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Samsung U740
4.0 out of 10

Samsung U740

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Overall 4

Review: Samsung SCH-u740 (Verizon)

18 May 2007
  • Conclusion: The SCH-u740 is a contradictory device. On the one hand, it has excellent, refined hardware that makes it easier to get more done with your phone. The integration of a keyboard and the ability to take full advantage of the dual-hinge is simply unprecedented in a United States phone.
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Overall 7

Samsung Alias U740

6 May 2007
  • Conclusion: A superbly light and stylish phone with a literal twist. The Samsung Alias aims to please heavy texters who don't want the heft and girth of the LG enV. The phone has great ergonomics, a very pleasant main display despite the average resolution and a usable QWERTY keyboard.
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Noah's Samsung SCH-U740 review

13 April 2007
  • Summary: Conclusion I'm something of a geek and something of a style freak when it comes to gadgets, and mobile phones, of course, are just about the ultimate gadgets right now. I want my mobile phones to do everything - voice calling, messaging, email, Web, music and video playback, games - and I want them...
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Samsung SCH-u740

Cell Phone Reviews by Cellphonedia
9 April 2007
  • Excerpt: Samsung SCH-u740: Samsung always provide the best for the least. SCH-u740 follows the tradition.
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Overall 7

Samsung Alias SCH-u740 Review

8 April 2007
  • Conclusion: Mirroring its dual-hinge lid, the u740 is a dichotomy. It does so many things well — great little camera, great reception and voice quality, speedy wireless Web service — but then makes them frustrating and difficult to use. Great ideas, but they’re poorly executed. Disappointing.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

Phone Arena
6 April 2007
  • Conclusion: After reviewing the LG enV, we had high hopes for the competing Samsung U740, since both devices offer a QWERTY keypad. Unfortunately, we came away from the U740 with a feeling that Samsung dropped the ball when designing this phone.
  • Pros: Slim dimensions and weight, Dual hinge design, Internal Antenna, MP3/WMA Music Player with Touch Sensitive Control Buttons, Bluetooth, MicroSD Card Slot
  • Cons: Internal Display is only 176x220, Not QVGA, QWERTY buttons are small and cramped to closely together, Camera is only 1.3MP, Stereo Speakers sound distorted when playing Ringtones/Speakerphone/MP3 at high volume, Background “hiss” sound during phone calls, No Stereo Bluetooth A2DP support
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Overall 6

Samsung SCH-U740

PC Magazine
12 March 2007
  • Conclusion: Samsung's SCH-U740 for Verizon is a somewhat slimmer alternative to LG's enV for text and IM addicts, but I still prefer the competition.
  • Pros: Slim. Excellent voice quality. Good sound from speakers.
  • Cons: Confusing keyboard and interface. Poor Web and e-mail software.
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Overall 8

Review: Samsung/Verizon SCH-u740 Smartphone

27 February 2007
  • Excerpt: We love QWERTY phones over here at the Gadget Lab, but the u740 actually made our hearts go pitter-pat. Housed in an attractive “metallic champagne” case, the dual hinged handset sports a 2.2-inch, 262,000 color TFT display coupled with outstanding call quality.
  • Pros: 1.3-megapixel cam sports flash, auto-focus, and digital zoom. QWERTY keyboard makes texting and IMing a sweet fix for SMS junkies. Touch sensitive external MP3 controls look cool and are extremely responsive.
  • Cons: Hinge feels fragile. Video capture is choppy at best. No exterior camera button. Numeric keys are a little crammed together for the fat-fingered set. Wireless email sync costs an additional premium.
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Expert Review

29 March 2007
  • Conclusion: I do wonder how the rotating hinge will hold up over extended use - but only time will tell. From what I can tell, this is a very high quality, highly capable device. It won't replace your smartphone, but it is most likely a worthy upgrade to just about any other type of cell phone you are currently...
  • Pros: Great design, very cool, great media capabilities, very good messaging ability
  • Cons: Very easy to accidentally push the music buttons on the front, screen resolution is not as clear as other Samsung phones
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