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Samsung SGH-T229 review

5.3/10 AVG.

  • Samsung SGH-T229
  • Samsung SGH-T229

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The Samsung SGH-T229 currently has an Informr score of 5.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Simple, basic and gets the job done. That’s what the Samsung SGH-T229 is in a word.

A familiar flip with a basic feature set, but it’s made by Samsung so don’t be fooled. This is a device designed for that still large swath of customers who remain undaunted by the latest in geek chic; they just want a simple, reliable way to make calls.

The lower end cell phone category is actually a very competitive place to be if you are a manufacturer, and some of you may end up deciding on a different model than this one, as it does lack a digital player and other features that have since trickled down to this popular tier.

But the call quality is good and the device is built solid, and clearly worth checking out if you are a nuts and bolts cell phone user.

The Samsung SGH-T229 has an 128 x 160 pixel display, so you won’t be playing DOOM 3 on this phone. On the bright side, for messaging it does offer MSN Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger along with ICQ and MMS.

You receive an entry level feature set that seems a bit thin but does include an alarm, calendar, vibrating alert, T9 option for faster texting, and a basic camera.

When reviewing phones in this entry level category it is very important to remember that for the targeted buyer, they don’t care about high end haptic interfaces or finger-flow touch OS’s. They just want a phone that works, free if possible, and more power to them.

For those folks, Samsung is always a brand to consider.

Operating system
Screen Size
VGA (640 x 480)

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Samsung backs up the SGH-T229 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your SGH-T229 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 SGH-T229's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.


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


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 8.5 days standby time.

Samsung SGH-T229 Specs

Release date March 26, 2008
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Internal Storage No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.33 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
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: 8.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Red and Beige
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.9 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm (3.5 x 1.9 x 1 in)
Weight 91 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD, 96 x 64 pixels
Graphics Yes
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 D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
4x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
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 Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung T229

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