Excerpt: I’ve taken a look at the Propel before here , but this is a different colored one and we’ve got it for a special reason! Take a look at the unboxing video, still pictures and specs/features after the jump… Here’s the unboxing video, followed by the specs/features and then you’ll find still pictures: Propel (SGH-a767) get the word out The SAMSUNG Propel™ is the slider that makes communication easy.
Conclusion: The Propel has a great (and hopefully soon-to-be-imitated) form factor, an above-average music player and camera, and plenty of other extras, all for a great price. But a bad LCD screen, missing earbuds and lack of 3.5mm jack nearly ruin an otherwise well-designed phone. Pros: • Great form-factor • Above-average camera and music player • QWERTY keyboard • Push email • No 3.5mm jack • No included headphones • Poor LCD screen • No Gmail email configuration
Pros: Great form-factor; good camera and music player, QWERTY keyboard; push email
Cons: No 3.5mm headphone jack; headphones not included; poor LCD screen
Review of Samsung's SGH-a767 Propel QWERTY messaging phone
1 December 2008
Excerpt: Looking for all the world like one of its Windows Mobile smartphones, Samsung has designed the A767 Propel to be a solid entry into AT&T's line of messaging phones. Marc Lynde tests it out for us in this review.
Conclusion: It looks great, it’s easy to use, call quality is excellent, the battery life is very good and it even takes good pictures. So if you’re looking for a basic phone that’s got some great qualities and features I can easily recommend you take a look at the Propel from Samsung.
Pros: Excellent call quality, Easy to type on keyboard, Good battery life, Overall a very good and useful phone, Decent still pictures
Cons: Video camera is low quality, Fairly large phone
Conclusion: The Samsung Propel is a good voice and messaging phone with support for most AT&T services like Video Share and multimedia features. Combine that with 3G support you and are getting a lot from a feature phone at mid-tier pricing. The Propel's multimedia experience is a bit hobbled by the lower resolution screen and unimpressive video quality, but music playback and gaming are very smooth and enjoyable.
Pros: Good keyboard with effective backlight. Phone has lots of internal memory to store music and messages and the microSD card slot plays nicely with high capacity cards. Video Share support is a plus for users who enjoy the service.
Cons: GPS needs a little tweaking. CV doesn't have good quality.
Excerpt: The Samsung Propel is a sturdy QWERTY slider (say THAT five times fast!) that puts texting front and center. While QWERTY keypads are usually found on smartphones, Samsung uses said keypad effectively on the Propel to enhance and expedite text messaging. Users will enjoy the advantages offered by such a layout over a traditional nine-key, alpha-numeric keypad. The keypad also has a dedicated camera key, making the 1.3 megapixel camera easy to access.