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Samsung SGH-T609 Review

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Performance:

Compared to other phones of its class, T609 performs pretty good – navigation through the menus is quick and using the shortcuts makes it even quicker. Loading the JAVA applications and the camera is relatively quick too, but the time between taking two successive pictures is not that short. The signal strength was normal and we did not experience any dropped calls. The sound of the phone and the speakerphone is loud and clear; thanks to the speaker's special placement, the sound is good regardless of how the phone is positioned.

The battery is not the most powerful but that's normal for such a phone. During the tests, after normal use and a little messing about with the music player, the phone's battery lasted for four days with one charging. Depending on the usage, it could last for three to five days.


Conclusion:

T609 is a good call – it does exactly what is supposed to. The design is not at all innovative and the white color could also have been replaced with something more stylish, but its good construction and dimensions make up for this. The major pros are its nice and easy to hear ringtones and the numeric keypad which is big and comfortable to use, unlike the navigation keys. And we definitely should have in mind the microSD slot.

Pros

  • Small-sized, internal antenna, comprising enough features.
  • Slot for memory expansion; music player.
  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE phone.

Cons

  • Awful Camera Quality.
  • External display is monochrome.
  • The MP3 player has very few capabilities; lacks A2DP profile.
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Display176 x 220 pixels TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size3.59 x 1.81 x 0.88 inches
(91 x 46 x 22.5 mm)
2.93 oz  (83 g)
Battery800 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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