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Samsung A706 review

6.1/10 AVG.

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The Samsung A706 currently has an Informr score of 6.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 66 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Samsung A706 camera phone turns out to be a stylish and powerful handset. It is a multi-media device, which allows the users to communicate by video calling while also providing real-time access to their favorite TV programs. Users will enjoy the benefits of the video on demand package included with this phone as Rogers has made a deal with YouTube for them to supply the top 50 videos each week.

You can also access radio-on-demand including live XM Satellite radio. With Bluetooth technology, users can synchronize to other Bluetooth devices to upload or transfer files and the compatibility with Stereo Bluetooth provides for optimal sound quality.

The most exciting feature of this camera phone is its video-phoning capability. To use this feature a caller must first press the video-call button and then the recipient can either accept or reject the call. The image of the caller is displayed to help the recipient to make the decision. If the recipient chooses not to accept the call, there is an option to switch to a voice call. The video-phoning function uses the lens of the video camera mounted on the inside of the phone. There is, additionally another lens, mounted on the other side of the phone, so a caller can also show what they are seeing, and switch between the two. Unfortunately, the video-phoning ability is only available at the moment to a limited area in Southern Ontario so anyone outside of this area will have to wait.

The Samsung A706 undeniably takes the mobile experience to the next level as it provides users with fast and seamless communication. If you are looking for more functionality than the typical cell phone can deliver, you should take a closer look at the A706.

Operating system
Screen Size
2+ MP

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Common Questions

Samsung released the A706 on March 28, 2007.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung A706 user manual here.

Samsung backs up the A706 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your A706 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Samsung A706's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

20 MB

Internal memory is 20 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 1 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10 days standby time.

Samsung A706 Specs

Release date March 28, 2007
Regions available No
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 20 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
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: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 5.2 x 1.8 cm (3.9 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 98 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 96 pixels, 65k
Graphics No
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 1 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-A706

Features: Tip calculator, video calling within a UMTS/HSDPA coverage area.
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