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Samsung SCH-U740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews of Samsung SCH-U740. 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 really like the price and screen. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed opinions on the durability and size. Many are critical about the reliability and camera.

portability, design, usability, screen, price

camera, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SCH-U740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SCH-U740

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Samsung SCH-U740 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and reception. The screen and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

usability, portability, screen, reception, battery

reliability, durability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Stewart Wolpin (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Alias SCH-u740 Review

 

Most functions perform admirably, but you may never get accustomed to this schizophrenic configuration.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Samsung SCH-u740

 

Thanks to its dual-hinge design, the Samsung SCH-u740 gives Verizon subscribers an easy way to text message and e-mail friends.

Sleek design with full-sized keyboard • Sharp 2-MP camera • Bundled Roxio multimedia software • Fast Web surfing • Excellent battery life

Some calls didn't connect • Doesn't record video

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Eric Dahl (pcworld.com)

Samsung Alias (SCH-u740) Review

 

This phone features an innovative dual-hinge clamshell design with a QWERTY keyboard that makes for easy typing.

Comfortable QWERTY keyboard ; Innovative dual-hinge design

Unimpressive battery life ; Web browser can be hard to use

Despite having a few quirks, the SCH-u740 should appeal to anyone looking for an attractive, inexpensive phone with deep messaging capabilities

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Eric Dahl (pcworld.com)

Samsung SCH-u740

 

This phone sports an unusual dual-hinge design and some deep messaging capabilities.

Comfortable QWERTY keyboard Innovative dual-hinge design

Unimpressive battery life, Web browser can be hard to use

This phone features an innovative dual-hinge clamshell design with a QWERTY keyboard that makes for easy typing.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung SCH-U740

 

Samsung's new messaging phone for Verizon flips two ways for easier texting.

Slim. Excellent voice quality. Good sound from speakers.

Confusing keyboard and interface. Poor Web and e-mail software.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Roger Thomasson (wired.com)

Review: Samsung/Verizon SCH-u740 Smartphone

 

We love QWERTY phones over here at the Gadget Lab, but the u740 actually made our hearts go pitter-pat. Housed in an attractive “metallic champagne”...

1.3-megapixel cam sports flash, auto-focus, and digital zoom. QWERTY keyboard makes texting and IMing a sweet fix for SMS junkies. Touch sensitive external MP3 controls look cool and are extremely responsive

Hinge feels fragile. Video capture is choppy at best. No exterior camera button. Numeric keys are a little crammed together for the fat-fingered set. Wireless email sync costs an additional premium

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Samsung SCH-u740 review:

 

Samsung SCH-u740 series

The Samsung SCH-u740 has a sleek and attractive design with a cool, dual-flip hinge that lets you view the display in either portrait or landscape mode. It has a QWERTY keyboard, access to Verizon's V Cast offerings, and a full array of multimedia...

The Samsung SCH-u740 lacks a dedicated camera key on the phone's exterior, and the video quality is mediocre. We're also not fans of the touch screen music controls.

The Samsung SCH-u740's dual-flip design and QWERTY keyboard are great for text-messaging fans, and its impressive feature set seals its deal as one of Verizon's strongest multimedia handsets.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

Samsung SCH-U740 Review

 

When we first saw the Samsung Juke, we pegged it immediately: It's an MP3 player with cell phone functionality. That's exactly what it is, making this cell phone a great choice for people who want a decent MP3 player that can also place calls. As such,...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Phone Arena (phonearena.com)

Samsung Alias U740 Review

 

Slim dimensions and weight, Dual hinge design, Internal Antenna, MP3/WMA Music Player with Touch Sensitive Control Buttons, Bluetooth, MicroSD Card Slot

Internal Display is only 176x220, Not QVGA, QWERTY buttons are small and cramped to closely together, Camera is only 1.3MP, Stereo Speakers sound distorted when playing Ringtones/Speakerphone/MP3 at high volume, Background “hiss” sound during phone...

After reviewing the LG enV, we had high hopes for the competing Samsung U740, since both devices offer a QWERTY keypad. Unfortunately, we came away from the U740 with a feeling that Samsung dropped the ball when designing this phone. The U740 shares...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Samsung SCH-U740 Review

 

After reviewing the LG enV, we had high hopes for the competing Samsung U740, since both devices offer a QWERTY keypad. Unfortunately, we came away from the U740 with a feeling that Samsung dropped the ball when designing this phone. The U740 shares...

Apr, 2007