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Samsung Link review

6.3/10 AVG.
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Samsung Link
Samsung Link
Samsung Link
Samsung Link

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The Samsung Link currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 128 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Available in grey or black, the Samsung Link is a full QWERTY candy bar style phone offering Bluetooth with A2DP, 1.3MP camera, MP3 player, web browser, and expandable memory via microSD. It comes with a complete entry-level feature set including alarm, voice memo, tip calculator and speakerphone.

The 2.2-inch 220 x 176 pixel resolution display is decent, especially at this price point.

The Link supports threaded texting, MMS, some voice command functions, and WAP browsing.

If you prefer the candy bar form factor with a full QWERTY, and you're happy with a simple set of features, take a look at the Samsung Link. However, keep in mind that cell phone options are enormous these days, and if you look around, in this case you will find a stronger feature set in a similar price range.

Review by: Scot Cerullo

Operating system
Operating system
Screen Size
Screen Size
1+ MP
1+ MP
1000 mAh

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

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

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

If your Link 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 Link's screen size is 2.2 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

55 MB

Internal memory is 55 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10 days standby time.

Samsung Link Specs

Release Date July 29, 2009
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 55 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.89 W/kg
Body: 0.52 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
8x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 10 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Gray, Purple, Red, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 6.1 x 1.3 cm (4.4 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 104 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: T9
Voicemail Key: Yes
Any Key Answer: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Contact List Capacity: 600
Multiple Numbers Per Contact:
Auto Answer: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
PC Synchronization: No
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA Pro, WMA
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Wi-fi Encryption: -
Games: Downloadable
Apps: -
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): Samsung Freeform, SCH-r351, SCH-r355
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