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Samsung Trender Phone, Purple (Sprint)
- 3G-enabled touchscreen phone in purple with slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for fast access to messaging and both personal and corporate e-mail
- Locate family members anytime, anywhere with Sprint Family Locator; pre-loaded instant messaging
- 1.3-megapixel camer for stills; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion to 32 GB; web browser
- Up to 5 hours of talk time; released in June, 2011
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide
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- Size (LWH): 4.2 inches, 2.2 inches, 0.6 inches
- Weight: 4 ounces
An intuitive touchscreen phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, the 3G-enabled Samsung Trender for Sprint offers you easy messaging at a great value. It comes with a pre-loaded instant messenger, and the threaded text messaging feature helps you track all your conversations at a glance. Enjoy simplified access to your favorite e-mail services--including AOL, Windows Live Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo! Mail--plus options to sync your work e-mail and calendars.
Enjoy intuitive navigation via the
2.8-inch touchscreen (see larger image).
Get fast access to all your messaging and e-mail via the slide-out QWERTY keyboard (see larger image).
The Samsung Trender is constructed using recyclable materials. Other features include a 1.3-megapixel camera for still photos, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion to 32 GB, music player, and up to 5 hours of talk time.
- Fast 3G connectivity thanks to Sprint's EV-DO, Rev A network with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps.
- Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio streaming.
Communications & Internet
- Web Browser provides real time access to check sports scores, news, weather, stocks and market indexes, as well as to online shopping .
- Virtual QWERTY keyboard
- Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
- Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).
- 2.8-inch touchscreen display
- Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- MicroUSB port
- Removable battery
- 1.3-megapixel camera for still photos only, with digital zoom, self-timer, and customizable shutter sounds.
- Music player compatible with MP3 and AAC/AAC+.
- Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Hearing Aid Compatibility: M4/T3
The Samsung Trender weighs 4 ounces and measures 4.2 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches. Its 1000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time. It runs on the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies.
What's in the Box
Samsung Trender handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide
- Broadband-like 3G network: Supporting the EV-DO Rev. A high-speed data standard, this phone enables you to download and stream high-quality video, straight onto your phone. Where coverage is available, EV-DO Rev. A connectivity provides average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps, with peak rates up to 2 Mbps.
- Access Personal and Corporate E-mail: With Sprint Mobile Email, you'll get easy access to your favorite home e-mail services including AOL, Yahoo!, Gmail, and MSN/Windows Live Hotmail and more. Additionally, you can access many other e-mail providers through the software's support of POP3 & IMAP. And Sprint Mobile Email Work enables you to access e-mail from corporate servers, including Microsoft Exchange 2000, 2003, 2007 and Lotus Notes Domino versions 6.0, 6.5 and 7.0 (with the latest software update).
- Sprint Family Locator: Locate family members anytime, anywhere from your phone or the Web without disturbing their activities. With Family Locator, you can locate your kids with interactive mapping, automatic Safety Check and a secure texting feature.
Top Customer Reviews
This phone has multiple problems which make it a real headache to use:
1. Can't answer easilly - screen lock & touch screen issues prevent from answering quickly. Most calls go to voice mail before you can answer!
2. Phone has too many levels and keys required to enter "texting mode". It is way too complex to send a simple message. As a result, my wife doesn't even use the texting capabilities we bought it for!
3. Phone "pocket dials" frequently, even when "locked"!
Overall, a waste of time and money. I can't believe that Samsung didn't do a better job of testing this phone before putting it on the market!
We bought four of these phones; one for my dad, mom, husband and myself. All of them have these issues. It's not just that I received a bad phone out of the batch.
I don't expect electronic devices to work perfectly. There are ALWAYS glitches, and for the most part I can get past them. This phone however, which is advertised as a messaging phone, fails at messaging. The one thing it is meant to do well, it can't.
-Within the messaging menu, where the folders of contacts I have been messaging are located, when I click on Contact A, I am shown within the folder that it is, in fact, Contact B. Why? Couldn't tell you. I went back to the Sprint store, had them completely reset the phone to factory settings and reload my contacts, thinking something went array the first time. Alas, no. Same issue, different contacts mixed up. This happens with both mine and my husband's phone.
-Do you often text more than one person at a time? Well, not with this phone. Otherwise, you'll be sending messages to the wrong people. When I showed this to the Sprint store support employee, she just stared at the phone, shaking her head. Which, I can't blame her. Made absolutely no sense to me either. This happens with all four phones.
Small glitches (or too easily made user errors...) that can be extremely annoying when accumulated:
-It's easy to pocket dial. There is a lock button on the top, but until I had pointed that out to my parents (on day 1, about 10 hours into having the phone) I had been accidentally called 7 times in total between the two of them.Read more ›
Turned out it wasn't me. There are not only lots of glitches, they proliferate and migrate. Functions that work today may not work tomorrow. Sometimes the immobilized "end call" slider bar can be unstuck by opening the mini keyboard, sometimes not. Today the phone may refuse to ring for an incoming call, tomorrow it may ring, but refuse to let me answer it. Yesterday it would insistently redial the number I just hung up when I pressed "done"; today the keypad goes dead when I try to delete voice mail. Last week it consolidated my record of incoming and outgoing calls into a single list permanently dated "today".
Adjusting the touch sensitivity (1-5) has zero effect--at least that's consistent. A fly landing on my phone will trigger a speed dial call, and only a swift finger flick will scroll down the contacts list--usually all the way to "Z". Finding a contact in mid-alphabet is like playing a tiny slot machine, since a slower flick will usually dial the first number touched. I sure wish I'd read the consumer reviews before I bought this shriveled lemon.
BTW: no grudge against Samsung generally. My wife's Galaxy S II is comparative joy to use.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
SO easy to use, unless you're completely LAME! This phone has good reception, good sound quality and a lot of features for a NON smart phone. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gregbear
Thank goodness my contract is over. Phone is worthless to me @ my house, worthless. Very difficult to answer a call and end calls. Read morePublished on October 18, 2013 by Veronica Yonce
I have had this phone for 1 year and have had it replaced 3 times!Not the best phone in the world. i would get a iphone or samsung galaxy.Published on April 25, 2013 by hi
This is the worst phone I have ever owned . Do not recommend this phone to anyone. It pocket dials although there is a lock on top. Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Joy
Do not - I REPEAT - do not buy this phone. Worst decision I ever made. I ended up cracking the screen in total frustration. I hate this phone with every being of my loins. Read morePublished on August 7, 2012 by J. Sinn
Biggest problem, when you have a few texts in the inbox if you aren't careful you'll send the wrong text to someone. Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by Evelyn A. Pyrek
This was a very poor choice. This was my first texting phone and I needed to learn to use it and texting for the first time. Read morePublished on February 14, 2012 by Carol