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Samsung Access review

6.9/10 AVG.
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6.9/10
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The Samsung Access currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


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



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Samsung released the Access on March 27, 2008.


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


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung Access's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
100 MB

Internal memory is 100 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 16.5 days standby time.

Samsung Access Specs

Overview
Release date March 27, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 100 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.98 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: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.4 x 5.8 x 1.2 cm (4.5 x 2.3 x 0.5 in)
Weight 98 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 x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
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 -
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 Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ 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
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 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 Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-A827

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User Reviews


Amazon

Good phone for big fingers

from Amazon
It is a good phone for those of us who have problems dialing due to big fingers. I like the reception it has and I work out in fields so I know what poor reception really is. It not the most durable phone and it has to be protected(don't keep it in your pocket). The big screen is a plus too. I don't...More
It is a good phone for those of us who have problems dialing due to big fingers. I like the reception it has and I work out in fields so I know what poor reception really is. It not the most durable phone and it has to be protected(don't keep it in your pocket). The big screen is a plus too. I don't text much, but I can use it for texting when needed. overall it is a good phone. Less
Amazon

it works

from Amazon
love the large screen but would prefer if the speaker volume can be louder. using this a daily phone (not texting).
Amazon

samsung access mobile tv phone

from Amazon
Phone is amazing no problems takes up to a 8g card i just love it.
Phonedog

Great Phone!

from Phonedog
Pro: Big bright screen, nice big easy to use keys Con: Lack of noise cancelling mic, weak camera resolution and lacks flash. Using experience: 60 days I drive for a living and also have big man size fingers, so the access works great for me to key in numbers and such while driving even without looki...More
Pro: Big bright screen, nice big easy to use keys Con: Lack of noise cancelling mic, weak camera resolution and lacks flash. Using experience: 60 days I drive for a living and also have big man size fingers, so the access works great for me to key in numbers and such while driving even without looking at the keypad. On the downside the mic picks up external noise a little too well and others comment that they hear wind and engine noise, will remedy with a noise cancelling bluetooth headset to make up for lack of Access's own noise cancellation. The screen is very bright (good in sunlight), can be teathered to a laptop for internet connection thru wire or bluetooth(att doesn't seem to help support this but it works)... Of course the other features are email, IM on yahoo and others, MP3 player, TV and a slot for extra memory. Less
Amazon

Horrible Phone

from Amazon
This is a horrible phone! I just returned my 2nd one to the At&T store! The volume won't stay at one level as you are speaking to someone. They will sound very quiet and then sound like they are screaming in your ear! Don't buy this phone, you will be greatly dissappointed!
Amazon

Not a Happy Buyer!!

from Amazon
I just upgraded to this phone strictly b/c of the Mobile TV feature!! Everyone here either has an i-pod or Zune or something for road trips so this was going to be my turn!! I love HGTV and it is one of the channels however little did I know that in LA the state capital is not one of the 2 major cities...More
I just upgraded to this phone strictly b/c of the Mobile TV feature!! Everyone here either has an i-pod or Zune or something for road trips so this was going to be my turn!! I love HGTV and it is one of the channels however little did I know that in LA the state capital is not one of the 2 major cities in LA that yet have access the the Mobile TV feature. So if this is your favorite asset make sure it is available in your area b/c it is not in Baton Rouge. Less

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