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6.2 out of 10

Samsung A597 / Eternity 2

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Samsung Eternity II Review

Bright Hub
9 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Will the Samsung Eternity 2 be a successful update to the outdated Samsung Eternity? Or will concessions made by AT&T and Samsung make this one device that you want to skip?
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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung Eternity II SGH-A597 (AT&T)

PC Magazine
7 September 2010
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Eternity II is a decent way to watch broadcast mobile TV, but it's not a very good phone, and AT&T's plan pricing makes it a tough sell.
  • Pros: Lightweight form factor. FLO TV is always fun (at extra cost).
  • Cons: Middling call quality. Slow UI. Monthly fees are too high. Too much bloatware.
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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung Eternity II SGH-A597 (AT&T)

CNET
7 September 2010
  • Summary: With a dated design and average performance, the Samsung Eternity II doesn't give us reasons to buy it over the original Eternity.
  • Cons: The Samsung Eternity II's call quality is just average. It barely improves on its predecessor, and its display is too small for a touch-screen phone.
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Samsung Eternity II Review by Aaron

phonedog.com
5 September 2010
  • Summary: The Samsung Eternity II is a decent device, but at $69.99 after mail-in rebates, it's quickly approaching the $99.99 smartphone price floor.  What's more, I didn't care for the resistive touch screen, and overall performance was a bit laggy.  Had this device launched in 2009, I would think differently, but in this age of innovation, it's a rather boring device.  That said, it's another entry into AT&T's mid-range featurephone lineup, and choice is always a good thing.
  • Pros: Thin and light; long battery life.
  • Cons: Resistive screen isn't entirely accurate; suffers from occasional lag.
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Samsung Eternity II Review

cellphonequick.com
5 September 2010
  • Summary: The Samsung Eternity II is the replacement to the original Eternity.As we’ve seen before, the Eternity II is a watered down version of the original phone, yet it retains a somewhat high price tag.  It offers some unique design features, but at the end of the day, it’s another touchscreen featurephone in an already saturated market.  In the midst of cheap smartphones and other mid-range featurephones.
  • Cons: Strong multimedia features, Nicely built device that feels comfortable in hand.
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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung Eternity II

MobileTechReview.com
29 August 2010
  • Conclusion: In a long list of touch screen feature phones on AT&T, the Samsung Eternity II stands out as one of the few phones that supports mobile digital TV (others include the Samsung Mythic , the Sharp FX and the LG VU Plus). From a specs stand point, the Samsung Mythic is more compelling than the Eternity II if you don’t need a QWERTY keyboard. Eternity users who have been waiting for an upgrade should wait or look elsewhere as the Eternity II isn’t the device for that.
  • Pros: Has Mobile Digital TV and Video Share, good GPS services., Pro: Strong multimedia features, nicely built device that feels comfortable in hand.
  • Cons: Resistive touch screen takes more effort to use, specs no better than original Eternity., Con: Touch screen takes more effort to use, battery life could be better.
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Review of Samsung Eternity II SGH-a597

Testfreaks blog
18 August 2010
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Eternity II isn’t a bad little phone, but it’s not a great one either. I don’t mean that really in a bad way, it’s just that it has it’s little quirks and there are things missing that I think should be in it. Take auto-rotate for instance, every touch screen phone I’ve used will auto-rotate, especially for web browsing, but this one doesn’t and I just can’t figure out why Samsung would make it that way.
  • Pros: Nice little phone, Decent battery life, Easy to use, Nice looking display
  • Cons: No wi-fi, Interface can be slow at times, Browser doesn’t auto-rotate, Camera could be better, AT&T junk installed
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