The "1-Minute" Review
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.
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Samsung released the SGH-T229 on March 26, 2008.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung SGH-T229 user manual here.
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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