Pros *It looks sleek
*three images on the wall are cool
*lots of different little apps
*can be hacked to remove unwanted items
Cons *Abysmal touchscreen - poor response to touch
*swipe moves way to fast on list items so that it passes the one you are looking for
*selects the wrong item as you swipe to find the correct one
*shuts off on its own
*touch screen keyboard is excellent (if y
Summary I love the look of this phone; however, I would experience incredible satisfaction from sledge-hammering this phone, going back in time to the moment before I sledge-hammered it and do it all over again, and again. and again.*touch screen keyboard is excellent (if you are a lilliputian)
functionality is awful. Run away from this phone.
Updated on May 26, 2011
"Hot Saucy Garbage"on by mcbubbler
Pros None that I can think of, and I am being fair. Oh wait, it does fit in my pocket.
Cons Let's see:
1. All touch screen interface and the friggin touch screen works like a charm, if by charm I mean disaster. Scrolling contacts takes forever, as it always thinks you've selected something, same is true for drag and drop. And typing, oh don't
Summary When AT&T bought out Alltel in my area, they were good enough to give me a phone for free and not force me into a new contract with them. I thank them for this since I will not be sticking with them. I don't care that they have the iPhone, especially since it is essentially what this Eternity II is failing at trying to be. Call me old fashioned, but I like texting on a slide out keyboard. I make fewer errors, and this is because I can actually feel buttons that tell me where my fingers are at. This typing on a touch screen thing is for the birds.
The Eternity II, like I said before, is really trying to be a cheap iPhone for people who don't have $50 to spend on an iPhone 3. It doesn't work well, logs onto the web on its own, drops calls, loses texts, makes a million errors a second while texting, heck, it doesn't even have a chat-style interface for texting. I feel like I'm back to ten years ago. May as well use T9, except that doesn't go well on the touch screen, either. It has forced me to have people call if they want to talk, but people on the other end complain of watery of muffled sound quality. Oh, and did I mention the dropped calls? I've never had so many issues or frustrations with a phone before. I am very tech-savvy, so my difficulty is not because of any incompetence on my part. Incompetent design, maybe, but I'm not doing anything wrong, this phone is just wrong. When I find a service I want to be with, I plan on getting medieval on this phone, I have to get even with it for the years it has taken off my life by raising my blood pressure so high.
I've owned both LG and Samsung phones before. I loved the LGs, and hated the Samsungs. Samsung menus are always nonsense, their ringtones make me feel like I accidentally grabbed Barry White's phone at the bar, and the overall design and quality of the phones has been poor at best. The last Samsung before this one was returned for - 1. Defective screen. 2. Defective speaker. 3. Defective screen, again. and 4. Defective screen, AGAIN!!! Nightmare. Basically all I can say is don't get this phone, and preferably don't get a Samsung device. They call it the "Eternity" because the only thing you're going to want to do with it is find a black hole somewhere in the galaxy, and throw it in there where it will spend the rest of eternity being torn apart by unimaginable forces. I wish phones could feel pain.
good battery life
many features like the MP3 player, phone book
Cons NOT responsive and hard to use
bad calling quality
hard to text
Summary If you want a touch screen phone without a data plan, do NOT get this phone. You can get way better touchscreen phones without the data plan, and as attractive. Texting is OK, but the keyboard is very small and not very responsive. I love the MP3 player and the little apps, but you can get them on almost any phone now. My friend dropped her Eternity on the wood floor once, and it completely shattered, so I would make sure you keep it in a silicone case with a good screen protector and don't jam it into a bag. (believe me, it is very cheap and falls apart) I would suggest the Samsung Impression. It's a very nice touchscreen phone with a Querty keyboard, and you can text on the phone and even draw on it. It also has a nice big screen with sharp pictures, and bright animation. It also has the MP3 and a 3 megapixel camrera. If you buy it on Amazon, it is about $69, the same price as the Eternity. I hate how people write horrible things about these perfectly good phones. So maybe it freezes once in a while like any phone. I've had the Eternity for 2 years, and it wasn't the best phone, but it wasn't HORRIBLE. Anyways, the Lg Xenon, Samsung Flight 2, and the Samsung Solstice are other good inexpensive touchscreen phones with Querty keyboards, cool features, and NO data plan :)
"Samsung Eternity"on by narn3049
Pros AWESOME-READ SUMMARY
Cons AWESOME PHONE-READ SUMMARY
Summary This is anything but a disappointment. Works excellently. Basically was a smartphone to me before I had my first gen iPhone. I had the Eternity for 9 days before I finally went and got myself an 8GB iPhone first gen. The Eternity was also used as my backup phone after I watched my iPhone fall dramatically into a pool just 4 wks later. The Eternity still hasn't seen much use in my book and i sold it with all accessories about a yr ago.
Pros no drop calls. great battery life. the touchscreen keyboard is great. A great non smart phone. Sleek design has a bunch of apps to play with and widgets.
Cons internet not as fast as i want it to be, but its okay.
Summary great phone for the price, i would recommend it.