Samsung Behold T919
Phone Scoop Review
Nov 19, 2008 by Eric M. Zeman
Samsung delivers a 5 megapixel shooter with touch input for T-Mobile. The TouchWiz user interface works well. Find out if the other features do, too. read review ›
Pretty good for what its worth
I got this phone the day after it came out in the Brown color, which looks very elegant. I really do like it, I just can't wait until T-Mobile's 3G network is as great as every other company. Honestly not too many complaints till this date.
>For the guy who couldn't hear the phone ring in a noisy/outdoor environment, that person that did not adjust the Sound profile choice for the "Outdoors" because this little guy is pretty loud in that setting. I drive with my Windows down and my radio a bit high volume, and with the "outdoor" setting I could hear it Clearly!
-Camera options great
-Can put any ringtone you want if it is on the memory card.
-Can Choose your own background
-Can edit your home screen by putting shortcuts on "widget" or on the actual home screen.
-Speakerphone is decent
-Different options for your "My Faves" contacts
-Thouch screen could have been a little more responsive.
-I live in Orlando FL, and the 3G needs improvement.
-GPS "Telenav" super slow, always ended up canceling search
Samsung has made great strides in the last couple of years in the wireless market. This phone I used for a day and it was soon returned.
Pro: Large Screen
Cons: Horrible touch screen (unresponsive)
Sound-ear piece-low and scratchy
Ringtones cannot be heard in a public environment
Camera takes OK pics, but far below a std 5mp camera
Browser is horrible
Overall, I was extremely excited to see this phone come to T-Mo and even more disappointed after using it.
The screen is not like the iPhone in that it feels like cheap plastic and resistant touch vs capacitive. I know it is advertised as capacitive, but I beg to differ. Great concept poorly executed.
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Behold w/ opera mini
On the Samsung Behold all you need is the 5.99 T-MobileWeb plan for the Internet
From your web browser go to operamini.com
It will say your phone model could not be detected
scroll down to and click on ...
If this version fails to install...please click here.
You have to download opera mini (English Verisign certificate)
great concept, poor phone
everything sucks on this device.. 3g blows.. the touch screen lags and blows.. camera has high quality and takes 5 minutes to snap a pic and blows..video yup it blows aswell.. this is a kids phone, i need something mature.. i cant get microsoft outlook and the blows.. no push email.. yes, that blows.. this phone is everything u dont want.. its cheap for that reason. cuz it BLOWS! [...] teen mobile im done with u.
sorry if i offend any weak minded individual out there in cyber world.
Ed. note: removed foul language
This phone is pretty awesome !!
I have owned this phone for about two weeks and I love it. It is well designed and much thinner than my old phone. Feels good in my pocket and doesnt ruin the line of whatever pants Im wearing. It takes great pics and the flash is blinding. I always have a strong signal (midwest) also. The battery life seems the same as any other phone I have owned. Im a heavy texter, and the screen is very responsive to my touch. I rarely hit wrong buttons. BUT...the only thing I dont like about this phone has to do with texting. It is harder than it should be to use commas. It takes about 5 touches just to type one freaking comma. And a smiley face? forget-about-it! My last phone typed a smiley face in 3 touches. The Behold requires 10 touches to send a smile. Thats wack, man. And the music player isnt loud at all. It may just be the ear buds it came with. They are gigantic and wont even stay in my ear if I turn my head to the right. Also the phone doesnt vibrate very hard and I miss texts while at work. I only talk, text/pic, and play music on it so I cant comment on the browser speed. Overall its a fantastic phone that I would recommend highly. My gf decided to get one when she saw mine...
The Best Phone Out
I absolutely love this phone.I have been using it it for two days now and love it.
Touch screen very responsive.
Camera has great flash(very bright)
Pictures very bright on screen
very minimal but worth mentioning.
not able to change screensaver,which i hate beacause i have two cats i would put the cutest pic up.
not able to look up contacts easily
I enjoy the behold.... until today... i was texting one of the guys that i like... and my texting stoped working. at first i thought i was a glitch... BUT NO!!! instead the phone wigged out and stopped working.... nothing was showing up.... i was scared because i didn't know what to do and its still messed up. NOTHING IS WORKING.... this is the 3rd time its happened... if your gonna get a behold think before you get it and remember it will wig out on you multiple times... other than that my phone is great.....
Here are the goods and bads...
Very good phone, great battery life, good camera(iPhone camera IS better), and everything else is just great.
Greatest Phone Ive Owned
LOUD, CAMERAS GOOD, SMALL, EASY TO TEXT WITH
I REALLY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST THE PHONE
OVERALL THE PHONE IS GOOD, If you wanna get the application to put songs on the phone you gotta download the application from samsung.com
Behold the Web!
I love the phone with the exception of the email client & web browsing abilities. In comparison to the Shadow, email is truly limited.
Web is another story. T-mobile tells me that I can only add the $24.99 Unlimited Internet for Smartphone data plan for the Behold. Well they have agreed that this is NOT a "Smartphone", so why am I limited to the plan I can choose. Then the T-mobile Web has been "upgraded" like all the other plans to $9.99 because you can do so much more! But yet, I was told that I cannot add it to the Behold.
The T-mobile Internet plan that I have now is $19.99, but with the new and improved plans, they want me to change to the $24.99 plan. A higher plan that gives me less??