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Samsung Gravity Smart Android Phone, Sapphire Blue (T-Mobile)
 
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Samsung Gravity Smart Android Phone, Sapphire Blue (T-Mobile)

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1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.5 inches, 2.3 inches, 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: GSM
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 364 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.3 x 0.6 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0057JBH5G
  • Item model number: Gravity Smart
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246,146 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Product Description

The Samsung Gravity Smart SGH-T589 is an Android smartphone featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera, 3G data, GPS, multi-format music player, and Bluetooth compatibility. Other key features include group and cloud texting, microSD memory card slot, Wi-Fi mobile hotspot, and DLNA wireless media streaming. This is a quad-band GSM device with WCDMA modes supporting international use. The Gravity Smart also offers access to thousands of apps, games, books, movies, and music on Google's Play Store. This is a brand new product, it has never been used, it includes all new accessories, and should be in its original box. This product has been carefully audited, is certified to be 100% functional, and ready for activation.

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Perfect for mobile messengers who are ready to step up to the Android platform, the affordable Samsung Gravity SMART for T-Mobile combines a spacious, four-row, side-sliding QWERTY keyboard with a 3.2-inch touchscreen display that also features the innovative Swype onscreen keyboard--allowing for easy text input even when the physical keyboard is closed. Keeping in touch with friends and family is easy thanks to integration with popular social networking sites, a full HTML Web browser, and Group Text capability.



Big, bright, beautiful 3.2-inch touchscreen (red version shown).


Choose the slide-out QWERTY keyboard or Swype onscreen keyboard (see larger image).

Group Text lets you include the whole group in one message, and everyone can see each group member's reply. Emoticons give you a quick way to add some fun and share your feelings to your text messages, while pin-it notes allow you to pin important texts on your home screen. The Gravity SMART also includes the pre-loaded location sharing apps, Latitude and Glympse.

In addition to messaging, the fast 600 MHz processor provides faster and smoother streaming, downloading, playing and gaming, and the phone comes with Uno, Tetris and Bejeweled 2. Powered by the Android 2.2 OS (aka, "Froyo"), you'll be able to take advantage of more than 200,000 apps available in the Android Market.

The 3G-enabled Gravity SMART also offers Wi-Fi networking, and you can take advantage of Wi-Fi calling and Mobile Hotspot capabilities. Other features include a 3-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and streaming audio, GPS for navigation and location-based services, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, full integration with Google Mobile services, and up to 5.5 hours of 3G talk time.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Gravity SMART weighs 4.76 ounces and measures 4.5 x 2.3 x 0.6 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.5 hours of talk time, and up to 364 hours (15+ days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G network (1700/2100 MHz).

What's in the Box

Samsung Gravity SMART handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide



Connectivity

  • Fast 3G connectivity via T-Mobile's HSDPA/UMTS network. (1700/2100 MHz bands, UMTS/HSDPA; see more about T-Mobile's 3G service below)
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Wi-Fi Calling enables you to send and receive calls and messages over any Wi-Fi network, whether at home or on the road with Wi-Fi and Mobile Calling--even in areas that have little or no network coverage. (Learn more)
  • Mobile Hotspot capabilities allows you to use your phone's 3G/4G mobile broadband to connect laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet (up to 8 devices).
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services

Google Integration

  • Android 2.2 OS (Froyo)
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Preloaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination

Design and Hardware

  • 600 MHz processor
  • 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display with multi-touch capabilities plus proximity and ambient light sensors.
  • Onscreen keyboard plus Swype input.
  • MicroUSB port (USB 2.0) with charging and mass storage capabilities.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Camera

  • 3-megapixel camera with LED flash.
  • Video capture capabilities
  • Pre-loaded photo management apps including Flickr, Kodak, Snapfish and Photobucket.

Multimedia

  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+.
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, H.264, H.263.

Memory

  • Memory expansion via microSD with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.

Communications & Internet

  • Full HTML Web Browser with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video, and IM instant messaging
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).




Seamless integration of Google Mobile Services (gray version shown; see larger image).

