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Helio Mysto

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and usability. The GPS navigation and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reception and battery.

design, portability, GPS navigation, usability, size

screen, camera, responsiveness, battery, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Helio Mysto is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Helio Mysto Cell Phone

 

Going by looks alone, the Helio Mysto ($150 with a two-year contract as of 4/11/08) certainly qualifies as hot. This gray-blue beauty measures 4.1 by 1.9 inches and is a Levi's-friendly half-inch thick. Yet despite its slim figure, the Mysto is...

Good-looking, slim, pocketable design Filled with cool, hip mobile apps

Controls/keypad are cramped, stiff Lacks QWERTY keyboard

For music, the Mysto comes with a loud but thin-sounding speaker, earbuds, a microSD slot that's buried in the battery compartment (along with 106MB internal memory), and stereo Bluetooth. The basic but functional MP3 player lets you create playlists,...

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Helio Mysto Review

 

Helio is one of the few indie phone operators around, and the Mysto is the latest in its line of stylish, youth-oriented units. It is lightweight and multimedia friendly, but some will find it too focused on next-gen features and not friendly enough...

Slick design; nice multimedia features

Weird key design; gets hot easily; high learning curve

Weird key design; gets hot easily; high learning curve

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Helio Mysto - Review of the Helio Mysto

 

Helio's sleek slider is a good investment for those looking to tap into the carrier's unique features.

Excellent preloaded applications, • Good call quality

Menus can be slow, • Can't multitask while listening to music, Carrier: Helio, Display: 2.2-inches (240 x 320 pixels, 260,000 colors), , , , , , , , , , , , , We tested the Mysto's call quality over the course of a week and didn't encounter any issues...

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Helio Mysto

 

The built-in e-mail client is compatible with AIM, AOL, EarthLink, Gmail, Windows Live, and Yahoo!. Also included is a plan app group, which consists of a calendar, to-do list, wake-up call, alarm, World Time app, a unit converter, calculator,...

Gorgeous design. Good-sounding music player. Keys provide haptic feedback. Built-in GPS and EV-DO support

Useless camera. CPU chokes on most video files. Irritating End Call button

The Helio Mysto's looks mesmerize, but the device comes up short in a few key areas.

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Helio Mysto Review

 

The Helio Mysto (Samsung A523) is a mid-range slider phone that sports good looks, as well as numerous features. It joins the Helio line, between the Ocean and Fin, and is for the consumer that is looking for a phone with a slim and stylish design,...

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Video Review: Helio Mysto

 

The Helio Mysto from Samsung gives you access to all of Helio's apps and services in a very pocketable little phone.

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"It does everything (just very poorly)"

 

I feel like Samsung "overdeveloped" the phone... 

Pros: hang on a second, I've almost got one.... Oh yeah! It looks cool

battery life is not what they say it is. camera has a 3 sec. lag. phone developed a lag on screen and soft buttons after 2 months. texting is an utter pain in the rear

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Helio Mysto

 

I feel like Samsung "overdeveloped" the phone and tried to cram too many features in, compromising the functionality of every single one. The email sync is pretty great but other than that this phone has been a total disappointment. One real bummer is...

Pros: hang on a second, I've almost got one.... Oh yeah! It looks cool

battery life is not what they say it is. camera has a 3 sec. lag. phone developed a lag on screen and soft buttons after 2 months. texting is an utter pain in the rear

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"The Phone is one thing, the service is another"

 

Since day one my experience with Helio has be... 

The phone is small and a sleek design. Can access the internet in a slow and awkward way

What good is a nice phone if the carrier has poor coverage and the worst customer service ever? I was told I'd have good coverage where I live when in fact I have less than a bar of reception. Plus, I receive voicemail hours, sometimes days late

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"Helio Is a powerhouse!!!!"

 

This is a great phone to have. It is convenie... 

The slider is very strong. I had 8 Ocean RMA's in 2008. I downgraded to the Mysto.. The buttons are well placed where you can reach. The end button was moved to the side of the Device for the dedicated "back button" in easier reach for quick texting

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