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Samsung SGH-T819 review

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The Samsung SGH-T819 currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 15 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

The SGH-T819 is yet another slider from Samsung. Unfortunately, aside from its coffee brown color, Samsung does not bring anything too exciting to the table with this model. While a competent phone with a mid-level feature set, it would be great for Samsung to break loose with its creative resources and put some Umph! into this slider.

While not breaking any new ground, the Samsung SGH-T819 is a good device that offers a 1.3MP camera with five quality settings and several photo editing capabilities (no flash), MP3 player, Bluetooth 2.0, voice dialing, speakerphone and 30MB of onboard memory that can be expanded via microSD.

The form is compact but not compromised, weighing in at 3.2 ounces and measuring 3.96” x 2.03” x 0.55”, it’s easy to hold. It offers a 2.0 inch display capable of 262,000 colors and the thumb grip is a nice touch, allowing you to slide the phone open with ease. The volume rocker is on the left spine and the headset/charger jack and microSD slot on the right spine.

Other features include a versatile phone book, calendar, notepad, task list and calculator. You can also PC sync the SGH-T819.

Although not decisively distinguishable from other slider devices, it is nonetheless a capable phone with a unique color.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP



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Samsung released the SGH-T819 on January 21, 2008.


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Samsung backs up the SGH-T819 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung SGH-T819's screen size is Unknown with 176 x 220 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
30 MB

Internal memory is 30 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 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 12.5 days standby time.

Samsung SGH-T819 Specs

Overview
Release date January 21, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
1700 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 30 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Body: 0.83 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, 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
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Coffee brown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 5.2 x 1.4 cm (4 x 2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 98 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 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 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 Yes
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 6 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
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 Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
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 No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung T819

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Amazon

The phone is loud and clear...

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I ordered one because it was free with my renewal. After reading the reviews, some commented on the poor quality of sound. Not on my phone, all is loud and clear. It's simple and slick, just what I wanted and I'm discovering lots of convenient features on the phone book that me previous phone did not have.
I ordered one because it was free with my renewal. After reading the reviews, some commented on the poor quality of sound. Not on my phone, all is loud and clear. It's simple and slick, just what I wanted and I'm discovering lots of convenient features on the phone book that me previous phone did not have. Less
Amazon

If boring=works then lets hit snooze on this one

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I bought this phone at a whim. Don't really care about the latest and greatest options. I used this phone heavily for phone calls via bluetooth. Without bluetooth, keep searching. The headset volume is sad, the speakerphone volume is sad. However, in my line of work, I need hands free 18/6, so I u...More
I bought this phone at a whim. Don't really care about the latest and greatest options. I used this phone heavily for phone calls via bluetooth. Without bluetooth, keep searching. The headset volume is sad, the speakerphone volume is sad. However, in my line of work, I need hands free 18/6, so I used a bluetooth headset 95% of the time. There were maybe 3 days where I would actually have to charge the battery in the same day(solid 4+ hours of use). Getting a genuine samsung charger for your automobile is highly recomended because the ones I've tried, don't fit right. I ended up returning and trying another type out because the phone charger input would have to lay perfectly still, undisturbed to charge, not to mention, the phone had to be off... The camera works decent for average photos, the video... err yeah.. it's a cell phone... The pink menu screens, I never figured out how to get rid of, that's why I'm trying, shhh.. a motorola :D If my new relationship doesn't work out, I'll switch back. Samsung never locked on me, did any random gooffy calling(must be a motorola thing). Little things I liked, quick and easy access to micro SD card for quick picture transfers. Keygaurd lock when slid down, though, with bluetooth calls being ended, the phone kinda thinks it's still open. I would pull out my phone after doing an install and find that I've been browsing the web... bad phone bad... A love hate relationship I guess. I liked the fact that this was a BASIC phone, with limited somewhat advance tools. MP3 player, recomended if you listen to less than 30 songs, library access stinks. Sturdy construction(can't tell you how many times I've fallen on it in pocket, I'm 6' 240.. so yeah... sturdy little phone. Tip #1 if you buy this phone, charge it every night, Tip#2 get yourself a samsung charger for the car. Tip #3 Don't get lazy like me and tap the bluetooth to end calls if you don't have a data plan. Less
Amazon

tight phone

from Amazon
big fan of -Mobile and this Phone has all the basic things I need and it is easy to use and it doesn't cost a whole lot. it was a solid deal and worth the overall Price. really nice indeed.
Amazon

Decent phone but disappointing in areas

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I upgraded for free with this phone, a nice phone to get for free. However, I have some major issues with it. The music player cannot be used unless you figure out certain software issues, unlike other cell phone music players which are easier to figure out. Every time I get a new text message, the "un...More
I upgraded for free with this phone, a nice phone to get for free. However, I have some major issues with it. The music player cannot be used unless you figure out certain software issues, unlike other cell phone music players which are easier to figure out. Every time I get a new text message, the "unread text message" icon stays lit until I manually delete the text message from my inbox, rather irritating, because you are never for sure if you have any new messages until you delete the old ones. I have not seen a possible way to fix this. The buttons are rather difficult to text with. The ringtones are GOSH AWFUL! I don't like the camera settings, everytime you take a picture it entices you as the user to send the picture to your album, so if you just want to save a picture to your phone, the only way to do what without getting charged is with the red end call button. This is because the options screen does not have any save to phone option, just send to wherever (which is never free)I.E. (picture message, or send to "My Album". In other words, its inconvenient to take a picture just to have it on your phone, and nowhere else. Those are the cons. The Pros include, great battery life, good picture quality, (for a cell phone). Clear reception, (a very important element) nice slider action, and a really cool color. This is a good phone, but I feel that in this day and age, these features should be more user friendly than they are. Thanks, have a great day. Less
Amazon

