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Samsung E770 (SGH-E770)

 Samsung SGH-E770 Open Available now
24th January 2006
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The Samsung E770 looks very familiar at first glance - it looks like just another variant of the wide range of compact clamshells that includes the E720E530, E620 and E730 plus many others.

What sets the Samsung SGH-E770 (slightly) apart from other handsets in the range, is that the E770 comes with TransFlash / microSD expandable memory and stereo Bluetooth support.

The rest of the specifications are pretty familiar - there's a 1.3 megapixel camera (with flash), 176x220 pixel TFT main display in 262,000 colours, a web browser and email client, plus of course Java support. It's an impressively compact phone, weighing just 85 grams and measuring 90x46x20mm. Talktime is quoted as being a useful 5.5 hours, with 8 days standby.

 Samsung E770 The SGH-E770 looks like a pretty decent multimedia phone. It can play back MP3 and AAC files, and it overcomes the memory limitations of other Samsung clamshells by including the memory slot.. although the E770 comes with a pretty good 80Mb of internal memory to begin with. Stereo Bluetooth means that you can use a wireless stereo headset too, and the external multimedia controls are always a useful thing to find on a clamshell.

Perhaps the SGH-E770 is a bit predictable - there's nothing really revolutionary going on here. Instead, this is more of an evolutionary design, building on the strengths of the Samsung E720 (a phone we like a lot) and turning it into a fully fledged music player, while still keeping the weight down.

There are some shortcomings - the camera is only 1.3 megapixels, not 2 megapixels, and the SGH-E770's 176x220 pixel display is not as good as the 240x320 pixel panels that we're seeing in many rival handsets.. although it should be noted that most rival handsets are a fair bit heavier than the Samsung E770.

Overall though, the Samsung SGH-E770 looks to be a great little phone. Comparing this handset with recently announced rivals such as Nokia with their disappointing 6125 and Motorola's stylish but impractical RAZR V3i shows that Samsung really understand what they are doing in this market and are still way ahead of the competition.

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Samsung E770 (SGH-E770) at a glance


Q1 2006


GSM 900/1800/1900




176x220 pixels, 262,000 colours (main)


1.3 megapixels


Compact clamshell
90x46x20mm / 85 grams









Battery life:

5.5 hours talk / 8 days standby


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