Review: Samsung Intensity II
After seeing so many versions of the same phone design, I'm disappointed that the Samsung Intensity II is as good as it gets. The design is diminutive, but uninspired. The number pad up front was very difficult to use, and the full QWERTY keyboard beneath could use quite a few improvements and shortcuts. The menus are as basic as you'll find on a phone, which is fine for a simple messaging device, but there is still plenty of room for improvement with better organization and a more useful, customizable standby screen.
There are a few things the phone gets right. If you just want to send and receive messages, the text messaging app on the phone works well, with threaded messaging and a nice look. Email wasn't pretty, but it worked well and it was very responsive to new incoming messages. Social Beat doesn't have many features, but it does a nice job keeping up with Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, and it also includes Google Talk, which is a nice bonus.
If you want a simple messager that doesn't require a data plan, the Samsung Intensity II is an okay choice, with a big caveat. The phone doesn't sound great during phone calls. Still, the battery lasts a long time, and with good text messaging and a small form factor, this phone might have some appeal for a younger audience.
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