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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1. madfinn unregistered

any way to download phone contacts from computer to cell phone, have tried everything
  • Display 2.6" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.08 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1000 mAh(3.00h talk time)

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