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Samsung Advance™ | Black

SGH-A885

Finally, a touchscreen phone that fits your budget and your lifestyle! The Samsung Advance combines the sleek attractiveness of a touch screen phone with super fast 3G high-speed technology - at a fully affordable price. With Advance’s large 3" customizable touch screen and virtual QWERTY keyboard, staying in touch has never been so much fun. Packed with features like mobile e-mail, GPS navigation, and social networking applications, your friends are only as far as your phone. With the Samsung Advance, the world is a your fingertips. 3.1 5 10 reviews

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Samsung Advance™ | Black

Features

  • Super social, super fast!

preloaded social networking application

The Samsung Advance is the ultimate social networker. Not only is it full of useful widgets such as Google Search, Yahoo Finance, Accuweather, and SharePix, it is loaded with great features like Mobile E-mail. With these Advance features, your friends are always just a touch away.

3" touchscreen

Say goodbye to buttons with Samsung Advance's 3" touchscreen with TouchWiz. With it's onscreen landscape QWERTY keyboard, e-mail and messaging is fast and easy. It's advanced interface is fully customizable so all your favourite applications are at your fingertips at all times.

2 MP camera

Capture and share all your favourite moments with the Advance's built in 2 MP camera and camcorder.

GPS navigation system

With the built-in GPS navigation system, you can get audible turn-by-turn directions to any destination. So whether it is a coffee shop around the corner or a house party uptown, it's never been easier to meet up with your crowd.

MP3 player

More than a phone, the Advance is a full-function music player. With an expandable memory of up to 16 GB, you can listen to anything you want anywhere you go.

Stereo Bluetooth®

Carry on conversations without putting your life on hold. Built with Stereo Bluetooth Wireless technology, you can talk hands-free with any Bluetooth enabled headset.

tech specs

  • OS
    Samsung
  • Display
    3.0"
  • Camera
    2.0 MP
  • Battery
    1000 mAh

Dimension of SGH-A885DBATLS

Platform

  • Band
    GSM&EDGE Band

    quad band GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) and dual band HSDPA (850 / 1900)

  • Network & Data
    GPRS

    class 10

    EDGE

    class 10

  • Operation System

    Samsung

  • Browser

    WAP 2.0

  • JAVA™

    MIDP 2.1

Physical Specifications

  • Weight

    94 g

  • Dimension(HxWxD)

    109.2 x 52.3 x 12.6 mm

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Display

  • Internal
    Technology

    240 x 400 colour TFT screen

    Resolution

    WQVGA

    Size

    3.0"

Battery

  • Standard
    Capacity

    1000 mAh

    Talk Time

    5 h

    Stand-by Time

    350 h

Camera

  • Camera Resolution

    2.0 MP

  • Digital/Optical Zoom

    digital zoom

  • Flash

    No

  • Auto Focus

    Yes

  • Shot mode

    Single / Continous / Panorama / Smile Shot / Mosaic / Frame / Self Shot / Timer Shot

  • Photo Effects

    Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Black & White, Sepia, Negative, Water Colour

Video

  • Input Device

    touch screen

  • Video player

    3GPP / MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264

  • Video recording

    3GPP / MPEG4

  • Video Messaging

    Yes

  • Video Streaming

    Yes

  • Video telephony

    No

  • Video Wallpaper

    No

Music & Sound

  • Music Player

    AMR / AAC / WMA / MP3 / SMAF

  • Poly Ringtones

    MP3, SMAF

  • MP3 Ringtone

    Yes

  • DRM

    WMDRM, OMA DRM

  • 3D Sound Technology

    Yes

  • Music Library

    Yes

Fun&Entertainment

  • Embedded JAVA™ Games

    Yes

  • Embedded Wallpaper

    Yes

  • Mobile TV

    No

  • PodCasting

    No

  • FM Radio

    No

Business&Office

  • Document Viewer

    No

  • Mobile Printing

    Yes

  • Offline Mode

    Yes

  • Voice memo & Voice mail

    Yes

Memory

  • SMS

    500 ea

  • Total Internal Memory

    72 MB

  • Phone book entries

    2000 phonebook entries

  • External Memory

    micro SDHC (up to 16 GB)

Messaging

  • SMS/EMS/MMS

    Yes

  • Predictive Text Input T9

    Yes

  • Email

    Yes

  • Push to Talk

    No

  • Cell Broadcast

    Yes

  • vCard/vCalendar

    Yes

  • Instant Messaging

    Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth

    Yes

  • USB

    USB 2.0

  • WAP

    Yes

  • Internet HTML Browser

    Yes

  • SyncML (DS) Support

    No

  • Wi-Fi

    No

  • AGPS

    Yes

  • TV-Output

    No

  • NFC

    No

  • PC Sync Application

    Yes

Personal Information Management

  • Calendar

    Yes

  • Scheduler

    Yes

  • To do list

    Yes

  • Clock

    Yes

  • Worldtime

    Yes

  • Alarm

    Yes

  • Currency converter

    Yes

  • Converter

    Yes

  • Calculator

    Yes

  • Memo book

    Yes

  • Stop Watch

    Yes

  • Countdown Timer

    Yes

Call Function

  • Speaker Phone

    Yes

  • Voice Recognition

    Yes

  • Caller ID

    No

  • Call Cost

    Yes

  • Call Time

    Yes

  • Multiparty

    Yes

  • Dialed/Missed/Received Calls

    Yes

Further Information

  • Mobile Tracker

    Yes

  • Touch Screen

    Yes

SAR Information

SAR Information

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REVIEWS (10)

Owners Overall Ratings

3 out of 10 (30%) customers recommend this product

  • Features2.7/5.0
  • Performance3.1/5.0
  • Design3.4/5.0
  • Value3.1/5.0

Owner Reviews

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withoutaclu

2013-12-07

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

A nicely styled phone with perfect size and performance.

This is an excellent all around mobile device. I still own and use it, just not as a phone. Have had no issues with the phone, only asking operational and accessories questions to support.

mckdanny

2013-02-14

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Best phone yet!

I love my phone...and not really a lover of phones etc. But this one has everything you could possibly need and more. Good value for the money invested.

MVesseur

2012-06-24

  • Features2/5.0
  • Performance3/5.0
  • Design3/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

If you mainly need this for telephone calls, get something else

This is one example of how a touchscreen should not be implemented. Combine it with a Telus plan and it becomes a disaster. This is the opposite of progress - it looks better, but functions are worse than an old fashioned phone with buttons.

I used to think the brand Samsung stood for well-designed devices, but the user experience for us was mainly negative. Too bad.

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Gridlok

2012-06-22

  • Features2/5.0
  • Performance2/5.0
  • Design1/5.0
  • Value1/5.0

Bad Touchscreen!

Aside from the fact that my screen has scratched so badly it is hard to see, it is the most difficult touch screen I have ever used.

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Support

User Manual(Telus)

4.04 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

2010.01.08

Other Manuals (1)

Software (1)

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