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Samsung a680

7.8/10 AVG.
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7.8/10
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The Samsung a680 currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 82 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Samsung released the a680 on October 5, 2004.


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Samsung backs up the a680 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung a680's screen size is Unknown with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

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

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

Samsung a680 Specs

Overview
Release date October 5, 2004
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
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: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.3 x 4.5 x 2.4 cm (3.3 x 1.8 x 0.9 in)
Weight 96 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
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 Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SPH-A680

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Blahh

I dislike this phone very much. I've had this phone for three years now, and it's horrible. I get horrible service no matter where I am, when I call someone else, I can hear myself, takes forever to send a text message, bad picture quality, and now it freezes! Not even halfway through a text message, i...More
I dislike this phone very much. I've had this phone for three years now, and it's horrible. I get horrible service no matter where I am, when I call someone else, I can hear myself, takes forever to send a text message, bad picture quality, and now it freezes! Not even halfway through a text message, it freezes and then Im not able to press anything, and then the phone turns off. Also, the phone turns off itself or the number pad lights turn off. This phone sucks a lotttt. so do NOT buy it :) Less

Worst Phone Ever.

This phone is horrid. Nothing is customizable, or works the way you want it to. You can get a USB cable to transfer pictures to a computer, but you need this program called Bitpim. Bitpim is an EXTREMELY UNSTABLE PROGRAM THAT NEVER WORKS. I tried for a whole day just to get two pictures onto my compute...More
This phone is horrid. Nothing is customizable, or works the way you want it to. You can get a USB cable to transfer pictures to a computer, but you need this program called Bitpim. Bitpim is an EXTREMELY UNSTABLE PROGRAM THAT NEVER WORKS. I tried for a whole day just to get two pictures onto my computer, didn't work. The video is crap, the pictures are crap, the texting is crap, the GUI is crap. Horrible phone overall. Less

Worthless

Both my mom and i got this phone for christmas in 2004 and within a year of owning my phone the ringer died. I used for another year with no ringer and then bought an lg phone and so far its good. About 5 months ago, my moms phones ringer died. 2 months ago the whole phone wouldnt even turn on. It...More
Both my mom and i got this phone for christmas in 2004 and within a year of owning my phone the ringer died. I used for another year with no ringer and then bought an lg phone and so far its good. About 5 months ago, my moms phones ringer died. 2 months ago the whole phone wouldnt even turn on. It wasnt the battery because we went out and bought a new one. Not worth money get a different phone Less

Mostly Pros, a Couple Cons - Texting Capital Letters?!

Pros - -It's a solidly built phone. I dropped it a number of times. It did finally break when I dropped it while it was flipped open, but I blame myself. -Love how the exterior display becomes a mirror. -Love the big bright LCDs to alert me to a message. -Don't mind the skin options. Good brightn...More
Pros - -It's a solidly built phone. I dropped it a number of times. It did finally break when I dropped it while it was flipped open, but I blame myself. -Love how the exterior display becomes a mirror. -Love the big bright LCDs to alert me to a message. -Don't mind the skin options. Good brightness, too. -Do like how quickly it gets to creating a text message. -It's just a good looking phone in general. Cons - -This first con REALLLLLlLLLY annoys me: while texting it defaults to making every to capitalizing the first letter of every word. So Most Of My Texts Look Like This. Weird. Annoying. -The ringer could be louder. As I wrote earlier, I broke my phone...but sent it in for repairs. In the meantime, I was given a couple of different replacement phones (it took a long time to get my phone back), anyway, using the replacements--including a top of the line Razr--proved to me that the a680 is the bomb. I can't believe they don't sell them here anymore. T, Toronto Less

Impressive Little Phone!

At 46 years of age, it took a little time to learn to use all of the accessories. It was time well spent! I am especially pleased with the 1x data while the phone is attached to my laptop. Connection speed is great when you consider that all is being transmitted via digital signal, often in the middl...More
At 46 years of age, it took a little time to learn to use all of the accessories. It was time well spent! I am especially pleased with the 1x data while the phone is attached to my laptop. Connection speed is great when you consider that all is being transmitted via digital signal, often in the middle of some farmers field. I've had this phone for just shy of 2 years without a single problem. Both cameras work well once a person practices a little and fine tweaks to their own liking. I use one of the camera shots as a desktop background. Speaker phone capable, would be nice. Less

Great size!

I've had this phone for almost 2 years now. Let me say that it's excellent b/c of the size and is very light!(Most of the time, I forget knowing that I have it with me due to weight and size). Sad to say, but the ringer died on me during the 1st year of usage. I have been on vibrate mode as of now. It'...More
I've had this phone for almost 2 years now. Let me say that it's excellent b/c of the size and is very light!(Most of the time, I forget knowing that I have it with me due to weight and size). Sad to say, but the ringer died on me during the 1st year of usage. I have been on vibrate mode as of now. It's a very durable phone. Camera could be better b/c pictures looked yellow when using flash but it depends on the light you already have w/o the flash or with. Video, not bad, kinda fuzzy looking. Games are only trials,(3 trial games) just have to restart to play again if you don't want to have to pay for the full DL. Overall, good phone, I just got a defective one I guess. My fault for not getting it checked out. I do recommend this to anyone looking for a phone that is light and small! Less

I don't know what all the others are complaining about...

This is my first phone but the rest of my family has had cells. Personally I think that this phone is one of the best you can have. It is very durable. I have dropped it MANY times and I have never had any trouble with it. The picture and video is very good, the ringer works fine and out of the year I...More
This is my first phone but the rest of my family has had cells. Personally I think that this phone is one of the best you can have. It is very durable. I have dropped it MANY times and I have never had any trouble with it. The picture and video is very good, the ringer works fine and out of the year I've had it I only had one problem but that was because I dropped it in water. And even it was repaired. I see no reason why this would not be the phone a person would buy. Less

samsung

well i got this phone a year ago. i get one every year. but i really do like this phone. its like my baby. the only thing that sucks is the battery life. it needs to be boosted so i can have more fun with this phone. also the videos could be a bit longer as well. but its pretty duable its but hit to t...More
well i got this phone a year ago. i get one every year. but i really do like this phone. its like my baby. the only thing that sucks is the battery life. it needs to be boosted so i can have more fun with this phone. also the videos could be a bit longer as well. but its pretty duable its but hit to the groud a couple times; it has dents everywhere but its still pretty good. :) it turns off when it hits the ground now tho. but thats my fault. ITS A GOOD PHONE. Less

all around good phone!

ive had this phone for over a year and it hasnt given me anything to complain about. yes it could have a better camera/camcorder and it doesnt have an MP3 player but it has solid features in a reliable package. over all a good phone.
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This is the first cell phone I've ever owned but as far as I can tell it is perfect! I have never had a problem myself even after a year and a half of use. My brother has even washed his a few times and it still works... Overall though, good phone. Wouldn't say it's worth it to get internet on it,...More
This is the first cell phone I've ever owned but as far as I can tell it is perfect! I have never had a problem myself even after a year and a half of use. My brother has even washed his a few times and it still works... Overall though, good phone. Wouldn't say it's worth it to get internet on it, very limited. Camera/camcorder are pretty good, but videos can only be 30 seconds long. As far as call quality goes though, it's perfect. I love my phone! Less

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