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Samsung Eternity II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Samsung Eternity II. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability and usability.

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Eternity II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung Eternity II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the price.

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64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Eternity II A597 Unlocked GSM Phone with Touchscreen, Mobile TV, Social Networking, 2MP Camera, Video, GPS, Bluetooth, MP3 Player and microSD Samsung Eternity II A597 Unlocked GSM Phone with Touchscreen, Mobile TV, Social Networking, 2MP Camera, Video, GPS, Bluetooth, MP3 Player and microSD

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Eternity II SGH-A597 (AT&T)

 

The Samsung Eternity II offers smooth, broadcast mobile TV, but it doesn't have much else to recommend it.

Lightweight form factor. FLO TV is always fun (at extra cost).

Middling call quality. Slow UI. Monthly fees are too high. Too much bloatware.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The Eternity II has a roomy 512MB of free internal memory. My 16GB SanDisk microSD card worked fine in the memory slot underneath the battery cover. The music player was encrusted with extra layers of menus, folders...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung Eternity II SGH-A597 (AT&T) review

 

When Samsung feels that it has a good idea, it's not shy about sharing it among U.S. carriers. The company certainly is doing that now with the various versions of the Samsung Galaxy S , but we also saw it spread the love back in late 2008 with four...

The Samsung Eternity II offers functional features and an eye-catching color scheme.

The Samsung Eternity II's call quality is just average. It barely improves on its predecessor, and its display is too small for a touch-screen phone.

With a dated design and average performance, the Samsung Eternity II doesn't give us reasons to buy it over the original Eternity.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Eternity II Review

 

Everywhere you turn or look, there are a handful of Samsung phones that feature their all too familiar TouchWiz interface that's heavy on homescreen personalization with its sheer amount of widget offerings. Looking back at it now, it was only two...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Shawn Drew (brighthub.com)

Samsung Eternity II Review

 

The Samsung Eternity 2 is supposed to be the next popular mid-range phone for AT&T but with many features that are almost the same as its two-year-old predecessor the Eternity 2 has a tough hill to climb. This review of the device will cover the...

The Samsung Eternity 2 has some nice features, is well-made and the drawbacks don’t completely ruin the experience. All that being said, at $79.99 I just can’t get behind this device. For just a few dollars more you can get a decent smartphone that...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Tong Zhang (mobiletechreview.com)

Samsung Eternity II Review - AT&T Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

The Samsung Eternity II (a597) comes almost 2 years after the original Eternity (a867)'s release, oddly not as an upgrade device despite the hint of a sequel in the name. The Samsung Eternity II has by and large similar specs and services as the...

Strong multimedia features, nicely built device that feels comfortable in hand ;

Touch screen takes more effort to use, battery life could be better

and the LG VU Plus). From a specs stand point, the Samsung Mythic is more compelling than the Eternity II if you don’t need a QWERTY keyboard. Eternity users who have been waiting for an upgrade should wait or look elsewhere as the Eternity II isn’t...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Aaron Baker (phonedog.com)

Samsung Eternity II Review by Aaron

 

What's Good: Thin and light; long battery life. What's Bad: Resistive screen isn't entirely accurate; suffers from occasional lag. The Verdict: The Eternity II is a decent mid-range touchscreen featurephone, but it suffers from some lag. Additionally,...

Thin and light; long battery life. What's Bad: Resistive screen isn't entirely accurate; suffers from occasional lag. The Verdict: The Eternity II is a decent mid-range touchscreen featurephone, but it suffers from some lag. Additionally, it's a bit...

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Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: sophiawashere (cnet.com)

"Not the best touch screen phone you could get"

 

If you want a touch screen phone without a data plan, do NOT get this phone. You can get way better touchscreen phones without the data plan, and as attractive. Texting is OK, but the keyboard is very small and not very responsive. I love the MP3...

attractive

NOT responsive and hard to use

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: sophiawashere (cnet.com)

Not the best touch screen phone you could get

 

If you want a touch screen phone without a data plan, do NOT get this phone. You can get way better touchscreen phones without the data plan, and as attractive. Texting is OK, but the keyboard is very small and not very responsive. I love the MP3...

attractive bright good battery life many features like the MP3 player, phone book inexpensive

NOT responsive and hard to use cheap feeling bad calling quality hard to text freezes often too small plastic

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Takeysa Peterkin (letstalk.com)

Samsung Eternity II (AT&T)

 
Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Takeysa Peterkin (letstalk.com)

Samsung Eternity II (AT&T)

 
Oct, 2010