I have to admit that when I first saw pictures of the Samsung a766 Propel I thought it would be just another texting device, however, after testing it out and playing around with it I really love it!
The Propel is a solid slider that has a full QWERTY keyboard with a nice sized screen at 2.2 inches (resolution of 220×176), weight of 107 grams. It feel that it’s been constructed very well and has taken into consideration the major use for it: texting and messages. Right off the bat you want to go in and send a text because it’s so easy to use. The actual keys on the keyboard could be a bit close, but after using this for a bit you’ll get used to it. There are also dedicated keys for the internet and camera.
Actually the camera could have been better. It’s only a 1.3 megapixel camera (3 times zoom and video capabilities). You’ll see in the video review we took some pictures and downloaded a short music video to see what the screen looked like, we felt they came a bit too pixelated for our liking and thought at minimum it could have been replaced with a 2 megapixel camera. However, it’s a nice feature to have on this cost effective device.
What is nice about the Propel is that you can put another 8GB of memory in so you can be sure that there will be more than enough room for your music/games/pics. Regarding the music, the speaker is located at the back and has some good sound to it. In our video we played a couple short songs.
Overall, the Propel is a good deal. The call quality is good and we have no issues with reception. The internet is incredibly fast which will make your browsing experience that much more enjoyable. Other features include GPS, MobileTV, Stereo Bluetooth…
The Samsung Propel is available at Rogers for the following prices:
3-year contract: $49.99
2-year contract: $99.99
1-year contract: $199.99