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Samsung Comeback review

7.6/10 AVG.

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The Samsung Comeback currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Samsung has produced yet another “phone for young people” that want to connect, text and talk. The Samsung Comeback is in many ways another version of the Propel, only this one adds a second display and even easier access to the functions kids want.

While you won’t find any high-end elements or features here, you do get a great, dependable device perfect for the younger user who wants good call quality, a full QWERTY keypad, and some style.

The Samsung Comeback is a side-slider fashioned in white with red trim and accents. Closed, the navigation array bisects the display above and alpha-numeric keypad below. In the closed position the user can make calls, text using T9 and perform a short range of other features.

The phone opens to reveal a larger screen inside and a full QWERTY display dominating the left side, with an additional navigation array on the right. The Comeback allows easy access to instant messaging, email and social networking options. In the open mode kids can go wild with texting and just plain staying connected with their friends.

Add a 2 megapixel camera, a microSD slot which supports up to 16GB of songs, pictures and video, and you have text and social networking phone with a young, fun-feel that doesn’t go anywhere near higher functionality…and doesn’t want to.

If you are shopping for a teenage daughter, take a hard look at this fine phone.

Operating system
Screen Size
2+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


It would be fine as a general calling and light SMS phone.

- Ricky Cadden, MobileBurn
Phone Scoop

Here you will find the video tour of Samsung Comeback.

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop

The Samsung Comeback SGH-T559 has plenty of features, including quad-band support, 3G, a full HTML browser with Flash Lite support, and GPS. It also has very good call quality. If you don't mind its bulky appearance, the Samsung Comeback is one of the most feature-packed messaging phones T-Mobile ha...

- Nicole Lee, CNET

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Common Questions

Samsung released the Comeback on July 22, 2009.

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

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

If your Comeback 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 Comeback's screen size is 2.6 inches 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.

75 MB

Internal memory is 75 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 960 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 12 days standby time.

Samsung Comeback Specs

Release date July 22, 2009
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
1700 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 75 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.35 W/kg
Body: 1.33 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 960 mAh
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: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Frost Silver Cherry, Pearl White Plum
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.0 x 5.6 x 1.9 cm (3.9 x 2.2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 130 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.6 inches
Secondary Display Color OLED, 128 x 128 pixels, 1.52 inches, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
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 Unknown
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 A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, Real Audio, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
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 Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung T559, Samsung SGH-T559

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