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Samsung Mythic

Reviewing: Samsung Mythic (Sgh A897)  |  Rating:
luvettes91 By luvettes91 on
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Front and back view of phone

The Good: The Samsung Mythic is a lightweight smart phone with many customizable features.

The Bad: The Samsung Mythic's main web browser has only two zoom settings. The call quality is low and the volume does not reach a high level.

Looks: My first impression of the phone was that it looked sleek, but ultimately reminded me of an iPhone with the back button placed on the bottom of the phone. Although the screen is large and the colors vivid. The phone has three different home wallpapers, each customizable with the ability to put specific widgets on each one.The bottom three buttons stay the same consisting of a dial button, your contacts, and a shortcut to create a text message.

Features: There are the main menus each allowing 12 widgets. You can remove most of the widgets, but some of them such as YpMobile and MusicID2 cannot. One feature unique to this phone not featured on many other AT&T phones is Mobile Tv. A 24 hour mobile tv app featuring such channels as Fox mobile, Adult Swim, and even Disney Channel. Although an interesting feature, I found the streaming video could be better quality and now AT&T mobile only has about 17 channels (most of which are news). The phone also has a 3.2 megapixel camera with flash which has really clear quality and can take pictures at night pretty well using the flash. Oddly enough this phone actually sports two web browsers. The first advertised as a widget is Mobile Web, the other is simply listed as browser in the applications. I preferred the latter which tends to stay away from mobile versions of websites.

Reliability: The phone is not bad, but for a "smart phone" could be better. The reaction time is slow and not smooth like other phones I have had. The amount of dropped calls is also astonishing having at least one a day. I do realize though that could be blame on the service provider.

Over all: The Samsung Mythic is a solid phone for the average user. Those who want a more web-based phone with lots of apps should stay away.