I hope this walmart exclusive lasts a bit, planning on buying this tomorrow.
Moving from Virgin Mobile to T-Mobile, might as well enjoy this plan while it lasts.
I have only down loaded a few apps on the 4G, it took about 10 sec to link with the tower and I know that has got to be slow, but once it links it downloads fast.
It does have a led flash. Don't see a notification light, Don't know if it has a FM radio either. The flash I wanted, the notification light and FM radio I don't care one way or the other. But as far as I know neither of those are on this phone.
Here are the specs from gsmarena.com Don't see the led notification light on the list.
Also known as Samsung Ancora, Samsung SGH-T679
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 2100 / 1900
Announced 2011, October
Status Available. Released 2011, October
Dimensions 115 x 60 x 11 mm
Weight 116 g
Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)
- Multi-touch input method
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 4 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory
3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, face detection
Secondary Yes, VGA
Android OS, v2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
- SNS integration
- Digital compass
- MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Image/video editor
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Adobe Flash support
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 360 h
Talk time Up to 5 h 30 min
SAR US 0.74 W/kg (head) 0.76 W/kg (body)
My dumbphones had the LED notification light, FM radio with recording, and a camera LED flash that doubled as an LED flashlight. I have come to miss these functions in Samsung smartphones, hard to break ten-year old habits, especially the LED notification light. RDS is not what I thought it meant, can you record FM radio?
How long do you think before we see some generic eBay cases for the E24G?
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GS3 T999 on T-Mobile
Nice! I'm glad someone found a way to root it!
Few more observations:
- The Exhibit II drops down to UMTS when the data connection is idle, then bumps back up to HSDPA
-- I'm getting about 3-4mb down where my Galaxy S II gets 9.5mb down; however, this is at the expense of battery life on my S II. The Exhibit definitely lasts longer because my S II stays on HSPA 24/7.
- Sound quality is good, reception is good
- Battery life is definitely better than the giant super-Android type phones, due to the more modest processor and screen
I've had a few hiccups with my home screen icons not coming up when I first turn on the phone so I have to reboot, which I read is due to widgets not playing nice. I setup all my Androids the same way so I'm thinking it might even be one of the preinstalled things that are causing the problem.
The touchscreen is a tiny bit less responsive than my S II, maybe because it has a plastic screen? Not sure. It's not a problem except maybe when doing a lot of text messaging. I'm pretty picky but this is still a keeper for me. No auto-brightness is a SLIGHT bummer but I added a shortcut to it so not a big deal.
All in all, $199 is a sweet deal for this phone and T-Mobile's HSPA+ network is quick, if you've got coverage. This will steal a lot of business away from VM for those who live and work in major cities.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 is my drug of choice.
Toyota | moving forward
Primary: Galaxy Note II & iPhone 5 (AWS): 5 lines, 1x $15 4.5GB data, 3x $2.99 T-Zones (truly unlimited 4G data), myFaves, corp discount + $10/mo loyalty discount = $88/mo tax inclusive
Secondary: iPhone 3GS: Airvoice Wireless, Samsung Fascinate & HTC Trophy: Page Plus
I can't get this for 199$ and go on prepaid w/ an activation kit??
Sorry, as an Android newbie, I'm a bit confused by some of the terminology here. I read that wifi tethering is disabled on this phone, but there is an app that does USB tethering (presumably without rooting?). But I also read that wifi hotspot works right out of the box. Is the latter something different from wifi tethering, or is one of these statements in error? To me, wifi tethering implies a connection to one device only, whereas hotspot implies the ability to connect several, but I don't know if that is really the distinction being made here. If it reallys is the case that wifi hotspot works even thought wifi tethering doesn't, why would one choose USB tethering over wifi hotspot? Security? Performance?