Samsung Rogue User Reviews
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Great touch screen for a first timer.
I just got the Rogue as an early Christmas present just last week, and I have to say that this phone is an awesome piece of equipment. The touch screen is very responsive and fairly easy to use. It has easy to navigate menus and a bright clear display. I have never owned a Samsung phone before and as far as my first one goes, I am impressed. I have been through a Razr V3A, Lg AX8600, Razr2 V9m, and a Chocolate 3 over the last year and this phone puts them to shame. At first I was reluctant to purchase a touch screen phone over fear that my thumbs were too big, but the only problem that I have had is pressing the wrong menu item when trying to scroll. For those of use with big thumbs the qwerty keyboard was a little slow to get used to. but once you develop the proper touch, its a breeze. I just have to take my time when typing. The camera is first rate and takes bright in focus pics, even close up. The shortcut widgets menu is highly functional and adaptable to everyone's personal needs. It can be a little tricky to hook up to your computer (Menu>Settings and Tools>Tools>USB Mass Storage) but once you do its just drag and drop to sync up your music or pics. I really can't say too many bad things about this phone other than if you were accustomed to flip phones and non touch screens it can take some getting used to, but overall a really awesome phone from Samsung,
12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Report
Great phone will plenty of useful features.
The Rogue is definitely a great phone, obviously much better then the Glyde. I am coming from the LG Dare (which was also a very great phone). I really enjoy the entire phone throughout. It's doesn't lag too much when using it, usually just as much as any other phone. The camera is really great with a lot of features and the flash is almost blinding and the vanity mirror really helps to take a good picture. Just make sure that you hold the camera a few seconds after you hold the camera button. The display is absolutely amazing!!!!!!! Absolutely amazingly clear and so nice not to be able to see the pixels in the display. The slider works really well. It is smooth and quick to open the well spaced keyboard. Not the best designed keyboard I think but definitely works well once you really get used to it. The buttons light up really well in dark situations and the display can light up and entire room. Speaker is alright, not really loud, but works well in quiet areas. Bluetooth is exceptional, connects without entering passwords even. I really enjoy the displays use of colors. It seems like all the pictures and symbols are in high definition and even neon colors. Really fun to use and look at.If you text message a lot make sure that you set the keyboard to start a new text message once you start pressing buttons, such a great feature and saves time. The messaging is threaded and is IM like in that it allows you to reply to a message without hitting the reply button. just...
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this phone is the best way better than my alias. i like everyting from this phone the camera widgets and the touch screen. the only problem i have is the battery its not the best but hey now a days phones batters suck so i can live with it. i recomend this phone to everyone. and the is one nice screen.
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Not Perfect, but...
As far as mobile phones go, the Rogue is as close as it gets to perfect. The touch screen works wonderfully, the colors are rich and vibrant and it has a user-friendly physical keyboard. I honestly have no idea why anyone would complain about battery life. I've charge this thing not even to 100% and it still only used one bar from a full days worth of playing through the menus, calling, texting, facebooking, checking email, browsing, etc. ONE BAR. The keyboard is kinda wonky, but that only takes some getting used to; once you do, it's as easy as any other mobile keyboard to use. The camera is excellent for 3MP, the best of any phone I've owned, the effects leave a little to be desired, but that's nothing to really worry too much about. Overall, a great phone. I upgraded to the Rogue from the LG Voyager and I'm glad I did.
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TheSkyDancer7 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
This Samsung Rogue has been at my side for over 3 years. I am forced to put this wonderful Verizon phone aside as NOW i am Switching to T-Mobile, they have a better PrePaid Offer... I wish PhoneArena had a Comparison of Rival phones from other Carriers.
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This is a terrific phone. I original wanted to the Omina for the screen size and high speed internet but didn't want to take on a smartphone plan. This phone solved that problem!
I previously had a Glyde and was worried about this one being chunky as well, but it is slightly slimmer and with it's larger dimensions it doesn't feel too chunky either.
Another thing, I checked this phone out at 2 different VZW stores. The 1st said I'd have to drop my plan and sign up for a data plan (25MB / 75 MB / or connect). I said what if I already have VCAST, but they still say I need the new plan. So I ended up leaving. I went to another store a few hours later to check out other phones. When I asked the rep about it he stated I didn't need the new plan and was "grandfathered" in with my VCAST, hell yeah unlimited data for $15!
Games are okay, but hey, it's a phone not a PS3.
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CrAzYcHiCk2011(: has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The samsung rogue is a pretty cool phone, its my first touch screen phone, and i'm really impressed by its responsiveness. The pictures quality is good, one thing i found out is, you have to wait like 3 seconds before you move. or the picture is all blurry. That is something i don't like. It will also glitch, and turn off once in a while, and it won't turn back on till i take out the battery and put it back. Its not to bulky either which i like. But other then that, i love the phone.
