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The Samsung Gravity TXT is a cell phone designed for use on the T-Mobile network, including its HSDPA network. This sliding style model has a physical QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, a 1.9-megapixel camera, and a music player.
The Samsung Gravity TXT is a cell phone designed for use on the T-Mobile network, including its HSDPA network. It can also be used internationally.
It has a 2.4-inch display, measures 4.4 by 2.1 by 0.6 inches and weighs 4.0 ounces.This sliding style model has a physical QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, a 1.9-megapixel camera that can record video, and a music player. It supports memory cards of up to 32GB.
About This Brand
Samsing is well known for its innovative designs and has one of the largest lineups of smart phones that run on the Windows and Android operating systems. Samsung smart phones have the industry's most advanced technologies the Android platform has to offer. That includes a feature that lets you play a video on a minimized screen so that you can perform other tasks, and front-facing cameras that monitor your eyes while you're reading a Web page or other documents to prevent the screen from timing out. Some Samsung phones can also wirelessly share large files between each other after the phones are bumped together. Noteable lines include the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, and Nexus series, which have some of the largest and brightest displays in the industry.
Features & Specs - Samsung Gravity TXT
Requires data service These phones require a plan for browsing the Web or accessing e-mail and other media services and sites.
Requires data service
Requires messaging service These phones require a plan for sending and receiving text, picture, or video messages.
Requires messaging service
Case style Indicates the phone design: folding, rectangular, sliding, swivel, or a combination.
Camera (megapixels) Specifies, in megapixels, the maximum resolution of the built-in camera. A camera with a 0.3 megapixel value is also referred to as VGA.
Memory card Many phones have slots that accept memory cards, typically microSD, to expand storage capacity by as much as 32GB. The removable cards can also serve as an easy way to shuttle files between your phone and other devices--provided that the phone's maker didn't bury the card slot behind the battery cover.
Broadband data Indicates the highest-speed mobile broadband data network the phone supports in the U.S. Generally, LTE, WiMAX, and HSPA+ are considered the fastest, and EV-DO and HSPA and HSDPA are much faster than 1xRTT and EDGE. Most broadband phones will default to slower data networks when the fastest one they support isn't available. We also indicate which models are considered "4G" based on the definitions from the carriers. Check with your carrier to see which broadband data networks are available in your area.
Bluetooth Voice indicates the phone works with wireless Bluetooth headsets and most hands-free car systems; stereo means it supports stereo Bluetooth headsets for music and other multimedia; data indicates the phone can wirelessly exchange pictures, contacts, and other files with other compatible Bluetooth devices, such as a computer, cell phone, or PDA.
Voice, data, stereo
Display diagonal size (in.) Display diagonal size is the general active area of main display measured to the nearest tenth of an inch. Some folding models have an additional, external display for viewing the time, music tracks, and other functions.
Display diagonal size (in.)
Touch screen Full touch-sensitive displays respond to light contact with a stylus, finger, or both. They provide an alternate, and sometimes more direct, method to input data and launch phone features and controls. But they often require two hands to operate, and they smudge more frequently than their non-touch counterparts.
QWERTY keyboard Keyboards make composing and editing text and e-mail messages much easier than a keypad does. Some phones have keyboards that try to save space by having some letters, numbers, and symbols share a key. Those "condensed" keyboards, though still more convenient than a keypad, are not quite as easy to handle as full QWERTY keyboards.
World phone Indicates the phone supports international GSM frequency bands for coverage abroad.
Music player Indicates the phone has a built-in MP3 player. Most players have full capabilities, allowing you to sort or view tracks according to genre, album or artist, playlists, etc. They also typically have more than one playback option, such as repeat and shuffle. The small number of phones that lack these convenient features are rather cumbersome to use.
For calling and texting, this phone works great for me. The web is nearly useless; you can get a weather map if you work at it. I actually use the music player. The camera is pretty good; camcorder is average at best. Would be fun to find some minimal games, but none that are available work. All the demo games can't be deleted. <br /><br />As a Phone, it sounds as good as my land line, and that's what I bought it for.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Rick the Systems Programmer
from Anaheim, CA
Not a good design
Difficult To Use
My son and I both got this model at the same time and we both disliked it so much we are willing to pay the extra $50 to exchange them. The instructions in the box are minimal and do not even mention the camera functions at all (assuming you can find them online). When you extend the tiny keyboard you have to translate the selections to the portrait orientation. Cheaper, but there is no comparison to the iPhone5 that my daughter-in-law got at the same time.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Not A Whiner
from Albuquerque, NM
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Caution Needed Unreliable Phone
Good For Texting
Long Battery Life
Turns Itself Off Randomly
I got this phone because I wanted a something to text with more easily but didn't want to go to a Smartphone. This phone is good for texting with the slider keyboard and I was happy with it for awhile. Then it started turning itself off repeatedly and with increasing frequency. Pretty annoying. Also very difficult to hear others when making calls. Need to be in a very quiet room.