Specs summary

Screen
No

The Samsung A706's screen is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
20 MB

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

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10 days standby time, 180 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

6.1/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 66 reviews

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.

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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.


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I've dropped my A706 probably a hundred times and it has never failed on me! It is a very reliable phone. Yes, it is lacking in a few things but its a great phone.
I've dropped my A706 probably a hundred times and it has never failed on me! It is a very reliable phone. Yes, it is lacking in a few things but its a great phone. Less
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Ok Phone with Terrible Interface

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Ive owned this phone for well over a year and frankly, am dissappointed. No voice dial and a speakerphone that is basically unusable due to its ridiculously low volume. Outside of that, its slim and has great battery life. Voice quality is ok but it definitely seems that when both parties are talkin... More
Ive owned this phone for well over a year and frankly, am dissappointed. No voice dial and a speakerphone that is basically unusable due to its ridiculously low volume. Outside of that, its slim and has great battery life. Voice quality is ok but it definitely seems that when both parties are talking, it cuts out. Next phone wont be a samsung. The interface is just plain terrible. Less
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Ok Phone. Shop around and read reviews before buying.

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I got this phone after having a Black RAZR (with battery and connectivity issues) and have enjoyed it so far. Cons -No voice dial. I still don't understand this... -Plastic case. Although it's much more durable than a plastic LG phone I had before, they should have sprung for metal. -The ph... More
I got this phone after having a Black RAZR (with battery and connectivity issues) and have enjoyed it so far. Cons -No voice dial. I still don't understand this... -Plastic case. Although it's much more durable than a plastic LG phone I had before, they should have sprung for metal. -The phone end of the charger. I wish everyone would just go to the same charger already. Motorola has figured it out, what is taking everyone else so long? -Delay in turning on the mini screen on front. You have to hold the volume button down for 3 seconds before the screen is visible. I want to push the button and have it turn on immediately. -Headphone jack is the same as the charger. Why not just use a standard headphone jack in addition to the charger? It wouldn't have taken up much more room. Can't charge while listening to music AND you have to buy special headphones. That's a real pain. Pros -Battery life is great. I've had really good luck with the battery, but I let it get almost completely discharged before I charge it again. I've had 4+ hour phone conversations and the battery was still going strong. -It's red. Yeah, trivial, but I really like the color. -Screen. As others have said, the main screen is gorgeous. -MicroSD card. Great feature, but I can't use it in anything else I own. Both my digital cameras are SD. All in all, not a bad phone. Could be better. Less
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Best phone I ever had

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I don't "play games" with my phone, I use it to make phone calls and this is by far the best phone I have ever had. It exceeds all the expectations I had and is even better than my inside lines. Even though I am eligible for an upgrade and I will be gettin a Blackjack for free I will probably conti... More
I don't "play games" with my phone, I use it to make phone calls and this is by far the best phone I have ever had. It exceeds all the expectations I had and is even better than my inside lines. Even though I am eligible for an upgrade and I will be gettin a Blackjack for free I will probably continue to use my Sync. I have tried other brand phones but I believe that Samsung makes the best products and will continue using Samsung till I find something better, which I really don't think will happen. My 2 children and my sister have different brands and they have all had problems. In the 2 years I've had my Sync I have never had a dropped call, my battery has never died and I have had not a single complaint. Love, love. love my Sync. Less
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they almost got it perfect

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I have owned this phone for almost a year. Its a very nice phone, its not too big, not too small. Its decently well-built, sustaining many small drops onto pavement and tile. The screen has an amazing resolution, which is so crisp it almost looks like looking at a picture. 3G is wonderful...it loads... More
I have owned this phone for almost a year. Its a very nice phone, its not too big, not too small. Its decently well-built, sustaining many small drops onto pavement and tile. The screen has an amazing resolution, which is so crisp it almost looks like looking at a picture. 3G is wonderful...it loads streaming videos faster than any other phone I have seen. I also have the laptop connect addition to my plan that allows me to connect my phone to my computer and use the 3G wherever I get signal instead of having to get another device to plug in. The media player is...decent. It supports a good variety of file types, and the software (PC Studio) can convert the song to a type playable by the phone. The camera is very good, as far as mobile phones go. Battery life was acceptable...nothing special but it will get you through the day with average usage However, when the media player is playing music, the phone slows to a crawl to try and do anything. Typing texts gets laggy, which can sometimes be a nusiance. I have noticed that places where I get low signal strength the media player ends up skipping like a scratched cd for a second or will have pauses in playback on my bluetooth headphones. Whenever the phone changes from 3G to EDGE, it uses an immense amount of processing power from the phone and that uses the battery fast, and it freezes applications and can screw up emails that you are typing. The IM client on the phone never really worked, and would often loose connection and drop messages both ways. It seems that the antenna isn't too good, and it can go from a spot with really strong 3G reception to poor EDGE connection in a distance of 10 feet, even outdoors. Less
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great phone

