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Samsung SCH-A990

Description:

The Samsung SCH-A990 has a high-end 3.2 megapixel camera phone. The A990 houses a line-up of impressive features that include a twisting QVGA display, EVDO high-speed data, and a music player. Advanced features for the on-the-go user include a business card reader, Bluetooth printing, and video capture up to 1 hour.

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  • Bluetooth
  • Speakerphone

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General Info
ManufacturerSamsung
TechnologyCDMA
Data Type2G
Device TypeFeature Phone
Operating SystemNone
Physical Specifications
Height3.80 Inches
Thickness0.82 Inches
Weight4.40 Ounces
KeyboardKeypad
Display Specifications
Touchscreen Size0.00 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Rear Camera3.00 Megapixels
Hearing Aid CompatibilityM3
Battery Specifications
Standby Time315 Hours
Talk Time98 Minutes
Memory Specifications

Average user reviews

Based on 2 Reviews

Overall
3.75
Display
4.5
Reception
3.5
Battery Life
2.5
Design
4.5
Apps
3.5
Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
4
Design:
5
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

GREAT HIGH END PHONE WITH LOTS OF FEATURES, BUT NOT FOR THE EVERYONE!

Posted on: April 25th, 2007 by j milligan

The good: -loud speakerphone with great clarity on both incoming and outgoing calls.- Large bright screen that's adjustable for brightness.- Pairs well with Bluetooth headsets.- Compact size for a phone with a "useable" camera!- Converts to camera easily and takes great photos!-Easy to navigate keypad.The bad: - A bit pricey (but look what it does!)Summary: I'm a bit disappointed with the last reviewer who essentially gave the phone a good review but then gave it a less than flattering rating. I've read just about every review that I could find before deciding to buy this phone and found that the lower ratings were mostly from folks who hadn't had the phone for long, didn't like the idea of a "camera that had a spare phone attached to it" or found it to be too expensive (more on the price later).Before buying any phone you should first have a good idea of what features you absolutely cannot live without and then look for the phone that best fills those needs. I wanted a phone that had a LOUD speakerphone, a great microphone for outgoing calls and a better than average camera. My second choice was the LG 8300 but the A990 blew the LG out of the water in just about every area except price (the 8300 is also an older phone). I once had to use my 990 for a conference call with eight people seated around a large office table and no one had to crane their necks to carry on a conversation with the caller. Try doing that with your LG 8600! I've also tried a number of Bluetooth headsets with it and they all paired well. I do most of my talking while driving and finally settled on the Nokia BH 900 headset for its clarity, volume and noise reduction. The A990 and BH 900 are like a match made in heaven!The voice recognition on the A990 is great once you "teach" it to recognize your voice. I've become so accustomed to using it with my headset that people often don't know when I'm talking on the phone or when I'm talking to myself--which is probably a good thing!Most of the controversy surrounding this phone has to do with the question, "Why not just carry a digital camera with you and get a cheaper phone" My response to this is "Why have a camera on your phone in the first place if it isn't any good?" Think about it folks; when was the last time you saw a newer cell phone that did not have at least a 1.3 meg camera on board? Why? because most people rarely have their cameras with them when that "special moment" comes up that they just have to immortalize on memory card.Unfortunately, with most other phones, you have to settle for a very mediocre picture that is usually grainy and poorly focused. My last phone was an LG 8000 that has one of the best cameras in the business but the quality of the images still left much to be desired, especially if I planned to keep them for posterity. I have always believed in the old adage that "Any job worth doing is worth doing well" and that also holds true for my photos. While nothing beats my Canon SD600 for "serious" picture taking, the A990 makes a decent backup when the Canon is at home...which is usually 99% of the time. Like so many other people, my cell phone is like another appendage on my body that I take everywhere I go...not so for my Canon!True, the A990's camera (like all serious cameras) has a bit of a learn

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
2
Battery Life:
1
Design:
4
Apps:
3
Overall:
Review Rating: 
3

Would Recommend to a friend.

Samsung SCH-A990

Posted on: August 23rd, 2006 by Anonymous

The good: Nice phone, good look, small. The bad: Not sure about the dependablity of this phone. Summary: Overall good phone. The features on this are nice.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

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