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Samsung Rant

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Samsung Rant. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The performance and GPS navigation are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the camera. Many are negative about the reliability and portability.

usability, GPS navigation, performance, price, size

design, portability, reliability

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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Samsung Rant from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the usability. The size also gets good opinions, but many are critical about the reliability.

size, usability


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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Rant M540 - Red (Sprint)Samsung Rant M540 - Red (Sprint)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Stewart Wolpin (

Samsung Rant (Sprint)


Samsung's answer to the LG Rumor has an even better keyboard, a slicker interface, and EV-DO and GPS-for the same price.

Extra-wide QWERTY keyboard, Excellent One Click menu, GPS navigation and Google Maps, Sprint TV compatible

LCD has narrow viewing angles, Slow-to-load music player

Pictures taken in sunlight by the Rant's 2-MP camera had above-average color and crispness. Indoor shots were not as bright, a little less colorful, and a little less focused.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Samsung Rant


Messaging fans on Sprint will go for this sweet, affordable slider, which has a full QWERTY keyboard.

Roomy, comfortable QWERTY keyboard. Includes 3G, GPS, and Bluetooth radios. Offers support for corporate e-mail accounts. Sprint's easy-to-use One Click interface gives quick access to favorite apps.

Poor Web browsing experience. Slightly awkward control pad design. Music player and camera could use improvement.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Staff Editor (

Samsung Rant on Sprint SlashGear Review


Sprint recently sent us their newest text based phone, the Rant by Samsung. One of the latest additions to the Sprint line up, this phone has a full QWERTY keyboard that makes sending text messages and email incredibly straightforward. The real...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (

Samsung Rant review:


According to a recent survey, text usage in the U.S. has risen almost 160 percent in a single year. It's no surprise, then, that cell phone companies are jumping on the texting bandwagon big time by introducing more cell phones with QWERTY keyboards....

The Samsung Rant has a full QWERTY keyboard, a megapixel camera, EV-DO, stereo Bluetooth, music player, GPS, and access to Sprint's 3G services. It also has the easy-to-use One Click interface from Sprint.

The Samsung Rant suffers from awkward navigation keys, and we would've liked some dedicated music-player controls.

Despite a few niggling design issues, the Samsung Rant is an excellent messaging phone for Sprint messaging fans.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Rant Review


The LG Rumor has been a wildly popular phone for Sprint, and when we reviewed it last year we liked what we saw overall. However, it had some glaring omissions and was rightfully pigeonholed as a teenager's phone. Unlike its V-themed big brothers on...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Joe Eitel (

Samsung Rant Cell Phone


If your cell phone's lack of features makes you want to rant, then maybe you should check out the Samsung Rant. Designed with text messages in mind, this amazingly inexpensive phone could keep your fingers busy for a long time without hurting your...

In summary, the Samsung Rant is an incredible smart phone. Not only is it cheap, but it is also offers a myriad of features that are often neglected on some of the most expensive cell phones. Sure, it doesn't have a touch screen, but for many users...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Tong Zhang (

Samsung Rant - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


Even with all the hype about multimedia features on mobile phones this year, users and cell phone carriers know that texting is still the heavy hitter in our daily lives. This is why, during this holiday season, we're seeing a barrage of texting phones...

Sturdy build with a great QWERTY keyboard. Full set of multimedia features and a good camera. GPS has strong performance ;

The phone needs a little bit of work in several areas

You might not take the phone’s name seriously, but the Samsung Rant offers strong text-centric features with beefy multimedia muscle. The QWERTY keyboard is good and the GPS, Sprint TV and music are all there. The phone has some stability-related...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: John Walton (

Samsung Rant Black


If you like to keep touch on the go, the Rant has got you covered. It's a messaging monster that's easy to use. It supports Sprint TV and the Sprint Music Store, and does surprisingly well in the multimedia department, for a messaging phone. A camera...

It's a godsend for mobile text/IM/email addicts ; slide-out QWERTY is comfortable and requires about 60 seconds of adaptation ; it's Sprint TV and Sprint Music Store capable ; music plays in background ; stereo Bluetooth ; camera with video capture and...

Web browsing is low-priority ; no dedicated music controls ; background noise on Rant end can be problematic ; more SD storage out of the box would be nice

It's tempting to get wrapped up in the myriad features of the latest $800 gadget. But how many of those smart phone functions actually get used beyond a week after purchase? How many of them serve a purpose, to you, other than as a bullet-point on the...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (

Review: Quick review of the Samsung M540 Rant


We've put together a quick review of the Samsung SPH-M540 Rant messaging phone for Sprint. The Rant features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and supports Sprint's high-speed EV-DO 3G network.

i bought this phone in june of 2009 and at first i really liked it. my friend also had this phone before me and she said it was a pretty shitty phone. so as the months went on i took good care of it. never dropping it or anything, but then the glitches...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: John Walton (

Samsung Rant Black review | PhoneDog


A lot of phones are trying to be everything to everyone at the moment, and it's refreshing to see Samsung approach both the Highnote and Rant with such singular vision. That's not to say that either of these phones are lacking critical functions - just...

Oct, 2008