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Samsung SGH-A197

The Samsung SGH-A197 does its job reasonably well, but it's not our choice for a prepaid AT&T phone.

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Samsung SGH-A197

The SGH-A197 has a simple flip phone design in black.
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The A197 is compact and portable, but its plastic construction makes it almost too light.
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The A197's keys are flat and a tad slick, but they're easy to use.
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The A197's camera lens sits above the monochrome external display. There's no flash for the camera and the display doesn't double as a self-portrait viewfinder.
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The SGH-A197's volume rocker sits on its left spine.
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The A197's doesn't look like much from behind.

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