Samsung Flight II SGH-A927 (AT&T)
Manufacturer: Samsung Part number: 4960392
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CNET editors' review
price range: $89.95
- Reviewed by: Nicole Lee
- Reviewed on: 08/20/2010
The good: The Samsung Flight II is a slim phone with a good slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It supports 3G networks and has GPS and a colorful display
The bad: The Samsung Flight II is much too sluggish for a modern phone, and its camera photo quality is blurry. It provided us with a poor 3G experience as well.
The bottom line: The Samsung Flight II may have decent multimedia features, but its overall sluggishness keeps us from recommending it.
A pointless excuse for a phone.
by asajxn on August 10, 2011
Pros: Fast texting,clear calling.
Cons: When you buy the phone it comes loaded with app nobody would need. Mine came with 4 different navgation apps alone. It also comes with a wiki app and a Celebrity tweets app. Very slow internet. Apps are also very slugish. Tuchscreen is hard to work and yo
Summary: I wanted to destroy this on my first day with it.If you want to call and text peroid, this is for you. If you want to DO things with ...
Summary: I wanted to destroy this on my first day with it.If you want to call and text peroid, this is for you. If you want to DO things with phone, than save yourself some money. No matter how cool it looks this is not for people who want to do more than call and text with it.
Love this phone!!
by commonlaw3 on August 5, 2011
Pros: Good call quality. Not flimsy like a lot of other phones. Easy texting. Easy navigation. Really like that it changes to landscape when you turn the phone and all the icons turn too (as they should). I like that you can press a button while on a call an
Cons: Compared to the IPhone, slow touch response. Take it for what it is...not an IPhone. I don't find the response annoying. Granted, at times it takes more than a few times to press and connect onto a link. That widget thing is the most annoying and useles
Summary: I'd recommend this phone to my friends. The slow response is not such a big deal when you see how easy it is to use, with a little patience.
Summary: I'd recommend this phone to my friends. The slow response is not such a big deal when you see how easy it is to use, with a little patience.
Hate this phone after giving it a month
by Flight_2_stinks on July 17, 2011
Pros: You can make calls. You can text. You can set unique ring per caller. You can easily set up a blocked calls list.
Cons: Touch screen poor response & since slow u must wait to see if u have to touch again. Touch screen triggers wrong location lots. Basic functionality idiotically complicated.
Ex. To see received calls must: Touch menu tab to pull up menu. Scroll right
Summary: First phone I want to place on railroad tracks in front of an oncoming train. Not sure I care if the train hits me or phone first.
I ran out ...
Summary: First phone I want to place on railroad tracks in front of an oncoming train. Not sure I care if the train hits me or phone first.Example 1. Find a received call. Touch menu tab. Scroll right on menu to phone widget. Touch widget. Touch missed calls. Touch dropdown list to see received. Touch Received calls. See calls. Scroll to find.
I ran out of room to go through cons on this phone. Dear god! What committee of idiots put this horrible interface together? To do MOST routine things you have to reach around your butt to scratch your left ear in order to get there.
And it's slow and stupid so you have to spend inordinate amounts of time looking at the freaking thing and negotiating its horrible interface!
And, the touch screen has tiny objects suitable for kids under 12. For a normal adult it's hard to hit things accurately.
And did I mention it's slow? It's slow. So when you hit something you have to watch it and wait to see - "Did it work?!" Awful.
And the keyboard isn't very thumbable. This is the ONLY phone I have gotten RSI from and it only took one month! I got RSI because to be accurate enough on the touch screen and hit those stupid keys (particularly the top row which is right next to the overhang of the slide-up screen) I had to use my index finger, preferably with my fingernail to ensure I don't press too many keys, or press them at all.
Only thing half-way decent is camera button. But to transfer things to a PC, can you just plug it in? Nooooooooo. You have to use a special program! And that special program requires a special handshake that means you have to choose one of three modes on a radio button interface. But that screen doesn't just show up when it's displayed. You have to touch a key to activate the screen, then you have to touch and hold the location to turn the screen on. So even if you are looking at a bright, clear screen, if you have a message to respond to you don't see it! Dear god. Why can't it just plug and play for god's sake?
And early on, I accidentally turned on bluetooth on the phone, fiddling with the icons in the menu to figure out what was even on this bloated horror. With bluetooth on, when you plug it into your computer to transfer pictures or whatever, the phone flashes a message for about 1.5 seconds that (as I said above) doesn't even SHOW if the screen isn't active at the time. But since this one only shows for 1.5 seconds, you have to press a key to activate the screen, and then make sure the screen is truly active, not just showing the one that looks like it's active. So, you will never see this message, ever. This 'feature' was designed by a goblin who is cackling with glee. But, if you could see it, the message says that you can't communicate with the phone through the cable while bluetooth is active.
Excuse me?!! What?! Are you kidding?! First of all, that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Second, I never was able to read the message - EVER! I had to find out how to deal with this by consulting one of those user sites (not run by Samsung).
This is a horrible, awful, garbage pail of a phone. It should get an award for stupid, awful, ridiculous, horrible interface. It's superficially usable, and hoodwinks you into thinking it might be ok.
