Samsung SGH-V

The Good Built-in camera; works on GPRS networks; IR port; world phone; 65,000-color display.

The Bad Picture options could be better; can't save photos for caller ID.

The Bottom Line Samsung's SGH-V206 has an arguably sleeker design than other camera-phone hybrids but falls short on implementation.

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

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Review

Samsung SGH-V

Review summary

At first glance, the V206 looks conspicuously similar to its sibling, the S105. Only the square-shaped external LCD and the Samsung designer label on the top of the phone set it apart. But take a closer look, and you'll notice that the V206 weighs less (3.0 ounces) and is slightly longer (4.3 by 1.8 by 0.9 inches) than its T-Mobile brethren. The extra length is attributable to the built-in rotating camera lens tucked into the hinge of the phone.

Unlike the Sanyo SCP-5300, this model doesn't have an onboard flash. Additionally, you can't utilize the external LCD as a viewfinder or to display pictures of incoming callers. However, the external screen shows all the basic information: time, date, caller ID (when available), network, and battery strength. And as with all camera phones, the internal 65,000-color, eight-line display doubles as a viewfinder. As for the camera, since you can rotate the lens, you can always turn it on yourself and use it as a mirror. To take pictures, hit the button with a camera icon; this launches the camera application and serves as a shutter-release control. It's worth noting that you must have the phone flipped open before you can take a picture.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Talk Time Up to 240 min
  • Weight 3.39 oz
  • Technology GSM
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