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Samsung Galaxy Appeal review

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Samsung have certainly come a long way in the world of smartphones. It is now able to make even its entry-level models look very appealing. A clear example of this can be seen in the Galaxy Ace Q, or as others would have it, the Samsung Galaxy Appeal. It comes with a 3.2-inch HVGA screen, a 3-megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. As an added bonus, it has a built-in QWERTY keyboard.

Unlike some other touchscreen handsets that are also equipped with QWERTY keyboards, the Galaxy Appeal doesn’t look terribly bulky at all. In fact, unless you look at it from its sides, you’ll probably never notice that it has something hiding underneath the display at all. It runs on an 800MHz processor and has 512MB of RAM as well as 4GB of storage. And it comes with the usual set of entry-level smartphone wireless features, which are GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

There are better models than the Galaxy Appeal when it comes to hardware features and sheer performance. But it still offers good value for money especially for those who need top-notch messaging features.

Need to Know: Samsung Galaxy Appeal

1. Comes with a built-in hardware keyboard. (The Good)

2. Long battery life. (The Good)

3. Has very limited RAM and internal storage space. (The Bad)

4. Uses an older version of the Android software. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
800 MHz
Screen Size
3.2"
Camera
3+ MP



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Samsung released the Galaxy Appeal on June 5, 2012.


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


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


If your Galaxy Appeal 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
3.2"

The Samsung Galaxy Appeal's screen size is 3.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
800 MHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A5 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1300 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time.

Galaxy Appeal Specs

Overview
Release date June 5, 2012
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor ARM Cortex-A5 800 MHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 512 MB
ROM 4 GB
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.42 W/kg
Body: 0.83 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1300 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: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 5.8 x 1.4 cm (4.4 x 2.3 x 0.6 in)
Weight 122 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 3.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 24 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable (Facebook, Google+, Kies Air, Google Latitude, Play Store, Vlingo, YouTube, YPmobile)
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-I827, Samsung SGH-I827D, Samsung Galaxy Ace Q

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tamara

Its easier to txt friends and get on facebook

It's the best phone ever!