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Samsung A897 / Mythic
5.9 out of 10

Samsung A897 / Mythic

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Overall 8

Samsung Mythic SGH-a897 (AT&T)

PC Magazine
6 February 2010
  • Conclusion: AT&T doubles down on broadcast mobile TV with the Samsung Mythic, a capable, fun-to-use touch screen phone that's worth its high entry fee.
  • Pros: Attractive. Sharp, high-resolution screen. Fun user interface. Lightweight. Broadcast mobile TV at a reduced price ($9.99 per month).
  • Cons: Middling camera. Low-res video recording.
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Overall 7

Samsung Mythic

13 January 2010
  • Excerpt: When the Samsung Eternity came out for AT&T in November 2008 it sold like hotcakes. Samsung's TouchWiz UI was shiny and fun, the phone was responsive and its data plan cost half the iPhone's. After all, the cost of a phone isn't just the up-front purchase price but the ongoing plan price over a 2 year contract.
  • Pros: Fun touchscreen phone with lower data plan cost than the iPhone.
  • Cons: On the slow side.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

Phone Arena
26 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Samsung manages to showcase its nifty own updated TouchWiz interface on the Mythic – it’s nice that AT&T has finally got the updated treatment. There’s plenty to like about the Mythic with its dynamic looking screen which makes viewing videos or browsing web sites pleasurable. Samsung clearly keeps on fine tuning their TouchWiz handsets for AT&T – and the Mythic is sure to continue all the successes previous devices had.
  • Pros: Updated TouchWiz interface, Brilliant & detailed touchscreen, Fine web browsing experience, Allows for specific email providers, Superb call quality
  • Cons: Poor quality with camera, Unchanged music & video players
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