Despite the success of their Android smartphones, Samsung is still providing an option for users who still love the stability of the handset with the traditional QWERTY keyboard. In the past years, this form factor has been largely ignored in favor of the phone with the touchscreen which some might find difficult, even inconvenient to use in some situations.
The Samsung S425G, which is set to be offered by the prepaid cellular phone service provider TracFone Wireless, features a sliding form factor in the landscape orientation. Its dimensions are 4.54 x 2.12 x .059 inches while its weight is at 4.13 Ounces. For its screen, it sports a 2.4-inch QVGA 262K TFT display with 240 x 320 pixels. Inside, its processor has a speed of 416MHz, while its software is Java-based. Users are allotted an internal memory size of 117MB, but this can still be expanded up to 32GB. The phone also offers Facebook, Twitter, and instant messaging integration for fans of being constantly connected with friends.
On the features side, this phone comes with a 2.0 megapixel camera with 4x Digital zoom and various shooting modes including Single, Smile Shot, Panorama, Frame, and Continuous. This camera is also able to take video recordings. Meanwhile, its audio and video player supports a range of file types such as MP3, AAC, AAC+, Music Streaming, ringtones, polyphonic tones, MP3 tones, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 and Video, Streaming. Bluetooth, a WAP Browser and Java provide the connectivity options. HSPDA is the device’s data speed specification.
The device is powered by a 3.7 Volt, Lithium Ion rechargeable battery which promises up to 6 hours of usage time in regular mode, or up to 12.5 days on standby mode.
The phone, however, as well has some limitations, such as its inability for hands-free speakerphone calling and the ability to specify only one number for every person in the list of contacts.
Currently, the price for the Samsung S425G for Tracfone Wireless is still unknown.
via phone arena