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Samsung DoubleTime Equals Double Disappointment

Mad4MobilePhones.com
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Samsung DoubleTime (AT&T)

PC Magazine
7 March 2012
  • Conclusion: The Samsung DoubleTime has two displays and a keyboard, but that isn't reason enough to buy it.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. Decent QWERTY keyboard.
  • Cons: Sluggish performance. Outdated OS. Poor camera. Secondary display is awkward to use. Limited multimedia file format support.
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Samsung DoubleTime Review Part 1

phonedog.com
18 February 2012

Samsung DoubleTime Review Part 2

phonedog.com
12 February 2012

Samsung DoubleTime Review by Sydney

phonedog.com
6 February 2012
  • Summary: I've been pleasantly surprised by a number of low-end and mid-range smartphones that offered performance that far exceeded my expectations for such a device. The DoubleTime is not one of those phones. Outside of its stellar QWERTY keyboard, there's nothing that convinces me that this is the phone you should go for, even if you are on a budget.
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Overall 5
4.5
Design 4
4.0
Performance 3
3.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 4
4.0
Camera 3
3.0
Software 4
4.0

Samsung DoubleTime review

theverge.com
30 January 2012
  • Summary: In a smartphone race that’s become all about the latest and greatest, the fastest and most powerful, the Samsung DoubleTime is an odd phone to review. Its specs don’t say smartphone — it’s big and clunky, running Android 2.2 on an 800MHz Qualcomm processor, without much storage or added software — but its price ($49.99 with a contract plus a minimum $15 / month data plan) screams it. So what is the DoubleTime?
  • 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
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Samsung DoubleTime – do the two displays and low price make it worth considering

Gadgetmania
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.
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Samsung DoubleTime – An Entry-Level Clamshell Android Phone

etechreviews.net
28 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Samsung DoubleTime is an entry level clamshell Android smartphone, which is aimed at converting quick messaging handset crowd to smartphone users. It is sturdily designed, appealing to eyes and offers refreshing design with dual displays, comfortable QWERTY keyboard, flip open design, excellent call quality, 3.0-megapixel camera with camcorder and is perfect for staying connected to social networking sites, texting and multitasking.
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Samsung DoubleTime – An Entry-Level Clamshell Android Phone

etechreviews.net
28 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Samsung DoubleTime is an entry level clamshell Android smartphone, which is aimed at converting quick messaging handset crowd to smartphone users. It is sturdily designed, appealing to eyes and offers refreshing design with dual displays, comfortable QWERTY keyboard, flip open design, excellent call quality, 3.0-megapixel camera with camcorder and is perfect for staying connected to social networking sites, texting and multitasking.
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Overall 4
4.0

Samsung DoubleTime Review

Phone Arena
28 November 2011
  • 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
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