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Samsung SPH A580

Samsung SPH A580
alaScore 80

15 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money and usability, but many are critical about the build quality.

camera, usability, value for money


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SPH A580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 15 reviews)

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Sony Alpha DSLR-A580


Excellent image quality ; Cool panoramic and noise reduction features ; Very fast burst rate ; Well-designed layout

No Program Shift feature ; Many shooting features only support JPEG files ; No autofocus while shooting video

If you want video capability, the A580 has it--but as with all SLRs, you should be aware of the limitations before you commit to this camera for its video functions. The Alpha A580 is, first and foremost, a great still camera.

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Sony Alpha A580 review


The A580 has many of the same core features as the smaller A55 for £100 less, though shooting video isn't quite as fluid or intuitive

A cheaper alternative to the A55 with identical resolution and many of the same core technologies

Chunky build

This may be a bulkier option than the A55 but with many of the same features for £100 less – including a top whack light sensitivity setting of ISO 12800 – those on a tighter budget or who prefer its more robust proportions, may consider it the better...

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poor quality - terrible cust. service


I bought this phone from Sprint due to its simplicity for my wife. It was simple to use and for about 10 months, it worked fine. About two months ago it started over heating and the battery quickly lost charge after that. After finding out that Sprint...


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hard to say


Working for a communications company in NB Canada. We sell many different phones obviously. This phone, on the Canadian side, is a fair beginner and a good starter phone. Pros simple to learn easy Samsung menu clear screen sleek look cons reception...

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Don't Buy It


I purchased 3 of these phones for members of my family when I renewed my service contract 6 weeks ago. They are all plagued with common problems. Problem 1: Echo. These phones echo both the callers voice and the voice of the person using the phone. At...

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Don't buy it


I have owned this phone three times now, and have obviously not been satisfied yet. The phone randomly turns off at times (usually when trying to send a text message), requiring you to take the battery out and back in for the phone to power up again....

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There is a hardware problem with certain Samsung A580?s. If the phone indicates ?Made in China? the phone will NOT have the hardware problem is is okay, BUT If the phone idicates ?Made in Korea? the phone DOES have the hardware problem you should...

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Too many DOA's


When we renewed our cell phone plan, we received 3 new Samsung A580's. They were nice phones for the first week then 2 failed. Apparantly there have been recent quality problems, so all 3 phones were replaced. Another phone failed 11 days later. The...

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Somethings Wrong


The phone has nice features-external caller id, vision, external speaker, price, big inside lcd. But it seems like everyone of these phones have a problem with the lcd. The lcd is blank, the lcd is blurred, always something with this phone. I sold alot...

Consumer review by:

Great phone


Recieved for free from Sprint on a new activation. Pro's Call quality is excellent sleek form factor lots of options to custumize great battery life Nice ringers Fast web browsing Con's No color external display


Product Specifications

SAMSUNG A580 is a clamshell shape phone with all the basic functions you need. PRODUCT FEATURES: Speakerphone; Advanced Voice Recognition; Dual LCD Display; Internal Antenna; T9 Text Entry; 32 chord Ring Tones.


Antenna Type:Internal


Talk Time (PB):210minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800 / AMPS 800
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Sprint Nextel
Technology:CDMA2000 1X / AMPS
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display


Manufacturer:Samsung/Sprint Nextel
Model:A580/A580 by Samsung
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SPH/Sprint PCS Vision Phone

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes




Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:299names & numbers/300names & numbers