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Samsung SGH-T509s review

6.5/10 AVG.
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6.5/10
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The Samsung SGH-T509s currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 27 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Samsung released the SGH-T509s on May 12, 2006.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung SGH-T509s's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
7 MB

Internal memory is 7 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Samsung SGH-T509s Specs

Overview
Release date May 12, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 7 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.75 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
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: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Silver, Silver with plum color accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.7 x 4.6 x 1.0 cm (4.6 x 1.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 77 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-portrait, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video 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 No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung T509

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User Reviews


Phonedog

Can't copy all to sim card

from Phonedog
Pro: Great phone, slim, big screen love it Con: You can't copy all your contacts to from the phone to the sim card. Using experience: 9 months Make sure you select save to sim for phone book memory so if it breaks you don't loose your contacts. If you have broken something like the screen or just go...More
Pro: Great phone, slim, big screen love it Con: You can't copy all your contacts to from the phone to the sim card. Using experience: 9 months Make sure you select save to sim for phone book memory so if it breaks you don't loose your contacts. If you have broken something like the screen or just got a new phone, there is a way that you can send your contacts via bluetooth. First you have to turn your bluetooth on if it isn't already. You can do this by hitting the top left soft key (the menu key) and then typing 9-6-1 then hitting top left soft key (select) this will turn bluetooth on or off. Then hit the end call button to go back to the wallpaper screen. From here press the down arrow button, then top left soft key (options)-1-top left soft key (options)-5-3-2-top left soft key(select) this seaches for bluetooth devices then you scroll down to the one you want, which may take some guess work if your screen is broke, and hit the top left soft key (select) and all of your contacts should transfer. I hope this takes the guess work out of it and saves a lot of time for some one. Less
Amazon

Perfect phone for the price

from Amazon
Great phone, i got it in plum but it still looks black and manly. It melts away in your pocket, i literally forget I have it and have to pat my pocket to make sure. The data download rate is excellent and unlocking the phone was a breeze. The camera was OK not a plus or a minus, but i did wish i could...More
Great phone, i got it in plum but it still looks black and manly. It melts away in your pocket, i literally forget I have it and have to pat my pocket to make sure. The data download rate is excellent and unlocking the phone was a breeze. The camera was OK not a plus or a minus, but i did wish i could record longer video. BlueTooth is awesome, i love the object push which i use nearly everyday, and the BlueTooth won't slaughter you battery like some other samsung phones. And the battery will last a good 48 hours with moderate usage. 5/5 Less
Amazon

Love this phone

from Amazon
I bought this phone a little over a year ago and the only problem that I ever had with it is it doesn't work in Jacksonville, AR for some silly reason. It will go off other servers towers but not there. And its really tiny too but I love it. My phone is still in great condition after a year and believe...More
I bought this phone a little over a year ago and the only problem that I ever had with it is it doesn't work in Jacksonville, AR for some silly reason. It will go off other servers towers but not there. And its really tiny too but I love it. My phone is still in great condition after a year and believe me, I've dropped it a few times. But you get get the t-mobile web and it takes pictures and videos. Overall it's a great phone. Less
Amazon

love it love it love it!!!

from Amazon
When we switched to tmobile from cingular (thank GOD!), this phone was free and I've always liked candy bar or block phones over flip. At first I was skeptical, but then started using it and it is the best! It's easy to operate: although I had problems with texting at first (yes I'm 22 and am so slow a...More
When we switched to tmobile from cingular (thank GOD!), this phone was free and I've always liked candy bar or block phones over flip. At first I was skeptical, but then started using it and it is the best! It's easy to operate: although I had problems with texting at first (yes I'm 22 and am so slow at it!), the alarm system, the ease of the phonebook/speed dialing, showing ALL of the missed calls, programing anything in... it is the best! I saw someone saying it wouldn't fit in their pants pockets: I SO disagree! I almost always keep it in my back pocket. I usually can't even feel it and forget where it was! It's also really great to throw in a wristlet or a small purse: just make sure it's somewhere easy to grab. It can be slippery because of the slimness. Overall, I think it's a great phone. I haven't had ANY problems with mine since July 2006 (it's now Dec 2007). A+ thumbs up! So try it, don't forget there is a warranty if it breaks or sucks. Less
Yahoo

Could have been a great phone.

from Yahoo
Pro: Samsung UI, very user friendly Con: Sound quality is terrible, you cannot change the soft keys to access different features, no manual lock. the phone would navigate itself to T-zones while in my purse. Missed tons of calls because I couldn't hear the phone ring. T-mobile doesn't allow you to ch...More
Pro: Samsung UI, very user friendly Con: Sound quality is terrible, you cannot change the soft keys to access different features, no manual lock. the phone would navigate itself to T-zones while in my purse. Missed tons of calls because I couldn't hear the phone ring. T-mobile doesn't allow you to change softkeys, so one is for the menu, and the other is T-zones. I don't use T-zones, and don't have it on my plan, so when I got a bill with all these charges for something I didn't use, I was a little peeved. You can't lock the phone when you're finished with it, and when you put it in your purse the T-zones soft key magically gets pressed. Its a nice phone, but severly flawed. Not what I expected from Samsung after the E715! I ditched the T509 after about two months for a free phone through t-mobile. Less
Amazon