Very Simple & Easy to Use

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I have had this phone for about 6 months now. I looked at dozens of phones before deciding on this one. I love that I can set up and edit my phonebook online. I now have more than just phone numbers. I have addresses, too. Makes my life so much simpler. I have added pictures of my friends and family so...More
I have had this phone for about 6 months now. I looked at dozens of phones before deciding on this one. I love that I can set up and edit my phonebook online. I now have more than just phone numbers. I have addresses, too. Makes my life so much simpler. I have added pictures of my friends and family so that when they call their picture pops up and not just their name. I love the camera and video feature. All in all, I think this phone is a great value for the money. It is very stylish and easy to use at the same time. Less
Amazon

Nice Phone

from Amazon
I like this phone. It looks stylish, is small but not too small to handle, and the bronze finish is appealing. There are all the usual functions people expect in a phone these days (most of which I personally never use). The only real criticism I'd have of this phone is the reception quality. Now that...More
I like this phone. It looks stylish, is small but not too small to handle, and the bronze finish is appealing. There are all the usual functions people expect in a phone these days (most of which I personally never use). The only real criticism I'd have of this phone is the reception quality. Now that might not be the fault of the phone. It could just be the areas I frequent the most have poor reception. Overall though this phone is pretty good. Less
Amazon

Has some issues

from Amazon
I've had this phone for about 6 months. While it's fairly good in terms of sound quality and has a good battery life, the are some issues: -Many calls are dropped when when I'm not moving and have a signal -The camera quality is aweful, you barely see your image unless you take the picture in broad d...More
I've had this phone for about 6 months. While it's fairly good in terms of sound quality and has a good battery life, the are some issues: -Many calls are dropped when when I'm not moving and have a signal -The camera quality is aweful, you barely see your image unless you take the picture in broad daylight -The slider is way too sensitive, I accidently hang up all the time! Less
Amazon

Nice and Simple

from Amazon
I don't text. I looked at phones that all seemed geared toward avid texters and people who may be talking on the phone all the time. That's not me. All I needed was a phone that I could easily carry and make an occasional phone call on. That's the Samsung t819. I haven't had any problem with receptio...More
I don't text. I looked at phones that all seemed geared toward avid texters and people who may be talking on the phone all the time. That's not me. All I needed was a phone that I could easily carry and make an occasional phone call on. That's the Samsung t819. I haven't had any problem with reception or call quality. That's all good. So far, I've had no problems at all. It has an okay camera that can record video, too. Also, a helpful feature is that when the phone is in closed position, it automatically key-locks so that you don't accidentally turn it on when it's in your pocket. The lock then disengages as soon as you slide the phone open. If you're looking for a phone that is simple, yet effective, this one's for you. Less
Amazon

Ok phone nice features but buggy

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Serious Issues - Suggestion choose another manufacture. The last two Samsung phones I purchased have been buggy. Bluetooth seems to be a big problem for Samsung - especially if you have a newer car with bluetooth. Both Samsung and T-Mobile will put you through hell before they will replace them. t629...More
Serious Issues - Suggestion choose another manufacture. The last two Samsung phones I purchased have been buggy. Bluetooth seems to be a big problem for Samsung - especially if you have a newer car with bluetooth. Both Samsung and T-Mobile will put you through hell before they will replace them. t629 when on a call using bluetooth will drop the call you are on and you cannot "accept" the 2nd call. t-819 is also buggy in bluetooth mode. The volume increases and decreases during conversation making a call frustratingly difficult. Additionally, the t-819 40-50% of the time will show connected but caller is unable to hear the other party. Bought a Sony Erricson and it is perfect in every way. For the record Lexus duplicated the problem with Samsung and determined it IS the Samsung phone. Their test phones (not Samsung) worked perfectly with the vehicle bluetooth. Come on folks it is 2008 bluetooth technology has been around for more than a decade. Less
Amazon

best phone ever!!!

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this phone is so awesome, i dont know what the other people are talking about getting the 'pink' off because i had no problems switching the color to grey. i had the 629 and got this phone to replace it and have not had 1 problem with it. very easy to use and picture is very clear. in my opinion samsu...More
this phone is so awesome, i dont know what the other people are talking about getting the 'pink' off because i had no problems switching the color to grey. i had the 629 and got this phone to replace it and have not had 1 problem with it. very easy to use and picture is very clear. in my opinion samsung phones last a long time and are VERY reliable. i only have to charge it once every 4 or 5 days! battery lasts a long time. once again samsung has a satisfied customer!!!! Less

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