Samsung C417

Also known as the Samsung SGH-C417


Canada: Fido, Rogers


August 2006


  • Worldwide quadband phone
  • Embedded Camera
  • External display


Latest Reviews

4 Stars out of 5

not bad

Reviewed on Monday July 9, 2007 by , Vancouver
Sure the phone isn't overly flashy, doesn't have an incredible organizer, or a spectacular camera...but if you want that you've gotta pay a little more. It blows me away how many people expect the world from a "budget" phone. (I say this because of it's low low cost with a contract)

For what I've used mine for...a's been great. I have been able to take some decent pictures, and I have dropped it on numerous occasions and it's only sign of wear is a little scratch that runs a little deep, from where it contacted a concrete sidewalk after falling out of my butterfingers hand at hip height.

If you want the music, multimedia, organizer, etcetera, spend more money on something else, but for a basic phone to get the job done, it works great.
1 Star out of 5

Poor reception

Reviewed on Tuesday June 12, 2007 by , Moncton
I found this phone to have terrible reception. Even in a full service area, it always sounded like the person on the other line was talking on a speaker phone, the phone would cut out, or it sounded like it was about to cut out. In full service areas, I always find myself having to say "what??". Very unsatisfied with this phone. Samsung is normally good. I guess they are slipping!
1 Star out of 5

Do Not Buy

Reviewed on Wednesday June 6, 2007 by , calgary
I bought this phone as my first phone, the sleek styling and the reasurance of the sales rep. had me convinced.after 3 months of use i have come to hate it. i mostly do txting and when i enter the new words into T9 a few weeks later it has foregotten them due to lack of memory. not only that, the pictures i take arent worth looking at because most you cant see anything but fuzzy squares. However if you are looking for a phone and nothing BUT a phone then this it its small and shiny(however in a few days it is easily scratched) but for teens who want a litle more from a phone this is deffiantly not it.IF YOU WANT A PHONE WITH GOOD FEATURES BUY SOMETHING ELSE!!!!!
2 Stars out of 5

Oh so delicate!

Reviewed on Thursday April 26, 2007 by , ventura
I loved the set up of this phone. I loved the options, and seeing as i don't use bluetooth, I had no problem with the limited abilities. It's slim, and very user friendly.

However, within 2 weeks, and only being dropped twice, the inside LCD screen broke on the second fall, of about 3 feet. That is hardly worth the money, cheap piece of junk.