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Samsung n400 review

5.9/10 AVG.
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5.9/10
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The Samsung n400 currently has an Informr score of 5.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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Samsung released the n400 on August 1, 2002.


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Samsung backs up the n400 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung n400's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

Samsung n400 Specs

Overview
Release date August 1, 2002
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
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: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Metallic Slate, Steel Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.0 x 8.2 x 3.2 cm (6.7 x 3.2 x 1.3 in)
Weight 114 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics No
Themes No
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
Navigation Type Trackball
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
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 250
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones No
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar No
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SPH-N400

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User Reviews


Amazon

Who dropped the ball at samsung?!?

from Amazon
This phone is quite possibly the worst item to ever hit the hot little hands of consumers in the history of the entire universe. It might as well have a button that retracts razor blades to cut the users hands off.... that would even be a welcomed feature IF IT WORKED! This phone can't hold a call for...More
This phone is quite possibly the worst item to ever hit the hot little hands of consumers in the history of the entire universe. It might as well have a button that retracts razor blades to cut the users hands off.... that would even be a welcomed feature IF IT WORKED! This phone can't hold a call for longer than 1 minute on a good day in ideal conditions. If its raining or a small insect flies within the path of the antenna and the receiving tower, you better have that person's number on speed dial because you will be calling them back! I have never had a phone, correction, i have never had ANYTHING i have hated more than this piece! I had a samsung a400 before this one and it worked great! In fact i dropped it in my pool TWICE and it still recovered! I thought another samsung phone would be equally great but it seems that someone overlooked the whole phone part of the design and focused more attention on making it roughly the size of Zack Morris' phone on Saved By The Bell! The battery should have been equipped with a hand crank in order to "Charge On The Go" and maybe even an optional foam outer casing because of the thousands of times you will want to throw the SOB against a wall! Do yourself a favor and destroy any Samsung N400 phone you ever see. With your help, we could rid the world of this horrible device.... it hasnt been proven, but i would not be suprised if the ozone layer corrected itself after these phones are all destroyed! Israel would become a peaceful nation and Pennsylvania would probably fix their roads! Peace Out! Less

Service Fails Over Time

Love'd the Samsung design and features of this phone. Had upgraded from a similar previous model. Finding that the phone's ability to get reception (BELL) has been significantly reduced in the past few months.

Great Phone

I read the other reviews, and most of the complaints people have are the result of their service providers, not the actual phone. I had this phone for just under 2 years, I own a construction company and most phones (like its replacement) last about 4 months. This phone really stands up to a beating....More
I read the other reviews, and most of the complaints people have are the result of their service providers, not the actual phone. I had this phone for just under 2 years, I own a construction company and most phones (like its replacement) last about 4 months. This phone really stands up to a beating. Great reception, one of the few phones I have had that I could hear well from the ear piece. I like the size of the phone to, it was bigger than most phones, so it was easy to keep track of. I broke the flip on night, and was very upset, I replaced it with a Samsung A500 which was ok, but pretty light duty, so I bought a used N400. So I am on my second one, and its great, lets hope I get 2 years out of this one. Less

phone work thats funny

I personally think that the phone is not very good. Well the phone yes but it''s services no. I have web and text and it won''t let me get on the web or respond to text. The warranty doesn''t even work. The phone freezes for no reson what so ever.

phone work thats funny

I personally think that the phone is not very good. Well the phone yes but it''s services no. I have web and text and it won''t let me get on the web or respond to text. The warranty doesn''t even work. The phone freezes for no reson what so ever.

Samsung N400 from Bell Canada

Go elsewhere, anywhere except Bell. They are crooks, liars and very deceitful. We purchased a Samsung phone last September. We brought it into the local store, Prince George, when we were having issues with coverage in areas we should not have. We were told 7-10 days. Almost 2 1/2 weeks later it showed...More
Go elsewhere, anywhere except Bell. They are crooks, liars and very deceitful. We purchased a Samsung phone last September. We brought it into the local store, Prince George, when we were having issues with coverage in areas we should not have. We were told 7-10 days. Almost 2 1/2 weeks later it showed back at the store in Prince George with the manufacture claiming it was out of warranty. Bell claimed they had sent it back to the manufacture the following Thursday, since at the very least it should have been covered by the extended warranty we purchased, but the store did not until the next Monday. We just got our phone back Sept 18. In addition to the 3 ½ hrs it took to get the phone hooked up in September 04, we are not happy how we have been and are treated and do not wish to continue our service with your company. We want to cancel our service with your deceitful Bell store here in Prince George and want a full refund of the money we paid for our phone since our contract is now up, and we can not switch the phone or number to another cellular provider. We choose to deal with a company that will not lie and deceive us and will actually give a damn and try to make things right. That is not Bell! Less

Has it''s ups and downs.

