Reviews and Problems with Samsung i857 / DoubleTime
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Samsung DoubleTime Equals Double Disappointment
30 September 2012
Summary: Overall opinion: The Samsung DoubleTime’s one redeeming factor is its low cost. For $49.99 US with a two-year contract, it’s a cheap mobile phone. Period. But all in all, your money might be better spent on another model. Sorry, Samsung, but that’s just how we see this one.
Summary: Those of you looking for a more unique, eye-catching design will appreciate the Samsung DoubleTime's petite hinging face with two screens and comfortable keyboard. However, the lower-end specs and outdated Android OS do the phone no favors.
Pros: Sturdily built and appealing to the eyes, AT&T's Samsung DoubleTime has a refreshing design with two screens, a comfortable QWERTY keyboard, and a flip-open design. Call quality was good.
Cons: The DoubleTime's biggest problem is that it runs Android 2.2 Froyo instead of the more current Gingerbread. Its more petite touch screen and pink accent colors won't appeal to everyone, and the camera quality is middling. You can only access the microSD by removing the battery.
It looks and feels like a feature phone, but it runs Android and requires a data plan — where does the DoubleTime fit in?
2 December 2011
Summary: AT&T wants you to believe the DoubleTime is an inexpensive smartphone — if it is, it’s as bad a smartphone as I’ve used in a long time. Requiring a data plan with this device is a huge mistake that totally dooms the DoubleTime, because at the cost of ownership I can’t possibly recommend the phone to anyone. But as a feature phone, for $49.99 with a contract, it has definite potential.
Pros: Solid battery life, Pretty good keyboard, Not much bloatware
Cons: Performance is akin to a three-year-old smartphone, Bad camera, Bulky, unattractive body
Samsung DoubleTime – do the two displays and low price make it worth considering
1 December 2011
Conclusion: It’s not a phone that most tech-savvy people would want, but the simple and sturdy design and great keyboard would make it good for teens, kids or less tech-savvy family members in need of a new phone.
Conclusion: Seriously, for $49.99 on-contract, you’re better off investing the money on something considerably better – especially when there are a variety of other smartphones that tastefully show off the beauty of Android. To tell you the truth, the Samsung DoubeTime is somewhat of an injustice in the Android family since it’s packing an aging Froyo build and suffers from a very sluggish overall performance.
Pros: One of the few dual-screen clamshells
Cons: Sluggish overall performance, Washed out displays, Outdated Froyo build, Weak battery life
Conclusion: While this smartphone is far and away, not even in the same ballpark, basically not even the same sport as the top tier smartphones also made by Samsung such as the Galaxy S II or even the top of middle-tier devices like the Samsung Captivate Glide (also pictured below), it does hold some sway in its own lower level of internet-capable handsets.
Summary: Samsung Double Time è uno smartphone equipaggiato con doppio display, tastiera fisica full QWERTY, processore Qualcomm da 800 Mhz, fotocamera da 3,2 megapixel e sistema operativo Android 2.2 Froyo