Specs summary

Screen
3"

The Samsung Solstice's screen is 3 inches with 240 x 400 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

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
189 MB

Internal memory is 189 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 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 10.5 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G).



The Samsung SGH-A887 Solstice from AT&T is a small, classy-looking device, clad in a black casing with faux leather backplate.

- Ricky Cadden , MobileBurn 

Reviews summary

8.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 4 reviews

The Samsung Solstice, like its cousin the Highlight, is a mixed bag of clever technology, entry-level features and mediocre performance.

This candy bar touch screen was clearly built for the young at heart and socially engaged, offering one-touch access to Facebook and MySpace, but oddly lacks instant messaging.

Measuring 4.3 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches, it is a slim phone and not unattractive. The 3-inch display offers 400 x 240 pixel resolution which is decent, especially for the $99 price point. Below the screen are three permanent buttons for dialpad, main menu and phone book.

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Samsung’s TouchWiz interface works well, offering a column of icons running up the left side of the display, which you can access and move easily. These icons are also translucent, enabling you to see the entire display, which is a nice touch. There is no physical keyboard on the Solstice, so you’ll rely heavily on the UI for most every interaction.

The accelerometer is responsive with no lag issues, and it works well across a variety of applications.The ringer even turns off if you turn the phone face down onto a surface.

The browser was slow, and it had a frustrating default whereby it loads WAP instead of full HTML whenever the option is available, which is most of the time. However, in deference to Samsung and the target audience of this phone, most users will probably not be doing any heavy web surfing.

Other features include a 2MP camera with video, MP3 player, speakerphone, stereo Bluetooth, expandable memory via microSD, the ability to text and MMS, calendar, alarm clock, memo pad, task list, tip calculator and the ever-present world clock.

The Solstice is rated at 5 hours of talk time and 10.4 days of standby time. Please be aware that battery performance is greatly influenced by individual use, so your times may vary.

Overall the Solstice resembles a number of other recent Samsung phones and, while it doesn’t offer anything new, it’s a decent option at a reasonable price for people looking for a touchscreen device and basic features.

Review by: Scott Cerullo


Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)


MobileBurn

Classy-looking device which takes disappointing photos

from MobileBurn

The Samsung SGH-A887 Solstice from AT&T is a small, classy-looking device, clad in a black casing with faux leather backplate. The touchscreen display is quite nice, and the battery life is impressive, especially given the small 1000mAh capacity. Unfortunately, the music experience is extremely limited due to the proprietary audio port and lack of an included USB cable or headphones. Also, the 2 megapixel camera takes disappointing photos, with a noticeable lack of focus, and the night mode does not come close to replacing even a single LED flash. Happily, the web browser is fantastic,... Full review

CNET

Offers a touch screen and multimedia features, but its performance isn't the best

from CNET
The good: The Samsung Solstice has an easy-to-use touch interface and a useful set of multimedia features. Photo quality is quite good.The bad: The Samsung Solstice lacks instant messaging and the memory card slot is behind the battery. Call quality, browser speed, and video performance are unimpressive.The bottom line: The Samsung Solstice offers a touch screen and multimedia features, but its performance isn't the best... Full review

user

this phone is great ive had it for a month now and i cant imagine my life without it. the texting allows me to text just as fast as i write and the myspace widget makes it extremely easy to go on my myspace and check my messages. also the internet is the fastest ive had on a phone in a long time, an... More
this phone is great ive had it for a month now and i cant imagine my life without it. the texting allows me to text just as fast as i write and the myspace widget makes it extremely easy to go on my myspace and check my messages. also the internet is the fastest ive had on a phone in a long time, anyone looking for a great phone with great applications and at a reasonable price should get the SAMSUNG SOLSTICE!!!!!! Less
Phonedog

Great phone by Samsung

from Phonedog
Pro: Hey a touch phone for my big fingers that works!! Samsung makes a great mp3 players into a great phone, it play mp3 in life like sound!! If you want the new and best for big fingers or anyone try the Solstice. Hey also try the fun dice mode in the game, when you shake phone they move!!! This ph... More
Pro: Hey a touch phone for my big fingers that works!! Samsung makes a great mp3 players into a great phone, it play mp3 in life like sound!! If you want the new and best for big fingers or anyone try the Solstice. Hey also try the fun dice mode in the game, when you shake phone they move!!! This phone has a 5 hour battery life. Con: Hey would kill Samsung to put a flash and easyer to morey card slot. How about twin speakers, for steor sound?? Bigger scearn? One big thing the bacl of the phone is very hard to get on and off. Using experience: 1 days In all try the phone and love it. Thank of it what it could a small iphone?? Its near feather weight phone with power. The phone play like the big range hunter2 then my old LG GR500 way better!! If you text this phone is great for that too. Samsumg make storng great phones. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date July 30, 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
189 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.23 W/kg
Body: 0.94 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
300 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 5.3 x 1.3 cm
(4.3 x 2.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 94 grams
(3.3 ounces)
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 240 x 400 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 2000 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser NetFront
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (AIM, Yahoo, Windows Live)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
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 2+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 3x digital
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Brightness control, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Smile detection, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats Unknown
Video Recording Parameters QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, Real Audio
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-A887

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