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The Samsung Convoy 2 is a cell phone designed for use on the Verizon network, including its EV-DO network. This folding style model has Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, a 3.1-megapixel camera, and a music player.
The Samsung Convoy 2 is a cell phone designed for use on the Verizon network, including its EV-DO network.
It has a 2.2-inch display, measures 3.9 by 2.0 by 0.9 inches and weighs 4.2 ounces.
This folding style model has Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, a 3.1-megapixel camera that can record video, and a music player.
This phone supports memory cards of up to 32GB.
About This Brand
Samsing is well known for its innovative designs and has one of the largest lineups of smart phones that run on the Windows and Android operating systems. Samsung smart phones have the industry's most advanced technologies the Android platform has to offer. That includes a feature that lets you play a video on a minimized screen so that you can perform other tasks, and front-facing cameras that monitor your eyes while you're reading a Web page or other documents to prevent the screen from timing out. Some Samsung phones can also wirelessly share large files between each other after the phones are bumped together. Noteable lines include the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, and Nexus series, which have some of the largest and brightest displays in the industry.
Features & Specs - Samsung Convoy 2
Requires data service These phones require a plan for browsing the Web or accessing e-mail and other media services and sites.
Requires data service
Requires messaging service These phones require a plan for sending and receiving text, picture, or video messages.
Requires messaging service
Case style Indicates the phone design: folding, rectangular, sliding, swivel, or a combination.
Camera (megapixels) Specifies, in megapixels, the maximum resolution of the built-in camera. A camera with a 0.3 megapixel value is also referred to as VGA.
Memory card Many phones have slots that accept memory cards, typically microSD, to expand storage capacity by as much as 32GB. The removable cards can also serve as an easy way to shuttle files between your phone and other devices--provided that the phone's maker didn't bury the card slot behind the battery cover.
Broadband data Indicates the highest-speed mobile broadband data network the phone supports in the U.S. Generally, LTE, WiMAX, and HSPA+ are considered the fastest, and EV-DO and HSPA and HSDPA are much faster than 1xRTT and EDGE. Most broadband phones will default to slower data networks when the fastest one they support isn't available. We also indicate which models are considered "4G" based on the definitions from the carriers. Check with your carrier to see which broadband data networks are available in your area.
Bluetooth Voice indicates the phone works with wireless Bluetooth headsets and most hands-free car systems; stereo means it supports stereo Bluetooth headsets for music and other multimedia; data indicates the phone can wirelessly exchange pictures, contacts, and other files with other compatible Bluetooth devices, such as a computer, cell phone, or PDA.
Voice, data, stereo
Display diagonal size (in.) Display diagonal size is the general active area of main display measured to the nearest tenth of an inch. Some folding models have an additional, external display for viewing the time, music tracks, and other functions.
Display diagonal size (in.)
Touch screen Full touch-sensitive displays respond to light contact with a stylus, finger, or both. They provide an alternate, and sometimes more direct, method to input data and launch phone features and controls. But they often require two hands to operate, and they smudge more frequently than their non-touch counterparts.
QWERTY keyboard Keyboards make composing and editing text and e-mail messages much easier than a keypad does. Some phones have keyboards that try to save space by having some letters, numbers, and symbols share a key. Those "condensed" keyboards, though still more convenient than a keypad, are not quite as easy to handle as full QWERTY keyboards.
World phone Indicates the phone supports international GSM frequency bands for coverage abroad.
Music player Indicates the phone has a built-in MP3 player. Most players have full capabilities, allowing you to sort or view tracks according to genre, album or artist, playlists, etc. They also typically have more than one playback option, such as repeat and shuffle. The small number of phones that lack these convenient features are rather cumbersome to use.
I use this phone for making and receiving phone calls and for maintaining a phone contact list. Since my calling plan includes free periods, I also use it for almost all my personal long-distance calling. This phone is rugged - have dropped it on the floor 4-5 times and it merely bounced. The phone transports well in a jacket pocket, but when not wearing a jacket I have to use a phone holster. As one other reviewer noted, pressing the side button and one front button unlocks all the front buttons. I don't consider this any big deal; every other cell I've had featured a plethora of side and front buttons which got pressed in my pocket with irritating results. I learned to use a holster the hard way with all my previous cells, and this is no different. The earbud jack is 2.5mm and requires 4 contacts. Consequently, standard earbuds won't fit (3.5mm and 3 contacts). The only earbuds I could find that fit were Verizon's earbud-and-mike combo, which had lousy sound. Right there, my plans for dual use as an MP3 player went up in smoke. Music player? Nah. Now I don't know why they bothered. Still, it doesn't drop calls and seems to have a strong signal. I bought an extended capacity battery and a fatter back plate to accommodate it and it now has plenty of life even when I use it heavily. The sound quality in the earpiece is great, and the mike does a nice job of filtering out ambient noise. All in all it's not a perfect phone, but it's the best I've owned so far and I haven't been able to break it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Redding, CA
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Wish I had listened!
No Data Package Reqired
Awkward Messaging System
Speakers Are Garbled
Great-- no data package<br />I read that the speakers were garbled and I thought who needs the speakers, I don't listen to music on my phone. But the everyday phone call is garbled. I only upgraded because my previous phone would no longer hold a charge even for a day. Wish I had waited!
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Sunnyvale, Ca
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
We live in a STRONG signal area. Even my wife's I-Phone, noted for weak reception, out performs my Convoy 2. The I-Phone usually has 4 (of 5) bars in our home, the Convoy 2, 2 bars. Conversations are broken up requiring that I repeat myself and ask my contacts to repeat themselves.