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Samsung Solstice II Review

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Samsung Solstice II Review
Voices on both ends of the line are more than audible with their natural sounding tones which makes the entire experience somewhat gratifying. However, there is just some faint interference that can be heard through the earpiece, but it doesn't necessarily hinder us from our conversations. Finally, the speakerphone is able to emit some decent sounds that makes for some comprehensible conversations without much fluff.

Placing a continuous call in a high coverage area, we managed to get 6 hours of talk time with the handset – versus the manufacturer's rating of 5 hours. Additionally, we didn't experience any sudden changes in signal strength with the handset as it kept on working through the 6 hours we were testing it out. Naturally, battery life output is a little bit better than what it's alleged to offer, but in our daily usage, it's pretty average for its class. In fact, the manufacturer has it rated for 250 hours of standby time.


Conclusion:

So what do we have with the Samsung Solstice II that separates it from its predecessor? Well, there isn't much in terms of specs as it qualifies itself as yet another decent, but not quite spectacular, basic touchscreen offering from Samsung's camp. Sure there are prettier looking Samsung phones on AT&T's lineup right now, like the Sunburst or Mythic, but its inexpensive price should more than be forgiving to basic users. As we enter the winter solstice though, the Samsung Solstice II might still be overlooked by consumers seeing that it's not shining as bright on AT&T's lineup compared to some other offerings.


Software version of the reviewed unit: A817UCJI6


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Pros

  • Responsive capacitive touchscreen
  • Good calling quality

Cons

  • Same looking design
  • Below average looking photos
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posted on 14 Jun 2011, 17:12

1. SJenner (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


Am on my 4th Solstice II, the problem is powering off for no reason. There are definately some problems with either the software, or hdwe. ATT only gives you 4 replacements, after that you are on your own! I love the phone other than that.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 01:11

2. stevew42 (unregistered)


I had a solstice which was good phone until it got washed. Got a solstice II as a replacement and it has never worked right. It switches to intercom during calls, sometimes 3 and 4 times.
It also dials out while I am talking on some calls.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:52

3. bobbylight (unregistered)


i have this phone and its terrible i would go into detail but theres to many things wrong with it for me to explain.

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 14:58

4. theone09 (unregistered)


I was thinking about getting this phone. I was wondering if it has mobil web or the internet like a smartphone?

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 01:06

5. waka (unregistered)


yes it does i love it you can evan play games on the web like farmvil its great

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.29 x 2.13 x 0.47 inches
(108.9 x 54.1 x 11.9 mm)
3.35 oz  (95 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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