Samsung has advertised the Monte as a social networking mobile device, and based on its features it seems the manufacturer has delivered on that promise. There are integrated widgets for popular social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, and these can be dragged into the main menu screen for easier access.
The phone comes with a web browser that is fast enough for quick browsing of favorite Internet sites, although it is not exactly the most functional of mobile web browsers.
The Monte also incorporates Google Maps, allowing users to find an area using the device. There is also Geotagging that appeals to social networking fans, as well as Google Latitude that updates user location.
The phone supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB and GPS connections.
The Monte also has a 3.2 megapixel camera that has certain features like face detection and smile shot (which waits for the subject to smile before the camera snaps). The camera is a nice feature especially given its quick loading and speed in capturing shots. The camera can also record videos although the video quality is substandard.
The Monte also comes with an onboard media player that can play various music formats and allows music organization through the creation and management of playlists.