Samsung is a famous mobile phone manufacturer in India as the company designs and markets handsets that are suitable for all ranges of consumers. The company not only manufactures smart phones like the Galaxy S but also affordable budget phones like the E1125. Some of the handsets also have the dual SIM card feature in them. One such handset, the W259 Duos was released last year by Samsung. It is a budget priced handset with dual SIM features that work in the GSM + CDMA mode. The W259 is available for a low price tag of Rs.6,820 only.
- Dimensions: 115.5 x 48.0 x 15.9 mm
- Weight: 110 grams
- Display: 2.2 inches, 176 x 220 pixel resolution, TFT LCD display
- Camera: 1.3 mega pixel, digital zoom, video recording
- Connectivity: Bluetooth version 2.1, USB 1.1 full speed, GPRS
- Battery: 1,140 mAh, 290 minutes talk time, 230 hours stand by time
- Price: INR 6,820
The W259 measures 115.5 x 48.0 x 15.9 mm in dimensions and weighs around 110 grams. The handset has a large 2.2 inch display with a resolution of 176 x 220 pixels and supports 262 K colors. It is a TFT QVGA LCD display. Under the display, there is a four way directional pad with a middle select button. The two soft keys are on the wither side of the directional pad. Under this is the keypad with 15 keys. The top most row has the call key, clear key and the end key. The back side has the camera lens and the battery cover. The hot swappable micro SD card slot is under this battery cover. The handset is quite stylish.
The W259 handset has a phone book support to store 1000 contact. It has a Mobile Tracker feature that offers enhanced security and helps the users to track the mobile whenever it is lost or misplaced. The feature sends an SMS to an already set number when the SIM card is replaced. This improves the chances of regaining the handset. The handset has the support to download Java enabled content like games, ringtones, pictures and other audio files. This can be done with the WAP 2.0 browser through the GPRS connection.
The Bluetooth in the handset helps the users to connect to the various devices like printers, laptops and PDAs instantly. This allows the jobs like data transfer, syncs and print jobs to be done in a very small duration of time. The in built email client of the handset supports the SMTP, IMAP4 and PAP3 email protocols. There are organizer features like scheduler, calendar, clock, to-do list, alarms, world time, calculator, currency converter, stop watch, memo book and timer.
The handset has a 1.3 mega pixel camera with a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels. The camera has the digital zoom feature and has different shot modes like Single Shot, Mosaic Shot, Continuous Shot and Frame Shot. There also many photo effects like Sepia, Black and White, Emboss, Antique, Sketch, Fog and Moonlight. The videos that are recorded are suitable only for the MMS.
The handset has a built in media player with the support to the formats like AAC, MP3, AAC+, WAV, eAAC+, WMA and MIDI. It also has the support to the A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) for the Bluetooth. The users can make use of this support to listen to music on the Bluetooth headsets. There is also a FM radio application in the handset with a capacity to store about 20 radio stations. The videos that are recorded with the built in camera are saved in the H.264, MPEG4 and 3GPP formats by default. the same formats of videos can be played by the handset.