Specs summary

Screen
2.8"

The Samsung Flight's screen is 2.8 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
189 MB

Internal memory is 189 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 15 days standby time, 180 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



The combination of the touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard looks good on paper, but it doesn’t find a solid foundation in which direction to follow.

- PhoneArena Team , PhoneArena 

Reviews (6.5/10 Avg. rating)


Mobile Syrup

The Flight has a number of great things going for it

from Mobile Syrup

The Samsung Flight was just released by Rogers and is one of their new “touchphones”. This is available for $49.99 on a 3-year contract and is just a notch up from an entry level device.

The Flight has a number of great things going for it. First and foremost it has a 2.8 inch touchscreen display (resolution is 240×320) that is incredibly responsive. The overall design of the Flight reminds me of the Palm Pre a bit, but the slide out full QWERTY keyboard is another great feature the Flight has going for it. The keyboard is well put together and the buttons feel soft to the touch when pressed. There are dedicated keys for your messaging (text, MobileMail, Gmail, IM), directional keys and voice mail. The keyboard lights up nice in the dark and has a similar layout to the Samsung Reclaim. In addition, the actual slide mechanism is smooth and won’t cause you any grief over time....

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The Samsung Flight was just released by Rogers and is one of their new “touchphones”. This is available for $49.99 on a 3-year contract and is just a notch up from an entry level device.

The Flight has a number of great things going for it. First and foremost it has a 2.8 inch touchscreen display (resolution is 240×320) that is incredibly responsive. The overall design of the Flight reminds me of the Palm Pre a bit, but the slide out full QWERTY keyboard is another great feature the Flight has going for it. The keyboard is well put together and the buttons feel soft to the touch when pressed. There are dedicated keys for your messaging (text, MobileMail, Gmail, IM), directional keys and voice mail. The keyboard lights up nice in the dark and has a similar layout to the Samsung Reclaim. In addition, the actual slide mechanism is smooth and won’t cause you any grief over time.

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PhoneArena

Laggy typing experience

from PhoneArena

Devices that are catered to the text messaging demographic should capitalize heavily in that one particular area, but its inconsistent performance makes the Samsung Flight grounded – indefinitely. The combination of the touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard looks good on paper, but it doesn’t find a solid foundation in which direction to follow. Throw in the laggy typing experience on the QWERTY and it totally misses on an area where its focus should be placed. We’d recommend devices with a slide out portrait QWERTY like the Motorola Karma QA1 for a better messaging experience. Ultimately, the Samsung Flight’s wings have been clipped, left behind to slowly walk on its legs, and play catch up to the rest....

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Devices that are catered to the text messaging demographic should capitalize heavily in that one particular area, but its inconsistent performance makes the Samsung Flight grounded – indefinitely. The combination of the touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard looks good on paper, but it doesn’t find a solid foundation in which direction to follow. Throw in the laggy typing experience on the QWERTY and it totally misses on an area where its focus should be placed. We’d recommend devices with a slide out portrait QWERTY like the Motorola Karma QA1 for a better messaging experience. Ultimately, the Samsung Flight’s wings have been clipped, left behind to slowly walk on its legs, and play catch up to the rest.

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The touch screen can be a pain while trying to talk. My cheek constantly turns mute because of the location of the mute button on the phone. I have dropped it a couple of times and had to put it back together and it still works fine, so it is pretty durable.
Amazon

Flight Review

from Amazon
I have been using this phone for a little over a month now. So far I love everything about it except 2 things: Firstly, the touch screen can be a pain while trying to talk. My cheek often turns mute on or hits the button to disconnect the call. While this is expected with a touchscreen, it would h...More
I have been using this phone for a little over a month now. So far I love everything about it except 2 things: Firstly, the touch screen can be a pain while trying to talk. My cheek often turns mute on or hits the button to disconnect the call. While this is expected with a touchscreen, it would have been a little smarter in my opinion to make those buttons slide like many of the other ones they have on the touch screen. Secondly, the headphone/power jack is a micro usb port. This is would inconsequential if SOMEONE, (ie Samsung, the retail stores, a vendor, etc.) would carry a micro USB to stereo headphone adapter for this phone, but don't expect your retailer go much further than telling you "We don't carry adapters designed for that phone". Samsung does offer a set of headphones designed specifically for this phone but the sound quality is quite poor and the headphones themselves prove uncomfortable. You can buy adapters that fit that are designed for other products, but for the alot consumers, the ambiguity Samsung creates by failing to provide an adapter specific to this device just incites confusion and frustration. Again, other than these two issues, the phone has been great. Less
Amazon

Samsung Flight

from Amazon
love this phone, a little heavy, great touch screen response and viewing screen size. Not easily scratched up, haven't dropped yet...

