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Samsung SGH-T429 review

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The Samsung SGH-T429 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Samsung released the SGH-T429 on September 17, 2007.


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Samsung backs up the SGH-T429 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung SGH-T429'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
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.

Storage
3 MB

Internal memory is 3 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14 days standby time.

Samsung SGH-T429 Specs

Overview
Release date September 17, 2007
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 3 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.1 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, 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: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 4.9 x 1.4 cm (3.9 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 82 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 65k
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 No
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
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
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
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
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
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 No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Amazon

Very Nice Basic Phone

from Amazon
Great basic phone. I'm impressed. I don't need a smartphone, just a phone that has good battery life and good call quality. This phone has both. I've yet to actually see the battery indicator bars change. Maybe they're painted on, lol! I do put the phone on a charger every night out of habit. My last p...More
Great basic phone. I'm impressed. I don't need a smartphone, just a phone that has good battery life and good call quality. This phone has both. I've yet to actually see the battery indicator bars change. Maybe they're painted on, lol! I do put the phone on a charger every night out of habit. My last phone, a crappy Nokia 6555, would lose charge if you looked at it wrong. The front screen is pretty resistant to scratches. I keep the phone in my pocket with a pocket knife and was concerned about it getting scratched up. It's still fine. I got an unlocked phone and use it with AT&T service so I can't comment on the T-Mobile service. If you're looking for a decent basic phone this would do fine. Less
Phonedog

Samsung T-429 slider.

from Phonedog
Pro: Easy to hold, you dont have to open it to talk, which is good. Features easy to use except for texting. Con: Keypad keys are too small and crowded together, easy to misdial numbers. You have to use multiple areas of keypad to compose texts (keypad, center scroll bar, left right select / back key...More
Pro: Easy to hold, you dont have to open it to talk, which is good. Features easy to use except for texting. Con: Keypad keys are too small and crowded together, easy to misdial numbers. You have to use multiple areas of keypad to compose texts (keypad, center scroll bar, left right select / back keys), makes for quick, short, texting long and frustrating. T-9 feature cant be turned off. Downloading pics, wallpapers can be challenging. Using experience: 90 days Overall a good phone, not for people who frequently text. Less
Amazon

Good Cellphone, expect it to die just after 1 year warranty

from Amazon
This phone is well executed, and a pleasure to use. The only major bad thing I have found on it with over a year of use is that the speakerphone likes to drop out and isn't very good. Now, however, just after the one year warranty ran out, I find myself in a bad position. The phone began not working...More
This phone is well executed, and a pleasure to use. The only major bad thing I have found on it with over a year of use is that the speakerphone likes to drop out and isn't very good. Now, however, just after the one year warranty ran out, I find myself in a bad position. The phone began not working right, starting with the speaker (not speakerphone mode) going intermittent, then ringing going intermittent, and it gets worse from there. This is just using it moderately, not even daily. I'm a geek, and being past warranty I went ahead with my miniature tools and carefully dissected the phone to find the issue was exactly what I was afraid of happening when I bought it. There is a flexible cable that connects the circuitry between the two sliding halves. Over time, it has worn in and eventually has developed edge "wobbles" and a crack in the cable. I am by no means abusive, I have kept it in a nice holster for most of it's life, and take care of my gadgets, but alas, this is a design flaw. Beware of this with all sliders. On the good side, the little door over the charging port has managed to stay on... Less
Amazon

