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About this product
- Product InformationPowered by the 1 GHz, Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, the Samsung T839 Sidekick 4G renders a power-packed performance. With the Android 2.2, Froyo platform support, this Samsung smartphone brings applications right at your fingertips. This 4G phone offers access to the web world, letting you access your mails and web accounts with ease. The 5-row QWERTY keyboard and the group text and cloud text features of this Samsung smartphone make messaging simple and easy. The pop-up touchscreen of the Samsung T839 Sidekick 4G makes menus easily accessible. The 3.0 MP camera of this 4G phone lets you capture images with impeccable clarity. You get space to store your data with the extensive memory of the Samsung T839 Sidekick 4G.
- Family LineSamsung Sidekick
- Storage Capacity1GB
- ColorPearl Magenta
- Network Generation3G
- Network TechnologyEDGE,GPRS,GSM,UMTS
- BandGSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) UMTS 1700/2100
- Camera Resolution3.0MP
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- hero-12Aug 28, 2012by
A great phone for the typing-inclined
I've always had a preference for hardware keyboards; I've tried using on-screen keyboards, and I can't get used to it. This is why I took an interest in the Sidekick 4G. All previous Sidekick models have had a history for great keyboards. And the 4G's is, without a doubt, one of the best the series has to offer. It can't live up to the rubbery excellence of the Sidekick 2's 'board, but I'd be willing to wager it's the best keyboard on any current cellphone (And I've tried a lot of them, believe me) Another long-standing tradition for the sidekick lineup, is the integration of social services. I'm not really into social networking, so I haven't been able to give these features a go. But there is out-of-the box support for FaceBook and Twitter, even Myspace. What I did buy this phone for was the Android OS. It isn't my favorite platform, (Windows Mobile 6 still remains at the top of my list) but it does offer a large range of tweaking and customization options. Running Android 2.2, it isn't very up-to-date and that will be a deal-breaking for those who desire the latest apps, but there are work-arounds. Within the first week of owning the 4G I had tried several community-made custom versions of Android and most update the phone to Gingerbread and one even brought it up to Ice Cream Sandwich. The stock Android installation has already been heavily skinned to turn to phone into an eye-catching device. A common theme throughout the device is tilted visuals and parallelograms. For example, the music player's interface has been tilted diagonal which gives it a very unique look. The visual style changes really don't make the Android experience harder or easier to work with. However, the added skin and plethora of apps included with the device take their tole on the older processor (I'd been trying for weeks to install a stock, un-skinned Android interface to lighten the load; with no success), it's no speed demon. But fear not, it still has pep though, and can smoothly render a game of Angry Birds: Space. Most of these phones haven't been unlocked from T-Mobile, but I'm happy to report that those who aren't afraid of rooting their handsets can unlock it for free, check out this link for a how-to: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1124382 (And use SuperOneClick v1.6.5 to root, newer versions won't work) The wifi performance is great, it can pick up on weaker network signals and doesn't drop the wifi connection very easily. I don't have a data plan, so I can't give a verdict on browsing speeds under a 4G connection, but the 4G hardware definitely improves in-call sound quality; both ends are loud and clear. The battery life on this handset is pretty darn good, though it might be better if used with a brand-new battery. In any case, the used 1500 mAh battery can easily get me through a day of texting and listening to some music, but when using wifi, things get hairy. Under heavy Internet usage, the batteries will run dry within 4 hours, same goes for videos or anything else that keeps the screen on. The Sidekick 4G is rock-solid and a pleasure to use. The stock Android experience is very stable, albeit a bit outdated. Up until now, I've always had premium, business orientated phones (Nokia 9300, Palm Treo 650, Xperia X1, etc.) and the 4G feels just as durable, and well-built as any of these phones. For those of you that don't need dual-core power, this phone is certainly worth a look Read full review
- kediilOct 06, 2011by
A smart phone that's not TOO smart, a brilliant keyboard and ease of use.
The SideKick 4g is a specialized niche phone. It fills the extremely void area of smart phones that aren't TOO smart. The SK4g is made for social networking. It is fabulous, in every way, when it comes to texting, instant messengers, twitter, etc. And has those semi-necessary functions like a good alarm setup, calendar, nice setup of contacts, etc. And of course, as a droid, you have access to all the games and applications of the android marketplace. If you're looking for a sleek designed phone that's smart, but not too smart for its own good, not to mention the most amazing keyboard setup to be found on the market today, then this is a fabulous phone. --- The cons of the phone. Well, the developers half assed the software development. They made less than brilliant quick alterations to a base operating system meant for a different phone. This results in a phone that has some on and off lag issues (not HUGE, but noticeable). And because the system is doing more than it NEEDS to do, battery life is less than stellar (estimate 3-4 hours of solid talk time). However, if it's the exact kind of phone you're looking for (like myself) then there are people who have made customized ROMs (basically customized systems that fix a lot of the development issues), and guides that can quickly (about a half hour) show you exactly how to put one of these new systems on the phone. The result being I now have a phone with exactly what I'm looking for, no lag, and approximately 6-7 hours of talk time. (in case you're one of those looking to fix the issues: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1275116 ~~ Keep in mind however, that this does, of course, void the warranty, but if you bought it on ebay, you probably don't have a warranty anyhow!) Read full review
- 11291oDec 03, 2011by
Good phone minus the laggy touch screen.
I got this phone after it first came out. I loved that it had the dual face camera (one on the front, and one on the back). I also loved the slide out keyboard. And well, pink is my favorite color ;) The only horrible thing about this phone was that it started to get laggy and would turn off on me. Sometimes when receiving phone calls, it will not let me slide the answer key to pick up the call, then I end up missing the call. I guess touch screens are just finicky like that but it made the phone a lot more effort to use. Overall, the phone is great for surfing the web, checking e-mails ,etc. I recommend expanding your memory onto a Micro SD card. You will need one to store your pictures. Usually if you buy the phone from the T-mobile store they'll include one :)The only big downfall is the laggy touch screen. Read full review
- gosscountryNov 16, 2011by
Worst phone I've ever had. . . and I've had a lot of phones.
Whatever you do, do not buy this phone. It's the worst phone I've ever had, hands down. Everything about it sucks. First of all, it takes an average of about five steps to complete the simplest task, like make a phone call, check the weather, or even check the date. The default screen that appears every time you open your phone is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. First of, you can't change the way it looks. That's just cosmetic. I could live with it if the screen itself wasn't so freaking annoying. You have to swipe it away just to get to your regular home screen. Half the time, it won't swipe. It'll freeze up, and you have to reboot the phone - which, by the way, is no easy task. This phone is hard to use, ridiculously set up, and it's very, very slow. 4G? Really? It's about half the speed of my old Blackberry Storm, and that was pretty slow. This phone is terrible. Terrible, terrible, terrible. The ONLY thing that's good about it is the keyboard. That was one of the reasons I bought it in the first place. The widely spaced keys make it easy on my fat thumbs. But seriously, don't buy this phone. I promise you will regret it. Read full review
- samwanjiru2011Dec 02, 2011by
great phone worth every $$$$$
The phone is great great camera, very easy to use, and fast really fast, the screen is good size viewing movies. Great battery life i feel i was a good price too. All what what was expected for a 4G T-Mobile phone. Wish it had a solid back cover(it was plastic) but not a big deal.