Samsung Stunt SCH-r100
A simple to use phone
Samsung has thought of developing a phone that would feature a speakerphone, Bluetooth and voice commands and be easy to use by everyone. They decided to name their creation Stunt SCH-r100 and they releases it on the market at the beginning of last year. We tested it and invite you to read the following review for more information.
The Samsung Stunt SCH-r100 is another simple-looking phone. It measures 4.2″ x 1.7″ x 0.54″ and it is one of the lightest phones out there, because it weighs only 2.6 ounces. But fear not: during our test for our review here we dropped the device on the floor and it stayed strong, with no scratches whatsoever. The rear is made of plastic, but the phone doesn’t look or feel cheap because of this; the lower-half of the product features matte and glossy striped bands with blue surrounding the central navigation pad. The upper half, on the other hand, is black. Holding the phone in our hands and moving it from pocket to bag were comfortable and easy things to do, unlike with many of the smartphones we have verified so far. While the right spine, the SCH-r100 has a microUSB port and a 2.5mm headset jack, the left side sports the standard volume key along with a place to put in a charm of whatever you like.
Not impressive display
On the front of the phone is a tall 1.7″ screen which ships with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels and 65.000 colors which don’t offer such great brightness or contrast. On the bright side, the Stunt SCH-r100 has an easy to use interface; moreover it gives users the possibility to adjust font size and backlighting.
If you are interested in features, the Stunt SCH-r100 boasts the following: phonebook (for 500 contacts, e-mail addresses and so on), calculator, alarm clock, voice dialing, text and multimedia messaging, Bluetooth support and many more. Unfortunately there was no camera and we had to manually switch to T9 mode every single time we wanted to write a message, because manufacturers at Samsung didn’t add the possibility to program a default text entry mode.
WAP 2.0 included
There was also something called MetroPCS; this feature came with its own services, namely MetroBackup, [email protected] service and Metro411 directory assistance; the second option let us write and receive e-mails. The device didn’t offer games, but we found we could download some from MetroWeb.
In terms of browser, the latest Samsung phone uses WAP 2.0, and it works just fine. Onboard memory was 15MB and web access was made possible via web2goSM technology; we were thus able to find out info about weather forecasts, watch news and so on wherever we had to travel.
[email protected] technology
The phone offered wireless possibilities via a technology known as [email protected]; this feature allowed various devices to easily communicate with each other. GPS capability was present as well.
The battery of Stunt SCH-r100 offered up to 200 hours of standby time and 3 hours of talk time.
During our tests, the device provided overall nice call quality, but we didn’t like the constant hum we noticed when talking to friends.
The new Samsung Stunt SCH-r100 is, as mentioned at the beginning of this review, a good idea for those of you who prefer owning simple to use phones.
|Display||Type: LCD (Color STN)|
|Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels|
|Modes||CDMA 850 / 1700 / 1900|
|Dimensions||4.2″ x 1.7″ x 0.54″ (107 x 43 x 13.7 mm)|
|Colors: 65,536 (16-bit)|
|Platform / OS||(proprietary)|
|Battery||Talk: 3.3 hours max. (198 minutes)|
|Standby: 200 hours max. (8.3 days)||800 mAh LiIon|
|Weight||2.6 oz (74 g)|
|Phone Book Capacity||500|
|Memory||15 MB (internal memory available to user for storage)|