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Samsung Intercept= Entry Level Android
Cha7520 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
People need to keep in mind that this is an ENTRY level Android phone. So of course its not going to be as good at the Samsung Epic or the EVO, etc. I believe people who try to make the comparison rate this phone low. This is my first Android phone and now that Virgin Mobile is offering this phone for $250 on a $25, $40, and $60, I'm sure that people are coming to this phone as brand new Android users. I have had the phone for a couple of days now and I have to say I really like the phone! The only draw back I think is the way the keys are laid out on the key pad. They are positioned in a weird way, so I'm still getting use to that, but the keypad has a really nice feel and the keys are spaced out good. Another draw back is the screen resolution at 400X240 which is the lowest of any Android phone, but honestly it has more pixels than my Incognito, so for me its an upgrade and the touch screen still looks nice. This is really a nice entry level phone for someone buying their first Android phone, and now that Virgin Mobile is offering it with a no contract, pay as you go, unlimited text, data and 1,200 minutes for $40 for $25 for 300 minutes you really cannot beat that!
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it has its ups and downs
dager1531 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
it isnt a teriible phone, all though i do find myself getting quite upset with it at times, at times it can be wroking flawlessly and at other times i just wanna throw it into the wall, if i had a choice i would of just got another phone for the money i spent on this one.
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Meh, get something else
nictopn has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I purchased this in december of 2010. I wish this went differently but the bottom line is they skimped, everything on this phone is pretty good except they skipped a few graphics processing parts. YOU NEED the UI to be responsive in an android phone. I am now running ubuntdroid 6 with an agressive taskiller and through a bunch of tweaks got the battery life up to 6 hours streaming pandora. (normal standby with occasionally use closer to a day) the design is nice but because of this limitation you are honestly better off with almost any other currently available android. even the optimus is better. Samsung is now making the best androids out there with the galaxy s2 series. They have moved on as should you.
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WORST PHONE I HAVE EVER OWNED .
skylardrewsixx has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have had this phone for about a year , i hate it . memory sucks . lag is horrible . apps run slow . this phone shouldnt even be android . oh ! and worst thing ever ,, when you turn off the phone .. it take 10 mins to turn back on . only good thing , battery life is okay . i dont not suggest this phone for anyone , unless you have extreamly good patients .
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RasheenDog has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i love the slide out keyboard and the touch screen keyboard. the camera is a great size and the touch screen is very responsive. since it's an adroid i love downloading apps from the android market it has 3 desktop spaces which is enough for me i know the average is 5 but no one really uses all that space full of apps, i like how it has many apps preloaded onto it. the wi-fi works great so if i didnt pay my cellphone bill i can still use the internet. its and over all great phone and since i upgraded from 2.2.1 to 2.2.2 it's not lagy and the notification bar is useful
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BEST Phone EVER!:)
thatkidd94 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Even though i read all those bad reviews i was still brave and i got the phone. Those people must have had a totally different phone because mine and everyone i know who has one works perfect. I just got this phone a week ago. Its absolutely amazing. I don't know where to start. The touchscreen is flawless, along with the speaker, Android 2.2 and many other features. The camera is very good and a great upgrade from my 2.0 MP camera on the LG Prime. Everyone keeps talking about the lagging and things of that nature trying to down the phone, but it hasn't had any lag or frozen up on me yet. Overall this is the BEST phone EVER in my opinion! Thanks Virgin Mobile:))))
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this phone is epically amazing
ryujuku has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
this phone is amazing & this is my first Android phone. I love everything about this phone. its completely different from the other phones I've had before. when the wifi is on it downloads things a lot faster than anything else. hopefully i'll be getting the update for the phone sooner or later. it really doesn't bother me at all but overall this phone is amazing
This is the worst phone I've ever used.
DaniCarolina has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I absolutely hate this phone. It's so slow, it constantly froze, the battery died within 3 - 4 hours of light usage, and within 1 - 2 hours of heavy usage. The camera is disappointing for 3.2 mega-pixels, the resolution is a downgrade from the Moment, which this phone is supposedly a successor to. I understand this phone is a low budget Android device, so it's cheap, but you'd be better off getting a feature phone for the same price that runs better, or just spending a little more and getting one of the higher end phones. I took this phone back to Sprint, and got the HTC EVO Shift. I don't miss my Intercept at all.
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JaNe has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone gets the job done but I often find myself groaning with impatience because of the lag on it. If the battery dies or the phone is turned off it takes forever to come back on. I get poor reception and the internet lags out something horrible.
