Pros

  • Great messaging features
  • Intuitive user interface

Cons

  • Some clumsy design choices
  • Camera is just average

At A Glance

Design is a bit awkward, but the Rant is an excellent--and inexpensive--messaging phone.

Manufacturer’s Description

If you?ve got a lot on your mind, you need the SAMSUNG Rant in your pocket. This messaging powerhouse has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that lets you get your Rant out faster than ever. But the Rant is about more than messaging. It?s also a 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder, a GPS device, an MP3 player, a 1,200-number phone book and a lot more. But excuse us for ranting.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.samsung.com/us

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number SPHM540BLACKCDMA
Processor
Processor type Vendor did not disclose
Display
Backlight Yes
Display size 2.1 inches
Display type Color
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Storage
Other storage Micro SD
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Talk Time 5.6 hours
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack
  • 2.5 mm
  • 2.5 mm
Bluetooth Yes
USB 2.0 Yes
USB 1.1 Yes
Dimensions
Width 4.7 inches
Depth 2.1 inches
Height 2.1 inches
Weight 0.2875 pounds
Image Processor
Megapixels 2.0
Storage Media
SD card Micro SD
Carrier
CDMA 850 1.0
Cell Carrier Sprint
CDMA 1900 1.0
Supported Video Formats
wmv Yes
Streaming Video Yes
Supported Audio Formats
AAC AAC
MP3 Yes
Included Software
Operating System Proprietary
Sync
Sync Options Supported
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
Camera
camera_shutter 1.0
Form Factor
Number of Displays One
Volume Controls Yes
Form Factor Slide
Messaging
MMS Yes
SMS Yes
Other Messaging Support
  • SMS
  • MMS
  • IM
  • E-Mail
Location
GPS 1.0