Specs summary

Screen
1.4"

The Samsung SGH-A657's screen is 1.4 inches with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
No

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

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1420mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1420 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 180 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


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MobileBurn

Rugged candybar cell phone that is designed for those who abuse their phones

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The Samsung SGH-a657 from AT&T is not the most full-featured phone on the market, though its rugged build makes up for that slightly. The display is small, but bright, and the earpiece and speakerphone volumes are the loudest we've heard on a phone in a long time. Unfortunately, while our review unit stood up to plenty of physical abuse, including a game of fetch with a large dog, it did not fare as well with water.

The proprietary data connection and audio port are frustrating, specifically since neither a USB cable nor headphones were included in the sales package. But at least the battery life of the device was great. Overall, we at MobileBurn.com give the Samsung SGH-a657 from AT&T a "Recommended" rating, and suggest that this wouldn't be the phone to take swimming....

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The Samsung SGH-a657 from AT&T is not the most full-featured phone on the market, though its rugged build makes up for that slightly. The display is small, but bright, and the earpiece and speakerphone volumes are the loudest we've heard on a phone in a long time. Unfortunately, while our review unit stood up to plenty of physical abuse, including a game of fetch with a large dog, it did not fare as well with water.

The proprietary data connection and audio port are frustrating, specifically since neither a USB cable nor headphones were included in the sales package. But at least the battery life of the device was great. Overall, we at MobileBurn.com give the Samsung SGH-a657 from AT&T a "Recommended" rating, and suggest that this wouldn't be the phone to take swimming.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date April 10, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 128 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.46 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1420 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 180 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black with silver accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.5 x 5.2 x 2.0 cm (4.5 x 2 x 0.8 in)
Weight 123 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 1.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
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
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
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 POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV Yes
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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