Samsung's compact Freeform 5 keyboard

Packing a lot of QWERTY into a small space, the Samsung Freeform 5 has a portable, pocketable build. Read full review
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Editors' Rating
3.0 stars

MSRP: $159.99

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Glossy black all over

The phone's slick, high-gloss surface helps it slide into pockets. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $159.99

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Pocket-size

With its 2.4-inch screen and sub-5-inch height, it's considered a smaller phone by today's standards. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $159.99

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Keyboard close-up

Samsung did a nice job making the Freeform 5's buttons round, grippable, and fully separated. Despite that, the QWERTY's squeezed-in layout will simply be too closed in for some people's comfort. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $159.99

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Portrait-maker

A 3-megapixel camera with no flash won't wow anyone, but it is just fine for taking photo IDs. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $159.99

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More room

A microSD card slot on the spine accepts cards with capacities up to 32GB. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $159.99

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Customization

You can change the wallpaper, backlight, and font size on the Freeform 5, but beyond the essentials, Samsung keeps this handset pretty simple. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $159.99

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