Samsung SGH-A747 SLM

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The Samsung SGH-A747 SLM currently has an Informr score of 5.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
No
Camera
2+ MP



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Samsung released the SGH-A747 SLM on November 19, 2007.


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Samsung backs up the SGH-A747 SLM with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
No

The Samsung SGH-A747 SLM's screen size is Unknown with 176 x 220 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
50 MB

Internal memory is 50 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 10.5 days standby time.

SGH-A747 SLM Specs

Overview
Release date November 19, 2007
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 50 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.31 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 Brown, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.1 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm (4 x 2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 90 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 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 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 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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features AT&T Mobile Email
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
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 Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
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 Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SLM, Samsung A747

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Amazon

Problems with data/ speakerphone

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I never had a data plan but this phone would send data at ridiculous hours in the morning (4am, 5am) when I was fast asleep. I don't know what kind of automatic updates it has. I checked all the settings and then had to call my service provider to disable ANY kind of data exchange. Of course, this mean...More
I never had a data plan but this phone would send data at ridiculous hours in the morning (4am, 5am) when I was fast asleep. I don't know what kind of automatic updates it has. I checked all the settings and then had to call my service provider to disable ANY kind of data exchange. Of course, this means that I can't send/receive any picture messages, which is pretty annoying but now I'm stuck with this phone. The software is not great either. It works fine as a basic phone. If you're looking for a loud speaker-phone, this might not be the right choice. Texting features are not great. It takes OK pictures. Less
Amazon

Good phone sans bells, whistles.

from Amazon
I have had this phone for 2 years now. I bought it b/c it was small (I carry my phones in my pockets), it had bluetooth, has a good battery life and reviews said the call quality was good. All of those things have been as advertised and I have had no issues. I have even gotten into using it as an MP3 p...More
I have had this phone for 2 years now. I bought it b/c it was small (I carry my phones in my pockets), it had bluetooth, has a good battery life and reviews said the call quality was good. All of those things have been as advertised and I have had no issues. I have even gotten into using it as an MP3 player, and while it's not fancy it is passable. The camera is below average and doesn't always work. I would recommend this phone for anyone who uses their phone as a "phone" and doesn't care about the extras. Less
Amazon

On my second defective SLM

from Amazon
I want to love this phone. It's sleek and user-friendly. The buttons feel nice, it has a very strong vibrate setting, and the camera is very good quality for a flip phone. The battery life is extremely long and it recharges quickly. I've had a few quibbles about it. The external screen, for example,...More
I want to love this phone. It's sleek and user-friendly. The buttons feel nice, it has a very strong vibrate setting, and the camera is very good quality for a flip phone. The battery life is extremely long and it recharges quickly. I've had a few quibbles about it. The external screen, for example, doesn't show the time without holding the side button for three seconds. (I'd prefer to hit it once to see the time.) The speaker is also a little quiet. With the volume on max I can have conversations in my apartment with no problem, but talking outside or in public can be impossible unless the other person is shouting. Annoying, but not a big deal. My main issue is their short life span. After owning the phone for about 6 months, I had an issue with being heard. With calls received or made, I could hear the other party, but they couldn't hear me for anywhere from 20 seconds to several minutes after I picked up; then it would switch on. It was under warranty, so I exchanged it for a replacement. Now it's been another 6 months, and the camera is no longer functional. I get a "camera failed" message. I've reset settings, powered off and on, but it doesn't fix the problem. If my first SLM were still working, it'd easily be a 4-star phone. Having 2 defective SLMs in a one year period however is just unacceptable. Less

IT's a good starter phone

This one is a good starter phone for anyone. I have had it for two years and am getting a new phone tomorrow. It is ery easy to text on and the buttons are easy to use. If you drop things a lot do not get it becuase the phone will brake eventually. It's camera is not that strong though and it goes into...More
This one is a good starter phone for anyone. I have had it for two years and am getting a new phone tomorrow. It is ery easy to text on and the buttons are easy to use. If you drop things a lot do not get it becuase the phone will brake eventually. It's camera is not that strong though and it goes into emergency calls only mode a lot when you do not have service for a while but it will go back to normal if you turn your phone off then back on. There is also a block list option and sometimes you might block someone by accident which makes them not able to text or call you so you have to check to make sure you did not. It is very slim and you will not break it if you keep it in your back pocket.... trust me! Overall the phone is good for people who want an easy to use phone for their first time! But like wth other phones there are a few cons but still a couple of pros. Less
Amazon

Good phone

from Amazon
I like this phone. I'm not a texter so don't use this review for anything to do w/ texting. I like all the features of the phone though. The battery lasts about a week between charges. Had for about a month or so. The only down side is I wish the backlite timer would stay on for more than 10 secs.
I like this phone. I'm not a texter so don't use this review for anything to do w/ texting. I like all the features of the phone though. The battery lasts about a week between charges. Had for about a month or so. The only down side is I wish the backlite timer would stay on for more than 10 secs. Less
Amazon