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i recieved this phone as a refurbished model after 2 sony ericsson phones died on me. i must tell you this phone is really great, i get service everywhere i have at & t which i had in the past and must say they have improved dramically. i get service in elevators, no one i know gets service in an... More
i recieved this phone as a refurbished model after 2 sony ericsson phones died on me. i must tell you this phone is really great, i get service everywhere i have at & t which i had in the past and must say they have improved dramically. i get service in elevators, no one i know gets service in an elevator (including those on verizon). the only drawback to this phone is the picture quality, which to me is really not a big deal, thats why i have a camera. i've been due for an upgrade for quite awhile now and i just cant part with this phone. this is the best phone ive had and ive had quite a few. if you get this phone i doubt you will regret it. its that good! Less
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Bad phone-worst customer service

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Getting this phone turned me from a raving fan of ATT wireless to an ex-customer. Defective phone and spent 90 minutes with customer service getting misinformation. Not much else I can say.
Getting this phone turned me from a raving fan of ATT wireless to an ex-customer. Defective phone and spent 90 minutes with customer service getting misinformation. Not much else I can say. Less
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Reliable; if buying for music, careful of headphones

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I use this phone for phone-calling purposes mainly. Pros: After 16 months of use, it is still reliable. Battery life holds up pretty well. The covering over the place to plug in the phone for recharging has not been a problem as for some users; in fact, I like having it covered up to keep out... More
I use this phone for phone-calling purposes mainly. Pros: After 16 months of use, it is still reliable. Battery life holds up pretty well. The covering over the place to plug in the phone for recharging has not been a problem as for some users; in fact, I like having it covered up to keep out dust when not in use. Then again, I'm rather gentle with things I own. The size is great. I love the slim thickness dimension yet large size lengthwise. It fits in my front pocket - not always a big pocket in female pants! Cons: I bought this phone to use as an MP3 player as well. Unfortunately, the headphone jack is proprietary only, and the earbuds are too large for my small ears. I never ended up using this function as a result. During phone conversations, volume is a little low, as some people have complained. I turn it up to full volume to hear the person I'm talking with. It hasn't been so much of a problem that I wish I'd bought a different phone though. The clock does not show on the outside display, making it more difficult to discreetly check the time (must open up the phone). Overall, I'm glad to have something that's lasting well, as lifetime/reliability is the most important to me for a device. Less
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Absolute worst phone I've ever owned

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Horrible call quality. Non-stop dropped calls. Horrible software lag. Horrible camera (takes forever to go into "camera" mode, making it useless for spur-of-the-moment use. Also, it doesn't focus, so all the pictures are fuzzy. What happens if you are in a hit-and run accident, or some other su... More
Horrible call quality. Non-stop dropped calls. Horrible software lag. Horrible camera (takes forever to go into "camera" mode, making it useless for spur-of-the-moment use. Also, it doesn't focus, so all the pictures are fuzzy. What happens if you are in a hit-and run accident, or some other such emergency comes up? You'll never enter "camera" mode in time, and if you did, you'd need a forensics team to decipher the image anyway). After 10 months of pure aggravation with this phone, it finally died out completely last week. It's only function now is to show when I have an incoming call (the speaker is broken so I cannot receive said call) which makes it about as useful as a 90's pager. Everyone else likes to write nice happy reviews about their fun new toy (phone) - well give them time to realize how worthless the phone is and have them redo their reviews; I assure you, the ratings will plummet. DON'T BUY THIS PHONE! DON'T EVEN ACCEPT IT IF YOU RECEIVE IT AS A FREE GIFT. It belongs in the trash. This phone has cost me a lot of business; turns out, customers don't call back when your phone drops their call :( Less
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Camera=great, phone=bad build quality, bad usability quality, badly organized features, unbelievably bad ring tones

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On a good day, I like the camera on this phone. 2M pixels, and it is quite convenient when you don't have a camera handy, you can whip this phone out and take some pretty decent pictures. That is, if you have enough light. Also, hope you don't mind the seemingly 20 seconds it takes after you click... More
On a good day, I like the camera on this phone. 2M pixels, and it is quite convenient when you don't have a camera handy, you can whip this phone out and take some pretty decent pictures. That is, if you have enough light. Also, hope you don't mind the seemingly 20 seconds it takes after you click to take the picture. For a previous Nokia user, the phone's menu system is jaw-droppingly bad, and the ring tones are just plain crap. Why does Samsung imagine I would want to use the loud ring tones they provide in the phone? Why can't I remove the crappy background images in the Images folder? Build quality: my front display broke after about a year of use. Now, it won't show the time in the crappy quality display, but instead show some streaks. I am known for my almost saintly care-taking of my phone. If this happens to my phone, imagine what can happen to normal folks? Lastly, this phone suffers from extremely bad user interface. First, the reception is very bad, and secondly, the keypad does not light up long enough for me to see in the dark. Overall impression: My next phone's a Nokia. And I am going to get that next phone as soon as possible. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 28, 2007
Regions available
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
20 MB
RAM Unknown
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
180 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
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
(3.5 ounces)
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 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 96 pixels, 65k
Sensors
Graphics No
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 1000 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 1 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Effects, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV Unknown
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 Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-A706

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