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T-Mobile's $20 Samsung t159 scores on calls (pictures)

The clamshell t159 cell phone may be bare-bones, but its call quality soars.

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Samsung t159: Simply meant for calls

T-Mobile's latest flip phone doesn't look like much. It's plain black and uninspiring to behold, but if you're looking for a phone that'll reach out and call someone, that the Samsung t159 can do.
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Slim build

One benefit of the form factor is that it slips easily into pockets.
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Shared port

The shared Micro-USB port and wired headset jack is inconvenient.
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Black back

The lightly etched backing is the phone's only real accent.
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Say cheese

The camera shutter button on the right spine is one useful element for snapping photos on the fly. Too bad photo quality isn't a strong suit.
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Dial pad

I love the large, responsive, tactile keys.

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