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Samsung Convoy™ 3 (Verizon)

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Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Recommended Prior convoy 2 customer. Really enjoyed the size, and clarity of the phones sound to my aging ears. Bought the iPhone 5S, used it for 7 months, and sold it because it was really a phone for those that like to play with it as a computer/toy, which I already had at home. Decided to get the Convoy 3 this time around that was a tad larger, but had a 2.5mm headphone jack, which is what I needed for longer talk, and not having to keep the flip one to my ears. The ringer was just as loud as the Convoy 2, which is what I really wanted for my aging ears. All I needed was a nice rugged flip phone that was reliable for the long haul. Convoy 2 lasted 3 years for me, and now a back up for the Convoy 3. Only had this version a week now, but thus far I am pleased with it. The Convoy 2 needed a small battery size business card placed on the battery, than close the back plate to keep a contact, so the phone would not go dead on me, that was the only issue I noticed for the Convoy 2. This version has not displayed the same issue. I only use it as a phone, and the battery has lasted over 8 days for me, and still had some juice left over. To be honest, I only make a few calls per month. Overall, very pleased thus far. June 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by this product is okay I would like it better if the alarm actually worked correctly. The phone doesn't wake up for the alarm to go off and I have already replaced it once. When I flip it open it takes at least 3 seconds for the screen to light up so besides those small issues great phone. May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good basic phone. Received on 6-Sep-2013. After 2 days and several bumps and drops understand this is a very tough phone. Very basic as upgrading from Smartphone due to costs. Inexpensive and the call clarity is excellent. Not too fancy and such but does what a phone is supposed to do. September 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good overall, with several issues. My overall rating is the lowest of the individual ratings, which is why I rated a 3, otherwise it would be a 4. I owned a Convoy 2 for about two years and recently I "upgraded" to the Convoy 3. Personally I don't know why they came out with a new model. There are no significant improvements, but there is one minor disadvantage and one significant issue. This phone may cause problems for texters. see below... PROS: Call clarity, reception, durability, and the improvement of disabling the exterior buttons are all good things about this phone. ON THE FENCE: All the buttons are slightly larger on the Convoy 3 than the Convoy 2, and the main navigation button is easier to use on the Convoy 3 (this was a big gripe of mine on the Convoy 2), but the downside is that the phone is larger. I'd rather have smaller buttons and a smaller phone. This is the minor disadvantage. CONS: The font size used when composing texts is too small, and CANNOT be adjusted. This is a significant issue. Only the font size for reading existing texts can be changed. For some people this makes the phone unuseable, while for some people it is simply a minor annoyance. This has been a known issue with this phone since it was released in 2013 based on my research. My Convoy 2 had larger default compose text size, which was OK. If you plan on using your phone heavily for texts, this is probably going to be an issue for you, and I would look elsewhere. Was told Samsung would come out with a new firmware to fix this, but they didn't have a timeframe as to when. OTHER THOUGHTS: The only other thing that would have been nice is if it were water resistant. They claim "Mil Spec" for shock, temperature, dust, and humidity, but not water resistance. The failure of my Convoy 2 (which has the same claims as the Convoy 3) by a light splash of water confirmed this. March 4, 2015
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