Samsung Magnet

Announced:
Mar 30, 2009
Market status:
Released
Release date:
May 11, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

5.5
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Samsung Magnet

Announced: Mar 30, 2009
Market status: Released
Release date: May 11, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

5.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 2.2" 220 x 176 pixels
  • Camera 0.3 MP VGA
  • Storage 0.064 GB
  • Battery 800 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

2.2 inches

Resolution:

220 x 176 pixels

Pixel density:

128 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

23.72 %

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.29 x 2.32 x 0.47 inches (109 x 59 x 12 mm)

Weight:

3.09 oz (88 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Full keyboard, Soft keys

Hardware & Performance

Internal storage:

0.064 GB

Battery

Capacity:

800 mAh

Talk time:

5.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time:

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.0

Phone features

Notifications:

Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 27, 2009

FCC ID value:

A3LSGHA257 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.61 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.72 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

This device is also known as Samsung SGH-A257

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Hardware QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • Thick body (0.47 inches)

Description

The Samsung Magnet is a budget-oriented QWERTY phone, designed for users keen on non-voice communication. It features a horizontal 2.2-inch display, VGA camera and 64 MB of internal memory

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