- Model Number: SAMU750ZLVZBS
Samsung Zeal Phone (Verizon Wireless)
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The Samsung Zeal for Verizon Wireless gives you the convenience of a QWERTY keypad in a unique flip-style format. It has the same dual-hinge design and a Magic Key keypad using e-ink technology that made the Samsung Alias 2 a hit. In phone mode, you see a standard phone keypad. In texting mode, however, the keys magically change into a full, four-row QWERTY keypad.
The Zeal features a dual-hinge
design and a Magic Key keypad
using e-ink technology.
The Zeal is compatible with the V Cast Music with Rhapsody service, which enables you to purchase songs through your phone and download them via the fast Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data network. You'll also stay on course thanks to the VZ Navigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service. And with the optional Visual Voice Mail service, you'll be able to quickly and easily scroll through your messages and pick the ones you want to listen to.
It includes corporate e-mail support for Microsoft Office Exchange so you can synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from their office e-mail. And you can make unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and IM chat using the Skype Mobile app over the Verizon Wireless network.
Other features include a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion (up to 32 GB), multi-format music player, and up to 5 hours of talk time.See more details on optional Verizon Wireless services below.
- Dual-hinge form factor with E Ink keyboard that changes based on your needs. Open it vertically as a flip phone and it has a traditional numeric keypad and can change to an alpha-only keypad. In landscape, the phone features a QWERTY keypad that can change to numeric with symbols.
- Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A network
- GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service
- Social Beat Widget offers a single point for accessing social networking sites, allowing you to stay connected to Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace plus more than 50 news, sports, and entertainment feeds.
- 2.6-inch internal screen (240 x 320 pixels, 262K color depth)
- 1.3-inch external screen (128 x 128 pixels, 65K color depth) displays incoming calls, current time, battery life, and signal strength.
- 2-megapixel camera/camcorder with multi-shot mode, up to 10x digital zoom, and color effects.
- Music player with music library, repeat and shuffle features. Compatible with MP3, WMA, and unprotected AAC/AAC+ formats.
- Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.0) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
- Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
In landscape, the phone features a QWERTY keypad that can change to numeric with symbols (see larger image).
- Full messaging capabilities including Mobile Email, Corporate Email, Mobile Web Mail, Mobile IM, and Chat Capable
- Threaded messaging groups messages to/from a contact in time order.
- Mobile web browser
- Voice commands including dial, menu readout, text message readout, and more.
- Organizer tools including calendar with scheduler, note pad, alarm clock, world clock, calculator with converter, stopwatch
- Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
- Phonebook with up to 1000 entries
- 2.5mm headset jack
- TTY capable
- Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4
The Samsung Zeal weighs 4.34 ounces and measures 4.01 x 2.04 x 0.67 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time, and up to 336 hours (14 days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G frequencies.
What's in the Box
Samsung Zeal handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide
- Reliable 3G Network: With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps. (Learn more about where EV-DO coverage is offered.)
- VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.
- Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.
- V CAST Music with Rhapsody: Access this exclusive digital music service for RealNetworks and for MTV Networks, which delivers unlimited monthly access to music on up to three Rhapsody-compatible mobile phones and players and online on multiple PCs and Web browsers. For a monthly fee (billed on your Verizon Wireless bill), you can load and reload your subscription songs from your PC to your V CAST Music with Rhapsody phone as often as you want, and take your music on the go.
On PCs running the Windows XP or higher operating system, you can also browse, preview, and purchase music using the V CAST Music with Rhapsody software, which is available as a free download from the V CAST Music with Rhapsody download website. Additional subscription charges applicable.
- Family Locator: Securely locate your family members' locations from your Verizon Wireless device or the web. The locate feature provides you with the information you need to stay aware and stay in touch, including detailed location information and the address of your family members displayed on an interactive map and the option to receive turn-by-turn driving directions to your family member's location using VZ Navigator. You can also receive updates when your family members leave or arrive at locations that you define such as school, soccer practice, or home, with monitored locations set up within a 1/4-, 1/2-, or a 1-mile radius.
- VZW Backup Assistant: Automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to your new phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone.
Top Customer Reviews
First of all, I don't use many of it's features. I didn't get a data plan so I rarely use anything that requires a data connection with the web browser. I only stick to data connections that are free. The phone comes with three email options [Mobile, Mobile Web, and Microsoft Exchange for Corporate email], and an App called "Social Beat" to connect to your facebook, twitter accounts etc. I don't make use of those features so I won't comment on them. I also do not make use of V CAST Music or Rhapsody music service. I also do not have a bluetooth headset. Nor do I use the VZ Navigator application. So I can't comment on those.
What I like is the microSD card reader, which allows you copy and transfer just about anything, including videos, music, photos and contacts. It is convieniently located and doesn't get in my way when using the phone. Very easy to transfer content in either direction...(Phone to Card, or Card to Phone.) I can take photos with the camera and easily copy them to my laptop at a later time.
The call quality is fine. Previously I had an old model AT&T flip phone. It dropped several calls while on the AT&T network.Read more ›
My voice mail messages sounded noticeaby better than the LG Octane and slighty better than the old non-touch LG Cosmos. The Cosmos has better speakerphone though.
The keyboard is not perfect for one handed dialing, but at least the sound is decent.
I like this phone for its excellent battery life, sturdy construction, and clear sound. It has exceeded all of my expectations.
My Juke had incredible sound quality, whether playing ringtones or music. Downloaded ringtones on the Zeal sound as if they are playing underwater. However, music played on it sounds incredible, whether you're using headphones or not! The speakers on my laptop are great, and the Zeal sounds just as good. The Zeal does not have the standard charger or headphone jack, but it does have the same as the Juke so that isn't a problem for me. The Zeal only comes in black, and though you can buy hard cases for it, they don't fit very well. I bought a red one, and it cracked immediately.
For the most part, this phone is great. It is slim, has a sturdy hinge, and great picture quality. The gel-like keyboard takes some getting used to, especially for someone who has not used a qwerty keyboard before. Battery life is decent, though it could be better. If you tend to play with your phone frequently, but prepared to need to charge it at least every couple of days.
For those who decide to purchase the Samsung Zeal, I hope you are happy with your choice!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had mine for 3 1/2 years, I have dropped it in the toilet, and dropped many other times. I love this phone it still works great. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Wendy Marie Howes
If you're worried about the hinge, stop. I am going on four years with this phone and it's sturdy as ever. I drop this thing on concrete a few times a week. The keyboard is genius. Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by Mike
I loved the Alias and I love the Zeal (Alias 2) even more. Found a couple used phones on eBay and will continue to use them until Verizon forces me into a data plan. Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by Mark P.
I bought my Samsung Zeal from Amazon.com about 2 years ago...I am due for an "upgrade" soon and I do not want a Smartphone because of the expensive data plans. Read morePublished on June 23, 2012 by BelleBelle
I purchased this phone, thinking it was really cool and fun. But i have had so many problems with it and i am already on my 3rd replacement and ive only had it for a few months. Read morePublished on January 22, 2012 by Kelly
I wouldn't recommend buying this or any other Samsung phone if you need them to work with Bluetooth. Read morePublished on April 12, 2011 by Steve