Samsung Haven Review
0. phoneArena 27 Aug 2010, 06:30 posted on
Here comes the new Samsung Haven U320, though not a whole lot has changed, as it is still intended for the ‘senior demographic’ with a healthy-sized screen and keyboard. But is this the best phone for your Grandparents, or does it fall short? Let’s take a look and see...
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1. anonymous2010 (unregistered)
I'm kinda confused. I know that essentially everyone who views this website are very tech-savvy, but I know a lot of older people who don't want all of the things the rest of us do. They "just want a phone to be a phone". I understand counting off because of the voice quality, but it seems a bit strange to me to deduct points from the score of the phone just because there is no camera or application abilities. To me, this would be like counting points off of an Iphone or a Droid because they don't include Blackberry Messenger. I read this review because my grandmother is wanting a phone just like this, and I wanted to see what the problems were. I may be alone, but this review seems worthless to me.
2. NotGramma (unregistered)
Dear Anonymous2010: I wouldn't say this review is worthless. I just bought this phone and based on my experience, this review is pretty accurate. Even though I'm not quite a "senior" yet, nor am I a grandmother, I would recommend this phone to anyone who simply wants a phone. My only caution is that it doesn't have very good ring tone choices. You're stuck with a lot of crappy musical ring tones. I found the ring tones on my old LG phone a lot better. Next time, I'm going to research what ringtones are offered first.
3. RestrictiveRules (unregistered)
For me, not having a camera is a feature, not a defect. Where I work, we are not allowed to have anything (phone, computer, iPod, etc.) that has a camera. Do know how hard it is getting to find a phone that doesn't have a camera? My last "upgrade" was to replace my 5 year old phone with a used 4 year old phone. This model actually gives me an option for an honest NEW phone.
(Yes, I know there are Blackberrys that don't have cameras. I don't want or need a BB or its overpriced data plan. I just need a phone!)
4. CJS (unregistered)
Okay, okay, we get it. This phone does not have a lot of extras.
For those who want a basic phone, this is not a negative.
Your review could have simply focused on the positive aspects of this phone, instead of putting a relentless negative spin on the Haven in order to push the Clout.