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Samsung Transform

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Samsung Transform. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and design. The durability and usability also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the price and apps. There are mixed opinions on the portability and size.

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Transform

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Samsung Transform from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. The usability and reliability get less positive comments. There are some mixed views about the camera.

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23% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Transform Android Phone (Sprint)Samsung Transform Android Phone (Sprint)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Armando Rodriguez (pcworld.com)

Samsung Transform

 

At first glance, the Samsung Transform on ($150 after new two-year contract from Sprint) looks like the Samsung Epic 4G's younger brother (also on Sprint). Both phones sport a slide-out keyboard and a front-facing camera. But once you actually hold and...

Runs stock Android 2.1 ; Sprint ID useful for new smartphone owners

Unusable front-facing camera ; Limited storage

First time Android users will appreciate the Transform's, but experienced users should save their money for a more powerful phone

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Samsung Transform (Sprint)

 

The Samsung Transform lets you swap the UI out with different themes, but it doesn't feel as fast or slick as a high-end Android device.

Punchy voice quality. Sublime QWERTY keyboard. Useful Sprint ID customizations.

Somewhat sluggish. Short battery life. Heavy. Poor voice dialing.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions There's 180MB of free internal storage, and a microSD card slot underneath the stiff battery cover; my 16GB SanDisk card worked fine. Bluetooth 3.0 is on board, and the standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack is a boon...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (engadget.com)

Samsung Transform review

 

With Epic 4G styling, a front-facing camera and a $150 post-rebate price, it's easy to mistake the Samsung Transform for a high-end phone. Don't. The reality is that it's a evolution of Samsung's mid-range Moment and Intercept more than anything else...

Solid construction ; Great keyboard ; Stylish design

Video chat apps don't work ; No 3D hardware acceleration ; Buggy and overpriced

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Transform

 

A lot of phone names these days seem pretty random, but in this case, the name actually fits the product. Thanks to the new Sprint ID feature, the Samsung Transform lets you download different packs of apps, widgets, and shortcuts to literally...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Transform (Sprint) review: Samsung Transform (Sprint)

 

For a phone claiming to be transformative, we were certainly hoping for a roster of more unusual features in Sprint's new Samsung Transform. What we get instead is a very decent midrange Android smartphone with a medium-size touch screen, a slide-out...

The Samsung Transform has an attractive design with a front-facing camera. The phone is comfortable to hold and has excellent call quality.

The Samsung Transform's battery life is short, and Sprint IDs take minutes to load. Our model lacked a music store.

With midrange features, the Samsung Transform is a solid choice for an Android smartphone. Clear call quality is a bonus, but the Sprint ID profile service isn't for everyone.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung Transform Review

 

When the Samsung Transform was initially leaked it was postulated that the device would be another Galaxy S variant, possibly an all-touch device to go along with the Epic 4G. However, it transformed into a mid-range Android device with a side-sliding...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Robert Faustus (brighthub.com)

Samsung Transform Review

 

The Samsung Epic 4G has been a big hit for Sprints high end users but to expand their market Sprint has released the Samsung Transform. The Samsung Transform is the newest addition to Sprints lineup featuring Android 2.1 two cameras and Sprint ID....

Overall the Sprint Samsung Transform is an average phone. Aiming for the mid-tier market, the Samsung Transform does have the features, but to compete with the higher end phones, the Transform does not have a chance. With the still buggy Sprint ID...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Sydney Myers (phonedog.com)

Samsung Transform Review by Sydney

 

The Samsung Transform is one such device released with Sprint ID. Along with this innovative feature, it contains an 800 MHz processor, Android 2.1, and a 3 megapixel camera with a flash.

Excellent physical keyboard; decent 3 MP camera; Sprint ID Packs are great for new users

Slow and laggy; sticky touchscreen; data connection problems

After testing the Samsung Transform, the one word I can come up with is Disappointed. True, the keyboard is absolutely fantastic, but that fact just makes it that much more frustrating that the overall performance of the phone and the processor was...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Phil Nickinson (androidcentral.com)

Sprint Samsung Transform review

 

A surprisingly decent entry-level Android phone Take the Epic 4G, slim it down and slow it down a tad, and you've got the mid-level Samsung Transform on Sprint. Hang on, hang on. Keep reading. That's ...

Just know what you're getting: A mid-level Android phone that should do you just fine if you're looking to get into the Google ecosystem -- but one that won't be getting any faster with age.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Jen Edwards (brighthand.com)

Samsung Transform Review

 

It is available now for $150 with a new two-year service contract, and after a $100 mail-in rebate

Excellent call quality ; Very good battery life ; Excellent keyboard ; Google Maps Navigation is solid and a pleasure to use

Somewhat thicker and heavier than comparable phones ; Barely adequate camera with poor quality zoom ; Underwhelming external speaker ; No bundled microSD memory card

The Transform is a good choice for someone who is more phone-centric, who talks (and texts) a lot, and needs excellent voice quality and a great keyboard. If you want a media powerhouse, though, the Transform probably isn't the device for you

Nov, 2010