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Samsung Evergreen Review

Samsung Evergreen

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Again, we find more commonalities with the interface running on the Samsung Evergreen as it displays nothing new to the imagination with its straightforward approach. Personalization with the homescreen is basically slim pickings since the only thing you can change with it is the wallpaper – while the clock and date remain unchanged. Although you can choose either a list or grid-like view for its main menu, there are three different themes available that only modifies the background image within the main menu. Separately, the overall speed of the handset is stable seeing that there is barely any evidence of slowdown as it's quick to load various applications. Visually not stunning, it's more than functional at its core.

The interface of the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review
The interface of the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review
The interface of the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review
The interface of the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review

If you somehow manage to fill up its entire capacity of 1,000 contacts, you won't have to worry about losing them since it'll sync them over-the-air with AT&T Address Book. As always, you're presented with the usual medley of information that can be associated with each contact – like phone numbers, email addresses, pictures, and ringtones.

Contacts - Samsung Evergreen Review
Contacts - Samsung Evergreen Review

Refraining from using the physical keyboard means that you'll be relying on its keypad as your alternative text entry method. Luckily, the experiences doesn't differ seeing that the well-sized buttons, along with T9 predictive text enabled, will make typing out messages such a breeze. Following in tradition to other AT&T feature phones, it packs along AT&T's Mobile Email app which will automatically set up popular clients by simply providing your email address and password. However, unfamiliar clients will require additional pieces of information, like server addresses and ports, to correctly set up. And if email or text messaging is enough to satisfy you, it includes your typical instant messaging clients for AIM, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger.

Messaging - Samsung Evergreen Review
Email - Samsung Evergreen Review
Instant messaging - Samsung Evergreen Review

Messaging

Email

Instant messaging


Social networking addicts will take a liking for AT&T's Social Net app which will aggregate all of your accounts into one centralized hub – making it very easy to move about each service. In addition to popular services like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, it even offers an RSS feed.

Social networking on the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review
Social networking on the Samsung Evergreen - Samsung Evergreen Review

It wouldn't be hardly an AT&T phone if the handset did not include apps like AT&T Navigator, AT&T Maps, AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Music, and AT&T Radio. Furthermore, it comes packed with the usual set of third party goodies like City ID, Mobile Banking, MobiTV, MobiVJ, My-Cast Weather, PicDial, Star Tweets, Vlingo, Where, AllSport GPS, and YPmobile.

Applications - Samsung Evergreen Review
Applications - Samsung Evergreen Review
Applications - Samsung Evergreen Review
Applications - Samsung Evergreen Review

Since there is a focus on the environment, the Samsung Evergreen boasts an “Eco Mode” under the display settings which basically reduces power consumption by setting the back-light duration to 10 seconds and brightness to level 2. Likewise, it even offers an “Eco Calculator” that measures fuel efficiency with your car and an “Eco Walk” app which essentially works as a pedometer to measure the amount of steps you've taken.

Eco Mode - Samsung Evergreen Review
The Eco Walk app - Samsung Evergreen Review

Eco Mode

The Eco Walk app



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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.56 x 2.20 x 0.59 inches
(116 x 56 x 15 mm)
4.50 oz  (128 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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