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I love my phone. And there is a trick to stop the freezing.
mrslinkous has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The guy at the Sprint store told me to keep my Internal phone storage available space as close to 50 mb as possible. You can check this buy pressing the menu button from the main screen then SD card and phone storage. At the bottom of the screen it says your availble memory the higher the number the better lower then 50 it starts to freeze up, It has to much going on and gets confused. You can lower your number by uninstalling apps. You can do this by pressing Applications on the menu and then Manage applications. By pressing the menu buttom again you can press it to sort your apps by size. Uninstall all the apps you don't have to have and you can see just how many MB they are taking up. You also need to clean out your internet cache often and clear out you internet search history which you can do by pressing the menu button while you are online and then they are both options in that menu. I no longer have freeziing or slowness problems if I keep that number at 50mb.
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hunter1000 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Just buy this phone it is the greatest phone in the world im not going to lie its true that it is the BEST Phone. I have to enter more charactors so...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Jonathan R. has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I love this phone. I've been reading that people have paid $250 for this phone, But I got mine at Best-Buy for $187 after tax's. Over all, for the price I spent, It is an awsome phone. It does everything I ever ask it to do and I've never had it freeze. I strongly suggest this phone to anyone who is on a budget. VM $40 for unlimeted txt, data, email, 1200 talk mins. cant go wronge.
Meh...this phone is *this close* to being good...
Nosajat has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The Samsung Intercept is almost a good phone, but falls short. First, the positives: for an Android phone, it has good battery life (mine lasts from roughly 7am to 9pm with light talking and texting / Facebooking throughout the day). The size is also nice -- not huge like most other Android phones. When working properly, it has decent 3G internet speeds and touch screen responsiveness. But often times, it doesn't work right...due mainly to its puny amount of internal memory (256MB!!). For a phone to run an OS as sophisticated as Android -- a multi-tasking, auto-synching, data-connected smartphone -- 256MB is simply not enough RAM to manage all those processes. So, the phone dramatically slows down after moderate use. The Intercept will completely lock up a couple times per week; often the only way to use the phone again is to yank the battery. And more recently, the phone has started sporadically rebooting when it's running "process A" and "process B" pops up to interrupt. Today, I was reading Facebook statuses (not chatting or anything processor-intensive). I received a phone call while doing this, and the phone went to a black screen, then simply turned itself off. It does this once or twice per week. To try to free up internal memory, I installed a high-speed 16GB micro SD card to store apps and photos. This does not help with the low RAM memory though, so the problems keep happening. This phone is *almost* the perfect entry-level smart phone, but it's not. Don't buy!
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kaydee has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
fell in love as soon as i got it. when i started using it i couldnt put it down. the best phone is a samsung intercept. this phone is great. everyone should buy and own this phone for sure. everything about this phone is perfect. my boyfriend stays on it more then me. the games and apps on this is the best perfect 3g amazing
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MJimenez has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
its just one of the best things to ever hit the market people complain about it slowing up and dying well use it when necessary and stop downloading so much things thats probably why its a smartphone not a genius phone you just cant make it do everything you want it to gosh
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blada has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I've had this phone for about 3 months now and i really like it. It's definately a huge step up from my last phone, the kyocera M2000. The beyone talk plan makes this phone worth paying for. $25 for unlimited data, text and e-mail plus 300 anytime minutes. (I rarely use more than 100 minutes a month, so this plan is perfect for me). This is a great smartphone for a 'pay-as-you-go' phone. I like the camera on it and it takes great pictures. Plus you have access to the app store where you can get a bunch of free apps for your phone. I can usually get about 2 days out of the battery and haven't had any major problems with the phone. The only major thing that I found wrong iwth it is that sometimes it will freeze on me. To fix it, i have to take out the battery and then pop it back in and then i'm good to go.
If you're looking for an android phone with a good service plan, this is the phone for you.
a great phone
rob has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
this phone is perfect for every day use. the screen is a nice size for reading emails and text. the phone is the right size for holding to your ear for talking.fits comfortably in hand. not to big and bulkly.screen shows great display.i thing this is a very good phone.and its also eazy on the eyes.
love this phone!
new user has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Got this phone as a birthday/christmas gift and it is the first smartphone I have used/owned and I am in love with it. Everything works great and I took a christmas pic of my daughter that came out looking professional! This phone does everything I want and more plus has great service in a remote area. For a smartphone on a prepaid plan with VM I am one satisfied customer. I would absolutely recommend this phone to friends or family. It may not be the 4g evo but for a first time android user I am certainly happy with it.
