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Samsung SCH-U550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 403 reviews of Samsung SCH-U550. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good comments, whereas there are some critical reviews about the text input and battery.

usability, performance, portability, price, durability

battery, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SCH-U550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 user reviews of Samsung SCH-U550 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 really like the reception and screen. The portability and performance are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the reliability and price. There are some less positive comments about the durability and battery.

usability, performance, portability, screen, reception

battery, durability

72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Reality SCH-U820 Phone, City Red (Verizon Wireless)Samsung Reality SCH-U820 Phone, City Red (Verizon Wireless)

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Samsung Stride SCH-R330 (U.S. Cellular)


The Samsung Stride offers decent call quality on U.S. Cellular, but it's up against some powerful phones that cost just a few bucks more.

Good call quality. Excellent numeric keypad design. Loud speakerphone.

No music player. No memory card slot for transferring photos. Needlessly complex Web browsing. Poor camera.

Apps, Multimedia, and Conclusions Samsung designed what it calls Touchwiz Lite, a stripped-down version of the company's proprietary UI layer, for the Stride. The main menu features twelve small icons arranged in a grid pattern. You get the usual...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Kenneth Butler (

Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11


This mobile hotspot makes it a cinch for multiple gadgets to hop on Verizon's blazing 4G LTE network.

Very speedy LTE connection ; Charges fast ; Can adjust password and security settings from control panel

Battery life not great ; Steep overage fees ; No USB tethering support

The $99 Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11 is a solid choice if you want to be able to connect multiple gadgets, whether it's a notebook, iPad, or other Wi-Fi gadget. Individual laptop users would be better served with the faster speeds of a...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Colon (

Samsung Stunt SCH-R100 (MetroPCS)


The Samsung Stunt SCH-R100 is one of the cheapest phones for MetroPCS, and it shows.

Tiny. Cheap.

Low screen resolution. Mediocre call quality. Poor Web browsing.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Samsung Contour SCH-R250 (MetroPCS)


The Samsung Contour for MetroPCS delivers clear voice calls, useful GPS navigation, and not much else, which makes it tough to recommend.

Clear voice quality. Good reception. Useful GPS navigation.

Low screen resolution. Terrible VGA camera. Short battery life. No music player or memory card slot.

Apps, Multimedia, and Conclusions The Contour's BREW operating system and MetroPCS UI layer are standard fare for the carrier's low-end devices: simple, easy to use, but sluggish, and not at all attractive. There are some nicer preloaded wallpapers to...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Samsung Acclaim SCH-R880 (US Cellular)


The Samsung Acclaim delivers a usable QWERTY keyboard and a reasonably sized touch screen to US Cellular customers, but it's not particularly memorable.

Lightweight. Clear voice quality. Inexpensive US Cellular plans with free TeleNav GPS navigation. Good battery life.

Sluggish. Stiff, flat keyboard. Disappointing camera. Software feels a little unfinished.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The Acclaim has 218MB of internal memory, and the side-mounted microSD card slot accepts 32GB cards. My 16GB SanDisk card worked fine, and Samsung gives you a 4GB card to get you started. The standard-size 3.5mm...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Samsung Reality SCH-u820 (Verizon Wireless)


The Samsung Reality features a 3-inch touch screen and a comfortable, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, but there are better options on Verizon.

Attractive design. Comfortable, slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Quality music and video playback.

Below-average call quality. Mandatory data plan. Not-quite-real Web browser.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions A standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack and side-mounted microSD card slot make this a useful media player. My 16GB SanDisk card worked fine, and there's also 72MB of free internal memory. Music tracks sounded fine over...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

Samsung Stunt SCH-r100 (MetroPCS) review: Samsung Stunt SCH-r100 (MetroPCS)


Small, light, and sturdy, the Samsung Stunt SCH-r100 has a few creature comforts, like Bluetooth and voice commands.

The Stunt is so-so on call quality, and text input could be easier.

Though light on features, the Samsung Stunt SCH-r100 is easy to operate. The addition of Bluetooth, speakerphone, and voice commands makes it a serviceable entry-level phone, though call quality could be clearer.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

Samsung SCH-220 Code - silver (MetroPCS) review:


The Samsung Code (SCH-i220) is MetroPCS's first Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone, which seems like a step backward seeing as Windows Mobile 6.5 devices are available. However, that shouldn't detract the customers from getting the messaging-centric device....

The Samsung Code offers a sleek design with an easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard. The smartphone also has Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2-megapixel camera.

Runs on the older Windows Mobile 6.1. No Wi-Fi.

The Samsung Code is a basic but solid messaging smartphone for MetroPCS customers.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

Samsung Finesse SCH-r810 (MetroPCS)


MetroPCS moves into the music-playing, movie-watching world with its touch-screen, media-friendly Samsung Finesse.

The only touch-screen phone—and the best camera and media phone for the money—on MetroPCS.

Abysmal e-mail program. Media players support few formats.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

Samsung Messager SCH-R450 (Cricket)


Cricket's version of the Samsung Messager SCH-R450 is the closest that Cricket subscribers will get to a smartphone, for now.

Bright screen. Full QWERTY keyboard. Music headphone jack. Good reception and call quality.

IM and e-mail clients are "coming soon." A bit chunky.

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:176 x 144 (QCIF) / Not Applicable


Audio Formats :No / Yes
Audio Playback:No / Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone:No / Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard / Touchscreen
Video Client:No / Yes


A2DP:No / Not Applicable
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Memory Card Slot:No / Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

Technology:2.X CDMA ONE / CDMA + GSM


Display Technology:TFT Display / UFB Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144 / 65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:Sim Free / SN OPERATOR
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: No
Instant Messaging:No / Yes
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable