Samsung SGH-a107 GoPhone (AT&T) - prepaid review: Samsung SGH-a107 GoPhone (AT&T) - prepaid

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.0
  • Design: 6.0
  • Features: 5.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The Samsung a107 is a lightweight and easy-to-use basic phone. It's affordable as well.

The Bad The Samsung a107 is missing an external display as well as Bluetooth.

The Bottom Line The Samsung SGH-a107 makes for a decent entry-level phone for the prepaid crowd, but you can get a better device elsewhere for cheaper.

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Even though we live in a mobile age where almost everyone has a cell phone, not everyone wants a feature-packed handset. Basic prepaid phones have their place, especially if you're only the occasional cell phone user. The Samsung a107, for example, is offered through AT&T Wireless' GoPhone plan and is as basic as you're going to get. It doesn't have a camera, a music player, or even Bluetooth. We question the lack of the latter since even free phones have Bluetooth these days, but the a107 is otherwise a decent prepaid entry-level phone for the cell phone newbie. The Samsung a107 is $29.99 without a contract.

Design
Measuring 3.46 inches long by 1.73 inch wide by 0.78 inch thick, the a107 is one of the smallest flip phones we've ever tried. It's also very lightweight at just 2.61 ounces. It has rounded edges and a smooth silver front plate, whereas the rest of the phone is clad in black plastic. The phone is so basic that there isn't even an external display. In fact, there isn't even a volume rocker. The headset/charger jack is on the right spine, and that's about it for the exterior.


The Samsung a107 is a simple basic phone, without even an external display.

The flip hinge feels sturdy when opening and closing the phone. When opened, you'll see a dinky 1.43-inch 65,000-color display. The resolution is poor and images look rather blocky, but that shouldn't be a surprise for such a basic phone. We wished the display was a bit bigger, though, if only to make the text more legible. You can adjust the wallpaper, the idle screen display, and the greeting message.

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Samsung SGH-a107 GoPhone (AT&T) - prepaid

Part Number: 4530246
MSRP: $79.99 Low Price: $21.99 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Talk Time Up to 180 min
  • Weight 2.61 oz
  • Technology GSM
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Diagonal Size 2 in