Samsung SCH-U740 User Reviews
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UI speed9/10Camera9.5/10Multimedia7/10Internet8.5/10Call quality8.5/10Battery7.5/10Reception8.5/10Display7.5/10Build quality10/10Text input9/10Everyday usage9/10
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posted on 23 Sep 2007, 19:34
Yeah the enV has more features, but it's also ugly and bulky. I wanted a small phone, not a case for my eye glasses. The only thing I don't like about the u740 is lack of A2DP support.Design 7/10Features 6/10Sound Quality 5/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 7/10
posted on 20 Sep 2007, 09:17
Best Phone i ever had
Theres nothing like seeing a persons reaction when you flip the phone both ways!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wish i could set ringtones for everybody but its cool.Design 10/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 9/10
posted on 02 Sep 2007, 12:31
Great phone! I had the enV took it back and got this one. The enV's sound quality was bad. The letters were too small for me to see at a quick glance. The U740 corrected those things. The keyboard is fine. The only thing I miss is the txt to speech feature. I love this phone! This is the first review I have ever written for a phone. Hat's off to SAMSUNG! Thank you sooo much.Design 10/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 07 Aug 2007, 23:50
Yeah it's slimmer, but that's it
The ONLY thing this has over the enV is it's slimmer. No matter how you slice it the keys are smaller and closer together than the enV. This does not have A2DP support like the enV, and even for a 1.3 mp cam the pictures on this thing simply aren't that great. enV also has a higher resolution screen and unlike the u-740 can be used when closed. And now that the enV and this phone are about the same price, it would be stupid NOT to go with the enV.Design 5/10Features 6/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 5/10
posted on 07 Aug 2007, 19:12
COOL COOL COOL!!
u740 is cool. I like it a lot. It's not a huge remote control like the enV but it still does all the same stuff as the big @$$ phone does! One complaint, the camera has a slight dark tint to it. Other than that the phone works great. The buttons are hard to get used to but they're not that bad!! It's not like you cant see the size of the buttons before you buy it so if you dont like the size of them then dont get it!! The flip open isn't that hard! you can open it with either hand and it takes like 2 seconds! Could some of us that complain about the time it takes to open it just be too lazy!!! Come on!! Pretty soon we're going to be wanting the phone to hold itself up to our ear!! Great phone, great dollar value, and not a huge phone but has a lot of great features! GO SAMSUNG WHOOT WHOOT!!Design 8/10Features 7/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 6/10Value for money 8/10
posted on 07 Jul 2007, 02:30
this phone is great i love it. i got like 2 weeks sgo and i cant get enough of this phone. it has everything, its has a qwerty keyboard like the enV but almost as thin as the razr.Design 10/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 11 Jun 2007, 10:10
Ok so ppl are talking baout the enV... lok at its reviews.. yes the 740 has a small keypad, but look at its size.. it only makes sense. after a 2 days i got used to the phone.. it is the best phone i have seen and used, the keyboard makes texting alot more simple and lets you spell words how you want them.. not how the phone wants. the ringer is load and is easy to hear in a crowd. this also has the dual speakers which makes music a dream, the V cast looks awsome.. the hinge is very study and it IS EASY TO OPEN WITH ONE HAND!!!! also it comes in black which is very nice.. Buy the phone if your looking for somthing compact and fun to useDesign 10/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 23 May 2007, 13:23
I have been a huge fan of Samsung, and getting this phone only made me a bigger fan! While it is not for people with FFS (fat finger syndrome), it is also not for people who like simple phones. This phone has what I call character! If there is a menu that requires a wider view, it will tell you to close your phone and reopen sideways, instead of letting you see it in a scrunched up not so nice version with it flipped open vertically. If you are a patient person who appreciates a phone with quality, and is willing to take advantage of the benefits of this kind of phone, GET IT! It is a lot easier and funner to text message, which I do a lot of, and you'll appreciate the way Samsung rearanged their menus to accomodate the widescreen view. If it is too hard for you to recognize a number turned sideways, and for some reason it is too hard for you to slightly move your wrist so that you can see the numbers upright, don't bother getting this phone, someone else will appreciate it more. I love my Samsung U740!Design 9/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 21 May 2007, 15:57
This phone is awesome has a lot of features great battery life for being so thin unlike the razor my favorite is the block txt option allows you to block any number you want so this is great for your ex's that keep txting youDesign 8/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 8/10
posted on 17 May 2007, 00:07
two thumbs down
Fastest phone return in my life
phone looks great untill you open it up and you have like 50 buttons jammed in the space where 15 buttons normally fit
number buttons are sideways when u goto use the key board. functions are listed and not usable in the flip phone access, tells u to close and open phone othe way then starts you back i the main screen to claw your way back to the screen you were at.
was nice to still have dual speakers coming from the V.
