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Samsung T259

Posted
Dec 29, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Feb 9, 2011

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (UMTS)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.66 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

Samsung T259 is a basic clamshell phone which supports UMTS networks. It has 2.2" internal display, 2MP camera, GPS and Bluetooth.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.87 x 1.93 x 0.66 inches (98 x 49 x 17 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.15 oz (89 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys, D-Pad
  • Colors:
    • Blue

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 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.

    • 182 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 31.10 %

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 5.10 hours
      the average is 14 h (862 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (335 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)

Multimedia

  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 1700/2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • UMTS

Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T4
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 120

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 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

      • 28 Dec 2010
      • FCC ID value:

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

        A3LSGHT259 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.52 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1700 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.66 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 850 MHz

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