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Samsung R720

Samsung R720
alaScore 84

192 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 192 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and portability. The screen and performance also get good views. There are some mixed views about the sound and battery.

value for money, performance, screen, portability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung R720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 192 reviews)

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Samsung Admire SCH-r720 (red, MetroPCS)


The Samsung Admire marks another step in Android's continued march onto phones from prepaid carriers. Made for MetroPCS, the Admire isn't long on features, but it offers more than enough to keep you occupied for both a little play and some work. The...

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.

Consumer review by:

"Great phone."


I like the phone. It is laggy at times, and usually doesnt load youtube videos more than halfway, but this is probably based on the Metro network in my area. Doesnt load any faster with wifi on which is a huge downfall, and wifi on takes a toll on...

Battery life

Can be laggy at times.

Consumer review by:

"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


Consumer review by:

"Works for me"


Most of the negatives I've read about this phone don't exist for me, such as battery life. Sure it ain't greatest, but I get better life than 3 hours. I have to charge it once a day. No deal breaker. Then again, I use the internet lightly because I am...

It does what I need it to do, Email, Facebook, Twitter. The voice recognition works pretty well. I was impressed.

Not many, really. Speed is a little bit slow, but that is to be expected in a low end Android. But, when connected to a wifi network, speed is decent.

Consumer review by:

"Phone keeps shutting down!"


Samsung truly sucks - I hated their printers and should have known better

Android - love it

Battery life is abysmal

Consumer review by:

"very good phone that is it."


the phone is better when it is rooted !!!!!!!!!!!!!

3.5 regular screen (like iPhone)

196 MB of storage a litte to low for me

Consumer review by:

"Awesome phone!"


This phone is just overall a good phone, I mean it is MetroPCS how do people expect this phone is be the best device, if all they do is complain about the phone then why did they even get it in the first place, yes there is no flash, but so way use a...

It's affordable, yet it feels like a high-end smart phone.

None so far

Consumer review by:



this is a well rounded phone. it does what i need it to do, call people! the camera isnt bad,and the navigation is a nice feature. for 79 bucks IM HAPPY. i get an android, a touchscreen, and a cheap plan.

small, lightweight and the touch screen is accurate bright, and not sluggish at all.The call quality was excellent !!! super clear.

the battery life is not great. :/

Consumer review by:

"Pretty nice, fast phone with a good touchscreen."


An all-around good phone. It's definitely 100 times better than the Huawei M835 for only $20/$40 more. I plan on using it until it dies. The size is perfect for typing with tiny fingers.

Camera with auto-focus; sensitive touchscreen; 800 MHz processor; nicely-sized screen; very comfortable in my hands, regardless of their tiny size; fits iPod earphones; 2.3 gingerbread; gorilla glass; SD slot + camera button on the side of the phone

No flash; touchscreen sometimes acts a bit weird; no phone button on the bottom; call quality is iffy

Consumer review by:

"In love with my ADMIRE, So good I Admire it! :-)"


Though I don't like the Metro internet speed, I love to use mt phone at home with my 5G Optimum boost speed. Cheap and good. The best for the price.Fairly good space, great in weight and the OS is amazing. Also, it comes with good and useful apps included

The speed of Metro PCS wireless WiFi and the poor volume quality of on call volume. Also, camera is not too good.

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / Blu-ray Writer / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / 4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
True Resolution:HD+ / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT520M / Mobility Radeon HD 4330 / Mobility Radeon HD 4650


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:45GM / 45PM / HM65 / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo / CORE I5 / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-2410M / P7350 / P8700 / T4200 / T4300 / T6600 / T7350