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Samsung A817 Solstice II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Samsung A817 Solstice II. The average rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the camera and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and battery also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the connectivity and design, and there are mixed views on the sound and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung A817 Solstice II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung A817 Solstice II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Samsung A817 Solstice II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and sound. The performance and durability also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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38% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Solstice II A817 Unlocked GSM Phone with Touchscreen + TouchWiz 2.0 UI, GPS, 2MP Camera, Video, Bluetooth, SNS Integration, MP3/MP4 Player andSamsung Solstice II A817 Unlocked GSM Phone with Touchscreen + TouchWiz 2.0 UI, GPS, 2MP Camera, Video, Bluetooth, SNS Integration, MP3/MP4 Player and

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Solstice II (AT&T)

 

The mildly refreshed, budget-priced Samsung Solstice II is a decent cell phone, but AT&T really doesn't want you to buy it.

Colorful touch screen. Powerful Web browser. Plenty of multimedia features. Lightweight.

Loads of bloatware. Terrible music player. Mandatory $20-per-month data plan kills value.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Solstice II SGH-A817 (AT&T) review: Samsung Solstice II SGH-A817 (AT&T)

 

We'd like to think that cell phone sequels only improve upon the first hit, but the Samsung Solstice II (SGH-A817) for AT&T mostly rehashes the original Samsung Solstice with a few visual differences--not all of them welcome. The original had much to...

The compact Samsung Solstice II has well-rounded features, a responsive touch screen, and good photo quality from its 2-megapixel camera.

Samsung's Solstice II has a cheap-feeling chassis, the microSD card slot is located inconveniently behind the back cover, and there's no dedicated headphone jack.

The Samsung Solstice II is a solid midrange touch-screen feature phone that offers good value if you can look past a few inconveniences and variable call quality.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Solstice II Review

 

We've witnessed Samsung releasing follow up models to feature phones like the Eternity and Flight, but they're not stopping yet as the Samsung Solstice II SGH-A817 is the latest member to join the club. Being a direct successor, it's going to require...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Bright Hub (brighthub.com)

Samsung Solstice II Review

 

A review of the AT&T special Samsung Solstice II (A817). Find out about the design, features and performance of this phone in this review.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: phonedog.com (phonedog.com)

Samsung Solstice 2 Review

 
Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Sydney Myers (phonedog.com)

Samsung Solstice 2 Review by Sydney

 

The Samsung Solstice 2 doesn't have any upgrades from the original Solstice, save for the updated physical design. Other than that, it's still equipped with a 2 megapixel camera, a touchscreen, and Samsung's TouchWiz UI.

Updated design from the original Solstice; decent capacitive touchscreen; TouchWiz UI with plenty of customization features; excellent battery life

Touchscreen was unresponsive at times; camera lacks flash and autofocus

The Solstice 2 may be just a basic featurephone, but it performed well enough to impress me and I would definitely consider it to be the best new option on AT&T for those who only need is a basic phone with some style. The camera may not be much to...

Nov, 2010

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Samsung Solstice II

 

The Samsung Solstice II is a budget cell phone filled heavily with features, particularly multimedia features. If you are looking for a cell phone with a low price tag, advanced features and the ability to capture images and play your music, you won't...

There are 256MB of internal memory on the Samsung Solstice II

No physical keypad is available on this budget cell phone

If you are looking for a multimedia phone at a low price, this is worthy of your consideration.

Consumer review by: torres_nicki (cnet.com)

"DON'T GET THIS PHONE!!!"

 

It dies when you are trying to call or text somebody.It freezes all the time.It does not have great signal and it is very slow.

Is there any?

Turns off at any time

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: TaylorWind (cnet.com)

"This is the Worst. Phone. Ever."

 

Shuts off randomly, bad call quality, scratches easily, takes forever to shuts off in your pocket, calls SOS randomly, and basically EVERYTHING is wrong with it. Just the worst phone ever. NEVER EVER BUY IT!

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EVERYTHING!

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: win95man (cnet.com)

"1/2 of a star is way too much for this piece of junk."

 

i need a phone for 1 thing: to call people. this phone has all kinds of "fancy" features, but all of these are useless when the basic function doesn't want to work. this thing just plain sucks. typing on that touchscreen is virtually impossible. the...

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it called 911 by itself

Nov, 2012
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