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Samsung Factor (photos)

The simple Samsung Factor impressed us with sound call quality, but it has some design drawbacks.

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Jessica Dolcourt

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Familiar look and feel

The Samsung Factor for Boost Mobile is a straightforward flip phone with a VGA camera on its face.
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Slip 'n' slide

It's got a smooth body that feels good in the hand, but tends toward the slippery side.
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Weak resolution

We're disappointed with the QQVGA display, which shows a grainier, fuzzier resolution than we'd like.
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Dialpad and navigation

On the other hand, the dial pad is comfortable, with responsive keys and navigation. There's a helpful shortcut button to get to the camera.
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Profile

The spines collectively house a volume rocker, Micro-USB/headset port, and a camera button.
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Standing tall

The Factor is comfortable on the ear and produced very good call quality during our San Francisco tests.

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