Okay, let''s just start off by saying that this phone is all in all(in my opinion) a pretty decent phone. It''s very fast and efficient in receiving calls, text messages are also quick. Surfing the net and using messenger is also great. It may take a while, but this may be do to the number of ri...More
Okay, let''s just start off by saying that this phone is all in all(in my opinion) a pretty decent phone. It''s very fast and efficient in receiving calls, text messages are also quick. Surfing the net and using messenger is also great. It may take a while, but this may be do to the number of ringtones I have on my phone. The speaker phone is a great option. The mic works very good for this. The bad thing is, the screen is exposed. I had it in my pocket and some change smashed against it, and put a tiny crack in the top left corner. Pretty sturdy considering I''ve dropped it over a dozen times. It''s held up very good. The phone has good reception for the most part, except in the usual places(elevators, buildings, the boonies, etc.) I recommend this phone if you''re looking for something with amazing features and good ear piece and speakerphone sound. Less
Amazon

This phone is crap

from Amazon
Everything that the reviewer below (Sarahnoid) said is accurate. This phone offers a lot of attractive options - surf the wireless web, speakerphone, slim design, nice phone book, etc. Of course, on the negative side, IT OPERATES HARDLY, IF AT ALL. I have owned this phone for almost two years. In th...More
Everything that the reviewer below (Sarahnoid) said is accurate. This phone offers a lot of attractive options - surf the wireless web, speakerphone, slim design, nice phone book, etc. Of course, on the negative side, IT OPERATES HARDLY, IF AT ALL. I have owned this phone for almost two years. In those two years (my service plan is thankfully almost over), this phone has repeatedly dropped coverage in the midst of calls. Never mind that I have been standing in the same freakin' room, in the same POSITION. The battery, fully charged, is good for a hour, maybe two tops, of sporadic use. If you don't use it at all, it might stay powered three hours. This model also likes to shut off once you plug the charger into the phone. As if plugging in the charger is injurious. So, if you don't mind a weak antenna, a worthless battery and the always-fun propensity for shutting down in the midst of operation, then this is the phone for you. Less
Amazon

I wish it were possible to give 0 stars.

from Amazon
This phone was sent to me as a replacement when my fabulous Sanyo lost an argument with gravity. It is, quite possibly, the most worthless piece of crap I've ever owned. It's so horrible that I've called Sprint on several occasions trying to get a replacement for this phone, as it doesn't work very w...More
This phone was sent to me as a replacement when my fabulous Sanyo lost an argument with gravity. It is, quite possibly, the most worthless piece of crap I've ever owned. It's so horrible that I've called Sprint on several occasions trying to get a replacement for this phone, as it doesn't work very well, if at all. I'm always told that since it was issued to me through the insurance policy I took out on my plan, I have to go through the insurance company. The insurance company then tells me that if I get another phone via the insurance, they will cancel my insurance, as two phones in a year is some sort of red flag--nevermind that the one they sent me is worthless. If you're lucky, it won't suddenly die when you're talking. "Three hour battery" when talking is generous. I'm lucky to make it an hour. I feel I'm constantly charging the damn thing. The voice dial that comes with the phone dials the wrong numbers, if it recognises your voice at all. If you can move two inches to the right or left without dropping the call you're on, it is an act of God. Connecting to the internet to text or get email? Don't even bother. You'll never get on, and if it does make some sort of connection, it's simply to tell you there was a connection error and to try the entire 15 minute process again. But the best part? The phone jams up. It freezes like a bad computer. You could be mid-dial and the screen will freeze on whatever number you just punched. Nothing will get you out of the freeze except removing the entire battery and starting up the phone again. This will happen whenever you most need to make a call. And it will happen repeatedly. As in, 5 times in a row. That this phone is still sold is practically a crime. It is a complete rip off. The reception is horrible. It jams. You cannot connect to the internet. You can put in 12 characters for a phone book entry. 12. Got a first name longer than 12 characters? Tough. Don't even waste your time thinking about putting a last name in. And just to further my point: I am stopped at least once a week by someone who recognises my phone. They always ask me how much I like my phone and when I tell them I hate it, they immediately go off on a tirade on how big a piece of junk this phone is. That it jams. That it drops calls. That it doesn't connect. That it's about as useful as a cup of sand in the desert. I believe the phone is now discontinued on amazon.com. If I ever saw anyone buying this phone in public, I would do everything in my power to convince them to do otherwise. Do yourself a favour and do not waste your money on this p.o.s. Get yourself a Sanyo. Just don't drop it like I did mine. Less

how can it be great when it doesn't work?

it desn't ring, i don't get v-main notifications, i don't get service in areas where my friend's phone does, it took 2 hours to receive a text message; it's great that it has a speaker phone, and the ring tones sound awesome, but if it doesn't work as a telephone, what is the point?

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