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Samsung M540 / Rant
4.8 out of 10

Samsung M540 / Rant

Full QWERTY Keyboard to text, email and IM Fully express Read more

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John's Samsung Rant Black review

17 October 2010
  • Summary: It's tempting to get wrapped up in the myriad features of the latest $800 gadget. But how many of those smart phone functions actually get used beyond a week after purchase? How many of them serve a purpose, to you, other than as a bullet-point on the box? Don't give me that, ?
  • 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 extr...
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Overall 6

Expert Review

22 March 2009
  • Summary: If I were a teenager, I'd love the Samsung Rant. Its roomy keyboard makes texting a breeze, it comes with access to Sprint's mobile TV and music services, and its case comes in red or black.
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Overall 7

Samsung Rant

PC Magazine
5 November 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

Samsung Rant

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.
  • 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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Samsung Rant M540: Full QWERTY Keyboard Multi-Media Phone

Personal Electronics buzz
23 October 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 9

Expert 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.
  • 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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