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Samsung Trender Review

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Samsung Trender Review
Callers were very impressed with the sound quality of the Trender. They said that now and again the last word of a sentence would drop off, but overall they were pleased and rated us an 8.5/10. On our end they sounded clear, loud and natural. The battery is rated at just 5 hours of talk time, a drop from the Seek’s 5.8 hours, but we still imagine most users will have no problem getting through a day or two of average use.

The Samsung Trender isn’t going to knock your socks off, but it is a solid touchscreen phone with a very good QWERTY keyboard. It will appeal to the young teen in the house, or to the older user looking for something a bit more than your run of the mill flip phone, but isn’t ready for a smart phone just yet. The differences between the Trender and Seek are small, but they do make a difference. We just hope that the Trender won’t suffer from the software issues the Seek did, but if not, the Trender will be very trendy this back to school season.

Software version of the reviewed unit: ED01

Samsung Trender Video Review:



Pros

  • Quality phone performance
  • Good QWERTY keyboard
  • Solid build quality and eco-friendly

Cons

  • No camcorder
  • Doesn’t come with a memory card
PhoneArena rating:
6.5
User rating:
5.4 8 Reviews
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posted on 21 Jun 2011, 15:35

1. bling bling (unregistered)


how come this get a 6.5 with all the sh!tty stuff and x7 get 5 !!!! (btw i have desire hd so dont shout at me)

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 21:51

2. myevilclone (unregistered)


Please remember that this is considered a "dumbphone". These types of phones that do not run a smartphone os are given a different standard and rating based.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 02:57

3. bling bling (unregistered)


so dumbphones are better huh

posted on 09 Jul 2011, 17:32

5. myevilclone (unregistered)


I don't think you are understanding me. This phone is a 6.5 based on what is currently given in the dumbphone arena. Therefore this score is not equal to those of smartphones but equal to those of competing dumbphones. As for the X7 it is given a 5 based on the current roundup of smartphones. These two phones are in two different leagues. Think of the Trender as being in the minors league, and the X7 being the major league. The Trender is better than average in the minor league, while the X7 is average in the major league. Hope that helps you understand what I am getting at.

posted on 25 Jun 2011, 11:36

4. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


I dont know but, I think the camera pics had fingerprints. What I mean is, is that they might of touched the camera lens with thier fingers and left residue.

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 14:53

6. bumballdai (unregistered)


this fone is a dumb s**t, i dont know why i got it........its a piece of s**t>5 DAMN!!!

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 14:57

7. bumballdai (unregistered)


this fone is a dumb s**t, i dont know why i got it......f**k this fone>5 damn!!!!:(

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:26

8. peanut (unregistered)


hey bumballdai!!!! stop with language ok!!!! kids read this page its just a phone now get over it!

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 17:28

9. jakie12 (unregistered)


yeah!!!!! thank-you peanut!!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:22

10. Caleb (unregistered)


This phone probably only scored so high because you clearly only used it for a day. The more it's used, the more many very serious software problems become evident. It mislabels text conversations, will send text to random people, and will delete all received texts (meaning your text archive conversations are completely useless). If Sprint doesn't update the software for this phone soon, I'm throwing it through their store window.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 16:30

11. Michael Gottlieb (unregistered)


I agree with comments. When I got to contacts and try to call i get someone elses number. Have difficulty ending the call. The slide icons don't seem to want to slide when you want them to. Their should be a easy way to end the call. This is supposed to be a one handed phone. I have to hold the phone with my left hand and work the slide with my right. What gives with this. I am not happy with the trender at all.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 19:48

12. bulldog 55 (unregistered)


well i just ordered this phone i see what some of yall put and its discouraging but i will find out for myself haha but everyone has different opions!

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 07:19

13. jimmyz98 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


How about a REAL review from a real customer... not just a product feature list.

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Trender_id5617/reviews

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 07:20

14. jimmyz98 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Or these people...

http://reviews.sprint.com/5611v2/3754/samsung-trender-reviews/reviews.htm

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 14:42

15. bobsgf06 (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


What a big piece of garbage.

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Display2.8 inches
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size4.20 x 2.20 x 0.60 inches
(107 x 56 x 15 mm)
4.00 oz  (113 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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