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Samsung Trance

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Samsung Trance. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and performance. The sound and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the GPS navigation.

design, sound, performance, portability

GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Trance is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Trance SCH-u490 (Verizon Wireless)

 

The glitzy, made-for-music Samsung Trance is a decent GPS-enabled voice phone, but it lacks 3G, and its music player disappoints.

Attractive. Standard-size headphone jack and side-mounted microSD card slot. Can multitask while playing music.

No 3G. Weak battery. Low-res screen. Side buttons are easily triggered during calls. Poor sound quality with music.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Samsung Trance review:

 

While a lot of phones have integrated music players, few handsets qualify as bonafide MP3 phones. Not only do they have much better audio quality than most, but also they usually boast a few features that focus specifically on enhancing the music...

The Samsung Trance has a beautiful and sophisticated design, plus it has stereo Bluetooth and a 3.5 millimeter headset jack. The audio quality is fantastic, especially with 3D surround sound.

We weren't pleased with the flat touch-sensitive navigation array, and the photo quality isn't great. The Samsung Trance also doesn't have EV-DO, which means it can't download songs over-the-air.

The Samsung Trance is a great MP3 phone that combines excellent audio quality in a slim and attractive package.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Trance U490 Review

 

Since its introduction nearly three years ago, the LG Chocolate series has been one of the best selling music-centric phones offered by Verizon Wireless. Samsung then followed suit and tried to get a piece of the action with their Juke device, but it...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

Samsung Trance (U490)

 

The Samsung Trance is a slick-looking music phone that is all about listening to music with everything from synching the cell phone with Rhapsody music service to it's Bang & Olufsen audio features to the ability to pair two stereo Bluetooth headsets...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Brian James Kirk (mobileburn.com)

Review: Samsung SCH-u490 Trance for Verizon review

 

The Samsung Trance is an affordable music phone for Verizon that is powered by Bang & Olufsen's ICEpower audio amplifier. Brian takes it out on the town for a test in this review.

Picture and text messaging provides the option to send to up to four different recipients from a single screen, which we thought could be very useful at times. It was also easy to type in the name of a person in the contact list in order to avoid...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Tong Zhang (mobiletechreview.com)

Samsung Trance Review - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

The Samsung Trance is the latest music phone from Verizon Wireless with enhanced audio courtesy of Bang & Olufsen's ICEpower amp. The slider phone has ample internal memory and a built-in music player that can play mp3, non-copy-protected iTunes music...

Sporty, shiny looking phone. Good screen and excellent audio. Large internal memory and the music player can play tracks in a good selection of formats ;

No 3G EVDO and no over-the-air music download. Camera can’t record video

If you’re looking for a phone with a pretty face and a beautiful voice, the Samsung Trance fits the bill quite well. In addition you also get the built-in GPS that works with VZ Navigator and Chaperone, a roomy 1GB of internal memory, a microSD card...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: ryan (letstalk.com)

Samsung Trance (U490)

 

It is a cool, stylish phone with good features at a great price. It's very durable. I've dropped it many times in the last 4 months and it still works fine. I'd recommend to anyone.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: nguyenj2 (viewpoints.com)

Light-weight, durable and reliable phone.

 

I've had this phone for almost a year, and I haven't had too many complaints. I like that it's light-weight and easily portable. It's not bulky or mis-shaped that it won't fit in my pants pocket or purse. Some of the phone is touch which makes it...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: adominicus4 (viewpoints.com)

Samsung Trance - a good phone with with many options.

 

I purchased my Samsung Trance last year. I was wary of the Samsung brand, considering I had always used the LG phones. However, I am very pleased with it. I like the touch screen options it provides. It is easy to manuever, text, and take pics with....

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: cutexprincess (viewpoints.com)

cute phone but terrible battery life

 

I enjoy the functionality of this phone but the battery life is terrible. Additionally it's not too durable since when I accidently dropped it the entire front screen cracked, but the touch part still works. It works well, but hopefully Samsung will...

Oct, 2009
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