Samsung Mythic A897 Review

Samsung Mythic A897 Review

Samsung has been working closely with AT&T in offering the most abundant TouchWiz powered phones. It started way back with the Eternity and now we’ve finally come close to a year with their latest touchscreen handset, the Samsung Mythic SGH-A897, making its way to an already crowded TouchWiz lineup. Unlike the Samsung Solstice which was released not too long ago, the Mythic has a lot of new updated features to really make it a stand out model. We’ll see if it has what it takes to be compelling enough to become a truly mythic handset worthy enough to live up to its own name.

The package contains:

Samsung Mythic
USB Cable
User Manual CD
Quick Start Guide


When you look at the evolution of the slate form factors that each Samsung TouchWiz handset on AT&T follows, you’ll notice that the Samsung Mythic is a bit more stretched out. Being much narrower (2.06”) than both the Eternity and Solstice, it is visually the tallest (4.49”) out of the bunch all the while retaining a slim form (0.5”). The chrome outer bezel mixes well with the finger print prone plastic housing that dominates the phone. It clearly feels good in the hand with its glossy plastic exterior and radiates a construction that’s noticeably better than the one of Solstice. Depending on what angle you hold the phone, the rear cover has a nice looking patterned design almost similar to what the Samsung Jet displays – regrettably it’s lost because of its attraction for finger prints. Not being too overbearing in the hand, we found it’s extremely lightweight (3.8 oz) and fits snug into a pocket.

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Samsung Mythic A897 360 Degrees view:



1. baldilocks

Posts: 1495; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Would be a great phone but the Interface is a lot slower and way more choppy than it should be. Still not an Eternity beater.

2. ADEIFE unregistered

i don't like d ideal not having automatic gprs configuration.
  • Display 3.3" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.18 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1150 mAh(3.00h talk time)

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