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Samsung SGH-T349

Announced
May 20, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
May 20, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung T349 offers a 20 key "SureType" typing method that we've already seen on the BlackBerry Pearl, Pearl Flip and the Storm. Other features on the device include a 1.3MP camera with video capture, speakerphone and being a messaging phone it also supports MMS/SMS, IM and Email.

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Design

  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.49 x 1.97 x 0.53 inches (114 x 50 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.20 oz (91 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Half QWERTY, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 220 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
  • Colors:
    • 262 144

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Burst mode
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.05 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSDHC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, 3GP, H.263

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 1000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • World clock, Timer, Notes, Calculator, Stopwatch, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Basic Printing (BPP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • 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

      • 25 Mar 2009
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSGHT349 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:
      • 1.05 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.95 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 20 May 2009
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