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Samsung Renown™ Cell Phone

Rating:
3.875 out of 5
3.9
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(8 Reviews) 7
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6 out of 8(75%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Samsung Renown™ Cell Phone
Review 1 for Samsung Renown™ Cell Phone
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

This Renown is the best phone I have ever owned

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By
onJanuary 19, 2011
from Simi Valley, CA
I have used this product for:2-5 years
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Lightweight, music, navigator, internationally usable
Cons: easy to press buttons on outside shell
I needed a phone that I could travel with which would work internationally. This phone provides that. It also has the capability for MP3 music, an alarm (important in other countries), and the capability for Verizon Navigator, which has been priceless traveling across the U.S. It has been extremely durable, having been dropped several times, and not only has the phone not been affected, but there are no obvious marks on the outside of the phone because of it. I recently bought a used Renown for the time when/if I lose or break this phone, since it is unfortunately out of production.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
2of 2voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for Samsung Renown™ Cell Phone
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

fantastic phone

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By
onNovember 29, 2010
from Greenville, South Carolina
I have used this product for:1-2 years
Expertise:novice
# of SAMSUNG products I own:3-5
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color, Lightweight, flip design
I bought this phone for my husband for his birthday and I wish now I had kept it!! We are both in our 60's and we don't text at all. We do take pictures though.
To Samsung------Please bring this phone or the Samsung Hue back. The older generation is slowly being deleted from having a cell phone to do what the cell was originally intended for----which is to talk wire free!!!
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
2of 3voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for Samsung Renown™ Cell Phone
Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Amazing phone!

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By
onJune 5, 2009
from Olympia, WA
I have used this product for:3-6 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
I have to agree that the initial battery life is very poor, but that is explained to anyone that does research on the phone before they buy it - the phone is powerful enough & has so many features that it zaps the battery. Just buy an extended battery for the phone. I think they probably should just charge more for the phone & have the extended battery be the battery in the phone when you get it, but really I still have the original standard battery and I just simply make sure to charge the phone every night & it works fine for my purposes. One charge will give you about three or four hours solid talking time, maybe more with bluetooth instead of having the phone opened.
I bought a simple Samsung setup for $18 - earplug-type headphones that also have a bluetooth type feature. The phone has great bass for these as well. No problems at all with using bluetooth.
Basically, buy an extended battery, buy a bluetooth that is compatible with the phone (like a Samsung brand since the phone is Samsung...), and buy a mini-SD card and you will have a GREAT phone that is VERY stylish. I paid $20 for a mini SD card + adapter at a Verizon store & my phone now has 270 songs and counting, plus a lot of pictures. People that have seen it (coworkers & friends) are impressed with what it can do and how it looks - I get lots of compliments, really. And it IS very clear when talking. I have truly not had ANY problems at all with this phone (which was the same way with my previous Samsung phone - I will now swear by the brand) - it is the first phone I have purchased add-ons for. It's also one of the nicer phones I've seen that is not a "smart phone".
Jon, Olympia, WA
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+22points
23of 24voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for Samsung Renown™ Cell Phone
Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

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By
onMay 21, 2009
I have used this product for:6-12 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
Good Phone but the battery life is real poor. Just to have any use time, I had to buy the extended battery just to have a day and a half use and pretty much had to recharge every night before bed. Other than that the phone performed well.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+5points
5of 5voted this as helpful.
Review 5 for Samsung Renown™ Cell Phone
Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Love even with problems

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By
onApril 14, 2009
from Orange County, CA
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:intermediate
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
I love the functionality of this phone. Easy to just pick up and use, which is so important to me. I have not used it internationally as of yet. I am having trouble getting a bluetooth that is compatible with this phone. The phone will freeze up, you can't hear in the phone or your bluetooth, but the people on the other end can hear you scrambling. The only thing that fixes this problem is taking the battery out and restart. I thought it was the phone at first, so I took it back to Verizon and they replaced it right away. The same thing happened the next day. I have since had 3 different bluetooth devised that are supposed to be compatible. I'm still having the problem at least once a day.
I like the phone so much that I've resigned myself to taking the battery out once in a while to make it work for me.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
1of 1voted this as helpful.
Review 6 for Samsung Renown™ Cell Phone
Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

good phone

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By
onMarch 16, 2009
from Pittsburgh, PA
I have used this product for:1-3 months
Expertise:novice
# of SAMSUNG products I own:1-2
This is a very nice phone. Small, comfortable. Lots of detail information. Example, The phone memory usage is broken down to how much memory is taken by picturs, ringtones, etc. The only bad thing I have found so far is the lack of battery life. This battery does drain quick when the phone is not in use which leads me to believe that it will drain faster when used. I believe Samsung should address this problem.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+6points
6of 6voted this as helpful.
Review 7 for Samsung Renown™ Cell Phone
Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Worst battery life Ever

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By
onMarch 24, 2009
This phone has no battery life. It will only stay charge for a day.
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No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
+3points
3of 3voted this as helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for Samsung Renown™ Cell Phone
Based on 1 ratings-only review
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0 out of 1 recommend this product
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