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Samsung SCH-U520

Samsung SCH-U520
alaScore 77

24 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Samsung SCH-U520. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and usability are on the whole positive. There are some critical opinions about the sound and battery, and there are some mixed reviews about the design.

usability, camera

battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SCH-U520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Kent German (

Samsung SCH-u520 (Alltel) review


Samsung SCH-u520

The Samsung SCH-u520 offers an attractive new user interface. It also has a worthy set of features including Bluetooth, a megapixel camera, and a microSD card slot.

The Samsung SCH-u520 has slick buttons and controls, and its voice quality is variable. It also has poor battery life.

Though there are better choices for a midrange phone, the Samsung SCH-u520 is remarkable and offers the innovative Celltop application.

Feb, 2007

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Samsung SCH-U520


The Samsung SCH-U520 of Alltel delivers a new cell phone interface which allows its users to organize information on the SCH-U520's display without the need to go through different menus in order to find what the user is looking for. This makes it...

Attractive new user interface ; Worthy features: Bluetooth, microSD card slot, 1.3 megapixel camera ; Speakerphone feature

Unexceptional design ; Uneven call quality ; Cheap looking plastic face ; Confusing buttons on the spine

The phone also offers a few notable features such as a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth technology, speakerphone, and a microSD card slot, however, the design and call quality of the SCH - U20 is uneven and unexceptional which highlights certain flaws...

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Samsung SCH-U520


The user guide that came with the Samsung sch-u520 does not apply to the Alltel service which has the cell top feature and that changes a lot of the key functions for the phone. Very dissatisfied with that fact. As far as the phone itself, it works...

Jun, 2007

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Samsung SCH-U520


Great lil phone. No problems whatsoever with quality of product or calls. Did take some getting used to, since the past 3 phones I've had were Nokia's. Now that I'm used to it, I really like the way it's laid out. The battery life is unreal, even with...

Apr, 2007

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Samsung SCH-U520


Great phone in a lot of ways, but does have some serious shortfalls. First issue is lack of tactile difference in keys. Makes it very hard to dial or text in the dark. Next is lack of intuitive text input. In other words, the phone's T9 does not learn....

Mar, 2007

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Sleek, stylish and very cool!


I was not keen on acquiring this phone. I thought its price tag of two hundred and thirty dollars was too high for any phone, much less the little black clam-shell flip phone that has since become a constant companion, and the Samsung SCH u520, I...

Aug, 2009

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Can you hear me now? This phone is getting 'wave' reviews.


I got this phone in August 2007 (yes, still have box and receipt) to replace a razor phone I had which went defunct in less than 6-months. I do 2-year contracts with Alltel so I am eligible for a new phone every other year. When I got the Samsung...

Oct, 2008

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Nothing could be better


Pros: Great reception, camera with flash, music player with access from the exterior of the phone, great bluetooth profiles, beautiful chocolate color cons: hard to hold on to because its a little slick, average samsung/alltel menu, sometimes...

Jun, 2008

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RAZR Killer!


This is the best phone I've EVER owned. I got rid of the first one I had to get the newest Metro Pcs phone (the Motorokr z6m)and immediately went out and re purchased the U520 a week later! It's a phone that I feel is Metro Pcs' best since they debuted...

May, 2008

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I had to return my Motorola E815 and had the option of the Razor or this Samsung U520. I was told the Samsung was a better phone so I took that. Good things: 1. It is compact and the right shape. 2. Nice MP3 Player 3. Great built in program tools...

Dec, 2007
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