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Samsung a177 Black Unlocked GSM Bar Phone with Full QWERTY Keyboard / Bluetooth with Stereo (SGH-A177)

  • Quick Access to Mobile email
  • Video, Picture message
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard/ Bluetooth v2.0

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The Samsung a177 delivers the ultimate expression in messaging, style and value. Express yourself quickly through text messaging, mobile email and instant messaging thanks to the full QWERTY keyboard. And, with one-touch messaging, you can share the latest news with others with one simple key. Quickly access your mobile email, as well as your frequently-used apps or favorite game. Go ahead and express yourself with the a177 from Samsung.

  • newegg Full QWERTY Keyboard to text, email and IM Fully express yourself with the Full QWERTY keyboard, whether you text, email or prefer instant messaging. The one-touch key lets you share the latest news, fast, thanks to one super-quick key.
  • newegg Quick access to mobile email Thanks to Mobile Email, you can check your Yahoo! and Windows Live quickly and easily anywhere, anytime, directly from your phone.
  • newegg Quick access with one-touch buttons You want to send a message fast? Open an app? Play a game? One-touch buttons help you get to where you want to go quickly and easily.
  • newegg Multiple messaging including text, video and email Talk isn't the only way to send and receive information. Your phone speaks in multiple messages whether it's Text, Instant, Picture, Video, or Email.
  • newegg Wireless Convenience in Bluetooth Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology allows one device to communicate with another. Attach a Bluetooth-enabled headset or hands-free car system to avoid getting "wired" up in a tangled connection, especially while driving.

Learn more about the SAMSUNG SGH-A177

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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Customer Reviews of the SAMSUNG SGH-A177

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  • Gibran P.
  • 9/13/2011 7:08:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: Has a keyboard.

Cons: It's simply not good at anything. Call quality isn't good, image quality isn't good, no expandable memory, nothing particularly stand-out about its features. Not particularly durable, not particularly good-looking.

Other Thoughts: A real "meh" phone. Got this for free after my A687 (Strive) broke, and it was QUITE the downgrade. Saved a little and got a Nokia E5 since then, and haven't looked back.

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  • Greg G.
  • 6/16/2011 1:26:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsOK phone

Pros: OK phone.. It does what it needs to do. Texts are easy to read, it dials, has an OK camera. Battery life is good.

Cons: My biggest complaint.. If you have to dial a number with letters in it like 1-800-GET-FOOD.. You have to stop and figure out the corresponding letters to the number. Its tedious trying to figure out g=4. e=3. 8=t. The small qwerty keyboard doesn't have the letters with the numbers. On most phones I had with a qwerty keyboard, if you pressed the "G" button, the number 4 key would send. This phone won't do it. If your stuck in traffic and have to enter the person's last name to find the extension of the person you want to reach.. FORGET IT. Even texting google, one will need to translate 466453 for GOOGLE

Other Thoughts: Its a good basic phone. You can't expect much for the price. It has a basic camera and takes OK pictures. The screen is good to read texts. Don't expect much from the web browser. It can load a weather forecast, a sports score, and log you into facebook OK..It does not take video. Don't expect the quality of a $400 smart phone. If you looking for a phone to text with, send pictures, without flashy internet apps, and without paying the fees of a smart phone.. It does the job.

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  • Davasia B.
  • 6/9/2011 12:02:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsJust Good Enough

Pros: Make phone calls....

Cons: Cannot take video's or receive from others, camera pic's too small and blurry. No spell check through text messages. Only hold 100 messages in the memory. Keyboard difficult to use because the keys are tilled toward each other (not flat).

Other Thoughts: Not worth the money....

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  • Wilbert S.
  • 1/15/2011 8:38:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Decent phone seems durable, no real problems.

Cons: keyboard is a little difficult to use. the keys are very close together and when text messaging if one key is hit while another is down the first key hit will not compute which makes fast text messaging a little difficult.

Other Thoughts: Overall decent phone. camera sucks but whatever.

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  • John W.
  • 12/28/2010 8:09:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Santa

Pros: Bought this for my son for Christmas, tested it before wrapping it up and it worked fine for texting. Made a call from my phone and it rang. The boy was very Happy when he opened it up, Then...

Cons: Then I called him on the phone and I couldn't hear him talk when he held it in the normal fashion for talking on the phone. Vey unhappy to get a broken phone for a Christmas gift I gave to my son. Totally sucks... I will let you know how it goes trying to exchange it for another

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  • Odell S.
  • 12/27/2010 2:47:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsterrible

Pros: non

Cons: all

Other Thoughts: i will never buy a product like again. this product never worke and it was difficult to exchange/return.(unsuccessful)

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  • Eloise C.
  • 11/16/2010 12:54:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSamsung GSM Phone

Pros: Phone was recieved in perfect condition a day after it was ordered as are all Newegg products. Great backup cell, the buttons on qwerty just right for texting.

Cons: None

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  • Ronnie R.
  • 11/1/2010 1:36:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Phone

Pros: Daughters Happy!! She said it was the best phone shes ever had (12yr old). Phone is light, looks nice, Good on Batteries, Full keyboard.

Cons: Camera mode Sucks especially if you make slight movements or shakes while taking pics, No Video mode, Bluetooth only works through headset device not transfering pics also no micro mem card. Price is well worth the $79.99 i bought it for. Gonna buy another one for my daughter since she lost the phone at the park =(

Other Thoughts: Worth the money when its on sale ($79.99) its cheap does its job making calls and txtng. Voice quality is clear, daughter loves to txt on this thing..

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/26/2010 8:25:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood product

Pros: Sleek, very thin. QWERTY style input. Speakerphone. Camera. Web browsing and e-mail. Calendar, task reminder, etc.

Cons: Mine came with the display covering (thin plastic layer covering main display) detached at one corner. That is to say one corner of the display covering keeps popping up and I can't seem to click it down. This is not a flaw with the product just the particular item I was shipped.

Other Thoughts: Learning curve not too bad on using QWERTY input. There are shift and function keys for changing a button's input. You will need a data plan (on top of talk/text) to utilize web browsing and e-mail.

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  • Fred M.
  • 9/7/2010 9:23:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks for me!

Pros: Great phone, great price. Fast shipping. Can't ask for more.

Cons: None to date.

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