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Samsung SGH-T519 review

7.5/10 AVG.
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7.5/10
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The Samsung SGH-T519 currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 62 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP



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Samsung released the SGH-T519 on September 14, 2006.


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Samsung backs up the SGH-T519 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung SGH-T519'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
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
16 MB

Internal memory is 16 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Samsung SGH-T519 Specs

Overview
Release date September 14, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 16 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.28 W/kg
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: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Gray with silver accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 5.1 x 0.8 cm (4.5 x 2 x 0.3 in)
Weight 71 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 x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
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 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 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 No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Frames, Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
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 No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
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
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Trace

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Amazon

Samsung T519 Fragile

from Amazon
The phone is sleek, indeed. I do like it. You can put it in your pocket or a suit pocket, and nothing shows. Very comfortable to carry around. Buttons are too close together and volume does sound low. Battery life is somewhat good. Make sure that you have a charger in your car, work and home. They are...More
The phone is sleek, indeed. I do like it. You can put it in your pocket or a suit pocket, and nothing shows. Very comfortable to carry around. Buttons are too close together and volume does sound low. Battery life is somewhat good. Make sure that you have a charger in your car, work and home. They are cheap to come by, so why not? The phone is fragile. I got mad at the phone for dropping a call, and I flexed it lightly. The phone snapped in half. It still worked. I taped it up and used it. I did end up bying a bad phone on ebay to replace the casing. If you go that route, make sure that the keyboard works. When the phone snaps, that is the only cable that gets broken. So you could get a decent looking, bad phone with a bad display and as long as the keyboard is good, you can replace it. Overall, I am satisfied with it. Less
Yahoo

PHONE SUCKED

from Yahoo
Pro: LOOKS NICE Con: Internal memory fills really fast! I bought this phone because I had used a friends t809 and really liked the features, but this one sucked! Mp3' must be 128kbps or less, i could only use small mp3 files as ringtones and even then it would only use 2 then the memory was full! and t...More
Pro: LOOKS NICE Con: Internal memory fills really fast! I bought this phone because I had used a friends t809 and really liked the features, but this one sucked! Mp3' must be 128kbps or less, i could only use small mp3 files as ringtones and even then it would only use 2 then the memory was full! and this is with a 512 micro SD card! Speaker volume is really low! phone it's self is not very sturdy, I am active playing with my nephew and the phone cracked in half! I never had such a weak phone! I only wish t-mobile had better phones like sony ericsson! Less
Amazon

I love this phone.

from Amazon
I am in love with this phone. Sure it has a few minor flaws, but overall I am so satisfied. I have been a samsung user since I started up with Tmobile about 4 years ago. This is now my 4th phone and my favorite. After my third samsung I switched to motoralla and hated it, so I went online and paid for...More
I am in love with this phone. Sure it has a few minor flaws, but overall I am so satisfied. I have been a samsung user since I started up with Tmobile about 4 years ago. This is now my 4th phone and my favorite. After my third samsung I switched to motoralla and hated it, so I went online and paid for the upgrade for this phone. It's slim and nice looking. It has an excellent big screen that you can set pictures to that you have taken. It also has a pretty good camera. The speaker phone is pretty loud, but the volume is kind of quiet. The slots to charge the phone and for the memory card are just plastic so they can break easily but I've had this phone for over 9 months and have not broken them yet. It's a thin phone so it's easy to drop and lose, but I just bought a great silicone skin cover that fits perfectly so it will help with the dropping of it. It's a nice phone so just be careful with it. I love it. Less
eBay

Good value. Great size!

from eBay
It's a good phone for it's price. Good: -Phone is really small- you dont feel it in the pocket -Nice display -Light weight -Cheap- no reason to upgrade to u100 Bad -Ring and vibro can't work together -ring tones suck (and no mp3 options [as far as i know]0 -can't customize menu -battery life (improves if put in darkest mode) -camera- sucks
It's a good phone for it's price. Good: -Phone is really small- you dont feel it in the pocket -Nice display -Light weight -Cheap- no reason to upgrade to u100 Bad -Ring and vibro can't work together -ring tones suck (and no mp3 options [as far as i know]0 -can't customize menu -battery life (improves if put in darkest mode) -camera- sucks Less
eBay

Samsung Trace (T-Mobile) Cell Phone NEW

from eBay
Within weeks of buying this brand new phone it stopped working. Seller told us to contact the manufacturer. I'd say buyer beware.
Yahoo

Get the SGH-X820 instead

from Yahoo
Pro: SLIM!, bright LCD, mp3 ringtones Con: Limited customization, annoying user interface quirks I bought this in 2006 since my pants were getting tighter and I needed a slimmer phone. It is ultra-thin, which is what I love about it. It has a camera which I don't use that often, and when I do, it's med...More
Pro: SLIM!, bright LCD, mp3 ringtones Con: Limited customization, annoying user interface quirks I bought this in 2006 since my pants were getting tighter and I needed a slimmer phone. It is ultra-thin, which is what I love about it. It has a camera which I don't use that often, and when I do, it's mediocre quality at best. There's no flash and no way to turn off the annoying camera sound effect. It has a speakerphone (a good thing) although it's not as loud and clear as one from Nokia. Also, there is no voice-dialing, which is something I would have liked. I love customizing my phones but the T519's software is so crippled that I gave up. You can install your own mp3 ringtones with a bluetooth/serial adapter to your PC, but you can't install any java programs without going through t-mobile. It seems like a really sneaky way for t-mobile to make a buck especially since you can actually upload the java programs to your phone, but it just doesn't let you run it! Battery life sucks. After about two days you have to recharge. My previous Nokia lasted at least a week. Another annoying thing about the phone is that when the battery starts to get low, it starts disabling its own options such as running some of its java programs or organizer programs -- as if it thinks it knows better than me what I want to use my phone for. Then it vibrates every minute (wasting more battery -- you can't disable this "feature") until it finally kills itself. I would never get this phone again. Someone in quality assurance should be fired for letting such awful software be installed on great hardware. Get the SGH-X820 instead, if you just want a really slim phone. Less
Amazon

