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Samsung Evergreen Review

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Interface and Functionality:

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.

The interface of the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review
The interface of the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review
The interface of the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review
The interface of the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review

The interface of the Samsung Evergreen


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.

Contacts - Samsung Evergreen Review
Contacts - Samsung Evergreen Review

Contacts


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.

Messaging - Samsung Evergreen Review
Email - Samsung Evergreen Review
Instant messaging - Samsung Evergreen Review

Messaging

Email

Instant messaging


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.

Social networking on the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review
Social networking on the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review

Social networking on the Samsung Evergreen


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.

Applications - Samsung Evergreen Review
Applications - Samsung Evergreen Review
Applications - Samsung Evergreen Review
Applications - Samsung Evergreen Review

Applications


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.

Eco Mode - Samsung Evergreen Review
The Eco Walk app - Samsung Evergreen Review

Eco Mode

The Eco Walk app



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posted on 03 Jun 2011, 22:38

1. Tara (unregistered)


Can you receive and send picture and video messages on this phone?

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 17:23

2. DavidChambers (unregistered)


Does the social networking app cost?

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 15:57

3. Jeff (unregistered)


this phone is awesome

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 20:32

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

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 21:20

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!!

posted on 10 Mar 2012, 12:25

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.

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Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.56 x 2.20 x 0.59 inches
(116 x 56 x 15 mm)
4.50 oz  (128 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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