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Samsung i857 / DoubleTime

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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 Outdated OS.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

Samsung DoubleTime review

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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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  • Cons: Sluggish overall performance, Washed out displays, Outdated Froyo build, Weak battery life
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