The Samsung Glint is a very basic cell phone offered by Alltel. It's available now for free with a one-year contract and after a $30 mail-in rebate. Alternatively, you can buy it without a contract for $139.99.
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No bells and whistles
Other than Bluetooth, the Samsung Glint doesn't come with many bells and whistles. There's a VGA camera but mostly, it's a handset simply for making calls.
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The clamshell handset measures 3.78 inches tall by 1.87 inches wide by 0.76 inch deep and weighs 3.35 ounces, so you'll have no problem slipping this compact phone into a pants pocket.
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Simple but functional
Being a basic phone, the Samsung Glint doesn't offer a flashy design but its midnight-blue-and-black color scheme is attractive enough. The flip mechanism also feels solid.
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On the right side, you'll find the phone's 2.5mm headset jack, a camera activation/capture button, a dedicated speakerphone key, and Samsung's proprietary power connector.
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The Samsung Glint features a 1.9-inch TFT screen that shows 65,000 colors at a 128x160-pixel resolution. Graphics and colors didn't look all that sharp, but the display was clear enough for dialing numbers and reading text messages.
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We found the Glint's navigation controls and alphanumeric keypad to be roomy and easy to use.
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Above the Glint's external display, you'll find the VGA camera. Even though the phone is free, we would have at least liked to see a 1.3-megapixel camera.
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Poor picture quality
Not surprisingly, the picture quality wasn't the greatest. Images looked blurry, and colors were washed out.