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Cons: Sluggish overall performance, Washed out displays, Outdated Froyo build, Weak battery life