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5.8 out of 10

Samsung A257 / Magnet

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung A257 / Magnet

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Overall 4
4.0

Not user friendly

equniox, Ebay
4 January 2014
  • Summary: We purchased this phn thinking it would be a good alternative to the bulky sliders we have, but within minutes of receiving them we realized they would not work for us but decided to give them a try anyway. The key pad is so small that the tip of my smallest finger covers 4 keys and texting is a nightmare, not only that the user interface is so confusing my wife wanted to throw the thing out the window as we were driving down the road.
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Overall 4
4.0

just ok

chumpe1845, Ebay
1 January 2011
  • Summary: The cellphone's sound quality is great the loud speaker works good too. The problems start with text messaging this phone does not display/store texts as threads of conversation. There is an inbox and an outbox folder and all the texts you send are intertwined and not segregated.
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Overall 3
3.0

"not such a great phone i loved it for about a week"

mevelyn1223, CNET
27 December 2010
  • Pros: well its hard to say something good about it but here it goes it looks cool full keyboard email and im its invincible
  • Cons: this may take a while but..... its keyboard is small no blue tooth camera is terrible no video bad screen scratches easily back constantly breaks off short battery life it wont accept some messages or send some it freezes
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Overall 4
4.0

Samsung SGH A257 Magnet

jonjos2, Ebay
10 October 2010
  • Summary: Simple phone. If you just need a phone for calling it will work but if you want to take pics, assign ringtones, pic id, or save anything you might look into another phone because you can do none of these with the Samsung Magnet.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Not all that I want from a dumb phone"

linearstream, CNET
28 September 2010
  • Pros: Battery life: ~5 days under normal usage Screen size is good Camera works for my minimal needs Offers some customization
  • Cons: KB is a little small. Could not get BT to work on Ubuntu or Vista for file sharing. Had to put some tissue around battery to get better connection. No microSD slot Proprietary charger/headset connector (Why do this Samsung?)
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Overall 4
4.0

Think twice

jlkamd, Ebay
10 September 2010
  • Summary: Loved that it is very light weight. Internet connection was good. Photo quality is terrible. The worst feature is that the keys are so small and so close together, it is very difficult for texting. There are also only about 6 ringtones from which to choose, and they're all awful. I would not buy again, and I am not currently using it - I broke down and bought another phone.
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Overall 3
3.0

"I absolutely hate this phone"

surfergirlx3x06, CNET
28 April 2010
  • Pros: It was bright orange, and the ringtone quality was good the songs I put on it
  • Cons: The software was terrible on the computer. The qwerty keyboard is terrible, the keys are too close, and they stick. Phone quality is awful, I can't hear people and they can't hear me.
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Overall 4
4.0

Samsung Magnet

darrell8071, Ebay
6 March 2010
  • Summary: If this was a beauty contest this phone would win hands down. Other than that what phone lacks is MP3 capability. Hardly any internal memory does not allow and pictures to be transferred from the desktop to the phone and other than buying audio from your provider your only option is to hold the phone and record audio. If you want a phone to talk on and text this is adequate anything more you will need an upgrade.
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Overall 4
4.0

"disappointing"

vrholton, CNET
13 December 2009
Overall 4
4.0

"Poor Performance"

TSee57, CNET
22 June 2009
  • Pros: -Great battery life -Lightweight -Orange, reflective color (easy to find if lost)
  • Cons: -Low memory capacity -Letters missed if typing at decent rates of speed -Lack of accessories (currently); cannot find protection for phone anywhere
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