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Samsung E1170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews of Samsung E1170. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The price and size are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the sound, while there are some mixed comments about the durability and reception.

usability, size, price, battery, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung E1170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Samsung E1170 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the durability and battery are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the screen, while many are negative about the reliability.

price, usability, portability, battery, durability


95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMSUNG E1170 - blackSAMSUNG E1170 - black

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: richard (

Samsung E1170 Black


Very easy to use


Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: linda (

Samsung E1170 Black


Easy to use and simple menu. Compact and lightweight

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: charlie (

Samsung E1170 Black


simple easy to use, battery life excellent..if you are looking for a cheap runaround and to get away from SMART PHONE addiction this is for you

call quality bit tinny

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: JOHN (

Samsung E1170 Black


If you just want to make calls and send text messages, this is the phone for you

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Roberta (

Samsung E1170 Black


Battery life amazing

The phone sends error messages a lot and goes onto emergency calls a lot.Dont find having to go through all the same details when i ring

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Rod (

Samsung E1170 Black


Very simple and basic phone, no camera, no music, just phone calls and text, exactly what I want.Good battery life

Slightly different key layout for predictive text from my older samsung, but you soon get settled in

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Susan (

Samsung E1170 Black


I only need a basic phone so this suits me very well. The battery seems to run forever compared to my old phone. Its nice and slim to hold and the sound quality is good

Found my way around the buttons eventually as the instructions are sparce

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Rosalyn (

Samsung E1170 Black


Great value & simple phone

I haven't found any yet

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Jayne (

Samsung E1170 Black


easy to use ; light ; cheap

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Di (

Samsung E1170 Black


Very clear screen

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


FM radio:N / No / Y / Yes
Music player: No
Polyphonic rings quantity:40
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Call management

Call timer:Y / Yes


Built-in Camera:N / No


Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.571

Data Transmission

Bluetooth:N / No
Infrared data port:N / No


Display diagonal:3.86 / 38.6
Display number of colours:0.065000 / 0.065536 / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:128 x 128
External display:CSTN / N / No
Touch screen:N
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

GPS:N / No
GPS (satellite): No


Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:Alphanumeric keypad

Management features

Voice dialing: Yes


Compatible memory cards:N / No
Flash card support:N / No


E-mail: No
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):N / No
Support for e-mail attachments: No


2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800
Data network:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM / GSM
GSM bands supported:900, 1800 / 900,1800
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:N / No

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):46.1 x 14.1 x 108.7
Networking type:GSM
Operating Frequency:900/1800
Smartphone:N / No

Phone features

Conference call:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology:No / Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch
Phonebook capacity:200
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes


Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):580 / 650 / 830
Talk time (2G):10 / 10.5 / 7

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / White
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Technical features:uTrack


Video call:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.41 / 14 / 14.1
Height :10.9 / 108.5 / 108.7
Weight:71 / 72 / 73 / 77
Width:4.61 / 45.5 / 46.1