The Samsung Monte is an attractive mid-range smartphone with a three inch capacitive touchscreen and a slim bevelled design. The handset is aimed at heavy social networking users who want the connectivity of a smartphone at a lower price.
The Monte comes with both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, with physical volume controls and a camera shutter button. The handset includes a regular sized 3.5mm audio jack, and the bundled headphones include a microphone for making calls. The Samsung Monte features a 3.2 Megapixel camera that can record video as well as stills and memory can be expanded with microSD cards.
The Samsung Monte allows users to fully customize the home screen by easily adding a variety of interactive widgets for applications such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the BBC iPlayer. A wide range of widgets comes pre-installed on the handset, and more can be downloaded. Social connectivity is a major feature of the Samsung Monte, and dedicated apps are available for most social networks and services. GPS functionality allows full integration with location-aware services including Google Maps, and the included web browser does a decent job of displaying basic HTML pages.