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6.0 out of 10

Samsung U640 / Convoy

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Overall 4
4.0

A good sounding but mediocre phone beset with problems.

miragelh, CNET
21 November 2013
  • Summary: Samsung should have dispensed with some of the nonsense features. Given the circumstances above, I doubt that most of these silly enhancements even work. Samsung, and Verizon, ought to have given their customers a durable basic phone. They seem to want to give it the appearance of being more than what it is. They failed miserably and I regret having purchased the phone and regret having renewed a two-year contract.
  • 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
2.0
Sound quality 10
10
Battery performance 8
8.0
Display 5
5.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Camera 5
5.0

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.
  • Pros: Rugged Flip Phone
  • Cons: Text Font Too Small
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Overall 3
3.0

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

equable_bb, CNET
11 January 2012
  • Summary: I regret my choice of phone
  • 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
10
Sound quality 10
10
Battery performance 10
10
Display 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Camera 9
9.0

BEST PHONE EVER

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.
  • Pros: everything
  • Cons: none
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Overall 6
6.0
Sound quality 10
10
Battery performance 10
10
Display 5
5.0
Build quality 10
10
Camera 5
5.0

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
10
Sound quality 10
10
Battery performance 10
10
Display 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Camera 10
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.
  • Pros: camera, internet, reception, durability, call quality, military specs, sound of speakers, dual screens, huge contact list, sd card slot
  • Cons: video recording is poor quality
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Overall 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Battery performance 10
10
Display 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Camera 10
10

GREATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT PHONE

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
  • Pros: just an all around great phone i
  • Cons: ahh not that it matters but not fully water proof but oo well
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Battery performance 10
10
Display 5
5.0
Build quality 10
10
Camera 3
3.0

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.
  • Pros: Super long battery life!
  • Cons: A little bulky
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Overall 7
7.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Battery performance 5
5.0
Display 5
5.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Camera 9
9.0

SAMSUNG CONVOY

JRMtwo, Phone Arena
30 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I like the solid feel of the phone. Sound is clear with speaker on and off. Reception is about average but no antenna port. Battery life is excellent. Screen usless in daylight. Holster falls off belt easly but sealed ports make for pocked or purse carry. Port covers attached to phone when off the port. Ring solund level a bit low. Interface is similar to last phone and covers all the tasks I need.
  • Pros: Solid feel
  • Cons: Screen useless in daylight
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Overall 8
8.0

Not the best, but decent for a basic phone

jbmac1293, epinions.com
22 March 2011
  • Excerpt: The Convoy is everything you'd believe it to be. Like it says, it fits the military expectations whi
  • Pros: Great battery life, great features for your basic phone
  • Cons: Occassionally cuts off, and sometimes i have to reset it.
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