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Samsung U640 / Convoy

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Overall 8

Better than average flip phone

pierre4eb, Ebay
7 November 2014
  • Summary: I got this phone for my wife to replace an old samsung with a broken hinge. The voice quality is very good and it is easy to hear people on it using speakerphone which is very loud. Battery life is good lasting about 5 days. Things are easier to read than my older samsung both on the keys and on the display because they are bigger. My wife had one of these about a year ago, but dropped it into a glass of water, it died instantly, no milspec here.
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Overall 10

Great phone, very sturdy.

lions-and-horses, Ebay
7 September 2014
  • Summary: It's a very sturdy phone, and the battery life is pretty good. The 1-2-3 keyboard for texting is time-consuming and not as efficient as a full keyboard, but overall the phone is great. The sounds the buttons make when you text is really cute, though!
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Overall 10

Buy. This. Phone.

randomrandolf383, Ebay
7 July 2014
  • Summary: I bought this phone as a backup for the model I already have. It's almost indestructible. I've had it for 3 years in construction and recently took it for a swim. Spent 5 minutes under water. Put it in a rice bag for 24 hours, took another day for the moisture in the screen to evaporate, and I'm still using it with full functionality. I'm buying used models of this phone until the world's supply runs out.
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Overall 10

Great basic flip phone

fionalark, Ebay
8 May 2014
  • Summary: The Samsung Convoy is a good phone for those who want a basic (nothing complicated) flip phone. The "rugged" features are great too! My husband and I both use--and abuse!--this phone and it puts up with it very well. It handles every day wear and tear, as well as being dropped and getting wet! If I do get this phone wet, I usually take the battery out and let it dry for 12-24 hours and normally it powers back up just fine and operates well.
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Overall 6

The phone is not as rugged as claimed.

srouse9, Ebay
17 January 2014
  • Summary: The phone quit working after five weeks so I had to buy another phone. Prior to this the phone served my purpose. There's no special bells and whistles and no keyboard texting option but that's okay for some people.
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Overall 10

The most rugged, best reception phone I've ever had

tarbetb, Ebay
8 January 2014
  • Summary: I want a phone for talking - that's it and this one is the best I've ever had. I live in rural NE Missouri on a farm and this is the best reception phone I've ever had (and I've had quite a few over the last few years). I actually purchased this as a backup phone (I am currently using the exact same model and wanted to get a second one while they were still around and available) Working on a farm, this phone has been dropped hundreds of time out of my pocket or...
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Overall 10

So in short, a nice heavy duty phone that's hard to kill.

udtmike, Ebay
3 January 2014
  • Summary: I bought the samsung sch u640 with high expectations. And I wasn't let down. This is one rugged phone. I have dropped into water and it still keeps working. I have dropped it off the roof of my house {into the grass} and it keeps working. The battery life will last a full day of heavy use, but not much more. The push to talk is handy if you have a need for it, which I don't.
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Overall 10

Glad I purchased this phone. Met all my expectations.

tide31040m, Ebay
2 January 2014
  • Summary: For a rugged flip phone, it can't be beat. Great reception, excellent sound quality, and great battery life. To me great sound quality is a must and this phone has it, unlike a lot of the higher end smart phones. A little on the bulky side, but no big deal. The phone pad is large enough that you can text with both hands at the same time with no problem. Using this phone on Page Plus system and it works great.
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Overall 4

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
Sound quality 10
Battery performance 8
Display 5
Build quality 8
Camera 5

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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