Expert Review of Samsung Duos W259
Released in 2009, Samsung Duos W259 is a combo pack model that supports dual active GSM and CDMA. It works on 2G networking quad band GSM and single band CDMA. A bright display of 2.2 inch, 1.3 megapixel camera, music player and video player are the main pros of this model. The world seems beautiful from its TFT display with 256k dots and fine pixel resolution. The mobile is sound enough to give soothing image quality whenever you are missing your camera at special moments.
It offers almost all the basic features with appreciable qualities as that of multimedia ones include music player and stereo FM. So enjoy the music wherever you go at your hand. Other applications as that of voice memo, emails, group sms, mms and predictive text input etc can also be enjoyed at ease. You will not find the menu organization too complex or tough to understand. For the favorite pass time, Java designed games are also pre-installed in the handset.
The classic keypad and rectangular body design has dimensions of 115.5mm x 48mm x 15.9mm with curved corners. The weight of 120gm also makes it easily pocketed. Though in colors, one may not a find any variety since it has only gleaming black built. The 40MB memory with a scope of extension up to 8GB could be used to store large number of phone records, messages, images, themes, wallpapers, graphics etc. A 1GB memory card that comes with the box is an icing to the cake. Battery is also quite sufficient as compared to the price. For connections to internet and data transfer to other mobiles, computers or gadgets; it has a Bluetooth connectivity along with a USB option as well.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Duos W259 has the brightest 2.2 inch wide display. The TFT screen with 256K color combination schemes is one of the most pleasurable to view and the major attractions of this model. The 176 x 220 pixel resolution shows clear images with gleaming colors and good contrasts. One can’t avoid glancing it again if once taken a view. Also, there is a dedicated keypad with two special keys for initiating and ending a call and a four way direction control key to access the menu organization. The design of menu and other shortcut options have been made very simple and user friendly so that even novice users can use it without any complications of having deep gadget knowledge or stuff.
It is coming out to be among the best in giving class music and sound quality. The music and video player support major formats of MPEG4, 3GP, MP3, AAC and AAC+. All the music and stereo FM is available to you with just one touch access. The auto tune allows you to tune about 30 stations and record the favorites to the mobile set by storing them in memory card.
Pictures and Video quality
The primary camera of 1.3MP is capable of clicking decent quality photographs of your special moments. The pixel resolution of 1280 x 1024 can be challenged to give sharp focus and digital zoom as well. Apart from it, there are also several modes of single shot, continuous, mosaic, frame to control white balance under different conditions of cloudy, daylight, fluorescent etc. There is also an available option of editing the images in emboss, sketch, fog, moonlight etc. So get your images in whatever desirable manner you want.
There is a video recorder which could capture about 60 minutes of shoots with well defined quality. To achieve this quality, one must try keep it still else it may cause blurring during shoot.
You can download large amounts of entertaining games, streaming music, sizzling themes, wallpapers, graphics etc for the handset by connecting to the internet via an EDGE connectivity giving speeds of up to 384kbps. There is also a GPRS connecting option but the WLAN is missing that could be contended considering its price. One can surf through the global platform via a HTML browser.
Internal and External Memory
An attracting feature of Samsung W259 Duos is that it comes with a 1GB memory card in the box. While the internal memory of 40MB is capable of storing around 1000 entries, photocalls, 300 sms etc and a handsome amount of approximately 250 call records; it has a microSD slot for extension up to 8GB.
Applications and Gaming
It practically consists of all the basic applications to be expected from a mobile phone of this price rate such as those of world clock, converter, calculator, alarm, stopwatch, timer etc. To keep a track of jobs to do, there is a scheduler inside the calendar to keep a memo of the day-wise work. Regarding messages, one can send and receive sms, mms and also emails. There is also a multiparty calling system that enables conferencing. For business and office purposes, there is a special airplane mode.
For fun and entertainment, it offers good pass time collection of Java supported games like Sudoku, cricket and carom.
You can enjoy a long talk time of 4hrs 50min with the standard Li-Ion battery of Samsung Duos. Powered at 1140mAh, it could withstand a span of 230hrs at standby mode.
Full speeds can be obtained while transferring data to other mobiles, computers or other gadgets by using its v2.1 Bluetooth or the USB slot. To connect directly to a computer, there is a Samsung new PC studio inside the PC sync application.
One must notice all the applications of it before opting for it. It is mainly good for users who specially insist on keeping two numbers. They can get their job done by this two in one model. Moreover, it also is specifically the demand of people seeking group messaging facility. There are several other designs from Samsung, Nokia etc. giving the same comfort at the similar price range such as those of Samsung Duos Champ, Nokia Asha, Videocon V1502 and many more.