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Samsung SGH-T259

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Samsung SGH-T259. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the sound and price are generally positive. The size and screen also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the text input and battery.

usability, screen, size, price, sound

battery, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung SGH-T259 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Samsung SGH-T259 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Comments about the camera and battery are on the whole positive. The sound and screen are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the price.

usability, screen, sound, battery, camera


70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung T259 Phone, Blue (T-Mobile)Samsung Sgh-t259 T-mobile, Simple Mobile Flip Cell Phone!

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

Samsung SGH-T259 (blue, T-Mobile)


Every carrier needs a good flip phone on its roster, and for T-Mobile, the Samsung T259 fits the bill. This 3G world phone resembles its clamshell cousins on other carriers, like the Samsung Contour and the Samsung SPH-M360, but with an edgier, sharper...

The Samsung T259 has strong call and speakerphone quality, e-mail access, and room for 32GB expandable memory

We're not fans of the Samsung T259's squared-off edges, or the shared headphone and charger jack

The Samsung T259's intuitive design, excellent call quality, and affordable price make it a good choice for someone in search of a simple handset.

Feb, 2011

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Expert review by: (

Samsung SGH-T259 (T-Mobile)


There are a number of navigation buttons on the phone, including two programmable shortcut keys, as well as shortcuts for each direction on the directional navigation pad while on the home screen. The numeric keypad is spacious, and the keys are easy...

Great call quality. Easy to use. Decent feature set. Inexpensive

Nonstandard headphone jack. Not the best camera

The Samsung SGH-T259 is the best choice for T-Mobile subscribers looking for a simple voice phone.


Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung T259 Review


Becoming more uncommon with each passing season, the mobile landscape has changed dramatically with heavy attention focused on smartphones nowadays. Gone are the high-end feature phones of yesterday, but thankfully, there is still a thriving...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: mohseen (

Samsung SGH-T259 Review


We take a look at T-Mobiles newest cheap flip phone the Samsung SGH-T259. In the first part our our review we take a look at the phones design and user interface. This phone has a simple design and impressive features for the cost.

The verdict for the Samsung SGH-T259 is very simple, it is a good basic phone on a basic price tag. The phone gives everything that is expected from it considering the price tag.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Samsung T259


Samsung kicks out a stellar voice phone for T-Mobile. See why Phone Scoop recommends the T259 flip phone for those who have the gift of gab.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Paul Briggs (

Samsung SGH-T259 Cell Phone Review–Fantastic Value


One of the newer phones to land out at T-Mobile is a Samsung with an unwieldy name, the SGH-T259. And though its name might be a bit of a mouthful, it happens to be attached to a pretty nice phone.

Decent array of features ; Great price

Poor battery life ; Unusual charger design

The Samsung SGH-T259 is a flip phone that offers speakerphone capability, Bluetooth connectivity, eighty megs of onboard memory, support for pretty much every major instant messaging system (Yahoo Instant Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Rob10 (

"Good size and screen, nice color, everthing else sucks!"


The Samsung T259 is a nice looking phone with good sized call strength and battery, etc. icons, much better than my other pa-as-you-go LG model. I can set it to vibrate AND ring, which is a must for me.

The phone has decent size, slightly raised buttons, fits my hand well and flips open easily, nice blue color, call quality is decent, ring-and-vibrate mode.

Poor battery life for a basic phone, shuts itself off randomly (***??), sometimes gives no bars of service until the phone is powercycled (again, ***??), not really customizable, as other's have mentioned),

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: gmt3010 (

"Worse cell phone I've owned"


I'm blown away at CNET's good rating and the other glowing comments. From the start this phone had a problems with my voicemail messages breaking up. Try to get someone's message when the phone audio is breaking up. This happened with the three tmbile...

Looks pretty

Poor quality all the way around

May, 2012

Consumer review by: caccidog (






Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: mezren (

"Poor call quality and missing main features"


I bought this phone (for my mother and me) because of a pretty good report on CNET. It was nice-looking too.

Nice-looking (until you touch it); keyboard

Poor call quality; no charging battery indicator; no new voicemail indicator; no missed calls indicator; flimsy battery cover; weak vibrator

Aug, 2011