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Samsung M540 / Rant

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Samsung Rant M540: Full QWERTY Keyboard Multi-Media Phone

Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The Samsung Rant edges out the LG Scoop/Rumor in my opinion. I went back and forth on these phones and chose the Samsung Rant 540. The Rant has a horizontal slide-out full QWERTY keyboard that is designed for fast text messaging and sending e-mails. I am still finding cool features on the Samsung Rant.
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John's Samsung Rant Black review

phonedog.com
11 February 2009
  • Summary: A lot of phones are trying to be everything to everyone at the moment, and it's refreshing to see Samsung approach both the Highnote and Rant with such singular vision. That's not to say that either of these phones are lacking critical functions - just that Rant does exactly what it should: facilitate communications. And it does this very well.
  • Pros: It's a godsend for mobile text/IM/email addicts; slide-out QWERTY is comfortable and requires about 60 seconds of adaptation; it's Sprint TV and Sprint Music Store capable; music plays in background; stereo Bluetooth; camera with video capture and night shot; photo caller ID; GPS; comes with extra back cover, complete with curly doodles; loads of fun.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Rant

CNET
7 January 2009
  • Summary: Despite a few niggling design issues, the Samsung Rant is an excellent messaging phone for Sprint messaging fans.
  • Pros: The Samsung Rant has a full QWERTY keyboard, a megapixel camera, EV-DO, stereo Bluetooth, music player, GPS, and access to Sprint's 3G services. It also has the easy-to-use One Click interface from Sprint.
  • Cons: The Samsung Rant suffers from awkward navigation keys, and we would've liked some dedicated music-player controls.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Rant

PC Magazine
7 December 2008
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Rant is essentially a 2008 version of last year's LG Rumor, sporting a better keyboard, high-speed data access, work e-mail support, and more multimedia options—all for the same low price.
  • Pros: Roomy, comfortable QWERTY keyboard. Includes 3G, GPS, and Bluetooth radios. Offers support for corporate e-mail accounts. Sprint's easy-to-use One Click interface gives quick access to favorite apps.
  • Cons: Poor Web browsing experience. Slightly awkward control pad design. Music player and camera could use improvement.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Rant

MobileTechReview.com
4 November 2008
  • Conclusion: You might not take the phone’s name seriously, but the Samsung Rant offers strong text-centric features with beefy multimedia muscle. The QWERTY keyboard is good and the GPS, Sprint TV and music are all there. The phone has some stability-related issues but it has very good potential and hopefully after a few firmware updates, the Rant will be a solid phone.
  • Pros: Sturdy build with a great QWERTY keyboard. Full set of multimedia features and a good camera. GPS has strong performance.
  • Cons: The phone needs a little bit of work in several areas.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Rant - black (Sprint) - Refurbished

CNET
23 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Buying a cell phone is more than a matter of choosing a handset--you also have to pick a service provider, or carrier, as well. Each carrier in the United States offers a different selection of technologies and services, so it's important to think about your needs when making a choice. In this guide, we will provide you with all the necessary tools for making the best choices for your needs.
  • Pros: The Samsung Rant has a full QWERTY keyboard, a megapixel camera, EV-DO, stereo Bluetooth, music player, GPS, and access to Sprint's 3G services. It also has the easy-to-use One Click interface from Sprint.
  • Cons: The Samsung Rant suffers from awkward navigation keys, and we would've liked some dedicated music-player controls.
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Overall 9
8.5

Samsung Rant Review

Phone Arena
22 October 2008
  • Conclusion: We really like what we’ve seen in the Rant, and the One Click UI has a lot to do with it.   A good interface will go a long way to making even a bad phone look good, but the Rant is certainly not a bad phone.  Its size is on the large side, but that allows for a bigger keypad that we think users will enjoy.  The build quality, as always from Samsung, is top notch.
  • Pros: One Click is wonderful, Quality feel, though it is bordering on bulky, Larger keyboard with more options, Camera performed admirably, 16GB microSD support, Good call quality and battery life
  • Cons: It could stand to go on a diet, Keyboard felt odd, though we expect with time this will not be an issue
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