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Stay As Far Away From This Phone As Possible
Maddie Rose has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I got my samsung rogue in the beginning of january 2011. It started to be a pain at the end of march. It's now April and i neeeeeeeeeed to get rid of it. It's sad, I was truly excited for this phone. Right off the bat, the battery had a terrible charge, and they don't make an extra battery pack for the phone. It doesn't pick up on signal when someone next to you has it. The battery cover is a huge pain to get on and off, very poorly designed. As for the phone, it's nothing special. It has a nice messaging set up, you can view texts in conversations, or by time. Calling is glitchy, randomly shuts my voice out... And the person I'm talking to... But never drops the call. Dropped it once... And now every time I put the phone down without babying the way I place it, it turns off. It also turns off every time I close or open the keyboard a little roughly.... And when it turns off it doesn't turn back on. You have to turn it back on. I am now at the point where I can't stand it and barely use it. It's sad, because this was verizon's hot feature phone after the env touch was discontinued. I got mine replacing my env touch, because I was having problems with that too. It seems that almost all of verizon's feature phones are extremely glitchy. I have had five different feature phones from verizon, and all of them have been glitchy. I'm at the point where I'm giving up and getting a smartphone... And I'll suck it up and pay for the 30$ data package.
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Samsung Rogue for Verizon wireless
kj has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This is an awesome phone: the call quality is excellent, texting easy, touch screen is precise and it is easy to use. The only con is that the battery life kind of stinks, have to charge mine every 2 1/2 days with minimum to moderate usage. I have not had any problems with the screen freezing up (like some other review I've seen elsewhere). This phone takes excellent pictures and the screen is large and very easy to see. I love the slide out keyboard. I've had the Envy Touch before and found the touch screen to be finicky to the touch at times. This is a great phone!
Love this phone!
a4runnergirl82 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I've been reading some outrageous reviews about this phone! I feel so sorry for the people that didn't take care of there phone. I have NEVER HAD A PROBLEM like any of these other users had. My phone has NEVER stopped vibrating, the screen has NEVER gone black, battery has NEVER been "un-recognized". I have had this phone for TWO (2) YEARS and NEVER incurred a problem with it. I love it! I was eligible for an upgrade last month and got another Samsung phone and have not opened the box yet. I am still using my Rogue. I love it that much ;-) I also have many other Samsung devices, such as a TV, MP3 player, BluRay player, Stove, Refrigerator. So as you all can see, I am a die-hard Samsung fan and ALWAYS will be!
1234 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
GREAT PHONE OVERALL i dont use the internet never glitched on me and its a hell of a lot better than the glyde!!! Also it has great picture quality i took pictures for my schools yearbook with the camera. Also the key pad is a decent size i have never had a problem with this phone before.
megamayne has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I got this phone because verizon DOESNT LET YOU buy a smartphone without the $30 data plan. I could only get the $10 data plan and was stuck with this piece of crap. Every 6 months verizon changes how people get songs, ringtones, games, so even if your phone is "multi media" ready, it will be obsolete soon. This phone is good, but just NOT worth the price at all. It constantly freezes and turns black, leaving me with a useless paper weight. If Verizon and Samsung put MORE MONEY into developing the software and firmware for these phones, and not MARKETING them to us on TV, then they would have better products, and therefore would NOT NEED to market them to us as much.
i cant wait to get a new phone!!!!
dont get this phone
i cant wait to get a new phone!!!! has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone isnt that great. it was okay for the first few months but im getting bored of it. theres nothing really special about it. it turns off with no warning. i had to but a second battery of ebay because it wouldnt even last through the day. when you put it on silent it will ring witch is really retarded. the wedges are useless and always in the way. the keys on the keypad gets stuck sometimes.
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I've had this phone for about a year and a half now. Overall, its probably the best phone I've had, relatively speaking. It is my first real phone. The qwerty keyboard is great and is a decent size. Also, the touch screen interaction is great for just about everything. When I got the phone, verizon was still doing the 9.99 deal for internet so thats what I have. So, the limited features for the internet on this phone are average. I can't run some certain things; but overall its about 7/10. The only problems I've had with the phone are those related to the battery and vibration. The battery is typical for most phones in terms of problems, it has a short life once it starts to get dropped and what not. Also, everynow and then my phone won't accept the battery. So i take the battery out and put it in again and its fine. I charge my phone at night before I go to bed and wake up and its full, it lasts me a full day usually of texting a moderate amount and going on facebook sometimes. The vibration problem is small at best. It just stopped vibrating. Annoying, yes. But nothing to freak out about. I can get it replaced, I'm just too lazy to do so, plus I'm up for an upgrade soon. Overall, good phone and I would recommend this phone to people.
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I really like it
i disagree with all these reviews. my best friend got this phone before i got mine and i always loved doing stuff on it. compared to my old phone (the motorola rival. please check reviews) this phone is Heaven. the widget bar is great, and i love the QWERTY keyboard! this phone never glitches for me and it never has turned off by itself. only once in a while does this phone not vibrate, but that doesn't happen often enough for it to get annoying. i love this phone.
Good at First, Terrible After First Month!
