Editors Liked

  • The Samsung Zeal has a unique two-way flip design with an innovative e-ink keyboard and handy external music controls. It accepts up to 32GB of expandable memory
  • E Ink keyboard concept is unique, Great call quality
  • E Ink keyboard; dual-hinge clamshell design; large, bright 2.6-inch screen; long talk time and battery life
  • E Ink keyboard morphs button layouts when switching from phone to messaging device. Voice quality is high. Battery life is nearly six hours. Reasonably priced
  • Good battery life, solid build quality, innovative keyboard
  • Excellent E-Ink keyboard, Solid dual-hinge design, Excellent call quality, Affordably priced
  • Innovative e-ink keypad technology. Flips two ways for easier dialing and texting. Solid call quality

Editors Didn't Like

  • Samsung's proprietary charging port is inconvenient, and the Zeal's call quality could be better
  • All extra features cost more, Large compared with other phones
  • Clunky Web browser; no threaded messaging; soft focus photos, poor QCIF videos; low ringtone volume
  • The Dear Diary feel of the interface is at odds with anyone over 13. My Room Menu theme is embarrassing. Lack of dedicated buttons leave you hunting and pecking for even the most common tasks
  • Awkwardly placed D-pad, Somewhat bulky, No 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Subpar e-mail app and Web browser. No user-customizable keypad shortcuts