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UTStarcom Coupe 8630 (Verizon Wireless)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the features and design. The screen and battery also get good feedback. Many are critical about the build quality and connectivity. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

usability, battery, screen, design, features

sound, value for money, connectivity, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the UTStarcom Coupe 8630 (Verizon Wireless) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 16 reviews)

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UTStarcom Coupe 8630 (Verizon Wireless)

 

For many people, the cell phone isn't just for communicating with friends and family; it can also be a lifeline in times of crisis. Indeed, a very good reason to own a cell phone is simply for those rare emergency situations when you need help pronto....

The Verizon Wireless Coupe offers a basic phone with dedicated keys for emergency phone numbers, as well as a stylish design and user-friendly controls

The Verizon Wireless Coupe has limited messaging and personalization options

The Verizon Wireless Coupe is perfect for senior citizens, kids, or anyone who wants easy and immediate access to an emergency contact, as long as you don't care about having a bare-bones phone.

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UTStarcom Coupe-8630

 

The UTStarcom Coupe-8630 is about as bland and boring of a phone as you can get. This device, the cheapest of the cheap, is designed specifically for the person who is looking for a device they can talk to their family and friends with - and not use...

Small and light ; ICE buttons are a nice feature

Not attractive ; Very few features ; No 3G support ; Short battery life

The UTStarcom Coupe-8630 makes a great choice for a phone to be used during an emergency. As a good day to day phone, however, the UTStarcom Coupe-8630 falls short. Buy this if you need a backup cell phone - otherwise look elsewhere for better devices.

Consumer review by:

Excellent no-frills phone with a few minor problems.

 

Small size; simple controls; easy-to-use menus; large buttons; easily-readable screen; no camera, browser or other unnecessary extras; good battery life; prominent emergency buttons; plenty of volume; dedicated buttons for speakerphone & 911

Too easy to bump side-mounted volume & voice activation buttons; confusing placement of ICE buttons & control buttons

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Avoid, good idea, bad execution.

 

Nice idea, a simple phone. BAD execution. The 911 key is next to the END key. Two older people I had try it could not keep their fingers off the side mounted volume controls. This made the ringer go low or to vibrate. Also, no volume when they needed...

display, battery life

Sound, Keys, side volume control

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Wold not by this phone again

 

I needed a phone for an internship without a camera and this was the only phone in stock. The sound quality was marginal at best and the speaker phone is very garbled. The one thing I hate about the phone is its buttons on the side. I keep my phones in...

Decent size. The ICE keys are kinda handy for making quick calls

Horrible sound quallity, cheap construction, buttons on the side

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Would not recommend

 

Poor quality phone. Must charge every day because the battery doesn't hold a charge. Cannot lock phone.

speaker phone

battery doesn't hold a charge

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Yes, it lacks lotsa BS features, but makes up for it in easy of use and screen visability

 

Wanted a phone without a lot of BS features. This is it. This 60 plus senior Dad found the phone simple to use, and easy to read outside. More important, it was simple to teach my 4 year old son how to use the ICE (in case of emergency) key feature, in...

Simple to use. The ICE feature was easy to teach to my 4 year old

None to date

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Not as good for seniors as they suggest

 

I thought this phone was answer to my prayers for my mother, a stroke victims. She has difficulty using the phone, always turning the volume down. To small to hold in her hand. Phone should be larger for the elderly.

emergency numbers, good speaker

too thin and small for elderly hands,volume button in odd spot

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UTStarcom Coupe 8630 (Verizon Wireless)

 

Small size; simple controls; easy-to-use menus; large buttons; easily-readable screen; no camera, browser or other unnecessary extras; good battery life; prominent emergency buttons; plenty of volume; dedicated buttons for speakerphone & 911

Too easy to bump side-mounted volume & voice activation buttons; confusing placement of ICE buttons & control buttons

Consumer review by:

UTStarcom Coupe 8630 (Verizon Wireless)

 

Just purchased for my spouse, who prefers to keep things simple. Haven't really used it too much yet, but my first impression is that it's just a so-so phone. When we first turned on the phone, the Verizon signature music sounded sick. Brought the...

has emergency contact buttons and large font

doesn't use standard USB connector for charging; also, documentation says pictures added to contacts via EMS -- what

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Product Specifications

The Coupe is one smooth and easy ride. With three large In Case of Emergency (ICE) speed dialing buttons and a dedicated 911 key prominently displayed on the front of the phone, enlarged font that is clear and easy to read on both screens, a simplified menu for effortless operation, dual LCD displays, a sleek little body design and great extras like text messaging and T9 predictive text input for easy text entries, EMS, a speakerphone and voice activated dialing for hands-free operation and E911 emergency support, the Coupe is a breeze to drive.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:920mAh
Standby Time (PB):229hours
Talk Time (PB):221minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Verizon Wireless
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:3.8in
Weight:3.3oz
Width:1.8in

Display

Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:UTStarcom
Model:CDM8630VW Coupe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:UTStarcom

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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