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Samsung SGH-T819 Review

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Samsung SGH-T819 Review
At least you can view wap site and to make it better, the T819 has great reception for a handset its size. It was tested around Chicago area alongside a Samsung U600 and managed to get signal in places where the U600 was just a large paperweight.

Sound quality didn’t help out though as voices came through sounding muffled and quiet. We checked the volume and it was turned up all the way. This lead to some difficulty talking in loud environments but it was more than adequate in quiet places. On the other side, our voices came through clearly and there was no distortion or faintness that was heard.

Battery life was excellent on the other hand, lasting for 6 hours and 23 minutes of talk-time in our test from a single charge. Seeing as it’s rated for 5 hours of talk-time, we can’t say that it’s anything to complain about. Stand-by time is rated for 300 hours.

The phone itself was a bit sluggish at times. There were some instances where we waited for a second or two when going into an application or between menus.

Conclusion:

The Samsung T819 is actually quite a nice, simple handset. It offers the standard features that can be found in its rivals and it looks nice. Sadly, it just doesn’t offer anything more than that. The sluggish performance, mediocre camera, lack of a browser, and sound quality aren’t helping it any. It basically leaves this handset for those who want something that they can talk on, get good battery life and signal strength, not be confused by it in the end, and get something that looks nice without being overly flashy. If that’s what you’re looking for then give it a try, otherwise look at some of the better handsets that are out there.

Pros

  • Simple
  • Strong reception
  • Long battery life
  • Display can be seen in bright environments

Cons

  • Cramped buttons and keypad
  • Poor sound quality
  • Mediocre camera
  • Sluggish performance
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Jay (unregistered)


I think all phones from samsung pretty good, but similar

posted on 14 May 2008, 18:48

2. (unregistered)


I really like this phone, had the RAZR, I really prefer the T819. The pictures are awesome..the buttons are small, but you get used to them...all in all I it has alot of great features!!

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Display176 x 220 pixels TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Size3.96 x 2.00 x 0.55 inches
(100.5 x 51 x 14 mm)
3.46 oz  (98 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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