CNET First Look
Samsung Flight II SGH-A927 (AT&T)The Samsung Flight II may have decent multimedia features, but its overall sluggishness keeps us from recommending it.
I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor, for CNET.com and this is a first look at the Samsung Flight II. This is of course the successor to the Samsung Flight that was released last year. It is a touch screen phone, as you can see here. You get up to 3 customizable home screens like most Samsung touch screen phones. You can customize them with the TouchWiz interface on the right. At the bottom row of each home screen are shortcuts to the phone dialer, the contacts list, and the main menu. The menu itself has multiple pages. Underneath the touch screen display which you get the Send key, the Clear or Back key as well as the End Power key. On the side here, you do get the multitasking button, you also get the volume rocker. On the top, here's a 3.5 mm headset jock. On the other side is you get the screen lock key, the charger jock as well as the camera key. On the back is the 2.0 megapixel camera. While the original flight had a vertical slider, the Samsung Flight II has a horizontal slider to reveal the full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard here as you can see is pretty roomy and we found it easy to like texting and dialed by field. The keyboard also has a shortcut key for the messaging function. The Samsung Flight II has pretty strong messaging features that include texting multimedia messaging, AT&T mobile e-mail as well as instant messaging. However, the AT&T mobile e-male only connects up to a web-based interface. Other features of the phone include 3G, which keeps us access to AT&T mobile video, AT&T mobile music and other AT&T broadband services. Overall, we found the phone pretty good for messaging, but the touch screen was not as responsive as we would like. For example, every once in a while it would take us a couple of seconds to launch an application. The Samsung Flight II is available for $49.95 of the new 2-year service agreement with AT&T. I'm Nicole Lee, this has been the first look at the Samsung Flight II.