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.
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)
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
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 ar... Full review
Excellent Internet and messaging features
phone is terrible
Exactly what i needed...and wanted.
Dont Waste Money
I love this phone!
Very good phone.
Don Not Buy
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- Samsung Propel Manual (PDF)
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