Samsung Factor is a basic entry-level clamshell CDMA mobile phone which has a 2.0-inches high quality TFT 262K display screen that gives standard 128 x 160 pixels resolution. There are two soft keys and a D-Pad in Samsung Factor for ease of navigation. The dimensions of this device are 97 x 48 x 18mm and it weighs 91 grams. PIM features on-board of Samsung Factor are calculator, calendar, alarm and to/do tasks. The phone is also endowed with M4/T4 hearing aid compatibility and is offered in basic Grey color.
Just as other basic phones, Samsung Factor is meant for calling purposes primarily but for amusing the low-end buyers, the makers of Samsung Factor have inculcated good music based features in the handset. Samsung Factor presents before its user’s, a decent music MP3 player. There are speakerphones in the phone also.
Samsung Factor sports a decent average VGA camera of 0.3 Mega Pixels and with 4x digital zoom. It displays images in 640X480 pixels resolution. This camera is quite cool as it operates with a self-timer and makes a real shutter sound as and when the picture is clicked. Quick snap shots clicked from this interesting VGA camera can also be instantly uploaded on a social networking site or sent to a friend or dear one via MMS.
The Samsung Factor has 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM to boast of and as such can store good number of phonebook contacts, SMS and call details (up to 30 missed, dialed and received calls can be tracked) in it. 600 entries phonebook entries are easily managed on this handset whose phonebook features includes caller groups, multiple numbers per contact, picture ID and ring ID.
Samsung Factor has a rechargeable Li-ion battery rated at 800mAh integrated in it. The battery is quite capable and it easily delivers talk time of up to 4.45 hours and when kept on standby, the battery may lasts for more than 300 hours easily.
The audio quality of the music player of Samsung Factor is taken care of by its speakerphones and there is a 3.5mm audio jack also. The use of Polyphonic, MP3 ringtones on Samsung Factor makes life of users more musical even while taking calls and receiving text messages. There is vibration alert also facilitated on the handset.
Though hi-fi advanced features are missing from the phone, Samsung Factor is all set to connect with other compatible Bluetooth devices. It can connect a compatible earpiece, laptop, car music system etc. with its Bluetooth and content on the phone may be played and used on them. The phone also gives direct web e-mail access to Gmail, MSN, Yahoo etc. The stylish basic phone facilitates staying on top of message inbox with web access. It eliminates or rather decimates the need of a PC for its users. The Samsung Factor also offers GPRS connectivity along with Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR and micro-USB v2.0.
The Samsung Factor is quite capable in the messaging department. SMS feature is obviously supported but what is most endearing messaging feature of the device is the embedded Instant Messaging feature. Factor is capable of accessing Yahoo, AIM and MSN on its Instant messenger. Multiple Messaging with SMS and MMS is alsohandy on the phone. The XT9 Predictive text input facilitates faster typing of text messages by letting words fall into right place quickly and easily. The messages may be quickly turned into speech with the inherent Speech-to-Text feature of Samsung Factor.
With Samsung Factor, browsing and net surfing is facilitated by the in-built WAP2.0/HTML/xHTML browser.
The dual band 2G GSM network let Samsung Factor work. It is in the configuration of is 800/1900 MHz frequency.
There are pre-installed games on Samsung Factor that keep users entertained and busy while lonely or wishing to pass time.
Samsung Factor is a basic phone that can make calls but not find way with the help of GPS. This navigation feature is missing from the phone.
Samsung Factor, clamshell flip-shape basic phone is a performer. It has all basic and useful features that enhances and improves its performance. Its utility-based functionality very well amalgamates with good and advanced features as connectivity & messaging features. For entertainment, there are game and MP3 music player. Its battery can work for over 300 hours on standby and give talk time of around 4.45 hours.
The Samsung Factor comes in clamshell flip form and yet this simple phone looks attractive being offered in Grey colour. It is handy and pocketable. This GSM handset has some real goodies as in a MP3 player, VGA camera, Bluetooth and GPRS facility. The integrated web mail access and instant messaging are its best feature. This GSM phone is offered in best price rather it is quite affordable and has all the requisite features.
The Samsung Factor is just a basic phone meant for calling purpose. The colour variety is not there and phone is available in just one colour. Pictures clicked from its camera are little blurred. The memory space is just sufficient.
Samsung Factor is a basic flip GSM phone in clamshell shape. It has 2" TFT display, VGA camera, Bluetooth, microUSB port, e-mail access, music player and supports text, multimedia and different instant messaging services like Yahoo, AIM and MSN.Yet, its main job is to make calls. This pocket-friendly mobile is available in Grey colour and its long lasting battery and multimedia functionality are its highlights.Samsung M260 as Samsung Factor is also called is expected to be available nationwide at the end of April for Rs.2500.