Specs summary

Screen
2.2"

The Samsung Propel's screen is 2.2 inches with 220 x 176 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

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
50 MB

Internal memory is 50 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC 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 10.5 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Reviews summary

7.7/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 39 reviews

The Samsung Propel is a sturdy QWERTY slider (say THAT five times fast!) that puts texting front and center.

While QWERTY keypads are usually found on smartphones, Samsung uses said keypad effectively on the Propel to enhance and expedite text messaging. Users will enjoy the advantages offered by such a layout over a traditional nine-key, alpha-numeric keypad. The keypad also has a dedicated camera key, making the 1.3 megapixel camera easy to access.

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That said, the keypad was a bit disappointing. They keys did not have the non-slip feel and texture of, say, a BlackBerry, and the top row of keys were challenging, since they are just below the bottom edge of the top half of the phone when open.

Overall, this probably won’t be a problem, since this phone is geared toward people who are most likely transitioning from an alpha-numeric keypad, in which case the benefits far outweigh the small inconveniences.

The 2.2 inch display is large and adequate, but its 176 x 220 pixel display is unfortunately not as crisp as other displays on lesser phones.

With the Samsung Propel, you can text quickly, MMS, and email via MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger. The WAP 2.0 browser provides internet access, though not to be confused with a full HTML experience. The Propel also offers Bluetooth, speakerphone, MP3 player and microSD memory expansion.

Pros: QWERTY keypad, thoughtful design.

Cons: A bit of an “unfinished” feel.

Verdict: The Samsung Propel is a sturdy phone that makes texting quick and easy. If you do a lot of texting but do not want to move up to a smartphone, Samsung offers a great alternative in the Propel.


Reviews (7.7/10 Avg. rating)


Phone Scoop

It's an ingenious design solution. Innovative ergonomics are nice, of course, but there's both more and less to the Propel than meets the portrait eye

from Phone Scoop

Propel has a great (and hopefully soon-to-be-imitated) form factor, a handy QWERTY keyboard, an above average music player and camera, above-average talk-time battery life, speedy Web access, and plenty of other extras, all for a bargain price. Propel is perfect if you're less a talker than texte...More

Propel has a great (and hopefully soon-to-be-imitated) form factor, a handy QWERTY keyboard, an above average music player and camera, above-average talk-time battery life, speedy Web access, and plenty of other extras, all for a bargain price. Propel is perfect if you're less a talker than texter and you can't stand multi-tapping. But you get what you pay for – or, more accurately, you don't get what you pay for if you like to converse and/or listen to music. Poor voice quality, the poor LCD screen, no way to program a non-listed email domain, no included earbuds and no 3.5mm jack are all unfortunate deal breakers.

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MobileBurn

Excellent Internet and messaging features

from MobileBurn

Overall, Samsung delivers an excellent messaging device with the Propel slider. I like its sturdy build, compact size, QWERTY keyboard and ability to quickly load the mobile web. Most importantly, as a phone, it maintained a full 3G signal for the entirety of my review. I give it a "Recommended" rating. If, however, you are looking for a phone with leading multimedia capabilities, I would say look elsewhere....

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Overall, Samsung delivers an excellent messaging device with the Propel slider. I like its sturdy build, compact size, QWERTY keyboard and ability to quickly load the mobile web. Most importantly, as a phone, it maintained a full 3G signal for the entirety of my review. I give it a "Recommended" rating. If, however, you are looking for a phone with leading multimedia capabilities, I would say look elsewhere.

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Amazon

ok

from Amazon
ok so iv had this fone for over a year. over time the battery lasts shorter and shorter everyday. i have to charge it twice a day now. the charger plugin thing doesnt even work anymore unless its in a certain position which takes about 10 minutes to make it charge. the fone gets wiggly after a couple m...More
ok so iv had this fone for over a year. over time the battery lasts shorter and shorter everyday. i have to charge it twice a day now. the charger plugin thing doesnt even work anymore unless its in a certain position which takes about 10 minutes to make it charge. the fone gets wiggly after a couple months of just sliding it up and down. i dont suggest this fone to anyone Less

