The Samsung Saga stands out with a blue soft-touch finish while the outer edges have a black leatherette texture similar to the back of the RIM BlackBerry Bold. It's light and feels comfortable to hold both on a call and while composing messages.
Like the Samsung Epix and the Samsung Omnia, the Saga features an optical mouse function that places a mouselike cursor onscreen. You can maneuver by moving your finger on the circular trackpad below the display.
The Saga's full QWERTY keyboard is reminiscent of the Samsung Epix's. The buttons are slightly on the smaller side, but there's adequate spacing between the keys. Also unlike the Samsung BlackJack II, the keyboard isn't so stiff and hard to press, so we had a better typing experience on the Saga.
The Saga's dual-mode functionality allows the phone to automatically switch between CDMA and GSM networks to offer seamless international roaming, all while keeping the same phone number. The smartphone ships with a SIM card.