Samsung's latest budget phone tested

20 March 2009 — 9:54 AM

Samsung offers a range of mobiles in various price ranges

One of Samsung's latest phones has been put to the test in a new review.

The South Korean manufacturer has launched a new candybar-style handset for the entry-level market - which could suit those recycling used mobiles for a new basic model.

Franz Bicar writes in a piece for Mobile Wire that the SGH-T119 is "a breath of fresh air" from all the high-tech, gadget-packed models which have emerged recently.

"It has its quirks but it offers a simple, easy-to-use design that should be accessible to cell phone newbies. What's more, the feature set is functional and the call quality is acceptable."

The Samsung SGH-T119 is equipped with a 1.6-inch screen, polyphonic ringtones, vibrate mode and some other basics such as an alarm clock, calendar and calculator.

Mr Bicar concludes although there is no camera, the handset is "excellent" for those who just want a device for voice calling.

For those looking to upgrade to a Samsung with more features, the Pixon comes with an eight-megapixel camera.

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