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Samsung A897 Mythic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Samsung A897 Mythic. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and battery. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the screen. Many are negative about the sound and size.

usability, portability, design, battery, reliability

performance, size, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung A897 Mythic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Samsung A897 Mythic from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the battery and design. The portability and usability also get good reviews, but the sound and screen get negative comments.

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50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Nicole Lee (

Samsung Mythic SGH-A897 (AT&T) review


Even though AT&T launched its live mobile TV service more than a year ago, few support it-- the last one we saw was the Samsung Eternity , which was released in October 2008. Now it seems that AT&T may be looking to breathe fresh life to the service by...

The Samsung Mythic is a slim and lightweight phone, and you can customize its home screens and menu pages. Its multimedia feature set includes AT&T Mobile TV, and it has good performance.

The Samsung Mythic's streaming video needs improvement, and its Web browser has only two zoom settings.

The Samsung Mythic is an admirable multimedia phone with the added bonus of AT&T Mobile TV.

Nov, 2009

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Samsung Mythic SGH-a897 (AT&T)


AT&T's standard messaging package is on board. You can hook into AOL, Yahoo, and Windows Live e-mail, plus some common ISPs with AT&T Mobile E-mail, but not Gmail. The instant messaging client hits Google Talk, AIM, Windows Live, and Yahoo Messenger,...

Attractive. Sharp, high-resolution screen. Fun user interface. Lightweight. Broadcast mobile TV at a reduced price ($9.99 per month)

Middling camera. Low-res video recording

AT&T doubles down on broadcast mobile TV with the Samsung Mythic, a capable, fun-to-use touch screen phone that's worth its high entry fee.

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Mythic A897 Review


Samsung has been working closely with AT&T in offering the most abundant TouchWiz powered phones. It started way back with the Eternity and now we've finally come close to a year with their latest touchscreen handset, the Samsung Mythic SGH-A897,...

Nov, 2009

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The Mythic's big draw is Mobile TV


The Mythic's large screen makes for good TV

Gorgeous 3.3-inch touch-screen display, supports AT&T's Mobile TV, spacious virtual QWERTY keyboard, decent messaging and social networking options

Sluggish touch screen and user interface, limited web browser, no Wi-Fi

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Aaron Baker (

Samsung Mythic SGH-A897


While the Samsung Mythic is a nice improvement to TouchWiz devices of the past, the device isn't exactly "jaw dropping." That being said, it's a welcome addition to the featurephone lineup, and is a device that I can see several individuals carrying -...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Aaron Baker (

Samsung Mythic SGH-A897 review | PhoneDog


Overview What's Good: TouchWiz 2.0 offers improvements over previous versions. What's Bad: Battery life not great, and coverage is spotty at times. Introduction Despite the smartphone push by carriers, featurephones remain an...

Jan, 2010

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"The worst phone ever!!"


I do not like anything about this phone. It constantly locks up. I even received a new one and the same thing happened. It makes a "pinging" sound at times while talking and then drops the call - not sure if that is the phone or if it is At&t. Everyone...

I cannot say anything positve about this phone.

everything about it!

Mar, 2012

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Not bad...


Personally I am not a huge fan of the TouchWiz OS and its very limited amount of pre-installed "widgets," I suppose that decision is up to the user. Bottom line, this is a rather respectable multimedia feature phone, but I guess that I was just looking...

Decent screen, 3.5mm headphone jack, camera with flash takes nice pictures, good battery life and wireless coverage

This phone is rather sluggish. Menu and homescreen transitions are slow, sometimes painfully such. Even though this is a feature phone I was hoping for wifi. I guess that Sammy just decided that it was on the lower end of the cusp. My first Mythic got...

Dec, 2010

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So I've had this phone for almost 2 weeks now and it's pretty darn good. The screen is responsive but while texting it's not all that great. You can have up to 5 menus and add shorcuts it there. While unlocking the screen theres something called "Smart...

Good camera, Nice bright and colorful screen, 3.5mm jack

Battery life, Resolution, a little laggy

Feb, 2010

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GET IT!!!!!


I've have been using this phone for about a week and i have to tell you all that this phone is the best thing on ATT next to the iphone. It has alot of apps that can be obtained and it has great quality. It's a must have device!!

great quality, internet usage, texting is great, very customizable

decent camera nothing too great but not bad either

Dec, 2009