Samsung Galaxy S SGH-T959V - Charcoal Gray (T-Mobile) Smartphone
About this product
|The Samsung Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V is a smartphone that lets you enjoy super fast downloads, uploads and browsing. Thanks to its Android operating system, this Samsung smartphone gives you easy access to 70,000+ apps. This Samsung Android phone lets you video chat sans buffering. Powered by 1.0 GHz processor, the Samsung Galaxy S 4G SGH-T959V lets you multi-task. Whatâs more, this Samsung Android phone comes with a responsive and Super AMOLED display that is sure to give you an enhanced user experience.|
|Family Line||Samsung Galaxy S|
|Network Generation||2G, 3G|
|Network Technology||GSM / HSDPA / HSUPA|
|Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) WCDMA (UMTS) 1700/1900/2100|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSDHC|
|Battery Capacity||1650 mAh|
|Display Technology||Super Amoled|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
Most relevant reviews
- ih3876Aug 25, 2011by
Best Galaxy S Phone Yet (Other than Galaxy S ii)
Lets start from the top.
For $290 you can't get anything better than the S4G. The price suits the phone too well.
I have never seen anything this clear. The Super AMOLED screen is brigher an clearer than any other screen. The amount of pressure that you have to put on it is very light, and the four inches of greatness is perfect for movies...
A 1ghz processor isn't what it used to be now that dual-core phones are coming out. But this is unbelivibly fast compared to other phones...Play games, watch movies, work, etc at full speed with this phone.
For an android phone, the battery lasts prettly long. But then again the amount depends on what your running.
- 37plymouthpuJan 17, 2016Verified purchase - NEWby
- elway114Dec 31, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Great Replacement Phone
Very nice little phone. Got it to replace the one my son lost. Not the most up to date phone, but works very well, no issues.
- perfectlytunedNov 21, 2012by
why Iphone. this 1/3 the price, no contract, A+ display, does what u want
This is a Samsung galaxy S 4g not a galaxy s4. It was available new with no contract at $150 (or $180 with a $50 service card) so it's inexpensive if you have a brain. Do not overpay. The very bright amoled display is visible in any condition other than direct bright sunlight so if in the desert stick in in your shadow and use it!
ULTRA thin. Magnesium (inner) frame. (Built to last) Great hand feel but slick. Import of this model was banned under the apple-Samsung settlement.
The only downside is lack of android 4.0 and the small ram. If you root this phone, ram issue is solved. Out of the box this phone is fine, but rooting and elimination of bloatware makes this phone lightning fast, unless you confuse your phone with your laptop. (Unless you root, playing a game, then putting it into pause while you take a phone call while you web browse for the restaurant your sweetie on the phone wants to go to might well overtax it, but phoning and browsing simultaneously is not a problem even right out of the box)
Easy to sync with corporate MS Outlook using the software that comes with it. I have more than 2000 contacts in my corporate Outlook and now I can call any of them, wherever I am. With so many contacts it's almost impossible to voice dial with this system. Search by name, caller ID, etc. are fine. I purchased it to do business 18/7. (yep I shut the thing off sometimes.)
Like another reviewer, occasionally my phone does not recognize that I have gone from a no-service area to a service area, but you can go in and out of flight mode to solve that problem. That process is much faster than rebooting. I think that's a t-mobile network configuration rather than a phone problem. Both of my family's ancient, reliable Nokia flipphones simultaneously developed that problem, so I do not blame the handsets.
I use it as an mp3 player frequently; I do not do movies much. With a set of computer speakers in flight mode it's a great alarm clock. You choose the music. Web browsing works fine, it's great in 4g and acceptable in Edge. Screen is responsive. It's a functional, versatile android smart phone with a great display. I've never had a battery problem if I charge every night, and with using it only as a phone and an hour of MP3's I charge every two days. Root it to get the bloatware out and it moves from a great bargain at to a fantastic bargain.
Like any android phone it takes a while to master. I have mine set up so that my #4 home screen has email, messaging, web, task manager, alarm clock, mp3, settings, my device, nav. and camera. I can get to what I want super-quick because these items cover 95% of my uses.
Having battery problems? Learn to shut off apps from the task manager/active apps tab. While you're in task manager, learn to clear inactive programs from ram to ameliorate the ram-size issue. Also shut down wifi and GPS by pulling down at the top of the screen. Either use autobrightness or cut down the brightness to the level you need.
At this price this phone's display,functionality, and elegant thinness make learning worthwhile. Learn android now before you get too old (I am 54) and then your next android will be an evolution, not a steep climb.
To heck with the iphone and Apple's greedy demand for a hefty share of all Iphone software sales, lack of user's control of the inner systems, etc. At 1/3 the price with no contract or even better if you get a deal on Ebay, smart money is on the samsung Galaxy S 4gRead full review
- daffnerbar2011Feb 9, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Lightweight, easy to use
Phone works good, but battery life is short. With only the normal connection, needs to be recharged twice daily.