I liked this phone until it took a dump on me.
I am a fan of the clam shell design and prefer not to have an external antenna. When I got this phone I was concerned about the durability but it held together for me. Even the power jack port cover didn't break (flimsy piece of poo). Then, after 10 months... BOOM!
Positives: Light weight, slim, good sound, decent battery life.
1. No Ring/Vibrate option. You have to choose one or the other.
2. Screen is blank unless you open or press the volume button.
3. Camera always makes shutter noise, even in silent mode.
4. Side camera button is too easily activates and take many unwanted pocket pictures.
5. Cannot use an MP3 as your ringtone.
6. Navigation is confusing.
7. Setting up Group/Caller ID or ringtones are frustratingly difficult.
8. No service light
Now for the FATAL FLAWS.
1. Chooses not to connect calls sometimes. You dial, it says your calling, but no tone or connection.
2. Network Failure messages
3. Inconsistent text message success.
4. Drops calls no matter where you are at.
It is apparent that the problems with this phone are due to the phone, not the network. It worked fine for 10 months then one day it just stopped working. 1 out of 10 calls go through and text messages may take 20 trys before sending. I am now waiting for my replacement from tmobile (another T619). The tmobile operator told me that they know the phone is crap and initially offered a Razor as an exchange but when she spoke with her boss they told her the Razor is not an option and that if I wanted a different model I would have to extend my contract. Not being the primary I have to settle for the same crap. They did say that if this one doesn't work they will try to add a comparable exchange phone. Per the operator, these problems are not included on T-Mobile's problem watch list for this phone. Please, do not get this phone! Currently T-Mobile it trying to eliminate it from their offered list. In reading the other reviews, this is a bad phone.
I bought this phone because I lost my blackberry pearl, I got this phone for 19.99 with a one month extension. It has to be one of the best phones out for the price, very nice camera resolution, some limitations to the video however, and mp3 player could be louder.
comes with music video, 4 games,and hifi ringtone installed.
Color exterior display.
mp3 player could be louder.
no usb cable
cannot transfer mp3 files to use as ringers as with previous phones. (if possible please let me know)
Video somewhat limited.
Overall A good solid phone, simple with a few extra's which is nice for a free/inexpensive phone.
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I just got this phone yesterday and it is one of the best phones I've ever had.T-Mobile and Samsung made a winner with this phone.
Excellent call clarity and volume
MP3 Player is awesome too.
Ringtones sound good.
No external memory for MP3's
....and you can set the MP3's as ringtones. Thats awesome.Overall a good buy. I recommend it to anyone.
Very solid, full featured, flip phone
I got this phone as an upgrade from T-Mobile. I paid $25 with a 2 year contract extension. I could have gotten it for about $75 with a one year extension. I have had several Samsung phones in the past. The menu system is virtually identical to my previous phones. The form is more sleek than my other Samsung models. I like it a lot. It feels good in my hand and, I feel, looks very professional. The bluetooth works very well. I am using a Plantronics Voyager 510. (They almost match in color.)
I wish the outside screen stayed on so I could see the time. I am also disappointed that there is no service light. That means no way to tell if the phone is on and no way to know if you have a message or missed call without activating the outer screen (hold down volume button) or opening the flip. The voice recognition is different than I have seen before. You don't have to have it learn your voice. It is supposed to figure it out on its own but it doesn't work at all.
-Very good battery life
-Excellent audio quality/clarity
-No service light
-Outer screen doesn't stay on
-Voice recognition is virtually worthless
-Turning bluetooth on and off cumbersome
Overall, a very nice phone with a few issues. I intend to use it for some time to come.
Love it for what it is!!
After buying this phone and stopping by to see how others feel about the T619 I was so surprised by the ridiculously negative comments, I had to do a review. First of all, to those who state they do a lot of research before buying should not criticize the T619 for not have a memory slot. If you wanted this feature, buy another Samsung that does. And for those who do not like the interface of the T619, send a message to Samsung because itâs the same in many of their other phones. Donât expect it to be like your old Nokia.
That said, I have to say I am very pleased with the T619. The weight and size is the smallest of the T-Mobile clambshells and the screen is very sharp and colorful. It is not as bright as the T519, but great nonetheless.
Next big plus is the reception. I compared to other Samsungs and it shows more bars and the call quality is very good.
While you cannot set your own MP3âs as ringtones (common with T-Mobile phones) there is a workaround. Convert your MP3 to a 3GP file and Bluetooth them over to the phone. Works great!!
The T619 interface takes a little getting used to but works just fine. Anytime you move to a phone from another company you have a bit of learning to do.
In conclusion, if you want a quality phone that is sleek enough to slip into your pocket, go for the T619.
I absolutely adore it
Let me start off by saying " Thank You Jesus "
The Samsung T619 is without a doubt one of the best phones Samsung has ever made. Besides the super sleek design and its light weight, the SamsungT619 has a wonderful display, speaker, and large buttons that makes it easy for anyone to type. I also love the camera/video feature of the phone. Its really cool. I'm also a big fan of Hip Hop music and I have so much MP3 songs downloaded on that little $50 thing, you wouldn't believe it. I listen to music all day and night on that phone. And the reciption on that phone is so good, I can go downstairs in the basement and talk my butt off! This is my first Samsung phone and I am so satisfied with it. I enjoy being with it. We can talk about anything. LOL. Only the Razor can top this phone.
A decent, but not too great intro phone...
While this is a great phone for the price ($79.99 for 2-year contracts) from T-Mobile, it is not without its flaws. There is no real support for this phone among developers. That is mostly because its new. However, even new phones have software usually available at release time. Also, it is a bit uncomfortable to hold due to its small profile and plasticky feel. The upside of course is EDGE and 30mb of usable space if you delete the default applications and a default installed 5mb music video by someone who I never heard of. Also, it has great reception and audio clarity.
-Excellent audio quality/clarity
-30mb usable space
-MYFAVES (T-Mobile service plan)
-No expansion slot
-Lack of developer support
-Uncomfortable to hold
Got this phone as an upgrade from T-Mobile last week and already returned it. While the small and light form factor is teriffic, the RF reception is just so-so. If you live in an area of marginal reception, this isn't the phone for you Also, as many have noted, the external display is useless. Not only does the backlight go out after a few seconds but the entire display goes blank. And since there is no flashing service light, you don't even know if you have any messages waiting unless you press and hold the side button to reactivate the display. This is not a good design at all.
This phone is so crazy, so sexy, and so cool that I just had to buy it. I was a little skeptical at first, but now I am very satisfied. I never knew how happy I would be with a device but this phone has shown me it all. Ok, now with the Pros and Cons.
Nothing, I mean seriously it's a phone people not a computer. What more do you want from it?
Good so far
I've had this phone 3 days now. It is a pretty good phone so far. The clarity and volume of the calls is very good. This is the first phone I've owned where I've actually been happy with clarity and volume settings available. I have not used the bluetooth, internet, or texting with this phone yet.
Size and weight
Shortcut keys can't be changed
I personally would rather have an LCD external display vs the lcd, which turns off and goes completely black until you press and hold a button.
Battery Life - 3-4 days of light use it would appear (200 minutes talk, the rest standby, and playing around with too, so maybe a bad indicator of future life)
Speaker Phone, not very loud, but is clear and works well for the person on the other end.