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Samsung SGH-C417 review

6.6/10 AVG.
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6.6/10
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The Samsung SGH-C417 currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 132 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Samsung released the SGH-C417 on September 6, 2006.


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Samsung backs up the SGH-C417 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung SGH-C417's screen size is Unknown with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
2 MB

Internal memory is 2 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
900mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10 days standby time.

Samsung SGH-C417 Specs

Overview
Release date September 6, 2006
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 2 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.17 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 900 mAh
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 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.3 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm (3.7 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 81 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Grayscale LCD, 96 x 96 pixels
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 Yes
Any Key Answer No
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 Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
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
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
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
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
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 Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung C417, SGH-C327

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not that great

This phone is an okay phone for people who do not talk on the phone a lot. I have had this phone for about a year now and the phone is slowly breaking down. I talk on the phone quite often as I do not have a home phone. So if you talk and text consistantly this phone will breakd down fast! Pros: Shape...More
This phone is an okay phone for people who do not talk on the phone a lot. I have had this phone for about a year now and the phone is slowly breaking down. I talk on the phone quite often as I do not have a home phone. So if you talk and text consistantly this phone will breakd down fast! Pros: Shape is nice and slim. fits in the pocket great. charge is decent... has taken a few small drops but if you drop it hard it may not like that so much. Cons: Pretty much everything except for the shape. the camera is a lil blury at times.. ive had better cams. some of the buttons culd be hard to push if u have big fingures. altho the numbers do light up when you open it. camera always turns on in the pocket.. and likes to take pictures in the pocket. Antenna sucks.. as ive had phones that work just fine where this phone cant.. Overall I would not purchase this phone again. This phone has turned me off of buying anymore samsung phones. Less

It's ok

Pro's: Easy to use - thin and alright design -camera isn't horrible -VERY long battery life.. i can go 4 days without charging it. -compatible - i dropped it many many times, and not once has anything happened. -great for someone who is looking for a simple phone -easy to text Cons - bad reception -...More
Pro's: Easy to use - thin and alright design -camera isn't horrible -VERY long battery life.. i can go 4 days without charging it. -compatible - i dropped it many many times, and not once has anything happened. -great for someone who is looking for a simple phone -easy to text Cons - bad reception - drops calls very frequently -gets stuck once in a while -need to buy a headset for bluetooth to work -cant fit that many text -i repeat.. DROPS MANY CALLS -always says "call failed", "network suspended call" or just no ring sound. -not many features Less
Amazon

keep looking

from Amazon
This phone is frustratingly junky. I'm on my second one - the first one would freeze and crash and the only way to get it to start up again was to physically remove and re-insert the battery. It did that for weeks before it just died altogether. The replacement for that one was fine for a couple months...More
This phone is frustratingly junky. I'm on my second one - the first one would freeze and crash and the only way to get it to start up again was to physically remove and re-insert the battery. It did that for weeks before it just died altogether. The replacement for that one was fine for a couple months but now I can't keep a call connected for more than 30 seconds before it drops the connection. I've seen on forums that many, many people have had similar problems. Shame on Samsung for not issuing a recall on this piece of crap. Less
Amazon

Not a bad little phone!

from Amazon
I feel the need to defend my cute little Samsung C417, because it's gotten quite a bad rap around the internet. I've used this phone since March 2007, and have had very few problems with it. Yes, as someone else mentioned, the headset jack is proprietary, and that kind of sucked. Bluetooth has worked...More
I feel the need to defend my cute little Samsung C417, because it's gotten quite a bad rap around the internet. I've used this phone since March 2007, and have had very few problems with it. Yes, as someone else mentioned, the headset jack is proprietary, and that kind of sucked. Bluetooth has worked like a dream for me, though, despite the fact that you can't sync the phone with a laptop or whatever via Bluetooth. The camera is decent--not wonderful, but isn't that what digital cameras are for? The buttons are a decent size and well-lit. The screen is good. It's very durable--I've dropped it a bunch of times, sometimes from quite a ways up, and it's held up fine through that. I did have an issue once where I was nosying around the menus and ended up locking myself out of the SIM card and having to have it replaced. It was something under the "security" menu. I found out later, via a Google search, that I could have found out the code I needed to unlock the SIM card on the AT&T website, but by the time I figured it out I had already rendered the SIM card useless. Curiosity killed the cat. It would have been more devastating had I saved all of my contacts to the SIM card rather than the phone. But, yeah, this isn't a bad little phone, especially for beginners. And it's thin and fits in my pocket without creating a bulge! Less

Phone Drops Calls

Do not waste money buying this phone. The Samsung SGH-C417 drops calls in the middle of a conversation. And when you try to reconnect, it is unable to connect to make the call. My husband has a sony ericisson and uses his phone at the same location and does not experience this problem.
eBay

Samsung is it the best.

from eBay
The workmanship of samsung is second to none, strong well builded phone for your money. samsung is above it tech: Personal The very first phone i bought of the maker samsung, started out like any other phone. but then its strong little antenna blow me away. I worked at that time as a lead opertor in a...More
The workmanship of samsung is second to none, strong well builded phone for your money. samsung is above it tech: Personal The very first phone i bought of the maker samsung, started out like any other phone. but then its strong little antenna blow me away. I worked at that time as a lead opertor in a sugar plant, where sugar dust is ever where. it was told to me that sugar dust would destroy my phone, yet i continued to wear my phone and 6 month, 1 year, even three and that phone worked on. through steamy area's, inside tank wages i was able to receive and get calls, now to me that is a phone. this will be my third samsung and the other two still work fine the first have been dropped more then one's yet if it was not for me changing servers i would still have my other two phone. I can't bring my self to let them go, faithful have they been to me. so in my site samsung is the best period. Less
eBay

Used Samsung C417

from eBay
I got the phone and it looks new, NO scratches, scuffs, dents, NOTHING! It holds a charge great, Takes pictures, it plays my ringtone,sends/accepts texts. A very nice phone for a very nice price ^_^
eBay

samsung c417

from eBay
phone was used as advertised,had some nicks on it, but in good working condition phone works great and my son loves it, I will buy from this seller again, the shipping was very prompt.
eBay

Samsung cell phone

from eBay
This is a good phone. Excellent phone and easy to text and make calls. I bought this phone because the phone my son had through AT&T broke. At&T phones are not the best quality, unless you want to spend some money (quiet a bit). Samsung's are very good sturdy phones. My son uses it and keeps it in his...More
This is a good phone. Excellent phone and easy to text and make calls. I bought this phone because the phone my son had through AT&T broke. At&T phones are not the best quality, unless you want to spend some money (quiet a bit). Samsung's are very good sturdy phones. My son uses it and keeps it in his pocket when he skateboards. It really is a great phone with a lot of clarity. I am extremely happy with this purchase. Less
eBay

Good Product

from eBay
The phone is slim and I like the size of it. I also like the size of the screen. The only thing I don't like about it is that you can't block a specific number from coming in. On my other Samsung phone you were able to do that.

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