Samsung SGH-T349 Review


You'd think that the great half QWERTY may steal the show on the Samsung SGH-T349, but we were equally adamant of how well call quality came out. Voices were clearly distinct and you really couldn't tell if someone picked up the call because there was no background interference. Callers stated that our voice was clear and did not notice any problems during our conversation. Using the speaker phone was also exceptional thanks to the powerful audio output. Even placed on the lowest volume, we were able to talk to one another. Surprisingly there was no crackling sound when we placed it on the loudest setting.

At any given time, we had a steady signal when testing the phone out in the greater New York area. Bars were pretty solid and barely any major fluctuations when idle.

Samsung rates the T349 with 7 hours of talk-time and 300 hours of standby. During our testing period, we managed use the device for 7 days before we got the warning that the battery was too low. All throughout that time, we placed the brightness on the highest setting. That's quite a feat in our books.


There are many things that the Samsung SGH-T349 has going on for it. For starters the design is simple and when T9 predictive text is used, users can probably out type someone with a full QWERTY. The design is pretty solid while the software is not complicated. The good depth of messaging features also plays to the phone's strengths; seeing that it was built for that purpose. Finally, it all wraps up with being a functional phone worthy of any messaging consumer out there.

Samsung SGH-T349 Video Review:


  • Well sized Half QWERTY
  • Long battery life
  • Great phone call quality
  • Depth of Messaging features
  • Speaker phone quality


  • Viewing angles
  • EDGE only
  • Pixelated video capture

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  • Display 2.2 inches
    220 x 176 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP (Single camera)
  • Storage 0.05GB,
  • Battery 800 mAh

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