Samsung Illusion Review


We were pleased with the call quality on the Samsung Illusion, as voices sounded clear and natural on both ends, and there wasn’t any background noise or static. The 1500mAh battery is rated to provide up to 6 hours of talk time or 10 days of standby time. In our testing we were able to get up to 7 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge, or about 11-12 hours of mixed usage, which includes some talk, email, web, app use, and standby.


Overall, the Samsung Illusion is a compact and capable smartphone that has a budget-friendly price of $79. The 3.5” display is on the small-side, but still works well, and we appreciate the 1GHz processor that makes the device feel snappy. Still, for $20 more, there is the Samsung Stratosphere. Not only is it 4G LTE, but has a 4” Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display, a 5MP auto-focus camera with flash, and a sliding QWERTY keyboard.

Software on tested device:
Android 2.3.5
Build: SCH-I100.EJ2

Samsung Illusion Video Review:


  • Compact design
  • Budget friendly


  • Lacks 4G LTE data
  • Only 512MB RAM

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User Rating:

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1. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

since when does 4G LTE have to be in every single smartphone?

2. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Why is 512mb ram a con? That's normal especially for a low end phone. And 4g lte? Again. Its a low end phone. I swear its like PA just can't think of any big cons for some phones so they make some up even though they're bs. Not that I think this is a great phone, just the cons are ridiculous.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Why get this when the Stratosphere has larger, higher resolution super amoled display with faster processor, slide out keyboard and LTE for just for a few more dollars.

4. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Another useles and crappy review. Low budget phone...and like you said(wrote): budget FRIENDLY and what I see in con section?? - no 4G LTE - 512 mb ram (maybe for android is too small to work fluid) Does the person who wrote this article has some serious issues with splitting personality??

5. bornjuggalo

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

All aruund a s**tty phone, it is constantly rearanging my apps and it can't hold a charge for more than an hour
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Storage 2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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