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Samsung SGH-A117 review

5.6/10 AVG.

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The Samsung SGH-A117 currently has an Informr score of 5.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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Samsung released the SGH-A117 on January 7, 2007.

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Samsung backs up the SGH-A117 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung SGH-A117's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.


This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.


Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time.

Samsung SGH-A117 Specs

Release date January 7, 2007
Regions available USA
850/1900 MHz
SIM card size Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Internal Storage No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.96 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: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.6 x 4.2 x 1.9 cm (3.4 x 1.7 x 0.7 in)
Weight 81 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD
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 No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 300
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera
Dual lens
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
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
To-Do / Task List Yes
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 Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games No
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung A117

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from Yahoo
Pro: There is a TON of contact room Con: no camera its so boring so my sony blanked out on me so i had to use this one

Samsung SGH A117

from Yahoo
Pro: Easy to use Con: Very bad voice quality I bought this phone last month. Voice quality is very bad. It makes people sound like they have a bad cold and voice is muffled. Other features are good for a low-end phone, but the voice quality is one thing that should not be compromised.

Great phone

from Yahoo
Pro: basic Con: nothing My aunt has one of these it's really basic for people if you want a regular phone here it is.

Samsung sgh a117 go phone at&t

from eBay
Excellent upgrade if you already have cingular service and just need a cheap replacement phone. Just slide your at&t SIM card in from your old phone and it works like a charm. Great deal!

Samsung A117 - Basic flip, not much more

from eBay
The a117 is a very basic flip phone. No camera or bluetooth. This is only a dual band phone, working on 850/1900. It's a GSM phone and can be unlocked. One thing I did like about this phone is the battery life. I got about 4-5 hours before I needed to recharge it. Does do the internet and all your text...More
The a117 is a very basic flip phone. No camera or bluetooth. This is only a dual band phone, working on 850/1900. It's a GSM phone and can be unlocked. One thing I did like about this phone is the battery life. I got about 4-5 hours before I needed to recharge it. Does do the internet and all your text, photo, and sound messaging. The phone is super light. Call quality was average and the signal strength was good. I think you can do better if you're looking for an average flip phone with no bells or whistles. Check out the motorola v195 if you're in the market for a simple flip cell phone. I'd pass on this one as there are many better option out there. Less