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Samsung i617 BlackJack II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 360 reviews of Samsung i617 BlackJack II. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the sound and reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the battery.

usability, performance, design, price, portability

reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung i617 BlackJack II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung i617 BlackJack II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Samsung i617 BlackJack II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the sound and reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

reliability, sound

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BlackJack II I617 Unlocked Phone with QWERTY Keyboard, WM6, GPS, 2 MP Camera and 3G Support - Unlocked Phone - US Warranty - BlackSamsung BlackJack II I617 Unlocked Phone with QWERTY Keyboard, WM6, GPS, 2 MP Camera and 3G Support - Unlocked Phone - US Warranty - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (phonesreview.co.uk)

Review: AT&T Samsung BlackJack II 3G, great for abroad

 

We have had the AT&T Samsung BlackJack II Windows smartphone sent to us and was a little optimistic at first, being similar to a BlackBerry which I have never got used to gave me some horrid thoughts. In my own mind I feel that these types of phones...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Grace Aquino (pcworld.com)

Samsung Samsung BlackJack II

 

Samsung took almost everything about the first BlackJack and turned it up a notch, making a good PDA phone a little better. Though the BlackJack II doesn't look drastically different from the original and still leaves room for improvement, the subtle...

Improved keypad design ; Feels responsive and offers useful apps

Mediocre sound quality ; Feels cheap; easily shows thumbprints

This slim, good-performing smart phone can handle your calling, messaging, and mobile-entertainment needs.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung BlackJack II (SGH-I617)

 

Samsung updates its popular BlackJack smartphone by adding some welcome features—while still keeping the price down.

Sharp styling. Improved QWERTY keyboard. Good voice quality. Fast 3G performance. Battery life tops that of other HSDPA-enabled devices.

Still no Wi-Fi. Windows Mobile 6 is as sluggish as usual. Poor camera.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Samsung BlackJack II review:

 

One of the more popular smartphones of 2007 was the Samsung BlackJack , and it's not hard to see why. It offered solid messaging capabilities, 3G support, and good call quality, all wrapped up into one attractive and sleek package. However, the love...

The Samsung BlackJack II improves on its predecessor with Windows Mobile 6; GPS; a 2-megapixel camera; and more memory and better performance. The smartphone also features a larger display and enhanced full QWERTY keyboard as well as HSDPA support,...

The front jog wheel feels loose and unresponsive, and the smartphone uses Samsung's proprietary connector port for headsets and other accessories. The BlackJack II lacks Wi-Fi, and there's also no support for voice dialing. We also had some ActiveSync...

Although the Samsung BlackJack II doesn't bring any revolutionary upgrades, there are a number of welcome additions, including GPS and better performance, to make it a worthy successor and a good-value smartphone.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Samsung BlackJack II Review

 

It should be called the 1.5, but the BlackJack 2 is still one of the best value-priced smart phones.

Stylish design with convenient jog wheel, Fast HSDPA data, Improved battery life, Very good call quality, Built-in GPS

Poor and slow camera, No Wi-Fi, Doesn't support over-the-air music downloads

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: John Frederick Moore (letstalk.com)

Samsung SGH-I617

 

Smart and stylish-it's an ideal combination for any companion. That's certainly the case with the BlackJack II (SGH-i617). Its good call quality, 3G support, strong messaging features, and stellar battery life make the BlackJack II a product you want...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung BlackJack II Review

 

The original BlackJack was seen by many as an outstanding smartphone but had some major disadvantages, such as the battery life. Samsung went back to the drawing board and cooked up the BlackJack II with the target of improving on the original design....

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: L.A. Audio File (laaudiofile.com)

Expert Review

 

The Samsung BlackJack™ II (with AT&T Service) is one of the best smartphones that I have used to date. The design offers a user-friendly interface and has powerful features that we have become dependent on. Support for multiple e-mail accounts quickly...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Brighthand (brighthand.com)

Samsung Jack Review

 

The Samsung Jack has a focus on mobile messaging -- both business and personal. Jen Edwards brings us this review of the successor the very popular BlackJack and BlackJack II.

Very thin and light, Five-way navigator is easy to use, without any misplaced/unintended button presses, External speaker better than most, Very good camera

Voice quality could be much better, Performance is good, but not as snappy as it should be

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Samsung Jack / BlackJack II

 

The Blackjack is back, and Samsung has made some improvements, mostly marginal. The Blackjack II sports a 1700 mah battery, which is key, since the prior model was heavily criticized for having an inferior battery. It also ships with Windows Mobile 6,...

Jan, 2009