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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.
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Overall 4

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 Outdated OS.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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Overall 5
Design 4
Performance 3
Battery performance 7
Display 4
Camera 3
Software 4

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
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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.
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Overall 4

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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Samsung DoubleTime Review

18 November 2011
  • 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.
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Samsung Double Time

29 January 2012
  • 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
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