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Samsung Flight II Review

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Samsung Flight II Review
Calling quality was on the good side since voices on both ends are completely audible with no obtrusive static sounds being heard. Our only gripe is that the earpiece doesn't produce strong tones, so we had to constantly push it against our ear very close – even when it's set to the loudest volume setting. Additionally, the display will automatically lock after a period of time – which requires you to manually press the unlock button on the phone to access the keypad or other on-screen functions. When using the speakerphone, voices did sound a little distorted, but it didn't help either when its tone is weak sounding.

The Samsung Flight II managed to show a healthy set of signal bars in high coverage areas and didn't drop phone calls during our testing in the greater Philadelphia region.

We were actually shocked to clock in a little under 3.5 hours of talk time when we generally see good performance on other AT&T feature phones. It's a bit more disheartening when the manufacturer has it rated for 5 hours of talk and 250 hours of standby time.


Conclusion:

When AT&T's lineup is littered with a handful amount of feature phones from Samsung, the Flight II finds itself in the presence of some stiff competition from its own flesh and blood. Considering that the handset doesn't offer anything compelling over its older siblings, it makes for a difficult reason to choose this over others – especially when better handsets, like the Samsung Impression, are still available for purchase. It's hard to gather why the manufacturer decided to craft a successor to the original Flight, even when that handset didn't necessarily seem as capable as the Impression. To top things off, the Flight II doesn't do justice in being a quick messaging phone due to the annoyances we find with its text input method and keyboard itself. All in all, the handset quickly takes a nose dive straight down back to Earth as it flounders in its place to keep pace with the competition.


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Pros

  • Good calling quality
  • Capacitive touchscreen

Cons

  • Boring design
  • Confusing keyboard & typing experience
  • Poor battery life
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2938; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


What's so wrong with the keyboard? How it is so confusing?

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 17:51

2. Tye (unregistered)


cant you only get it at radioshack still if so that sucks horribly

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 21:49

3. anonomous (unregistered)


It looks like a great phone to me... and for the shift key, it's used as a caps lock, so you only have to press it once, or if you press it twice, it will act like a normal shift key.

posted on 23 Nov 2010, 15:20

4. this guy (unregistered)


this phone is friggin brutale. i have had so many problems with it. AT&T has replaced it 3 times now and it is still having problems. If you get this phone your throwing 2 years of your life away. This phone is a waste time and money.

posted on 08 Dec 2010, 11:39

5. leecher (unregistered)


y design engineers @ samsung cant make newer designs?

All fones look so monotonous.....

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 13:45

6. TEchany (unregistered)


The phone actually comes with 512MB internal memory, not like the review says 65MB.

posted on 02 Jun 2011, 13:21

7. Anonomoys (unregistered)


I like it, and I've had only a few problems; however, I don't like the fact that I cant put my messages in chat mode.

posted on 20 Aug 2011, 11:32

8. me (unregistered)


wow um this is really harsh. ive had this phone for forever and it works great plus it is the most durable phone ive ever had. And i use my phone ALOT. As in 24/7. Seriously this is a great phone.

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 16:27

9. margie (unregistered)


Anyone else having problems with the battery life? Have replaced the phone once and the battery twice, still dead in 12 hours. anyone have suggestions?

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 09:30

10. cjegger (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I just got this phone and like it except for the fact when I use Mobile Net, it automatically goes to landscape. If I'm on Facebook, I have to use the QWERTY keyboard instead of the touch screen....can it be changed to portrait orientation?

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (133 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.40 x 2.10 x 0.50 inches
(112 x 53 x 13 mm)
3.50 oz  (99 g)

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