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If you've seen a Samsung flip phone before, you'll get swept up in deja vu when you behold the Samsung Factor for Boost Mobile. The moderately attractive clamshell is a decent device that will meet the needs of casual users making calls or composing the occasional text message. The Factor costs $49.99 without a contract. The Samsung Factor is slate gray with a smooth body that's so slippery we toyed with the idea of skipping it across a pond. It stands 3.8 inches tall by 1.9 inches wide and is 0.7 inch thick. Thanks to its streamlined shape, the Factor fits comfortably in the hand and glides into pockets and pouches. It weighs a light, but not wispy, 3.2 ounces. On the front is a 1.2-inch CSTN external display that supports 65,000 colors. The screen broadcasts the date and time, battery life and signal strength, and message notifications. Press and hold the camera button while the phone is closed to turn the display into a self-portrait viewfinder for the VGA camera that sits above the screen. Flip open the Factor and you'll find a 2-inch TFT internal display with a 128-by-160-pixel QQVGA resolution and support for 262,000 colors. This resolution is grainier than the QVGA resolution (240 x 320 pixels) that's often on entry-level phones, and it shows.
At $49.99, the Samsung Factor is among the least-expensive cell phones on Sprint's Boost Mobile network. For that price, you don't get much in the way of features, but you do get a very simple device with good voice performance. Feature fiends should shy away, but anyone just looking to chat will like the Factor. A standard flip phone, the Factor measures 3.8 by 1.9 by 0.7 inches (HWD) and weighs 3.2 ounces. It opens up to just over 7 inches, which I found to be a very comfortable size to hold. The phone is made entirely of shiny gray plastic, with a comfortable, rubberized keypad. The external display is about the size of a postage stamp, and shows the battery life, date, ringer status, signal, and time. The 2-inch interior display offers just 128-by-160 pixel resolution; text looked fine, but pictures and any other graphics look pretty poor. I really liked the Factor's keypad, which features large, well- separated keys. The selection keys and navigation pad are especially easy to use, making this a good device for users seeking simplicity. It made for quick and easy texting, as well as navigation of the phone's straightforward UI.
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