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Samsung Magnet A257 / A177

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A257 shown

This basic GSM messaging phone sports a QWERTY keyboard, landscape display, and a full suite of messaging features, including email, IM, MMS, and text messaging. Other features include a VGA camera and basic Bluetooth.

A177 has minor cosmetic differences and prepaid balance software, but is otherwise identical

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Specs

 
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Modes
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM / EDGE  (2G)
850  Cellular  Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
900  Europe, Asia, Africa
1800  DCS  Europe, Asia, Africa
1900  PCS  Americas
Weight 3.09 oz   (88 g)
Dimensions 4.29" x 2.32" x 0.47"   (109 x 59 x 11.9 mm)
Battery Talk: 5 hours max.   (300 minutes)
Standby: 250 hours max.   (10.4 days)
800 mAh LiIon, Removable
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Resolution: 220 x 176 pixels
2.2"   diagonal
Colors: 65,536 (16-bit)
OS / Platform (proprietary)
Processor ?
Memory ?
Phone Book Capacity ?
SIM card size Traditional / Mini (2FF)
FCC ID A3LSGHA257 » (Approved Feb 27, 2009)

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Features

 
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Fingerprint Reader -
Flashlight -
GPS / Location -
NFC -
Ruggedized -
Wireless Charging -
Accessibility
Adjustable Text Size -
Hearing Aid Compatible -
Multiple Languages Languages Supported: English, Spanish, French
TTY/TDD (Digital) Yes
Alerts
External Display -
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 64
Ringer Profiles Yes
Vibrate Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP 1.5
version 2.0
Infrared (IR) -
Mobile Hotspot -
PC Sync -
SDIO -
USB -
Wi-Fi -
Contacts
Multiple Numbers per Name Numbers per entry: 5
plus email address
Picture ID Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Voice Dialing -
Customization
Changeable Faceplates -
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Real-Music Ringers Supported Formats: MP3
Data & Network
Data Tethering -
External Antenna Jack -
Flight Mode Yes
GAIT -
High-Speed Data Technology: EDGE
UMA -
WAP / Web Browser Yes
Input
Key Lock Switch -
Predictive Text Entry Technology: T9
Side Keys volume on left
Text Keyboard, Hardware Layout: QWERTY
Touch Screen -
Memory
Hard Drive -
Memory Card Slot -
Messaging
Email Client Yes
EMS / Picture Messaging -
Instant Messaging Networks Supported: AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!
MMS Yes
Text Messaging (SMS) Yes
Text Messaging Templates Yes
Music
FM Radio -
FM Transmitter -
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) -
Music Player -
Stereo Speakers -
Photo & Video
Camera Resolution: VGA (640 x 480)
self-timer, brightness, night mode
DLNA -
Front-Facing Camera -
Live TV -
Miracast -
PictBridge -
Streaming Video -
TV Output -
Video Capture -
Video Sharing -
Productivity
Alarm Yes
Calculator plus converter, tip calculator
Calendar Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet -
SyncML -
To-Do List Yes
Voice Memo up to 1 hour each
Software
BREW -
Games Yes
Java (J2ME) Yes
Voice
Call Screening -
HD Voice -
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) -
Push-To-Talk -
Speaker Phone Yes

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