Samsung Gravity

AKA: Samsung T459, T456

Available at: Chatr, Fido, Rogers

6/10 AVG.
RATING
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 55 reviews

The Samsung Gravity is a candy bar phone that slides open lengthwise, revealing a spacious, full QWERTY keyboard. The Gravity is yet another in a series of new phones from Samsung that puts a quality QWERTY keyboard in the hands of casual users who like to text but do not want a full-blown smartphone.

When closed, the Gravity offers a slim, if not a bit thick, profile, with an alpha-numeric keypad, a 2.1-inch, 176 x 220 pixel resolution display, navigation array and several familiar dedicated keys to make phone calls and other simple tasks….simple.

But with the flip of the thumb you also have access to a full QWERTY keyboard, making text messaging and emailing not only easy, but a real pleasure. For an entry-level phone with a focus on texting, the Samsung Gravity does a nice job.

Beyond the thoughtful use of the QWERTY keyboard, the Gravity offers a 1.2 MP camera, customizable 1,000 contact address book, speakerphone, MMS, basic MP3 player, voice recorder and instant messaging via all major IM services.

People who use their phones primarily for calls and texting will enjoy the form factor and ease of use. The other features will simply be a bonus.

Pros: Horizontal slider form factor allows for a spacious keyboard, fun features, easy to use.

Cons: Limited capability, display resolution could be crisper. Call quality could better.

Verdict: A smart choice for a non-smartphone. Folks looking for a durable phone that makes texting easy should consider the Samsung Gravity.

Specs summary

Screen
No

The Samsung Gravity's screen resolution is 176 x 220 pixels.

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
60 MB

Internal memory is 60 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
800mAh

The phone is powered by a 800 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 12.5 days standby time, 360 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

SAMSUNG GRAVITY SGH-T456 UNLOCKED CELL PHONE GSM ROGERS CHATR AT&T MOBILE FIDO

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  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

SAMSUNG GRAVITY 3 SGH-T479B BELL MOBILITY & VIRGIN MOBILE CELL PHONE GSM HSPA

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  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: Canada
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140

Samsung Gravity T459 T456 Green/Grey Unlocked AT&T TMobile Camera Smartphone

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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140

Samsung Gravity SGH-T289 -T-Mobile - NEW CONDITION

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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140

New Unlocked Samsung Gravity II 2 T469 Orange GSM QWERTY Slider Cell Phone

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  • Condition: New
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 55 reviews

The Samsung Gravity is a candy bar phone that slides open lengthwise, revealing a spacious, full QWERTY keyboard. The Gravity is yet another in a series of new phones from Samsung that puts a quality QWERTY keyboard in the hands of casual users who like to text but do not want a full-blown smartphone.

When closed, the Gravity offers a slim, if not a bit thick, profile, with an alpha-numeric keypad, a 2.1-inch, 176 x 220 pixel resolution display, navigation array and several familiar dedicated keys to make phone calls and other simple tasks….simple.

But with the flip of the thumb you also have access to a full QWERTY keyboard, making text messaging and emailing not only easy, but a real pleasure. For an entry-level phone with a focus on texting, the Samsung Gravity does a nice job.

Beyond the thoughtful use of the QWERTY keyboard, the Gravity offers a 1.2 MP camera, customizable 1,000 contact address book, speakerphone, MMS, basic MP3 player, voice recorder and instant messaging via all major IM services.

People who use their phones primarily for calls and texting will enjoy the form factor and ease of use. The other features will simply be a bonus.

Pros: Horizontal slider form factor allows for a spacious keyboard, fun features, easy to use.

Cons: Limited capability, display resolution could be crisper. Call quality could better.

Verdict: A smart choice for a non-smartphone. Folks looking for a durable phone that makes texting easy should consider the Samsung Gravity.

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Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

Solid messaging features

from MobileBurn (over 5 years ago)

All told, I really like Samsung's offering in the Gravity, returning to a familiar form of cell phones and packing in new features that mobile users crave, including a full QWERTY keypad and support for e-mail. I wish it had a 3.5mm headphone jack and threaded SMS support, though. I would also redesign... More

It's good, but.....

(over 2 years ago)

It's good for texting, but it brakes a lot for me. So I would recommend you to ask the store to get a new one for this or it might brake if you have a old one that is on display and people keeps playing with it..

  5/10

Pretty good phone

(over 3 years ago)

This phone has been great. My battery life is more than 2 days and I use it often. I have dropped it several times and it has been okay. I bought a $2 case that clips on it and I guess it has helped. The only problem I have had is that sometimes someone calls and the name of the person calling is not... More

  9/10

Worst cell phone I've ever had

(over 3 years ago)

Right from the start, this phone has made calls with no input from me. When I took it back to the store, they told me I was imaging it. They had never had a complaint of this nature..... When the calls continued then I was told that it was a problem with the Sim card, so I got a new card and the phantom... More

  1/10

Thought it was good....WRONG

(over 3 years ago)

Hey, I've had this phone for about a year and a half, and I really liked it. It had bad battery life, but that did not really bother me. However, after dropping it maybe twice, and not from a very far distance, this brick of a phone is now completely messed up. It constantly turns on and off,... More

  1/10

Exellent solid phone, but with apparent limitations....

(over 3 years ago)

I am surprised no one has mentioned phone won't accept Google Maps app. Tells me app excedes jar capacity. Also, will not play videos on my mem card recorded on my previous phone, but will display stills. Shows bkmkd Youtube videos as blocked. So I'm returning the phone, very regretfully, as... More

  6/10

Great phone

from Amazon (over 3 years ago)

The samsung gravity is a great phone. It comes with everything you really need(charger,headset,etc...). I really love the keyboard. I find it more comfortable than most other messaging phones. I have had this phone for almost 2 years and the battery length is the same as it was when i got it. I charge... More

  10/10

Great phone, i luv it

(over 3 years ago)

great phone!!! i've only had it for about 2 days, and its great, its works awsome for whatever i need it for, it have great sound for wen u'r on the phone talking to somone. i recomend it, the keyboard is nice and big, and its very easy to use!!! love it

  10/10

A-MAZ-ING...ish..

(over 3 years ago)

So I've had the Gravity for about a year now and I mostly love it. I'm 13, and I mostly use the phone for texting, which it's awesome for! And the callings great too. But the camera is quite crappy and doesn't take the best pictures. Its quite durable, I know, I drop it A LOT, but... More

  7/10

Great, but I haven't had it for too long

(over 4 years ago)

This phone is great so far. I've had it for five days. It seems like a good entry-level phone (and at $0 from Fido, the price was right). Pros: -Texting is great; the keyboard is easy to use and comfortable -Can hold a huge amount of contacts (1000) and a fair number of messages (200 total) -Many... More

  8/10

Not Compatible with Ford SYNC

(over 4 years ago)

Phone is big disappointment it is not compatible with Ford SYNC, no support from Rogers or Samsung either.

  5/10

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