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Samsung SGH x497 review

4.9/10 AVG.
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4.9/10
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The Samsung SGH x497 currently has an Informr score of 4.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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Samsung released the SGH x497 on November 1, 2005.


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Samsung backs up the SGH x497 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung SGH x497's screen size is Unknown with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. 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 8.5 days standby time.

SGH x497 Specs

Overview
Release date November 1, 2005
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.14 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: 8.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.0 x 4.7 x 2.4 cm (3.5 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 86 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Graphics Screensavers, Wallpapers
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 No
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers
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, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
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
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video 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 No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): x497, SGH-x495, x495

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Great phone for basic calling

Since purchasing a Motorola V220 and getting the flakiest service I have ever experienced, I picked up this Samsung X497. I get service in my rural town, downtown, inside buildings, and most anywhere. The call quality is superb and doesn't sound tinny at all. There arent a ton of features you'd find o...More
Since purchasing a Motorola V220 and getting the flakiest service I have ever experienced, I picked up this Samsung X497. I get service in my rural town, downtown, inside buildings, and most anywhere. The call quality is superb and doesn't sound tinny at all. There arent a ton of features you'd find on at $600 phone, but it works amazingly for what its for....making calls. Less

The SAMSUNG POS

I can not stand the way the silent/mute controls are tide in with the volume button. I have missed several crucial emergencey calls because of this POS feature If I could strip it out I would. even though this is a flip phone I need to be able to lock ALL the keys and the buttons. This phone can not be counted on.
I can not stand the way the silent/mute controls are tide in with the volume button. I have missed several crucial emergencey calls because of this POS feature If I could strip it out I would. even though this is a flip phone I need to be able to lock ALL the keys and the buttons. This phone can not be counted on. Less

Very good

Looking at the other reviews, maybe I was just lucky and got the best one of the bunch. My phone works very good. My only negatives are: It is somewhat hard to navigate through the selections. After having the phone for a year, rarely, the scren gets all dark and the only way to fix this is by removing...More
Looking at the other reviews, maybe I was just lucky and got the best one of the bunch. My phone works very good. My only negatives are: It is somewhat hard to navigate through the selections. After having the phone for a year, rarely, the scren gets all dark and the only way to fix this is by removing the battery and turning it on again. Other than that, it's a great phone. Less
Yahoo

Disappointed

from Yahoo
Pro: Just cheap Con: very poor quality Just not worth the money
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Wayne

from Yahoo
Pro: Small and inexpensive Con: Does not get a signal when other phones do. This phone was purchased because our other phone would not get a signal all the time. I have an older Motorola that does get a signal all the time and is often used when the new phone does not get the signal. My Motorola shows...More
Pro: Small and inexpensive Con: Does not get a signal when other phones do. This phone was purchased because our other phone would not get a signal all the time. I have an older Motorola that does get a signal all the time and is often used when the new phone does not get the signal. My Motorola shows 5 bars when the Samsung shows 0 bars. Cingular now tells us we can only exchange for a remanufactured phone. Less

very poor reception

this phone has very poor reception and kept cutting out even where the signal should have ensured otherwise. the phone is also a little hard to navigate between the different features.

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