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Samsung Smooth U350 Phone, Blue (Verizon Wireless)
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Samsung Smooth U350 Phone, Blue (Verizon Wireless)

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2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.78 inches, 1.87 inches, 0.76 inches
  • Weight: 3.68 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 1.9 x 0.8 inches ; 3.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0028N6WX6
  • Item model number: U350
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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A great communications parter for teens and parents and everyone in between, the Samsung Smooth helps you keep up with your social scene via voice, text and picture messaging, and instant messaging using today's most popular services. This phone also offers an A-GPS receiver, which enables you to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions, and is compatible with the Verizon Wireless Chaperone service that provides the comfort of knowing where your loved ones are in real time.

Snap pictures of your busy life on the go with the VGA camera and stay on time for appointments with the included calendar and scheduler. Other features include Bluetooth for handsfree communication devices, speakerphone, voice commands, dual LCD screens, picture ID of incoming callers, and up to 5 hours of talk time.

Keep up with your social scene via voice, text and instant messaging with the stylish Samsung Smooth.
Verizon Wireless Service
With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps. And the Chaperone service lets you easily locate your loved ones from your Verizon Wireless phone or PC in real time. After defining a zone, such as an area designating a school or summer camp, you'll be sent an alert via text message when the Chaperone handset enters or leaves the zone.

Getting on the Internet is easy using the Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 package, which allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. The Verizon Wireless Media Center wireless download service is also fully compatible with this phone. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads using the Media Center service.

Phone Features
The Samsung Smooth clamshell phone features a 1.9-inch internal display with a 128 x 160-pixel resolution and support for 65K colors, and it's complemented by an external color screen that displays current time, battery life, signal strength and incoming calls--including picture IDs. The internal phonebook can store up to 1000 contact entries, with each entry able to store up to five phone numbers as well as a picture ID, email and street address. The phone has a small built-in flash memory that is not expandable.

Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and file transfer.

The VGA camera can capture still images in three resolution options (640 x 480, 320 x 240, and 160 x 120 pixels) and it includes up to a 10-step digital zoom (depending on resolution adjustment). Other features include a night mode for shooting in low-light conditions, brightness settings, white balance pre-sets (Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent), color effects (Normal, Black & White, Antique, Negative, Green, Aqua), shutter sound selection, and a self-timer.

Stay in touch with friends while you're on the go using SMS text messaging. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. The phone comes with a built-in web browser for downloads and mobile web browsing. It's also compatible with accessing mobile and web email as well as popular instant messaging services.

Other features include:

  • Personal Organizer: Calendar with Scheduler, Note Pad
  • Tools: Alarm Clock, World Clock, Calculator with Converter, Stop Watch
  • Bilingual Interface: English/Español
  • Voice Commands: Voice Dial, Menu Readout, Digit Dial Readout, Text Message Readout, and Call Alert
  • Device Software Update: Download software upgrades Overâ€"Theâ€"Air
  • 2.5mm headset jack
  • T9 predictive text entry
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T4
  • TTY Capable
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 with the following profiles: HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures), PBA (transfer contacts), SPP (serial port profile)

Vital Statistics
The Samsung Smooth weighs 3.35 ounces and measures 3.78 x 1.87 x 0.76 inches. Its 1000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time, and up to 336 hours (14 days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies and 1xRTT data frequency.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Basic Phone I've Used December 28, 2009
By Troy K.
I am a cell-phone addict. I change my phone about every couple of months and have used everything from prehistoric Nokias to iPhones and now to my current phone, the Motorola Droid. However, the Samsung Smooth has been my most reliable and longest-used cellphone in about seven years. It is very simple to use, constructed to be extremely durable (I've dropped it many, many times), and has more features than you'd expect in an entry-level phone. It's lightweight and small dimensions makes it unobtrusive in the tightest of jean pockets. One feature that many don't know about is that you can read incoming text messages on the external display without having to open your phone. If you are looking for an inexpensive phone that can take care of your basic needs (calls, SMS, MMS) then you can't go wrong with the Smooth.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good phone but needs stiffer side buttons September 26, 2009
By John
This phone was the "free" upgrade from Verizon so I can't complain too much.

Pros: Good battery life, good reception and sound quality.

Con: This is a big one for me. The side buttons actuate if you just breath on them. Unless you pull the phone out of the case with the tips of your fingers to answer a call, you almost always press the button that mutes the ringer.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I was looking for a phone I could easily slide right into financially after the 4th Moto Razr I blew through and I found that in the Samsung Magnet. It's not 3G but I didn't need that nor the added cost AT&T plugs on your bill per month to have it. The Magnet was the perfect new phone to replace my Razr and won't cost me more per month in my plan. I like the qwerty keyboard and I find texting much easier than before. Sure, you have to get used to the smaller keys but are raised convenience and overall, I like it. Also, I typically use two hands to text on this one (yes, you can use one hand), but it discourages me from using while driving and that's a plus as we all need not text while driving. I was very guilty of that. Sound volume great on the phone, just be careful on speaker not to have the volume up to high if you're on hold. I almost blew an eardrum when the person came back on. Yikes. Phone tones are cool and different and all the menu keys are pretty straight forward. I didn't pick up the manual once to figure anything out. Phone looks and responds like a PDA and I get comments all the time on the cool color. It's like a rich & vibrant beachy burnt orange which is so different than any phone out there. Great color for girls and guys. Picture quality on the camera not the best but it's not bad either. The only other thing is that I initially kept hitting the WAP (browser) center button which was a kind of a pain, but getting more used to it. I think that had to do more with the fact that my old Razr's center button acted as main menu button.

