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Samsung SGH-A177 photos

If you can live with its variable call quality, the Samsung SGH-A177 is a functional and easy-to-use texting phone. It's affordable and it doesn't require a contract.

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Samsung SGH-A177

You'll know instantly that the SGH-A177 is a texting phone.
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The display covers almost half of the SGH-A177's real estate.
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The SGH-A177's back cover has a pattern.
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The SGH-A177's volume rocker rests on its left spine.
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We liked the SGH-A177's keybaord. Some might find it cramped, but the keys are tactile.
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We liked the SGH-A177's navigation controls as well.
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The SGH-A177 travels well. You can slide it into a pocket easily.
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The SGH-A177 doesn't have the sturdiest feel in the hand.
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The SGH-A177's camera includes a self-portrait mirror but no flash.

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