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Samsung Trance

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Samsung Trance. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the connectivity and reliability are overall positive. The portability and design also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the battery and screen. Reviews are divided on the durability.

sound, design, portability, reliability, connectivity

GPS navigation, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Trance is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Samsung Trance SCH-u490 (Verizon Wireless)


The glitzy, made-for-music Samsung Trance is a decent GPS-enabled voice phone, but it lacks 3G, and its music player disappoints.

Attractive. Standard-size headphone jack and side-mounted microSD card slot. Can multitask while playing music.

No 3G. Weak battery. Low-res screen. Side buttons are easily triggered during calls. Poor sound quality with music.

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Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Nicole Lee (

Samsung Trance review: Samsung Trance


Samsung Trance

The Samsung Trance has a beautiful and sophisticated design, plus it has stereo Bluetooth and a 3.5 millimeter headset jack. The audio quality is fantastic, especially with 3D surround sound.

We weren't pleased with the flat touch-sensitive navigation array, and the photo quality isn't great. The Samsung Trance also doesn't have EV-DO, which means it can't download songs over-the-air.

The Samsung Trance is a great MP3 phone that combines excellent audio quality in a slim and attractive package.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Trance U490 Review


Since its introduction nearly three years ago, the LG Chocolate series has been one of the best selling music-centric phones offered by Verizon Wireless. Samsung then followed suit and tried to get a piece of the action with their Juke device, but it...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Joni Blecher (

Samsung Trance (U490)


The Samsung Trance is a slick-looking music phone that is all about listening to music with everything from synching the cell phone with Rhapsody music service to it's Bang & Olufsen audio features to the ability to pair two stereo Bluetooth headsets...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Tong Zhang (

Samsung Trance Review - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


The Samsung Trance is the latest music phone from Verizon Wireless with enhanced audio courtesy of Bang & Olufsen's ICEpower amp. The slider phone has ample internal memory and a built-in music player that can play mp3, non-copy-protected iTunes music...

Sporty, shiny looking phone. Good screen and excellent audio. Large internal memory and the music player can play tracks in a good selection of formats ;

No 3G EVDO and no over-the-air music download. Camera can’t record video

If you’re looking for a phone with a pretty face and a beautiful voice, the Samsung Trance fits the bill quite well. In addition you also get the built-in GPS that works with VZ Navigator and Chaperone, a roomy 1GB of internal memory, a microSD card...

May, 2009

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Guess I was lucky.....


I've had this phone almost 2 years and even though it's a basic phone it works beautifully and still looks brand new. Reception is extremely clear and I reactivated it on Verizon after I made the mistake of buying the LG Cosmos Touch. Not a very...

Loud ringer, well designed and built, reliable and dependable.

Screen shows fingerprints, texting is old school and a pain.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Samsung Trance (U490)


It is a cool, stylish phone with good features at a great price. It's very durable. I've dropped it many times in the last 4 months and it still works fine. I'd recommend to anyone.

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Light-weight, durable and reliable phone.


I've had this phone for almost a year, and I haven't had too many complaints. I like that it's light-weight and easily portable. It's not bulky or mis-shaped that it won't fit in my pants pocket or purse. Some of the phone is touch which makes it...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (

Samsung Trance - a good phone with with many options.


I purchased my Samsung Trance last year. I was wary of the Samsung brand, considering I had always used the LG phones. However, I am very pleased with it. I like the touch screen options it provides. It is easy to manuever, text, and take pics with....

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

cute phone but terrible battery life


I enjoy the functionality of this phone but the battery life is terrible. Additionally it's not too durable since when I accidently dropped it the entire front screen cracked, but the touch part still works. It works well, but hopefully Samsung will...

Oct, 2009

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