The latest clamshell mobile by Samsung, theSamsung Z560's is not a trendsetter in any means, yet an impressive device for the users who are tired of slim, skinny and flamboyant handsets. The handset comes wrapped in rather ordinary black, but that does not mean its ugly. On the contrary, the intense black colour makes Samsung Z560 looks bold, sturdy, masculine and just right for the users to want their gadget to signify 'serious business'. In terms of ergonomics too, the handset does not let down the users. The most noteworthy features being 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, HSPDA capacity, and an external memory slot.
Though the external screen of Samsung Z560'sis little small, it is quite good enough to display most of the essential details. These includes- date, time, signal strength, remaining battery life etc. There is no flash to help visibility in dim conditions but the handset includes the option for change in display contrast. Below the display is the touch sensitive music controls, enabling play/ pause/fast forward/ rewind, when the phone is closed. Stereo speakers is stationed on either side of the front flap.
The internal display of Samsung Z560's is large 2.2 inches, and supports 262,000 colours. Like all Samsung handsets, the display of Samsung Z560 poses problem under direct sunlight, but this can be solved with the change in brightness, the backlight time, and the font size, colour, and type. Samsung Z560 continues with simpler menu system, and navigation is also hassle free. For entertainment, the Samsung Z560 offers 2 MP camera, Mp3 player and host of gaming options. You can also personalise the gadget using the variety of wallpapers, background colours, greeting messages and alert sounds.
While under Samsung Z560's multimedia prowess, the handset offers - a king size phone book, organiser, integrated email client for Yahoo, hotmail, AOL, MSN messenger. It also has Bluetooth, USB and stereo profile. As an HSDPA phone, the Samsung Z560 supports wireless broadband data speeds through the 3.5G network.