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Samsung T259 Review

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Samsung T259 Review
It’s hard to fathom seeing basic devices failing on one crucial area where they’re expected to perform flawlessly, but it still does happen. Fortunately, it seems that Samsung did their job in offering an overall engaging calling quality. Specifically, the earpiece produces enough volume to clearly comprehend the distinguishable voices of our callers. Conversely, our voice was natural in tone on the other end of the line as well. However, there is a little bit of muffling going on with the speakerphone, but thanks to its deafening output, it doesn’t really come into play much,

During our testing in the greater Philadelphia area, we didn’t experience any dropped calls or major fluctuations in signal strength.

Impressively, we managed to obtain 8 hours of continuous talk time on a single charge and easily blasts its way past the 6 hours of talk time that the manufacturer has it rated for.  Though, we’d imagine it to excel in this area since it’s primarily going to be a talk device above anything else. As for standby time, the manufacturer has it rated for 335 hours.


Conclusion:

Yes, the Samsung T259 makes for a good solution for those who don’t want to be bothered with smartphones – especially if calling is placed highly on the list. Moreover, it still packs on some useful features, like Social Networking access, but isn’t accompanied with many complexities to confuse people. And even though some people might find its $29.99 on-contract pricing satisfactory, it seems like less of a value versus some comparably priced basic smartphones – like the Motorola CHARM or LG Optimus T. Nonetheless, it gets the job done in being nothing more than a simple phone, but it would be nice if it were priced at free.

Software version of the reviewed unit: T259UVKA3


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Pros

  • Great calling quality
  • Long talk time
  • Spacious numeric keypad

Cons

  • Bland design
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Isn’t priced for free
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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi)
Camera2 megapixels
Size3.87 x 1.93 x 0.66 inches
(98 x 49 x 17 mm)
3.15 oz  (89 g)
Battery800 mAh, 5.1 hours talk time

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