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Finally, a phone I love!!


Jun 10, 2010 by mrswest67

Great great phone. A big homerun with me this time, Verizon.

I'm not somebody who normally writes phone reviews, but I think this phone deserves it.

I hated my last phone (touchscreen) and a couple weeks ago, I bought this one. It's what I think most people actually want a phone for. The battery life is phenomenal. The speakerphone is a touch away (which I love to use). If you like texting, it's fantastic. And it's not this mega-complicated piece of junk that's a nightmare to operate.

I also put VZNavigator GPS on mine...which is killer.

Unless you're one of those people whose whole life is on their phone, and you want a phone that's easy to use but still has some extra capabilities (just in case you like a little extra like I do), then this may be the phone for you. You will definitely want to consider it.

I am glad I have a phone that I love again....at last!!

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Good Reliable Basic TXT'ing Phone


May 23, 2010 by GrinderCB   updated May 4, 2013

Carrier: Verizon Wireless

Got the Intensity for my mom using VZW's BOGO offer when I got my Incredible. It doesn't fall under VZW's "3G Multimedia" category so it doesn't require a data plan, but it does support their V Cast and Mobile Web services, but not strongly. My mom had no trouble learning how to do stuff with the Intensity; in fact she wanted a QWERTY phone so she could TXT the grandkids easier. No problem. I didn't even have to show her how to enter symbols or anything like that. Since the menu system is the standard VZW type, her learning curve was very low. It also paired right up with her Motorola H15 Bluetooth earpiece without the usual finicky-ness. So far we've seen no problems, no freeze-ups, no blank screens, no spontaneous resets, etc. And she's getting about 10-14 days on a full battery charge using about 400 minutes a month and about 100 TXT/PIX messages. Very good phone for what it does.

Pros: Easy to learn for non-techies, reliable, excellent battery life

Cons: Can't think of any

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great messaging phone


Nov 30, 2009 by knuckleballer34

The Samsung Intensity is a great simple messaging phone for Verizon. It's not designed to replace your laptop (a la the Droid or iPhone) and it's not going to make you neglect your mp3 player. However, as a calling and messaging device, this phone is very pleasant to use.

1. Above average reception.
2. Good call quality
3. Good battery life (roughly 6-7 hours of talk time and moderate messaging)
4. Straightforward, easy to use menu.
5. Well designed keyboard. Keys are fairly large, and are adequately spaced from each other. Includes a Numeric row of keys and a one touch messaging key.
6. No "menu lag" whatsoever.

1. The talk and end keys are place vertically instead of horizontally, and are a bit awkward to get used to.
2. When typing, if you end a sentence with anything other than a period (.), the phone will not capitalize the first letter to start the next sentence.
3. The zero (0) key on the traditional numeric keypad is curiously smaller than the other 11 keys...which wouldn't be a problem if it also didn't serve as the phones one touch unlock key.

With a few minor irkings aside, the Samsung Intensity is an excellent phone for those who want a solid phone for calling and messaging. It gets a good signal, has good call quality, and features an easy to use full keyboard. There are many professional reviews which knock the Intensity for its lack of 3G services and a basic WAP browser, however, this phone was never designed to compete against higher end smartphones. If you don't need the higher end features, this phone is definitely worth a look. For it's stated purpose, the Intensity is an excellent performer.

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Don't get it


Mar 13, 2010 by cupcake210

I do not actually own this phone so dont count on my review to be 100% true. My friend owns this phone and personally we both think it semi-sucks. If i were you i wouldn't buy it. I do have the gravity 2 tho and it is very similar to the intensity. But i do know that the gravity 2 is a little better. LETS CONTRAST:

Gravity 2
2.0 mega-pixel camera
records video
can receive video messages
QWERTY keyboard has a bit more room
personally i think it is sleeker

1.3 mega-pixel camera
doesn't record video
cannot receive video messages
QWERTY keyboard is a bit smaller
comes in better colors (in my opinion)

OK here are the pros and cons of the intensity:

QWERTY Keyboard good for texting
nice color red (i like red)
Good battery life (same with gravity2) if the battery is fully charged it can last for over a day

Key board layout could be better but is not to bad
Lock unlock feature is pointless (same with gravity 2) If you keep it in your pocket it somehow still manages to unlock itself
Camera is only 1.3 mega-pixel so the pictures don't come out too great

Thanks i hope this helps
PS: thx to my friend (who owns this phone) for helping me out with this review.


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Don't like it


Feb 23, 2010 by YoungHead04

I have the Doubletake version from Alltel and I HATE IT!!!

Nice Qwerty Keyboard. Good for texting
Big Numbers when you dial
Nice color(Red)
Good battery life. I can have the phone on all day and the next day I still will have all my cells.

The lock/unlock feature is useless. I locked the phone to avoid dialing numbers when its in my purse, but somehow it never stays locked.

No Customization. The Intenstiy with Verizon has it but the doubletake doesn't. I can't change the fonts or size of the letters/numbers. And the wallpaper that comes with the doubletake sucks!!! My LG Scoop was way better in comparison to this.

Left Sliding Keyboard. I am a righty and I was so used to the keyboard sliding out to the right with my Scoop. Not much of a deal though. I did get used to sliding it out to the left.

The camera. You take a picure in portrait and when you go to look at it the picture is sideways and you have to go through each picture one by one and rotate it. And when you go to view your pictures it takes forever and a day for the screen to load.

If you are a beginner texter this is the perfect phone for you. It's also a good beginner phone for teenagers.

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