|NEW SAMSUNG A687 STRIVE PURPLE (AT&T) 3G QWERTY KEYBOARD 2MP|
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|Samsung A687 Strive Slide QWERTY Camera Cell Phone AT&T Wireless|
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|Why repeat yourself? The Samsung Strive is a stylish slider phone that lets you text a bunch of your friends at the same time. Available in both black and purple, you also enjoy access to some of AT&T's best services, including AT&T address book, AT&T navigator, online locker and MusicID. With its slide-out QWERTY keyboard, threaded text and social messaging, it sets the standard that other messaging phones strive for.|
|Family Line||Samsung Strive|
|Storage Capacity||80 MB|
|Network Technology||GSM / WCDMA (UMTS)|
|Band||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSDHC|
|Battery Capacity||1000 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 180 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 250 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||2.6 in.|
|Display Resolution||240 x 320 pixels|
|Color Depth||18-bit (262000 Colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
The Samsung Strive has a comfortable, user-friendly design. Performance is agreeable, and you get a fair number of features.
The Samsung Strive's camera lacks a flash, and the phone's internal memory is low.
The Samsung Strive is one of Samsung's better messaging phones. And it offers a few new features.
Average review score based on 85 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I purchased this used, unlocked telephone for my daughter's 19th birthday.
While testing it out, I fell in love with the ease of use of this phone for messaging, music, multitasking and reliability of it's 3G internet connection.
I was a bit disappointed that the telephone did not include wifi, which is noted as a feature on many websites. This would have been a wonderful feature for my daughter to use during her lunch hours at hot spot locations. With that said, the user friendly design and features that are most important to my text happy teen makes up for my wifi disappointment.
This phone is not a touchscreen, but the lack of this feature absolutely does not effect the ease of use. The display is large and vivid and enjoyable to view.
The navigation buttons that are present when the phone is closed, easily navigates through all of the phones settings, as well as accesses and navigates through the internet with ease. Scrolling is smooth with an occasional lag.
The keyboard size is surprisingly accurate for such small keys. It is accessed by sliding the screen up. The keys are a bit noisy and tight, but in my opinion, serves the same purpose as the vibration upon touch on touchscreens... confirms the key has been pressed.
There are many modifiable features such as themes, picture and sound contact identifiers, wallpapers, ringtones and reminder alarms. It also boast many input options for adding contact information in the address book. You can also modify how to answer or end calls... opening, closing slider, etc.
The multitasking feature which I love on my LG Incite is available on this Strive and is a much welcomed feature. The built in mp3 player can be placed on the desktop for quick access.
This phone features bluetooth which is important to me for hands free car speaker use.
After reading previous reviews, my experience with battery life was more than expected. I made it through hours of internet surfing and setting up the phone and still had 2 bars of battery life left.
I had reservations when purchasing this phone due to reviews that stated problems with the battery life and the phone turning off by itself and/or rebooting itself... When I received the phone, yes, I immediately had a problem with the phone rebooting itself every 30 seconds. I resolved this issue by inserting a micro sd card for extra memory. Even after I removed the memory card, it continued to perform correctly. I suspect that this is an problem that arises from the unlocking process.
Pros: Ease of texing; big, colorfully vibrant screen; impressive external speaker for music and audio files; multitasking; design, qwerty keyboard (which reduces my fear of her texting and driving); bluetooth enabled.
Cons: No wifi; bloated with AT&T saleware!; although the phone has a comfortable weight and a smooth slider, as other reviewers, I do complain of the quality of construction of the case... shiny, cheap plastic that can be scratched easily.
I would recommend this phone for anyone that primarily uses the phone for texing and listening to music. Dear Daughter loves it!
This is a very good messaging phone, recommended for users who want a QWERTY phone without the 3g data plan and application nonsense (yes, to some of us, smartphones are nonsense!)
In purple, its very cute and trendy and does not look cheap. Also very sturdy. I was impressed by the camera's quality. The battery life is pretty good too, has lasted me two and a half days and still hasn't died, but also, I'm not using the phone's internet capabilities, so that might run you out sooner.
