Smart Cell Phones

Samsung Magnet

Smart Cell Phones: Samsung Magnet SGH-A257

We can see the messaging smart cell phones are the hot trend in the recent year. Messaging phones are the hot trend right now. Almost every manufacturer offers their series of QWERTY smart cell phones. One of them is Samsung Magnet, the messaging smart cell phones with QWERTY keyboard presented by Samsung.

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Samsung Magnet smart cell phones come with a slim candy bar design and an excellent call quality. They give you an alternative to the recent slider messaging smart cell phones. With its orange color, straightforward candy bar chassis and slim profile, the Magnet looks quite eye-catching. These smart cell phones have a solid and nice construction with dimensions 4.2 x 2.3 x 0.4 inches and 3 ounces weight.

The display of these smart cell phones is 2.2-inch TFT with 64,000-color and 176x220-pixel resolution. It isn't the sharpest, but bright enough. Text and picture are readable with on par quality among lower-end handsets. The smart cell phones use basic interface that easy to use.

The group of navigation buttons was placed below the display, including a four-way directional keypad with a center select key, a message shortcut, talk and end buttons.

Below the navigation buttons is QWERTY keyboard with decent quality. Though the keys are a little stiff to press, the QWERTY is pretty easy to use. The number keypads are colored with orange. At the bottom row, we'll find the shortcuts to applications, games and instant messaging. Samsung placed a volume rocker on device's left side, and headset jack/power connector on the right.

The advantage of these smart cell phones is messaging capabilities. The Magnet comes with Mobile Mail application that allows you to connect to various mail accounts, including Earthlink, Comcast, Windows Live, AOL, Yahoo, and other providers. The device also comes with three preloaded instant messaging clients: Windows Live, Yahoo and AIM.

The contact has a room for 500 address book with multiple numbers, notes and e-mail address. You can assign a custom ringtone, group ID and photo to its caller ID. The other features include currency converter, notepad, task list, calendar, WAP browser, text/multimedia messaging, vibrate mode, speakerphone, three-way calling, and Bluetooth connectivity.

The smart cell phones have a VGA camera with several features such as 4x digital zoom, self-timer, effects, white balance and three option sizes. The Magnet offers 16MB of RAM.

The call quality was excellent with clear and crisp audio. The sound quality is very impresive. Almost better than a regular voice call, the speakerphone has exceptional quality with plenty of volume and no hints of tinniness or an echo. The Bluetooth connectivity is also great. You can easily pair the device to Bluetooth headset.

The smart cell phones powered by an 800mAh lithium ion battery that able to power up thw device up to 5 hours talk time and up to 10 days of standby time.

The good:
• Full QWERTY keyboard
• Support for numerous instant messaging and e-mail accounts
• Slim design
• Excellent call quality.

The bad:
• The keyboard's buttons are a little stiff to press
• VGA camera.

The bottom line:
If you're looking for basic messaging smart cell phones with affordable price tag, Samsung Magnet is one option you should consider.

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