Samsung Vitality review: An Android phone worthy of Muve Music
The first Muve Music phone for Cricket was a clunker. Not so with the Android-powered Samsung Vitality, a smartphone with a deep appreciation for tunes.
The candy apple red Vitality, a repurposed
Cricket's unique Muve Music plan is the phone's biggest selling point, but Cricket has wisely chosen a sequel phone that can sell some units on its own, even without Muve built in. There are, however, some drawbacks to the midtier device, including weaker audio and a shorter battery life than we'd like.
Although Muve Music got off to ain January, Cricket is already declaring victory. Cricket says half of its more than 200,000 Muve Music customers are new to the prepaid carrier. According to Cricket's numbers, people use the service, too: 99 percent of the customers use it at least once per month, with customers downloading an average of 400 songs per month, and playing tracks 2 to 3 hours a day.
Cricket has deals with EMI Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group, in addition to others. We've always been fans of the bold, clever Muve Music concept, and to see it grow in the hands of a small prepaid carrier gets us thinking that it's only a matter of time before others follow suit.