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Samsung Flight a797 Phone, Grey (AT&T)
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Samsung Flight a797 Phone, Grey (AT&T)

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2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.17 inches, 2.2 inches, 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: UMTS
  • Phone Book Capacity: 500 Entries
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 420 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 216 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002VEC858
  • Item model number: a797
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Product Description

The next-generation messaging device from Samsung, the Flight for AT&T has a vertical sliding form factor that opens to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard underneath. The Flight's unique touchscreen user interface provides one-touch access to functions like social networking shortcuts such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace as well as messaging--including SMS and MMS, instant messaging and mobile email.

The touchscreen user interface provides one-touch access to functions like shortcuts, favorites and messaging.
This phone can quickly download video, music and more over AT&T's lightning quick HSPDA 3G network. Additionally, with AT&T's 3G network, you can listen to a conference call on a headset while sending and receiving email attachments, picture messages or Web pages at the same time. This GPS-enabled phone can access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions as well as its Video Share service, which enables you to send video of yourself to another compatible phone while making a voice call. See more details on optional AT&T services below.

Other features include a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, digital audio player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion, multi-lingual text display, and up to 3 hours of talk time.

The full QWERTY keyboard provides fast and easy messaging.

Key Features

  • Fast 3G connectivity via AT&T's HSDPA/UMTS network (850/1900 MHz bands; 3.6/7.2 Mbps speeds with network availability).
  • GPS navigation capabilities via AT&T Navigator service includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options.
  • 2.8-inch touchscreen with 240 x 320-pixel resolution and 260K color depth.
  • Full 26-key QWERTY keyboard lets you easily type messages and emails fast.
  • 2-megapixel auto-focus camera with 3x digital zoom and video capture capabilities
  • Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity with stereo music streaming (A2DP) capabilities as well as hands-free headsets and car kits. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server (additional charges or subscription applicable).
  • Digital audio player enables you to create and manage playlists right on the phone; compatible with MP3 and unprotected AAC/AAC+ formats.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 16 GB.
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture and IM instant messaging (via popular services including AOL, Yahoo!, and MSN).
  • Access to personal email (AOL, Yahoo, Windows Live)
  • Organizer tools including calendar, alarm clock and more
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off.
  • Internal phonebook stores up to 2000 contacts
  • 189 MB internal memory shared between MP3 player and camera
  • Displays last 30 outgoing/incoming/missed calls

Vital Statistics
The Samsung Flight weighs 3.8 ounces and measures 4.49 x 2.06 x 0.5 inches. Its 1000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time, and up to 360 hours (15 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 3G network (850/1900 MHz; HSDPA/UMTS).

What's in the Box
Samsung Flight handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide, user manual

AT&T Services

High-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network: The dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network provides up to 3.6/7.2 Mbps of download speed, making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services, and it gives you the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services. Additionally, this phone is also compatible with 2100 MHz 3G networks found in international territories. (For use outside the United States, an AT&T international data plan is recommended.)

In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go.

The full-featured, premium AT&T Navigator GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.

AT&T's Video Share service enables you to send a live, one-way video stream to another compatible phone during a standard voice call. The service also allows you to switch the direction of the video stream during the same phone call. (Customers must be in an area served by the company's 3G network and have a Video Share-enabled phone.) While using Video Share with family and friends is a fun way to communicate, it's also very useful for business. For example, a majority of users in the architecture, engineering and construction industries rated the ability to share live video through Video Share highly, according to research commissioned by AT&T. Video Share lets you see progress on a job site or review the day's work without having to drive from an office or other site to do so.

AT&T Mobile Music enables you to buy tracks while on the go, access the Napster and eMusic subscription music services, stream music video, discover what's playing with Music ID song-recognition software, and find out what's hot with The Buzz music news portal.

Choose from a wide assortment of channels from AT&T Mobile TV.
AT&T Mobile TV allows you to watch mobile TV in broadcast quality. Tune-in to see full-length episodes of your favorite soaps, sitcoms, sports, or news programs from the networks you love. With just one touch you can see what's on now, scroll to find the next episode of your favorite show or select a time slot to reveal an episode summary of your next new favorite. Simple and easy to use the program guide is great for searching on the fly for Mobile TV to go. It provides access to 12 popular channels so you have everything you need to tune-in to your favorite shows when you're on the go. Channels include: CBS Mobile, CNBC, Comedy Central, ESPN Mobile TV, FOX Mobile, FOX News, MSNBC, MTV, NBC2Go, Nickelodeon, CNN Mobile and Pix.

AT&T provides several packages for accessing Mobile TV, and it offers parental controls that provide content filtering and purchase blocking on your phone so that you can restrict access to content that may be inappropriate for younger viewers.

