Samsung SGH-T229 Video
Samsung SGH-T229 Video Transcript
>>Hi I'm Kent German, Senior Editor here at Cnet.com. I want to take a first look at the Samsung SGH-T229. This is a new phone for T-Mobile Service. This is a basic flip phone. It does manage to be a little thin but there were some things I didn't really like about the design of this phone. The red is great, certainly unique, and certainly eye-catching but didn't like how it switched to silver on the back. Kind of wish T-Mobile and Samsung just did red throughout the whole thing. Also, you'll notice that the display, external display, is a little off center. Just found that a little odd. It's not that I didn't like it, to be honest, but it definitely makes the phone stand out so I'm just wondering what the design choice in there was. The external display is a little small, as well as monochrome so you won't get that great photo color ID. It won't work as a viewfinder for the camera right above, of course it's a black and white so it's kind of hard to see yourself but it does the job if you need it. Here on this side there's just a volume rocker. Over here we have a headset jack charger port and this side just a camera shutter -- pretty basic design overall. I like the red color, but, again, just don't like that silver back. Inside the phone, some things I don't like here as well. Internal display is kind of small I thought for the phone size. Not the greatest resolution either, especially when you go into the menus, the icons look a little washed out because of the white background. But anyway you do have a toggle which isn't bad. It is silver; it's a little tactile so you can get your finger in there pretty easily. This is a very spacious navigation array. Didn't have any problems with misdials or anything like that. Keypad buttons are fine, the center row here, the clear and then the 3, 5, 8 and the 0, they are recessed slightly so it did give them a little more definition than the key surround. The phone has midrange features. It has Bluetooth, it has a megapixel camera, has a speaker phone, basic organizer features, everything like that. I just found the phone as far as a midrange phone not the best that T-Mobile offers. I think maybe go with some of the new Nokias or a couple other Samsungs that T-Mobile has over this. Call calling on the other hand wasn't too bad; decent as T-Mobile standards and the speakerphone is actually pretty loud. I'm Kent German and this is the Samsung SGH-T229. ^M00:01:58
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