Samsung SGH-A657

Posted:
Apr 13, 2009
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Apr 13, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
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Display

Resolution:

176 x 220 pixels

Technology:

TFT

Design

Dimensions:

4.53 x 2.05 x 0.77 inches (115 x 52 x 20 mm)

Weight:

4.34 oz (123 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Resistance:

Dust, Shock, Temperature

Features:

Numeric keypad, Soft keys

Hardware & Performance

Internal storage:

0.128 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.0

USB:

USB 2.0

Location:

GPS

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 1900 MHz

Data:

UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s

Battery

Capacity:

1420 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

3.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time:

10.5 days (252 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording, Push-to-Talk

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 29, 2008

FCC ID value:

A3LSGHA657 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.46 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.73 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Lacks a camera on the back
  • Thick body (0.77 inches)

Description

Samsung SGH-A657 is a rugged candybar cellphone. Built to withstand almost everything, it has MIL-SPEC certification against rain, dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, and radiation. The model has quad-band GSM/EDGE, dual band 850/900 HSDPA, and supports Java applications. Other features include flashlight, Bluetooth, microSDHC slot for memory, MP3 player and Speakerphone.

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