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Samsung Haven Review

Samsung Haven

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The main menu on the Samsung Haven U320 is laid out nearly identical to the Knack U310, with the only difference being the blue color of the background. There are categories for contacts, recent calls, messaging, pictures & sounds, tools, settings, phone info, wellbeing & health, and My Verizon. The only personalization the Haven allows for is changing of the ringtones, wallpapers, font size, and two themes (golden blue and simple blue).

Homescreen - Samsung Haven Review

The phonebook on the Haven is still only capable for storing up to 500 contacts, each with their name, mobile 1, home, work, mobile 2, ringtone and picture. Thankfully, this time around you can store up to 94 speed-dial locations, instead of just 8 on the Knack. Though the LG Clout can save 1000 contacts and has a total of 999 speed-dial locations.

Phonebook - Samsung Haven Review
Phonebook - Samsung Haven Review
Phonebook - Samsung Haven Review
Phonebook - Samsung Haven Review
Phonebook - Samsung Haven Review
Phonebook - Samsung Haven Review
Phonebook - Samsung Haven Review

Both the Samsung Haven and Knack can send and receive basic text messages, but the Haven now supports receiving picture messages, where you can save the attached image to the phone and even use it as a wallpaper. But don’t get too excited, as the Haven still lacks the ability to send picture messages, though we’re not surprised, as the device doesn’t have a built-in camera. Once again, we like the LG Clout here, as it can send and receive text, picture and video messages, and also has a built-in camera that can take 2MP pictures and videos at 176x144 resolution.

Messaging on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review
Messaging on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review
Messaging on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review
Messaging on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review

One new feature on the Samsung Haven U320 is the wellness & health menu, wherein you can set 5 different reminders, select 15 exercises from an on-screen fitness trainer, listen to four different ‘healing music’ sounds (sky, leaf, cloth, and rain), and enter in your medial info. We’re not sure how many people will use the fitness trainer, or listen to the 4 prerecorded sounds, but we do like the idea of being able to enter in your medical info. Still, a lot of people like to be able to access and play their own music on their phone, so keep this in mind, as you can’t do this on the Haven.

Wellness &
health menu - Samsung Haven Review
Wellness &
health menu - Samsung Haven Review
Wellness &
health menu - Samsung Haven Review
Wellness &
health menu - Samsung Haven Review
Wellness &
health menu - Samsung Haven Review
Wellness &
health menu - Samsung Haven Review
Wellness &
health menu - Samsung Haven Review


You are able to enter in your medical info - Samsung Haven Review
You are able to enter in your medical info - Samsung Haven Review


Other software tools include a calendar with event scheduler, three independent alarms, standard calculator, tip calculator, world clock, stop watch, and voice commands. All of these are fairly commonplace amongst most phones. The voice commands only allows dialing of save contacts by name (not by digit dialing), send text to name, and check phone status. We had no problem using it in quiet areas, but in noisy environments (such as a car) it will make you repeat the command a few times.

Additional software tools on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review
Additional software tools on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review
Additional software tools on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review
Additional software tools on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review
Additional software tools on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review
Additional software tools on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review
Additional software tools on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review
Additional software tools on the Samsung Haven - Samsung Haven Review

Since the Haven doesn't have a camera and can’t download applications, the device only comes with 25MB of user accessible memory. Naturally, there isn’t microSD memory card slot either.

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PhoneArena rating:
5Average
Display2.2 inches, 176 x 220 pixels (128 ppi) TFT
Size3.92 x 2.00 x 0.72 inches
(100 x 51 x 18 mm)
3.49 oz  (99 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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