Samsung Mantra User Reviews

Overall user rating

8.6

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Reception
10.0
Display
5.0
Build quality
10.0
Text input
6.0
Everyday usage
10.0
UI speed
3.0
Camera
3.0
Multimedia
2.0
Internet
3.0
Call quality
10.0
Battery
10.0
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chiquilion posted on Nov 20, 2012, 11:35 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

7.0

Best for your dollar!

chiquilion has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

What can I say? It is what is is, folks...a great little phone at a very affordable price. Basic phone and text with an unimpressive camera and caveman texting, but waddya WANT for cheap? It's got great standby battery life. I charge it like once a week! Three alarm settings and if you have to, you can get to your e-mail! NO COMPLAINTS HERE!

Build quality
10.0
tough little booger!
Reception
10.0
Always rings!
Call quality
10.0
Can you hear me now? YEP!!
Internet
3.0
ya gotta be desperate!
Multimedia
2.0
You gotta be KIDDING!
Camera
3.0
Is that your Aunt, or your dog??
UI speed
3.0
Everyday usage
10.0
a bit on the chunky side, but gets the job done.
Text input
6.0
OLD SKEWL, BABY!!
Display
5.0
TFT...PFFFT!
Battery
10.0
Good talker and GREAT standby time!

Pros

  • It does what it NEEDS to do!
  • Great battery
  • CHEAP!

Cons

  • NOT for the techie crowd!
  • Fat and ugly!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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JM posted on Sep 14, 2010, 12:28 PM

8.7

Better call quality than my former BlackBerry Bold 9650

 Don't let the lack of features on this unit make you think it's an overall lousy phone, it's actually quite an excellent little unit for talking. The larger buttons on the keypad are terrific for dialing or texting, plus the phone has a very usable voice-dial feature (works every bit as well as the one I had on my BlackBerry 9650 did). The call quality on this unit actually exceeded that on my BlackBerry as verified by several people I spoke with who had heard me using both units. The camera is pretty lame however, so don't get your hopes up that it'll give you much in the way of interesting shots. It should be noted that this phone is one of 3 currently available from Common Cents Mobile which is yet another one of Sprint's pre-paid companies. So, if you just need a phone for basic talking and minimal texting, this one is a great deal, seriously. But if you're looking for an excellent camera or other bells/whistles then maybe this one is not quite what you're after. As far as value goes though, the M340 is the single best phone I've ever purchased (this is about my 8th phone overall).

Pros

  • Outstanding call quality.
  • Excellent large-sized buttons on keypad.
  • Size/form fit are great, feels great in hand, easy to store in pocket.
  • Battery life has been outstanding.
  • Has voice dialing, that works very well.
  • Tremendous value for the dollar.

Cons

  • Camera results are very uninteresting.
  • No 3.5mm (or other size) jack for wired headsets (bluetooth only).
  • Doesn't take the more common mini or micro USBs so you'll likely need to buy a new car charger for it.

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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Carlos_Rx posted on May 11, 2010, 8:05 PM

8.3

Good replacement

I bought this phone to replace my X-Tc  for the time being until the Rumor Touch is released.  I am very pleased with the phone.  It doesn't have alot of features, but the main things people look for in a phone are there. Over all the phone is a really nice replacement or even good as a first phone

Pros

  • Screen
  • Design
  • Call Quality
  • Battery

Cons

  • Camera

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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elliottsurf posted on Jan 01, 2010, 7:28 PM

10.0

Great phone for the price, get FREE minutes using BLuD6QLe

This Samsung Mantra is the best phone for the price. I love the large screen and easy to use buttons. The reception is fantastic and the Virgin Mobile service in our area is better than the big company 2 year contract service. I'll never go back to a contract when the pay as you go is so reasonable.

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2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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Zyzzyx posted on Aug 26, 2009, 12:49 PM

9.3

Best basic phone I've ever seen

Has better build quality, larger display and larger keypad than most basic flip phones. The soft-touch keypad is spacious and responsive, a pleasure to use.  Very good reception, call quality, and battery life. Display is ok, but could use more resolution.  Overall a great choice for someone looking for a better quality basic phone.

Pros

  • Great keypad, large display, very good reception, call quality, and battery life.

Cons

  • Display resolution.

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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annabell posted on Jun 21, 2009, 12:58 PM

8.0

New comers

this phone is simple and great for people who text talks and takes pix.If you like hi tech things i would advise a different phone but if you like something easy and simple enough to use this is the phone 4 u.

Pros

  • simple

Cons

  • not very into the future

12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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