Samsung Galaxy S SGH-T959V - Charcoal Gray (T-Mobile) Smartphone
About this product
- Product InformationKeep up with it all while on the go with the lightweight Samsung Galaxy S SGH-T959V smartphone in charcoal gray. This T-Mobile Android phone features ultra-fast 4G capabilities and a 1 GHz processor. Its large 4-inch touchscreen display is ideal for many tasks, including searching online, taking care of emails, and watching videos. It comes with 512 MB of internal memory and a microSD slot for additional memory. The long-lasting 1650 mAh lithium-ion battery provides up to 400 hours of standby time or 6.5 hours talk time, and the 5-megapixel rear camera and HD 720p camcorder are perfect for capturing all those special photos and videos you want to remember.
- User Manual
- Family LineSamsung Galaxy S
- Storage Capacity512MB
- ColorCharcoal Gray
- Network Generation2G,3G
- Network TechnologyGSM / HSDPA / HSUPA
- BandGSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) WCDMA (UMTS) 1700/1900/2100
- Camera Resolution5.0MP
- Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSDHC
- Battery Capacity1650 mAh
- Display TechnologySuper Amoled
- Screen Size4"
- Touch ScreenYes
- Digital CameraYes
- QWERTY Physical KeyboardNo
- Email AccessYes
- Internet BrowserYes
- Height4.82 in.
- Depth0.39 in.
- Width2.54 in.
- Weight4.16 oz
Most relevant reviews
- 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
- m945050Apr 07, 2016by
Too many other phones on the market today are better and cheaper
I got this phone "new" from T-Mobile in 2010, during my two year contract I had to return the phone at least 8 times because it quit working. The day my contract ended I threw the phone in the Columbia river and purchased a 4s. I went from two years of constantly being pissed off at a POS phone and contract to an excellent phone in less than an hour
Verified purchase: No
- shondamrswillia...Jul 03, 2016by
Horrible dealings 1st time phone not charging 2nd time send wrong batteries and back to phone
Not a good experience completely wasted time. And all just over 30 dollars glad I didn't make a bigger purchase.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Used
- kitexscape99Oct 02, 2014by
Best phone I have ever owned. Easy to navigate and set up apps.
This phone is by far the best best android based phone I've own. I've had had droid razors and this phone blows them away. Even the battery life is better. Didn't want to shell out $600 for the new galaxy 5. Just switched from Verizon which sucked. Their prices kept getting higher and they want to keep you locked in the 2 year plan and once I changed the plan to save money, they took me off unlimited data which would in turn run over costing the same as I was paying before without the upgraded phone. I switched and will never go back to them. I shelled out $300 for a basically brand new phone with an extra extended life battery, charger, and like 7 cases and an otter box. Now my plan only cost me a little more than half what I was spending with no contracts.
- lfow6410Mar 15, 2014by
Highest quality and most affordable smart phone out there!
Fantastic little phone for the money! I bought this one as a 'refurb' so the price was REALLY good. Mine came with a 1650mah battery, so it works for at least TWO days without getting near a charger! (It's not unusual for me to get 20-25 calls a day, and just as many text messages.) I would recommend the Galaxy S to anyone who wants a quality smart phone with great features. As for user friendly, this one's a winner too. The 4G hookup is FAST, and the bluetooth is compatible (so far) with all of my gadgets as well. I'd put this thing up against the IPhone any day!