Specs summary

Screen
3.2"

The Samsung Galaxy Q's screen is 3.2 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a ARM Cortex A8 Hummingbird 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (OS).

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
173 MB

Internal memory is 173 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G), 240 minutes (3G).



Reviews summary

3.2/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 12 reviews

If you are someone who is looking for a reliable phone that has a wide array of features, you may want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Q. While basic, it is a handy phone for a professional who is constantly on the go and needs internet access, email, and document editing. Also handy when away from the office is the phone's capability to create, edit and easily share a variety of MS Word and PDF documents. When you're not working, the Q offers standard social networking integration including of course, Facebook.

Although it won't win any beauty pageants, this phone is quite lightweight, has a nice black finish, and should fit handily into a purse or pocket. Photo and video capabilities are not overly impressive but there a simple editing program included to clean up images and videos before sharing them online.

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Most notable is the phone's keypad, or rather keypad(s). There is both a bright touchscreen and a more comfortable slide-out keyboard which many prefer for emailing and document editing.

The Samsung Galaxy Q is definitely an affordable yet reliable option for someone who is looking for an all-in-one, business orientated device.

Need To Know: Samsung Galaxy Q

1. Slide-out QWERTY keyboard. (The Good)

2. Document editing features. (The Good)

3. Short battery life. Sigh. (The Bad)

4. Reported issues with apps. (The Bad)


Reviews (3.2/10 Avg. rating)


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When is a phone not a phone?

When is is the worst TELEphone I've ever used. It texts (slide-out QUERTY) and does e-mail reasonably enough, but the dropped calls, horrible reception and now-you-see-it-now-you-don't SD memory is atrocious.
When is is the worst TELEphone I've ever used. It texts (slide-out QUERTY) and does e-mail reasonably enough, but the dropped calls, horrible reception and now-you-see-it-now-you-don't SD memory is atrocious. Less
Aurea

The new Nokia

This phone is a tank. Dropped it in toilet bowl and let it die outside where it stayed for a full week. Despite constant raining and snowing, it worked right after the battery was charged. Just needed some rice. Not the most luxurious phone but definately works fine for clumpsy people like me!
This phone is a tank. Dropped it in toilet bowl and let it die outside where it stayed for a full week. Despite constant raining and snowing, it worked right after the battery was charged. Just needed some rice. Not the most luxurious phone but definately works fine for clumpsy people like me! Less

More than Garabage

Name anything that can go wrong with a phone, and you will end up with this phone. Anything from powering off in the middle of a conversation to not being able to download the smallest picture. Can't wait to get rid of it before I throw it in the garabage.
Name anything that can go wrong with a phone, and you will end up with this phone. Anything from powering off in the middle of a conversation to not being able to download the smallest picture. Can't wait to get rid of it before I throw it in the garabage. Less

Garbage

My Galaxy Q is a piece of garbage. Most apps takes ages for me to load or straight up freeze and shut down my phone. Also, it'll arbitrary decide to wipe itself clean from any MP3 files I add to it, so I can't use anything but the generic sounds for ringtones, alarms and various sound effects (that... More
My Galaxy Q is a piece of garbage. Most apps takes ages for me to load or straight up freeze and shut down my phone. Also, it'll arbitrary decide to wipe itself clean from any MP3 files I add to it, so I can't use anything but the generic sounds for ringtones, alarms and various sound effects (that also means no music). Any flashlight apps run the risk of just leaving the light on permanently, in which case I have to reboot my phone. The interface is pretty janky too. does things you don't want it too. No way to organize your files either so it seems. Also, for some silly reason, the home button won't get you to your home if you're in a file. Then you have to use the Back button. Internet windows stay open in your phone while they are closed. That would be okay if the number of windows at a same time wasn't so limited. The only thing praiseworthy in my opinion is the power control widget you can add, and even then, it doesn't always respond. Less
I've had this phone about a year now. At first I thought it was pretty good, nothing exciting but my first "smart" phone so I was getting used to that and all the new things I could do on a phone like this. And I must say one of the only good things about this phone is the flip-out QWERTY keyboard w... More
I've had this phone about a year now. At first I thought it was pretty good, nothing exciting but my first "smart" phone so I was getting used to that and all the new things I could do on a phone like this. And I must say one of the only good things about this phone is the flip-out QWERTY keyboard which I enjoy a lot more than on-screen keyboards. Apparently, this phone is garbage though. Zero space, screen freezes, always glitching. Worst part is, lately I can't even use the phone for it's PRIMARY function. When I get phone calls, often the "phone application" force closes while it's ringing so I can't answer the freakin' call. And then, because it's so buggy and glitchy, it doesn't show who called, sometimes it will say that I have a missed call but it's a missed call from 2 days ago. And then when you CAN answer calls, the mic on this thing is pure garbage. Everyone is always telling me they can't hear me, that it's very unclear and sometimes they hear odd noises. One of them being that m voice regularly sounds robotic during moments of a phone call. Phone calls take double the time now because people are always asking me to repeat and asking me what's wrong with my phone. Restarting itself more and more too. Always telling me that there's no more storage. The other day the "messaging app" also failed on me a couple times. Can't even use this phone to do the basics. Thankfully I'm moving away in a week, and changing providers and phone. Thank goodness!! Less

Don't buy this phone!!!!!

