Samsung X150 and X200 Difference

Samsung SGH-X150 and SGH-X200Recently, my hand started to itch, looking for a new mobile toy to play with. My current Nokia is still serving me well but like all geeks and techies, we long for new toys :mrgreen:. The cheapskate side of me started hunting for new mobile phones and the Samsung SGH-X150 caught my eyes.

I have always been a fan of clamshell phones. My very first clamshell was the Motorola Startec and that phone will always be my favourite. Back to the Samsung, I asked the golden-haired promoter the price and he answered “399 ringgit”. Wow! Such a chun phone for only RM400?

I decided to check it out and was told that this is a very basic phone will very little feature. Just enough to make/receive calls and SMS. Just nice for me (not very techie, right?). I wanted to hunt for another phone before buying and so I dropped by another mobile shop. Being a typical cheapskate, I asked the price of the same Samsung. The guy said “499 ringgit”!!! My jaw and my pants dropped when I heard that.

“Wah! How come so expensive one? That shop only sell 399, you sell 499?”, I exclaimed.
“This one is SGH-X200 model-lah…”, the sales guy explained.

With that new information, I decided to study the difference of the models before I make my decision to purchase. The differences and similarities are as below:

Attributes Samsung SGH-X150 Samsung SGH-X200
Size 85 x 44 x 20 mm
Display 65k colours; 128×160 pixels
Vibration Yes
Phonebook 1000 records
Call Records 20 dialled/received/missed
GPRS No Yes
Standby Time 350 hours
Talktime 3 hours
Weight 69g 77g
Network Dual-band Triband
Ringtones Monophonic Polyphonic
Infrared No Yes
USB No Yes
Messaging SMS SMS, EMS, MMS

Oh! Did I mention that the design for both models are the same? You can’t tell the difference between the two from the outside. The only difference you can see is that there is a light indicator in the front of the X200. It will blink steadly (blue in colour) during standby and if there’s a call/message, it’ll blink frantically. How do I know that? I bought myself the X200 :mrgreen:

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22 Comments »

  1. Aileen said,

    February 28, 2006 @ 3:12 pm

    Both models are cool and I wished I’ve bought SGH-X200 yesterday. Btw, I got my new SGH-X150 yesterday 🙂 Maybe I’ll get the other one next time.

  2. aileen said,

    February 28, 2006 @ 3:25 pm

    so, which one did you buy?? 😉

  3. amos said,

    February 28, 2006 @ 3:32 pm

    I’m still undecided :p
    My eyes are still very much focused on the Motorola V3 Razr. Now, they launched the V3i somemore. Aiyo! Torn between choices, style and money.

  4. Aileen said,

    February 28, 2006 @ 10:57 pm

    You know, actually those 2 phones do have a difference. The X150 does not have something like an arch over the word ‘samsung’ on the cover whereas X200 has. The picture that you have in your post is SGH-X200. 🙂

  5. amos said,

    February 28, 2006 @ 11:07 pm

    Aileen, thanks for the observation.
    I’m trying to search what that “arch” is. Maybe there’s where the blinking lights are emitting from?
    Funny thing is, Samsung Malaysia site is not even displaying this particular model.. *scratch head*

  6. amos said,

    March 20, 2006 @ 9:17 pm

    @Aileen,
    Finally, I got myself the X200 today. It cost me RM400 (original from FMG).

    Lady luck was by my side as I managed to get hold of the Onyx Black which makes the X200 looks much yummier and stylish.

  7. chona said,

    March 31, 2006 @ 12:14 pm

    hmm….yes very tough choice…..”clam-shell” phones cost a lot here in the philippines and i had to hunt down this Samsung SGH-X150 to convince my mum that there are cheap ones. i started searching on it -features and everything- and i came by the SGH X200. that’s when i got confused. still checking on how much it’s worth though…

    i would like to thank you though for posting this. really helped me ^_^

  8. João Madail said,

    May 8, 2006 @ 3:53 am

    Hi, do you know if the X150 has an USB connection? And is there any way of saving sms’s from the phone into a .txt file in our PC? Thanks for any help.

  9. amos said,

    May 8, 2006 @ 8:27 am

    Unfortunately, the X150 (as I know it) does not have an USB connection.
    Without a connection to the PC, I really don’t know how you could save your SMS to the phone.

    Why not consider the X200? Price difference is minimal and there is an USB. Be informed that the USB cable for the X200 is sold separately.

  10. João Madail said,

    May 8, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

    Even considering the X200, i don’t find a way to save SMS’s. From what i’ve read the IrDA gives somes trouble to put to work.

  11. Kai yuuen said,

    May 25, 2006 @ 12:30 pm

    Hello everyone…i’m interested in getting the sgh x200…the thing is i could not find a shop that sells that phone in the titan silver colour…could anyone let me know which shop that sells that phone and there’s still stock ? Please help me..i really would love to own it….thanks for your attention.

  12. amos said,

    May 25, 2006 @ 12:57 pm

    Hi Kai Yuuen,
    I assume that you are in the Petaling Jaya region. You can try Tesco Mutiara Damansara or WYWY shop in KL Sentral.
    Wish you all the best in getting these beauties. 🙂

  13. Amos Wong » Ringtones for my Mobile said,

    June 30, 2006 @ 8:48 pm

    […] March of this year, I got myself a Samsung X200 mobile phone. I liked the phone for its simplicity and design aesthetics. However, there are 2 shortcomings that I observed. […]

  14. Kai Yuuen said,

    July 13, 2006 @ 11:53 pm

    Hey there…sorry for the late post…i just want to thank you for your help and wishes…oh yes you are real accurate as i am in the petaling jaya region..i have got myself one…(”,)

  15. Christopher said,

    October 23, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

    I have a samsung X150 but dont have GPRS why not?

  16. amos said,

    October 23, 2006 @ 4:52 pm

    Hi Christopher,
    Press that center button that says “OK/i”. That should bring you to the GPRS module.
    Alternatively, check with your service provider if GPRS is activated for your mobile service or not.

  17. BOFH said,

    November 14, 2006 @ 5:01 pm

    The X150 does *not* have GPRS. If you check, the OK button is just that: OK and not “OK/i”.

  18. amos said,

    November 15, 2006 @ 9:54 am

    Hi BOFH,
    Thanks for clearing that up. 🙂
    I’ve re-checked the specifications and true enough, the X150 does not come with GPRS connectivity.

  19. BOFH said,

    November 15, 2006 @ 1:52 pm

    amos,

    NP. The X200 isn’t available in Manila, Philippines which is a shame. I had to settle for the X150 as a backup for my SE K700i. But it looks like I jumped the gun to early as I saw a SE Z550i. Almost the same price but the Z550i has better multimedia features. Damn. 🙁

  20. Rassie Smit said,

    December 3, 2006 @ 9:47 pm

    I bought an x150 at klicks in South Africa. The display card clyamed that it boasted with a radio, MP 3 player, external loudspeaker, etc. Whwn I got home I discovered that all I bought was just a cellphone with none of the features as advertised. Beware of such crooks!

  21. amos said,

    December 7, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

    Oh my goodness, Rassie. I hope you did not overpay for the X150.

  22. prabhudutta satpathy said,

    November 22, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

    i have sgh x-200.it is too boring model.nothing available here.

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