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Samsung a670 review

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The Samsung a670 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 226 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Samsung released the a670 on October 14, 2004.


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Samsung backs up the a670 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung a670's screen size is Unknown with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 6 days standby time.

Samsung a670 Specs

Overview
Release date October 14, 2004
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.4 cm (3.3 x 1.8 x 0.9 in)
Weight 108 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 300
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
up to 0 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments 32 MB shared flash memory
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One tough phone

I've used this phone for several years, and it was very serviceable. One thing that really impressed me was when I couldn't find it as I was driving away, and we pulled back into the parking space to look for it. The person I was with got the idea to call the phone. It rang, and eventually I traced t...More
I've used this phone for several years, and it was very serviceable. One thing that really impressed me was when I couldn't find it as I was driving away, and we pulled back into the parking space to look for it. The person I was with got the idea to call the phone. It rang, and eventually I traced the ring to directly under the front tire of our minivan. I backed the van off it and it wasn't even scratched, continued to work great. I've got a new phone now, but I gave this to my daughter. The camera's only so-so, and no speaker, but if you want something indestructible... Less

is not good nor bad

okay i have had this phone for about 2.5 years and during that time i enjoyed it although it wasn't so great. i mean that the audio sucks and the camera is crap but hey at least is good durable phone which comes in handy when you need it

Toughest phone in existance.

I got this little baby when i first entered university from Telus. It stuck with me for 4 years and still going strong. Even though my contract expired one year ago, i am still hesitant to part with this phone. I only wish that no-frills phones like this are still around. If you are heading off to uni...More
I got this little baby when i first entered university from Telus. It stuck with me for 4 years and still going strong. Even though my contract expired one year ago, i am still hesitant to part with this phone. I only wish that no-frills phones like this are still around. If you are heading off to university, get a phone like this. It wont be stolen, it is durable (dropped it numerous times), and call clarity is unparelleled. My biggest gripe would be the horrendiously slow boot time! If you decide to charge the phone from shut down, the phone boots into the OS, only to display the 'battery charging screen' which could take upwards of a minute. Then if you wanted to make a phone call you have to 'turn on' the phone which results in booting into the OS a second time. Also the phone has a tendency to take photos inadvertantly. The camera button is to blame. The battery lasts for about 3 days in between charges (which i deem completely acceptible) and the call quality is still amazing. Im graduating this year, and entering a post-graduate program. Although I would love to keep this phone, I think a smart phone is required Less

After 4 years of use.

surprisingly still works. This phone's been through a lot, and i'm truly starting to believe that it's 'unbreakable'. After my contract ended after 3 years, i practically threw it around and it still works fine. Pros: - Durable. - Battery life is do-able (2.5-3 days) as long as you stay in areas whe...More
surprisingly still works. This phone's been through a lot, and i'm truly starting to believe that it's 'unbreakable'. After my contract ended after 3 years, i practically threw it around and it still works fine. Pros: - Durable. - Battery life is do-able (2.5-3 days) as long as you stay in areas where there is Service. If you go into areas where there isn't service, the battery will drain like crazy. - Cheap. Cons: - the Antenna on this phone will break for sure. - lack of features (nothing other than notepad, schedule, simple stuff) - Takes forever to Turn on. Overall, it's just a phone that works well and is durable as long as you don't use it like a tard. Less
Amazon

Phone's Audio died after less than 2 years

from Amazon
Verizon's attititude was "tough ! Renew and buy a new phone." When it worked, this phone had the absurd habit of taking photos of my wife's purse; it would bump up against something which would activate the camera. So caveat emptor. dave
Amazon

