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Samsung SGH-T629 Review

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As it uses the fashionable slider form factor, its size when closed is smaller than that of the candybar version (T519), but compensates it when it is opened. A drawback is its thickness, which is the same as the RAZR V3 and almost twice the one of the slim T519. Combined with an average weight, you will be able to locate the phone in your jeans without any problem, and won't love to carry it in a shirt's pocket.

Model

Dimension (Inches)

Dimension (MM)

Weight (OZ)

Weight (Gramms)

Samsung SGH-T629

3.9" x 2.0" x 0.6"

90 x 51 x 14

3.2

91

Samsung SGH-T519

4.5" x 2.0" x 0.3"

114 x 51 x 7.60

2.5

71

Motorola RAZR V3m

3.9" x 2.1" x 0.6"

98 x 53 x 14.5

3.5

100

Motorola KRZR K1m

4.0" x 1.7" x 0.7"

103 x 44 x 17

3.6

102

As a compensation for the weight, we can point the solid construction of the phone. Similar to the T519 when squeezed only a minor movement of the slider is noticed but it is not something that will disturb you at all. Opening and closing the phone can be easily done with one hand only, which is one of the main advantages over clamshell phones. It is not released by a button, but an excellent spring mechanism will assist the movement of the upper part up and down. Slide it up a little, and it will open it for you. You may encounter problems if your fingers are bigger, though, but once getting used to the phone you will be fine with it.

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Samsung SGH-T629 Review
T-Mobile MDA, T519, T629, T719, Smartflip
Samsung SGH-T629 Review
T519, T629, T719, Smartflip
Samsung SGH-T629 Review
From top: T719, Smartflip, T629, T519, T-Mobile MDA

The Samsung T629 uses standard TFT display with resolution of 176x220 pixels. Its size is 2 inches and unlike the Trace, this one has common portrait view. It also supports up to 262k colors, but when you directly compare it to the T519 Trace you will notice that the one of the thin phone has more saturated colors and its image looks prettier. Otherwise the display of T629 remains visible in daylight, and it is good enough for displaying pictures.

Samsung SGH-T629 Review

The keypad of the phone consists of two parts – upper, and lower, which is due to the sliding form factor. On the upper part are the software keys, the D-pad and the answer/reject, with the clear (delete) key between them. Except for the D-pad, the other keys cannot be easily felt, and pressing them is on the hard side. The D-pad is raised, and although its small size you will easily press the central OK key.

Samsung SGH-T629 Review


The other part of the keyboard is the numeric keypad, which is flat as the one used in Motorola's RAZR and SLVR phones. Unlike them, it doesn't have metallic-like look and feel and is relatively hard to press but returns good feedback. Typing longer messages will disappoint you, and it will be very hard operation if you have bigger hands. The whole keypad is illuminated in yellowish white, except for the answer and rejects keys which are respectively in green and pale red.

Samsung SGH-T629 Review

Samsung SGH-T629 Review

The left side houses the volume rocker and connector for charger or headset, while on the right are the camera and the microSD port. Just as in other models, Samsung has covered the port and the connector with hard plastic protective cover in the color of the phone, which may be a problem because of its tiny size. The bottom and top sides are empty, but the hole for strap on the top-right corner. The microphone is on the bottom part of the upper slider, while the speakerphone is on the back next to the camera, which may lower the sound power if the phone is put on a table or in a pocket. As always we'd prefer a single speaker on the front side or stereo speakers on the sides.

Samsung SGH-T629 Review

Samsung SGH-T629 Review



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Display176 x 220 pixels TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size3.90 x 2.00 x 0.55 inches
(90 x 51 x 14 mm)
3.20 oz  (91 g)
Battery880 mAh, 3.2 hours talk time

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