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Samsung SGH T229

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The sound and value for money also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, value for money, sound, design, portability

camera, screen, build quality, reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SGH T229 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

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Samsung SGH-T229 (red, T-Mobile)

 

The Samsung SGH-T229 has satisfying call quality and a decent feature set that includes Bluetooth and a speakerphone.

The Samsung SGH-T229's displays and keypad are disappointing. Also, its camera does not record videos and photo quality was poor.

The Samsung SGH-T229 has unique design touches and pleasant call quality but it wouldn't be our first choice for a low-end T-Mobile camera phone.

Consumer review by:

I want to hate this phone, but...

 

This was the phone I had to buy to replace my uninsured Blackberry Pearl (that broke after I dropped it ONE time). I was super bummed about this phone, but time has taught me to appreciate it's durability. If you are klutz like me, and you just require...

it CANNOT be broken. I have dropped this phone down a flight of stairs, numerous times it has hit concrete/marble/asphalt surfaces and it still works like a champ

The camera is horrible. Just awful quality photos

Consumer review by:

screen broke in pieces immediately. horrible pics

 

wouldn't waste the money if it's a phone you would put in your pocket. screen broke in pieces and wasn't able to view the screen for time shortly after purchase.

strong vibrate ring, lightweight, good signal

fragile, echoing sound, horrible picture quality

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Consumer review by:

"I can't wait to cancel my T-Mobile account."

 

All in all, if you're looking for a convenient phone, look somewhere else. I have an old phone with the screen cracked and the buttons missing, and I use that more than this. I went to my cousins first birthday last week, and I can't even tell what the...

Uh. The buttons were nicely spaced.

The screen is kind of small. no video ability, and the pictures are horrible! The contrast on my screen is messed up.. always too light or too dark no matter what. When it gets cold, it freezes the screen and lags. It always says it has water damage.

Consumer review by:

I can't wait to cancel my T-Mobile account.

 

All in all, if you're looking for a convenient phone, look somewhere else. I have an old phone with the screen cracked and the buttons missing, and I use that more than this. I went to my cousins first birthday last week, and I can't even tell what the...

Uh. The buttons were nicely spaced

The screen is kind of small. no video ability, and the pictures are horrible! The contrast on my screen is messed up.. always too light or too dark no matter what. When it gets cold, it freezes the screen and lags. It always says it has water damage

Consumer review by:

"screen broke in pieces immediately. horrible pics"

 

wouldn't waste the money if it's a phone you would put in your pocket. screen broke in pieces and wasn't able to view the screen for time shortly after purchase.

strong vibrate ring, lightweight, good signal

fragile, echoing sound, horrible picture quality

Consumer review by:

I want to hate this phone, but...

 

This was the phone I had to buy to replace my uninsured Blackberry Pearl (that broke after I dropped it ONE time). I was super bummed about this phone, but time has taught me to appreciate it's durability. If you are klutz like me, and you just require...

it CANNOT be broken. I have dropped this phone down a flight of stairs, numerous times it has hit concrete/marble/asphalt surfaces and it still works like a champ

The camera is horrible. Just awful quality photos

Consumer review by:

"I want to hate this phone, but..."

 

This was the phone I had to buy to replace my uninsured Blackberry Pearl (that broke after I dropped it ONE time). I was super bummed about this phone, but time has taught me to appreciate it's durability. If you are klutz like me, and you just require...

it CANNOT be broken. I have dropped this phone down a flight of stairs, numerous times it has hit concrete/marble/asphalt surfaces and it still works like a champ!

The camera is horrible. Just awful quality photos.

Consumer review by:

decent phone

 

This phone is good for someone who wants an easy to use phone but for someone who uses their phone for more than just talking, not so great. My battery goes dead after about 2 days and the camera is useless. Overall it is a pretty boring phone but it...

red color ,reception, ease of use

camera quality, low battery life, boring phone

Consumer review by:

"decent phone"

 

This phone is good for someone who wants an easy to use phone but for someone who uses their phone for more than just talking, not so great. My battery goes dead after about 2 days and the camera is useless. Overall it is a pretty boring phone but it...

red color ,reception, ease of use

camera quality, low battery life, boring phone

Product Specifications

You have friends, you have co-workers, you have family. Well, if you have the Samsung t229, you'll be in touch with all of them. And you'll do it in style. This stylish red beauty has all the messaging options you need - and a bunch of other stuff. There's text messaging and Instant Messaging, of course. But there's also a camera, web browser, games, myFaves and the good looks people will notice. This phone is you.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:800mAh
Standby Time (PB):192hours
Talk Time (PB):360minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Band:GSM 850/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera
Integrated Components:Digital camera
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Not specified/T-Mobile
Technology:GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:3.5in
Weight:3oz
Width:1.9in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:T229
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SGH

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Red

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:0.3Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:1000names & numbers
SIM Card Based Directory:250names & numbers
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