Samsung Evergreen Review
Again, we find more commonalities with the interface running on the Samsung Evergreen as it displays nothing new to the imagination with its straightforward approach. Personalization with the homescreen is basically slim pickings since the only thing you can change with it is the wallpaper – while the clock and date remain unchanged. Although you can choose either a list or grid-like view for its main menu, there are three different themes available that only modifies the background image within the main menu. Separately, the overall speed of the handset is stable seeing that there is barely any evidence of slowdown as it's quick to load various applications. Visually not stunning, it's more than functional at its core.
If you somehow manage to fill up its entire capacity of 1,000 contacts, you won't have to worry about losing them since it'll sync them over-the-air with AT&T Address Book. As always, you're presented with the usual medley of information that can be associated with each contact – like phone numbers, email addresses, pictures, and ringtones.
Refraining from using the physical keyboard means that you'll be relying on its keypad as your alternative text entry method. Luckily, the experiences doesn't differ seeing that the well-sized buttons, along with T9 predictive text enabled, will make typing out messages such a breeze. Following in tradition to other AT&T feature phones, it packs along AT&T's Mobile Email app which will automatically set up popular clients by simply providing your email address and password. However, unfamiliar clients will require additional pieces of information, like server addresses and ports, to correctly set up. And if email or text messaging is enough to satisfy you, it includes your typical instant messaging clients for AIM, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger.
Social networking addicts will take a liking for AT&T's Social Net app which will aggregate all of your accounts into one centralized hub – making it very easy to move about each service. In addition to popular services like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, it even offers an RSS feed.
It wouldn't be hardly an AT&T phone if the handset did not include apps like AT&T Navigator, AT&T Maps, AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Music, and AT&T Radio. Furthermore, it comes packed with the usual set of third party goodies like City ID, Mobile Banking, MobiTV, MobiVJ, My-Cast Weather, PicDial, Star Tweets, Vlingo, Where, AllSport GPS, and YPmobile.
Since there is a focus on the environment, the Samsung Evergreen boasts an “Eco Mode” under the display settings which basically reduces power consumption by setting the back-light duration to 10 seconds and brightness to level 2. Likewise, it even offers an “Eco Calculator” that measures fuel efficiency with your car and an “Eco Walk” app which essentially works as a pedometer to measure the amount of steps you've taken.
1. Tara (unregistered)
Can you receive and send picture and video messages on this phone?
2. DavidChambers (unregistered)
Does the social networking app cost?
3. Jeff (unregistered)
this phone is awesome
4. dylan (unregistered)
this phone is 100% the most terrible phone. never buy this s**tty phone i made the mistake it sucks big cock
5. CellMan (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
This phone is terrible!! The texting has something called "predictive texting" Regardless what you type, it decides what you really mean and replaces your text with its text. For example, I typed Laguna and it replaced it with Vagina. So, I wanted to turn off or over ride this feature - not possible. I called Samsung, they told me to do all sorts of stuff that didn't work, it is insanity!!
6. amasc999 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)
DO NOT BUY this phone...absolutely horrible. Phone shuts off, freezes calls automatically go to voice mail etc. etc. AT & T can't help. My wife and I both have one since Nov. Software updates haven't solved the problem. AT & T is aware this phone is a lemon. Tech's say the model constantly comes in for updates, repairs and exchanges. Customer Service admits the phone may shut off when changing from cell tower to cell tower and recognizes it's shortcomings. Samsung should be ashamed to produce this, AT & T should be ashamed to sell these knowing the problems.
You will be sorry, I am.