I got this phone last September and out of the box it worked great. Then after about a month it started to freeze, shut off, vibrate uncontrolably, and the screen would just go crazy. So I went to a Verizon store to get a new one and they shipped it to me. The new one I got was terrible right outta the box and ive gotten 2 more since then. Awful phone.
dont get the rouge !
okay so when i first got this phone i thought it was the best thing in the world !
now after about 2 months it wont vibrate anymore and it glitches A LOT !
sometimes i will even be sending a text and it will just shut off on me .
and if im looking at a message conversation with someone and that person texts me it will freeze and you have to take the battery out ! it is such a pain . i keep going to the verizon store to get new ones . this is my 4th and it still has these problems . i beive its the phone all together . this phone does have a really good camera ! and the widget bar is nice and easy to use . but please save yourself 3450495 trips to the verizon store and DONT get this phone !
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I have had this phone for 3 months and all I can say is damn damn damn. This phone is not ALL horrible, but very close to it. Yes, it has a cool touch screen. No probs with that. Yes, it has the cool widget thing, makes apps easy to get to. No probs with that. NOW, the most annoying thing are the glitches, from completely cutting off without warning, and a horrible battery life. I have had ths phone cut off on me in the middle of calls, with 3 bars full on the battery indicator, very unreliable beeping to indicate that its about to shut off. Thinking there may be some apps running in the background, I have removed all of the widgets in an attempt to improve the life of the battery. Now on the positive note, the QWERTY is great for me. The buttons may be small for someone with bigger fingers. Text feature is great. Umm, but thats about it for me. I am in a desperate search for a new phone. Wish me luck.
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I was so excited to get this phone because I had heard that it was a great phone. Once I got it, it worked perfectly. I really liked it. But after about a month or two, it stopped vibrating. I turned the phone off, and back on to see if that solved it, but nothing worked. For the past few months, I've been dealing with that. Lately it's been turning itself off while I'm in the middle of doing something, such as sending a text. This is extremely irritating. I think I may go get this phone replaced with a new one, and see if maybe it is just the one phone I have. Other than those two issues, the phone works fine. It takes great pictures and videos, and the sound is good. The battery always lasts long for me.
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review/reply to 2 comments before me
if your phone is constantly searching for signal its not just your phone because when i had the rogue it did it too.
lives up to the line (glyde 2?). VERY glitchy. If they come out with a glyde 3 (rogue 2 whatever) they need to really revamp the entire idea, because the phones service/hardware/software is horrible.
think very hard before you get this phone. the enV touch (although not great either) would probably be a better choice in this line of phones.
i had high hopes for this phone! but when the phone got so hot that it said to "stop charging, battery will overheat" we then realize that there is a serious problem with this phone.
samsung should know better than to stock the phone with the vz music basic mp3 player. terrible move on their part.
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i honestly hate this phone. it glitches all the time. it turns off randomly when im doing something. the video and picture quality is horrid. it is so slow. getting from one screen to another takes forever. the battery life is trerrible. it usually only lasts me eight hours because i use it so much. maybe its just the one i got and it needs replaced, but i dispise it with all my heart.
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May have answer
Your battery may be totally dead in 10 hours because where you work probably has no signal. If it's constantly searching for a signal it uses a lot of battery energy. If you leave it on at work try turning it off and see if that makes a difference. Also, try updating your towers near work by dialing *228 when you're there.
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Samsung Rogue Battery Life
I absolutely love this phone, but will not get it again for one reason: battery life QUIRK.. I had to return the first one because I thought I got a defective phone. This is what it did to me. The phone battery discharged when at work after 10 hours. So, I went to the Verizon store to have it checked out and left it with them all day. They said the battery stayed charged for them. So, I thought it was me. The very next morning, DEAD again. This time Verizon gave me a new one. I followed the charging directions, and the phone stayed charged for 5 days.. Not bad, Right? However, I was on vacation for the holidays, so the phone pretty much stayed on my bed, or on the table at home. When I went back to work, put the phone in my purse, Dead again by the time I got home (10 hour shift)! I charged it again that night.. took it to work, put it flat on my desk, thinking that maybe in my purse, it was activating somehow. DEAD again after 10 hours. Since I work 10 hour shifts, I am off from Thurs nights until Monday mornings. Phone stays fully charged when I am home, but dies at work!! Could there be something about a hospital or a building that could cause that? I dont know. But I do know, Verizon claims because it stays charged for them, there is nothing wrong with the phone. And, they arent allowed to keep it overnight. Anyway, I rarely talk or text from my phone at work due to hospital policies, but it doesnt matter because it is usually dead by the end of my shift. And on the weekends...
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Annoyed with bad language & spelling
I don't have this phone yet, but will get it as soon as I'm eligible. Am very excited!
What I do want to say though, is that bad language is NOT acceptable, and should not be posted by PhoneArena.
To those of you who are typing these reviews - people will take you seriously if you learn to spell. Maybe you should pay attention in class instead of texting!!
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best phone ever!!!!!!!
i just got this phone yesterday, and i apsolutly love it. every feture on it is amazing! the only thing i dont like about the phone is that when you buy it you have to pay 10 dollars a month for the internet and the i.e( navogation), and you cant cancel the plan at all, so even is you dont want to use the internet you always have to pay for something you dont want or need.
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