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Samsung Smiley :) SGH-T359

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The portability and value for money also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed comments about the sound and camera. Many are negative about the apps and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Smiley :) SGH-T359 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Samsung Smiley :) SGH-T359 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Smiley T359 Cell Phone T-MobileSamsung T359 Smiley Unlocked Phone with QWERTY Keyboard and 1.3MP Camera - Unlocked Phone - US Warranty - Black/BlueSamsung T359 Smiley Unlocked

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Samsung :) Smiley (black, T-Mobile)


You can always count on Samsung do it two things: bury us in new cell phone reviews, and occasionally announce handsets with rather silly names. On that last point, the Innov8, the TwoStep, and the Sunburst are prime examples, and don't get CNET's copy...

The Samsung Smiley has a functional midrange feature set and respectable call quality

The Samsung Smiley's keyboard is a tad cramped and offers few shortcut keys. Some messaging options require use of the Web browser

If you don't mind the small keyboard and can get past the cringe-inducing name, T-Mobile's Samsung Smiley is an easy-to-use messaging phone.

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Samsung :) SGH-T359 (T-Mobile)


The menu system looks like an inflated version of the Gravity 3. That means wireframe icons, and a silly, default carousel of icons that you can switch to a more usable grid view. Two e-mail clients—one for Webmail and ISPs, the other for Exchange...

Sharp, bright screen. Good build quality. Includes 3G and GPS, plus free Google Maps directions (without voice)

Poor camera. No voice dialing. Non-standard headphone jack

The Smiley has the silliest name for a gadget I've heard in quite some time; while it's a perfectly decent messaging device for not much cash, other T-Mobile phones offer more value.


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Samsung Smiley :) Review


Let us present to you the phone with the worst name ever, the Samsung :). The :)- which we will refer to as Smiley from here on out- thankfully isn't as bad as its name. This low-end portrait slider features a decidedly low-end set of specs, but what...

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Review: Samsung Smiley


Samsung tries to move up the entry level in messaging phones.

Very inexpensive ; Good voice quality ; Wi-Fi a rarity in the class ; Decent GPS app ; Capable social networking and e-mail

Cramped keyboard ; Archaic menu layout ; Mediocre camera ; Name may put off adults

Hardware and designThe Smiley weighs in at a fairly average four ounces, and there is nothing especially striking about its design other than the (increasingly common) vertical portrait slider form factor. Exterior volume and camera buttons are

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Samsung :) Smiley Review


The Samsung Smiley is a basic model messaging phone with all common features and a fair performance with a price as low as $19.99. Samsung's new Smiley is definitely going to cheer you up as you progress with this review to learn about the details of it.

Named after an emoticon, the Samsung Smiley can really cheer you up with a price tag of just $19.99 with a two year contract. With such a low price, it is no doubt good value for a GPS-enabled 3G messaging phone with a QWERTY keyboard and battery life...

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"Same technical problem over and over!"


I would not buy another smiley,Tell youthe truth I do not think I'll buy another Samsung.My freinds I guess have better luck with your product,they don't have a Smiley.

I like everything elese but the external speaker issue.screen size,net. access,and the text messenging.Even the neat assorted smiley faces are cool.

External speaker.I've had this phone for less than 4 monthes.I've had it had replaced 3 times and now being repar this fouth time for external speaker.T-Mobil even sent me a new phone with same issue out of the box.Curios if other had same problem?

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"i have this phone. its the best!"


this is the best phone ever! and trust me i am a texting goddess!the small buttons are hard to get used to but you will.the blue and black does not really go with the red button in the middle but im not a sissy complaining about the color.i can not...

full qwerty keyboard


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Best cheap free phone out there right now.


Perfect phone that meets the price.

Best cheap free phone out there right now


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i have this phone. its the best!


this is the best phone ever! and trust me i am a texting goddess!the small buttons are hard to get used to but you will.the blue and black does not really go with the red button in the middle but im not a sissy complaining about the color.... Expand...

full qwerty keyboard ; call clarity ; shortcuts ; free demo games with no exhaustion ; color scheme ; circle menu or grid menu ; slides upward ; exeptional battery life

connection ; reception ; only 1.3 megapixels ; small buttons ; ringtone settings nonunderstandable ; no flash for camera

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Nice looking phone but bad connectivity.


If you're looking for a good phone...keep looking. Looks cool, but in use it's awful.

Good size ; Streamlined look ; Nice keyboard

Bad Connectivity ; Calls turn to static ; Wasted upgrade and am stuck in a 2 year agreement with this phone

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