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Samsung's SGH-a697 is a mid-range touchscreen smartphone and it uses an iPhone-inspired form factor and UI.

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Pros

Good call quality

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Excellent build quality and materials

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Above average screen quality

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Good video play back performance

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Cons

Slow on screen keyboard performance

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No 3G or Wifi

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Lack of 3.5mm headphone or headset jack

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Proprietary charging port

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Non-threaded messaging, inbox gets cluttered

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 Samsung's SGH-a697 is a mid-range touchscreen smartphone and it uses an iPhone-inspired form factor and UI, including a virtual landscape QWERTY keyboard. It is 3G capable, allowing for high speed email, internet browsing and social networking apps. Its touchscreen has navigational features like scroll zoom and gesture-based application starting. It also has a GPS receiver, intended for use with AT&T navigator (if on an AT&T plan). Other features include a music player, Bluetooth 2.1 and 2-megapixel digital camera, as well as expandable memory storage. Samsung markets this phone as an affordable alternative to competing 3G, touch smartphones, though its price point begins around $250.

Features
  • 3G HSDPA/Quad-band GSM
  • 3.0-inch 262k TFT resistive touchscreen
  • Gesture screen controls
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • 2.0-megapixel digital camera with video capture and multiple resolutions
  • A-GPS receiver
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 189MB onboard storage, expandable to 32GB with microSD card
  • SMS, MMS, EMS messaging
  • Supports multiple email clients
  • Media player
  • 5h talk time battery life
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