Probably due to the small size, its signal strength is pretty weak and in places where the signal is not perfect, this will be felt. When compared to other phones in our test, it lost signal much before the others and was not usable in places they were. Still it is similar in performance to other good-looking phone – the KRZR.

The incoming volume is somewhat weak and you may not be able to conduct a call in a noisy environment, but if it is quiet around you, the sound is realistic, and clear, and the voices sound just a little thicker.
The other party heard us very clear and with normal strength. There was no microphone noise and the voice was realistic. Using the speakerphone made the sound somewhat distorted, but we heard reasonably well – if the speaker was located on the front side instead of next to the camera, it would have been better.

The battery is rated for 6 hours of continues talk time or 200 hours in stand-by mode, and with nominal usage of about 20 minutes talk per day it would last for three to four days.


Samsung Trace T519 is nice small designer's phone – it looks good, and feels good due to its solid construction. Its display is small but looks fine with sharp and colorful images. When we add user-friendly and very fast menu, as well as microSD slot and music player, the T519 is the one of the leaders in the thin phones class.

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  • Slim profile. Solid construction.
  • Incredibly fast menu. Logically structured menu system.
  • Bright display with very saturated colors
  • microSD slot for memory


  • Keypad is flush with weak backlight.
  • Can not ring and vibrate at the same time (only option for Vibrate then ring)
  • There is no stereo headset in the box, neither a standard connector for headset, nor A2DP support

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