You can permanently count on Samsung do it two equipment: bury us in new cell phone reviews, and occasionally announce handsets with very silly names. But leave it to Samsung to take up again to outdo itself, for just when we plotting we’ve heard it all, the company unveiled a new phone name that launched us into new realms of the ridiculous.
Now our sources tell that one Samsung employee is exciting with naming its phones. That’s more than believable from a huge worldwide firm, but as Nicole Lee place it, rumor has it that that person has run out of words. Samsung named its SGH-T359 the Samsung . That’s right, it used an emoticon naturally modest for following post and text-pleased teens. We were appalled when we first heard the news last month and wait so today. In fact, we find it so absurd that we’re going to call it the Samsung “Smiley” in this assess. That will show ‘em.
Names aside, the Smiley is a comfortable and functional texting phone for T-Mobile. It has a respectable midrange figure set and it offers decent performance. And best of all, it will cost you just $19.99 with a two-year contract.
From the further than, the Smiley closely resembles the Samsung Strive. It doesn’t come in multiple sign, but it has a akin slider phone point and at 3.9 inches long by 2.3 inches wide by 0.6 inch deep, it’s about the same size. At 4 ounces, the Smiley is just the slightest bit heavier than its predecessor, but it still feels a modest wispy in the hand thankfulness to its plastic shell. Despite the roughness concerns, it’s a practically arresting phone and we’re tickled that Samsung didn’t stamp the exterior with an emoticon.
The Smiley’s 2.6-inch TFT sight shows 262,000 sign in a 320×240-pixel pledge. Sure, it can’t equate with the fancy displays on the latest smartphones, but it’s more than apposite on a midrange texting handset. Its sign, graphics, and photos are sharp, even if the cover is fundamentally unreadable in supervise over light. The menuinterface is typical Samsung, which is to say it’s simple to use. The sight’s personalization options contain brightness, backlighting time, and wallpaper.
Below the sight is the steering array. It feels very cramped, but we infer users with smaller hands may not have the same problem. There’s a square four-way toggle with a central OK button, two soft keys, the Talk and End/power control, a back button, and a shortcut for the messaging figure. Most of they keys are flat, even if the toggle is raised. We’d prefer, even if, that the OK button takes you to the menu from standby mode. Right now it doesn’t do anything.
The Smiley’s upright is somewhat cramped.
Slide up the Smiley to show the combined numeric keypad and messaging upright. Like on the Stride, the keys are small and squashed collectively. There are only four rows of keys so most buttons serve a dual function (numbers and calligraphy, or symbols and calligraphy). On the whole, it’s a pretty standard agreement, even if we’d prefer more shortcut reins. A combined “www” and “.com” key will save you some time and, naturally, there’s a dedicated emoticon button. All right, Samsung, that is pretty clever. Read more at allitreview.com