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Samsung F490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews of Samsung F490. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and price are overall positive. The design and size are also appreciated. The sound and performance get mixed reviews. There are some less positive comments about the GPS navigation and durability.

usability, size, design, price, portability

screen, battery, durability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung F490 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung F490


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung F490 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMSUNG SGH-F490SAMSUNG SGH-F490

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung F490


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung F490 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SGH-F490 Phone (Unlocked, Intl. Version) no U.S. WarrantySamsung SGH-F490 Phone (Unlocked, Intl. Version) no U.S. Warranty

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung SGH-F490


Samsung's SGH-F490 throws away the F700's sliding keyboard and goes pure touchscreen.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : DO (

Samsung SGH-F490 review


Is there more to Samsung's latest touchcsreen mobile than a big screen?

Stylish design ; Handy touch screen ; 5 megapixel camera ; HSDPA high speed data

Touch screen is difficult to use ; Average pictures ; Poor video quality ; No Wi-Fi

Nice looks, shame about the rest

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Mobile Fone Reviews (

Samsung F490


The Samsung F490 is a gorgeous looking phone with touch a sensitive 3.2 TFT display screen. The handset comprises a fantastic 5 mega-pixel camera and video recorder with superb imaging features that Samsung are known for. There is a built in music...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (

Samsung F490 review -


It?s a slim device with an improved touch-screen. It also has HSDPA, a five-megapixel camera and 3.5mm headphone jack

The screen locks too quickly, there?s no Wi-Fi and the menu is repetitive

Dec, 2011

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Samsung - F490


The F490 from Samsung is another of those all-front-screen mobile phones that seem to be gathering momentum at the moment thanks to Apple's iPhone. It measures 115mm tall, 53mm wide and 12mm thick and weighs 102g, ...

Phones with full frontal touch-screens are now becoming widespread enough that there is some real choice to be had. With 3G on board and a nice user interface, the Samsung F490 is certainly an option to consider and its long battery life is another...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Oleg Kononosov (

Samsung F490


The Samsung F490 is simply doomed to get faced off against the Apple iPhone over and over again, thanks to its resembling form-factor, missing hardware keys on the front fascia, touch-sensitive display and pretty much identical dimensions. The iPhone...

Techi may find it somewhat interesting, but there are no reasons to believe they will be overly enthusiastic about the F490. This is one of the first models in the family, which will be followed by other offerings employing similar concepts

Jan, 2008

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Sony Ericsson Z555


Although it looks great, feels good and fits well in the hand, this phone really feels like an unexplored opportunity.

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Samsung F490 review: Fingertip away


The Samsung F490 follows a trend that we welcome - touch-based user interface and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera. Add a widescreen 3.2" TFT display and a slim profile, and it already sounds like a juicy deal. We've already reviewed...

Stylish looks and high-quality build ; Slim 11.8mm profile ; Tri-band GSM and HSDPA network support with video calls ; Large 3.3-inch touchscreen TFT display with 240 x 432 pixel resolution (16:9 screen ratio) ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera ; Vibrating...

Awkward and slow web browser scrolling and panning ; Video recording maxes out at QVGA@15fps ; Unable to play widescreen user-encoded WMV and H.263 videos ; Slow image zooming in the gallery ; The three fullscreen Java games are trial versions only

Samsung F490 resembles Samsung F700 but it lacks the hardware QWERTY keypad of its sibling. Just by looking at it, our guess is it's obviously aiming to put pressure on the LG Viewty, that is already available and gathering momentum. We'll see about...

Feb, 2008

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Samsung SGH-F490 Preview


In this preview, we will take a look at the newest family member– SGH F490. At first look, we can say that it is a high-class multimedia phone, targeting the high-tech oriented audience. The essential difference from the firstborn (F700) is the lack of...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : MobilesTopic (

Samsung F490 Review


Other, more basic features are adequately engineered - setting an alarm is easy, and you can even switch off the phone and configure it to turn on at the appropriate time. The calendar function is straightforward and the calculator is simple to use,...

May, 2008

Product Specifications


FM radio: No


Battery Capacity:880
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):220
Talk time (2G):6

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera type:Single camera
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Second Camera: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:8.38
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 432
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No


Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9


FM radio: No


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:3G

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):115 x 63.5 x 11.8
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Packaging Content

Bundled software:NetFront 3.4\nDocument viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)


Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Internal Memory:130

Technical Details

Alarm function: Yes


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :1.18