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Samsung Trender / Samsung SPH-M380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of Samsung Trender / Samsung SPH-M380. The average rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and sound. The durability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and camera, and there are some mixed reviews about the battery and usability.

design, price, durability, sound, size

performance, camera, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Trender / Samsung SPH-M380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung Trender / Samsung SPH-M380


alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Samsung Trender / Samsung SPH-M380 from The average user rating for this product is 1.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the battery and sound. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the design and usability.

price, durability, sound, battery

usability, design

17% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Trender Phone, Purple (Sprint)Samsung Trender Phone, Purple (Sprint)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

Samsung Trender SPH-M380 review


We've got to chuckle a bit at the Samsung Trender (also known as the Samsung SPH-M380), Sprint's latest messaging phone, and we have to wonder if Samsung purposely dabbled in irony when naming it. It's been months since we've seen a device of this type...

The Samsung Trender has a familiar slide-out design and an interface that's easy to get around.

The Trender has a flat keyboard, the camera took dull photos, and it's saddled by slower 3G.

If you're trying to avoid a data plan, the Samsung Trender is one affordable messaging option, though one of Sprint's budget Android phones could prove a better value.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Samsung Trender SPH-M380 (Sprint)


The Samsung Trender SPH-M380 may not be trendy, but it's a decent, workmanlike phone for voice calls, messaging, and social networking.

Small and attractive. Good call quality. Comfy keyboard. Loud speakerphone.

Poor camera. Short battery life. Hit-or-miss touch screen response. No GPS.

Multimedia, Eco-Friendliness, and Conclusions There's a standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack on top of the phone. The microSD card slot is located underneath the battery cover, but not the battery; it's not too tough to get at, and my 32GB SanDisk card...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Trender Review


Last summer the Samsung Seek brought touchscreens to the entry level market, now Samsung and Sprint are back with a follow-up. The Samsung Trender remains essentially the same as the Seek, but adds some nice upgrades like a larger screen and a more...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Robert Faustus (

Samsung Trender Reviewed: Entry Level Disaster


The Samsung Trender is an interesting addition to the Sprint line up in the U.S. market. An entry level smartphone that doesn't feature Android, the Trender is actually breaking the trend. But does that make the Trender a successful phone or an obvious...

Overall the Samsung Trender easily ranks in as a 'Below Average' phone. It doesn't have many redeeming qualities, with the resistive touch screen, the slow user interface, the bad call quality and the horrid camera. This is one phone to forget about in...

Jul, 2011

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Samsung Trender SPH-M380 – Affordable Messaging Option


The Samsung Trender SPH-M3880 aka the Samsung Trender is Sprint's recently launched messaging phone from Samsung, and more than anything the phone made us chuckle at it when we first interacted with it. The simple reason for this being the fact that...

Jul, 2011

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Samsung Trender


THIS PHONE IS THE WORST. I have had this phone since September, oh wait, no this is my THIRD REPLACEMENT. This phone has caused so much frustration it is ridiculous!!! The only decent thing about the phone is the battery life!!! It drops calls, it...

Mar, 2012

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Samsung Trender


Not a great phone, but not completely terrible, either. Really hard to answer calls--takes several swipes with my left thumb. Same with ending a call (takes 2 steps). Touch screen is otherwise a bit too sensitive. Turns off at the top, so doesn't...

Jan, 2012

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Samsung Trender


THIS PHONE MAKES ME RAGE!!! It mixes up my contacts when I text,It takes numerous steps just to hang up the phone,You literally have to stab the screen with your finger to get it to work,Scrolling is almost impossible,There is like a 20 second lag when...

Jan, 2012

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Samsung Trender


This phone is AWFUL. It sends text messages to the wrong people everytime I try to answer a text. The phone calls? They're horrendous. I'm constantly losing calls, and it's impossible to download any decent apps or games. This phone is BAD, I wish I...

Nov, 2011

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Samsung Trender


This is a horrible phone; I wish I never purchased it.

Nov, 2011
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