Android Operating System

The Samsung Gravity Smart runs the latest Android operating system--OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)--which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You'll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of new enhancements, including an improved onscreen QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web. It also offers enhanced Exchange support, with Calendar syncing, Global Address Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.

With integrated Google technology, the Gravity Smart brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instant messaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The Gravity Smart also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

T-Mobile Services

High-Speed 3G Data Connectivity

In addition to its quad-band GSM connectivity, this phone is also compatible with T-Mobile's UMTS/HSDPA 3G network, which operates on the 1700/2100 MHz AWS spectrum. This phone is designed to automatically connect to the best available network (3G or GSM/GPRS/EDGE) to provide faster data speeds when accessing the Web.

In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the via T-Mobile's EDGE network (which stands for "Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution"). This high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling Service

Effortlessly transition between Wi-Fi calling and T-Mobile's wireless network while you talk with T-Mobile's innovative Wi-Fi Calling technology. Wi-Fi Calling is a free feature for this phone, and minutes used while connected to the Wi-Fi network count against available rate plan minutes.

Powered by Kineto's Smart Wi-Fi Application, T-Mobile's Wi-Fi Calling for Android smartphones is ready to use out-of-the-box, providing the ability to make voice calls and send SMS from accessible Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) access points across the globe in addition to the connectivity available through T-Mobile's mobile network. The application also includes a tutorial for first-time users.

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Swype Keyboard

An alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard allows you to input text by swiping the finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed, and accuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the Swype keyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and then select Swype.

In the image to the left, the word "mind" was generated from tracing the path shown to the right in a fraction of a second, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage to Swype is that there is no need to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry.

 

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this phone! October 2, 2011
By JB2020
I bought this phone from a cell phone store and I absolutely love it! I don't like touch screen phones because of the difficulty I have with texting. That is why I was looking for a phone with the physical keyboard. This is powerful for a little phone, Surfing the internet is a breeze, fast, and crystal clear. It's like being on my computer! My sister has the larger HTC phone and I was surprised that my little phone could do everything her's could. Some keys on the keyboard are a little stiff, but I tried typing on the touchscreen and to my amazement, it was so easy to text! This is a great buy! The best phone I've ever had and the price isn't bad either.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ** DON'T BUY THIS PHONE ** June 12, 2012
This by far has to be the worst first smart phone experience that one could have. TMobile & Samsung should be ashamed for sticking people with this crappy phone.

If you want to find out for yourself - simply Google Samsung Gravity Smart internal memory errors & you'll see the sea of complaints about about this phone's ridiculously low internal memory.

I bought this Samsung Gravity Smart phone in November 2011 primarily because of the Wi-Fi calling, large screen & QWERTY keyboard thinking I really only needed to be able to make calls when I'm at home & my crappy TMobile reception fades out. This phone has a shamefully non-existent 150 Megabytes of internal memory compared to most phones that have at least 4 gigabytes.

So what does that mean for you?;
it means that you'll never be able to install ANY APP what so ever. It also means that you won't be able to receive any text messages because the memory will always be too low to allow the phone to receive messages. You'll be able to send them, but you'll daily have to delete every text message.

Trust me even if you're thinking that's okay, I'll only be using this phone for just this or that, I don't need a bunch of apps or games - it won't be okay... it won't :( You will be frustrated.

Even though it has virtually non-existent internal memory, T-Mobile & Samsung still chose to ship it preinstalled with 100 Mb of junk software that further helps to make the problem worst.

Please save yourself the inevitable headache that is sure to come & buy a different phone.

Also when you call T-Mobile to complain about the phone not functioning properly, you'll literally get a rep that tells you to check to see if apps are installed on the SD card.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By MZ
About 3 months ago I received this phone sight-unseen from my carrier as a warranty replacement for my G1, which was old and tired and had problems not receiving calls. I was pleased with how much faster it was than my G1, not just in reaching web pages, but general processing speed. I won't get in to details and specs because, frankly, most of that goes over my head. Let's just say that it was fast. And it had a lot of room for me to install my must-have apps and to try a few others. I was happy.

