- 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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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.
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
Design and Hardware
Communications & Internet
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.
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.
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Camera pixels have no imagination of good! Don't like twenty million! Screen color is cold! Hot problems still exist!!!!! But sounds great! Run smoothlyPublished 7 months ago by Hiram Jeannine
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 morePublished 18 months ago by alydavis
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 morePublished on November 1, 2013 by d riley
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 morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Wickedeyepoke
Loved the keyboard, that's it. The phone never performed as expected. Too many problems to list, the phone should have been recalled.Published on May 7, 2013 by Betty Bargain
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 morePublished on December 27, 2012 by drakkar91
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 morePublished on December 12, 2012 by PaBassGirl
Have had this horrible phone for 15 months now, can't wait for upgrade in 9 months! Do not buy this phone!Published on December 5, 2012 by Juliecakes
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 morePublished on November 23, 2012 by Jillian Morales