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Samsung Admire / Vitality SCH-R720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Samsung Admire / Vitality SCH-R720. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The usability and battery are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and connectivity, and reviews are divided on the performance.

price, battery, usability, portability, size

reliability, camera, sound, connectivity, GPS navigation

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 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. People really like the portability and screen. The usability and battery are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the performance. The camera and connectivity get critical comments.

price, battery, usability, screen, portability

reliability, durability, connectivity, camera

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Admire Prepaid Android Phone, Grey (MetroPCS)Samsung Sch-r720 Admire/rookie/vitality Series Standard 1600mah LithiuSamsung Admire Mirror Screen Protector (Samsung SCH-R720)

May, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

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...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

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.

Sep, 2011
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Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung Admire SCH-r720 review: Samsung Admire SCH-r720

 

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.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: (etechreviews.net)

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...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Phil Nickinson (androidcentral.com)

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...

Sep, 2011

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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.

Consumer review by: speedracerterri (cnet.com)

"Battery life when using as an android makes it unusable"

 

ordered a new battery same thing. Searched on line for upgrading battery on this particular phone..pulled up match but when it took me to cricket site there was no battery upgrade. Just new phones. i only use 1 mg of internet time a month but pay as if...

It has held up well for the price however it is so worthless as if you use it as android battery lasts 4 hours tops. Have went thru two. Wanted to upgrade to longer life, cheaper than a new one but found Cricket to be no help.Can't contact via email.

phone has nice screen and has held up well.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: BDK345 (cnet.com)

"Good smartphone that won't break the bank! Great value!"

 

This is my first smartphone, overall I like it. Although there is the downside of low internal memory, for $49 I really can't complain. This is an excellent deal. If you're looking for an inexpensive yet decent smart phone from Metro PCS, I'd recommend...

-Decent Processor

-Although it's a good camera, it has no flash

Mar, 2012
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