The TouchWiz interface accounts for easy operation and the homescreen is customizable. Just below the homescreen, the phone sports icons for menu, web, phone and phonebook. Towards the left hand corner of the touchscreen, there is an arrow that, on being touched, opens up the dock. The dock allows access for widgets to the phone’s applications, which you can just drag and drop into the main screen for functioning. Besides, you can drag in any number of applications into the screen at the same time. When done, just drop it back to the dock. However, the main menu doesn’t allow much liberty in terms of customizing it the way you like.
If we look into more of its details, the music player has a ‘set as’ option that allows you to set any tune as a ringtone or alarm tone. There is a button for instantly sending it through Bluetooth, while the button of ‘More’ allows you to adjust the song settings and how you view the playlist.
The Samsung Behold helps you explore a number of editing options available for the camera such as brightness adjustment, various modes, flash, setup and timer when the handset is held sideways. Although the options go away after a few seconds, simply touching on the phone brings back the options. However, the camera takes around 5 seconds to focus and capture which could be annoying at times.
The image gallery offers options like ‘create folder’, ‘manage’ and ‘delete’ that enable a more orderly arrangement of your pictures. The image gallery also has a ‘more’ button that allows for renaming the pictures, sending them via Bluetooth and even locking them. The zoom icon pops up when selecting an image. Also, the gallery can be browsed through with the swipe of a finger.
The phone button on the main screen opens up the numeric keypad with shortcuts for voice mail, messages, contacts and, of course, the call list (which can also be accessed by the green button on the body of the phone). When a call is made, a list with options like ‘mute’, ‘speakerphone on’, etc. open up on the top part of the homescreen. On the other hand, the ‘more’ button, at the bottom, enables you to go to a variety of apps while on the call.
The T-Mobile icon allows access to your bookmark list through the star button and on handling the phone sideways, a QWERTY keypad pops up that ensures better functioning with web- browsing.
For simplifying touchscreen usage, the Behold deserves 4 out of 5.