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6.3 out of 10

Samsung U640 / Convoy

Samsung Convoy The Samsung Convoy, also known as the Samsung Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung U640 / Convoy

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Overall 4

"A good sounding but mediocre phone beset with problems."

miragelh, CNET
21 November 2013
  • Pros: The voice quality and signal strength appear to be excellent, the keypad is easy to use and the fonts are not all difficult to read. But this might be faint praise.
  • Cons: It takes up to 5 seconds for the screen and background to appear after one has opened the flip. The calender icon goes away only after one removes the battery. The alarm does not work and the keypad backlight functions only occasionally. Garbage!
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Overall 2

Texting Software glitch

piquant, Phone Arena
7 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Very similar to the convoy 2. The main menu button is not as easy to manipulate. Same average camera. The biggest problem is the text. There has to be a software issue here. The font on the convoy 3 is half the size as the convoy 2 making it very difficult to use. Neither Samsung or Verizon could fix it. Both were suprised how small it is.
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Overall 3

"Not a good phone to carry in you're pocket."

equable_bb, CNET
11 January 2012
  • Pros: Acceptable call quality
  • Cons: My screen broke in my front pocket without a noticeable impact and the external keys never stay locked which kills the battery very quickly if it goes unnoticed.
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Overall 10


tah6241960, Phone Arena
14 November 2011
  • Excerpt: I have had the Samsung Convoy for 2 years and it has been the best phone I have ever had. It has the best reception and call quality. The battery will last for several days without needing charging. I have just changed to the LG Octang because I wanted to text and the Octang makes it easier to text, but the reception is not nearly as good and it is not as easy to use as the Convoy. If you want a great phone that is simple, this is it.
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Overall 6

Gonna Replace ASAP

VerBaby, Phone Arena
6 November 2011
  • Excerpt: While I am a staunch flip phone advocate, I am considering a smart phone, have to move to the 90s right? My issues with the Convoy are the blue tooth and the T9 vocabulary. The phone auto pairs with my car for about 2 weeks then I have to re-seat the battery. Usually don't discover until I receive a call while driving. When texting you would think it would recognize the need for the word 'is' or 'it' rather than '47' or the word 'when' instead of '9436'.
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Overall 10

Nothing but good things to say!

KittyTheDog, Phone Arena
24 October 2011
  • Excerpt: First off I have to say I love the Military specs! The phone is durable, and yes it is bulky but it also helps with the durability! To me it seems harder to loose something you KNOW is there. The camera on the phone is amazingly clear and the sound quality for ringtones is great! I love that you can put an SD card in it and use it as an MP3 plus it has internet as well as video messaging. No the video messaging isn't the best thats probably the only downfall.
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Overall 1


D0d0tailz, CNET
10 September 2011
  • Pros: Long battery life, OK camera, VERY durable. Bluetooth connects easily and it functions well as a basic phone.
  • Cons: The biggest pain the *ss to connect to a computer to download picture or video, I have been at it for several hours and it still FAILS. Downloaded the factory software/ firmware upgrades and it still will not connect. I don't like the fact that you cannot
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Overall 9

"A durable phone"

narn3049, CNET
5 September 2011
  • Pros: This phone is the toughest phone i've seen. it wont break
  • Cons: this phone is the most tough phone i've seen however i got a casio gzone
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Overall 10


YANKEEBOY, Phone Arena
18 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Did alot of looking around on the net bout this phone happy i got this insted of the junk moto or casio has to offer i would recommend this phone to any one who wants a great phone with good features loud speakers and very loud ear piece bravo to the convoy bravo
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Overall 8

Long Battery Life!

kd, Phone Arena
14 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Before this phone, I had a Blackberry & two Droids. While those were great phones, the battery life on them was terrible. I got sick of charging my phone around the clock & decided to try something a bit simpler. I researched Verizon phones with long battery lives & this seemed to be one of the best in that department. Although this isn't the fanciest or most attractive phone, it's dependable and the battery life is amazing.
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