Samsung A670 Reviews

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The Samsung A670 has an average user review score of 4 Stars out of 5 based on 6 reviews.

4 Stars out of 5

The Best Mobile Phoned Offered By Samsung Under Telus...

Reviewed on Friday February 10, 2006 by , Toronto
The Samsung A670 is, in my opinion, one of the best phones offered under Telus. The newly released A840, which I'm assuming replaces the now obsolete A670, does not have the same features (and cool look) as the A670.
The A670 has an inner and outer 65K colour screens (a combination that's increasingly rare on flip phones). The inner display has bright, crisp and richly saturated colours - a nice feature for showing off pictures taken using the 0.3 MP digital camera. The outer display, however, is a tad less crisp and bright, probably due to the fact that it's a CSTN display rather than a TFT.
The camera takes GREAT pictures, better than that of other phones in this class.
My only complaint with this phone is the inaccurate battery meter. It'll go down to one bar in two days, but will last for another two. Also, when incoming callers are assigned to pictures in the picture album, they won't appear on the outer display, which kind of defeats the purpose of an external colour display. It, however, can be used for self portraits.
Aside from the usual standard features outlined above, it's a nice, compact and light weight phone and I would definitely recommend this phone to any Telus client... if they still have them in stock!
5 Stars out of 5

great phone

Reviewed on Tuesday September 13, 2005 by , london
This phone is awsome bug buttons awsome display, on my phone the first to battery bars go very quick but the last bar lasts 3-4 days and i txt a least 100 a day 20-50 letters a txt so alot of buttons being pushed
5 Stars out of 5

Nice phone

Reviewed on Tuesday February 22, 2005 by , Vancouver
I really like this phone it has alot of nice features. it has a nice and clear camera witch is nice to play with. and of course its good for making calls
5 Stars out of 5

Very Good

Reviewed on Friday January 21, 2005 by , Barrie
I have found this phone to be exceptional. I use it for everything and I can't believe how good the quality of the pictures are. Using the built in flash, makes night pictures as clear as day. Reception for this phone is also very strong and so far the battery life seems to be very good.
1 Star out of 5

What your not told about the A670

Reviewed on Monday December 20, 2004 by , Victoria, B.C.
I agree with the other reviewer that the phone is great to live with but I would like to share with people a few things that are not disclosed. The A670 features described on the Samsung web site and others include two things that Telus appear to have disabled or removed. These features are ;

1. Video - the A670 has the ability to take short video clips.

2. DataPilot software (and other software) - the Data Pilot software and cable allow the uploading and downloading of photos, ringtones, calendar, phone book etc.... Telus version of the phone does not work with this software/hardware - only way to get ringtones etc is to download them and pay for them on Telus network.....

Neither of the above features are avilable on the Telus version of the phone.
5 Stars out of 5

Great Phone

Reviewed on Tuesday December 7, 2004 by , Toronto
I have owned this phone for about 1 month now, and so far it has been a pleasure.

The phone receives a good signal almost everywhere I go and doesn't seem to have any problems so far.

I like the way it looks. The buttons are big and easy enough to press, although I can't really press them without looking, especially not after putting the phone in the nifty leather case (that I bought for its belt clip).

I tried the voice dialing features, and it seems to work great. DigitDial and NameDial both seem to do what I want the first time. Since I can just say the phone number I want to dial it kinda makes not being able to dial by feel less of an issue.

It has two nice colour displays, and the camera takes acceptable pictures. You can take pictures of yourself with the flip closed by using the external display.

When the display's backlight goes off, it becomes very hard to read. A bit of an annoyance.

Calendar, alarm clock, calculator, features all work great. I have had other phones lock up on me when I edit appointments or use some of the features.

The menus are generally easy to understand and I didn't have to use the manual to find out how to use all the features I care about.

I tested the battery after owning it for one week. From a full charge, with very little activity, the phone lasted for about 6.5 days. I did not activate any of the "power save" features, which dims the display and turns the keypad backlight off. I think this would only make a difference if I were using the phone.

The battery meter has the usual three bars, but it is a little different. Most devices I own are on their last legs when the first bar dissapears, and all of the remaining bars dissapear within a single day. On this phone the first bar seems to dissapear after about 1 day, the second bar on the 4th day, and the last bar dissapears near the end of the 5th day. Anyway, I was just surprised, because when I saw the first bar dissapear, I thought the battery was only going to last one day!

Telus gives you a free web site to upload the pictures to. Most of my friends don't have picture phones, so this is a really nice way to share with them.

Their "eCare" web site is also very useful. Although I lost detailed billing feature when I switched to a prepaid phone, I can see an up-to-date itemized list of calls under the Transaction History. It includes date, time, length of call, outbound phone number, the charge for this item, and a running balance of my account.

I was also looking at the Samsung a680 and Sanyo 8100 from Bell. I decided on this phone as a good balance of features and price.