An excellent phone for texting with its full-size QWERTY keyboard that slides out from underneath the 3.2″ touch screen. The Extravert 2 recognizes voice commands and is T4/M4 hearing aid compatible.
The Samsung Intensity II is a slider phone that was designed with texting and social media in mind, making it a great dumb phone especially for kids and teenagers.
It has a full number and navigation keypad on the outside, just like a typical bar phone. Sliding the phone open gives you access to a full QWERTY keyboard. While the keys are a bit small, they are well separated and raised above the surface, so it’s easy to type really fast with this phone.
As you can see on the photo to the right, the Intensity II’s home screen is a lively comic book-style picture of a computer desk. Shortcuts to functions such as email, social media, and so on, are scattered as icons around the screen. Helpful tool tips appear as you navigate around, making it easy to find what you are looking for as you become familiar with the phone.
Of course, you can also change this home screen to a more traditional list menu in the phone’s settings.
The Intensity II is partly made of recycled materials, placing an emphasis on eco-friendliness and sustainability.
A 1.3MP camera on the back is good enough to take the occasional snapshot, however picture quality is obviously not outstanding at this resolution. Next to the camera, you’ll find a tiny vanity mirror that may come in useful.
A Micro-USB port is situated on the left of the phone, next to the volume rocker. On the top there’s a 2.5mm headphone jack, so unfortunately you’re going to need an adapter if you’re planning to use a standard 3.5mm headset.
The slot for inserting a memory card (up to 32GB, available separately) is conveniently placed on the side of the phone, so there’s no need to open the back cover of the phone or remove the battery to remove or replace the SD card.
|Dimensions||4.9" x 2.9" x .7"|
|SD card slot||32GB|
|SIM card slot||Yes|
|Standby time||12.5 days|