The Samsung Intensity III is a basic, CDMA smartphone that you should be able to reliably depend on for all your mobile messaging needs. It runs on Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile platform and features a speedy 480MHz mobile processor, 128MB of RAM, and 256MB of ROM. It comes in the slider form factor and houses a full QWERTY keyboard that can be accessed with a simple flicking motion on its side. And when you don’t need to type out extra long messages, the built-in alphanumeric keypad right below the 2.4-inchQVGA screen should work just fine.
Despite appearances, the Samsung Intensity III is actually quite feature-packed. Beneath its rugged exterior lies niceties such as GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, e-mail support, and Web browsing capabilities. It even has a 2-megapixel camera with 9x digital zoom for when you need to take the occasional candid photo. Video recording is a feature as well, and files are saved as either MP4 or 3GP.
Those who need something more powerful and even more feature-rich than the Samsung Intensity III may want to look elsewhere. But if you’re a no-frills kind of person who just wants to get stuff done, then perhaps this simple Samsung can provide everything you need.
Need To Know: Samsung Intensity III
1. Comes with useful wireless features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS as standard. (The Good)
2. Included slide-out QWERTY keyboard makes typing out long messages easy. (The Good)
3. Feature-set is very poor when compared with advanced smartphones. (The Bad)
4. Screen is too small for truly enjoyable Web browsing. (The Bad)
Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)
The low specs, flat keyboard, and unattractive look outweigh the Samsung Intensity III's rugged design and call simulator
Unfortunately, the Samsung Intensity III isn't so "intense." Although it can survive the hard bumps of daily (and sometimes, not-so-daily) use, to be worth its rugged salt, it should be water-resistant as well. In addition, its unattractive look and its all-too-flat keyboard surface are two design flaws I can't get over.
Ultimately, even though it makes solid calls and has a great call simulator for bad social situations you want to get out of, its low specs isn't worth it. Instead, consider the LG Extravert. It too is a simple feature phone on Verizon's network that has a sliding k... Full review
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