phone is terrible

me and my father both have these phones and face the same problems 1 dropped calls.. constantly 2 text do not send.. while it registers i have multiple bars in 3g 3 registers i have no signal and five bars at the same time 4 goes from 5 bars to completely dead while resting phone in the same exact...More
me and my father both have these phones and face the same problems 1 dropped calls.. constantly 2 text do not send.. while it registers i have multiple bars in 3g 3 registers i have no signal and five bars at the same time 4 goes from 5 bars to completely dead while resting phone in the same exact spot 5 phone has never seen water and the strip is red 6 constantly glitches, such as when turning on it will continue to turn off and on until i take the battery out, will have people say they reached my voice mail and i will never receive the voice mail, screen turns various colors, etc. 7 the camera is very grainy, and the editing feature is terrible and awfully basic. 8 overall i completely regret choosing this phone, i made the mistake of judging the phone by its design. i personally will never purchase another phone made by samsung do to the mulitiple problems i have had, and AT&T doing nothing about it. Less
Amazon

So so

from Amazon
I have to agree with other reviewers: Overall this is a decent phone. The phone is a nice size, and has a nice sliding lock, and a big screen. The caller id is also a good feature, thought that is nothing new on Samsung models (I've had it since 2004 on an older one). I've never before owned a QWERTY k...More
I have to agree with other reviewers: Overall this is a decent phone. The phone is a nice size, and has a nice sliding lock, and a big screen. The caller id is also a good feature, thought that is nothing new on Samsung models (I've had it since 2004 on an older one). I've never before owned a QWERTY keyboard on a phone, and have little use for it, since I do very little text messaging. But it's nice, I suppose, if you are a heavy text-message sender. The phone also features good alarms, which can double for as backup for your Palm Pilot, if you carry one of those as well (as I do). On the con side, however, the phone reception is rather poor, and the battery does not last as long as it should. Sometimes, the phone just dies temporarily, for no apparent reason. And --- another big problem --- the front button on the phone (as someone else noted) starts a web browser. We do not have any internet access or data on our plan, either, and the extra fees every time this button gets slammed is a royal pain --- um, and unnecessary, really maddening expense. I'll have to try disabling the WEB browser by creating a dummy profile and setting up the browser only for the Fake non-profile. Too bad Samsung didn't think of that before they put that button where they did. Honestly, I preferred my old Samsung flip phone, which has better reception and works fine for my simple needs. Unfortunately, though, I can't replace it. They don't make the old more basic utilitarian models any more. Less
Phonedog

Exactly what i needed...and wanted.

from Phonedog
Pro: Good design, comfortable in hand and pocket, VERY customizable, durable, you can set it to lock upon sliding shut, AMAZING battery life (about 2 full days for my device) Con: Middle button goes to Internet. The speaker phone could be a little louder. Using experience: 3 months I've had the pho...More
Pro: Good design, comfortable in hand and pocket, VERY customizable, durable, you can set it to lock upon sliding shut, AMAZING battery life (about 2 full days for my device) Con: Middle button goes to Internet. The speaker phone could be a little louder. Using experience: 3 months I've had the phone for a few months and it works great. The middle button does go straight to internet, however you can set the phone so that it automatically locks when slid shut and that helps control any unwanted browsing. I was looking for a phone that was a bit more high end but I didn't need a smart phone and I didn't want to pay for a phone that would come with a bunch of apps that i don't use. This device does carry more than average apps though. It has GPS and yellowpages, a nice music player with xm, and 1000 available address book entries. It is an all around great phone. I've even dropped it a few times and it still works smooth, even the slide is still smooth. I worried that this phone might be too bulky but it is not. Im a pretty small girl person with small jean pockets and it still fits in the pockets. it is not too big in my hand nor does it look like im talking on a cell phone from 1999. Less

Dont Waste Money

The phone has been a step back from the previous phones that I have had. It drops call like a habit. If it would not drop calls it would be worth it. The other features are alright but the drop calls are just not acceptable. The phone will show bars and people on the other end of the call will constant...More
The phone has been a step back from the previous phones that I have had. It drops call like a habit. If it would not drop calls it would be worth it. The other features are alright but the drop calls are just not acceptable. The phone will show bars and people on the other end of the call will constantly tell you that they cannot hear you. When I have to make a important call, I have to use my older phone. Thankfully I keep the old one because this phone is worthless. Less

I love this phone!