Samsung Flight

I previously owned a Samsung Propel, and I was attracted to the Samsung Flight because of its similar portrait-style keyboard. Unlike the Propel the Flight comes with T9 predictive text, so for the few occasions where I hit the wrong letter the phone would still get the correct word. The T9 works with...More
I previously owned a Samsung Propel, and I was attracted to the Samsung Flight because of its similar portrait-style keyboard. Unlike the Propel the Flight comes with T9 predictive text, so for the few occasions where I hit the wrong letter the phone would still get the correct word. The T9 works with both the QWERTY keyboard and the onscreen keypad. The keypad is raised, and the tactile feel of the keys makes typing on the Flight very easy. Unfortunately, there is noticeable lag when typing with T9 on and even when scrolling through the contacts list. This lag is minimal, but still evident. The touch screen is resistive, so you have to mind how you pull the phone out of your pocket because if it brushes against anything pointy you can trigger actions on the phone. This is most evident when others call the phone, as the touchscreen of the phone has ACCEPT and REJECT buttons when receiving calls. This is despite the phone having reliable hardware buttons. Overall, the Flight is a simple phone with a more sophisticated feel. If you're only going to be texting and phoning people, the Flight is a visually attractive option with a good feature set (Bluetooth and voice recognition) at an acceptable price. Less
Amazon

Basic, but good.

from Amazon
This is not a phone for all of the very technical people out there. This is no Iphone; this is no Blackberry. So don't get depressed when you purchase one and then complain that it is too basic. This phone is basic, but has great features for those who don't need all of the apps and ability of an Ip...More
This is not a phone for all of the very technical people out there. This is no Iphone; this is no Blackberry. So don't get depressed when you purchase one and then complain that it is too basic. This phone is basic, but has great features for those who don't need all of the apps and ability of an Iphone. The camera is great, with 2 megapixels and a wide variety of features. Messaging is easy. The touch screen is nice. So like I said, if you want a pretty good phone, with a pretty good camera, touch screen, and good messaging ability, this is the phone for you. Less
Amazon

not impressed

from Amazon
I have owned this phone for 4 months now and not impressed with it. I had a Samsung Propel before and loved it. So when it stopped working I knew I wanted a phone similar. While yes this phone is a Samsung and a slider like the Propel it doesn't function super great. Here are a list of pros and cons I...More
I have owned this phone for 4 months now and not impressed with it. I had a Samsung Propel before and loved it. So when it stopped working I knew I wanted a phone similar. While yes this phone is a Samsung and a slider like the Propel it doesn't function super great. Here are a list of pros and cons I've discovered... Cons: -I'm a fast texter and sometimes the phone is slow to catch up with what I'm typing-so letters might get missed -for some reason the phone will randomly re-start itself all the time. I could be on the internet, in the middle of making a phone call, sending a text, or not even touching the phone. That irritates me a lot. I have seen other reviews where people had this problem as well. -The phone will sometimes freeze up and the only way to fix it is to take out the battery to re-start the phone. This seems to happen if you have more than one application open on the phone -I'm not a huge fan of touch screens and sometimes when I touch the screen it doesn't do anything. Pros: -the slider function -a full keyboard with a .com short-cut button for e-mails or internet addresses -large screen -nice camera with 2.0 mega pixels and fun functions to tweak your photos -a favorite contacts list on the main screen -built in short cut for facebook and myspace while the Samsung Flight has some cool features that my old Samsung Propel didn't have, I still don't like this phone. It looks cool, but the overall functionality of the phone kinda sucks. I wish I would have returned it, but I'm stuck with it until it decides to quit working. I suggest you go into a retail store to play around with this phone before you buy. Less

Great phone

Ive had this phone forever and it still works as well as it did when it was new, the keyboard is amazing ill go through a list of pros and cons: PROS: -Great qwerty board -Nice touchscreen -Useful shortcuts -Cheap phone with Rogers -Decent speaker sound -Refreshing design -Comes in 2 colors -Reliable...More
Ive had this phone forever and it still works as well as it did when it was new, the keyboard is amazing ill go through a list of pros and cons: PROS: -Great qwerty board -Nice touchscreen -Useful shortcuts -Cheap phone with Rogers -Decent speaker sound -Refreshing design -Comes in 2 colors -Reliable phone -Great internet browser CONS: -No headpone jack -Expensive prepaid option -No touchwiz programming (not THAT bad) I reccomend this phone for people who want a uniqe phone with a vertical sliding feature a qwerty board and a touch screen that can blow your mind great phone Less

Love this phone!

