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5 Old Samsung Phones That Are Still Cool Today

In this day and age, cell phones are an important part of the lives of many people. Finding out the specs, features and benefits, and reading reviews from other people often help people like you that are looking for a new or additional cell phone.

I am going to share information and reviews of five phones that can help you look for a new cell phone.

1. Samsung A157 Go Phone


  • Length: 3.83 inches
  • Width: 1.84 inches
  • Battery Life: Standby: 10 days Talk Time: 5 hours
  • Keyboard Type: Alphanumeric
  • Display: Main Display Resolution: 160 X 128 Pixel Main Display Size: 1.77 Main Display Technology: 262K TFT
  • Camera: none
  • MP3 Player: no
  • Internet Capabilities: Email and Facebook


Adjustable Text Size – The text size can be adjusted so the print can all fit on one screen or can be made larger to help the visually impaired.

Hearing Aid Compatible – This phone will help those phone users that are have trouble hearing and use a hearing aid.

Multiple Languages – For those of you that are bilingual or only speak English, French, or Spanish, this phone can display its menu and text messages in these languages.

Digital TDD/TTY – If you or a friend or family member that may be using this phone is hearing impaired, this phone has a digital TDD/TTY service.

Additional Features – Additional features include individual ringtones for each contact, vibrate, a picture for every contact, music or sound ringtones, airplane mode, high-speed data, an internet connection, autocorrect, text messaging and text messaging where you can send pictures, files, graphics, music, videos, etc., saving text messages that are sent often, and a speakerphone option. For those of you that like to be organized, it comes with an alarm, calendar, calculator, currency converter, world time, and a tip calculator.

The benefits of this phone include:
  • Clamshell phone – makes phone calls and texting simply
  • Pay-As-You-Go Service – There is no contract to worry about. You just buy the minutes online or in a store.
  • What it Comes With – handset, rechargeable battery, charger, instructions, and a GoPhone Sim Card

Customers that have used this phone have a lot of good to say about it. It will not let you go to the internet and get extra charges without warning you. They have also said the volume is easy to control and the battery has a long life. Other people have said that the settings are easy to use and the small size makes it easy to fit into a pocket or purse.

People have also said that the battery life is good and, since the buttons are hidden, you cannot randomly dial somebody on accident.

All people that said that they liked this phone agree that it is a very good value for the money.

2. Samsung Stripe T329


  • Length: 3.4 inches
  • Width: 1.8 inches
  • Weight: 2.8 ounces
  • Battery Life: Talk Time:360 minutes Standby:264 hours
  • Keyboard Type: Alphanumeric
  • Display: 128X160 Main Screen 128X32 Monochrome External Screen
  • Camera: 0.3 Megapixels
  • MP3 Player: no
  • Internet Capabilities: none


Camera w/ zoom – VGA camera with 4X Digital Zoom to help take clear pictures from far away

Bluetooth Wireless Technology – Makes hands-free phone calls possible

User Friendly – has an easy-to-use menu with access to features and options

Instant Messaging – easily communicate with anyone, anytime, and anywhere

Sound/Image Media Capability – The sound is easily controlled and media can easily be shared.

A good variety of apps for everyone – For those of you that like a variety of apps, this phone has files, games, a camera, a calendar, a calculator, a world time clock, a timer, and a stopwatch.

The benefits of this phone include:
  • A VGA Quality Camera – an easy-to-use camera that makes it easy to send pictures
  • Multi-Media Messaging – makes it easy to share pictures, graphics, and sounds
  • Speakerphone – makes it easy to talk hands-free and to a group of people


Customers that have used this phone speak very highly of this phone. They love how easily pictures can be shared with another person on their phone. The images that are taken with the camera are crystal and vibrant. It is also easy to navigate through and small enough to put in a pocket.

People also like that it has caller id and alerts them when a new message comes in. Other things that people like about this phone is the camera and that the ringtones sound great.

3. Samsung Convoy 2


  • Length: 3.90 inches
  • Width: 2.01 inches
  • Weight: 4.09 ounces
  • Keyboard: alphanumeric
  • Display: 2.2 inches
  • Camera: 3.15 megapixels
  • MP3 Player: yes
  • Internet Capabilities: Email and Instant Message


The features include:

Phonebook – Can hold 1,000 contacts so anyone can store as many contacts as they need to

An IM Name – for those of you that are interested in instant messaging

21 Ringtones – A variety of ringtones for you to choose from

Silent Mode – You can still get calls, instant messages, and texts while having your phone quiet so only you know the call, instant message, or text is coming in.

  • Camera – 3 megapixel camera with a great display that doubles as a flashlight
  • Military-grade durability – It can handle the drops and falls that are a part of your life.
  • Audio-sound control, dual microphones, and stereo Bluetooth – make it easier to hear no matter where you are or to lower the volume when needed
  • Music Player – a multi-format music player with external controls that make it easy to listen to music and control the player easily also.
  • Environmental and Weather Conditions -This phone can handle many environmental and weather conditions including altitude changes, extreme temperatures, solar radiation, humidity, salt fog, sand, dust, vibrations, and shocks so you do not have worry about taking your phone wherever you need to outside.

