Pros cool phone had good keyboard great pics lots of cool features. I didn't have the internet plan so i couldn't tell you how cool it was
Cons it would reset at random times while im texting, making a call during a call or on its own. when i would hang up the phone it would take me to some AT&T thing, and sometimes wouldn't let me access my memory card
Summary i thought the phone was good but it kept messing up and the AT&T workers wouldn't believe me they said it was a really good phone and they never had a problem before. B.S don't feel bad because your not alone
Pros It's made of recycled material.
Cons Powers down numerous times a day, either won't send texts or let me make out going calls, won't receive calls, bad reception, short battery life.
Summary I have gone to the warranty store where they gave me a new phone and battery and within a few hours of leaving the phone was already doing the same thing!!! I would not recommend this to anyone, and I've always found Samsung to be very reliable.RECALL THIS PHONE!
Updated on Jul 30, 2011
Pros Love the QWERTY Keyboard
Cons WORST PHONE I EVER OWN..
I'LL HAVE IT SITTING ON THE TABLE, TEXTING AND IT WILL RESTART OR TURN OFF BY ITSELF..
I HAVE BROUGHT IT TO AT&T DEVICE CENTER, ALL THEY DID WAS GIVE ME A NEW EVERGREEN, NEW BATTERY, NEW CHARGER AND IT STILL RESTARTS & T
Summary DON'T EVER EVER GET THIS PHONE.
Pros Simple and easy to use. Has an actual keypad on the front. Not a touch screen. Durable. Does what it was built for well. More environmentally friendly than other phones.
Cons Could use more on screen aesthetic customization for fonts and backgrounds although you may be able to do that through a data package.
Summary When I went looking for a phone, this was pretty much the exact phone I was looking for. My girlfriend has an LG Cosmos (Verizon) which I like a lot but seeing as I'm on At&t I needed a sim card phone. My criterion were thus:After over a year of having this phone I am changing it to 1 star. I used to really like it but eventually as others have stated, the phone begins to randomly shut of when you send messages or slide the screen out. I am surprised I have not thrown it against the wall yet. Its sad bc this phone has so much potential but when you create a messaging phone that shuts off when you send messages, then you end up with a POS. I'm pissed I paid full price for this phone when it came out and its ruggedness is now a bane bc it won't break so I can be justified in replacing it. Skip this junk.
Not a touch screen b/c I am way to rough on my phones.
Not a smart phone: I use my cell for calling and basic messaging, period, and don't want to pay more
than 55 bucks a month for a plan. No data or super phone features needed which is more and
more elusive as every production line comes out.
An actual keypad for dialing b/c, call me traditional, but I use my phone as a phone and don't need
to do some convoluted menu surfing to find a keypad.
A slider phone with a querty keyboard. My previous phone was a Samsung A187 which I hated b/c its
numeric section was so small and the keys had no spaces in between them so I had to dial
w/my nails and was constantly hitting the wrong keys. After using the Cosmos I fell in love with
the slider keyboard; they are so much easier and faster to type on.
With all this in mind I started looking and the only At&t phone available that fit the bill was the Evergreen. I am an outdoorsman so the recycled motif was certainly a lovely bonus. At&t had hands down the cheapest price and I paid the $180 no commitment fee so I did not have to sign a contract or upgrade my plan as I do not use data and have the basic messaging package. When I got the phone I just charged it up, put in my sim card and was able to use it right away. When I logged into At&t I was forced to update the device but that was no problem.
After using the phone for a while now I can say that I really like it a lot. In comparing it to the Cosmos I have found that they both have good and lesser so qualities. I would be nice if you could customize the looks of the Evergreen more so; the Cosmos can definitely be made to look prettier, but that is really just nit picky silliness when what is really important is functionality. Also, since I don't have a data plan I am not sure that there is no way to download more themes and fonts so this may actually be a moot point. The menus are easier to navigate than the LG and the keyboard is for most intents and purposes the same, as is the front keypad; that is to say they are both great and really easy to use. Both the phones are about the same size which is substantial. Many people seem to like tiny phones but personally I really like something I can get a hold of. The Evergreen and Cosmos both are a good size; nice to hold but fits easily in your pocket. The screen on the Evergreen is larger than the Cosmos which is nice.
I think the point about the plastic back making the phone seem cheap is kind of silly and honestly I don't really understand it. Weight-wise it is not like Samsung is going to slap on a thick metal back and the way it pops on there is no way it will rocket off if you drop it like other phones I have owned. Regardless, I bought a cheap plastic snap on case off of Ebay to protect the phone anyway and in doing this you cover the back and sides and can customize the black phone (only option) to many available case colors.
As for call quality I have not had any noticeable problems. I call people, we talk and everything works as it should. Maybe the other reviewer had a faulty phone? I have noticed that the Samsung phones don't get as good of reception as other brands I have used which is unfortunate, but the reception for the Evergreen is good enough.
The camera is ok, good enough for a phone (after all, its a phone not a camera) and I was excited to learn that it is also shoots video which the Cosmos does not.
I can't speak for the data stuff because I do not have a data plan, although it does have a lot of features for those will use it for that.
Overall I am really happy with the Evergreen. It is not the most sophisticated phone but it is a very good choice for us who do not want or need a smart-phone. If you talk, text, don't need or want a touchscreen, and (according to the cnet review) do some mid-range data stuff than the Evergreen is a great choice for you. Also, at the time of this review, if you have 20 dollars worth of messaging, data or both and you don't mind signing a contract you can pick it up for 30 bucks which is a great price for this great phone.
Updated on Sep 14, 2012
Pros Full keyboard, nice for texting, camera for fun.
Cons Shuts off while you are trying to make a call or on line or texting or anytime you really need to use it. When you call someone, they keep going "Hello, hello, hello" because they can't hear you!
Summary If I had information about this phone when I bought it, I would have taken any phone available instead of this one. When I took it to the phone company I got it from, they sent me one just like it and I mean JUST like it. It also shuts off the same way. Called the warrenty people and was told no one else is haveing problems. Haa, my mother got the same phone , the same day and she too is going through the same problems as I am! Summary: Don't waste your time with this phone!