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Samsung SGH-T139

Posted
Jan 29, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Feb 4, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.72 inches inches)
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung SGH-T139 is a simple dual-band GSM clamshell. It features color display, VGA camera, Bluetooth, MMS messaging and organizer.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Basic phone
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.74 x 1.89 x 0.72 inches (95 x 48 x 18 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.98 oz (84 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, D-Pad, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 pixels
  • 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
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • Black & White
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 96 x 96 pixels
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.00 inches

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.01 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • NF3.4 Lite
    • supports:
      • XHTML, WAP 2.0, CSS

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 300 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Converter, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • Instant Messaging:
      • AOL, Windows Live / MSN, Yahoo!
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • 5th Grader, Tetris, Midnight Pool 2, Family Guy
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 29 Dec 2009
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSGHT139 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.43 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.80 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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