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Samsung SPH A580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Samsung SPH A580. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability, while there are some negative opinions about the screen and durability.

usability, price, portability, design

durability, screen

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 78/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Expert review by: Ben Long (

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.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Samsung A580 (Sprint)


Not yet reviewed by editors.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Kent German (

Samsung SPH-A580 ( Sprint)


From the start, the Samsung SPH-A580 looks like your basic cell phone, and in many ways, it is. You'll find a speakerphone, but there's no camera, multimedia messaging, or any of the fancy offerings that carriers are fond of touting. But sometimes...

The Samsung SPH-A580 is a simple cell phone with easy-to-use controls, analog roaming, and a new wireless backup feature. Also, it has admirable call quality overall.

The Samsung SPH-A580 has a tiny external display and suffers from patchy speakerphone quality.

The Samsung SPH-A580 offers Sprint customers a simple, serviceable cell phone for making calls, and it hides a new surprise.

May, 2006

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

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...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: precplac (

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...

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Rookie007 (

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...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: fishbait (

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...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: LocoXXL (

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....

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: MALLGO02 (



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...

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: jtcronin (

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...

Jun, 2006

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
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