The Samsung Haven is a no-frills flip-phone for Verizon

The Samsung Haven is a no-frills flip-phone for Verizon
Earlier this week we brought you a list of new phones that Verizon Wireless is planning to release in the upcoming weeks, and now one of those is avaliable for purchase. The Samsung Haven U320, which is a replacement for the Samsung Knack U310, is designed for people who just want a basic no-frills cell phone that is easy to use. The Haven and Knack both have similar features with a 2.2" 170x220 pixel resolution internal display, 1.07" 96x96 pixel resolution external display, large keypad with dedicated 911 and ICE buttons (In-Case-of-Emergency), speakerphone, adjustable on-screen font size, text messaging (send/receive), picture messaging (receive only), 500 entry phonebook, and a 2.5mm headset jack. The Haven does add to it a few extras, known as "Lifestyle Features", which include a reminder alarm with up to five alarms, a fitness trainer that offers 15 unique stretching techniques, four different healing music selections to help relieve stress, and a medical information application that lets users make medical notes and stores their information such as allergies and medications. We just hope that the Haven will have better signal reception, as the Knack lost its signal several times during our review of it last year. The Samsung Haven U320 is avaliable for $39.99 with a 2-year contract, and there is no pesky mail-in-rebate.

Samsung Haven U320 Specifications
Samsung Knack U310 Specifications | Review

source Verizon Wireless (press release)

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10 Comments

1. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

Anyone else worried gramps or grandma might hit that big 911 button by mistake? I mean, come on!, it's like RIGHT THERE for the pressing. lol Hopefully it'll prompt you with a Yes or No question or something along those lines.

2. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Yeah. Novel idea, but I can see that being accidentally pressed.

4. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

It does ask for you to press "yes" or "no" to continue the 911 call.

6. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

I'm glad to hear that, then it does seem like a pretty cool basic phone :)

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

press 911 by mistake blame on Samsung and keep police dept busy.

8. skykingtom unregistered

You have to push "yes " or "no" to continue the 911 call, so how could you do it accidentally.

5. scottmbolt unregistered

Coolnees 1XRTT phone roflcopters suxxorzz

7. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Ugly. I know its a simple phone but come on...

9. skykingtom unregistered

I realize that some of you will never grow old. This phone is for the few unfortunate ones like me who have. Just what I need, a simple phone that is easy to use.

10. Steve over 50 unregistered

Im in the over 50 crowd and my only other cell phone was a motororola 120. Had it 10 years on the same batterry, What a phone that was. However i needed a new phone, just a phone. I found this phone easy to use and have had no problems with it at all. My only fault is most of the time on that old phone i had i always had 4 or 5 bars for the signal strength. On this one in my house i usually get only 2 or 3 bars however their has never been a problem with a missed call or quality. As this is my first flip phone i hope it lasts for awhile. As for a ring tone i needed it to ring not play a song and dance. It works. For a simple easy to use phone i give it a 4 star out of 5. Ill come back in a few months and talk about battery life. In the first month of use i only racked up 120 minutes ( Im not a phone person as you can guess) So far the battery has lasted well i reccommend not leaveing the display on permanant as this will probably drain the battery faster. A good decent basic phone in my opinion. Steve

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