Samsung Dart T499 (T-Mobile)

The Good The Samsung Dart has a slim and compact design. It ships with Android 2.2, and the TouchWiz UI is easy to use. Features include GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile hot-spot capabilities, and the ability to make calls over Wi-Fi. It's also very affordable.

The Bad The Samsung Dart's screen is on the small side, with a rather poor resolution.

The Bottom Line The Samsung Dart is a decent entry-level phone for T-Mobile, but there are better options out there.

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

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Review

Samsung Dart T499 (T-Mobile)

Budget Android handsets are a great idea if you want to get started with Android but don't want to spend the big bucks on something like the HTC Sensation 4G or the T-Mobile G2X. T-Mobile's budget Android offerings currently consist of the LG Optimus T and the T-Mobile Comet. Now the family includes the Samsung Dart, an Android 2.2 handset that retails for free after a two-year contract and an online discount. It's an entry-level device that won't wow you with its design or feature set, but it does offer great Android functionality for an unbeatable price.

Design
The Samsung Dart has the look and feel of an entry-level smartphone. Clad in gray lightweight plastic, the Dart is quite compact, measuring 4.09 inches long by 2.39 inches wide by 0.48 inch deep, and weighing only 3.8 ounces. As a result, the Dart lacks the premium feel of more-expensive phones. However, the back cover has a matte textured surface that makes the phone more pleasing to grasp, and we like the rounded corners and tapered chin.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $180
  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider T-Mobile
  • Diagonal Size 3.14 in
  • Weight 3.8 oz
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features intelligent typing (SWYPE)
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