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Samsung Evergreen Review

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Samsung Evergreen Review
Due to the lack of power emitted by its earpiece, you'll need to have an air tight placement to your ear in order to sufficiently hear anything. Even worse, voices on our end sound distorted with a little bit of static noise evident in the background. However, our callers fared a bit better since they said that out voice sounded expressive and clear cut. Thankfully, the speakerphone's strong output manages to make voice sound extremely audible, deep, and without much distraction.

Blessed with high coverage to AT&T's network, we didn't experience any aberrations with signal strength and it didn't drop any calls during our testing in the greater Philadelphia area.

Battery life seems to be average with the Samsung Evergreen as we obtained a talk time of 6 hours on a full charge when the manufacturer has it rated for 5 hours of talk and 250 hours of standby time. On a daily basis, the handset will easily hit the one day mark on normal usage and still have enough juice in the tank for the next day.


Conclusion:

If there's one thing that's clearly evident with most eco-friendly phones, it has to be that they're not all too appealing in terms of design – and the Samsung Evergreen follows accordingly. However, it proves to be quite functional at its core as being a messaging phone. Typically, the name of the game here is its focus on being eco-friendly, and rightfully so, it also manages to excel in that regard with its choice of recycled materials and environmentally conscious apps. Although there are better and more attractive messaging handsets out there, you undoubtedly will need to pay more for all the extra features and functionality. For $29.99, the Samsung Evergreen is a good choice for those who take a liking in the preservation of the planet – but don't expect it to turn heads.

Software version of the reviewed unit: A667UCJI2


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Pros

  • Constructed out of recycled materials
  • Responsive keyboard
  • Eco-friendly apps

Cons

  • Boring looking design
  • Terrible camera performance
  • Viewing angle issues with its display
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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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