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Samsung A257 Magnet

Samsung A257 Magnet
alaScore 79

52 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Samsung A257 Magnet. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and portability. The usability and price also get good opinions.

design, price, usability, portability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung A257 Magnet is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung A257 Magnet

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Samsung A257 Magnet from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the sound and usability are generally positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably.

design, price, usability, sound

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Magnet a257 Phone, Orange (AT&T)Samsung Magnet a257 Phone, Orange (AT&T)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Stewart Wolpin (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Magnet (SGH-a257) Review

 

Samsung's Magnet is the latest in a new generation of cheap, dumbed-down QWERTY phones.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Samsung Magnet SGH-A257 - orange (AT&T) review: Samsung Magnet SGH-A257 - orange (AT&T)

 

Messaging phones are the hot trend right now. We saw at least half a dozen QWERTY handsets debut at CTIA 2009 , one of which was the Samsung Magnet for AT&T . The Magnet offers a nice alternative to the recent slider messaging phones from the carrier,...

The Samsung Magnet features a full QWERTY keyboard with support for numerous e-mail accounts and instant messaging. It also offers a slim design, Bluetooth, and excellent call quality.

The keyboard's buttons are a little stiff to press. The Magnet only has a VGA camera.

For AT&T customers looking for a basic messaging phone, the Samsung Magnet delivers with a slim QWERTY design and affordable price tag.

May, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Magnet a257 Review

 

The explosion of text messaging, the silent form of communication, provides manufacturers an opportunity to create a variety of phones for different target audiences. Samsung's BlackJack line of mobile phones uses a QWERTY keyboard and targets business...

May, 2009

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Unsophisticated messaging phone for AT&T

 

On the outside, the Samsung Magnet (aside from its bright orange color) looks like a BlackBerry Bold (*Est. $40 with new contract) with its slender, candy-bar design, soft-touch finish and QWERTY keyboard. But inside, it's a different story....

Very good messaging features, texting-friendly QWERTY keyboard, exceptional battery life, slim design

Lacks multimedia functionality, slow EDGE network, limited web browser, wimpy VGA camera, available only in bright orange

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: jwilly064 (shopping.com)

Good Phone with some unlikable qualities

 

This was my first AT&T phone and so far I think I made a good decision about it. The texting gets easy after a little while but you will have to get used to the tiny keys. Another thing you will have to get used to is the constant annoyance of having...

Calling, Texting, Organization

Prone to random dialing, Tiny Keys

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: fishifishi (epinions.com)

Yeah, I'm Cool With My Data(style) Phone

 

It was time for me to get a new phone; my Razor had been dropped a few hundred times and had developed the nasty habit of randomly shutting itself off (likely due to the battery connection loosening from all the bangs to the ground). I am not a big ...

Easier texting (with practice) slim, good battery

Getting used to the tiny keys, poor internet quality

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: fishifishi (shopping.com)

Yeah, I'm Cool With My Data(style) Phone

 

It was time for me to get a new phone; my Razor had been dropped a few hundred times and had developed the nasty habit of randomly shutting itself off (likely due to the battery connection loosening from all the bangs to the ground). I am not a big...

Easier texting (with practice) slim, good battery

Getting used to the tiny keys, poor internet quality

Jan, 2010