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Samsung Entro review

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Are phones meant mostly for calling still available on the market? Indeed they are. For proof, you need look no further than the Samsung Entro. It’s a compact flip phone that’s being sold at a very affordable price point. It offers only the basics and lacks the many advanced features found in other models nowadays. So given its very limited feature-set, is it even worth considering?

The Entro is small. It measures a mere 7mm thick at its thinnest point. And it weighs only 100 grams. Due to its small size, it can only carry a 1,000mAh battery. This gives it up to 4 hours of continuous talk time per charge. That kind of battery life is particularly short especially for something that is pretty limited in its function.

In any case, the Entro is the kind of phone that you can easily carry with you wherever you go. This is because of the fact that it is small and lightweight. As mentioned in some reviews, it can prove a worthy companion especially in areas where there is good CDMA network coverage.

Need to Know: Samsung Entro

1. Small and lightweight design. (The Good)

2. Very affordable. (The Good)

3. Short battery life. (The Bad)

4. Extremely limited feature-set. (The Bad)


Operating system
Custom
Processor
480 MHz
Screen Size
1.77"
Camera
No



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Samsung released the Entro on August 3, 2012.


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


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Screen Size
1.77"

The Samsung Entro's screen size is 1.77 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
480 MHz

There is a Qualcomm QSC6155 480 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

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

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 12 days standby time.

Samsung Entro Specs

Overview
Release date August 3, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor Qualcomm QSC6155 480 MHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 64 MB
ROM 128 MB
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.7 W/kg
Body: 0.36 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time No
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.6 x 4.8 x 1.9 cm (3.8 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 100 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 1.77 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD, 1.7 inches
Graphics Wallpapers
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 Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry XT9
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
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, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, QCP, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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 Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Yes ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SPH-M270

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John

One of the best

I bought my phone about a year ago. it is one of the best i have ever owned. volume is excellent easy to text Bought phone on sale for 5 dollars at Best Buy.I should have 2. phone is very durable Can't go wrong with this phone if you just talk and text. great phone!!!!!!!!

Nice basic phone

This phone is for talking, not playing games with. If you want a solid basic phone to use for calls, this one is a bargain. It's compact, light weight, has a sharp display and is cheap. It has a speaker and vibrate options, simple menu and command interface. Compared to "Smart" phones it has good ba...More
This phone is for talking, not playing games with. If you want a solid basic phone to use for calls, this one is a bargain. It's compact, light weight, has a sharp display and is cheap. It has a speaker and vibrate options, simple menu and command interface. Compared to "Smart" phones it has good battery life, the "flip" design protects the display and keyboard for damage or accidental dialing. Voice quality is reasonably good. Less

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