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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Samsung SGH-X495 Cellphones Review

The Samsung SGH X 495 is a typical Samsung handset. One can easily make out from the styling and design of the handset that this is a typical Samsungite. The dual color displays, standard clamshell design and the trim and proper keypad. While most people hate the standardisation since they like something new and "cool" in their handsets, the truth remains that Samsung is one of the most popular handset makers because their phones are easy to use and handle. The standardisation is precisely the reason for this. While the User interface of Nokia is much better; Samsung is also easy enough. What remains the winningpoint is that Samsung includes nearly all the features that one is looking for in a handset at an affordable rate.

The Samsung SGH-X495 comes with a variant , the X497. It is easy to distinguish between the two despite sharing most features since the X495 comes with an internal antenna whereas the X497 has an external stub. Again the two handsets differ in the type of displays that they offer. The former has a TFT while the latter comes with a TFD. The tri-band GSM handsets have a Lithium-Ion 1000 mAh battery; more than enough for the normal user. The clamshell handset enjoys an internal color display of 65,536 colors while the external one is monochrome and quite small at 96 x 64 pixels. The user has the freedom of browsing the internet through WAP thanks to the built-in Openwave browser. Connectivity suffers since there is no mention of Bluetooth or USB. Highe speed data trasnfers will be effective through GPRS. But overall the X495 is pretty basic non camera handset.

Samsung SGH-X495 Features

  • Vivid 65K color internal display (128 x 160 px) with OLED external LCD showing caller ID, battery life and more
  • 40-chord polyphonic speaker with MP3 ringer support
  • Hands-free calling with integrated speakerphone
  • Enhanced T9 predictive text for messaging via Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), Enhanced Messaging Service (EMS), and Short Messaging Service (SMS)
  • Embedded mobile instant messaging using AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and ICQ
  • WAP 2.0 compliant browser with GPRS Class 10 for high-speed data transmission
  • J2ME MIDP 2.0 support for application, ringer, wallpaper, graphic and game downloads

Samsung SGH-X495 Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Network: GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900
  • Form Factor: Clamshell
  • Dimensions: 90 x 47 x 24 mm
  • Weight: 86 g
  • Antenna: Stub
  • Navigation: 5-Way Keypad
  • Battery Type: 1000 mAh Li-Ion
  • Talk Time: 2.50
  • Standby Time: 200
  • Memory: Unknown
  • Expandable Memory: No


  • Main Screen: 65000 colors (TFT) 128 x 160 px
  • External Screen: 2 colors (OLED)
  • Camera: No


  • MP3 Player: No
  • FM Radio: No
  • Speakerphone: Yes
  • Push-To-Talk: No


  • Wallpapers: 128 x 160 px
  • Screen Savers: 128 x 160 px
  • Ring Tones: 40 chord / MP3
  • Themes: No
  • Games: J2ME
  • Streaming Multimedia: No


  • SMS: Yes
  • EMS: Yes
  • MMS: Yes
  • Email: Yes
  • Chat: Yes
  • Predictive Text: T9


  • Phonebook Capacity: 500
  • Calendar: Yes
  • To-Do List: Yes
  • WAP: 2.0
  • Voice Commands: Yes
  • Calculator: Yes


  • Bluetooth: No
  • Infrared Port: No
  • High-Speed Data: GPRS (Class 10)
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • GPS: No
  • PC Sync: No


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