Samsung Beat - SGH-T539 (T-Mobile)

The Good The Samsung SGH-T539 Beat offers decent call quality and great battery life. It also comes with a solid feature set including Bluetooth, voice dialing, and an external memory slot.

The Bad The Samsung SGH-T539 Beat's music player and overall design was uninspiring. Also, its flat keys hampered usability.

The Bottom Line The Samsung SGH-T539 Beat does its primary job well, but it's not the most exciting music phone in T-Mobile's stable.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 6.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
7.0 Overall

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Samsung Beat - SGH-T539 (T-Mobile)

Samsung and T-Mobile have been firmly joined at the hip the last two months. We've seen the Samsung SGH-T729 Blast and the SGH-T429, and now we've set our sights on the Samsung SGH-T539. Also called the Beat, the SGH-T539 is a middle-of-the road flip phone with a relatively ordinary design and a feature set that centers on music. It's no Nokia 5300 Xpress Music to be sure, but it's still a decent phone for playing some tunes and making calls. The Beat is $99 with service. To find accessories for this phone, see our cell phone ringtones and accessories guide.

Design
For the most part, there's not much about the SGH-T539 to distinguish it from other flip phones. It's compact (3.54 by 1.8 by 0.7 inches; 2.7 ounces) and is clad in basic black. Though it has its share of sharp angles, the Beat also has two circles on its front face. The first circle surrounds the external display while the second circle encloses the music player buttons. You might think the latter is a scroll wheel but actually it's a well-positioned speaker. Also, it has a bright green hue that definitely catches the eye.

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  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider T-Mobile
  • Technology GSM
  • Additional Features intelligent typing (T9)
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