Product Description

Experience mobile performance at its best with the Samsung Flight Unlocked Cellphone. This fancy looking cellphone, coated in shiny silver color, features a bright and clear 2.8" touchscreen that allows you to navigate your phone with ease. Use its QWERTY keyboard to chat of send messages to your friends easily. With its Bluetooth™ wireless technology, you can share your files with other similar devices. Capture your special moments with its built-in 2MP camera. It comes with 190MB of internal memory that allows you to save all your important files, phone numbers, and messages. It also comes with a MicroSD slot to expand your storage capacity. The Samsung Flight Unlocked Cellphone is definitely the phone for you!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy With This Phone November 17, 2009
The phone is great! Go to the AT&T store to try it out. Then come to Amazon to purchase. I was eligable for an upgrade and did it all thru Amazon. I purchased the phone on a Tuesday night, received the phone Friday. All I had to do was insert the SIM card and call AT&T to activate. I was charged the usual $18 upgrade fee and paid literally $.01 for the phone from Amazon. And I was NOT required to sign up for the monthly media service like you have to do if purchased thru AT&T. Amazon saved me over $100 and I couldn't be happier with the phone.

A few details: The phone has some weight to it. To me it feels solid and not flimsey. The slide out qwerty keyboard has nice size buttons. I personally use the touch screen for all of my needs. I text, dial, access menu and pretty much everything else from the touch screen. It's nice to have the option to dial from the large touch screen numbers versus the smaller qwerty numbers. The sound quality of the speakerphone was a big requirement for me. I do most all my talking thru speakerphone. And I have not had any problems hearing people and I even ask them if they hear me alright. No complaints as of yet. The Flight is fun to play with and not at all difficult to figure out. The battery lasted a full 3 days, and that was with me playing with it a lot the first 2 days and entering in all my contact info. I was am pleased with the battery life. I do not use the internet services so I cannot comment on that.

In conclusion, the Flight should definatly be on your short list of possibilities. And most importantly, which ever phone you choose, make sure it's one from Amazon. (Much better price)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So close it just makes me mad. January 5, 2010
This phone is so close to what I want it to be it makes me mad that it isn't there. I am a user who would like his cell phone to do more than just make phone calls, but I do not use data. Since AT&T requires every "smartphone" user to have the expensive data plan, I thought the Flight would do the trick, despite not having Wi-Fi.

The manual from the Samsung website says you can connect it to your PC via USB in 3 ways: mass storage, media player, or with Samsung's PC studio. After 12.5 hours of work, my home computer finally recognizes the phone as both a mass storage and media player device. No PC Studio is offered for this phone, and after several more hours of work, my laptop still does not recognize it. This despite an included CD-ROM that says it contains USB drivers. No such luck. The disk only has a flash player file that links to the Samsung support page for the phone which has no such drivers, only a manual.

Samsung has admitted to me in an e-mail that they do not offer USB support for this phone, which is strange since marketing materials, the phone's manual, and included documentation all refer to its USB connectivity.

I am not an expert with either computers or cell phones, but I am certainly an experienced user with both. All I want to do is sync some contacts and calendar functions. This certainly seems like something the phone was designed for, there is just no software support.

Other than that, the phone is great. It has a nice feel. I'm 6'4'' with big thumbs and have no problems with the keys, except for the top row, and that only when I have the slider case I purchased separately attached. The touch screen is responsive, although it scrolls "upside down" from what I want to.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars what a bulky and unreliable phone!!! January 11, 2010
By X. LI
I regret so much that I didn't read the reviews here before I got this phone, but I am glad I can return it in 30 days. It has some serious problems with the both the software and hardware. To name a few: the keyboard is extremely small. Not only that, it does not have button with shift or Fn function which allows you to put in symbols really easily. It took me a while even just to type in a :). I really had tough time texting on this phone. When you talk, the mute button is on the touch screen just against your ear. I accidentally muted every single call I made and it seriously annoyed me! So I tried to use the speaker phone, but the speaker phone system is way bad. I can't heard anything while driving even at the highest volume. The worst part is I keep getting repetitive msg and missing calls on the screen, and when I slide open the top, those msg are gone. I haven't hated any phones I have used, but I really really don't like this one. I am now so happy with my new pantech impact, and would definitely tell my friends that please if you don't want to be tortured by your phone, never never get this Samsung Flight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flight Review June 26, 2010
I have been using this phone for a little over a month now. So far I love everything about it except 2 things:

Firstly, the touch screen can be a pain while trying to talk. My cheek often turns mute on or hits the button to disconnect the call. While this is expected with a touchscreen, it would have been a little smarter in my opinion to make those buttons slide like many of the other ones they have on the touch screen.

Secondly, the headphone/power jack is a micro usb port. This is would inconsequential if SOMEONE, (ie Samsung, the retail stores, a vendor, etc.) would carry a micro USB to stereo headphone adapter for this phone, but don't expect your retailer go much further than telling you "We don't carry adapters designed for that phone". Samsung does offer a set of headphones designed specifically for this phone but the sound quality is quite poor and the headphones themselves prove uncomfortable.

You can buy adapters that fit that are designed for other products, but for the alot consumers, the ambiguity Samsung creates by failing to provide an adapter specific to this device just incites confusion and frustration.

Again, other than these two issues, the phone has been great.
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