Samsung Sunburst (AT&T)

The Good The Samsung Sunburst is an affordable, slim, and lightweight touch-screen phone with a 2-megapixel camera, an HTML Web browser, GPS, an internal accelerometer, and more.

The Bad The Samsung Sunburst's interface is nothing new, and the touch screen can feel a little slow to respond at times.

The Bottom Line As long as you don't expect it to have groundbreaking performance, the Sunburst is a simple touch-screen phone with a healthy set of midrange features for a pretty good price.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.0 Overall

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Review

Samsung Sunburst (AT&T)

When AT&T announced a slew of new messaging devices at CTIA 2010, we weren't surprised to see two Samsung phones on the list. Samsung is hardly new to the messaging phone trend, after all. However, we were surprised to see the Samsung Sunburst classified as a messaging device, since it doesn't have a keyboard. Indeed, the touch screen only Sunburst looks and feels a lot like other Samsung touch-screen handsets. Still, it comes with a host of messaging features plus it is one of the first phones to feature AT&T's online cloud services like AT&T Address Book. The Samsung Sunburst will cost you $59.99 with a new two-year service agreement.

Design
Despite its sunny name, the Samsung Sunburst does not exactly exude a feeling of warmth or joy--its simple gray slab design is slightly reminiscent of a thick fog. Measuring 4.3-inches long by 2.1-inches wide by 0.5-inch thick, the Sunburst looks a lot like of other Samsung touch-screen handsets we've seen before, like the Caliber for example. However, it feels really comfortable in the hand, thanks to the rounded edges and the soft-touch finish of the body. It's wrapped mostly in a matte gray, with chrome details along the side.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Diagonal Size 3 in
  • Weight 3.08 oz
  • Technology GSM
  • Additional Features TTY compatible
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