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buy it because its a phone


Dec 23, 2008 by j man

call quality
bluetooth features
key pad
expandable memory
battery life
sound quality

camera (although there are many efftcts and features)
wallpapers, etc.
mp3 player (integeated one only plays one song at a time unless you add song one by one to your playlist which only holds 30, or you can use rogers music player which is integrated in canada which still has glitches like format problems etc.)
menus (very confusing when you first start using it - i recommend you go to the settings and change the menu style)

Expandable memory is 2gb max
No video playback unless its from the camera in the phone
no 3.5mm headphone jack- must use headphones included

All in all:
durable phone, great for calling but bad for entertainment. i make fast calls on the go all the time and it does the job very well



Aug 7, 2008 by ImYourSatellite

Purchased this phone as a replacement for Motorola Razr V3 - quite impressed, comparable to my old Razr, but looks nicer, in my opinion. I think the screen rez is acceptable - other reviewers disagree. Camera is fantastic - phone itself is durable and reliable, for sure. Signal strength on this model totally overpowered previous handsets, in my area. Hard to find this model, though - had to purchase it online and format it for my carrier... overall, A+ - Samsung has done it again!

A Little Disappointed


Nov 6, 2007 by MarcusOLT69

I love SAMSUNG cell phones and always have but this phone as a 1.3 mega pixel camera and it amazes me that the screen resolution is so poor for a camera of such good quality. The pictures that the camera takes is better then the actual screen savers provided. The camera is actually very good quality but the phone's screen resolution is just so POOR. There's only like 5 screen savers. AWFUL!!!!!!! It doesnt make sense to me how a 1.3 megapixel phone can have this poor screen quality. Samsung makes 2 kinds of phones. One with 265K colors on screen and the phones that dont have that much color on screen because its for consumers who only need phones to make calls. I was very disappointed in some of its features and the overall setup. For me this is a step backwards. Samsung really needs to out do itself on its next line up. LG is really stealing the SPOT LIGHT from them.

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