|Samsung exemplifies technological determination and progressive ideals. From technology to business to the philanthropy, Samsung has become a world leader for which the possibilities are truly endless.|
|Family Line||Samsung SGH|
|Storage Capacity||29 MB|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 240 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 250 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Display Resolution||320 x 240 pixels|
|Color Depth||18-bit (262000 Colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
Average review score based on 104 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
While looking for a new phone to purchase I had a few things to consider. The price, style, and features phones had to offer were all very important to me. It was then that the new 3G phones caught my attention. I had to idea what 3G was asit was still a new servicce. 3G basically means that you are buying an "entertainment phone" that has super-fast connectivity and will transfer data in the blink of an eye. Overall, Ciongular's SYNC (Samsung SGH-A707) had everything that the 3G netwirk has to offer at an incredibly low price (mine was free after rebates through cingular's website and with a 2-year contract).
-This phone has a huge, crystal clear display
-The camera and video quality is amazing
-The MP3 player that comes with it allows for much needed entertainment
-The generous on-board memory is good for a few songs
-Features, such as the dialing display, show the creativity that your phone has to offer.
-The phone is bigger than most, this is a problem to some people who like very tiny things
-The battery life isn't as long as most phones, however f you charge it every other night it isn't noticable
-The sound, although still very good, isn't THE BEST out there
-Transferring songs takes time and patience, especially is you want them organized
The pros certainly outweigh the cons and I highly recommend this phone!!!
WOW! What else can I really say? This phone is what Cingular's new 3G entries are going to be measured against for a long time.
+ The QVGA screen on this phone is enormous. It is crystal clear and very, very sharp.
+ 2MP Camera. The camera is smokin' hot, the only better I've seen is the w810i.
+ UMTS/HSDPA. This phone is fast! Couple 3G with mini opera, and you got the web at your beckon call.
+ Form Factor. The phone is rather large, yes. However, it isn't "big for no reason" like the CU500. The phone is perfectly proportionate to the screen, and the buttons are big and perfect.
+ Cingular Music. I setup XM Radio mobile and MobiRadio and they both work flawlessly. If you have XM Radio, you need XM Radio Mobile!
+ External Music Controls. The touch sensitive controls on the outside of the phone work very well, and aren't too sensitive like the Chocolate.
+ Sound Quality. The call quality is very good. Weather using the ear piece, speaker phone or BT, you always get the same superior sound.
+ The Ringer. The phone is loud and clear so you never have a problem hearing it. When the volume is maxed out, it doesn't sound distorted.
+ Reception. Believe it or not, reception on this Samsung is actually really good. No problems yet.
The only Con
- The CON about this phone is the mp3 player function. If you want to add media directly from your memory card into an organized play list, it can be a little annoying. I have my songs separated by album on my memory card. When you want to make an album as your play list, you have to pick out your songs from your entire library that's on your memory card! Needless to say, it takes forever.
Overall, I would strongly recommend this phone to any one. Period 5/5.
I really like this phone. It basically is very user friendly, with a lot of options. MP3 player, bluetooth, email, text messaging and 2 megapixel camera with zoom feature. It is a very good phone with a lot of battery time for talking (iused it once for talking 5 hours straight when the low battery alert showed up. The price is very affordable as well with average price being $185.00 on ebay and $25.00 when started activtation.
I picked up the Samsung Sync on Ebay after my Motorola Razr began to show signs that it was clearly on its last leg. Really just looking for a backup phone, I picked up the sync for less money than I paid to have it shipped, so in that respect it would have been very hard for me not to be satisfied that I got my money's worth.
Now that I've gotten used to it, I actually like the Sync better than the Razr. But I do stress the "now that I'm used to it" part. This was actually one of the more counter-intuitive phones I've had as far as navigating menus, etc. things like sending a text message take a few more steps than they need to, which can get annoying. I'm not a huge fan of texting in the firsdt place, and I dont want to have to sort through two or three menues before Im ready to type and send.
One of the things I do like is that the t9 texting system is much more intelligent than my razr. It comes up with the most appropriate word/ letter WAY more often, to the point where the only ones I have to fix are certain two letter words and the occasional proper name.
The camera is better, and you are able to adjust the lighting, and there is also video, a feature I was suprised and annoyed that my Razr didnt have.
The sound quality was also surprisingly better, the main reason I ended up switching to the sync before my Razr actually died. It was one of those thing where I didnt realize there were any problems with my sound quality until I triedd out my Sync and relized what a cell phone in 2009 is supposed to sound like.
Mine is a model a couple years old, but I by no means feel like Im using a dinosaur. It is the perfect phone for what I purchased it for, which was a solid, useable phone with a few features above the bare minimum.
Great screen, but lacks a tad compared to my old nokia 6133
Phone feels good in hands, feels solid
the external mp3 controls are handy
speakerphone is loud enough for me.
reception is amazing (S. Florida)
35 is fast here too.
Menus are easy to navigate
Camera is decent in good lighting
video is average
texting is a snap, large buttons make this easy to do
processor is faster than other, but slow compared to my nokia 6133.
battery life decent.
camera needs good lighting to produce good pictures ( in low lighting the shutter speed is very slow making be extremely still to get non-blurry pictures )
gmail application does not work, but google maps and opera mini work fine.
no multi-tasking, meaning if you're using an application, u need to exti out of it if you want to do something else
wish the box had a USB cable to sync music, i think not have this negates the purpose of it being a music phone.
one thing that really bothers me is i cant seem to turn of keypad tones, i have to silence the entire phone.
Overall, i can live easily with the cons, this phone has alot to offer especially because of the price. its easy to use, love the large display, i am enjoying video and internet browsing.