Samsung Solstice SGH-A887 - Black (AT&T) Cellular Phone
About this product
|Powerful and trendy, the Samsung SGH A887 Solstice is a CDMA phone suitable for people of all ages. The virtual QWERTY keyboard of this Samsung 3G smartphone enables you to compose messages, effortlessly. The 3-inch 240 x 400 resolution touchscreen display of the Samsung SGH A887 Solstice delivers images with rich colors. This CDMA phone has a 2.0 MP camera that lets you capture decent photographs of your loved ones. This Samsung 3G smartphone supports multiple messaging options, such as text, picture, instant messaging and e-mail, so you can always stay in touch with your friends. This mobile features WAP browser, letting you surf and download content from the internet. The Samsung SGH A887 Solstice has A-GPS support that offers navigational assistance to help you reach your destination.|
|Family Line||Samsung Solstice|
|UPC||041250930358, 063575347933, 635753479331|
|Network Technology||GSM, HSDPA|
|Band||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSDHC|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1000 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 300 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 250 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Display Resolution||240 x 400 pixels|
|Color Depth||18-bit (262000 Colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
Most relevant reviews
- smifamilyJun 4, 2010by
I love my Solstice!
I love my phone. If you are looking for a touch screen phone, this one is fun and works very well. The camera takes really good pics and video. It has voice activation also! The music player works really well and with a memory card you can load it up with your favorite tunes! For extra you can add ATT GPS Navigation that works really well! But if you have internet you can go with Google Maps! Oh, the best thing is you don't have to purchase the Data Packaging plan like you do with an Iphone or PDA's, all you need to have is a text messaging package plan! I just purchased another Solstice for my son and he loves it! He owned an Iphone before. If you looking for a little larger phone with more memory look at the Samsung Mythic, its similiar to this phone and its fun as well! Hope this helps! Enjoy!Read full review
- rmonk556Dec 31, 2010by
All around good touch phone
I bought this phone for my wife, and she loves it for the most part but as with most consumer electronics, there are always some imperfections.
The first is the camera function. If you want a phone with a solid camera option, you may want to look elsewhere.
There is a terrible delay when capturing images with this model. The subject being photographed must remain completely still throughout the entire capturing process or you will have a blurry picture.
We have had many camera phones, and this one has by far the worst camera of the bunch. It operates as if it were in night shot mode at all times even though it is not. We went so far as to purchase a class 6 micro sd card with the hopes it would speed up the capture to no avail. Shooting stills in very bright light is the only way to obtain good quality 2mp images at any setting.
Granted, its a phone, and not a high end camera, so take that into consideration.
Another thing that kinda sucks is the messaging tones. The phone uses a default tone, and it cannot be changed like any other phone we have ever owned. Kinda unbelievable!
Aside from the two gripes above, I think most users will be happy with their purchase. Everything works without a hitch.
The bluetooth functions flawlessly, Battery life is good for a phone with a large bright screen, and call reception is good.
The user can change the fonts for all applications within the phone. It also features a simple, but perfect screen/key lock button at the top of the phone so there is no pocket dialing, and its easy! No combination of pressing this, then that to get it up and running again.
All in all this is a good fun phone with a solid interface and super thin, elegant construction.Read full review
- netjunkiesavMar 5, 2010by
Great phone - alot of features, not alot of money!
If you're looking for a touch screen phone with quite a few features, this is the phone for you. I decided I wanted a Samsung Solstice when I went into the store and the sales guy told me I did not want the phone I thought I did, the Solstice had the features I wanted. (He also told me where to buy it at a lower price.) I got this phone a week ago and love it. It's lightweight, has an approximately 3" touch screen that has bright and vivid colors. It has a dialpad or flip the phone sideways and you have a qwerty touch keyboard. The side bar menu makes apps, including social networking , easily available although it's easy to touch the wrong one. I have been told there is a horrible echo to the person I'm talking to when I use the speakerphone. Camera isn't a high pixel camera (2mp I think) and doesn't have a flash but it serves the purpose fine. There's a GPS using AT&T Navigator, PC sync, SD card and many other features.Read full review
- lauraeverziSep 26, 2010by
1. You don't have to pay for a data plan if you don't want one, unlike the iPhone.
2. It comes with free Mobile Video, unlike the iPhone, which allows you to watch full or partial video of your favorite tv shows from tons of channels such as ABC, NBC, Fox, MTV, Nickelodian, Disney, and much more. Mobile Video is free but requires a data plan to use.
3. Lots of popular applications to choose from
4. Very easy to use and navigate. Great for first time touch phone users.
5. Data plans are only $15 per month or $10 if you have a family plan. iPhone's require a $30 data plan.
6. Unlike the iPhone 3G the Samsung Solistice takes both pictures and video! It has various special effect features. (iPhone 3gs and newer have video also but much more costly)
1. You have to press rather firmly on the screen. It would be best to use a rubber tipped stylus. Unlike the ease of touching the screen on an iPhone.
2. No standard headphone jack
3. Screen scratches easy and screen protectors are complicated to apply
Over all I highly recommend this phone. It's important to store it in a soft leather case when not in use to protect the screen from getting damaged. Otherwise it's a low maintenance easy to use phone.Read full review
- gcastleman11Aug 4, 2014by
just like described, made a great purchase
Wonderful phone, everything exactly like it was described! I had an identical phone like this and loved it. Very happy I got another to replace my old phone, which I dropped in a glass of pineapple juice and couldn't repair.