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Samsung T259 (photos)

The flaws are few and strengths many of this very simple, satisfying flip phone.

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Jessica Dolcourt
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1 of 5 James Martin/CNET

Simply flip

The Samsung SGH-T259 is another one of Sammy's many flip phones, but it's one we grew to like despite a few annoyances.
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Sure press

The large dial pad is easy to see and press, and quite comfortable. The default dial screen displays large numbers as well.
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3 of 5 James Martin/CNET

Sharing isn't caring

The one case with a cell phone where the adage "sharing is caring" falls flat is when the headphone jack and power plug share a single Micro-USB port. You'll need an adapter for wired headsets.
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4 of 5 James Martin/CNET

Camera

The 2-megapixel camera is extremely average; don't sell your digital camera.
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Photo close-up

In our studio shot, photos had a pinkish-gray hue and lacked vibrancy.

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