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Samsung Smiley :) Review

Samsung Smiley :)

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The Smiley has the same simple menu that we’ve seen on a few T-Mobile offerings, including the Gravity 3.  It can be changed to a more conventional grid menu if the user prefers.  Like the Gravity 3 it runs quickly and there was no significant menu lag.

Samsung Smiley :) Review

The phonebook is good for a dumbphone.  It allows the user to store lots of information about a contact, including multiple phone numbers, email addresses, IM names, birthday and address info and a memo.  We were only able to activate the Nuance voice dialing using our Bluetooth headset.

The phonebook of Samsung Smiley - Samsung Smiley :) Review
The phonebook of Samsung Smiley - Samsung Smiley :) Review

The phonebook of Samsung Smiley


As one might expect, the Samsung Smiley is heavy on the messaging aspect, but no moreso than any other messaging phone out there today.  SMS, MMS, IM and email are all supported, including Exchange support though we’re not sure why someone who needs that feature would have the Smiley.  It’s still a good feature to trumpet though.  Users can create an audio postcard and the Social Buzz app is an aggregate of Twitter, Facebook and MySpace; a Friend Stream for dumbphones if you will.  The program is just a basic feed reader that allows you to quickly see your going-ons across all of your social network accounts, and you can of course update your status as well.


Camera, Multimedia and Connectivity:

Though it only has a 1.3 megapixel camera, photos turned out quite respectable with the Smiley.  It’s no high-end camera phone, to be sure, but it took more than acceptable snapshots for what it is.  Options are very basic, though it does offer panorama and mosaic modes along with smile detection.  The camcorder drops just about all of the limited options available with the camera and offers just QCIF recording, not even YouTube quality.

Samsung Smiley :) Review
Samsung Smiley :) Review
Samsung Smiley :) Review
Samsung Smiley :) Review

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The Samsung Smiley does not have a dedicated music player, though it will let you play individual files from the memory card.  With no headphone jack the user is reliant on Bluetooth for handsfree calling.  The Smiley clocks in with v2.1+EDR and supports the HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, FTP, A2DP, AVRC, BPP, SAP 1.1 profiles.

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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera1.3 megapixels
Hardware
184 MHz
Size3.92 x 2.34 x 0.59 inches
(100 x 59 x 15 mm)
3.98 oz  (113 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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