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Samsung Flight A797 Review

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Samsung Flight A797 Review
At times we had difficulty in hearing our conversations on the Flight because it sounded too low on our end. Even when setting it to the highest volume setting, sounds from the main speaker were on the weak side. Voices sounded natural for the most part, but our callers did state hearing a lot of background noise on their end whenever we spoke. Listening with the speaker phone proved to be no problem except that it became distorted on the highest volume setting. On the receiving end, our callers did say that our voice did sound distant and that we had to speak up more in order to be heard. With its mix bag of calling quality, we were content with its overall performance – conversations were completed without too much hassle.

During our testing, the Flight held up well in retaining signal strength with solid bars at any given time in the greater Philadelphia area. The Flight was not plagued by any service issues or dropped calls.

For a touchscreen handset, the Samsung Flight produced a stellar 5 days of normal use before completely depleting the battery – this included voice calls, heavy text messaging, and the occasional web browsing. We placed the brightness of the screen to the middle setting and assume it could’ve lasted longer if it were set on the lowest and included a proximity sensor to turn off the display automatically during calls. Still, we were pleased by the amount of usage time we got out of the battery between charges.


Conclusion:

Devices that are catered to the text messaging demographic should capitalize heavily in that one particular area, but its inconsistent performance makes the Samsung Flight grounded – indefinitely. The combination of the touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard looks good on paper, but it doesn’t find a solid foundation in which direction to follow. Throw in the laggy typing experience on the QWERTY and it totally misses on an area where its focus should be placed. We’d recommend devices with a slide out portrait QWERTY like the Motorola Karma QA1 for a better messaging experience. Ultimately, the Samsung Flight’s wings have been clipped, left behind to slowly walk on its legs, and play catch up to the rest.


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Pros

  • Long battery life
  • More than decent web browsing experience

Cons

  • Bulky looks
  • Poor image and video quality from the camera
  • Laggy typing experience
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6.5
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Benjamin7890 (unregistered)


I'm so happy with my new unlocked cell phones! This has an unbelievably fast processor, great feel and easy to text on. I used to own a unlocked htc phones, but I'm so much happier with my brand new unlocked samsung phones. This Samsung Flight II is so much better for my business and pulls my email in so much faster. And I really couldn't be happier with it since it is an unlocked tmobile phones and it's a unlocked 3g phones I can take it overseas. My family loves my new phone and can't get enough of the games. I'm going to purchase another one for my son for his birthday from gsmauthority.com. Definitely would recommend this phone.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:16

2. Gab (unregistered)


I like this phone, but I just can't figure out how to have a group text! How???

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 07:57

3. henderson883 (unregistered)


how do i flash this phone it does not come on

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Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.17 x 2.20 x 0.50 inches
(106 x 56 x 13 mm)
4.80 oz  (136 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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