The SGH-A197 has a simple flip phone design in black.
The A197 is compact and portable, but its plastic construction makes it almost too light.
The A197's keys are flat and a tad slick, but they're easy to use.
The A197's camera lens sits above the monochrome external display. There's no flash for the camera and the display doesn't double as a self-portrait viewfinder.
The SGH-A197's volume rocker sits on its left spine.
The A197's doesn't look like much from behind.