Specs summary

Screen
No

The Samsung T609's screen is Unknown with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
1+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
32 MB

Internal memory is 32 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, 255 minutes (2G).



Reviews (7.1/10 Avg. rating)


Darn, there are no reviews yet for this phone.

Bad reception, battery time, key placement

Reception is not very good. Could be Rogers network, but I don't think so. Battery time is quite poor. Very frustrating that you have to charge every day, whether you talk much or not. I don't even use any of the other features like camera, mp3, games. Camera activation button on side of phone is ri... More
Reception is not very good. Could be Rogers network, but I don't think so. Battery time is quite poor. Very frustrating that you have to charge every day, whether you talk much or not. I don't even use any of the other features like camera, mp3, games. Camera activation button on side of phone is ridiculous, especially considering the battery issues. There should at least be some way to lock this thing so you don't accidentally trigger it. The "Ok" button has been commandeered by Rogers for their internet crap. That's a provider thing, but worth noting, beacuse it happens with various providers. Phone otherwise has good features, for a fairly low price. Good for a teeny-bopper, but not someone who wants sound design and reliability. Spend your money and get something better. Less

Not bad, could be better

I've had it for almost a year, and i've had to send it in to get re programmed once, almost twice. Bad service in most places. Wouldn't recommend it.
I've had it for almost a year, and i've had to send it in to get re programmed once, almost twice. Bad service in most places. Wouldn't recommend it. Less

Samsung T609

This phone freezes. Hard to hear, the phone will not get louder causing you to push the phone up against your head. Phone shuts off by it's self. Outside display doesn't always show the time. Flip is very floppy.
This phone freezes. Hard to hear, the phone will not get louder causing you to push the phone up against your head. Phone shuts off by it's self. Outside display doesn't always show the time. Flip is very floppy. Less
Amazon

great while it worked

from Amazon
i got this a month and a half ago and it has already died it started frezing up then won't work at all wont even power on.
i got this a month and a half ago and it has already died it started frezing up then won't work at all wont even power on. Less
Amazon

Great phone...

from Amazon
I got this phone after having a terrible experience with the Motorola RAZR. The day I got the RAZR it hummed! I mean it... it seriously hummed and it was ANNOYING!!! It just got worse and worse until it was finally untolerable. I decided to get this phone. Its cute, trendy and has all the features I... More
I got this phone after having a terrible experience with the Motorola RAZR. The day I got the RAZR it hummed! I mean it... it seriously hummed and it was ANNOYING!!! It just got worse and worse until it was finally untolerable. I decided to get this phone. Its cute, trendy and has all the features I want. So far(4 monthes) no problem. We'll see how things hold up. Less
Amazon

Good Phone, some annoyances.

from Amazon
Overall I am happy with this phone for the following reasons: Compactness, bluetooth, and it works The flaws: Volume adjustment - top volume is not quite loud enough to hear when driving. I have good hearing! Accidently hit button for camera (it on the outside of phone)when its in your pocket and... More
Overall I am happy with this phone for the following reasons: Compactness, bluetooth, and it works The flaws: Volume adjustment - top volume is not quite loud enough to hear when driving. I have good hearing! Accidently hit button for camera (it on the outside of phone)when its in your pocket and you've taken 20 black photos and drains battery. This happens ALL the time. Battery life: Obeyed all battery rules (fully charge before 1st use, don't recharge until battery drained) and it lasted 4 months before having to replace - only getting 4-5 hours of time - probably because of camera! People I call complain of louder than normal background noise. Overall it works, I am happy that it fits in a little clutch handbag. Less

Agressive Fixed Menus, hate it !

The menus and shortcuts are not user programmable. Instead they are customized by the skunky service providers, who abuse your property (the phone) to push their garbage (advertising). My T609 purchased from Rogers has replaced the OK button with internet, the back key with (BUY stuff), and the men... More
The menus and shortcuts are not user programmable. Instead they are customized by the skunky service providers, who abuse your property (the phone) to push their garbage (advertising). My T609 purchased from Rogers has replaced the OK button with internet, the back key with (BUY stuff), and the menu key defaults to (BUY stuff) !!! The voice recognition key (*) has been disables, so that the user has to press a minimum of 3 keys to access the voice prompt, which begs the question: What is the point of using voice recognition in the first place. Rogers blames Samsung, Samsung blames rogers and neither is willing to address the problem. Less
Phonedog

Samsung T609-Tmobile

from Phonedog
Pro: Mp3 Player, camera (great quality from a cell phone!), play real ringtones, memory card Con: low speaker volume Using experience: 30 days This is a pretty nice phone overall. I am a little disappointed in the speaker volume, tends to be a little low compared to my previous phone (nokia).... More
Pro: Mp3 Player, camera (great quality from a cell phone!), play real ringtones, memory card Con: low speaker volume Using experience: 30 days This is a pretty nice phone overall. I am a little disappointed in the speaker volume, tends to be a little low compared to my previous phone (nokia). Gets great reception and love the features such as mp3 player, 1.3 megapixel camera. Besides low speaker volume, this is a great phone! Less

samsung software problem

So I had just recently gotten this phone, overall I really enjoy using it - it's easy to us, nice graphics, good functions, etc, but one thing really annoyed me, and that had to do with it's software. I knew it has mp3 features so I wanted to try it out, so i ran the software and decided to plug the... More
So I had just recently gotten this phone, overall I really enjoy using it - it's easy to us, nice graphics, good functions, etc, but one thing really annoyed me, and that had to do with it's software. I knew it has mp3 features so I wanted to try it out, so i ran the software and decided to plug the phone into my laptop via a usb cord since my laptop didn't have bluetooth or a working SD slot. To my annoyance it didn't work, it (the software) just kept trying to connect to my phone for the longest time, I ended up waiting a bit more then an hour before I started to call customer service, eventually I was passed through to a samsung representative (who was quite rude), who told me that since I hooked it up to an laptop it would not work since the usb slot on my laptop was not strong enough. I ended up transferring music via a SD slot on my friends laptop. So besides that little problem, I've really enjoyed my phone and would keep it :D Less

Great phone to mess around with

I admire this phone, i have no complaintes it comes through with... Mp3 player, 1.3 digital camera, and mines came with a 512 memory stick not all do. these are the things i like to have on a phone for so cheap ($100 with 3 year plan, Rogers) its perfect for someone who doesnt really care about the... More
I admire this phone, i have no complaintes it comes through with... Mp3 player, 1.3 digital camera, and mines came with a 512 memory stick not all do. these are the things i like to have on a phone for so cheap ($100 with 3 year plan, Rogers) its perfect for someone who doesnt really care about there phone getting scratched or falling, but at the same time something to not just make calls but keep you occupied with games, music, digital camera and more.... so as i said before i have no complaintes its an excellent phone people, not the best, but for its price yes. check it out you will be intristed. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date May 8, 2006
Regions available
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
32 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.59 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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:
255 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.7 x 4.3 x 2.0 cm
(3.4 x 1.7 x 0.8 in)
Weight 94 grams
(3.3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 4k
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 1000 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type Yes
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Unknown
Headset Jack No
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 Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Pre-installed
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-T609

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