Customer Reviews

With large keys and grips, this phone is easy to hold especially for people that have conditions like arthritis. The keys and grips also help people when they are looking for it in their bag.

It has a voice call feature so people can drive and do other activities hands-free while they are driving or doing other needs that they need their hands for.

This phone has also been known to survive dropping it in a toilet, spilling drinks on it, and being dropped from high places. The battery also has a long life. The call clarity is very good also.

Other people say additional perks of this phone are: it has an alarm, has alerts you can set (like reminders to take your medication), a calendar, a calculator, a stopwatch, and it is voice activated. Not only does it survive you taking it wherever life takes you, but it also helps you keep your life together.

4. Samsung Rugby 3


  • Length: 4.11 inches
  • Width: 2.08 inches
  • Weight: 4.64 ounces
  • Battery Life: Standby: Up to 20 days Talk Time: Up to 9 hours
  • Keyboard Type: Qwerty
  • Display: Main Display Size: 2.4 inches Main Display Technology: 262K External Display Technology 65K
  • Camera: 3.15 megapixels
  • MP3 Player: yes
  • Internet Capabilities: Email


The features of this phone are:

Hardware – 2.5 inch display screen, which is a good sized screen for a flip phone. The display screen resolution is 240X320 pixels. This phone can withstand nine hours of talk time before it has to be charged again, so you can do all your daily business on it without having to worry about charging it.

Camera and Memory – This camera has a 3.15 megapixel camera with digital zoom. This will help those of you that like or need to take pictures because the pictures will be of good quality and you can zoom in or out to make them bigger or smaller. With a sim card, this phone will also hold 32 GB of pictures.

Additional Features – Music player, games, and FM Radio for the enjoyment of all people who own the phone.

  • Sturdy Design -This phone is made to be extra durable so you can take it wherever you need to go and do not need to be worried about it.
  • GPS – Provides turn-by-turn directions and proactive traffic alerts, so you will not only get to your destination, but you can do so without having to wait in traffic.
  • Call Restriction – ensures that the phone is used for what you intended it for. This is perfect for those of you that are parents. You can control what your child actions on the phone.
  • One Button Access – You only have to use one button to access your contacts, the speakers, and controlling the noise suppression.

Customer Reviews

A lot of customers like how durable and rugged this phone is. They also have said that it is easier to connect to websites on the phone than past models. The address book is also a well-liked feature.

When it comes to audio, the earpiece and speakerphone work well. It can also download MP3 ringtones and wallpapers. Text messages are also shown individually. It also fits well into a pocket. People also like that the numbers and letters are easy to read. Other people have said it has high quality reception.

One of the main pro’s of this phone is that you only pay for what you use without having to sign a contract. It is also good for people that have bad credit, but still want a good phone.

5. Samsung Gusto 3


  • Length: 9.7 inches
  • Width: 4.9 inches
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Battery Life: Talk Time: 491 minutes Standby Time: Up to 32.1 days
  • Keyboard type: alphanumeric
  • Display: Size: 2 inches Pixels:102
  • Camera: 1 megapixel
  • MP3 Player: yes
  • Internet Capabilities: Email and Instant Messaging


The Features include:

Caller ID – This is a helpful feature because you know who is calling before you answer it and you can decide if you want to answer the call before answering it. The city and state appear when you get a call.

Account Access – You can access your phone account directly from your phone.

Contact Images – You can set a picture to come up when each of your contacts calls you.

The benefits of this phone are:
  • 2.0″ Screen – With this large screen, games and taking pictures becomes more enjoyable. The size of the text can be changed to make it easier for you to read.
  • Dynamic Voice Enhancement – This phone has noise suppression that gets rid of background noise, intermittent sounds, and echoes that make the sound of calls a lot better for you and the people that you are talking to. If you are in a bad social situation, you can set your phone to receive a “fake call” that you “just have to take.”
  • Bluetooth – This helps you carry on wireless conversations and it even has a driving mode. For those of you that do not want to use a headset, this phone also has a speakerphone.
  • Mobile Web Browser – The phone comes with WAP access with Bing search that gives access to the latest news, weather, sports, and more. For those of you that want to search for music, Song ID gives you the name of the song and who sings it.
  • Multiple Messaging Options – This phone can send photo and text messages. The camera can take day or night pictures. If this is not the mode of communication you are looking for, you can also send an email or instant message.

Customer Reviews

Customers love how easy this phone is to use. It is very easy to set up. People also love how long the battery lasts and how good the reception is. There is not an area where people do not have service, although this may depend on your service provider’s network as much as the phone itself.

It is also a sturdy phone that can handle the bumps of everyday life. A lot of people like the good service and the quality of the phone that they get for the inexpensive price that they pay.