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Samsung Hue II review

4.7/10 AVG.
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4.7/10
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The Samsung Hue II currently has an Informr score of 4.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
2+ MP



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Samsung released the Hue II on November 13, 2008.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Hue II user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Hue II with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung Hue II's screen size is Unknown with 220 x 176 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
54 MB

Internal memory is 54 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 8.5 days standby time.

Hue II Specs

Overview
Release date November 13, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 54 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.82 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 8.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.7 x 4.8 x 1.8 cm (3.8 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 96 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 220 x 176 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 96 pixels, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung R600

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User Reviews


New Hue

Bought the new Hue II mostly for the large keys and ease of reading the screens. I have some limited visibility and thought this would be great. Also I tend to use only the basic feaures. After about 4 or 5 months I suddenly developed static so severe I can not hear or be heard on it. I have not re...More
Bought the new Hue II mostly for the large keys and ease of reading the screens. I have some limited visibility and thought this would be great. Also I tend to use only the basic feaures. After about 4 or 5 months I suddenly developed static so severe I can not hear or be heard on it. I have not resolved it as of yet. Alos, I notice that people tell me that they can't hear me as clearly or as well as on my old phone. I think I don't hold the phone as close to my mouth as i could, but this phone seems to have a less sensitive voice receiver than my other phones did. The battery life seems good to me and I have had no other problems with it so far. However, the static is unacceptable and I will consider another phone - if i cannot resolve this immediatley. At this time, i would be unlikely to recommend this cell phone to others. Less

just wait...it gets worse

2 days short of 5 months after i got this phone (and ive NEVER been happy with it---static is not nice background noise) i went to plug it in to charge. it made a grinding noise and all of the buttons started flashing...then it turned off and hasnt turned on since, plugged in or not. i put a battery fr...More
2 days short of 5 months after i got this phone (and ive NEVER been happy with it---static is not nice background noise) i went to plug it in to charge. it made a grinding noise and all of the buttons started flashing...then it turned off and hasnt turned on since, plugged in or not. i put a battery from my friend's phone in and it still wont work, and my battery wont work in her phone. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE (i wouldnt even take it for free...give it back if you happen to receive one) Less

This phone is the WORST!!!!

I got my phone a few months ago and it was ok for the first few weeks and ever since then my phone is horrible it freezes up, it'll turn off in the middle of a conversation, and everyone i talk to says there is horrible static and that they can't hear me. By far this is the worst phone i have ever had....More
I got my phone a few months ago and it was ok for the first few weeks and ever since then my phone is horrible it freezes up, it'll turn off in the middle of a conversation, and everyone i talk to says there is horrible static and that they can't hear me. By far this is the worst phone i have ever had. they should so have a recall on it and give everyone a different phone of their choice. =] Less

I Hate This Phone

This has to be the worst phone I have ever had! I haven't even had the phone for 12 hours and I am already having problems with it. The reception is horrible on it. It continues to drop calls in areas I have never dropped calls before. Also, there is a terrible static sound when I am using the phon...More
This has to be the worst phone I have ever had! I haven't even had the phone for 12 hours and I am already having problems with it. The reception is horrible on it. It continues to drop calls in areas I have never dropped calls before. Also, there is a terrible static sound when I am using the phone, making it hard to hear the other person. I will be returning this phone less than 24 hours after the purchase. I can't wait to get my money back and have my old phone turned back on. I would never recommend the Samsung Hue II to anyone. Less

Same Problems As Everyone Else

I'm also having trouble with the battery life: I lost a couple of bars the same day I charge it fully. But my biggest gripe is the static. I hear it and my receivers hear it, or say it sounds like I'm out in the wind. I've exchanged this phone once already for a duplicate (of course...they're not g...More
I'm also having trouble with the battery life: I lost a couple of bars the same day I charge it fully. But my biggest gripe is the static. I hear it and my receivers hear it, or say it sounds like I'm out in the wind. I've exchanged this phone once already for a duplicate (of course...they're not going to let me buy a different phone), but it's the same. Do Not Buy This Phone! Less

BAD BATTERY LIFE....CHARGE IT DAILEY!

I loved the LOOK of the phone with the bIG numbers but when I went to use it the phone sounded like I was standing in a rushing river! There was alot of STATIC sounds the everybody said sounded like a river! Then there is the battery issues...I took the phone back to Altell one already and they swapped...More
I loved the LOOK of the phone with the bIG numbers but when I went to use it the phone sounded like I was standing in a rushing river! There was alot of STATIC sounds the everybody said sounded like a river! Then there is the battery issues...I took the phone back to Altell one already and they swapped it out but the battery STILL is a piece of JUNK and after a full day of charging the battery drops down to 1/2 after a 30 minute call and will just DIE all together if you do NOT charge this everyday. I charge it after EVERY PHONE CALL because it is so bad! Altell claims this is fine. My old Nokia would need a charge every 2 to 3 days after alot of use and that was 2 YEARS OLD. This piece of Junk phone and battery is 2 months old! NOT HAPPY WITH THE PNONE OR ALTELL AT ALL! TERRIBLE BATTERY PROBLEMS and WORSE CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM ALTELL. Less
Phonedog

Needs some bugs worked out...then maybe

from Phonedog
Pro: changeable faceplates, 2megapixel camera, normal size headphone port Con: battery life is horrible, dated styling, static Using experience: 14 days One weird thing about this phone is the battery is on a 5 bar scale, the first 3 bars drop like flys, the fourth hangs around a little while and t...More
Pro: changeable faceplates, 2megapixel camera, normal size headphone port Con: battery life is horrible, dated styling, static Using experience: 14 days One weird thing about this phone is the battery is on a 5 bar scale, the first 3 bars drop like flys, the fourth hangs around a little while and the majority of the battery life comes from the last bar! The static is also horrible. i wouldnt really recommend this phone but i got mine as an insurance replacement for an LG AX565, which in my opinion is far superior (and unfortunately discontinued) Less
Phonedog

sansung hueII

from Phonedog
Pro: large buttons,and screen. loud audio Con: lousy camera,very short battery life Using experience: 17 days i had an LG wave and it died so got this samsung am NOT happy with this phone. my LG would last 2 or 3 days on a charge am lucky if this one last 1 day and i don't text or talk a lot.wish i...More
Pro: large buttons,and screen. loud audio Con: lousy camera,very short battery life Using experience: 17 days i had an LG wave and it died so got this samsung am NOT happy with this phone. my LG would last 2 or 3 days on a charge am lucky if this one last 1 day and i don't text or talk a lot.wish i had gotten another LG. my husband has this phone too and same as mine crappy! Less
Phonedog

Hue II review

from Phonedog
Pro: looks nice, big numbers are nice, large screen Con: battery doesn't last long, static noise on the line Using experience: 14 days Bought 2 and both had static noise. Returned both for new ones. Of those one still had terrible static and the other had mild static. Returned one for another new...More
Pro: looks nice, big numbers are nice, large screen Con: battery doesn't last long, static noise on the line Using experience: 14 days Bought 2 and both had static noise. Returned both for new ones. Of those one still had terrible static and the other had mild static. Returned one for another new phone and finally it has an acceptable level of static noise. The battery only lasts 2 days and I turn it off at night. I expected more from this phone. I think I would have been happy with my old phone. Less

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