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3.8
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Model:
SCH-A870
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Samsung Cell Phone
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent all around cell phone

I purchased teh sch! 870 about 2 months ago and love it.  I also loved my previous Samsung phone as they have a clear color display, good volume and connection and battery...Read complete review

I purchased teh sch! 870 about 2 months ago and love it.  I also loved my previous Samsung phone as they have a clear color display, good volume and connection and battery life is decent.  I have no complaints about this phone.  I think it is super easy to use for novices and you would not be dissapointed with it.  Advanced users and tech savvy people would like it but is maybe not fancy enough for some people.  Not a plain phone though, very nice feel to it and sound and quality is way above average despite what I had previously read.  My previous phone was a Nokia nad a Motorola and this blows them away.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It has some nasty quirks.

**Samsung - SCH-A870 Cell Phone**

Got this as my Verizon Wireless upgrade last fall after much research. Liked the fact that it had a speaker you could use with the...Read complete review

**Samsung - SCH-A870 Cell Phone**

Got this as my Verizon Wireless upgrade last fall after much research. Liked the fact that it had a speaker you could use with the phone closed. Over all, I like it but it has a few quirks. The biggest downside is that often times the phone winds up on speaker when it's closed and I have no idea! The phone rings and I don't answer it and all of a sudden I hear someone saying hello! The phone answers the call and they can hear my background conversation and that is NOT good since I use this phone to forward my business line after hours! The other downside is that you have to jump through hoops to change from ringer to vibrate. My last phone had one key you could press to change to vibrate.

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5.0

Reliable phone and easy to use with many options.

By 

from Claysville, PA

Comments about Samsung Cell Phone:

Samsung is a name you can count on. Great reception. The battery has a long talk time.

This phone is easy to use. I love the large number clock on the front of the phone, very easy to see the time.

Another nice feature is that you can put a picture in the phone so when someone calls you who you have a picture of, it show up. A simple way to screen calls.



It is nice and lightweight. And is blue tooth capable.

 
4.0

This is truly a good phone, maybe a bit on the simple side.

By 

from Ellerslie, GA

Comments about Samsung Cell Phone:

This is a good phone with lots of features of others phone at half the price.  The only thing that it needs it to offer more different ringtones. This is truly a good phone to have, a little bit on the simple side compared to the other phones out on the market now of days.  

 
4.0

Nice size, good sound quality & features, a little hard to use.

By 

from Berkeley, CA

Comments about Samsung Cell Phone:

If you use Verizon, this is a good looking phone that is comfortable to use and inexpensive, especially when they are offering twofer deals. It took me a bit longer--and more use of the manual--to learn how to use its features than previous phones have taken me.Major downside: the speakerphone button is on the side, and it is easy to hit by mistake. Then you suddenly realize the whole world is listening to your conversation partner.

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5.0

Excellent all around cell phone

By 

from Mohnton, PA

Comments about Samsung Cell Phone:

I purchased teh sch! 870 about 2 months ago and love it.  I also loved my previous Samsung phone as they have a clear color display, good volume and connection and battery life is decent.  I have no complaints about this phone.  I think it is super easy to use for novices and you would not be dissapointed with it.  Advanced users and tech savvy people would like it but is maybe not fancy enough for some people.  Not a plain phone though, very nice feel to it and sound and quality is way above average despite what I had previously read.  My previous phone was a Nokia nad a Motorola and this blows them away.

 
4.0

Reliable, simple phone

By 

from Tyler, TX

Comments about Samsung Cell Phone:

I chose this phone because it was free with a 2-year contract, and it was dual-mode.  We were living in the boonies at the time and hoped that the ability of the phone to work on analog networks would help.  I'm not sure that it did, but it's a good phone nonetheless.

I talk on the phone a fair amount, but beyond that I do not use any of the cell phone's other features.  I do not text, send/receive pictures, download ringtones, or access the internet via my phone.  This phone does support all of these things (although I'm unsure as to the extent of its internet access), but I cannot review these features.

I can say that the battery life has been outstanding and that the phone seems to be pretty reliable as far as getting and keeping a signal.  I don't have an issue with excessively dropped calls with this phone.  The phone does have a camera with flash that I use on occasion, but it's a pretty lame camera, and between that, and the low-res screen on the phone, it's pretty hard to even tell what I've taken pictures of much less use them for anything.  The only other complaint I have about the phone is the small key size.  I do not have large fingers, but still find that I end up touching multiple buttons at a time.  Thus, I believe texting would be quite annoying on this phone.

If you want a simple phone to make calls on that is reliable and long on battery life, this is it.  If you're a texter or web surfer, you'll probably want to look elsewhere.  But, really, what do you expect for a free phone?

 
4.0

Finally-a phone that really works!

By 

from Pelham, AL

Comments about Samsung Cell Phone:

**I love my Samsung. I think their phones beat the rest, hands-down. Mine has the capacity to make a clear phone call, but doesn't have lots of little gadgets. It is as plain as one would design if one could order a self-designed model. After all, that's what I need a cell to do!**

 
5.0

Best Cell Phone Company Around!

By 

from Cape Coral, FL

Comments about Samsung Cell Phone:

I enjoy using my cell phone from Metro PCS ~ I have a Samsang ~ it is easy to navigate ~ one monthly charge for unlimited talk time ~ selections of phones are great ~ gadgets are also great ~ many to chose from! All around good company!

 
3.0

It has some nasty quirks.

By 

from Somerset, NJ

Comments about Samsung Cell Phone:

**Samsung - SCH-A870 Cell Phone**

Got this as my Verizon Wireless upgrade last fall after much research. Liked the fact that it had a speaker you could use with the phone closed. Over all, I like it but it has a few quirks. The biggest downside is that often times the phone winds up on speaker when it's closed and I have no idea! The phone rings and I don't answer it and all of a sudden I hear someone saying hello! The phone answers the call and they can hear my background conversation and that is NOT good since I use this phone to forward my business line after hours! The other downside is that you have to jump through hoops to change from ringer to vibrate. My last phone had one key you could press to change to vibrate.

 
3.0

i have had better

By 

from roseville, MI

Comments about Samsung Cell Phone:

i have had this cell phone for almost two years.  i had gotten it free when i signed up for my cell plan.  if it wasnt free i would have not gotten it, the phone has great features but the sound volume is poor and sometimes the phone echos, this can be very annoying.

 
4.0

Not exactly a text friendly phone, but it works great otherwise.

By 

from Ashland City, TN

Comments about Samsung Cell Phone:

The Samsung SCH-A870 is a good phone for the money. There aren't many bells and whistles which tend to increase the cost of a phone while not necessarily increasing the quality. It's a very lightweight phone and not super-thin or tiny which can be an annoyance in my opinion. You can text with this phone and there are several emoticons to choose from. However, if you are an avid texter, this phone may not be for you as you may begin wondering mid-text why you didn't just call instead.

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