The Good The Samsung SGH-T339 has a compact, easy-to-use design and respectable call clarity. Its feature set offers Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a well-stocked camera.
The Bad The Samsung SGH-T339's display is overly bright and its call volume was rather low. Also, photo and music quality was unimpressive.
The Bottom Line The Samsung SGH-T339 isn't a bad T-Mobile HotSpot @Home phone but there are better options available.
Samsung SGH-T339 (T-Mobile)
Several months after it came out with its HotSpot @Home service, T-Mobile introduced two new Wi-Fi-equipped cell phones, the Nokia 6301 and the Samsung SGH-T339. Though the features between the two phones are largely similar, the SGH-T339's red flip design calls more attention to itself. Call quality was good, if a bit quiet, but we'd prefer the Nokia handset in the end. The T339 is $159.99 if you pay full price, but you can get it for $49.99 with service.
Though the Samsung SGH-T339 has a standard flip-phone design, its bright red color gives it a bit of character. It's a deeper shade than on the Samsung SGH-T229--more like brick red than candy apple--and it stands out from T-Mobile's other HotSpot @Home phones. At 3.6 inches tall by 1.8 inches wide by 0.8 inch thick and 3.3 ounces, the SGH-T339 is compact and portable. Though it's covered by plastic, the T339 has a comfortable and solid feel with a sturdy hinge.
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