Specs summary

Screen
2.4"

The Samsung S390G's screen is 2.4 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.

Processor
520MHz

There is a 520 MHz processor (CPU).

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
117 MB

Internal memory is 117 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time, 360 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

7/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 2 reviews

Typing on virtual keyboards is often quite troublesome. So phones like the Samsung S390G will probably always be around. It features a 2.4-inch QVGA screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. And as you can imagine, it’s best used mainly for mobile messaging.

The S390G has a fairly unimpressive list of specs. It has a 12mm thick profile and comes with a 2-megapixel camera. It even offers Bluetooth wireless connectivity. But unlike many other basic phones in its price range, it has one thing that stands to make it incredibly useful: Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Wi-Fi can be used to go online without incurring insanely high data costs. And just in case Wi-Fi networks are unavailable, users can fall back on HSDPA data. It’s pretty well-connected. But app support is limited to just Java applications and battery life could be longer. These are both acceptable drawbacks, however, and both are outweighed by the other features also present on the S390G.

Need to Know: Samsung S390G

1. Comes with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. (The Good)

2. Supports third-party Java applications. (The Good)

3. Camera performance is terrible. (The Bad)

4. Has a small low-resolution screen. (The Bad)


Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)


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Throw away phone is ok for basics

Cons: Likes to butt dial if not locked, and even then I've had it call 911 for me 3x. When you text, it likes to put a period in whenever you hit the space bar. Looks. Like. This. If you are careful & only touch the left side of the space bar it helps keep that in check. But should that be necessary... More
Cons: Likes to butt dial if not locked, and even then I've had it call 911 for me 3x. When you text, it likes to put a period in whenever you hit the space bar. Looks. Like. This. If you are careful & only touch the left side of the space bar it helps keep that in check. But should that be necessary? Original browser eats data, so of fetch Opera Mini if this is a pay as you go phone. Screen res sucks for incoming photos. If you receive a text which was sent by a smart phone to multiple recipients including yourself, and you pay as you go, you will be charged for a more data heavy MMS rather than a lighter SMS. Difference is about 7 min vs 30 sec. No built in spell check. Not that that matters for most testers. Wifi seems sketchy to me. Sometimes works & sometimes not but others apparently get it to work better than me. Pros: QWRTY keyboard, at time of purchase was triple minute device on my pay as you go. Batt lasts long time if not talking (days) but average talk time. Very light - nice for hiking & lightweight travel. Less
carol

Love love love this phone

i bought this phone bacuse I dint talk or text enough to need a contract.It connects to wifi flawlessy and does not deduct minutes while connected.You can get free apps from getjar and javahandster.the battery life is good and calls are crystal clear..would highly recommend
i bought this phone bacuse I dint talk or text enough to need a contract.It connects to wifi flawlessy and does not deduct minutes while connected.You can get free apps from getjar and javahandster.the battery life is good and calls are crystal clear..would highly recommend Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date July 3, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor 520 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
117 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.57 W/kg
Body: 0.62 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
360 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Plastic
Colors Tech Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 cm
(4.4 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 100 grams
(3.5 ounces)
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 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel Density 167 pixels
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 2000 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP
Browser NetFront
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, BPP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi Yes
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
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 2+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Effects, Frames, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Smile detection, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
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
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-S390G

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