The threaded conversation for texting is an awesome feature, but if you text one person heavily, you might be deleting and clearing conversations more often than not, because the conversation can take a while to load if you have a lot of texts with one person. The keyboard is very nice as well, the keys are nice and soft and if you text heavily, it won't wear down your fingers :)
Also on phone calls, very good call clarity. I understood and was understood by my caller quite well, much better than on my last phone
Some things that so far I do not like about the phone are the sound profiles. There are external volume keys, but you have to set what you want the sound profile to be, and on this phone the 'Silent' profile is either vibrate all or silent all, you can't switch between the two without changing the settings, which is very irritating to me, especially since the vibrate on this phone is quite loud and is not a good substitute for silent mode.
I'm also annoyed by the large center at&t symbol button going straight to internet if accidentally pressed, because I do not have a data plan and I pay by kilobyte, so I do not want it connecting all the time!
This is a good phone for someone who is easily satisified, but wants some features. For me this phone had everything--multiple alarm settings, calendar, slide out keyboard, and threaded conversations, with the plus side that the case was a cute color and the hardware was not too cheaply constructed.
I had the samsung propel a year and a half ago and it was very pleased with it. While searching for a new phone I was debating back and forth between the Samsung Eternity and the Samsung Strive. The reviews are good on both. I decided on the strive because I found out it was the updated version of the propel and it was not a touch screen. The phone has been great even though I have only had it for three days. Very easy to use for text and talk. The threaded conversations and qwerty keyboard are a great plus. The sound clarity for speaking and hearing is awesome. Three days and no one has said "What did you say?' not even once. So far the battery has been holding out farely well even with several lenthy conversations and some serious texting. I haven't had an opportunity to use the camera yet, but will be soon. I have to say this phone is great for me. I am 43 years old and did not want a teen phone nor did I want the new iphones or anything along that lines. Great phone for texting and talking, light weight, nice size and eay to use. Thank you Samsung!
This is not the phone for today's hipster smartphoners. It does email and all that stuff but face it...it's no iphone. (And this reviewer has never used this phone for email, facebook, shopping, googling, etc). This is a great phone for people who use phones all old-school like.
If you use a phone for texting and talking it works great (and every time i bust 1 up I've bought another...this is my 4th). The keyboard slides down vertically, making 1 handed texting easy. The keypad is very simimilar in style to blackberry phones.
Other things: Holds MICRO SD CARD for storage of pics, notes, music. Load music, pics or other files from your computer onto the sd card and you got them in your phone now too. The phone plays music loudly and clearly if you like that, but there is no port for headphones, hipsters! COMPACT & DURABLE. GREAT BATTERY LIFE...and the phone has settings to shut off the backlight quickly (5 seconds quick!) when set down. DECENT CAMERA (DOES VIDEO TOO)...The video works quite well in a well lit setting with equally good sound but no zoom. The camera works for still shots and scenery fine, but the shutter is slow to close giving a lot of blurry pictures or the expression on a face that came 2 and a half seconds after the expression on the face that you wanted a picture of. Again, no zoom. If you use your cell as your only camera, this works fine for dad, but not for mommy.
This is the only phone I've ever liked. Dad's...go buy a real camera. Mommies...Get a smartphone with a better camera and better internet so you can post it all over facebook and fool yourself into thinking other people think your kids are as cute as you think they are.
I bought this phone to replace my Samsung A737. It's an excellent phone for texting, and has a durable keyboard. The camera takes really good pics. The speaker could be better, it lacks clarity, but I cured that with a bluetooth headset.
However, I will say, this phone has a VERY HIGH occurance of "failed messages" and "Network unavailable" errors, (even when you have 3-5 bars of signal) The errors seems to be more frequent when bluetooth connectivity is turned on, but even when it's not it happens often enough to be irritating. I send between 300-500 texts a day, and it happens about 25% of the time, and I have to resend the message.
Love the screen size, clarity, and user-friendliness of this phone. I do wish it had a way to access things like your notes, and bluetooth when in a call, as it's very inconvenient to have to hang up, turn bluetooth on, connect your headset, then call the person back.
Overall if your main concern is texting, this is a great little phone, it just has a few quirks.