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Samsung Messager SCH-R450 / SCH-R451

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The battery and camera also get good views, but some have doubts about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Messager SCH-R450 / SCH-R451 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Messager SCH-R450 / SCH-R451

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Samsung Messager SCH-R450 / SCH-R451 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Straight Talk Samsung 451c Slide PhoneCricket CRKR450B / SCH-R450 / SCH-R450 Samsung Messager

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Samsung Messager (black, Metro PCS)

 

Samsung has taken to the messaging phone craze with fervor, releasing QWERTY phones such as the Samsung Propel, the Samsung Rant, and the Samsung Gravity all within just a few months. With the Rant and the Gravity, Samsung went with the side-slider...

The Samsung Messager has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that's pleasant to use, a decent 1.3-megapixel camera, plus good call quality

The Samsung Messager feels a little toylike, and the multimedia options are limited. Also, you have to remove the battery cover to get to the microSD card slot

The Samsung Messager may not be great at multimedia, but it's still a very good messaging phone for MetroPCS.

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Samsung Messager SCH-R450 (Cricket)

 

The Samsung Messager SCH-R450 (aka the Samsung Messenger) tempts Cricket users with a roomy QWERTY keyboard hidden within its slightly chunky body. It's a good all-around feature phone, and the keyboard helps with texting. It had no e-mail or IM...

Bright screen. Full QWERTY keyboard. Music headphone jack. Good reception and call quality

IM and e-mail clients are "coming soon." A bit chunky

The Samsung Messager SCH-R450 is a good all-around feature phone, but you're going to have to wait a little while for IM and e-mail software.

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Samsung Messager SCH-R450

 

The Samsung Messager R450 has a great surprise for texters and e-mailers hidden within its slightly chunky body: a roomy QWERTY keyboard. This phone is the most luxurious for discount carrier MetroPCS, and it's great for folks on the company's $50 per...

Bright screen. Full QWERTY keyboard. Music headphone jack. Very good reception, call quality

Support for IM, e-mail is basic, as is MP3 player. A bit chunky

The QWERTY keyboard on the Samsung Messager, the highest-end MetroPCS phone, makes the device especially good for heavy texters.

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Samsung R451c (black, Straight Talk)

 

I didn't want to be tied down with a contract, just to have a phone. This one fit what I wanted to do, plus have the ability to have my music with me. The signal strength is good, and the only time that a call has dropped, has been in remote/rural...

Easy to use Qwerty keyboard, really good sound quality, Good features, like the camera, like the SD slot, good battery life

The speakerphone volume is quite low, browser is very slow & limited, camera button in bad location

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I love this phone. After 1 year no regrets.

 

I have owned this phone for 1 year and have had no problems with it. I have dropped it many times and except for one small scratch on the display it has taken the all the use and abuse. The camera quality is okay, I love the mp3 player, the with the sd...

Love the qwerty slider, texting is a breeze. the added memory with the sd card makes storing my music and pics easy. Being able to use any of my stored music as a ringtone makes customizing my ringtones great. Use the alarm every day

Volume of the ringers is low, The speakerphone volume is quite low also. Because of the low volume on the speakerphone I have not even tried to use the voice service. Browser is very slow. The camera button is in an bad location

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Samsung R451c (black, Straight Talk)

 

I didn't want to be tied down with a contract, just to have a phone. This one fit what I wanted to do, plus have the ability to have my music with me. The signal strength is good, and the only time that a call has dropped, has been ... Expand full review

Easy to use Qwerty keyboard, really good sound quality, Good features, like the camera, like the SD slot, good battery life

The speakerphone volume is quite low, browser is very slow & limited, camera button in bad location

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Not bad for a no-contract phone

 

The slide out keyboard is easy to use with decent key spacing.

Easy to use keyboard, good voice quality, bright screen

Ringtone volume is very low. Camera button is bad location. Shuts down at random

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HORRIBLE PHONE

 

I have never disliked a tech product as much as this phone. It's just so frustrating and awful. I do not have large fingers and the scrolling STILL didn't work - I can't imagine the trouble a man or a larger person would have with it. It may be fine...

Qwerty keyboard

OMG - everthing is hard to use. The touch screen is too sensitive, the scrolling is terrible, accessing texts and voicemail is WAY harder than it should be

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Worst phone ever.

 

DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. It's great for kids and people who have small fingers. With Black Friday coming up, I'm upgrading to a better phone and service. Features are not that great and the phone itself is quite bulky. I'm not really making a review...

This phone lacks any decent features

Small keyboard is NOT recommended for large fingers. It makes it hard to push the keys ; Camera resolutions and quality are nowhere near up to par ; Battery life is crap. You cannot multitask without the phone's battery dying so quick

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Great option if a smart phone if too much!

 

I've had this phone for about 6 months and have had no problems with the phone at all. It's been dropped by my kids a few times and still works fine. This is a great way to get lots of features without the extra web expense that goes with a smartphone....

Easy to use Qwerty keyboard, really good sound quality, lots of features, amazing camera, good battery life

The location of the camera button is frustrating at first but can be adjusted too after some use. Not much selection of cases if that's important

Product Specifications

If you're into messaging, you'll be way into the Samsung Messager. Because this SCH-R450 handsome phone has a slide-out, full QWERTY keyboard that lets your thumbs say more, say it faster and say it better. But the Messager also has something special for your ears and eyes. There's stereo Bluetooth wireless technology, an MP3 player and a 1.3-megapixel camera with Night Shot. Want a cool new phone? Let it slide. It's there when you need it; it's hidden when you don't. Welcome to the Samsung Messager and its smooth, slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Sure, a full keyboard makes typing easier. The Messager is more than a phone that plays music. It has a rich user interface that makes this a serious music player. And with the microSD slot, you can store all the music you like.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:960mAh
Standby Time (PB):250hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800/CDMA2000 1X 1900/800 / AWS 1700/2100
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player/Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock/Slider
Service Provider:metroPCS/Straight Talk/TracFone
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:4.3in/4.4in
Weight:4.6oz
Width:2in

Display

Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.3cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:R450/R451c
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SCH

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Zero black

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Service & Support

Type:Limited lifetime warranty

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:500names & numbers