This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Samsung SGH-A727

About Video Transcript

First Look: Samsung SGH-A727

1:32 /

The Samsung SGH-A727 cell phone may wow fans of thin phones, but its call quality and navigation controls left us unimpressed.

^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hi I'm Kent German, Senior Editor here at CNET.com. Today we're going to take a First Look at the Samsung SGH A-727. This is a new phone for AT& T that's formerly Cingular service. This is one of the first phones to have AT&T branding on it, so you can see right up here, you can see the AT&T logo as well as the words, and the AT&T logo here in the center. Cell phone fans will notice that this phone looks a lot like other Samsung phones before it so Samsung clearly has a little axis shape because it's using it quite a lot. It's a thin candy bar, it's quite thin; it is one of the thinnest phones around; it has an enlarged top here that holds the camera lens, no flash or cell portrait mirror. Here in the front you have a typical candy bar design, pretty nice screen here; it's very bright and colorful; it's a little hard to see in direct light but it still shows everything well; graphics photos, text. The keypad buttons are a little squashed together as well as the navigation array. We weren't really in love with the toggle here. The toggle and the button in the center which is an OK button in some places but a web browser short cut in others which I typically don't like. I'd like it to stay an OK button. It is morphed into one key so we're having a lot of misdials, also these soft keys are a little small, I found it hard to get at them sometime. The dedicated music key, a swat key, which will open menu shortcuts, which is kind of nifty. The keypad buttons are also small, very flat with the surface of the phone so I really found the keypad not so great with usability. Overall though if you're in to thin phones, this could be a phone for you. It does have 3G support for HSDPA service so you do get the AT&T video, streaming video, AT&T music and all those wireless broadband services. I'm Kent German and this is the SGH A-727. ^M00:01:29 [ Music ] ^M00:01:32

New releases

Samsung's premium-looking gas range costs less
2:06 March 28, 2015
The $1,699 Samsung Gas Range with True Convection, model number NX58F5700, has a lot to love at a reasonable price.
Play video
PicoBrew's automated beer maker too pricey for most home brewers.
6:28 March 28, 2015
We're cloudy on the benefits of the PicoBrew Zymatic, especially for $2,000.
Play video
Meerkat or Periscope? Which is better?
1:54 March 27, 2015
With Twitter's Periscope hitting the scene, we had to see how it measures up to Meerkat.
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: What's the difference?
2:30 March 27, 2015
Paralyzed by choice? CNET's Jessica Dolcourt helps you decide if you can really be happy with the base model S6, or if the S6 Edge's...
Play video
2016 Kia Sorento
5:28 March 27, 2015
CNET Senior Editor Wayne Cunningham test-drives the new 2016 Kia Sorento Limited Trim model and checks the tech on this comfortable,...
Play video
Mercedes F 015: Car of the future (CNET On Cars, Episode 62)
20:50 March 27, 2015
Mercedes asks what shall we do when driving ends, the new safety tech that must be on your new-car shopping list, and the Top 5 affordable...
Play video
Imagine a 10TB Solid State Drive
2:58 March 27, 2015
Could a 10TB Solid State Drive be in our near future? Amazon fluffs up their cloud service, Lyft goes social and Tim Cook gives ba...
Play video
It shoots. It scores.
2:53 March 27, 2015
Mirrorless Samsung NX1 takes on dSLRs for action photography.
Play video