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Samsung SPH-A640 User Reviews

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C-4
posted on 29 Sep 2010, 17:31

2.3

Tons of firmware bugs

The phone is not great. Most annoyingly, it's got more bugs in its software than flies in a carcass. If you set it to Power Save Mode, the phone will light up the inner screen whenever anything touches the buttons on the side, even if the phone's closed. So power life on Power Save Mode is on the order of a day (not including the night). When you type a text message, It Capitalizes Every Other Word. ARGH! Avoid at all costs!

Design 3/10
Features 2/10
Performance 2/10

Pros

  • Flip phone, looks OK.
  • Relatively rugged. Spent 3 years in my pocket without failing.
  • You can talk to people with the phone, but that's about it.

Cons

  • TONS of software bugs
  • No USB connectivity - camera is useless
  • Relatively poor battery life
  • Terrible interface with text messages
  • No features.

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Kelsey
posted on 11 Jul 2009, 23:08

6.3

Good phone.

I had this phone for two years. The only reason I got a new one was because I just wanted a new phone. It still works fine. For it's time, it was sleek and good looking. The screen is kinda small and it froze up sometimes. It was very sturdy though. Good, basic, everyday use phone.

Design 6/10
Features 6/10
Performance 7/10

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Alex Smith
posted on 12 Dec 2008, 08:54

6

Good Phone for light user.

This is just your basic phone. I've had mine for two years now with only one replacement. The cameras not so great and i wish i t could take a video but other than that I have no complaints. Its a sturdy phone, i gone in the lake with it (not recomended) and its survied many throws and drops. The only tiem I needed a repacement was when it fell of a rolercoster. Overall good for anyone who just want a phone that works. 

Design 7/10
Features 4/10
Performance 7/10

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Russkull
posted on 21 Apr 2008, 12:58

2.8

crap

I've had two fo these phones now, one I had replaced cause the signal kept failing and the sprint people said it was because it had a short inside the phone, now the new one always drops calls, always hangs up on its on. I just don't like this phone at all, it looks cool a little different but all in all it's a piece of crap.

Design 3/10
Features 4/10
Sound Quality 1/10
Signal Strength 2/10
Value for money 4/10

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Eric
posted on 06 May 2007, 21:14

4.4

Horrible phone, much better alternatives.

To sum it up, this phone fails in all respects. It doesn't look that great, so there's not much aesthetic value. a 0.3MP camera is a joke and there's no memory card slot. The tiny internal display and external display make this phone horrible as far as technological value goes. The only pluses are battery life and good reception. If you want a good looking phone, there are better alternatives for the price. If you want a powerful phone, there are also better phones for the price. If you are after value, there are cheaper phones that do an equally good job, if not better. All in all, don't get this toy.

Design 2/10
Features 1/10
Sound Quality 7/10
Signal Strength 8/10
Value for money 4/10

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Chris B
posted on 12 Apr 2007, 13:50

8

I really like this phone

It's a pretty slick unit compared to all of my previous phones. One thing I don't like is the side buttons, A lot of the time in the middle of a call I hit the speakerphone button or the volume. Also after some calls it will say looking for service and a few seconds later it will be back to full bars, even though you are in a good area. Maybe something to do with the internal antenna? All in all I love this phone.

Design 8/10
Features 7/10
Sound Quality 8/10
Signal Strength 8/10
Value for money 9/10

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Alex
posted on 11 Jan 2007, 23:46

8.4

A640

Great phone,lot of options, but the battery is weak. It looks great and I love it.The built-in camera makes a good pictures, great displays. It is much better than LGs from same class.

Design 10/10
Features 8/10
Sound Quality 7/10
Signal Strength 7/10
Value for money 10/10

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