CNET First Look
Samsung Juke SCH-U470The Samsung Juke SCH-U740 is a very stylish phone that will turn heads when you're out on the town, but its lack of features is ultimately disappointing.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Nicole Lee: I'm Nicole Lee, assistant editor for www.cnet.com. >> And this is the Samsung Juke from Verizon Wireless. As, you can see, it's sort of an unusual looking cell phone right here, you open it up, by turning it upside down, so open it up. It's a very long, very skinny phone, sort of a fashion phone in a way. Navigate through the menu by clicking this scroll wheel thing. It's sort of like the LG Chocolate in a way. On the side you get a hole switch, and charger jack, inside jack. On the other side you get a volume rocker. The screen is pretty small, but then the phone is pretty small, so that's to be expected. The menu system is actual pretty easy to navigate through. The keys are pretty flat, kind of squishy in a way when you press them. So one of the highlights of this phone is of course its music player feature. When you hold it horizontally, you can sort of just scroll through your music with the scroll wheel, and then you just select by hitting the middle circle right here. On the back there's a VGA camera, and a speaker right here, there's also a self-portrait mirror when you open it. So even though it's a very cool, and stylish cell phone with the music player built it, there's several things we didn't like about the phone. First of all was the VGA camera is pretty poor quality. Second of all, you have to sort of turn it upside down to open it, which is a little bit weird. Even though it's a music focused phone, it doesn't have [inaudible], it doesn't have Verizon V cast on it, so you have to sort of like upload your music directly to the phone, which is fine, but one of Verizon's start attractions is the V [inaudible], so not to have it on this phone is kind of unusual, and disappointing at the same time. So overall even though we do like the scroll, and the sort of cool fashion factor of the phone, we just think that the phone could be a whole lot more then it is. >> My name is Nicole Lee, and this has been the Samsung Juke from Verizon Wireless. ^M00:01:56 [ Music ]