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Samsung T259

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

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile


No pros


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




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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  • 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 5.1 oz (145 g)


  • 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 %
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC


  • Talk time:
    • 5.10 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (335 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 800 mAh


  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker


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


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • USB charging
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

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

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 120

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