Design 1/10Features 6/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 5/10Value for money 4/10
posted on 27 Apr 2007, 18:13
just to let you know. not only has verizon come out with a speech to text phone, but its been discontinued. that just goes to show how well you pay attention. look up the samsung a-970.Design 7/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 7/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 8/10
posted on 03 Apr 2007, 01:10
Woah! so I bring my "champaign" colored phone home (yes the sales rep was very clever) and low and behold the thing is freaking impossible to open with a fip of your right hand. yeah if you dig your fingernail all the way under and take and extra 3 mins to guide it up it is possible but man is that other flip side annoying! Did anyone else see that its held together by like a single pin? Tight budget? at least get 2 pins to hold my 200$ phone with plz...cant text on the tiny buttons call me fat fingers I guess. There is many other flaws witht his phone but its going back before I find anymore.Design 1/10Features 2/10Sound Quality 2/10Signal Strength 5/10Value for money 2/10
posted on 30 Mar 2007, 15:33
Hey retard this phone doesn't have text to speech enabled (at least according to the VZW website) and there is no such thing a speech to text on a VZW phone yet and by the way the LG enV may be bigger but its 10 times nicer. The screen on this phone sucks compared to the enV the keypad is like the size of a piece of rice, the 1.3mp camera is outdated and gives a blue tint to pictures (enV's camera is like a 10mp camera compared to this piece) and the only benfit to this phone is the fact that its thin but it still sucks.Design 8/10Features 4/10Sound Quality 7/10Signal Strength 5/10Value for money 6/10
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posted on 05 Mar 2007, 15:14
I was deciding between this phone and the enV (I had the V and felt spoiled by the QWERTY keyboard), and I'm happy I went with this phone.
After carrying around the LG VX9800 for a long time, I needed something smaller. If you don't mind carrying something bigger, the enV has everything this phone does and more, but I like the compact size of the samsung model. The sound quality is still very good (better than the V) and it has plenty of features. It's also quite a bit cheaper than most of the high-end phones. The mp3 player, among other functions, is really easy to use.
- the keypad takes getting used to. The key size isn't too small, but dialing numbers in landscape mode takes a while, because the numbers are facing the wrong way.
- the hinge is a lot sturdier than I originally thought, but if you plan on having this phone for like a year, you have to take care of it.Design 8/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 9/10
posted on 23 Feb 2007, 16:23
Bluetooth 1.1 - That's insane
I'm completely blown away by the fact that this phone uses bluetooth 1.1. This is not going to work well the headset when you're around anything that may cause interference, ie microwave. I just don't get it!Design 9/10Features 3/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 7/10Value for money 6/10
posted on 21 Feb 2007, 04:07
Just traded in my LG en-V for this phone, it really isn't any comparison I liked the LG BUT it is too large, and for me I find the U740 a better size, ease of texting and the voice to text is great. Quality wise the LG has it over the u740 but again the design of the u740 will out sell the LG, only downfall in design the way the numbers are laid out, other than that great phone, reception same as LG. Durability is a question, if you are a gorilla on you phone it hasn't been in the market long enough to rate this, I would keep this phone purchase for responsible phone owners.Design 8/10Features 5/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 8/10
posted on 20 Feb 2007, 02:27
I got my phone about a week ago and I've had no problems at all!. (There is a vibrate option your just a fucking retard) Great vibrate really powerfull camera is a bit week but hey if you need a camera go buy one. Dual screens are great and the hinge is very solid! I would highly recommend this phone, Verizon does not have the best service in my area but that's not the phones fault. great phone over all!Design 10/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 9/10
posted on 19 Feb 2007, 14:56
Better than my old ones!
OK so I have had four phones in the last couple years and this one seems to bee the best. I didnt want the EnV because of its $200.00 price tag. So this is a good alternative. I feel it is perfect for my needs and has everthing I need. Music, Text Messages, and a good signal. Overall it has pretty good features and saticfied me greatly. The overal rating is a 9!Design 8/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 8/10
posted on 17 Feb 2007, 19:48
I've had this phone since the day it came out 3/14/07. I have not encountered any problems, yet. The speaker clarity is great and the vibrate mode has no problems. Even the battery life has tripled my previous moto crazer. The only draw back that I see with the phone is that the number buttons are a little bit small. I would def. recommend it anybody.Design 9/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 9/10
posted on 14 Feb 2007, 18:49
A Nice phone with no features
Although this phone has and impressive dual flip mode and is realtively small it has major problems. First off there is no vibrate mode and it cannot picture message. Also it is shaped. Overall fine for a beginner phone but realively useless with any special featuresDesign 6/10Features 3/10Sound Quality 5/10Signal Strength 7/10Value for money 4/10
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posted on 10 Feb 2007, 03:08
The idea for this phone is nice, but I can see this phone coming apart at the hinge due to inproper use by the owner. If you can care for it the phone will be great and offer alot of use out of it. Texting will be especially fun with either the qwerty keypad and Samsung's Speech to Text feature.
I'll keep my LG-VX9900 thought!!!Design 8/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 6/10