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Samsung SGH-A187

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and portability. The camera and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the GPS navigation, while views about the size and build quality are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SGH-A187 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Samsung SGH-a187 GoPhone (blue, AT&T, Prepaid/Pay As You Go)

 

Samsung's SGH-A187 for AT&T is one of the best-looking GoPhones on offer, and $79.99 is a fair price for a contract-free, midrange messaging phone with a QWERTY keyboard. In addition to multimedia text messaging, you'll find an e-mail client, instant...

The Samsung SGH-A187 has an attractive design, a variety of e-mail and instant messaging options, and a 16GB microSD card slot

The keys on the Samsung SGH-A187's keyboard occasionally stick, and the navigation toggle could be thicker

The Samsung SGH-A187 has all the necessities of a text messaging phone. Although the occasional keyboard inconsistencies are frustrating, it's a solid choice for a good price.

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"A good solid phone, easy to use."

 

Overall I really like this phone. It's durable, very easy to use. You definitely shouldn't get this phone to replace an ipod/mp3 player because the music player is lacking and the playlists are very cumbersome to set up. Also, an adapter is needed as...

Easy to use, great quick text messaging shortcuts, good battery life, decent camera, easy to type, good build quality, good speaker.

Poor music player, no 3.5 mm audio jack, no video capture/playback, poor microphone quality when recording voice memos.

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A good solid phone, easy to use.

 

Overall I really like this phone. It's durable, very easy to use. You definitely shouldn't get this phone to replace an ipod/mp3 player because the music player is lacking and the playlists are very cumbersome to set up. Also, an adapter is needed as...

Easy to use, great quick text messaging shortcuts, good battery life, decent camera, easy to type, good build quality, good speaker

Poor music player, no 3.5 mm audio jack, no video capture/playback, poor microphone quality when recording voice memos

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Fairly happy with it but it has some drawbacks

 

I wanted a Go Phone and this is what I bought. I've been generally content with it, but the keyboard in particular has been a frustration - the keys are very small and way too sensitive. I've sometimes wished that I had stuck with my flipphone just to...

Very good price, attractive, holds a charge longer than my previous phone

Navigation toggle way too thin, often causing me to accidentally dial number when I'm trying to scroll thru recent calls. Wish I could rearrange the icons onscreen so that my Contact List would be centered as a default. Although I have small fingers, I fi

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Probably the best GoPhone out there on AT&T

 

Great keyboard, responsive d-pad, compact, CHEAP, many people mistake it for a BB, you don't have to take out the battery to get to the Micro SD card slot, (somewhat) threaded Text messaging, a lot of customation options

the shift key is very odd, pressing it once will switch to numbers, pressing it again will make it capitalize the letter, lock button is small, no option to change the camera shutter key to a lock/unlock key, small battery, mediocre camera, fragile

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I have this phone

 

like it

I like it im using it because my other phone got messed up i am not using it as a go phone im using it as a regular phone i like it its like a blackberry but not quite i like it

Its like kind of kiddy

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Fairly happy with it but it has some drawbacks

 

I wanted a Go Phone and this is what I bought. I've been generally content with it, but the keyboard in particular has been a frustration - the keys are very small and way too sensitive. I've sometimes wished that I had stuck with my flipphone just to...

Very good price, attractive, holds a charge longer than my previous phone

Navigation toggle way too thin, often causing me to accidentally dial number when I'm trying to scroll thru recent calls. Wish I could rearrange the icons onscreen so that my Contact List would be centered as a default. Although I have small fingers, I fi

Consumer review by:

"Fairly happy with it but it has some drawbacks"

 

I wanted a Go Phone and this is what I bought. I've been generally content with it, but the keyboard in particular has been a frustration - the keys are very small and way too sensitive. I've sometimes wished that I had stuck with my flipphone just to...

Very good price, attractive, holds a charge longer than my previous phone.

Navigation toggle way too thin, often causing me to accidentally dial number when I'm trying to scroll thru recent calls. Wish I could rearrange the icons onscreen so that my Contact List would be centered as a default. Although I have small fingers, I fi

Consumer review by:

"Probably the best GoPhone out there on AT&T"

 

Great keyboard, responsive d-pad, compact, CHEAP, many people mistake it for a BB, you don't have to take out the battery to get to the Micro SD card slot, (somewhat) threaded Text messaging, a lot of customation options.

the shift key is very odd, pressing it once will switch to numbers, pressing it again will make it capitalize the letter, lock button is small, no option to change the camera shutter key to a lock/unlock key, small battery, mediocre camera, fragile.

Consumer review by:

"I have this phone"

 

like it

I like it im using it because my other phone got messed up i am not using it as a go phone im using it as a regular phone i like it its like a blackberry but not quite i like it

Its like kind of kiddy

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