Not worth the money

from Amazon
I have owned this type of phone for over a year now and it really has just been a hassle the entire time. THREE times, I have had to send this phone back and have a replacement one sent back to me. For some unknown reason, this phone will just loose service one day and never get it back. The guys at AT...More
I have owned this type of phone for over a year now and it really has just been a hassle the entire time. THREE times, I have had to send this phone back and have a replacement one sent back to me. For some unknown reason, this phone will just loose service one day and never get it back. The guys at ATT never can explain it, but it always results in me having a buy a temporary phone while I am waiting on a new one to arrive. My roommates also have ATT and NEVER lose service in our home; with this phone, however, I constantly am missing calls because it has lost service. Not to mention I repeatedly have dropped calls. Ultimately, I ended up buying another phone from the Internet because this phone is simply too unreliable. I originally purchased this phone because of slim design and the appealing features, but at the end of the day, I really just want a phone that works. Less
Phonedog

Not a good phone.

from Phonedog
Pro: Its pretty, sleek, and the rolling camera is good only when you are bored you can roll it. Con: I have many cons. the phone chips off paint and scratches easily. the camera is so confusing when you are trying to take a picture and it. takes about 15 seconds to actually take a picture and by then,...More
Pro: Its pretty, sleek, and the rolling camera is good only when you are bored you can roll it. Con: I have many cons. the phone chips off paint and scratches easily. the camera is so confusing when you are trying to take a picture and it. takes about 15 seconds to actually take a picture and by then, why bother taking it? the picture is upside down when you take it. when you want to see the time without opening your phone, you have to hold the button down for 3 seconds and then it lights up for the same amount of time. the battery is not good at all. Using experience: 5 months The phone is not good at all. I am SO displeased with it and I regret getting it. It works only if you want to make phone calls, other than that, it is complicated and not worth time. If you are thinking about getting this phone, don't. I am 18 and very good with technology and this phone doesn't cut it. It is bad. Less
Amazon

Terrible reception, poor call quality

from Amazon
Business users, take note: This phone is a portable dead zone. Do not purchase this phone if reception in your primary area of use is anything less than blow-your-doors-off, full bars at all times. The SLM's antenna is exceptionally weak, and the operation system has enormous difficulty logging onto a...More
Business users, take note: This phone is a portable dead zone. Do not purchase this phone if reception in your primary area of use is anything less than blow-your-doors-off, full bars at all times. The SLM's antenna is exceptionally weak, and the operation system has enormous difficulty logging onto and holding varying signals. As a result, calls are dropped or fail to dial through at all, and text messages sit undelivered in the outbox or remain unreceived well past the time when they were sent. Also, when calls do connect, the speaker and microphone provide muddy, strangely clipped sound fidelity. The SLM gets points for its slim, lightweight form factor and easy-to-use navigation, but the frustrations and embarrassments of a phone that cannot provide basic telecommunications far outweigh any other purchasing concern. Less
Amazon

Forewarned is FOREARMED!

from Amazon
Samsung phone is OK. AT&T is OK - unless you expect them to honor the one year warranty. They won't. They just glibly state that the phone has water damage and the customer has no recourse whatsoever. For starters, the warranty SAYS NOTHING ABOUT WATER DAMAGE. Under the cover next to the battery i...More
Samsung phone is OK. AT&T is OK - unless you expect them to honor the one year warranty. They won't. They just glibly state that the phone has water damage and the customer has no recourse whatsoever. For starters, the warranty SAYS NOTHING ABOUT WATER DAMAGE. Under the cover next to the battery is a white square. If that square ever turns red, it proves to them [but certainly not the world] that the phone has water damage. My phone was never dropped in water, never rained on, never steamed, never sprayed and never spat upon. It quit working properly after 8 months. When asked, at the AT&T store, to honor the one year warranty they held their pompous noses high and refused any negotiations whatsoever. I believe they have a cozy way of skirting the warranty. The white square is designed to slowly change to red by virtue of the moisture in one's breath while talking on the phone and/or the high humidity conditions generated in one's pocket from his body warmth and mild perspiration. They blatantly blame the customer instead of admitting this cozy little subterfuge then refuse to honor the warranty. They should be arrested and incarcerated. Spend the extra $5 per month to get the insurance and maybe you will get a fair deal when your phone stops working properly and the ALMIGHTY white square under the cover has turned to scarlet [in their eyes, proving the hapless customer damned and sinful]. Less
Amazon

great phone, easy to use

from Amazon
I wish I had selected this one for myself. The A747 has a bigger screen than the A737 (comparing both phones my kids have), and has clear menus. The central control area lets your finger just slide easily around to all the compass points to hit your shortcuts. Good sound & picture quality, uses a stan...More
I wish I had selected this one for myself. The A747 has a bigger screen than the A737 (comparing both phones my kids have), and has clear menus. The central control area lets your finger just slide easily around to all the compass points to hit your shortcuts. Good sound & picture quality, uses a standard mini SD card you can get cheaply nearly anywhere. Holds lots of mp3s. Keypad is excellent size for large fingers (and moms with blurry eyesight) just the right size for typing, and this model feels right in your hand. This flip phone is easy to open and feels solidly made. My teenager has it, but I'd like to swap. Too bad he won't appreciate my phone; it's pink! Less
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