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Samsung A177

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 reviews of Samsung A177. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the price and reception are generally positive. The portability and durability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the screen and reliability. Views about the GPS navigation and battery are different.

usability, durability, portability, reception, price

reliability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung A177 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung A177

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Samsung A177 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and price are generally positive. The portability and performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the reception.

usability, performance, portability, price, size

reliability, GPS navigation

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung A177 Unlocked QuadBand Phone with QWERTY Keyboard and Camera - US Warranty - BlackSamsung A177 Unlocked QuadBand Phone with QWERTY Keyboard and Camera - US Warranty - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung SGH-A177 (AT&T) review:

 

In case you haven't noticed, messaging phones are in. Once the domain of high-end smartphones, full alphabetic keyboards have trickled down over the past year into a broad variety of basic, midrange handsets. These messaging phones are built primarily...

The Samsung SGH-A177 offers a simple design with a comfortable keyboard. Its practical feature set centers on texting.

The Samsung SGH-A177's call volume is low. Speakerphone quality is unimpressive.

If you can live with its variable call quality, the Samsung SGH-A177 is a functional and easy-to-use texting phone. It's affordable and it doesn't require a contract.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Stains (newegg.com)

Meh

 

A real "meh" phone. Got this for free after my A687 (Strive) broke, and it was QUITE the downgrade. Saved a little and got a Nokia E5 since then, and haven't looked back.

Has a keyboard

It's simply not good at anything. Call quality isn't good, image quality isn't good, no expandable memory, nothing particularly stand-out about its features. Not particularly durable, not particularly good-looking

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG SGH-a177 Black Unlocked GSM Bar Phone with Full QWERTY Keyboard

 

Overall decent phone. camera sucks but whatever.

Decent phone seems durable, no real problems

keyboard is a little difficult to use. the keys are very close together and when text messaging if one key is hit while another is down the first key hit will not compute which makes fast text messaging a little difficult

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Bad Santa

 

Bought this for my son for Christmas, tested it before wrapping it up and it worked fine for texting. Made a call from my phone and it rang. The boy was very Happy when he opened it up, Then

Then I called him on the phone and I couldn't hear him talk when he held it in the normal fashion for talking on the phone. Vey unhappy to get a broken phone for a Christmas gift I gave to my son. Totally sucks... I will let you know how it goes trying...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

terrible

 

i will never buy a product like again. this product never worke and it was difficult to exchange/return.(unsuccessful)

non

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Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Samsung GSM Phone

 

Phone was recieved in perfect condition a day after it was ordered as are all Newegg products. Great backup cell, the buttons on qwerty just right for texting

None

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Evoron (newegg.com)

Good Phone

 

Worth the money when its on sale ($79.99) its cheap does its job making calls and txtng. Voice quality is clear, daughter loves to txt on this thing..

Daughters Happy!! She said it was the best phone shes ever had (12yr old). Phone is light, looks nice, Good on Batteries, Full keyboard

Camera mode Sucks especially if you make slight movements or shakes while taking pics, No Video mode, Bluetooth only works through headset device not transfering pics also no micro mem card. Price is well worth the $79.99 i bought it for. Gonna buy...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Jeebas (newegg.com)

Good product

 

Learning curve not too bad on using QWERTY input. There are shift and function keys for changing a button's input. You will need a data plan (on top of talk/text) to utilize web browsing and e-mail.

Sleek, very thin. QWERTY style input. Speakerphone. Camera. Web browsing and e-mail. Calendar, task reminder, etc

Mine came with the display covering (thin plastic layer covering main display) detached at one corner. That is to say one corner of the display covering keeps popping up and I can't seem to click it down. This is not a flaw with the product just the...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Works for me!

 

Great phone, great price. Fast shipping. Can't ask for more

None to date

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: T Monny (newegg.com)

Solid phone, small keyboard

 

Overall this phone gets crippled by the keyboard for me. If you don't plan on using it for a lot of messaging, go for it, although in that case I'm not sure why you'd go for a QWERTY. I guess if you just want to pop onto the net and check your email...

This is a solid phone. I like the weight and size. Opera Mini runs great on it, and it has enough customization to change your MMS/WAP settings to run smoothly on whatever network (I use TMobile). Plenty of alarms, decent tools, and overall...

Opera Mini and other apps give you a prompt to access the web every time. Gmail app and Google Maps both do NOT work as of May 2010. Can't figure out a way to push email to it. Max .jar/.jad download size seems to be 500k. Keyboard is ridiculously...

Jun, 2010