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Samsung T159

Jun 21, 2012
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile


  • Small dimensions (3.8 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches)


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The Samsung T159 is a basic clamshell phone, offering a 1.77'' TFT display, 1.07'' external display, 1.3MP camera, music and video players and Bluetooth.

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  • Device type:
    • Basic phone
  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.8 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches (97 x 48 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.9 oz (82 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2), D-Pad
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter
  • Colors:
    • Black


  • Physical size:
    • 1.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 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.

    • 116 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:
    • 21.17 %
  • Additional display:

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

      • Yes
    • Resolution:

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

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


  • Camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, ST Ericsson DA6809-L
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 0.256 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (799 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 11.0 days (264 hours)
      the average is 18 days (420 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, MP4, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GP, 3GPP
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 1700/2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS
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Phone features

  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Printing (BPP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), SIM Access (SAP)

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones (40 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T4

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

      • 30 May 2012
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSGHT159 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:
      • 0.63 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.59 W/kg
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This device is also known as Samsung SGH-T159

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