For any working adult who doesn't have endless time to screw around with it, this phone is an absolute horror. For a child who has lots of time to waste, it could be fascinating and just fine. At the very least it will slow them down on messaging. But I would worry about what a child would do in an emergency to make a call. If time was really critical, your child would be kidnapped and half way to Reno before they got through the contacts list.
If you are a working adult I have one thing to say about this phone:
RUN! RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
Updated on Jul 18, 2011
Example 2. Make call, or text "Thomas". Touch contacts. Pop Keyboard out. Wait for phone to figure it out. Type T. Locates at "Suzanne". Type "homas" Stays at Suzanne. Scroll down 3 because I know it's 3 down. goes to Suzanne. Oh, I must wait for each scroll. 'Down' (wait) 'Down' (wait). Touch call icon. Oops! It asks me if I want to delete. Touch no. Touch call icon. Make call.
great msging phone w/smartphone feel w/o the smartphone
by markantonio37 on July 1, 2011
Pros: The battery life is great. At first glance and when first charging the battery, it may seem like the battery life is minimal. However, that is due to the fact that the phone will say it has full charge when the phone is not yet fully charged. When allowed
Cons: With Samsung's TouchWiz interface, you are allowed to place different widgets on 3 different home screens. However, these widgets have a tendency to move whenever touched, even if the gesture was meant to move between the home screens. Also, the closeness
Summary: Overall, Samsung's move to change from a resistive touch screen technology to a capacitive touch screen was a move in the right direction. When paired with the TouchWiz interface, ...
Summary: Overall, Samsung's move to change from a resistive touch screen technology to a capacitive touch screen was a move in the right direction. When paired with the TouchWiz interface, it makes for a great user-friendly adaptable experience. However, with the slight lag between the home screens as well as the sensitivity of the widgets, the touch screen technology could use a bit more work. Also, widening the phone would also help with the speed typing, as the closeness of the first row hinders this.
On the whole, this quick-messaging phone is a great way to segway from the normal everyday phone to a more advanced smartphone. This phone has the feel of a smartphone as well as the functionality of one, but it does not come tied down with the newly required data plans from AT&T. What it does come tied down with is bloatware, and plenty of it. However, the bloatware issue, touch screen lag, as well as minor hardware problems are overshadowed by the long battery life, call quality, as well as the appearance of the phone. For its pricing from AT&T for $39.99, one can't fairly compare the pricing against the negative sides. After all, you get what you pay for.
okay phone for those who don't want to pay for internet
by Zbabygirl7 on June 23, 2011
Pros: keyboard is good for texting.
Cons: touch screen is sluggish, photos are not high quality, not a good experience for first time touch screen customers
Summary: All of the ratings were very helpful to me. I bought this phone in March of 2011 at Best Buy who contracts with different carriers. They talked me into purchasing ...
Summary: All of the ratings were very helpful to me. I bought this phone in March of 2011 at Best Buy who contracts with different carriers. They talked me into purchasing a warranty for about $120 which covered everything but lost or stolen phones. Around the 7th of June I received a phone call and the battery went from three bars to one just by the telephone ringing. I immediately returned it to Best Buy and they gave an estimated date of repair of June 19th.
So far I am without my phone and am using a track phone that I had to purchase and will be refunded the money if/when my phone comes back. I find it quite interesting that they don't know about this phone and its reputation with the batteries. I will be contacting the manager about replacing it with another model that has good reviews.
I do like Samsung products but as with any manufacturer all are not of equal quality. Best Buy also had this phone listed as $399, what a joke. I paid nothing because my contract with my carrier had expired. Kudos and thanks to all of you consumers that take the time to inform others about these products.
Most frustrating phone you could ever lay your hands on
by user0905 on June 11, 2011
Pros: -Sturdy design, makes for a good paper weight
Cons: -Difficult to slide the keyboard at times
-Terrible, sporadic battery life
-More in summary
Summary: This was one of the worst phones that I have ever used. It was laughable how laggy and unresponsive this phone was at practically everything. Even though its primary function ...
Summary: This was one of the worst phones that I have ever used. It was laughable how laggy and unresponsive this phone was at practically everything. Even though its primary function is messaging, you could not not access your messages straight from your home screen. After spending way more time that you had planned to type a text message because of sluggishness of the phone, you press "send" and then your entire screen is taken up by a white screen that says "sending...." Like previous phones, when I see that my message is being sent, I go to my home screen and go about my business. However, with the Flight 2, I return to my phone to see that the message was never sent because I navigated away from the "sending..." window instead of waiting for it to go away whenever it was ready. These messages go into the "outbox" whereas texts that were successfully sent because you stayed on the "sending..." window goes into the "sent" folder. Therefore, if I ever have to send more than one text message in one sitting, I would have to wait for the first text to finish sending (which takes an unusually long amount of time) before I can begin typing my next text message. This is beyond inconvenient, and I can imagine that this can only be tolerable for those that send texts once or twice a century.
