Samsung Exclaim SPH-M550 ReviewSamsung Exclaim 8
Performance and Conclusion:
Sound quality on the Samsung Exclaim SPH-M550 was good but not great. Users could tell we were on a cell phone, and on our end they sounded a bit distant and hollow, but conversations were still clear enough. Battery life has surprisingly decreased by over an hour, down to 4.75 hours from 5.9. The size remains the same at 960 mAh, so we’re not sure why there is such a dramatic decrease.
All in all the Samsung Exclaim SPH-M550 is a worthy replacement to the Rant. The form factor is not new, but still unique and not just more of the same. Build quality is top notch, and we enjoyed using both keypads. The larger display is always a welcome addition, and small updates to the One Click UI bring added functionality. We’re not sure if these minor improvements justify the $80 price tag on contract, but while high by Sprint standards it’s in line with comparable models such as the enV3.
- Unique form factor with great build quality
- Large, crisp display
- Good keypad
- One Click enhancements
- Call quality could be better
- The colors may turn some off
1. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
that is a sick phone.....lol its a pretty good thickness for being a dual slider, unlike the pantech duo lol the design is definitely an upgrade to the rant
2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1588; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
For being a dual sliding phone, I think that feature is very neat. But I dislike how it makes the phone very bulky. I dropped this many times on hard surfaces, and yet it still lives with just scratches. Feels sturdy, a little heavy though. Keys on the keyboard are a little small, but pretty good screen size for a phone back then.