Good for basics

from Amazon
I had received this as an early Christmas present as a replacement, it was purchased as a to-go phone but I just put my SIM card into it since I already have a plan. I would take this phone back in a heartbeat but I can't afford anything better at the moment (nor do I even have the receipt to return it...More
I had received this as an early Christmas present as a replacement, it was purchased as a to-go phone but I just put my SIM card into it since I already have a plan. I would take this phone back in a heartbeat but I can't afford anything better at the moment (nor do I even have the receipt to return it and I refuse to be rude about it). I had the Samsung Blast and I miss it already! 1: The picture/screen quality is bad, it's fuzzy and never seems in focus at all. When I start to take pictures everything seems to be in fast motion so I can't seem to get it to "stop" in order to take a good picture. 2: It does not take videos at all. Which was a must have since we have a 15 month old that I always take and send videos of to family! 3: Bluetooth is OH-SO limited! It's horrible. I used my Blast to bluetooth photos or video or whatnot to family/friends when I was near them instead of texting it. I even used it for with my husband, I had a memory card so sometimes I would download something for him and bluetooth it to him. So he was pissed when he found out we couldn't bluetooth to our new phones. The only use for Bluetooth is headsets or handsfree sets. Disgusting! 4: What is UP with the huge letters, it's probably just me but it's super annoying! 5: It has no external memory card slot. So good thing the camera part sucks because I have nothing to save. 6: After some getting used to, I was able to figure out how to use the typing program on it, it's not very different from the Blast, except that I have to use the * button to switch the words/symbols and hold down a little longer for the numbers I need. I am a qwerty typer (which is what the Blast had), so switching to ABC mode was difficult at first. At least it has the same program as the Blast with switching for the word I need, so that made me happy. The bottom line, it's a very limited phone, not the best quality coming from Samsung, but good enough for a replacement phone until I can afford what I want which is the Samsung Gravity or at least something with qwerty keypad. I give it a 2 star because it does what I need at the moment and because it's Samsung, the program is really no different. Less
Amazon

OK but not great....

from Amazon
I changed my t-mobile plan to MyFaves, and was told that I needed a MyFaves compatible phone (I later found out that this is true only if you want the silly MyFaves interface), so I opted for this one. It is OK but has some drawbacks. You can't customize the soft keys; I find this annoying since I us...More
I changed my t-mobile plan to MyFaves, and was told that I needed a MyFaves compatible phone (I later found out that this is true only if you want the silly MyFaves interface), so I opted for this one. It is OK but has some drawbacks. You can't customize the soft keys; I find this annoying since I use the calendar and alarm features quite a bit and have to go through way too many keystrokes to get there instead of just pushing just one key. Also, the phone doesn't come with a data cable, which is essential if you want to add your own ringtones and wallpaper or charge the phone via a USB port, all via the Samsung PC Studio software that you can download for free from the Samsung site. Fortunately you can get a cable on Amazon for under $5 so that's not a huge problem, but the package would be much appealing if the phone came with a cable and software disk. All told, this is an OK phone for free but doesn't do any more than the basics. Less
Amazon

I love this compaired to my moto razr

from Amazon
After 2 years of dealing with the rave that was the MotoRazr I was happy to upgrade. I actually was looking at some of the hightech stuff like an Mp3 player phone or a smartphone. But my lifestyle doesn't need that. I tend to use my phone to make calls, send basic texts and once in blue moon take a ph...More
After 2 years of dealing with the rave that was the MotoRazr I was happy to upgrade. I actually was looking at some of the hightech stuff like an Mp3 player phone or a smartphone. But my lifestyle doesn't need that. I tend to use my phone to make calls, send basic texts and once in blue moon take a photo. I really was expecting to go for some "cool" hightech phone when I noticed this one at the T-mobile store. Looks wise I like how it fits into the hand and is a slider phone. The graphics are very basic (the menu lights up in B/W), you can't use real songs as ringtones, and when you make a call there will be some sound in the background. However! Compaired to the razr I had the speaker phone is excellent. I can clean a small room while chatting on the speaker phone and the camera is good for basic photos. My friends who have hightechy phone were teasing me about getting a basic phone but when they saw it they changed their minds. They said it was great for what it was... which is a basic phone that looks and feels updated. If you are looking for a solid phone for taking calls, basic texting and other basic functions this is a great choice. If you want a flip phone or something very high-techy then I say pass. As an owner I have to say I love this phone!:) Less
Amazon

