Samsung Trace SGH-T519 Review
What you immediately notice about this small silver phone is how slim it actually is. The 7.6mm thickness (0.3 inches) makes the phone look so fragile but actually it is with very solid construction.
4.5" x 2.0" x 0.3"
114 x 51 x 7.60
4.6" x 1.8" x 0.4"
117 x 46 x 10
4.4" x 2.0" x 0.3"
113 x 50 x 6,9
Motorola KRZR K1m
4.0" x 1.7" x 0.7"
103 x 44 x 17
Even its battery cover lacks any undesired movement, but it can be easily opened when you want it to. The battery should be removed to insert the SIM card in its nest, but it is a rather easy operation.
The phone feels comfortably in the hand and the only negative side of its design some people saw is it is rather wide phone, similarly to another popular slim phone the RAZR. In a pocket, the slim profile and the light weight help you not feel it is there.
The front side houses the phone's display capable to display 262k colors in landscape mode with resolution of 220x176, big enough to fill the small size of the unit. Over all, the T519's display won't disappoint you - it is visible at various angles, can be seen in direct light, and delivers sharp and contrast images we've come to expect from Samsung. Its small size and resolution don't make it suitable for web browsing though.
Below it is the numeric keypad of the T519. All of the keys are almost completely flush and only small separators between the calling and soft keys and over the 5-key are slightly raised. It is hard to use to dial a number without looking at the phone as you will hardly distinguish one key from the other. Otherwise they are average to big in size and are easily pressed, retuning tactile feedback. The D-pad is small in size and as the central OK key is neither raised nor lowered, you may encounter problems navigating through the menus.
The whole keypad is lit in light bronze color similar to that of the phone housing. It is not the best option and in direct light you may not be able to see the key's characters, but in dark it will be bright enough to lit all the keys.
On the left is the volume rocker, while on the opposite side lays the camera shortcut. They are not lit, but are comfortably situated and raised enough to be easily found by touching. Next to them are respectively the headset/charger connector and the slot for microSD cards, both with plastic protective covers that are hard to remove, which will be an obstacle every time you try to charge your battery.