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Samsung Jitterbug Plus review

4.5/10 AVG.
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4.5/10
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The Samsung Jitterbug Plus currently has an Informr score of 4.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Samsung Jitterbug Plus is designed for and marketed to seniors. It’s stand-out features include a 2.2-inch color display with large on-screen characters and a alphanumeric keyboard with large buttons.

As a simple clamshell phone, the Jitterbug Plus has no need for speedy multi-core processors or gigabytes of internal RAM. As soon as you take it out of the box and power it on, it’ll be ready for use. The fact that it has a very limited feature set means that users will have no trouble getting used to how it works. And it’s one of the longer lasting handsets in its price range thanks to a battery that gives it up to 6 hours of talk time per charge.

Although the Jitterbug Plus is one of the more expensive phones in its class, it is ideally suited to the market it serves.

Need to Know: Samsung Jitterbug Plus

1. Enough RAM and internal storage space for smooth performance. (The Good)

2. Large alphanumeric keyboard and color screen. (The Good)

3. Pricey compared with other phones in its class. (The Bad)

4. Lacks certain features that are present in other basic phones. (The Bad)


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
1+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GottaBeMobile

The Jitterbug Plus is made by Samsung and it checks in with a $99 price tag without the need for a contract. The phone’s pay-as-you-go plans start at $15 per month for 50 minutes and go up to $80 per month for unlimited minutes and text messages.Unique services like 5Star Urgent Response and check-i...

- Adam Mills, GottaBeMobile
Cnet

Though I appreciate Great Call's consistent catering to an older market, the Jitterbug Plus misses the mark on some levels. True, its call quality is strong and it's easy to use, but so are a lot of feature phones out there. Other senior devices, like the PhoneEasy 740 by Doro, has an emergency call...

- Lynn La, Cnet
Cnet

Though I appreciate Great Call's consistent catering to an older market, the Jitterbug Plus misses the mark on some levels. True, its call quality is strong and it's easy to use, but so are a lot of feature phones out there. Other senior devices, like the PhoneEasy 740 by Doro, has an emergency call...

- Lynn La, Cnet


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Jitterbug Plus on June 3, 2012.


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


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


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Screen Size
2.2"

The Samsung Jitterbug Plus's screen size is 2.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
1024 MB

Internal memory is 1024 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 25 days standby time, 300 minutes.

Jitterbug Plus Specs

Overview
Release date June 3, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Processor
Internal Storage 1024 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.4 W/kg
Body: 0.42 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time No
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 300 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 25 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Material Plastic
Colors Red, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.8 x 5.1 x 2.0 cm (3.9 x 2 x 0.8 in)
Weight 82 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 128 x 128 pixels, 1.3 inches, 65k
Graphics No
Themes No
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
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 50
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar No
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games No
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-R220, Jitterbug 5

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Critic Reviews


GottaBeMobile

Quality design, fantastic keyboard and great battery life

from GottaBeMobile

The Jitterbug Plus is made by Samsung and it checks in with a $99 price tag without the need for a contract. The phone’s pay-as-you-go plans start at $15 per month for 50 minutes and go up to $80 per month for unlimited minutes and text messages.

Unique services like 5Star Urgent Response and check-in calls cost more. 5Star Urgent Response is $15 per month and allows users to get advice from nurses and puts users in touch with a wellness agent directly. Automated check-in calls cost $5 per month. Medication reminders cost $10 per month....

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The Jitterbug Plus is made by Samsung and it checks in with a $99 price tag without the need for a contract. The phone’s pay-as-you-go plans start at $15 per month for 50 minutes and go up to $80 per month for unlimited minutes and text messages.

Unique services like 5Star Urgent Response and check-in calls cost more. 5Star Urgent Response is $15 per month and allows users to get advice from nurses and puts users in touch with a wellness agent directly. Automated check-in calls cost $5 per month. Medication reminders cost $10 per month.

Voicemail costs an extra $3 per month and it costs 25 cents to upload photos to places like Facebook.

Fortunately, GreatCall allows users to manage all the billing, applications and more directly from its website which makes it easy to keep track of the devices various services.

So unfortunately while the Jitterbug and its $99 price tag may seem cheap initially, this phone is a bit of an investment.

Those that can afford the Jitterbug Plus though will get a phone with a quality design, fantastic keyboard, great battery life and a host of features that will be useful to seniors who need the extra help.

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Cnet

It's overpriced for its low-end features

from Cnet

Though I appreciate Great Call's consistent catering to an older market, the Jitterbug Plus misses the mark on some levels. True, its call quality is strong and it's easy to use, but so are a lot of feature phones out there. Other senior devices, like the PhoneEasy 740 by Doro, has an emergency c...More

Though I appreciate Great Call's consistent catering to an older market, the Jitterbug Plus misses the mark on some levels. True, its call quality is strong and it's easy to use, but so are a lot of feature phones out there. Other senior devices, like the PhoneEasy 740 by Doro, has an emergency call button, a better interface, and basic options like an alarm clock. And as far as priorities go, I'd rather have an alarm clock than the ability to upload pictures to Facebook.

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Cnet

It's overpriced for its low-end features.

from Cnet

Though I appreciate Great Call's consistent catering to an older market, the Jitterbug Plus misses the mark on some levels. True, its call quality is strong and it's easy to use, but so are a lot of feature phones out there. Other senior devices, like the PhoneEasy 740 by Doro, has an emergency c...More

Though I appreciate Great Call's consistent catering to an older market, the Jitterbug Plus misses the mark on some levels. True, its call quality is strong and it's easy to use, but so are a lot of feature phones out there. Other senior devices, like the PhoneEasy 740 by Doro, has an emergency call button, a better interface, and basic options like an alarm clock. And as far as priorities go, I'd rather have an alarm clock than the ability to upload pictures to Facebook. (Actually, throw in a graphic calendar, a calculator, and a flash while we're at it, too).

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