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Samsung Evergreen review

6.7/10 AVG.
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6.7/10
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The Samsung Evergreen currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
1.92"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Top Ten Reviews

The Samsung Evergreen is a budget cell phone that is striving to go green. Even with the weak body and the poor call quality, this device offers several useful multimedia and calling features. This cell phone provides excellent social networking and text capabilities and is an ideal phone for a teen...

- Top Ten Reviews Team, Top Ten Reviews
PC Magazine

Samsung says the Evergreen is made from recycled plastics, is free of hazardous substances, and comes with a slew of eco-themed apps. It also has packaging made from 80 percent recycled paper with soy ink. As a result, the Evergreen easily qualifies for our GreenTech Approved award. But we're do...

- Jamie Lendino, PC Magazine
CNET

The 3G-capable Evergreen has enough interface perks and midrange features to make it a good-value messaging phone for heavy texters who can do without a touch screen. A responsive slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a roomy dialpad, and AT&T's extra services, like AT&T Music, make the Evergreen a...

- Jessica Dolcourt , CNET
PhoneArena

A good choice for those who take a liking in the preservation of the planet – but don't expect it to turn heads.

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Evergreen on November 7, 2010.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Evergreen user manual here.


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


If your Evergreen has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
1.92"

The Samsung Evergreen's screen size is 1.92 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a Unknown processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10 days standby time.

Samsung Evergreen Specs

Overview
Release date November 7, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 3.6
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor Unknown
Internal Storage 256 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1 W/kg
Body: 1.04 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
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: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm (4.6 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 128 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 1.92 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
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, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-A667

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Critic Reviews


Top Ten Reviews

This phone will help save the planet, while keeping you up-to-date with the latest gossip

from Top Ten Reviews

The Samsung Evergreen is a budget cell phone that is striving to go green. Even with the weak body and the poor call quality, this device offers several useful multimedia and calling features. This cell phone provides excellent social networking and text capabilities and is an ideal phone for a t...More

The Samsung Evergreen is a budget cell phone that is striving to go green. Even with the weak body and the poor call quality, this device offers several useful multimedia and calling features. This cell phone provides excellent social networking and text capabilities and is an ideal phone for a teenager who wants to stay in touch with their friends and the latest trends.

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PC Magazine

Environment friendly phone with not so friendly data plan

from PC Magazine

Samsung says the Evergreen is made from recycled plastics, is free of hazardous substances, and comes with a slew of eco-themed apps. It also has packaging made from 80 percent recycled paper with soy ink. As a result, the Evergreen easily qualifies for our GreenTech Approved award. But we're...More

Samsung says the Evergreen is made from recycled plastics, is free of hazardous substances, and comes with a slew of eco-themed apps. It also has packaging made from 80 percent recycled paper with soy ink. As a result, the Evergreen easily qualifies for our GreenTech Approved award. But we're docking it a point because of AT&T's consumer-unfriendly practices with texting phones.

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CNET

An eco-friendly phone with a budget friendly price

from CNET

The 3G-capable Evergreen has enough interface perks and midrange features to make it a good-value messaging phone for heavy texters who can do without a touch screen. A responsive slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a roomy dialpad, and AT&T's extra services, like AT&T Music, make the Evergree...More

The 3G-capable Evergreen has enough interface perks and midrange features to make it a good-value messaging phone for heavy texters who can do without a touch screen. A responsive slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a roomy dialpad, and AT&T's extra services, like AT&T Music, make the Evergreen appealing to budget-conscious socialites and tree-huggers alike.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

The Samsung Evergreen is a good choice for those who take a liking in the preservation of the planet – but don't expect it to turn heads

from PhoneArena

If there's one thing that's clearly evident with most eco-friendly phones, it has to be that they're not all too appealing in terms of design – and the Samsung Evergreen follows accordingly. However, it proves to be quite functional at its core as being a messaging phone. Typically, the nam...More

If there's one thing that's clearly evident with most eco-friendly phones, it has to be that they're not all too appealing in terms of design – and the Samsung Evergreen follows accordingly. However, it proves to be quite functional at its core as being a messaging phone. Typically, the name of the game here is its focus on being eco-friendly, and rightfully so, it also manages to excel in that regard with its choice of recycled materials and environmentally conscious apps. Although there are better and more attractive messaging handsets out there, you undoubtedly will need to pay more for all the extra features and functionality.

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User Reviews


Good phone, bad software

Pro: Good style Strong build Good battery Good keyboard Con: Samsung software They tell this to be a messaging phone, with threaded messaging, and the likes. However, this phone is bogged down by software that is far from built for messaging. Having to confirm the number you are texting before sendin...More
Pro: Good style Strong build Good battery Good keyboard Con: Samsung software They tell this to be a messaging phone, with threaded messaging, and the likes. However, this phone is bogged down by software that is far from built for messaging. Having to confirm the number you are texting before sending each text message is absolutely retarded. And the threaded view, isn't really much of a view, just a summary. Overall, I'd recommend it, but not at the top of my Telus recommendation list. Less

Decent Talk and Text Phone

I just purchased this phone. My first impression is the phone is a decent phone for those who simply wish to talk and text. The size of the slider keyboard and layout of the letters seems good. The phone menus seem easy to navigate around. Call quality has been fine (I'm using the phone on the Telu...More
I just purchased this phone. My first impression is the phone is a decent phone for those who simply wish to talk and text. The size of the slider keyboard and layout of the letters seems good. The phone menus seem easy to navigate around. Call quality has been fine (I'm using the phone on the Telus network). Having looked at the rest of the available HSPA phones on the Telus network, this one seemed like the best of the bunch for a simple "talk and text phone." Less

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