I have 5 people in my home using the same carrier so i know the problem is the phone. It does whatever it wants whenever it wants. Forget about having a full conversation, the phone mutes, changes to speaker, opens random apps,or just plain hangs up on you whenever it feels like it. Extremely limi... More
I have 5 people in my home using the same carrier so i know the problem is the phone. It does whatever it wants whenever it wants. Forget about having a full conversation, the phone mutes, changes to speaker, opens random apps,or just plain hangs up on you whenever it feels like it. Extremely limited memory limits usable apps, with many unnecessary apps that cannot be deleted or moved to SD. I've had the phone 8 months now and I can not stress enough how terrible it has been. A friend bought the same phone despite my warnings and 3 months later threw it in the garbage due to these issues. If you use your phone to actually talk- this is not a good choice!!!!! Less

I have to agree that this phone does whatever it wants...hang up, put you on speaker phone, mutes your conversations, opens apps anytime it feels like it and the Qwerty keyboard...well the letters aren't that close and not good for someone with smalll hands. Don't like it but am stuck with it for two more years and can't afford to get an upgrade yet.
I’ve had this phone for a few months and though I’m not an intensive user I have to say overall I’m pretty pleased with it – except for one problem, and it’s a deal breaker: it only has 150MB (131MB according to the specs) of internal memory, which is COMPLETELY inadequate. This was my first Android... More
I’ve had this phone for a few months and though I’m not an intensive user I have to say overall I’m pretty pleased with it – except for one problem, and it’s a deal breaker: it only has 150MB (131MB according to the specs) of internal memory, which is COMPLETELY inadequate. This was my first Android phone and initially I wasn’t concerned about the internal storage, I figured I’d just put everything on the SD card. Turns out, that’s not how Android rolls. Some apps can only be run from internal storage, and even the ones you can transfer to the SD card often leave large chunks (in some cases over half the total memory required by the app) in internal storage. As a result you will run out of internal memory after installing a relatively modest number of apps, and once internal storage is full you will not be able to download any more apps or update the ones you already have. This is really a massive design flaw, no doubt done for reasons of economy. Calling this a “smartphone” is borderline false advertising. If you’re adventurous you can try rooting your phone (this will void the warranty and worst case could FUBAR it), which will allow you to use an app to force Android to move entire apps to the SD card. This isn’t for the feint of heart but it’s the only way I can see to make the phone semi functional for its intended purpose. A better bet is just get a phone that isn’t brain dead out of the box, however. Less
Gabriel

Not good

I had this phone for 1.5 years. I can say there are a lot of issues a user will have when using this phone. One issue is the specifications. It has a ridiculously low internal memory and amount of RAM. Another issue are the sudden crashes this phone goes through. At times, it will crash and restart... More
I had this phone for 1.5 years. I can say there are a lot of issues a user will have when using this phone. One issue is the specifications. It has a ridiculously low internal memory and amount of RAM. Another issue are the sudden crashes this phone goes through. At times, it will crash and restart your phone. You may not experiene this issue in the beginning, but eventually, you probably will. Those are the bigger issues with this phone. Another issue is the screen. Sometimes the touch screen fails to respond and you usually have to lock/unlock your phone to regain control. It may not be a big issue but, it is still something. The price of the phone is alright, but you can find different and better deals out there for a different phone. Less
still looking

Not worth it

I've had this phone for months and am looking for a replacement very soon. Though it is rugged, there are a lot of errors and drawbacks.biggest drawback is the very small internal memory. After a few months, all the stupid Samsung apps that you can't delete update and take up all the space. Sd card... More
I've had this phone for months and am looking for a replacement very soon. Though it is rugged, there are a lot of errors and drawbacks.biggest drawback is the very small internal memory. After a few months, all the stupid Samsung apps that you can't delete update and take up all the space. Sd card didn't help. All the core junk had to stay on the internal memory. Now i get constant low storage warnings and can't have more than 1 app on my phone that needs internal storage at a time. Another common error/glitch I get is screen stays black when on the phone and I have to open the quirdy keyboard and pinch several buttons so the options such as keypad and call waiting. Very annoying. If I can't fix it goes in the trash. Do not buy. Less
Elizabeth

Hate this phone

Had this phone for a few months now and at random times it just quits working. It shows full bars service and I can't call or text or receive calls or texts. Fido sent it out for repairs once after months of me pestering them that it didn't work, but they can only send it away for repairs if they ca... More
Had this phone for a few months now and at random times it just quits working. It shows full bars service and I can't call or text or receive calls or texts. Fido sent it out for repairs once after months of me pestering them that it didn't work, but they can only send it away for repairs if they can duplicate the problem at the store. This is a huge problem for me since I live 2 hours away from the nearest store. Calling Fido does not help since they refuse to help. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 12, 2011
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
HSPA+
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.2 Froyo

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Processor ARM Cortex A8 Hummingbird 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
173 MB
RAM Unknown
ROM Unknown
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.36 W/kg
Body: 0.82 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 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 No
Talk Time Up to:
300 minutes (2G)
240 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors -
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 5.9 x 1.4 cm
(4.5 x 2.3 x 0.6 in)
Weight 138 grams
(4.9 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
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 Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
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 Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
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 Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 3x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Brightness control, Effects, Multi-shot, Panorama, White balance
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR, WAV
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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 No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
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-T589R

2GB microSD Card included
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