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Samsung Katalyst

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Samsung Katalyst. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera. The price also gets good views, whereas many are less positive about the battery and durability.

portability, price, camera

durability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Katalyst is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Samsung Katalyst (T-Mobile) review: Samsung Katalyst (T-Mobile)

 

When T-Mobile first launched its HotSpot @Home service in June of 2007, only two phones could support it--the Nokia 6086 and the Samsung SGH-t409 . Soon after, RIM released the BlackBerry Curve 8320 , which became the third HotSpot @Home device. As the...

The Samsung Katalyst cell phone utilizes T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home service to make calls via Wi-Fi as well as regular GSM airwaves. It also has a 1.3-megapixel camera, a music player, and quad-band support. Call quality was excellent.

The Samsung Katalyst has a slippery, flat keypad. It has also a dismal amount of built-in memory, and the microSD card slot is inconveniently located behind the battery.

Despite a few design quibbles, the Samsung Katalyst is a great HotSpot @Home phone with above-par call quality.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Samsung Katalyst

 

The phone's 2.1-inch, 176-by-220-pixel display supports up to 262K colors. The numeric keypad is nearly flat, but the slightly bubbled keys offer good resistance and accuracy. I also like the large Call and End buttons. Press up on the five-way control...

Stylish design. Comfortable keyboard and button layouts. Wi-Fi calls sound clear and save money. Good battery life, even during Wi-Fi calls

Spotty reception. Difficulty connecting to non-T-Mobile-supplied routers.Middling camera. No stereo Bluetooth

Samsung's Katalyst offers T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling, but its reception and media options aren't the greatest.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Katalyst Review

 

While T-Mobile is finally executing their 3G rollout, for those who wanted to stick with them and get high speed, the only real way was to get their Hotspot @Home service. There are only four handsets available for the service and the one we'll be...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Samsung Katalyst Mobile Phone Review and Prices

 

The Samsung Katalyst is a unique slider phone that offers the ability to make free calls over Wi-Fi networks. Though the Katalyst does have quite a few other features, it is this service, known as HotSpot @Home, that will attract most consumers....

HotSpot @Home service, camera, MyFaves

Music player, so-so LCD, small internal memory

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: cufnc (viewpoints.com)

The Katalsyt is good for basic functions.

 

The Katalyst is a good fun, but it is definitely not one recommended for "techies" or early adopters. On the other hand, it is not for people who are not big fans of technology and have difficulty understanding how new devices work. The Samsung...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: jamesriffe (viewpoints.com)

Great "phone only" phone.

 
Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: kenroaster (epinions.com)

My LIttle Silver Slidder

 

There are tonz of different styles and brands of phones out in our world today, and everyone has there own opinion on which one they like the best, which one is the cutest, the most fashionable, reliable, etc. I would like to just take a minute to tell...

Very high quality, fast, reliable cell phone

I dont have any cons for you today

Jun, 2009