Samsung Convoy SCH-U640 – Verizon Wireless

Samsung Convoy is a rugged feature phone that comes with a decent set of features. On the exterior you have a stamp like display that shows the usual: date, time, battery life, signal strength and numeric caller ID; plus, because it supports color, it also shows photo caller ID and it doubles as the camera’s viewfinder. Underneath this screen, you have three music controls and a large speaker. Once you flip it open, you will find a 2.2 inches LCD display that delivers colorful graphics and a crisp text. The navigation array consists of two soft keys, a square toggle with OK button in the middle, a dedicated camera shutter and voice dial keys, Talk, Clear and End/ Power buttons. Both the navigation array and the alphanumeric keypad are rather flat, but because they are well spaced and brightly back lit the typing experience is decent. Convoy has basic features, such as: alarm clock, world clock, speakerphone, 1000 contact phone book, notepad, calendar, stop watch, calculator. More advanced users will appreciate the presence of GPS (VZ Navigator), voice commands, Bluetooth, WAP 2.0 browser...

Samsung Jack – AT&T Wireless

Samsung Jack is a smartphone that definitely aims at an audience that loves texting as it comes with a full QWERTY keyboard and decent messaging features. You have text and multimedia messaging with threaded chat view, instant messaging and mobile email with access to POP3/ IMAP accounts and to Outlook Web Access; you also have great call quality. You can view attachments in Word, Excel and Power Point format files. The 2.4 inches LCD display delivers colorful images and legible text, but it will not impress you by any means. Underneath the screen, you have the navigation array and the QWERTY keyboard. The latter has decent sized buttons that are clearly delineated from each other and, overall, the typing experience is a pleasant one. However, we would have wished for the keys to be much better spaced between each other. This Windows Mobile 6.1 device has basic features, such as: vibrate mode, polyphonic ringer, conference call capability, alarm clock, calendar, speakerphone and others. More advanced users will appreciate the presence of GPS (AT&T Navigator), stereo Bluetooth, voice commands, Wi- Fi, internet browser and...

HTC Ozone – Verizon Wireless

HTC Ozone has a good set of messaging features, which will definitely please the texting fanatics. You have text and multimedia messaging with threaded support, instant messaging, decent call quality, visual voice mail (for which you will have to pay a monthly fee) and email. You have access to POP3 / IMAP accounts and to Microsoft Exchange server. Ozone comes with Microsoft Office Mobile Suite, which means that you can view and edit Word/ Excel/ Power Point documents. To input a text, you have a full QWERTY keyboard at your disposal. The latter has decent sized buttons, but because they do not have any space between them, the keypad looks and feels a little bit cramped. However, the keys are raised above the surface, which makes typing easier. You have a large space bar, dedicated @ and speakerphone keys and the numbers are highlighted in bright lemon green. The 2.4 inches LCD display delivers colorful graphics, but its low resolution (240 x 320 pixels) does take its told. The basic phone features include: a phone book limited by the available memory, alarm clock,...

Cell phone cover faceplates

Cover faceplates are the most convenient and cheap way to change the design of your mobile device and express your personality. It is up to you what cell phone cover to choose, however, it is necessary to select cellular phone faceplates wisely: choose authentic trademarks and do not select imitations.  Take into consideration reviews written by other customers, they can help you to make a right decision. Many producers of cell phones propose different cell faceplates and casings for the models so try to search there at first. Keep in mind that you can choose between fiber, plastic, metal, leather and rubber...

Sonim xp1300 core

This device was specially created for those who often drop the phone or drown it, it is not as easy to break it as it may seem. This phone was built to last – you will hardly find more durable cell phone. The interface and controls are user-friendly and the audio clarity is good. There are no high-end apps or camera, so the set of functions is low. The call quality is also poor as the volume is low. Sonim Core is large and bulky and the belt clip is the best place to carry it because you will hardly find appropriate pocket for it. It is waterproof and the casing is made of tough rubber and fiberglass, and the battery cover is strongly...

Sanyo incognito boost mobile 2

Sanyo Incognito showed itself at Boost Mobile to good advantage, as it is a real budget device ($129.99) with no contract so now users of RadioShack, best Buy, Target or Wal-Mart choose it. The advantages are obvious: this device proposes QWERTY keyboard, 3G and GPS at affordable price. In addition, the design of the phone is sleek and eye-catching and the interface is surprisingly fast. The keyboard is convenient and that makes incognito boost mobile phone app perfect for messaging. However, several disadvantages will rain on the parade: the call quality is poor and the quality of photos calls for improvement. The music player requires enhancement...