Samsung Eternity II SGH-A597 (AT&T) Reviews
This phone is beautiful, solid and well designed. The hinge is really a non-issue unless you hold your phone upside down, clenched between your fingernails or hold it upside down gripping just the bottom edge of the keyboard. The complaints are like saying the lid of a pot falls off when you put it on the stove upside down. So far the phone has been great! Most of the things that I didnt like had an app that was able to make the phone the way I want it. All the phone functions work well. Google Voice works well as a way to avoid using plan minutes. The phone seems fast. Its really beautiful to look at...and fun to use. I love Swype for times i dont feel like really typing. It's surprisingly accurate. As far as the HSPA+...its fast when its available, but it seems to cut in and out a lot. Then there are the things that I wish the phone had...not because i would necessarily use them, but because they would be cool to have. Tethering, mobile hotspot, front facing camera. The phone is a bit heavy, but you get used to it. The battery life could be better...but I am used to a Blackberry lasting a few days. i am not sure how it compares to other smart phones in the same class. The battery lasts me from about 7am to 9pm with moderate use. The location of the charging port makes it awkward to use when its charging.ProsFast, configurable, solid, classy design...beginning to love swype. It's the German car of cell phones...Cons: It's a little on the heavy side, charger port location, battery life, speakerphone is a bit raspy.