Best Verizon Phone

from Amazon
I had this phone for 4 years. It finally "died" on me...only because of years of use. But these days, for a phone to last that long, it says alot. Verizon should keep this phone available all the time. They no longer carry it and if they did, I'd get this phone in a second over any phone they have...More
I had this phone for 4 years. It finally "died" on me...only because of years of use. But these days, for a phone to last that long, it says alot. Verizon should keep this phone available all the time. They no longer carry it and if they did, I'd get this phone in a second over any phone they have - even the nifty new ones that have all the features that this one may not have. But if call quality, great battery life, and overall ease of use are the top requirements, this phone is a keeper. I never lost a call, had background noise, or lost signal strength. Even when everyone else around me couldn't get a signal, I had one. I miss this phone. The new one I have now from Verizon has all the gadgets I'll never use, but it also echoes in my ear when I'm trying to talk and I hear every other word from people when they are talking to me. This phone should be a staple of verizon's and make it available to everyone, at least give it as a choice. Less

the suckiest thing that ever sucked

ok so I've had my a670 for about 2 years, so here are the pros and cons Cons: -battery life sucks -speaker is much to cheap and quite -no speaker phone! -mic sucks, speak directly into it or don't bother making the call -retractible antenna wears out easly, then wont stay retracted -if you make change...More
ok so I've had my a670 for about 2 years, so here are the pros and cons Cons: -battery life sucks -speaker is much to cheap and quite -no speaker phone! -mic sucks, speak directly into it or don't bother making the call -retractible antenna wears out easly, then wont stay retracted -if you make changes to the options on the phone then try an charge the phone it will crash the software, freazing the phone. -you know I gotta be choked about this pile of crap, I own stock in samsung. Pros: -.... um aww sh*t I can help it this thing is a crappy piece of crap Less
Amazon

If only it had a speakerphone....

from Amazon
This was my "free" phone (with a two-year committment to Verizon). For today's trendy cellphone users who want to be seen in possession of stunning latest-gen technology, it won't cut it. This is a nice, small durable metal phone for people who want to make and take calls -- period. Yes, it will take...More
This was my "free" phone (with a two-year committment to Verizon). For today's trendy cellphone users who want to be seen in possession of stunning latest-gen technology, it won't cut it. This is a nice, small durable metal phone for people who want to make and take calls -- period. Yes, it will take pictures of elemental quality (even on the "quality" setting), but you have to go through the drill of using the network to send these things around, if that's your idea of fun. It's too bad that none of the smaller, inexpensive phones have simple USB ports on them, because then you could just download your pictures into your computer and be done with it. But that would cut the service provider out of a nice recurring income stream, so I don't wonder that these companies like things just like they are. My only real motivation to upgrade to another Samsung phone (also free with the two-year committment) was that this phone has no speakerphone! Yikes! Apart from the sheer convenience and enhanced safety that a speakerphone provides, in more and more states you dare not let the police see you driving around with a phone next to your ear or you'll get busted. The little phone is very tough even when handled roughly. It has an extending antenna that doesn't seem to do much of anything, and although it provides average transmission and reception performance, that's exactly what it is -- average. So much of the success and failure of cellphone usage has to do with the antenna sites you typically use, so if you can, check those out thoroughly so that you'll know where the "coverage holes" are. This is true with any cellphone, no matter how expensive it is, or how many cute features it has. Well, after all, it was free with the two-year committment to the Verizon calling plan, so the price was right. Some people change service providers for cell service, internet, etc., almost as often as they bathe, so if you aren't one of these, check to see what the service providers offer for "free". Less
Amazon

Good ole Reliable Friend

from Amazon
The Samsung A670 is not the latest and greatest, by any means. Doesn't seem to have much capability for adding ringtones, unless you use the built in WAP internet browser to get them, which costs money. On the plus side, I got a great usb combination charging and data cable on ebay from Infinite Wi...More
The Samsung A670 is not the latest and greatest, by any means. Doesn't seem to have much capability for adding ringtones, unless you use the built in WAP internet browser to get them, which costs money. On the plus side, I got a great usb combination charging and data cable on ebay from Infinite Wireless. This lets me hook my laptop directly to my cell phone and use it as a modem. I still use up cell phone minutes, but I don't incur any special Verizon data charges. Since I have free nights and weekends, which don't use any minutes, this has worked well for me. It's very important to get a combination cable, so that you never deplete your cell phone battery -- even if you are on the internet for four or five hours at a time. After I hang up, my battery is still fully charged. Phone also comes with a decent camera. Less

Samsung SCH-A670

This is a great first cell phone. Users who are more technical will be very frustrated with the bad layout, the utterly frustrating calender and the horrible setup hich results in you not being able to see what time it is when their is no service!

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