Pros - looks, sound quality, texting easy, querty keyboard, uniqueness, cost sensible
Cons - picture quality, no 3G offered, keyboard keys are small but effective, center button not menu button - might take alittle getting used to
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good phone March 21, 2010
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I bought this phone for my boyfriend as a gift and he seems to love it. It is a pretty basic phone so if you're looking for lots of fancy features and apps you're not going to find it here, but if your looking for a good phone for the basics (calling, texting, ect) this phone is perfect and very affordable. It is not a touchscreen (which he loves) but I know some people are looking for that so just a heads up.

Negative: The backing on the phone does come off quite easily.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great phone for what it is March 7, 2010
I have had this phone for about 2 weeks and have mostly good things to say about it. My experience with this phone has been remarkably different than many of the other reviewers here.

Let's start with some negatives. First, I do agree that the keys are tiny. Serious texters with high-speed thumbs could have some problems with this. But average texters (like myself) can use it with ease. Second, the image quality is mediocre and the camera only does photos (no video). Then again, people who are even remotely serious about pictures won't be relying on their phone to take them, so this wasn't an issue for me. Third, no 3G, so if you plan on surfing the web, this isn't the phone for you.

The good. It was free after rebate. Size and weight really cannot be beat. Sound quality for me has been fantastic in every respect. Outdoors where its noisy, windy, etc. I could hear just fine and others could hear me. Same with talking in my loud car on the highway, no problems at all. Sound quality on speaker phone is also quite good. Battery life has also been impressive. Granted, I don't talk for hours and hours every day, but I was able to go over 3 days without a charge. So, I don't know what other users have been using their phone for, but average talk times will still get you several days without charging.

The verdict: Just know what you're getting. This is a solid phone with a full keyboard. No more, no less. I was looking for a phone that looked good, had good sound quality, good battery life, and a QWERTY keyboard. I didn't need to surf the web. I didn't need to shoot video or take Pulitzer Prize winning photos. This phone is for people who use their cell phone mainly for talking and some texting. If that sounds like you, this phone would be a good choice.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I hate this phone for texting.
The phone is great if you just need the most basic phone and you rarely text. I got used to the keyboard quickly and can text fine without even looking at the keyboard, but say I'm... Read more
Published on February 19, 2011 by ashes51
3.0 out of 5 stars Great phone for the price
I got the Samsung Magnet for free through my AT&T plan, so although there are drawbacks to it, it is a good phone for the price I got it for. Read more
Published on January 14, 2011 by R.H.
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible in every way a phone can be.
Quite possibly the worst phone I've ever used. Speaker quality is poor, and the exposed camera lens rapidly becomes scratched in a pocket (mine is now useless), but the worst... Read more
Published on July 26, 2010 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm glad I didn't spend money on it
I got this phone because I needed to upgrade from my last one, and it was free on AT&T's website.

It is impossible to text on this beast. Read more
Published on July 21, 2010 by Dana
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the right phone
I just purchased it yesterday and I hope will be able to use it for at least 4 years. It is easy to use. Same features as the LG phones I had before. Read more
Published on June 23, 2010 by Cynthia Gottfredson
3.0 out of 5 stars it's ok, read gives good info that i didnt no till i got it
good starter phone, but can't connect to computer or receive ring tones, pics, vids, etc via blue tooth. OK camera, durable for a phone this cheap(got mine for $[... Read more
Published on June 14, 2010
1.0 out of 5 stars Shoddy and feature-lite
I moved to this phone after owning/loving my LG CU500 for years. I needed something that I could text on for work, and this seemed the cheapest alternative. Read more
Published on April 2, 2010 by D. N. Clark
2.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating
I had great success with the Samsung Propel Slider and thought I would try out the Magnet. It has the looks of the Blackberry and even though I read some average reviews I figured... Read more
Published on March 24, 2010 by Marc Anthony Zavala
2.0 out of 5 stars Another reason to hate AT&T
- Recently upgraded my service plan for a new SIM card because my service was bad (they dont reissue new SIM cards for old att users), and was informed that my unlocked blackberry... Read more
Published on January 9, 2010 by Pranil R. Patel
1.0 out of 5 stars Scagnet
3 things: The battery depletes like a bad race horse. Never, ever go anywhere without a charger. The full qwerty keyboard: you will love this if your fingers are the size of pencil... Read more
Published on November 24, 2009 by Stephen Peters
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