So, what do I want out of my next laptop and what must it include?
Compact, stylish slider
- Stylish design, build quality, reasonable features list, 3G, A2DP Bluetooth
- Slow user interface, proprietary headphone jack, call quality could be improved
A stylish and compact slider let down by a painstakingly slow user interface.
Price$ 172.00 (AUD)
A compact and stylish slider, Samsung's J750 has a reasonable list of features for a competitive asking price. Unfortunately, it is let down by a frustratingly slow user interface.
In terms of design, the 3G-capable J750 is a smart looking handset. Glossy finishes seem to be the way to go in terms of style and Samsung has continued this trend — the J750 features an all black front and rear, with chrome edging. Like most of these styles, the glossy design does attract grubby fingerprints and is difficult to keep clean.
Despite the J750's small size and plastic build, it feels reasonably solid. The spring-operated slider is sturdy and smooth, while the keypad and controls feel firm and comfortable. A five-way navigational pad and two selection buttons handle the grunt of the work, while the slightly raised keypad makes SMS messaging a breeze.
Along with the controls, the J750 has a friendly user interface. Samsung has stuck with its regular interface on this model and not opted to use the Symbian S60 OS seen on many of its latest models, including the i560 and i450. The clearly labelled menu with icon layout and simple list format for sub-menus is an advantage, but the J750 is let down by its speed. The interface is sluggish and suffers from keystroke lag when browsing menus and typing messages, so using it quickly becomes frustrating.
Despite being a relatively inexpensive handset, the J750 has a reasonable features list. Apart from a fairly standard 1.3-megapixel camera, a front-mounted VGA camera handles video calls over a 3G network on the 2100MHz band. Call quality is a mixed bag — conversations aren't as clear as we'd have liked, though volume is quite loud and is reasonable enough to conduct a call in a noisy environment.
The J750 hasn't really been designed for multimedia use, which is a bit of a disappointment considering the 3G capabilities. A small display, mediocre speaker and basic media player certainly don't do this handset any favours. Two major annoyances are the fact that you can't play your music in the background and the phone's lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack (relying instead on poor quality proprietary ear buds). The phone only has 8MB of internal memory, but a microSD card slot provides extra storage.
USB and Bluetooth connectivity are present, and the latter includes the A2DP profile. This means you can stream your music to a compatible set of wireless headphones. The J750 also features Java, a Google search function, the ability to utilise mobile printing, and a host of PIM features such as an organiser, currency converter and voice recording.
The J750 is available on Optus pre-paid and includes a SIM starter pack and $10 included credit.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei P20 Pro review: See it and believe the hype
- 2 Nokia 8 Sirocco review: A unique flagship that's more of a mutation than a market-leader
- 3 Nokia 6 (2018) review: Simple. Solid. Supreme.
- 4 Samsung Q9F Series QLED: Peak performance from a home entertainment heavyweight
- 5 Sony Xperia XA2 review: One last hurrah for OmniBalance
Latest News Articles
- Oppo debut flagship Find X smartphone with almost no-bezels
- Google bring SMS to PCs with Android Messages for Desktop
- Vivo debut first 'zero-bezel' smartphone
- ZTE has to pay up before supply ban is scrapped
- Blackberry reveal KEY2 at NY launch event
PCW Evaluation Team
If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.
If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.
Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category
The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
- Huawei P20 Pro review: See it and believe the hype
- Computex 2018: Nvidia launches new AI-focused hardware and software platforms
- Computex 2018: Everything you missed at Asia's biggest tech tradeshow
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?