The Samsung J706 is an attractive slider and an excellent choice for users looking for something more than an entry level phone but not too much more.
The J706 offers a vibrant 2 inch, 128 x 160 pixel display that can provide up to five lines of text. The phone weighs only 85 grams and measures 10.0 x 4.8 x 1.5 cm.
Features include a 1,000 contact address book, FM radio, MMS, alarm, speakerphone, Bluetooth, web access and a 1.3MP camera with 4X zoom. Additional features include PC synchronization, calendar and To-do list.
The Samsung J706 is a solid slider alternative to the many clamshell options in this price tier.
Reviews (6.2/10 Avg. rating)
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Very durable but poor reception
It is much more durable than today's phones but reception/connectivity is bad. The screen resolution sucksLess
Better than my new phone
Although I've to admit that the reception quality is poor, it is, after all, a multimedia phone. I like it for its neat little functions and slide capability. It's definitelly better than my other phone, Samsung Hype. I would recommend j706 for anyone with a little more money to spare.Less
Horrible reception, would not recommend
My husband owned this phone for about 4 months and hated it. He just had to buy a different phone. It was very difficult to find reception in a lot of places and would often disconnect your calls due to bad reception. Sometimes he would have to stand in one spot and not move in order not to get disconnected. The camera was not very good either. I do not recommend this phone, it is VERY unreliable.Less
My first phone was a good one
I like my J706 very much. While it seems to be Your average cellphone, it does have a unique Design that makes it more VIP then your average Mobile device. (The slide feature mainly.) There might be other phones like it out there, and it might not have the BEST connectivity at times, but Regardless, It comes in handy for quick Internet browsing. (I use it to see the news headlines on Google Very often.) A worthwhile purchase to anyone looking to get their first cellphone.Less
Its an OK lil phone
i think one of the best features of this phone is that fact that you can block numbers from calling and texting you. Another neat feature is all the lil settings you can use with the camera! The not so great features would be The headset/FM antenna is of the greatest quality, could have a lil more features to.Less
Love my little Samsung J706
Anyone that wants to get a Pay-As-You-Go phone here in Ontario, Canada through Rogers, SHOULD get the Samsung J706. Amazing little phone. Numerous features for a 100 dollar phone, FM Radio, MP3 Player, Camera, useful applications, oh yeah and a phone, too!! Even Figured out how to convert some of my DVD movies into mp4s (only with AMR audio though), using a freeware video conversion program called SUPER 2009. Had this for now 14 months, and will keep using it until it dies. Probably won't though, dropped it about 6 time on sidewalks, and still works great afterwards. Go buy it!Less
Decent phone at best
The phone itself is pretty good, build is pretty sturdy, had for about 3 months now with no problems. Battery life is good, and miniSD card slot adds some bonus memory. Music player isnt anything too good, and i find u cant send some bluetooth files to another phone (ie custom ringtones). Speaking of ringtones, not sure if this is just a rogers thing, but it wont allow any non-downloaded ringtone to be set as a ringtone. Real bummer if you don't wanna dish out 4 bucks for a 20 sec ringtone -_-. Texting is kinda hard due to the smaller area of the buttons, but is doable. Camera is pretty good at its highest resolution, it looks better on your comp than it will on the phone though.Less
This is my very first phone. I decided i didn't need a contract because id only be using a phone for texting and little calling. First off when i was setting this phone up the rogers the service was great for me even after hearing so many negatives about it i had no problem. The phone itself is basic, it looks very nice, small and light. As i said texting is what i mainly use it for and ive had no problem what so ever there with the phone. I live out in the country up in northwestern Ontario and i always have service which is nice. The reception quality i get when talking to the phone is amazing which i was also very happy about. this phone has a 1.8MP camera and video recorder which is nice and the quality is very good. The battery on this phone i also find to be Very good as i can go about 3 days without charging and i use it quite often. A few things that i have issues with it is that the sound for when i receive a text is too quiet and the vibration does do justice either so i have to check my phone often in louder environments. I also had it freeze on me for a moment twice when i receive a text and i slide it open the keys wouldn't respond until i closed it and slid it open again but that's minor. I have had this phone for a month and let me say if you need a good inexpensive pay as you go phone with rogers i say go for it. Pros: Inexpensive, Great Reception quality, Simple and easy to use, Good camera, Good texting, Good Battery Lilfe Cons: Quiet ringer for texts received, vibration isnt goodLess
After not even 2 month, the screen broke, looks like a little pression on the screen may completely damage it. Now i got no screen at all, can only use it to receive and make call when i know the Numbers of the person i am calling. true we can't expect much with this price, but the screen is really really Horrible + it cost more to repair it than the price of the phone itself :SLess
C'mon, it's not that bad.
Sure, it's not that fancy, but you get what you pay for. This is a phone for people who want a phone - it's good for calls and texting but not much else. I don't understand why people are so disappointed, i mean what were you looking for? The camera is what you would expect from a cheap cellphone camera - don't expect to shoot any magazine covers with this thing. The same idea kind of spreads to the other applications of the phone, so if you're planning on using your phone for more than making calls then it's probably best to look elsewhere. The one thing that I did find particularly disappointing was the music player interface - it really sucks. Making playlists, finding songs and basically just listening to music is a pain in the butt. This ain't no ipod, that's for sure. But like I'm trying to say, if that's what you want, buy a smartphone or something.Less
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Manuals / User Guides
- Samsung J706 Manual (PDF)
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