Samsung Vice

AKA: Messager II R560 / Vice R561

Available at: Bell, Virgin Mobile

6/10 AVG.
RATING
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 82 reviews

The Samsung Vice is a horizontal slider that offers a solid feature mix. Closed, the Vice offers a 2.2 inch, 240 x 320 pixel resolution display, a large, circular navigation pad with dedicated “send” and “end” keys familiarly located on the left and right respectively, and an alpha-numeric keypad consisting of responsive but slightly too small buttons.

Open, the Vice reveals a full QWERTY keyboard. This particular keyboard consists of keys which are uniform, small, rectangular cut-outs and without tactile differentiation, which can make typing difficult. The Vice is not alone in this, and a test drive is never a bad idea when shopping around, especially if you plan to do a lot of texting.

The Vice offers a 2MP camera, video record, Bluetooth, GPS, MP3, Speakerphone and a full suite of basic phone features. With the Samsung Vice, you can SMS, MMS, and send and receive email.

With up to four hours of talk time and up to 230 hours of standby time, the Samsung Vice is a contender in the very crowded slider slice of the cell phone market.

Specs summary

Screen
2.2"

The Samsung Vice's screen is 2.2 inches with 240 x 400 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
2+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
40 MB

Internal memory is 40 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
960mAh

The phone is powered by a 960 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 9.5 days standby time, 240 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

Samsung VICE Mobile Phone - White w/ QWERTY & T9 3G CDMA 2MP Camera Bluetooth

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

Samsung VICE Mobile Phone - White w/ QWERTY & T9 3G CDMA 2MP Camera Bluetooth

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

SAMSUNG SCH-R561 RED(BELL) Cellular Phone

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  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

GREAT BELL MOBILITY SCH-R561 SAMSUNG VICE QWERTY SLIDER CELL PHONE 100% READY

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  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

MINT WHITE SAMSUNG VICE R561 FOR BELL MOBILITY

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  • Condition: Refurbished
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 82 reviews

The Samsung Vice is a horizontal slider that offers a solid feature mix. Closed, the Vice offers a 2.2 inch, 240 x 320 pixel resolution display, a large, circular navigation pad with dedicated “send” and “end” keys familiarly located on the left and right respectively, and an alpha-numeric keypad consisting of responsive but slightly too small buttons.

Open, the Vice reveals a full QWERTY keyboard. This particular keyboard consists of keys which are uniform, small, rectangular cut-outs and without tactile differentiation, which can make typing difficult. The Vice is not alone in this, and a test drive is never a bad idea when shopping around, especially if you plan to do a lot of texting.

The Vice offers a 2MP camera, video record, Bluetooth, GPS, MP3, Speakerphone and a full suite of basic phone features. With the Samsung Vice, you can SMS, MMS, and send and receive email.

With up to four hours of talk time and up to 230 hours of standby time, the Samsung Vice is a contender in the very crowded slider slice of the cell phone market.

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Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

A solid – just above entry level – device

from Mobile Syrup (over 5 years ago)

We have been playing around with the Samsung Vice for the past few days and find it to be a solid – just above entry level – device. The best quality about the Vice is it’s price point at $49.95 on a 3-year contract. This is currently exclusively available at Bell and is a North American... More

I love this phone because

(over 2 years ago)

its just so amazing for its price

  10/10

This phone WILL make you Crazy :(

(over 2 years ago)

I had the phone for roughly a year, and at first it was okay. It froze and glitched occasionally, but that was pretty much it. I never experienced difficulties with the keyboard though, so I'm not sure why people complain about it, but that could just be me. Any-who, long-story-short, the phone... More

  1/10

bad for anger management

(over 3 years ago)

I have had this phone for 10 months it started making me angry almost with in the first month. The text duplicate feature is so horrible excepicaly if you only text one or 2 people. You be almost 10 mins going through your texts to get the text u just received. The Bluetooth is only good for calls and... More

  1/10

Medeocre

(over 3 years ago)

Pros: durable, decent battery life if battery is cared for right (when to charge it, etc.) calls are okay, fun photo settings Cons: it freezes, sends duplicate messages, the keyboard sucks cuz it goes down and there's an awkward lip, and the keys have no bump to distinguish them, and sometimes... More

  3/10

It's bad but not super Bad

(over 3 years ago)

-as many people have mentioned it groups common texts together - Battery life next to none -Tex-ting, once you get used to the keyboard (took me about a month) its okay. -Durability, i dropped mine into a bucket of water works okay (has the same issues it had before) -The OS system has many glitches -... More

  5/10

WORST PHONE EVER

(over 3 years ago)

this phone sucks! i have had it for about 7 months and i hate it! It's big, heavy, bulky and everything else you dont want in a phone! the worst part is that it can unlock it's self in you pocket and call anyone it wants, even 911!!! (happened twice and i got in some troubble)

  1/10

Biggest waste of money ever

(over 3 years ago)

This phone shuts off all the time the battery is crap the thing that turns breaks all the time I took this phone I'n sooo many times got fed up then just bought a new phone!! I'm telling you don't by this phone!!!

  1/10

Worst phone ever!

(over 3 years ago)

I've had this piece of junk for 2 years now, and have hated every minute of owning this phone. It took forever to get it connected to my PC since Bell doesn't tell you how to do it. There are next to no apps available for this phone, despite the sales staff telling me it was going to be a great... More

  1/10

alright phone.

(over 3 years ago)

i had this phone for 14 months, then i broke it :P it was my fault i broke it, i dropped it in the toilet. i loved this phone, it had great features and stuff. i loved it! it was extremely durable. i would drop it down the stairs (by accident) and throw it across my house when I'm mad and it wouldn't... More

  5/10

Pretty good phone

(over 3 years ago)

I seriously don't mind this phone at all. Ive had it for about 7 months, and it seems to be alright. I got mad at it, and threw it at a wall, and its still working just fine :) the only things that really bother me about it, is the quality of the video camera, i get duplicates, and then i have to... More

  5/10

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