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Samsung SGH-T629 Review

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Performance:

The overall speed of the device made very good impression to us. As we've mention earlier, the reactions of the device are almost instant and there is no waiting while moving through the menus, which is something rarely found. When we also add the fast time for loading JAVA applications, the phone is one of the best in this class.

In our signal strength test the T629 had similar results to the T519, which is one of their negative sides. Unfortunately, it won't be able to pick up signal in locations with weak one, and you may experience call-drops in some areas.

After you are connected, the incoming sound is clear and with enough realism, with good representation of the lower and higher frequencies, but the strength is so-so and we experienced problems conducting a call in noisy environment – the speaker even pressed next to our ear was hard be heard. The other party heard us without any undesired noise, but the power was again just the normal.

The manufacturer claims for 200 hours of stand-by time, but during our usage the phone lasted for about three days with small usage of about ten minutes a day and Bluetooth left constantly on.

Conclusion:

The Samsung SGH-T629 is a device worth trying; it has fashionable slider form-factor, and if you are looking for such type device, you may like it, as its construction is very solid. You won't be surprised by any extraordinary features, like advanced multimedia, but the phone comes with goods like microSD slot for example. Combining this with good-looking and very fast menu, and average calling experience, the T629 is a nice mid-level phone.


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Pros

  • Solid construction in slider design
  • Extraordinary fast menu response
  • microSD slot

Cons

  • Keypad is relatively hard to press and almost flush
  • Low volume during a call and weak signal strength
  • Cannot vibrate and ring at the same time. You may miss a call easily
  • Protective covers for the memory slot and the connectors are hard to remove
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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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