Samsung Rogue Feature Phone Review

Posted: October 19, 2009
Samsung Rogue Feature Phone Review

Kevin and Olivia take a good, hard look at the Samsung Rogue, to find out whether or not its OLED display, slide-out keyboard, 3 Megapixel camera, and relatively small price make it worth buying.

What You Need to Know

  • This phone is a little bigger than most of the newer phones out there
  • It’s almost .25” thicker than an iPhone
  • The phone is also a little heavier too
  • It does have a 3.1” OLED touch screen and full keyboard
  • The TouchWiz Interface is much more responsive and accurate; swiping and scrolling are smooth, but there's no multi-touch
  • The Widget Bar still feels a little tacked on
  • The screen itself also looks great; the 480 x 800 resolution on the Active Matrix OLED is something we wish all phones had
  • As for the keyboard, it's solid and apart from a few oddly placed keys, it's easy to use
  • It doesn't have as many features as an iPhone or Palm Pre (no real app store or built-in e-mail), but it still has most of the ones you'd want like a web browser and 3 megapixel camera
  • The web browser is easy to use and even supports Flash Lite, so you can watch embedded YouTube videos
  • EVDO Revision A gives you quick access to V CAST media, but keep in mind, it all costs extra, including web browsing data and e-mail apps
  • The camera has a flash and looks pretty good, plus it takes internet-quality video
  • It’s Micro-SD expandable up to 16 GB
  • There’s no Wi-Fi


  • It’s only $80 with a contract on Verizon
  • If you need Verizon or want to stay with them, then this is a great phone
  • The Rogue is an awesome choice for people who want the most coverage and lots of features
  • Obviously, you'll get more from an iPhone or Palm Pre, but both will have worse cell coverage

Overall Rating

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  • MacPhisto

    Yeah you can tell Kevin doesn't know much about Verizon, because if he did, he'd know that Verizon's unlimited data plan costs at least half of what it does on AT&T.

    And if you're on Verizon and like Samsung phones, I'd suggest waiting for one of the next-gen Omnia phones coming out soon. It has a similar design AND it has wifi, along with a lot more nice features. Of course, you'll be paying a little more for it, but it's worth it.

    Posted: October 21, 2009 3:26 AM
  • MacPhisto

    No wifi = INSTANT PASS! There's no excuse for not having wifi on a phone like that in this day and age.

    Posted: October 21, 2009 3:15 AM
  • stephengrenade

    i actually have this phone and because its a first generation of this new style it has quite a few glitches in it. on average i have to either reset the phone or pull the battery out to get the phone to operate correctly. sometimes when you close up the phone the screen will split and the bottom half will be on top and top on the bottom. not only that but though the screen looks different, the location of where the buttons SHOULD be stay the same so its pretty frustrating. that can be fixed by resetting it but you have to take the battery out sometimes when the whole freezes and will not respond to anything. i definitely regret buying this and do not recommend it

    Posted: October 19, 2009 10:51 PM
  • KAQofAllTrades

    it's a great phone. it can do anything a smart phone can do on verizon, and i dont have to pay $30 extra a month to use it. and upgrading your plan to have unlimited data is actually really cheap (like $10). it is the best phone you can get on verizon that isn't a complete smart-phone. and i like it much better than my cousin's iphone 3gs. idk, i'm just not a big fan of the iphone.

    Posted: October 19, 2009 10:47 PM
  • playerX74

    This is the iPhone killer?! There may "be a map for that," but there's no phone for that. Slightly epic fail, Verizon.

    Posted: October 19, 2009 7:52 PM
  • Fuzion9

    lol there is a cellphone tower disguised as a tree by my house, it looks rediculous

    Posted: October 19, 2009 6:32 PM