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Samsung Strive A687 Review

Samsung Strive

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Samsung Strive A687 Review
Performance and Conclusion:

In what has proven to be a recurring theme with the Samsung Strive, call quality was good but not great.  Callers complained that we sounded distant and at times heard either a reverb or it sounded as if we were talking trough wax paper.  They gave us a 7.5/10 rating.  On our end it wasn’t quite as bad, we’d say they were an 8-8.5 with good volume but so-so voice quality.  The battery life is rated at a dismal 3 hours of talk time and 10 days of stand-by.

It is easy to knock the Samsung Strive for its shortcomings, but we have to keep in mind that this 3G device retails for just $20 on contract.  Yes the fit and finish could be better, and the new features that AT&T touts aren’t all that impressive, but at the end of the day it is a messaging phone with 3G connectivity and an above-average camera, which sounds pretty good for today’s youth.


  • Snappy UI with good messaging features
  • Nice 2.6-inch display


  • Construction boarders on cheap, and the keyboard is stiff
  • Battery life is below average
  • AT&T’s new features are either playing catch-up or are paid versions of what other carriers have been offering for free for years
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Display2.6 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (154 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
208 MHz
Size4.16 x 2.31 x 0.57 inches
(106 x 59 x 14 mm)
3.99 oz  (113 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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