Samsung has been concentrating on high end mobile phones for a while. The need for basic mobile phones is at a rise now. Considering this Samsung has launched a new model which is aimed at the entry level market and after a long time.
Samsung E1230 is made in a bar phone form factor. The device has dimensions of 110.6mm x 45.4 mm x 13.9 mm. The phone weighs just about 73 grams. This is a GSM based device and will work in frequencies of 900/1800 MHz. The design feature in the mobile is very simple. The whole of the mobile comes in a black shade with grey high lights. There is also a white color option available. The keys are sufficiently big and they have a nice rubbery feel to them.
The phone has a screen size of 1.8 inches having a screen resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. It is of TFT type and packs in 56,000 different colors. For an entry level phone this is a very good display. Even though you may not be able to see videos in it, the screen has enough quality to enjoy pictures and other graphics. Since the display is sufficiently large messages and other texts will be very easy to read. The phone has no camera in it but it isn’t a device manufactured to offer high end features.
The phone book in the phone used to save contact names and numbers can hold up to 1000 entries. If you have still more contacts then they can be saved to the SIM card. The phone can keep track of received calls, missed calls as well as dialed numbers too. This is particularly very helpful since you can monitor all the recent calls. The phone supports short messaging service or SMS. Samsung E1230 can store up to 500 messages. This includes message in the inbox as well as sent items folder.
Samsung E1230 runs in a standard Lithium ion battery. The battery has a capacity of 800mAh. This moderately powerful battery can provide the phone with about 660 hours of standby time. That is once you have charged the mobile; the battery can retain the charge for a maximum of 660 hours provided the mobile is kept idle. The battery provides up to 8 hour and 40 minutes of talk time too.
The device has polyphonic ring tones and has vibration alert too. So even if the mobile is in silent mode the phone will notify you if a call or SMS comes by vibrating. For entertainment purpose the device has inbuilt games as well as FM radio support. The phone comes preloaded with lots of games and they can provide you with hours of non-stop fun.
The integrated FM radio can be used to access the local FM stations. Since there are a lot of FM stations nowadays, entertainment is guaranteed. The FM radio telecast can be enjoyed via the headsets or they can be played through the phones speakers. There is an inbuilt torch light too in the device and this increase the practicality of the mobile phone.
Samsung E1230’s package includes a good quality headset too. It also contains the charger, user manual and the manufactures warranty card. The phone has a price tag of about Rs. 2, 000/-.