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Samsung SGH-A177

Mar 30, 2009
Market status
Release date
May 11, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


No pros


  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The Samsung A177 is identical to the Samsung Magnet. The only differences between the two QWERTY models are the throughly black color solution and the smaller D-pad of the A177. It also has a 2.2-inch screen and a VGA camera.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 4.29 x 2.32 x 0.47 inches (109 x 59 x 12 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.09 oz (88 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 220 x 176 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 128 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 23.72 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.064 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 17 days (412 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording
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  • Officially announced:
    • 30 Mar 2009

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