What are the different buttons and other physical features of my Samsung Galaxy Vibrant™?

Learn more about the physical features of your device.

  • Front View of Your Phone
    • External Speaker: Allows you to hear the caller.
    • Light and Proximity Sensors: Use the ambient light level to adjust keypad access. If the light path is blocked — for example, when holding the phone close to your ear — the touchscreen will turn off. Also used for some Camera settings.
    • Front-facing Camera: Allows you to take pictures of yourself when you set the camera shooting mode to Self shot.
    • Indicator Icons: Show the information needed to operate your phone, such as the received signal strength, phone battery level, time, unread emails, missed calls, time, date, etc.
    • Widget: Widgets can be added for various functions. Widgets provide quick access to information without opening an application first.
    • Primary Shortcuts: Allow quick access to important features such as Phone, Web, Messaging, and Applications.
    • Search Key: Allows access to Google Search, where you can search for items on the internet.
    • Back Key: Allows you to step backward when navigating a menu or web page.
    • Home Key: Allows you to return to the main Home screen from any home screen or menu. Press and hold to display your recently used applications and a shortcut to the Task Manager.
    • Menu Key: Allows access to sub-menus with additional options for different features and applications such as Home screen, Phone, Contacts, Messaging, and Web.
    • Home Screen Indicator: Shows which Home screen is displayed.
    • Application Icons: Allow shortcuts to your favorite applications on the Home screen.


  • Side Views of Your Phone


      • 3.5mm Headset Jack: Allows you to plug in headphones.
      • Hands-free Microphone: Allows other callers to hear you when you are speaking to them using your device’s speakerphone function.

    Right Side

      • Power/Lock Key: Allows you to power your phone on and off. Also allows you to lock or unlock the touchscreen.


      • Primary Microphone: Allows other callers to hear you when you are speaking to them.
      • Power/Accessory Interface Connector: Allows you to connect a Travel Charger or other optional accessories, such as a USB/data cable or a hands-free headset for convenient, hands-free conversations.

    Left Side

    • Volume Keys: Allow you to adjust the ringer volume while in standby mode or adjust the voice volume during a call. When receiving an incoming call, briefly press down either volume key to mute the ring tone.


  • Rear View of Your Phone
    • Camera Lens: Allows you to take pictures and shoot videos.
    • External Speaker: Allows you to hear when the speakerphone is turned on


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