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Samsung Admire / Vitality SCH-R720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and screen. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the durability. There are some negative comments about the sound and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Admire / Vitality SCH-R720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Admire / Vitality SCH-R720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Samsung Admire / Vitality SCH-R720 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Samsung Vitality (Cricket Wireless)

 

The Samsung Vitality ($149.99 direct) is essentially the same phone as the Samsung Admire ($99, 3 stars) we reviewed on MetroPCS. That means it should be a decent, entry-level smartphone for users looking to save money with an inexpensive plan on...

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Samsung Vitality (Cricket Wireless)

 

Editors' note: Portions of this review are taken from the Samsung Admire for MetroPCS, which is a nearly identical handset.

The Samsung Vitality is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with a good size touch screen and Cricket's signature Muve Music music-access plan

Low audio and speakerphone volume make it harder to talk. The Muve Music microSD card leaves little space for photos and video. Battery life is also rather poor

The Samsung Vitality is a competitive midrange Android smartphone that complements Muve Music's potential.

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Samsung Vitality SCH-r720 (Cricket Wireless)

 

Last January, Cricket Wireless' bold leap with Muve Music brought Cricket customers music downloads, ringtones, ringback tones, and other music tools, along with the prepaid carrier's all-inclusive talk, text, and Internet plan. The experimental plan...

The Samsung Vitality is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with a good size touch screen and Cricket's signature Muve Music music-access plan

Low audio and speakerphone volume make it harder to talk. The Muve Music microSD card leaves little space for photos and video. Battery life is also rather poor

The Samsung Vitality is a competitive midrange Android smartphone that complements Muve Music's potential.

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Samsung Admire SCH-r720 ( MetroPCS)

 

The Samsung Admire has a simple, straightforward design with enough features to keep you busy and entertained. We appreciate the support for the Gingerbread OS and the access to MetroPCS' new Rhapsody Unlimited Music service.

The Samsung Admire had variable call quality with low volume and occasional audio cutouts. We had problems with the speakerphone in particular.

The Samsung Admire offers the accessible design and functional feature set that you'd expect from a starter Android phone, but call quality wasn't up to our standards.

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Samsung Admire (MetroPCS)

 

The Admire runs the latest version of Android, 2.3.4 (Gingerbread), which is a big plus. Samsung hasn't done much tinkering with the UI, so it's a relatively straight Android build. There are five customizable home screens you can swipe between, which...

Runs Android 2.3. Inexpensive monthly plans

Mediocre call quality. No 3G (or 4G). Low-quality camera

The Samsung Admire is a decent, midrange Android smartphone for taking advantage of the inexpensive monthly plans on MetroPCS, but there are better options available.

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Samsung Vitality ? Full Featured Android Smartphone

 

Samsung Vitality is a midrange Android smartphone that provides good size touchscreen, full suite of Cricket?s services such as Mobile Web and Muve Music Service, fast access to social networking sites and 3.5 inch HVGA display keyboard for easy and...

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Hands-on with Cricket's Samsung Vitality with Muve Music

 

We've spent some quality time the past few days with the Samsung Vitality from Cricket Communications, and we've come away pleasantly surprised. With the Vitality, you've got a mid-level Android smar...

As you'll see in the video above, Muve is an easy-to-use music service. But what really makes it shine is that Cricket's made the billing process as simple as can be. Actually, there is no billing. No per-song fee. You pay $65 a month for unlimited...

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Samsung Vitality

 

The Samsung Vitality is a great phone option for commitment-phobes with a yen for technical features such as music on-the-go, web and email access and excellent app availability. Unfortunately, the nature of the pay-as-you-go service that comes with...

This pay-as-you-go smartphone has oodles of high-tech features and exceptional access to apps

Music, internet, email and games makes this phone more expensive than basic prepaid models

The Samsung Vitality is the most sophisticated phone available for zero-commitment service plans.

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"Great phone for a terrific price."

 

Overall, I'm very happy with the Vitality. It has served me well in the 3.5 months I've had it. I work in construction, and was worried about the phone being too fragile, but it has held up better than any phone I have previously owned by a long shot....

Very good value. Bright, vibrant screen. Plenty of processing speed for most apps & games. Sturdy build. Easy SD card access. Excellent camera. The speaker that came packaged with it is suprisingly powerful and clear.

Muve music severely limits storage space. Speaker is very quiet. Phone restarts itself from time to time. No flash for camera.

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"I LOVE IT!!"

 

Other than the occasional turning off by itself, this is a great phone!

This is my 1st Android phone, and I absolutely love it...it's gonna be pretty hard for me to find another phone that will make me want to give this up!

Sometimes it turns off by itself when I'll have it in my pocket.