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Samsung E590

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 reviews of Samsung E590. 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. Views about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The camera and usability also get good reviews, but there are some critical views about the apps and GPS navigation. The reliability and connectivity get mixed opinions.

size, usability, camera, portability, design

GPS navigation, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung E590 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung E590

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung E590 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SGH-E590 World GSM Cellular Phone (Unlocked)Samsung SGH-E590 World GSM Cellular Phone (Unlocked)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung E590

 

Weighing a mere 66g, the candybar-style Samsung E590 is one of the smallest and most compact phones currently available on the market. It's a basic-to...

Small, Compact and Lightweight, Solid features list, 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, Excellent user interface

Plain design, Small display, Navigation Joystick a little short

The E590 is without doubt one of the most compact and lightweight handsets currently available on the market. But its plain, matte plastic design means you'll either love it, or hate it.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Samsung E590

 

A great choice if you want an easy-to-use phone that you can barely feel in your pocket.

Teeny -- but still practical -- size, 3-megapixel camera with lots of features, Very easy to use, no fussing around

No flash or light on camera, Lovers of flashy gadgets need not apply

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung E590 review: Simple on purpose

 

Designwise, the Samsung E590 is stunningly different from pretty much everything you would expect in a modern mobile phone. Yet, its armory includes a high-quality TFT display and a decent 3 megapixel camera. Plus, it's delightfully minimalist and...

3 megapixel autofocus camera with a half-shutter key ; Tri-band GSM/GRPS/EDGE support ; Square 1.8" 262K color TFT display with 220x220 pixels resolution ; Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) ; FM radio ; MS Office documents viewer ; microSD memory card slot ;...

Slow memory-card reading ; No TV out functionality ; Slow document viewer ; Java applications can be installed only through WAP ; Only preset message ringtones

Clean-cut and low-key, the Samsung E590 invokes mixed feelings and is definitely not an eye-catcher. We are all used to shiny plastic and metal in fashionable handsets produced under various brands. The Samsung E950 is nothing like it; in fact it's...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Ella Morton (cnet.com.au)

Samsung E590

 

Samsung's teeny tiny E590 packs a whole lot of features into a fuss-free candy bar model.

Teeny -- but still practical -- size ; 3-megapixel camera with lots of features ; Very easy to use, no fussing around

No flash or light on camera ; Lovers of flashy gadgets need not apply

All up, the E590 is a solid phone that performs well, and goes back to the basics instead of relying on gimmicks. There's no fuss, no superfluous decorative fancy bits, and no performance problems to speak of. We liked it a lot, but if you prefer your...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Samsung SGH-E590 Review

 

What we are reviewing is the tiny Samsung SGH-E590, designed by Jasper Morrison. It offers plenty of features in a small and well looking device with an affordable price.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Samsung SGH-E590 Review

 

Another mid-level Samsung handset makes its way on the market and by means of its technical features it appears that it addresses a specific target segment � camera phone fans. Strictly following its new market strategy, the Korean company continues to...

The first thing you notice before taking the E590 phone in your hand is its small sizes and stylish design. Jasper Morrison's touch breathes from all the phone's "pores" and makes you wonder how come that simplicity can be so beautiful. Apart from its...

Actually the only negative points of the phone are software related. The very basic web browser that has been integrated ruins the Internet experience. Also the possibility of installing Java applications only through WAP (Internet connection) looks...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Ella Morton (zdnet.com.au)

Samsung E590

 

Samsung's teeny tiny E590 packs a whole lot of features into a fuss-free candy bar model.

Teeny -- but still practical -- size, 3-megapixel camera with lots of features, Very easy to use, no fussing around

No flash or light on camera, Lovers of flashy gadgets need not apply

A great choice if you want an easy-to-use phone that you can barely feel in your pocket.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (mobilegazette.com)

Samsung E590 (SGH-E590)

 
Jun, 2007

Expert review by: (mobile88.com)

Samsung SGH E590

 

Samsung SGH E590 tri-band GSM phone comes equipped with a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, multi-format music and video support, Bluetooth with A2DP, FM Radio, 1.79 inch 262k color TFT display (220x220 pixel), uGO, Black GUI and Intuitive CAM UI,...

As you see, there’s no support for 3D profiles and there's no way to transfer Java applets via Bluetooth or data cable. The heap size is 2.2 ̀á, maximal Jar size ?300 Êá.

Consumer review by: Fred (rightmobilephone.co.uk)

very small and light but this doesn't take anything away from a little star

 

Phone is very small and light but this doesn't take anything away from a little star. Video is great too and photos, has mp3 and radio with loudspeaker, radio only through headphones, whilst mp3 will play over phones and speaker.9 speed dials, al...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.418
Head SAR (EU):0.447
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.447

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:4.55
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:220 x 220
External display: No
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
GPS (satellite): No

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:81
Internal storage capacity:2

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
E-mail protocols:IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):900,1800
Data network:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM
GPRS multislot class:10
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Alarm function: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):94 x 42 x 13.5
Display number of lines:8
Networking type:GSM, EDGE
Operating Frequency:900, 1800, 1900
Playable formats:MP3, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, WMA
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No

Phone features

Conference call: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Power

Battery Capacity:800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):5.5

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Subscription type:No subscription
Type:Feature phone

Video

Frame rate:15
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 144
Video compression formats:3GP
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.35
Height :9.4
Weight:65
Width:4.2