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Samsung Smiley :) Review

Samsung Smiley :)

Posted: , by Brian K.


Samsung Smiley :) Review
Performance and Conclusion:

Phone performance was a disappointment on the Smiley.  Callers described us as “crummy” and “very garbled” but they had no problems understanding what we were saying and gave us a 7.5/10.  To us they sounded OK, but voice reproduction was poor and callers sounded somewhat distant.  The battery is rated at a low but still acceptable 5.5 hours of talk time and 12.5 days of standby.

We can’t expect too much from the Samsung Smiley.  It’s a low end phone with the spec sheet to match, but for the most part it gets the job done.  Call quality is a concern, but the messing experience was good and the 1.3MP camera performed up to par.  With its quirky name this phone is obviously geared to the messaging crowd, and on that front it delivers.  The Smiley would make a good addition to a family plan for the younger members of the family.

Samsung Smiley :) Video Review


  • Good build quality
  • Easy to use keyboard
  • Nice display


  • So-so call quality
  • Lack of features
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)

I would refuse to get this phone just because of its name.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 11:46

8. hellen_rox (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)

ehh I wouldn't suggest it even if it had a sweet name like optimus prime. you can't do much on it unless you have internet on your plan because it's not wifi capable, so if you dont have internet on your plan, this phone can only be used for talk and text which eventually gets REALLY boring, I've had it for a year, and i already hate it, but im going to get the lg optimus t. looks like a really cool phone and its wifi capable so you can download apps and music! and the HUGE red button bothers the CRAP out of me.

posted on 20 Jul 2010, 20:36

2. AladdinSane (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)

It appears that even AT&T's version of this, the Samsung Strive, is far better. If I had to choose between the two I'd definitely go for the Strive, even with all its shortcomings. The Smiley is perfect, though, for a child or tweener (IMHO). Peace!

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 11:48

9. hellen_rox (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)

a tween might get bored with the phone like this. (i am 12 and i have this phone) I'm getting a smart phone so I can download games and music. The smiley is not wifi capable. there-fore if you don;t have internet on your plan, nothing good comes out of this phone.

posted on 23 Jul 2010, 02:21

3. RS9568 (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Jun 2010)

Worst... name... ever...

posted on 14 Jun 2011, 20:25

4. travelmaster (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)

i liked it companies had bad names - but good service

posted on 31 Jul 2011, 12:15

5. LaDanah (unregistered)

I just got this phone yesterday, and it's great for text messaging. The only thing I would suggest is an Internet plan. The right softkey (when the phone is closed) is a designated web2go button that cannot be reassigned, so if you don't have the internet, that button renders itself pretty useless. Good picture quality (a little grainy when blown up on Facebook and such). If you just need a phone for basic talk, text, and picture messaging, this is the phone for you. Don't expect a smart phone, because it's not by any means. It's basically your ordinary bar or flip phone in the form of a slider with some style!

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 09:09

6. rachit (unregistered)

i bought this phone a month before. I found so many problems. I an using Bsnl and reliance sims .reliance is offering 3g and Bsnl is only 2g. But i can 't set reliance as default network. Also i can 't attend the call so many times as answer key get hanged. At the time of starting phone it doesn't respond for a while. Also i can't download files using opera and uc browsers. Lot of faults. Pls nobody purchase this phone.

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 14:55 1

7. Taxfrog (unregistered)

You people are dorks. It's a cheap phone that makes phone calls and texts. Plus it can capture crappy video and pictures. Wah wah wah, my network. Shut up. Get a freaking blackberry or something. This is a PHONE.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 11:50

10. hellen_rox (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)

this phone is boring and over-priced. i can get a phone that does more for cheaper.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 14:49

11. Larva (unregistered)

Pros of the phone:
- long battery life
- small
- light

- taking pictures is difficult especially if you want to take more than one
- requires special headphones to listen to music
- requires special adapter to transfer music to device

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PhoneArena rating:
Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
184 MHz
Size3.92 x 2.34 x 0.59 inches
(100 x 59 x 15 mm)
3.98 oz  (113 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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