And then the updates started. Not with Android itself, but with the 4,385,621 pre-loaded apps that I could not remove from the phone without rooting (which I am terrified to do, see above comment about specs). Updating these pre-loaded apps made them bigger and I got a low-memory warning. So I moved all of my own apps to the SD card. No problem, it was plenty easy, and I figured that would give me room to add even more apps. Then another update of those pre-loaded apps caused another low-memory warning. Funny enough, my own apps don't update that often. Anyway, I fixed the low-memory problem that time by hitting the "clear data" button on many of the unused apps clearing up more room. And then another update came along. Sigh. I scrolled through my list of apps to see which I could do without and deleted a few, and I learned to shut down the phone, turn it back on, and force-stop the apps that I'd never even opened that were running in the background somehow. I did this about every-other day. And then there were more updates and more low-memory warnings. So I deleted the apps of mine that I didn't use often enough to be worth this hassle, and found replacements for some of them that were smaller whose functions I did want to keep. Lather, rinse, repeat.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this phone, it's a ripoff December 25, 2011
I got a Samsung Gravity Smart about a week and a half ago. I immediately started having problems with very short battery life as well as low memory warnings on the phone. I went onto the T-Mobile support site and read many complaints on the Gravity Smart regarding these same two issues. There is very little memory on the phone when you get it, and just loading up a couple of APPs overloads the phone and you have to start deleting things otherwise it won't receive text messages or it will shut down. Samsung and T-Mobile have no solution for this problem, other than telling you to upgrade your phone to one with more memory. Of course they charge a $50 restocking fee and if you bought a case and screen protectors that's another $30. So it's an $80 lesson for a brand new phone.

I decided I didn't want to live with this phone for 2 more years, so I bit the bullet and paid the restocking fee and got a Samsung Exhibit ll 4G phone. It is 1,000% better, had 4 Gigs of memory versus 800 megs on the Gravity, a faster processor, and the list goes on and on. It cost about $100 more than the Gravity Smart, and is well worth it.

The sad part about this is that T-Mobile knows this is an issue with the Gravity Smart, and yet they will not wave the restocking fee. That's poor customer service in my opinion.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible
My husband wanted this phone when we went with T-MOBILE a few years ago. The internal memory is HORRIBLE! I couldn't recommend this phone to anyone. Read more
Published 3 months ago by alydavis
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK for a temp phone
I have had the Samsung gravity for about 2 1/2 years. It was fine when I first got it as it was a cheap replacement for a new phone that I accidentally dropped in water after... Read more
Published 12 months ago by d riley
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst phone ever, should be a negative star just for this device
People, if you like this phone I urge you to shop and be amazed at the phones that are out there. This phone is an example of the worst, find any other phone for an example of the... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Archon0670
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money
Loved the keyboard, that's it. The phone never performed as expected. Too many problems to list, the phone should have been recalled.
Published 18 months ago by Betty Bargain
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Cellphone I Have Ever Owned - Has "Known Issues"
I acquired this clunker of a phone in the summer of 2011 when I renewed my contract with T-Mobile (i.e. locked in 2 more years to get this piece of junk phone for free). Read more
Published 23 months ago by C. Clay
1.0 out of 5 stars died a week out of warranty
Bought it August 2011. Loved it. Worked great. Easy and fun to use. BUT the display stopped working Sept 2012 - a week after the warranty ran out. Read more
Published 23 months ago by PaBassGirl
1.0 out of 5 stars No internal memory = NO APPS!!
Have had this horrible phone for 15 months now, can't wait for upgrade in 9 months! Do not buy this phone!
Published 24 months ago by Juliecakes
1.0 out of 5 stars My 5 year old phone works 10 time better
I don't know how to put it better. My OLD phone works sooooo much better. I have been in my apartment 1.5 years and only this phone has poor reception. Read more
Published on November 23, 2012 by Jillian Morales
1.0 out of 5 stars loved it at first after yr
never had good reception but Id use wi fi for it. after a year the bottom keys just stopped working..unfortunately too many programs relied on those keys... Read more
Published on September 23, 2012 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars NO memory. RUNRUNRUN
I went to the trouble of rooting my phone. Which means that I was able to delete many of the features/apps pre-loaded on the phone. Read more
Published on August 9, 2012 by S. Swanson
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