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Samsung R720 Admire / Samsung Vitality / Samsung SCH-R720 / Samsung Rookie R720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of Samsung R720 Admire / Samsung Vitality / Samsung SCH-R720 / Samsung Rookie R720. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and battery. The usability and performance also get good opinions, whereas reviews are divided on the reception. There are some critical comments about the social networking functionality and GPS navigation.

price, performance, usability, battery, durability

portability, reliability, GPS navigation, social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung R720 Admire / Samsung Vitality / Samsung SCH-R720 / Samsung Rookie R720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung R720 Admire / Samsung Vitality / Samsung SCH-R720 / Samsung Rookie R720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Samsung R720 Admire / Samsung Vitality / Samsung SCH-R720 / Samsung Rookie R720 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The battery and performance also get good opinions. Many are critical about the social networking functionality and reception. There are some mixed reviews about the GPS navigation and usability.

price, performance, battery, durability, design

reliability, portability, reception, social network

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R720 Vitality Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)Samsung R720 Vitality Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)

May, 2017

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Samsung Vitality (Cricket Wireless)

 

The Samsung Vitality ($149.99 direct) is essentially the same phone as the Samsung Admire ($99, 3 stars) we reviewed on MetroPCS. That means it should be a decent, entry-level smartphone for users looking to save money with an inexpensive plan on...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Vitality SCH-r720 (Cricket Wireless) review

 

Last January, Cricket Wireless' bold leap with Muve Music brought Cricket customers music downloads, ringtones, ringback tones, and other music tools, along with the prepaid carrier's all-inclusive talk, text, and Internet plan. The experimental plan...

The Samsung Vitality is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with a good size touch screen and Cricket's signature Muve Music music-access plan.

Low audio and speakerphone volume make it harder to talk. The Muve Music microSD card leaves little space for photos and video. Battery life is also rather poor.

The Samsung Vitality is a competitive midrange Android smartphone that complements Muve Music's potential.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung Admire SCH-r720 review

 

The Samsung Admire marks another step in Android's continued march onto phones from prepaid carriers. Made for MetroPCS, the Admire isn't long on features, but it offers more than enough to keep you occupied for both a little play and some work. The...

The Samsung Admire has a simple, straightforward design with enough features to keep you busy and entertained. We appreciate the support for the Gingerbread OS and the access to MetroPCS' new Rhapsody Unlimited Music service.

The Samsung Admire had variable call quality with low volume and occasional audio cutouts. We had problems with the speakerphone in particular.

The Samsung Admire offers the accessible design and functional feature set that you'd expect from a starter Android phone, but call quality wasn't up to our standards.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (etechreviews.net)

Samsung Vitality ? Full Featured Android Smartphone

 

Samsung Vitality is a midrange Android smartphone that provides good size touchscreen, full suite of Cricket?s services such as Mobile Web and Muve Music Service, fast access to social networking sites and 3.5 inch HVGA display keyboard for easy and...

Oct, 2011

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Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Samsung Vitality

 

The Samsung Vitality is a great phone option for commitment-phobes with a yen for technical features such as music on-the-go, web and email access and excellent app availability. Unfortunately, the nature of the pay-as-you-go service that comes with...

This pay-as-you-go smartphone has oodles of high-tech features and exceptional access to apps

Music, internet, email and games makes this phone more expensive than basic prepaid models

The Samsung Vitality is the most sophisticated phone available for zero-commitment service plans.

Consumer review by: kaylafoster19 (cnet.com)

I HATE THIS PHONE

 

DO NOT! I REPEAT! DO NOT GET THIS PHONE! IT SUCKS BADLY!!!

so many cons i cant remember the pros it once had.

the phone always randomly shuts off. It freezes up at times. It closes out of apps and the battery life is the WORST!!!

May, 2014

Consumer review by: speedracerterri (cnet.com)

Battery life when using as an android makes it unusable

 

ordered a new battery same thing. Searched on line for upgrading battery on this particular phone..pulled up match but when it took me to cricket site there was no battery upgrade. Just new phones. i only use 1 mg of internet time a month but pay as if...

It has held up well for the price however it is so worthless as if you use it as android battery lasts 4 hours tops. Have went thru two. Wanted to upgrade to longer life, cheaper than a new one but found Cricket to be no help.Can't contact via email.

phone has nice screen and has held up well.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: sabrelicious (cnet.com)

Good phone but...

 

This phone would be perfect if it had a slide-out keyboard!

Straightforward phone with just what I need and not too much crap I don't need.

The main issue with this phone is a design flaw for the charging port. It doesn't have a little flap over it, so moisture and dust get in there easily. I've had to replace this otherwise perfectly good phone twice because it wouldn't take a charge.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Joker4235 (cnet.com)

Great phone.

 

I like the phone. It is laggy at times, and usually doesnt load youtube videos more than halfway, but this is probably based on the Metro network in my area. Doesnt load any faster with wifi on which is a huge downfall, and wifi on takes a toll on...

Battery life

Can be laggy at times.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: BDK345 (cnet.com)

"Good smartphone that won't break the bank! Great value!"

 

This is my first smartphone, overall I like it. Although there is the downside of low internal memory, for $49 I really can't complain. This is an excellent deal. If you're looking for an inexpensive yet decent smart phone from Metro PCS, I'd recommend...

-Decent Processor

-Although it's a good camera, it has no flash

Mar, 2012
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