Samsung Behold 2

8.4/10 AVG.
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8.4/10
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The Samsung Behold 2 currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
3.2"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Engadget

It was but a year ago that Samsung graced us with the original Behold. At the time it was more or less positioned to win the hearts of folks who wanted a luscious touchscreen but had no real truck with smartphones. So what do we have here? With the Behold II, the company has switched things up a bit...

- Engadget
PhoneArena

If you had to list the impressive features on the Samsung Behold II T939 on a piece of paper, many would drool over the AMOLED display and eye catching 3D cube interface. Yes, the screen technology is worth bragging about with its rich color tones and luminance. The same could be said about TouchWiz...

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
MobileBurn

The hardware is nice, and the 5 megapixel camera and AMOLED touchscreen display are real winners.

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Behold 2 on October 5, 2009.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Behold 2 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Behold 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
3.2"

The Samsung Behold 2's screen size is 3.2 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
153 MB

Internal memory is 153 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time.

Behold 2 Specs

Overview
Release date October 5, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
1700/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 3.6
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 153 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.9 W/kg
Body: 0.66 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Brown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 5.6 x 1.2 cm (4.6 x 2.2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 119 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Scroll wheel
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 6 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-T939

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Critic Reviews


Engadget

Solid device with poor performance

It was but a year ago that Samsung graced us with the original Behold. At the time it was more or less positioned to win the hearts of folks who wanted a luscious touchscreen but had no real truck with smartphones. So what do we have here? With the Behold II, the company has switched things up a...More

It was but a year ago that Samsung graced us with the original Behold. At the time it was more or less positioned to win the hearts of folks who wanted a luscious touchscreen but had no real truck with smartphones. So what do we have here? With the Behold II, the company has switched things up a bit: instead of a respectable feature phone, you not only get Android 1.5, but a 3.5mm headphone jack and WiFi as well. At least this shows that Sammy has been paying attention! Still, a couple questions come to mind: how does this one compare to the original? And how does it stack up as a Google Android device? Engadget has put her through the paces and our findings are sure to shock or surprise you (or maybe not). Continue reading below.

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PhoneArena

Android platform with a new interface perspective

from PhoneArena

If you had to list the impressive features on the Samsung Behold II T939 on a piece of paper, many would drool over the AMOLED display and eye catching 3D cube interface. Yes, the screen technology is worth bragging about with its rich color tones and luminance. The same could be said about Touch...More

If you had to list the impressive features on the Samsung Behold II T939 on a piece of paper, many would drool over the AMOLED display and eye catching 3D cube interface. Yes, the screen technology is worth bragging about with its rich color tones and luminance. The same could be said about TouchWiz and the implementation of the navigation cube at first, but the novelty soon wears off because the same task can be accomplished by running the associated apps from the main menu. After all that's said and done, we're left with a bland Android handset that we've seen over a year ago. Throw in the fact that the phone lags so much whenever it wants that it dampens the overall experience. One of Samsung's first Android phones for the US market really does a good job of capturing the eyes of customers, but they will soon grow tired and find the experience almost heart breaking. With pricing playing a key factor, it's really difficult convincing someone to go with the Behold II over the others that are available right now.

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MobileBurn

Decent Android smartphone

from MobileBurn

The Samsung Behold II had the makings of a great Android smartphone, but turned out to be the merely decent one instead. The hardware is nice, and the 5 megapixel camera and AMOLED touchscreen display are real winners. But Samsung's bull-headed support for its awkward and counter-intuitive TouchW...More

The Samsung Behold II had the makings of a great Android smartphone, but turned out to be the merely decent one instead. The hardware is nice, and the 5 megapixel camera and AMOLED touchscreen display are real winners. But Samsung's bull-headed support for its awkward and counter-intuitive TouchWiz homescreen system spoils the fun, even if many of the other aspects of the phone hit with the TouchWiz treatment are solid. The handful of laggy apps and strange text input issues are likely to be fixed eventually, so I can mostly forgive those for now, but I still can't help but feel disappointed in the phone overall, even if I still end up giving it a "Recommended" rating.

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User Reviews


Phonedog

My Favorite Toy

from Phonedog
Pro: 5mp camera- Screen quality- Screen size- Weight/width- Call quality- "Windows" in web browsing- Video clarity Con: Camera takes a few mins. to load- Keyboard takes getting used to- Freezes on occasion- Battery life (data sync/disable background data you'll be fine)- Using experience: 10 days F...More
Pro: 5mp camera- Screen quality- Screen size- Weight/width- Call quality- "Windows" in web browsing- Video clarity Con: Camera takes a few mins. to load- Keyboard takes getting used to- Freezes on occasion- Battery life (data sync/disable background data you'll be fine)- Using experience: 10 days First, let me state that I work for TMO. I won a contest and had my choice between the Cliq, MyTouch, or the B2. I am soooo happy I chose this phone. It does have it's bugs but honestly every phone does! It's all about personal preference. I love playing games, due to the quality of the screen. YouTube is fantastic and the TV is a major plus. If you're looking for a good looking, good feeling, fun android device, this is def. for you! If you're looking for a PDA...buy a BB. (Which I sold my 9700 b/c again, it's about p.pref.) Less

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