VERY simple

from Amazon
i thought i was going to like this phone, but after having it for a week, i quickly changed it to the samsung katalyst. why? it was way too simple! i never thought a phone can be too simple for me since i'm not that picky and i don't need amazing features like a blackberry or anything. i did like ho...More
i thought i was going to like this phone, but after having it for a week, i quickly changed it to the samsung katalyst. why? it was way too simple! i never thought a phone can be too simple for me since i'm not that picky and i don't need amazing features like a blackberry or anything. i did like how the phone was pretty small and not at all bulky, but it did get to me how the keys were cramped together and it made texting a little harder. the graphics on the phone wasn't that great including the camera quality and the little graphics on the phone (yes i do pay attention to the small details) if you just need a phone to make calls and that's just about it and you want a slider phone, then this is for you! i need more to my phone in order for me to be happy with it! Less
Amazon

Best Cell Phone Ever!!!

from Amazon
I have used many cell phones in the past and this one is by far the best. I've had candy bars, which I have always loved them as far as reception, but the minute I switch to flip, I end up having problems with signal strength, dropped calls, just too aggravating! I found this gem. Being as I would lov...More
I have used many cell phones in the past and this one is by far the best. I've had candy bars, which I have always loved them as far as reception, but the minute I switch to flip, I end up having problems with signal strength, dropped calls, just too aggravating! I found this gem. Being as I would love to have a camera on my phone, but doesn't need to be in the MP type resolution. Even for a low resolution, it takes pretty good photos! You can even record sound to go with your photo as well. (I won't be using this feature, but it's there for anyone who think they will..LOL) I love that it has memo recorder, this way you need to remind yourself of something you're worried you'll forget, you can do this with the Samsung. The phone doesn't feel bulky and I love that you can slide the phone when a call comes in to unlock the phone, instead of fumbling for the talk button. Downside is, when a call comes in and you grab it from your pocket. You might accidentally hit the accept or reject button. I end up hitting reject, haven't hit accept yet. Which is good, for the most part, I'd rather reject a call than accept. As for the review below mine that mentions there is no USB Data Cable for this. Apparently, this person did not research for one. Being as I purchased one myself from Ebay and then I went to Samsung's website and downloaded Samsung PC Studio 3. Which helps me manage my photos, ringtones, wallpapers, etc. I found a seperate program to make my own ringtones and this is awesome!! As far as the resolution on this screen compared to others, to me it doesn't look any different. I'm not that techincal looking at this one versus other screens. I do have to say is this screen is by far the largest I have owned. I have noticed with this phone, I don't get a range as far as I did with my candy bars phones, but this superceeds what my flips in the past have covered. Which many people complain about their service not covering, when it's not them, alot has to do with the phone and what it's capable of doing. As far as using the bluetooth for internet, I don't even see this mentioned in the description. So if you're looking for a phone that has bluetooth internet capabilities, this is not the phone for you. I haven't used an additonal bluetooth headset for this phone just yet, but will be my next purchase. I also love that it has a block caller feature. In the event I should ever get a wrong number, which surprisingly hasn't happened to me yet. I can add them to a block list to prevent future calls from coming thru. I do wish this phone had expandeable memory. From the ringtones I have created and photos I have taken and from my phonebook, I'm already halfway thru. *sigh* I was hoping to have individual ringtones for callers, but it doesn't look like that will happen. This is a really good phone and was well worth the money I paid. I got this at Best Buy for $99, and this was for the prepaid service. Less
eBay

Great Phone.

from eBay
This phone is great!!! The phone was just as described. I didn't have to sign a contract when I bought it. It was shipped extremely fast. The phone is exactly what we were looking for. We did not want to buy from T-Mobile because I did not want to extend our contract at this point in time. Thanks Ebay...More
This phone is great!!! The phone was just as described. I didn't have to sign a contract when I bought it. It was shipped extremely fast. The phone is exactly what we were looking for. We did not want to buy from T-Mobile because I did not want to extend our contract at this point in time. Thanks Ebay and all the great sellers!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought it for my daughter and she LOVES it. Less
eBay

upgrade from samsung I had/love it/enjoying it thanks

from eBay
my son told me it was time to upgrade from the samsung I had and he told me that for the price on the bidding it was inexpensive. so to bid on it. Thanks

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