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Samsung Intensity II Review

Samsung Intensity II 6.5

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Samsung Intensity II Review

The signal reception on both the Intensity II and Intensity were good and identical to each other, with 2-3 bars showing in high-coverage areas and without dropping any calls. However, the call quality on the Intensity II was slight better, as voices were a bit more natural sounding, though still not a good as what we experienced when using the LG Cosmos. But the speakerphone on the Intensity II was the clear winner, as it was louder and lacked any distortion.

The Intensity II comes with a 1000mAh battery, up slightly from 960mAh on the Intensity, though both are rated to provide up to 5 hours of talk time or 12 days of standby time. During our testing, we were able to get up to 5 hours of continuous talk time on the Intensity II, which is 30 minutes longer than what we got using the Intensity.


So is the Samsung Intensity II U460 worth buying if you have the original Intensity U450? Not really. The only noticeable upgrade is the QVGA display, as most everything else is pretty much the same, except for some minor cosmetic differences. But that being said, the Intensity II is a pretty decent message phone considering its low price, plus it doesn’t require Verizon’s $9.99 monthly data plan that more advanced phones use, such as the Samsung Rogue U820. The only downside to this is that it uses the slower 1x network for data, but if you don’t plan on using the web browser or social beat software much, then the Intensity II is a pretty good device for the teen crowd.

Software on tested phone: u.640.DD26

Samsung Intensity II Video Review:


  • Compact Design
  • Good signal reception
  • 2.2” QVGA display


  • Low quality 1.3MP camera
  • QWERTY keys are flat and feel cramped
  • Dialpad is small causing misdials
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

Man, I was looking fwd. to the typical FA video at the end. WTF, guys?

posted on 10 Aug 2010, 10:14

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

It'll still probably be a fantastically reliable phone which users will get a lot of value out of, esp. if they have no need for the internet on their phone.

posted on 10 Aug 2010, 13:19

3. ihaveaquestion (unregistered)

is this phone good enough if the only internet usage i will be using is going on facebook mobile and checking sports scores and weather? thats all.

posted on 10 Aug 2010, 15:40

4. cupcakeY (unregistered)

uhmm.. it's Pantech Jest, not Blitz..

posted on 16 Aug 2010, 00:14

5. AE (unregistered)

It appears this phone allows you take pictures, but you can't records videos on this phone, also no java. Personally this phone sucks and I plan to return.

posted on 15 Sep 2010, 12:17

7. MJ (unregistered)

Had this phone a month and it won't hold a charge on standby for more than 1.5 - 2 days. Had the battery replaced and no difference. Anyone else having similar problem?

posted on 07 Dec 2010, 08:54

8. Snarkyside (unregistered)

I'm one of many having problems with the phone freezing and locking up. Customer-no-service is worthless at the cell phone company. I see where some have gone through having 2 and 3 phones handed out to replace problem phone and it still craps out. Don't get this phone. Aside from all the other problems I've read about on other review sites and those mentioned on here, it'll just lock up or shut itself off for no reason while sitting immobile on a counter. Software or phone design issues.

posted on 11 Jul 2011, 18:01

9. natz13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)

if i accidentally connect to the internet on this phone with no data plan will it charge me money even if i exit out of it before it loads?

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 10:44

10. ooooo (unregistered)

4:20am you guys know whats up

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 11:11

11. macchiofan20 (unregistered)

i just started noticing this problem: whenever i try to send a text message, the phone shuts off by itself. dont ask me how, it just shuts off by itself without me doing anything. this has happened for a total of 9 times. does anyone else have this problem?

posted on 18 Nov 2012, 10:11

14. llliiivvv (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

Yes. I would be in the middle of a text message and it would power off. But I'm stuck with it until my contract runs out. :(

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 17:10

12. Thisonesucks... (unregistered)

This phone sucks. It freezes up very often, and it randomly shuts off. This is a do not buy! the Intensity 1 was better than the Intensity 2. I promise you, you'd be better off getting a different phone. Also, it is very hard to hear the conversation through the earpiece, so I leave it on speaker even when there shouldn't be necessary. DON'T BUY.

posted on 24 May 2012, 17:02

13. kikikissy (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 May 2012)

This phone is mildly glitchy & after a year of use, I can barely get a whole day out of the phone. When I first bought the phone I had no problem getting 1.5 to 2 days out of it, which was all I ever expected that so that wasn't a disappointment to me.

I don't use internet of any kind on my phone, so I have no comments on that.

The only time the phone has restarted for me was when I was trying to send & receive a text simultaneously. It's a bit irritating the first time, but after you realize it's going to happen, you just have to chill a minute while it restarts. Pain in the ass? Yes. But not a deal-breaker for the $20 (after rebate) I paid for the phone.

This is the first phone that I've had to text on, and also the first to have a slide out keyboard. Because this is the only keyboard I am used to, I don't mind it. When I was first learning how to text, it was difficult, but now people are amazed at how fast I can type. It's really just a matter of getting used to it.

I do accidently start up the camera quite often because of the location of the camera button on the side. This is probably the most irritating thing.

Also, I bought a case for it and because of the design of the hard cover, the front piece broke from sliding the keyboard open within the first month. I still have the back cover & I believe that it is helping protect my phone, but it wasn't worth the $20 I spent to "protect" my phone.

Overall, it's super basic. If you just want to text and make phone calls, it is a cheap option. If you want more than that, you'll just have to pay for another phone.

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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size4.29 x 2.09 x 0.61 inches
(109 x 53 x 15 mm)
4.10 oz  (116 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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