This phone is amazing i bought it when it came out and its still working perfectly the touchscreen is AMAZING although it does suffer not having TouchWiz software but it works fine without it, the QWERTY keyboard is very good the unique sliding feature makes it look very sleek and stylish the keyboard...More
This phone is amazing i bought it when it came out and its still working perfectly the touchscreen is AMAZING although it does suffer not having TouchWiz software but it works fine without it, the QWERTY keyboard is very good the unique sliding feature makes it look very sleek and stylish the keyboard is spaced out decently, the software is very easy to navigate through, its not a smartphone but its awfully close, which is great because you dont have to pay for an outrageous data plan for a smartphone, the phone is a bit bulkier than other phones of its type but not by much enough to make any difference. The camera is great yet I find the pictures a tad dark and the camera lacks flash. The bottom line is this phone is amazing and i definatly reccomend this to anyone who wants a touchscreen and a full slide out QWERTY keyboard without having to pay for a expensive data plan,Its a great phone for a first phone or for someone who hasnt owned a phone before because the software is easy to navigate through, i plan on writing a follow up review very soon! Less
Amazon

Frustrating Software.

from Amazon
I bought this phone from a local dealer without reading any reviews. Big mistake! While it's interesting to have a touch screen and a somewhat responsive QWERTY keypad, that's about all that I liked about the phone. My biggest issue is the software... Many features on the phone cannot be adequatel...More
I bought this phone from a local dealer without reading any reviews. Big mistake! While it's interesting to have a touch screen and a somewhat responsive QWERTY keypad, that's about all that I liked about the phone. My biggest issue is the software... Many features on the phone cannot be adequately customized especially the "Mobile Web" feature that is the main internet software on the device. If you like to tweak your phone to work best for you, this isn't the one. There is an alternate internet app called "browser" which I found to be much more useful, but still lacked customization. I also found the messaging to be slow. When you type letters, they don't show up as quickly as you press them. If you're pretty quick with your thumbs, you'll find this device can't keep up. One texting feature I did like about the touch screen was that when you get a text, you can reply on the screen without sliding the phone open. You touch the screen, then it displays the standard 9 numbers with letters (the old style before QWERTY.) You can enter your message that way and the phone vibrates slightly when you enter a letter. Anyway, if I didn't have access to another phone, I could live with this one, but I'd be very unsatisfied. I bought a Motorola Karma instead and it is an amazing phone that blows this one out of the water. It's a texting, social network, internet kinda phone that doesn't require a data plan. It's a perfect fit for me and was programmed for "ease of use" where the Samsung Flight fails miserably. Less

sound is terrible

I've had an older Nokia phone for so many years that the guys at AT&T store practically laughed at me when I came in for upgrade. I selected the Flight because of it's QWERTY keyboard, touch screen and because I wasn't forced into a data plan. About 3 phone conversations later its going back to the st...More
I've had an older Nokia phone for so many years that the guys at AT&T store practically laughed at me when I came in for upgrade. I selected the Flight because of it's QWERTY keyboard, touch screen and because I wasn't forced into a data plan. About 3 phone conversations later its going back to the store. I can tell that there is a human at the other end of the line but that's about it. I'm a hifi buff and sound technician and this sound is lousy. My old scratchy (because of internal dust) Nokia still sounds better. Additionally, it's confusing to use, the keypad is too small for my normal male fingers, and my contact list translated very poorly, which the AT&T store blamed me for since I didn't update regularly. BOO Technology may have given us more bells and whistles but a telephone is primarily a means of voice communication for me, I need one where I can hear the nuances in my caller's voice please. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 5, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 3.6
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 189 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.79 W/kg
Body: 0.7 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 180 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Gray, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 5.6 x 1.3 cm (4.2 x 2.2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 136 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (STN)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.8 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 QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 2000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
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 Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-A797

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