The Good The Samsung Factor has an appealing design, a tactile dial pad, and good call quality.
The Bad The Samsung's Factor's low screen resolutions and camera quality are disappointing. The handset is rather slippery.
The Bottom Line The Samsung Factor is an ideal budget phone for basic calling and texting communications.
Samsung Factor SPH-m260 - slate gray (Boost Mobile)
If you've seen a Samsung flip phone before, you'll get swept up in deja vu when you behold the Samsung Factor for Boost Mobile. The moderately attractive clamshell is a decent device that will meet the needs of casual users making calls or composing the occasional text message. The Factor costs $49.99 without a contract.
The Samsung Factor is slate gray with a smooth body that's so slippery, we toyed with the idea of skipping it across a pond. It stands 3.8 inches tall by 1.9 inches wide and is 0.7 inch thick. Thanks to its streamlined shape, the Factor fits comfortably in the hand and glides into pockets and pouches. It weighs a light, but not wispy, 3.2 ounces.
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