Reviews and Problems with Samsung R720 / Admire / Rookie / Vitality
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11 November 2011
Excerpt: The Samsung Vitality combines smartphone features such as email, internet access and easy data transfer with a new music service, a 3.2MP camera and video recording capability. These features make the Samsung prepaid cell phone the best on the market if you're looking for top-of-the-line functionality with zero service-plan commitment. The Samsung Vitality is a touchscreen phone with shiny cherry casing.
Pros: This pay-as-you-go smartphone has oodles of high-tech features and exceptional access to apps.
Cons: Music, internet, email and games makes this phone more expensive than basic prepaid models.
Excerpt: The Samsung Vitality ($149.99 direct) is essentially the same phone as the Samsung Admire ($99, 3 stars) we reviewed on MetroPCS. That means it should be a decent, entry-level smartphone for users looking to save money with an inexpensive plan on Cricket Wireless. The Vitality features a 3.5-inch, 320-by-480-pixel glass capacitive touch screen, which is pretty standard resolution for lower-end smartphones.
Summary: The Samsung Admire offers the accessible design and functional feature set that you'd expect from a starter Android phone, but call quality wasn't up to our standards.
Pros: The Samsung Admire has a simple, straightforward design with enough features to keep you busy and entertained. We appreciate the support for the Gingerbread OS and the access to MetroPCS' new Rhapsody Unlimited Music service.
Cons: The Samsung Admire had variable call quality with low volume and occasional audio cutouts. We had problems with the speakerphone in particular.