Samsung Evergreen SGH-A667 – eco-friendly phone at AT&T go phones
AT&T prepaid GoPhone Samsung Evergreen SGH-A667 is available for $179 united with individual prepaid plan of your choice: $50 monthly unlimited plan, $2 daily unlimited talk and text or 10¢/minute plan. The handset itself is eco-friendly phone specially made from 70% post–consumer plastic and packed away in also an 80% recyclable box so perfect for the environment-conciseness users. But, the plans are for most users not so affordable. So it is a shame that someone who wants to care for its environment is turned off by AT&T prepaid plans.
Apart from being recyclable, there is more to the phone that needs to be on satisfying level and that is exactly where Samsung Evergreen is. This phone does well what it’s made for and that is messaging phone for heavy texters. Apart from its key feature, this phone is the 3G-capable and has access to some very useful AT&T’s extra services like AT&T Music or AT&T Social Net. However, this phone also has selection of bloatware that‘s on your way. You can click on it by mistake and that will cost you extra. For budget-conscious users, this can be annoying.
Considering the look of the Samsung Evergreen, it is a glossy, plastic made slider with dimensions of 4.56 inches tall, 2.2 inches wide, and 0.6 inch thick and weight of 4.5 ounces. It’s not too big but big enough for spacious, four-row QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4-inch QVGA display, bright and colorful with support of 320×240 pixels resolution and 262,000 colors. For this type of phone, this is more than satisfying display. And a little something to make the design of Samsung Evergreen interesting – bright green color on the keyboard that looks great as a contrast to black.
Interesting and quite unique convenience key for opening onscreen features like texting, gaming module and the music player is the feature that will give you amaze. It is placed right where camera shutter rocker is. The lack of dedicated headphone jack makes it pity for not being able to use the music player as it be supposed to, but you can always bring Micro-USB port for help.
The Samsung Evergreen is a dual-band 3G phone that make it easy to stay connected while traveling. Besides texting and multimedia messaging, you can also stay in touch using mobile email, instant messaging, Mobile Share as well as with AT&T Social Net. You will have quick access to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, their updates on one screen with the possibility of updating your status from the phone.
Also, through AT&T Navigator, you will have GPS, voice-enabled, turn-by-turn directions, as well as through AT&T Music, you will have the opportunity to purchase more songs if you want. Except AT&T apps, some third-party apps like Where and Yellow Pages Mobile are at hand.
The Samsung Evergreen has stereo Bluetooth, 2-megapixel camera with 2x zoom which is improvement for this type of phone, the camcorder that shoots at a 320×240 resolution and 256MB of internal memory with microSD card slot for expanding it to up to 16GB. This way you will have more freedom for storing your files.
Navigating through Samsung Evergreen’s menu was super-fast as well as WAP and HTML Web pages looked sharp and colorful. What’s more, at times, pages loaded pretty fast because the browser is actually Opera Mini, that processes and compresses web pages before sending them to the mobile phone. However, that wasn’t always the case. At some times, loading time could take way too long.
Call quality is mixed. There were no breaks or interruptions in conversations, but some digital buzzing and distortion at higher volume levels were present, so the word to explain the call quality is acceptable. Speakerphone volume also had some issues on the other side of the line. It was too quiet.
Battery life of the Samsung Evergreen has a rated life of 5 hours and a standby time of 10.4 days.