Performance:

Talking on the Samsung Eternity II couldn't be any better since calling quality was more than acceptable on both ends. The earpiece produces some sharp sounding tones when it's placed on the loudest volume setting, but turning it down a couple notches makes for the best experience. There was no evidence of any static sounds or distortions on both ends, which is great, but even better when our callers said our voice sounded clear and distinct. Switching to the speakerphone, we were more than amused by its decent and distinguishable tones that made conversing relatively effortless.

When compared to other AT&T phones we had on us, the handset was able to display sufficient bars and didn't drop any calls. Additionally, there was no instance of any fluctuations in signal strength during our testing in the greater Philadelphia region.

Despite packing on a lower capacity 1,000 mAh battery than the original, we were still able to obtain a talk time of 6.75 hours – something that's pretty decent. It's especially gratifying when the  manufacturer has it rated for 5 hours of talk and 250 hours of standby time.

Conclusion:

There's no denying the abundance of TouchWiz powered Samsung phones on AT&T's lineup, so the Samsung Eternity II already faces some stiff competition from its other brothers and sisters. Priced at $69.99 on-contract, there are some other attractive options priced lower that exude a higher level of performance – like the Samsung Mythic and Sunburst. And when you think of it as a successor, it doesn't radiate that fitting title since its design is suitable for the younger crowd while it's software experience doesn't innovate in any category. It's been two years since the original handset was released, but there isn't a compelling reason to upgrade to the newer hardware since it remains relatively unchanged.

Samsung Eternity II Video Review:


Pros

  • Compact
  • Great calling quality
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • No innovation from the original
  • Plastic feeling exterior
  • Only 2MP megapixel camera

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5

User Rating:

6.2
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1 Comment

1. jrlank unregistered

I would like to be able to extend the lengthe of time the incoming ringer lasts. I often have difficulty answering the phone before te end of the ring and the call is lost. Please help,
Eternity II
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Battery 1000 mAh(5.00h talk time)

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