Specs summary

Screen
3"

The Samsung Advance's screen is 3 inches with 240 x 400 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
2+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
72 MB

Internal memory is 72 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G).



Reviews (5.3/10 Avg. rating)


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working good so far

only had it a week so far so still trying to get a few issues worked out, like a game download or gps but these may be widgets you have to download. lots of widgets to pick from (widgets are samsung apps), ringtones can be set to any mp3 or sound recording you like (just has to be short enough to w... More
only had it a week so far so still trying to get a few issues worked out, like a game download or gps but these may be widgets you have to download. lots of widgets to pick from (widgets are samsung apps), ringtones can be set to any mp3 or sound recording you like (just has to be short enough to work). my fat fingers occasionally hit the wrong key when typing text messages. Less

Marinus Vesseur
I've had it for two days. It's doing what it's supposed to do as far as the basics are concerned and it looks and feels really nice, Call quality is good, it has a nice calendar, media player, good camera, but I find the use of the phone not very intuitive. For one there are way too many icons on the menu that are linked to a Samsung or Telus site that is trying to sell you something. Also, with this phone, as with any other phone I've ever had, it's again very difficult, if not impossible to load and transfer contact data. I wonder why that is. Isn't this a common issue for millions of users every other year? Why is there no satisfying and simple solution to this? The touch screen is ok, doesn't always respond reliably, even when it vibrates to indicate it has got the input. Then again, most of the time it does work well. Has anyone found out how to close the Media Player once it's open, by the way? Another thing: you can write a memo by hand onto the display. My handwriting is quite clear, but the gadget never recognizes what I write. Another completely useless feature. You've got to wonder about the people who make this stuff up. Have they even tried it? Anyway, just pretend it isn't there. There are also no games other than tumbling dice. Nada. Pretend you never wanted this phone to play games anyway. Another pet peeve of mine: the proprietary connection for the headphones. Would it have been so expensive to add an audio jack, either as an adapter or in the phone? Pretend you didn't get it to listen to music in the first place. So, like me, you'll probably end up not using at least half of the feature of this phone, because they suck. If you pretend these feature weren't there in the first place, this is actually quite a nice phone, camera and media player. HTH - Rien

Arse Burgers
Don't get this phone. Apps don't work properly. Conversion tool broken. Phone cannot do basic math properly. Cannot load and save approved Telus ringtones. Cannot load mp3 ringtones. The list of problems with this phone and the included apps is ridiculous. No firmware updates since the phone was released to repair ANYTHING. How this phone passed basic QC is a total mystery.

Soooooo WRONG, really bad.

I had this phone for 5 months and it broke 3 times for the same reasons : I can hear ( not that well, it's very average ) BUT NO one can hear me !?? My phone rings, I answer and no one hears my voice. It's frustrating and exhausting because after 3 times at the repair center.... it still totally use... More
I had this phone for 5 months and it broke 3 times for the same reasons : I can hear ( not that well, it's very average ) BUT NO one can hear me !?? My phone rings, I answer and no one hears my voice. It's frustrating and exhausting because after 3 times at the repair center.... it still totally useless. Since I had that phone, I had only problems. I went to see a cell phone expert and He told me Telus was giving those phones away because they suck. They are really cheap, NOT user friendly at all and super fragile. Be careful when interested to buy this phone : it's a real scam ! I can't even tell you more about the other fonctions because I had NO time to try them : my phone was most of the time gone for repairs.... Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 1, 2010
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
EDGE, HSDPA 3.6
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
72 MB
RAM Unknown
ROM Unknown
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.23 W/kg
Body: 0.93 W/kg
Languages English, French
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh
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:
300 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 5.3 x 1.3 cm
(4.3 x 2.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 94 grams
(3.3 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 262k
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 2000 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (AIM, Yahoo, Windows Live)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Brightness control, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, Real Audio, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-A885

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