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Samsung M220 review

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The Samsung M220 currently has an Informr score of 4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Samsung has always offered a strong product mix, including its entry level phones. The Samsung M220 is another fine example.

The Samsung M220 offers a solution for people who use their phones primarily for calling and occasional texting, with a sprinkling of additional, useful features.

A dual-band CDMA clamshell, the M220 features an external, monochrome screen that displays the time, battery and signal strength. The internal screen is a 128 x 145 pixel resolution display. The alphanumeric keypad is familiar and responsive.

The M220 offers voice dialing, SMS and MMS texting, Instant Messaging and a calendar.

There are a wide variety of choices for entry level flips to consider, and the Samsung M220 holds its own against the competition.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
1.5"
Camera
No



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Samsung released the M220 on September 2, 2008.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung M220 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the M220 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
1.5"

The Samsung M220's screen size is 1.5 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

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

Storage
24 MB

Internal memory is 24 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

Samsung M220 Specs

Overview
Release date September 2, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 24 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.08 W/kg
Body: 0.77 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 800 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: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.9 x 4.8 x 2.0 cm (3.5 x 1.9 x 0.8 in)
Weight 88 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 1.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD, 96 x 96 pixels
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 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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
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 DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
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 No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
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 No
Video Playback No
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 No
Timer Yes
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 SPH-M220

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Annoying Part 2.

To add to Annoying (by Branko) The speaker phone on the Samsung M220 does not have a dedicated button. So let's say you are in a call and have pressed a few buttons to reach say someone at an extension or perhaps to access voice mail......and then you want to activate the speaker phone. But you can...More
To add to Annoying (by Branko) The speaker phone on the Samsung M220 does not have a dedicated button. So let's say you are in a call and have pressed a few buttons to reach say someone at an extension or perhaps to access voice mail......and then you want to activate the speaker phone. But you can't because the menu screen has disappeared...you have to backspace erasing all the numerals you entered to clear the screen which will reveal the menu screen and then you hit MENU- 3 to activate the speaker phone. Idiotic. The battery does not hold a charge. Two one minute phone calls and after 30 hours of standby the phone goes dead. Poor. When the alarm sounds you may hit any button to snooze it. Prior to the alarm going off again (after the snooze period) you cannot go into the alarm menu and "deactivate the alarm"....you have to completely erase all alarm info for that event. You can only shut off the alarm as it is ringing. Stupid. If it's 9 pm and you set an alarm for 9 am it would be assumed it will schedule it for 9 am the next day. You would assume so wouldn't you? Well this phone schedules all single event alarms for the present day. So pretend it's 9 pm and you set an alarm for 9 am it sets it for 9 am that same day. Since it attaches a date to a single event alarm your 9 am alarm will go off 364 1/2 days later. It doesn't automatically schedule it for the next day. Retarded. Signal strength sucks huge. It's always dropping in and out of service. Boy do I miss my old LG 5450. I exchanged the Samsung M220 POS for a refurbished LG 8550 slider. I gave in and bought a non clamshell phone. I cannot find a clamshell flip that functions the way it should. So far so good with the LG 8550 Chocolate Spin....it's the 2nd Gen chocolate and most reviews state that it's a good phone. Let's hope I agree. Less

Annoying.

Basic phone with blue tooth and speaker phone.Not too many built in ringer types to assign to individual people stored in contacts.Reception is ok. Sound quality is ok. Now the annoying stuff. 1st:The outer screen display shuts completely off making the phone appear dead. Even after having missed a...More
Basic phone with blue tooth and speaker phone.Not too many built in ringer types to assign to individual people stored in contacts.Reception is ok. Sound quality is ok. Now the annoying stuff. 1st:The outer screen display shuts completely off making the phone appear dead. Even after having missed a call and/or received a msg/text the outer screen is still blank and dark. You have to pick up the phone and press the volume rocker for about 1.5 sec to light up the display to then determine if anything occurred in your absence. What is the point then of the outer screen other than for incoming caller ID screening. 2nd: You can choose to light up the outer screen continuously so it will remain lit and you can view phone activity after your absence without having to pick it up and press any buttons. Now the really stupid part...the inner screen remains lit as well when you choose this option even after the flip is closed. I would fire the moron who programmed the phone to operate in this fashion...what an idiot. This obviously drains the battery in no time. This type of outer screen display have it's inherent problems such as the ones mentioned above. A basic LCD with true back lighting will solve that problem....but it's not fancy enough for the people who prefer fashion over functionality.....I suppose it was one of those morons who designed this phone.Flip phones which do not have an outer display usually have a basic LED light that functions as confirmation for the charger being plugged in AS WELL AS notifying the user of a missed call and/or waiting msg/text.You try to get a basic PHONE and it still doesn't function the way it SHOULD. For the above two reasons this phone gets the lowest score possible. Less
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Will drive you crazy if you like texting

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I got this phone to replace another phone that I lost. Since I am so obviously irresponsible with phones I decided to get the cheapest one Credo offered and since I've had good luck with Samsungs before: this is what I ended up with. I can't stand it. It's alright for making a call, and it CAN text,...More
I got this phone to replace another phone that I lost. Since I am so obviously irresponsible with phones I decided to get the cheapest one Credo offered and since I've had good luck with Samsungs before: this is what I ended up with. I can't stand it. It's alright for making a call, and it CAN text, but... if you are used to any halfway decent interface and navigation you will be very irritated with this. The menu icons are primitive. The phone is very lightweight which gives it a "cheap" feel. But the worst part is that when you're texting the "space" is unreliable if you text fast. Whichcanmakeallyourwordsruntogether if you are not watching the screen carefully. If you type enough to fill the screen it jumps down a whole text block and won't let you scroll up just a line. The phone seems to get warm pretty fast, which worries me. And it seems that the battery wears down pretty quickly, which would also worry me if I planned on keeping this phone or depending on it. The main screen IS color, which is nice. There is bluetooth, and apparently you can download some of your own content, choose ring tones and images specific to individual contacts, which is also nice. There isn't a folder for pictures so I don't think you can download thumbnail photos. I can't find where it says how much memory the phone has, so I'm guessing not much. It has a "scheduler" and a memo pad, an alarm clock, and calculator. Space for 500 contact numbers. There is no camera. The annoying texting is a deal breaker for me, so I won't be keeping this phone long enough to see how its other nice features work. Less

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