So after you spend 5 minutes texting your friend a two-word message, you have to read their response which does not take the few seconds that you think it will. When you receive a message, a window will pop up on your home screen, and you can press "Read" or "Ignore". It doesn't matter what you pick because you will end up throwing your phone across the room anyway. If you press it too long, then the notification window will move because it thinks you're trying to drag it somewhere. If you don't press it long enough, then nothing will happen. So you have to time it perfectly in order to be able to read the text you just received.
The phone unlocks easily so when you pull it out of your pocket or purse, you will find that all the widgets (All of which are not useful. I mean, a birthday widget, really? It's called a calendar) have made it on to your home screen, and it will take you a good few minutes to get rid of them, again, because of the phone's lag and unresponsiveness.
Overall, this phone is not worth all the time and trouble it will cost you. If you want a basic messaging phone with physical keyboard, I would recommend an LG or Pantech (I used the LG xenon for 1.5 years with little complaints). Samsung phones are laggy beyond belief because of the bloatware except for their smart phones (i.e. Samsung Galaxy, etc.)
This phone is just kinda lame...
by dotjakedot on April 14, 2011
over all not a bad phone
batterly-life (ONLY at first. battery eventually gets bad)
durable (dropped it couple (alot) of times and my phone seems well)
Cons: the touch screen isnt smooth
touch screen is kinda slow
the texting isnt really user friendly
the 'smart' text is sometimes too smart/too dumb. youll understand once you had this for awhile.
the phone likes to get SUPER slow sometimes, which youll have to
Summary: this phone may seem pretty cool at first, but once you have this phone for awhile you realize this phone just has too many little things that ticks you off. ...
Summary: this phone may seem pretty cool at first, but once you have this phone for awhile you realize this phone just has too many little things that ticks you off. i am a very much a large texter, and texting on this phone has been a pain even til now. (i use the touch screen and not the qwrty). the phone has too many little quirks that just slows down the phone at times, and makes you want to break it or throw it at something. the battery needs to die out all the way before you want to charge it all the way when you get it, that allows for LONG battery life. but it seems you always have to do that to your phone or else your phone battery life just dies real quick. i had this phone for around 4 months, and now the phone can only last a day (before was up to 3). the user friendly-ness to even select a song is terrible. you have to start at the top of the list "a" and you have to scroll rather slowly all the way to what ever letter youre looking for. plus it goes back up to "a" too. this phone just kinda sucks.
so over all, dont get this phone. this phone is alright, but nothing fancy. and has too many little things that will make you hate it.
Not worth the price its not advanced enough.
by Cracka212 on April 10, 2011
Pros: Its perfect shape and with keyboard, and still slim enough and not heavy.
Cons: Slow, freezes up, powers off on its own, freezes up so much it sends blank messages.
Summary: Would not recommend this phone for anyone unless its really light-use for it. It can't handle emailing, texting, internet, anything it is meant to be used for. The call ...
Summary: Would not recommend this phone for anyone unless its really light-use for it. It can't handle emailing, texting, internet, anything it is meant to be used for. The call feature and signal and clarity workds awesome however.
not worth the cost
by brandy7987 on March 13, 2011
Pros: great for texting, not to bulky, easy to use
Cons: blurry camera, battery dont hold a charge
Summary: ive had this phone two days now i charged the phone before bed and died before i woke up. i have to charge it maybe three times a day and ...
Summary: ive had this phone two days now i charged the phone before bed and died before i woke up. i have to charge it maybe three times a day and i barely use my phone. the camera is really blurry. but i have to say it IS much better then the sharp fx that i had to have returned. the samsung flight II is not too big and its easy to use most of the touchscreen is large enough that your not hitting other buttons in the process.
Avoid this phone
by resir on March 11, 2011
Pros: Good speaker phone, call quality is good.
Cons: SLOW. To most this phone will seem laggy and tend to have delayed responsiveness. To some one whos tech savvy, it's painful. Runs slower than my razr from 7 years ago, should have read the reviews. Touch screen hardly good enough to be practical.
Summary: I was upset and decided to write this review after i spent 10 minutes downloading the software from samsung. I had hoped that surely such a slow and unresponsive phone ...
Summary: I was upset and decided to write this review after i spent 10 minutes downloading the software from samsung. I had hoped that surely such a slow and unresponsive phone would have some sort of firmware update to make it less of a peice of crap. After downloading their oversized program, i discovered that the phone does not even support firmware upgrades, thats how "special" this phone is. You wont like it. Don't buy it. SAMSUNG, why are you creating and selling this phone to the public? Makes you look like a joke compared to every phone ive used. Takes the crummy processor something like 2 minutes just to delete your text messages, which it does not hold very many of. Very little to like here. Might as well avoid it and just get a real phone.
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Part number: 4960392
- Bottom Line: The Samsung Flight II may have decent multimedia features, but its overall sluggishness keeps us from recommending it.
- Product Type Cellular phone
- Phone Design Slider
- Width 2.1 in
- Depth 0.5 in
- Height 4.4 in
- Weight 3.5 oz
- Service Provider AT&T
Messaging & Internet
- Messaging & Data Features Text messages,
Multimedia messages (MMS),
- Downloadable Content Applications
- Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1
- Additional Features Touch screen,
microSD card slot
- Diagonal Size 2.8 in