This phone is amazing, I've had it for about a month now and it's great. The battery life is a beast, texting is a snap, it has amazing service (maybe that's Rogers though and not the phone), the speaker phone option is loud and clear. Everything about the phone fits with me perfectly. The first day...More
This phone is amazing, I've had it for about a month now and it's great. The battery life is a beast, texting is a snap, it has amazing service (maybe that's Rogers though and not the phone), the speaker phone option is loud and clear. Everything about the phone fits with me perfectly. The first day I had the phone, the battery came only half charged. I got it around 11 in the morning, and that half battery lasted me all my first day, plus the whole second day (I let the phone drain the battery completely so it "knows it's end"). I can now, on a FULL battery, go up to three days without charging the bugger, and I'm texting all day long. Texting is really, really easy on this phone. Positions of periods, comas, and the fact I didn't have to use the FN button to get to the question mark took a little getting used to, but overall, the layout is amazing and easy as well. As for some of the features, such as the music player, I haven't had a chance to play with too much. I have an iPod so i don't use the mp3 player on the phone. Mobile browsing is alright, but once again, I don't use it often. For the amount of time I use it it's great though! Overall, I'm more than just satisfied with this phone. Less
Amazon

Very good phone.

from Amazon
I have only had this phone for three days now but so far I am extremely happy with it. Sites look great on it. It's my first Querty keyboard and it's great still getting use to not waiting to hit the right letter, I forget that I could type continuously. One thing I have noticed, when talking, it seem...More
I have only had this phone for three days now but so far I am extremely happy with it. Sites look great on it. It's my first Querty keyboard and it's great still getting use to not waiting to hit the right letter, I forget that I could type continuously. One thing I have noticed, when talking, it seems voices on the other end are extremely deep, they have a lot of bass or something and it distorts what is being said- or maybe my hearing is not what it use to be. One more thing. I think Samsung could have been more kind and allowed this phone to have more picture and video features, like 2.0 mega pixel instead of the 1.3, or maybe a light so you can find your keys in the dark. Less

Don Not Buy

I bought this phone for my wife 5 months back and as of 2 days back, the phone would not turn on or charge. When i took to the AT&T store, they said the moisture paper turned red/orange (should be white it seems) and tha the phone warranty does not hold. Got the same answer by calling AT&T warranty dep...More
I bought this phone for my wife 5 months back and as of 2 days back, the phone would not turn on or charge. When i took to the AT&T store, they said the moisture paper turned red/orange (should be white it seems) and tha the phone warranty does not hold. Got the same answer by calling AT&T warranty dept. Now they ask us to get new phones, but we have to pay the full price as the price listed on the website is for new customers only as per ATT. I have 2 year contract and stuck. I really hate their service. Less
Amazon

Great phone!

from Amazon
I really can't tell you about connectivity as I don't go online with it. The only "complaints" I have with this phone is: 1. The speaker is in the back 2. I can't read a text while on the phone 3. When talking on it it gets hot 4. Lastly it over heats and disconnects if I'm using it while plugged in Other than that I love my phone.
I really can't tell you about connectivity as I don't go online with it. The only "complaints" I have with this phone is: 1. The speaker is in the back 2. I can't read a text while on the phone 3. When talking on it it gets hot 4. Lastly it over heats and disconnects if I'm using it while plugged in Other than that I love my phone. Less

HORRIBLE!

i am not very pleased with this fone my background slides down and all i can see is white and it will not go back it makes me very angry



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 15, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 50 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.97 W/kg
Body: 0.82 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
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 300 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors White, Blue, green
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.8 x 5.9 x 1.5 cm (3.9 x 2.3 x 0.6 in)
Weight 107 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (STN)
Colors 65k
Resolution 220 x 176 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
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 QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 6 numbers, 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, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
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 Wallett No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
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 No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games No
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-A767

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