackaged T610/30. Once they see
    > demand for flips then more Research and Development will be made to make
    > them smaller.


    They already have smaller flips!



  13. #13
    Whytoi
    Guest

    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    In article <[email protected]>, Klaus Bonadt
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm still waiting for a T39m successor.
    > Z600 is close to play this role, but indeed, in terms of size and weight it
    > is one step back.
    > Size and weight is much more important for me than the camera and mms toys.


    We have comparable criteria there. However, weight of Z600 is actually
    ok. It's just size that bothered.



  14. #14
    Kevin Reilly
    Guest

    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    On Mon, 5 Jan 2004 Whytoi wrote:

    >That's an oxymoron of an answer. What's a comfortable size for the
    >pocket? One that _fills_ the pocket? Or one that is small and can be
    >carried in your pocket unobtrusively?


    I'll leave Pete to field that one since it's his words, not mine, you're
    quoting.

    >If that's a valid criteria, why hasn't many gone back to the old
    >Motorola Startec flip phones?


    Because of the protruding antenna and the flimsy hinge? Just one
    person's opinion out of many, of course, which is all this thread
    ultimately is.

    --
    Kev
    __________________________________________________________________________
    "His brother failed. Let's see if he can succeed and maintain the family
    tradition." David Coleman



  15. #15
    Mal
    Guest

    Re: Gosh, Z600 suck in terms of size!

    Whytoi wrote:
    >

    <snip>

    > They already have smaller flips!


    GSM With all of the features that the Z600 has?

    You can't compare it to the T39 etc as the flip on the T39 doesn't have
    an LCD, nor is the screen colour.

    The Z200 is the closest SE, but that is lacking a few features.

    Japanese phones (CDMA2000 or something?) have always been pretty small,
    but I believe that is because of technological differences with the
    frequencies involved and a different range of features required.



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