|Samsung SCH R720 Admire Black Metro PCS Touch Android Smartphone Cell Phone|
Northbrook, IL, USA
|Samsung Admire R720-Black(MetroPCS)Smartphone-works perfect*see details*|
Romulus, MI, USA
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|The Samsung SCH R720 Admire is an entry-level smartphone that operates on the CDMA network. The Samsung smartphone runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, and is packed with Google Mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Gtalk, and Google Maps. The Android mobile features a 3.5-inch HVGA TFT display that delivers clear images with rich colors, so you can enjoy movies and games. With a 3.2 MP rear camera on the Samsung smartphone, you can instantly capture the memorable moments of your life. The Android mobile supports Wi-Fi connections that allow you to browse the web, check emails, and stream videos on the move. Additionally, the Samsung SCH R720 Admire is packed with social networking tools that help you keep in touch with your friends and allow you to check updates on social networking websites. The Samsung SCH R720 Admire has an on-board GPS with A-GPS support that offers navigational assistance so that you reach your destination easily.|
|Family Line||Samsung Admire|
|Storage Capacity||125 MB|
|Network Technology||CDMA / EVDO|
|Battery Capacity||1600 mAh|
Average review score based on 46 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I love this as my first Android phone. It has enough variety in apps to get the ones I was wanting (in particular, I managed to find Kindle for it if I used the right keywords to separate the search from a different, less compatible version, and a very useful eBay app, Amazon app, Barcode Scanner for QR codes, Pandora, Gmail, Google Search, etc. I didn't get enough bandwidth to make much use of the Netflix app, but it's very well for a gingerbread phone). The SD mini cards are still easy to find and make it easy to upgrade the storage capacity, but are required to make it work well. The SD reader is also easy to get to transfer to and from computer, to get ringtones from your favorite mp3s and set them, and the chargers and accessories are still easy to find.
It was easy to find designer covers/cases, but none that fit the extended battery larger back cover. The extended battery that I found was used, just like the phone was, and so it was not too surprising that it didn't have much battery life and had to be charged to use it at all the next day. There was a useful app for the alarm that I found for free that faded the noise in gently for a full wake-up without rebellion, and a fun free aquarium animated background.
The camera works adequately and focuses before the picture is taken, though that takes a second or two so you have to hold it steady that long and it makes it hard to capture moving things in photos but is great for getting static non-moving things in focused detail. I wasn't able to find a flash on it, if that is a thing that phones have for photos?
The messaging feature with MetroPCS has the annoyance of not showing the time that a text was sent after it passes to the next day. Some of the features like figuring out how to get it to forward a text to someone else can be complex for someone new to Android phones.
MetroPCS has always been great for cost because of the unlimited data, US calling, and texting included.
The calendar app feature works great with gmail.
The craigslist app needs confirmation on a better computer or device in order to fully post something.
Contacts can be burdensome if you load them from gmail and don't have the storage space for them, and can cause issues until they are removed. So keeping just basic contacts if you have Metro Backup app, and not linking to the gmail account, is best.
This phone has become my computer away from home of sorts, only simpler.
Pros: Great screen, Keyboard is fine, Camera seems fine, has a regular headphone jack, runs quickly and seems stable. Phone is lightweight but seems like it should be rugged enough. From past experience with other cell phones I do have a screen protector and protective case on mine.
Cons: Compared to my Blackberry can’t find any. With a screen cover I have to press really hard on the Unlock and Call/Hangup buttons. With the protective case the Lock/Power key is physical work, but I’ve had enough broken dropped phones to struggle with that. As with all Smartphone’s make sure to charge it at night.
Summary: This phone is my first android and I LOVE it. The Apps available on the market are amazing. I was able download and install a FREE Netflix and SlingPlayer app and they are running like a charm. The games OH the games! Why did I stay with a Blackberry so long?
Still learning the phone.The battery life is short, I have more than one. Lots of good features and ease to navigate. The memory is what you make it. Overall one of those phones you will have and like for along time.
Even though smart phones are confusing in general, I like the layout and slick design of the phone, software, and applications. The menu takes some time to get used to, but with just a little bit of diligence and no manual, I was able to figure out how to add contacts, add apps, and download music. Sometimes I don't hang up properly and then my call goes on without my knowledge but I was able to set it turn off calls with the side power button. I get my e-mails, play games, and check on my ebay all from my phone. Metro offers some free apps and so does Google Play providing you have a Google account, which you pretty much need to take advantage of all the phones apps, bells and whistles. I like it, i'm still getting used to it after about a week though and I expect it will be alittle time before I'm completely proficient. I'm not the most tech savvy person so take this with a grain of salt!
The phone memory is very small in memory and used up quickly. No flash for the camera. Other then that its ok.