Great phone that does exactly what it should.
howard35 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Hi everyone, I am going to talk a little about the technology of the smart phones in this review. I work for a small private detective agency, and being mobile most of the time I needed a smart phone for times that I am not able to carry my laptop easily- and no one really notices video or pictures being taken by a phone, because everyone has one. But lets get into the tech a little- NO the Intercept isn't a high end phone, but the Intercept will do everything you could ever want a smart phone to do. If you are in an area with free Wifi it will surf the internet really quickly (bacic 3G isn't bad either though), the camera isn't top of the line, but it gets the job done, and will run all the apps on Andriod Market. Lets be honest too, smart phones are the new computers- if yours is more than a few months old it is no longer cutting edge and there is something better out there- just ask the guys with the "high end" 4G phones they got last month how they feel about Android 2.3 and the new top of the line phones that run that OS being announced when they are still using 2.1- oh and the Intercept is now running Android 2.2 Froyo, while most of the high end 4G phones (Sprint) are still stuck with 2.1. The Intercept never tried to be cutting edge just useful. All In all a great phone, and on VM you get great service for only $24 a month!!
Great Phone for the PRICE
Dave has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have been reading different reviews on this phone, and I have to say that some people are really giving it a bum rap. I agree with John- you get what you pay for. If you go and buy an economy car would you try taking it to a track and racing a stock car? Does that mean that economy cars are worthless? Good luck driving a stock car on city roads, let alone paying for the fuel. You can't take a phone like this and compare it to phones that cost almost 3x as much- then complain that the phone isn't as good. Yes I wish the phone had a better display and had the better Rev A, but that doesn't mean that the phone doesn't work and work well. The Intercept is a great value for the price range.
good smart phone
John has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I've had this phone for almost a month now, and I don't know where people are having trouble with the camera, or the touch screen, or with freeze ups. My phone has never frozen up, the touch screen works very good, and I don't see anything wrong with the camera. I think that most of the "problems" certain people have with this phone is they want it to do everything a $600.00 phone will do for a fraction of the cost. You get what you pay for. This phone will do anything you could ever want a smart phone to do, but don't expect the most powerful camera, and an HD screen. All around an excellent phone and a great value.
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Great VM Phone
debby has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I guess a lot of people have taken advantage of the Shack's $50 off sale this month! Lots of good input here. I too wish this little beauty would have had REVA, and the AMOLED screen, but even without these features this phone rocks!! A lot of students at my college have smart phones, and pay a ton of money to use them. I have the intercept, which will do everything the fancy phones will do for a fraction of their contract costs!!! I love Virgin Mobile!!!! The Android Market + Virgin Mobile = the best smart phone for people on a budget.
frank has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Good little phone for getting around with. I travel with the wife alot, and I hate stopping to ask for directions, where to find a good restaurant, where there are good hotels and motels, and all those things you have to worry about when on the road. With this phone I can get very good directions and connect to the internet to find quality places to spend the night and go to eat. Perfectly fits into my life.
Great Android Phone for the Cost
Kevin has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This phone is probably the best value Android phone on the market today. My friend has a Moment and likes to argue that, but the Moment isn't on the market anymore, and the Intercept is going to get the 2.2 upgrade! The phone isn't totally ideal, but most users will be more than happy with what this phone has to offer. The only two things that I wish Samsung would have done is kept Rev.A (instead of the Rev.O the phone comes with), and I wish they would have kept the Amoled screen. This phone was supposed to update the Moment, however those two features are no update. The intercept will be getting the 2.2 upgrade though, and it already surfs the internet good with Rev.O, so I'm hoping that the 2.2 upgrade will make up for the loss of Rev.A. I have not had any problems with the phone lagging or freezing and have found the touch screen to be responsive. My phone is only just over a month old so maybe the people who had issues with the touch screen and lagging had older phones or software conflicts. Overall this is a great phone for the price especially when teamed with Virgin Mobil's $24 service!!
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Good Work'n mans phone
PlumberJim has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Gets me to my job sites without gettin lost- boss likes that! Great call quality, really cool apps on andriod. Good quality phone with all the apps and none of the frills that put a phone out of a work'n mans price range. Connects to the internet just fine and lets me check out anything I need to before getting home.
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