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Samsung SCH-R500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Samsung SCH-R500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The design is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. The GPS navigation and usability get critical opinions.

design, portability

usability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SCH-R500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SCH-R500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung SCH-R500 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Samsung SCH-R500 Hue


Preview of the Samsung SCH-R500 Hue.

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Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Kent German (

Samsung Hue SCH-R500 (Alltel) review


The Alltel cell phones we've reviewed since the beginning of the year have been rather hit or miss. While we liked the simple LG AX275 and the nifty Samsung SCH-U520 , we weren't so impressed with the Samsung SCH-R510 or the Pantech PN-218 . But now...

The Samsung Hue has an attractive design, satisfying call quality, and a solid feature selection.

The Samsung Hue has flat, slippery navigation controls and the MP3 player's menu interface is poorly designed.

The Samsung Hue is a stylish and functional cell phone for Alltel with a useful selection of features.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Kristina Dems (

Samsung Hue SCH-R500 Review


The Samsung Hue comes in a nice, sleek design and incorporated with basic features. This is a great phone to have especially those who are in a budget.

Overall, the Samsung Hue is a good phone. The lack of games and faster web browser hurts, but for its price and the nice combination of features, this phone is certainly a good handset to get.

Jul, 2010

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Samsung R500 Hue


Clearly Samsung understands that the cell phone market is not all about high-end, feature-rich smartphones. Many customers just want a basic, reliable phone, and that's what they'll get with the HUE. A dual-band CDMA clamshell, the Samsung HUE has a...

Feb, 2010

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Samsung SCH-r500 Hue


Samsung has, unfortunately, become a name that is synonymous with a perfectly average phone. Their designs are not particularly cutting edge like those made by Motorola. They are not designed to be technologically advanced like Nokia or HTC devices....

Small and stylish ; Plenty of features for the average user ; 3G support

Terrible battery life (talk time) ; Lack of supported music and video formats

You should really think about looking into the Samsung SCH-r500 Hue if you are an Alltel customer. While there are, obviously, better phones on the market at this price range, Samsung devices are notoriously hearty and easy to use, making them perfect...

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Samsung SCH-R500


Phone does not handle bluetooth capabilities as well as stated, and phone calls are dropped often, but I assume this is with the wireless company. Also the keys are smaller than I expected. Overall a descent phone but not a descent price. I give it 2...

Jan, 2010

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Samsung SCH-R500


The ring volume sucks, if the phone is in your pocket you can barely hear it unless you are in a totally silent place!

Jan, 2010

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Samsung SCH-R500


The Samsung SCH-R500 is a great phone. I love it even though it is too high tech for me. I still cannot figure out the camera feature, but it will come in due time. I highly recommend this cell phone. I love hearing it tell me who is calling or the...

Nov, 2008

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Samsung SCH-R500


So far so good. Will keep you posted.

Oct, 2008

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Samsung SCH-R500


There are a lot of things I like and some I do not about the Samsung SCH-R500. I do not like that I can't put speaker phone on when I'm on a call. That option isn't there when I look for it. I do have the volume up on high, but that's not what I want....

Oct, 2008