I can not wait to get rid of the Samsung- SGH-a517
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This is the worst phone I have ever owned. It is very hard to understand what the other person is saying on the phone. My husband got the same phone and has already had to replace it because he was not able to receive calls and would get a lot of droped calls. There are times that we will be standing next to a person with the same phone service and they will be talking just fine on their phone and we ill not have any service. I miss a lot of calls because of that.
I love this cell phone, but I am going to get a Nokia next time.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Samsung SHG-a517 great cell phone. I opted to get it instead of my usual Nokia. I have been very pleased with it. There is one problem with it, though. It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while I will be having a conversation with someone. All of a sudden, the voice of the person I am speaking to will increase dramatically to the point that I have to pull the phone far away from my ear and it still hurts to hear them speak.
Excerpt: My Samsung has pretty standard features like a camera, video capability, IM, internet access, but it's really nothing to write home about. I miss my RazR phone, but they break far too easily. This phone is not very attractive either, but it's durable.
Summary: My phone stopped working after nearly 2 years (near the end of my contract). I certainly did not want to sign a new contract that resulted in more money for a new phone not to mention the added burden of having to learn the functional features of a new phone. This is why I am so grateful to Ebay for coming to the rescue! Thanks, Ebay. And if my wife's phone ever presents a problem to her, I know that I can always count on Ebay. Thanks, again.
Summary: I'm surprised this unit doesn't Rival the A717, the A517 was made available like a year after the 717, 517 doesn't seem to have a lot of functionality. the 517 doesn't read pdf or html and has know idea what to do wiht a v-card as far as registering a name and number to the Address Book. Grr testmode owns me LOL the A517 does have very good audio!
camera (although there are many efftcts and features)
mp3 player (integeated one only plays one song at a time unless you add song one by one to your playlist which only holds 30, or you can use rogers music player which is integrated in canada which still has glitches like format problems etc.
Summary: The first time I used this phone was 2 years ago. I just love every thing about it. I lost it, and I ask AT&T if I can have the same phone, But they have non, Until I found it on Ebay. Even my mother refuse to use any other cell but this phone. She said she just love the size, the flatness and even work well in her basement. The photos taken are shape. I hope the maker can re-do it with more fineness.
Excerpt: I love SAMSUNG cell phones and always have but this phone as a 1.3 mega pixel camera and it amazes me that the screen resolution is so poor for a camera of such good quality. The pictures that the camera takes is better then the actual screen savers provided. The camera is actually very good quality but the phone's screen resolution is just so POOR. There's only like 5 screen savers. AWFUL!!!!!!!
Excerpt: Purchased this phone as a replacement for Motorola Razr V3 - quite impressed, comparable to my old Razr, but looks nicer, in my opinion. I think the screen rez is acceptable - other reviewers disagree. Camera is fantastic - phone itself is durable and reliable, for sure. Signal strength on this model totally overpowered previous handsets, in my area. Hard to find this model, though - had to purchase it online and format it for my carrier...
Summary: Needed a compact clamshell mobile phone for my wife w/ added memory storage for pix and music, as well as durable and this phone fits the bill quite well compared to other att mobile phones now available.