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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 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. Comments about the durability and battery are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Comments about the sound and camera are mixed, and some have doubts about the social networking functionality and GPS navigation.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Samsung R720 Admire / Samsung Vitality / Samsung SCH-R720 / Samsung Rookie R720 from 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 People are impressed by the design and durability. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the social networking functionality and reception. Opinions about the GPS navigation and usability are mixed.

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70% of the reviews on 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)

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

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 (

Samsung Vitality SCH-r720 (Cricket Wireless) review: Samsung Vitality SCH-r720 (Cricket Wireless)


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 (

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: (

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


Expert review by: (

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: speedracerterri (

"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: BDK345 (

"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

Consumer review by: JJ_83 (

"Great phone for a terrific price."


Overall, I'm very happy with the Vitality. It has served me well in the 3.5 months I've had it. I work in construction, and was worried about the phone being too fragile, but it has held up better than any phone I have previously owned by a long shot....

Very good value. Bright, vibrant screen. Plenty of processing speed for most apps & games. Sturdy build. Easy SD card access. Excellent camera. The speaker that came packaged with it is suprisingly powerful and clear.

Muve music severely limits storage space. Speaker is very quiet. Phone restarts itself from time to time. No flash for camera.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: lcpldozer (



Other than the occasional turning off by itself, this is a great phone!

This is my 1st Android phone, and I absolutely love's gonna be pretty hard for me to find another phone that will make me want to give this up!

Sometimes it turns off by itself when I'll have it in my pocket.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: WinningAtLoosing (



this is a well rounded phone. it does what i need it to do, call people! the camera isnt bad,and the navigation is a nice feature. for 79 bucks IM HAPPY. i get an android, a touchscreen, and a cheap plan.

small, lightweight and the touch screen is accurate bright, and not sluggish at all.The call quality was excellent !!! super clear.

the battery life is not great. :/

Jan, 2012