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Samsung MyShot SCH-R430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The portability and camera are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the features and reception.

value for money, camera, portability, design, screen

connectivity, battery, reception, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung MyShot SCH-R430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Samsung MyShot SCH-R430

 

The Samsung MyShot SCH-R430 ($139 direct) is a well-balanced, reliable midrange phone that hits the sweet spot for users on the Cricket and MetroPCS networks. On a bigger, flashier network, such as Verizon's, it might not stand out. But for the...

Solid all-around phone. Very good call quality

Lack of a memory card makes it difficult to get photos off phone. Shorter stated battery life than with other MetroPCS phones

For MetroPCS's voice-centric users, the Samsung MyShot SCH-R430 delivers the best combination of design, price, and voice quality.

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Samsung MyShot SCH-R430

 

The Samsung MyShot-R430 is a very strangely designed clamshell phone that is designed to appeal to the low-mid range of cell phone users. It lacks a lot of the features that most modern phone buyers take for granted - but it does come with a cheap...

Small and light ; GPS support

Poor battery life ; Lack of features ; No 3G support

The Samsung MyShot-R430 is a decent phone for basic use. If you don't mind the absolute lack of high-tech features, this phone may suit you. However, this phone cannot be really recommended because there are so many other, better phones in the same...

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Samsung MyShot SCH-r430 Cell Phone - Black

 

I have always had a great experience with samsung phones! Does anyone know if this particular phone is available with straigh talk wireless from Walmart? I currently use ST and save alot of $$$ so i don't wanna switch companies.

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Very lightweight, slim, and nice midrange phone.

 

I have had this phone for almost two years with Alltel; it's a very reliable, sturdy, lightwight cellular phone. I would recommend this phone to anyone not looking for a complex phone! I've gotten it wet about ten times and each times it had water...

Okay camera, lightweight, nice design, and nice key placement

A few bugs, horrible web-browser, slow at times, and limited BlueTooth

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Very nice feel--very limited performance esp Blu2th

 

I love the feel of the phone and the audio qualities...but that is about all. Very disappointed in camera and download capabilities. Bluetooth system is very mediocre. I'm going to bite the bullet and get a different phone, even though my subscription...

Really nice feel to the phone, great for carrying in pocket. Nice outside display. Excellent audio quality both ways

No external computer capabilities with USB...can't download pix except by e-mail or very limited bluetooth. Won't hook up with Ford Sync system. Battery indicator is shows either full charge or dead--won't register inbetween

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i hate this phone

 

I like the way this phone looks, but hate how it acts. The battery doesnt keep a charge. When the phone goes down to 3 lines, the low battery light flashes, and then dies. Dont wast your money on this terrible phone.

cute color, small

doesn't hold a charge, can't find usb cable, poor reception

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One of the poorest phones iv owned

 

I disliked this phone The battery was nothing but a mediocre of one. Never worked aas it should, and always needed charge. The second addition of MYSHOT was tons better, recommend it anyday, not this junk. THE battery was really bad.

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THis phone sucks. DO NOT BUY

 

What I don't like contd- Scrolling through phone menus is difficult as the feature to do this is not a raised button, is constantly backing me out of menus by accident, and with Metro PCS adding features like custom ring tones you have to go online to...

Nothing to like

Horrible reception, unable to scroll up and down web pages except by manually pushing a little at a time, the camera feature has an external button to take pictures that constantly takes photos of my pocket, and it is a pain to email these photos

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Very Slim and Lightweighted

 

This phone is great for people who are looking for a great value. The phone is relatively cheap and the battery lasts a long time. What can I say the camera is great; I guess why the phone is called MyShot. Also not only is the phone slim, but it is...

The WAP is poor

Changeable themes

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Poor sound, lacking functionality, not user friendly

 

Poor sound quality. Whether I use the headset or not, I am constantly asking people to repeat themselves. It's virtually impossible to figure out how to use call waiting, particularly hanging up one call to answer another. Stuff like that. It is hardly...

Not much. I ended up with it because it was the only phone available from my carrier that had a good wired headset hookup

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Product Specifications

Never want to be without a camera? Then don't. Get a SAMSUNG MyShot, the stylish Samsung mobile phone with a full 1.3 megapixels of picture power. With the MyShot, you can take great pictures, send them to friends, then call and talk about them. Of course, there's a lot more to this mobile phone than a camera - like Bluetooth wireless technology and having the Web at your fingertips.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Standby Time (PB):325hours
Talk Time (PB):180minutes

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Combined with:With digital camera
Integrated Components:Digital camera
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:DigiTel/metroPCS
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.6in
Weight:3.2oz
Width:1.9in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:1.9in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.8cm
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:R430 MyShot
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SCH

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:500names & numbers