NO BLUETOOTH MP3 LISTENING--PER SAMSUNG!

from Amazon
I got this phone thinking that I could go buy a bluetooth stereo headset and use it for voice calls as well as listening to MP3 music--wrong! Yes, you can use a Bluetooth stereo headset for voice calls, but you can NOT listen to MP3 music through your Bluetooth stereo headset. Not good news--I though...More
I got this phone thinking that I could go buy a bluetooth stereo headset and use it for voice calls as well as listening to MP3 music--wrong! Yes, you can use a Bluetooth stereo headset for voice calls, but you can NOT listen to MP3 music through your Bluetooth stereo headset. Not good news--I though that I had misread the description here incorrectly, but I actually got a T-Mobile Tech Support person to call Samsung directly and she confirmed it.... So yes, you can listen to MP3s over the tinny little speaker in the phone or through the tinny little speaker on the MONO headset that is included with the phone--but not through a Bluetooth stereo headset... So why bother with this phone if you are like me and want to listen to your tunes in stereo and through a Bluetooth headset? Less
Amazon

Great Phone, but T-Mobile has crippled some features

from Amazon
This phone is great for talking and makes a great MP3 player when you get a micro-sd card to go with it. light, small, good sound, good battery life... etc. T-Mobile has however crippled some of the functionality that make this phone look really apealing: 1) No full screen video. 2) No ringtones or...More
This phone is great for talking and makes a great MP3 player when you get a micro-sd card to go with it. light, small, good sound, good battery life... etc. T-Mobile has however crippled some of the functionality that make this phone look really apealing: 1) No full screen video. 2) No ringtones or wallpapers off the microSD card - files must be copied to phone. 3) No 3rd Party Apps 4) No JAVA app connectivity to the internet - thus killing lots of options. 5) No JAVA Serial support 6) Codes for usual samsung features (JAVA Serial, etc) do not work 7) The only highlight color for the display is pink - unchangeable. 8) No changing softkeys in standby mode - unchangeable from "Menu" and "t-zones". This should be a simple option in the software as it usually is, t-mo took it out. 9) Crippled pop3/imap support. bleh. 10) Ringtones capped at 30s. Some people have complained about a file size limit on MP3s but I can listen to 22MB MP3 podcasts from the memory card on mine. The caveat with MP3s is that they must be 192kbps or smaller in quality.(bitrate) You will be satisfied with this phone if you want a phone and mp3 player with a half decent camera, but heavy customizers should look elsewhere (Samsung X820). Less
Yahoo

GOOD

from Yahoo
Pro: Pros: Big screens, lots of features Con: Horrible battery life, limited customization Pros: Big screens, lots of features Cons: Horrible battery life, limited customization The Samsung Trace had its good features and bad features. I will touch on the good features and then go over the bad ones...More
Pro: Pros: Big screens, lots of features Con: Horrible battery life, limited customization Pros: Big screens, lots of features Cons: Horrible battery life, limited customization The Samsung Trace had its good features and bad features. I will touch on the good features and then go over the bad ones. The good: Nice big screen. Lots of features like MP3 player, MicroSD slot for exandability, can use JPG files for wallpaper, MIDI files or MP3 files for ring tones, supports all of the major IM clients, very thin (about 1/3 inch). You don't need to use a headset to listen to your music on the MicroSD card. It'll play through the loudspaker although it's not very loud. The bad: My biggest complaint is the horrible battery life. Samsung claims 8 days standby and 6 hours talk time. With my Nokia 6030 which claims less battery life, I can get a lot more usage than this Samsung Trace. For example, I charged my Samsung Trace overnight, and unplugged from the charger at noon. I talked on it for about 1 hour total during that day. By the next day, the battery is dead. Perhaps I got a bad battery. But I shouldn't have to go out and buy a new battery since this is a brand new phone. And guess what? Batteries are not warranted. The speakerphone volume is rather low. And the regular speaker isn't that loud either. Another annnoying thing with all Samsung cell phones is that you can't have vibrate and ringtones turned on together. The way Samsung does it is that it vibrates three times and then you get the ringtone. Why can't they do it like everyone else? Have both the vibration and the ringtone go at the same time. When using the MicroSD card to play MP3s, you can only load about 50 songs at a time. It doesn't matter if you have a 2GB MicroSD card with 400 songs on it. The Trace can only load ~50 songs at a time. But you can choose which 50 of your songs that you want from the MicroSD card. There's no standard 2.5mm jack on the phone. The connector is proprietary so you have to buy Samsung's stuff. ... Less
Amazon

Fragile!

from Amazon
Pretty much everything about the various features of this phone have been debated in the reviews so I'll skip that. However, one thing that should be noted is that this phone is way too fragile. I recently dropped the phone off my desk, a height of not even 4 feet and the screen is utterly destroyed. I...More
Pretty much everything about the various features of this phone have been debated in the reviews so I'll skip that. However, one thing that should be noted is that this phone is way too fragile. I recently dropped the phone off my desk, a height of not even 4 feet and the screen is utterly destroyed. I'm about to go attempt to somehow either get my money back on my phone or get it repaired. However, if a company is willing to make a phone that cheap, I have a feeling that they probably save money on customer service as well. Less

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