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Samsung Intensity III

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the responsiveness and portability. The battery and design also get good comments, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability and screen. The features and connectivity get negative reviews.

usability, design, battery, portability, responsiveness

camera, connectivity, features

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

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Samsung Intensity III (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Samsung Intensity III is a simple feature phone from Verizon that is equipped with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. Though it's low-tech (it has a mere 2-megapixel camera and a 2.4-inch screen), it satisfies military specs to withstand extreme...

The Samsung Intensity III has a durable design, reliable call quality, and a nifty "fake call" feature to help you escape awkward social situations.

The Intensity III has a few design flaws, isn't water-resistant, and gives poor photo quality.

The low specs, flat keyboard, and unattractive look outweigh the Samsung Intensity III's rugged design and call simulator.

Consumer review by:

"Good for texting -- you will be fairly happy with it."

 

Even though I have worked in engineering and science in the computing industry since the early 80's, I will not switch to a smart phone until data plans are free and smartphone battery life is as long as a "feature phone". I want my phone to be...

Faster processor sends texts and pictures faster than my four-year old phone. You can remove some of the home screen icons you don't use. Boots in 22 seconds (faster than many). Battery lasts 2-3 days. Continued refinement of the feature phone.

The keyboard should be better. The keyboard is the entire reason for this phone to exist. It is hard to text as fast as I want to. I use my thumbnails to hit the keys and I find if I hit the edge of the keys they don't work (or take more effort).

Consumer review by:

"great texting and internet but LED backlight broke"

 

Great phone while it lasted, which was only 2 weeks. The phone was never dropped; it was handled as well as past phones but because the LED backlight burst and Samsung offered no replacement or discount, will not purchase a Samsung again.

keyboard is good, internet browsing easy.

Had the phone for 2 weeks, carried it about 80% of the time in purse, 20% in front pocket. The LED backlight burst leaving the phone useless. Samsung would do nothing except offer the same phone for $300. Looking to switch to LG after this.

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"Key Words "BASIC PHONE""

 

I've had a LG 8300 flip phone for the last 8 years and I believe this Samsung Intensity III will last me untill smartphone rates are lowered. I was actually surprised how fast this phone connected to the internet (not that I will use that feature much...

Price, Easy to use

Wish the camera had a flash

Consumer review by:

"Bad Bluetooth x2"

 

Good battery life.

I too am having the same issues. I am on my second phone. I've now done a master re-set but have no bluetooth at this time to test. Not too confident the issue resolving itself. The tech seemed to think I'll wait for a software update. Nah.

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"well as a phone it works."

 

wow...flipping amazing they messed up the mp3 player at such a basic level.

It is what it is and does what it does. UI seems to be ok.

the mp3 player sorts songs in albums by alphabetical song title order. Not by album track #. And it doesn't read the m3u playlists I've uploaded as a workaround.

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"Genuinely basic phone, which isn't a bad thing."

 

Got tired of/rarely used my Casio Commando smartphone, and downgraded to this to save money on a data plan. This phone is nice and compact, and has a decent QWERTY keyboard, which is exactly what I was looking for. Don't have a Bluetooth headset, so I...

-compact & simple design

-Camera with no flash? Just skip building the phone with the camera altogether, then!

Consumer review by:

"Slightly better stats, but only an intensity."

 

The Samsung Intensity series have always been good, rugged, talk and text phones. This is all they have ever been really good at. Despite the attempts to expand on the device with the III, it really fails at it, and the improvements aren't really...

Tough, good expandable memory, 3.5 plug, full keyboard, good processor speed for what the phone is

Buggy bluetooth, small underwhelming screen, basic nearly unchanged menu since original intensity, useless camera with nice options...

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"Bluetooth bugs make it unusable."

 

When my first phone was buggy I sent it back for a replacement, but 2nd phone was just as bad. The review by Surley Dog was correct, just avoid this phone. Shame on Samsung for shipping this PoS before it was ready for consumer use.

On paper it looked like just what I needed.

Bluetooth is unstable, won't pair/connect in a reliable way with any headsets. Has looooooong delays when you are navigating the menus, texting, etc. Photo functions are a little buggy too, edits don't save to photos.

Consumer review by:

"Good battery and call quality, bad bluetooth"

 

I'm on my second Intensity 3. The first one had bluetooth connection issues with my old Motorola headset (H790), which has never had a problem with three older phones (and it still works with those). It would pair with the phone, but it would not...

Good battery and call quality

bad bluetooth

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