Samsung Magnet

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

PhoneArena Rating:

5.5
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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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.0

Battery

Capacity:

800 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

5.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time:

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

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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