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Samsung S390G review

7/10 AVG.
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7/10
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The Samsung S390G currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Typing on virtual keyboards is often quite troublesome. So phones like the Samsung S390G will probably always be around. It features a 2.4-inch QVGA screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. And as you can imagine, it’s best used mainly for mobile messaging.

The S390G has a fairly unimpressive list of specs. It has a 12mm thick profile and comes with a 2-megapixel camera. It even offers Bluetooth wireless connectivity. But unlike many other basic phones in its price range, it has one thing that stands to make it incredibly useful: Wi-Fi connectivity.

Wi-Fi can be used to go online without incurring insanely high data costs. And just in case Wi-Fi networks are unavailable, users can fall back on HSDPA data. It’s pretty well-connected. But app support is limited to just Java applications and battery life could be longer. These are both acceptable drawbacks, however, and both are outweighed by the other features also present on the S390G.

Need to Know: Samsung S390G

1. Comes with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. (The Good)

2. Supports third-party Java applications. (The Good)

3. Camera performance is terrible. (The Bad)

4. Has a small low-resolution screen. (The Bad)


Operating system
Custom
Processor
520 MHz
Screen Size
2.4"
Camera
2+ MP



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Samsung released the S390G on July 3, 2012.


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Samsung backs up the S390G with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your S390G 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
2.4"

The Samsung S390G's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
520 MHz

There is a 520 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
117 MB

Internal memory is 117 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time.

Samsung S390G Specs

Overview
Release date July 3, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Processor 520 MHz
Internal Storage 117 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.57 W/kg
Body: 0.62 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 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 Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Tech Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 cm (4.4 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 100 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 167 pixels
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
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 QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
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 2000
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 Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, BPP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Frames, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Smile detection, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
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 Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-S390G

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