Good Phone, Bad Reception

from Amazon
I have had the Samsung T509 for about a year. When in a good coverage area the phone is great. The T509 has the typical Samsung easy to use menus, big bright clear display and tons of other features in a slim attractive package. The problem with this phone is the design and placement of it's internal...More
I have had the Samsung T509 for about a year. When in a good coverage area the phone is great. The T509 has the typical Samsung easy to use menus, big bright clear display and tons of other features in a slim attractive package. The problem with this phone is the design and placement of it's internal antenna in the bottom of the phone! The signal is always 1 to 2 bars less than my previous C225 and my Wife's Nokia 6101, Because of this design malfunction you can plan on losing another bar or two when you hold the phone since your hand shields the antenna during a call. Consequently the phone will drop calls much easier than other phones with better antennas. If the reception was better this would be a 5 star phone, but when it comes down to it, it has to be able to make and receive calls, otherwise it is just a pretty paperweight no matter how many gee whiz features the phone has. Pros: Slim Design Large, Bright, Clear Display Easy to Navigate Menus Bluetooth Call quality (when good coverage is available) Cons: Poor Antenna Design Reception weaker than other phones Speaker Phone Volume Less
Amazon

not the best phone in the world

from Amazon
All my friends use the same service as I do and none of them have the clarity problems that I do with this phone. I break up every other sentence while talking to them .. it gets really annoying to have to repeat yourself everytime. The sound quality kind of sucks. I keep the volume on the highest leve...More
All my friends use the same service as I do and none of them have the clarity problems that I do with this phone. I break up every other sentence while talking to them .. it gets really annoying to have to repeat yourself everytime. The sound quality kind of sucks. I keep the volume on the highest level and still have to hold my other ear closed and press the phone to my ear to hear most of the time. other than those problems, I like the phone. The camera takes quality pictures, and texting is easy. Ringing volumes are loud enough to hear anywhere, pretty much. If I went back in time and knew what I know about this phone, I would not choose it again. Less
Phonedog

Great phone for a year

from Phonedog
Pro: This phone was a very easy to use phone and I enjoyed the slim and light weight feature. Con: The battery would not hold a charge shortly after a year and, of course, was out of warranty and I had to buy a new phone. Using experience: 13 months I was very please with the phone until the batte...More
Pro: This phone was a very easy to use phone and I enjoyed the slim and light weight feature. Con: The battery would not hold a charge shortly after a year and, of course, was out of warranty and I had to buy a new phone. Using experience: 13 months I was very please with the phone until the battery would not hold a charge. I purchased a new battery and that was not the problem so it has to do with the charger port. I would not recommend this phone as I expect to use a phone longer than a year when you pay that much money for it. Less
Amazon

Little annoyances add up.

from Amazon
Why sure we do MP3 ringtones! (But you can't load your own, you have to buy them from us!) (Found the workaround for that one, which involves saving the MP3 as an M4A, changing the extension to 3GP, and then bluetoothing it to the phone and finding the file in the videos directory.) We support headset...More
Why sure we do MP3 ringtones! (But you can't load your own, you have to buy them from us!) (Found the workaround for that one, which involves saving the MP3 as an M4A, changing the extension to 3GP, and then bluetoothing it to the phone and finding the file in the videos directory.) We support headsets! (We only offer one style to connect to our proprietary connector, which is an earbud style and very fragile, and there are only apparently 3 other models available from other makers, all of which are also earbud style.) (Earbuds don't work in my ears, at least not without a Jabra eargel. I could go bluetooth, but that's just one more thing to keep charged.) Power, headset, no problem! (...just not at the same time!) (See above comment about bluetooth.) Absolutely you can set the phone to vibrate and ring! (It just won't do them at the same time, so you get shortchanged on -both-.) (At least it's thin and small enough to carry in a pocket where I can usually feel it before it starts its pathetically quiet ring.) Oh, goodness! The power's running low! I'll send you a ridiculously quiet warning tone and turn on the LCD to tell you about it, and keep the LCD on way longer than I normally would just to make sure you know! After all, the battery -is- draining! ....Yeeah. After over a year of use and annoyance at the basic stuff, I'm calling my Samsung T509 a loser. I'm going back to Nokia as soon as I find a T-Mobile candybar I like. Less
Yahoo

good phone but needs help

from Yahoo
Pro: lightweight, small, great features Con: very low sound quallity even at highest setting. again cannot stress enough that sound quality is horrible, I have to even set it to speaker phone to listen better. Even speaker quality is not loud enough for ringing. I miss calls all the time. other than those obvious cons i like the phone.
Pro: lightweight, small, great features Con: very low sound quallity even at highest setting. again cannot stress enough that sound quality is horrible, I have to even set it to speaker phone to listen better. Even speaker quality is not loud enough for ringing. I miss calls all the time. other than those obvious cons i like the phone. Less
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