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Samsung A436 review

5.3/10 AVG.

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The Samsung A436 currently has an Informr score of 5.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Screen Size
1+ MP

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Samsung released the A436 on July 4, 2007.

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Samsung backs up the A436 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung A436's screen size is 2 inches with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.


The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

3 MB

Internal memory is 3 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 900 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Samsung A436 Specs

Release date July 4, 2007
Regions available Canada
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 3 MB
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.11 W/kg
Body: 1.24 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 900 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Gold, Gray, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.5 x 4.8 x 1.6 cm (3.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 85 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Grayscale LCD, 96 x 96 pixels, 1 inches
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
4x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Multi-shot, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, AMR
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SGH-A436

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its okay..

It's a very sturdy phone, ive left it in the rain, gotten the front screen smashed, dropped it. as far as the camera it's junk and there is no video, i also dont like the finish on the outside of the phone as it shows oil.

A comfortable clamshell

The Samsung A436 is a comfortable clamshell quad band world phone that features an external display, camera and a familiar alphanumeric keypad that’s easy on the fingers.

This flip is the perfect choice for someone looking for a durable, reliable phone with no learning curve.



The Samsung A436 is a comfortable clamshell quad band world phone that features an external display, camera and a familiar alphanumeric keypad that’s easy on the fingers.

This flip is the perfect choice for someone looking for a durable, reliable phone with no learning curve.

It offers an address book, alarm, stopwatch, Bluetooth, speakerphone and more. With the A436 you can enjoy good call quality, text, email and MMS.


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