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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 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and reception. The portability and durability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the GPS navigation and battery. The screen and reliability get critical views.

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 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Samsung A177 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The portability and performance also get good feedback. The GPS navigation and reliability get critical opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the reception.

usability, performance, portability, price, size

reliability, GPS navigation

72% of the reviews on 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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Kent German (

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

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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

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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

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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

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



Dec, 2010

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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


Nov, 2010

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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

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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

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Works for me!


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

None to date

Sep, 2010

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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
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