The Samsung software for managing the telephone numbers in the phone could use improvement, but is nicer than manually entering all the telephone numbers into the phone memory.

Overall Impression Good voice and data connectivity in the U.S. Talking and standby time battery seemed consistent with advertised values. The compact size of the phone and its accessories made it easy to travel with. The phone performed in every country and remote area where we tested it, including Germany, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. Connection quality was good for the majority of the calls. Only one call to the U.S. from South Africa was garbled. We were able to make calls from urban and rural areas; even inside the Kruger National Park in South Africa and while crossing the border from Zambia and Botswana .

Within the United States, we tested the GPRS connectivity and found it to be good quality, allowing a laptop co connect to the Internet via its infrared port. We did not test this in other countries, but did not really expect it to function as GPRS support has a much smaller coverage area.

We enjoyed playing around with the camera and creating our own wallpaper for the telephone. The sound quality on the ringtones was not  great, so the musical ring tones left a bit to be desired. The Samsung software for managing the telephone numbers in the phone could use improvement, but is nicer than manually entering all the telephone numbers into the phone memory.

Battery : Li-ion (lithium ion)

List Price $300 (varied depending on service agreement purchased, etc. )

Manufacturer-Distributor : Samsung

Release Date November 2003

Size 3.5 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches or 90 x 45 x 24 mm (with standard battery)

Stand By Maximum of 7 days

Talk Time Maximum of 4 hours

Technology Dual band portable digital Telephone GPRS

Type Of Product Flip cellular phone

Warranty One year for phone and battery

Weight 3 ounces/95 grams

Features High resolution 65,536 Color TFT as the main LCD, and a 16-Gray Organic EL LCD as the external LCD; built-in VGA-level camera; internal antenna. Color display; flip phone style; LED flashlight which provides additional light for camera within a one-half-foot range; Predictive text input for faster text and picture messaging; Download Fun™ (MegaTones®, Wallpaper, & Games) ; vibrating alert; calendar; calculator and alarm clock.

Included In Package From T-Mobile Handsfree headset, battery charger, T-and Mobile smart card

Other Services included in the U.S. include caller ID; customer care; voicemail including message-waiting indicators; call waiting; call hold; conference calling; emergency calls. Optional services in the U.S.:1000 text messaging; picture / video messaging; roadside assistance; Internet; unlimited mobile-to-mobile, WorldClass international service; t-zones and unlimited t-zones.

Countries Tested : U.S.A. , Botswana , Germany , South Africa and Zambia

Date Of Review May 2004

Number Of Days Tested Six weeks

Service Connectivity to and from more than 100 countries with T-Mobile’s WorldClass international service: T-Mobile Coverage Areas

Would You Use This Product Again? Yes


Contact Information

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    • Samsung Telecommunications America (STA), Inc.
    • 1301 E. Lookout Drive
    • Richardson , TX 75082
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