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Samsung :) Smiley / Samsung T359

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Samsung :) Smiley / Samsung T359. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and performance are overall positive. The price and portability also get good opinions, but the GPS navigation and connectivity get mixed views. The camera and reliability get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung :) Smiley / Samsung T359 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Samsung :) Smiley / Samsung T359 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the durability and performance. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the GPS navigation and reliability.

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81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Smiley T359 Cell Phone T-MobileSamsung Smiley T359 Cell Phone T-Mobile

May, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Samsung :) SGH-T359 (T-Mobile)


The Samsung Smiley SGH-T359 isn't bad for a budget messaging device, but T-Mobile has several better handsets that each cost just a few bucks more.

Sharp, bright screen. Good build quality. Includes 3G and GPS, plus free Google Maps directions (without voice).

Poor camera. No voice dialing. Non-standard headphone jack.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions There's 82MB of free internal memory, and my 16GB SanDisk microSD card worked fine in the side-mounted card slot. The microUSB headphone jack means finding good-sounding wired earbuds is almost impossible. Music...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Kent German (

Samsung :) Smiley - black (T-Mobile) review:


You can always count on Samsung do it two things: bury us in new cell phone reviews, and occasionally announce handsets with rather silly names. On that last point, the Innov8 , the TwoStep , and the Sunburst are prime examples, and don't get CNET's...

The Samsung Smiley has a functional midrange feature set and respectable call quality.

The Samsung Smiley's keyboard is a tad cramped and offers few shortcut keys. Some messaging options require use of the Web browser.

If you don't mind the small keyboard and can get past the cringe-inducing name, T-Mobile's Samsung Smiley is an easy-to-use messaging phone.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung Smiley :) Review


Let us present to you the phone with the worst name ever, the Samsung :). The :)- which we will refer to as Smiley from here on out- thankfully isn't as bad as its name. This low-end portrait slider features a decidedly low-end set of specs, but what...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Mita (

Samsung :) Smiley Review


The Samsung Smiley is a basic model messaging phone with all common features and a fair performance with a price as low as $19.99. Samsung's new Smiley is definitely going to cheer you up as you progress with this review to learn about the details of it.

Named after an emoticon, the Samsung Smiley can really cheer you up with a price tag of just $19.99 with a two year contract. With such a low price, it is no doubt good value for a GPS-enabled 3G messaging phone with a QWERTY keyboard and battery life...

Nov, 2010

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Samsung :) (T-Mobile) Review

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: magicdave211 (

"Same technical problem over and over!"


I would not buy another smiley,Tell youthe truth I do not think I'll buy another Samsung.My freinds I guess have better luck with your product,they don't have a Smiley.

I like everything elese but the external speaker issue.screen size,net. access,and the text messenging.Even the neat assorted smiley faces are cool.

External speaker.I've had this phone for less than 4 monthes.I've had it had replaced 3 times and now being repar this fouth time for external speaker.T-Mobil even sent me a new phone with same issue out of the box.Curios if other had same problem?

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Dede txtaholic!! (

Love my phone!!


I really like my new phone, has great features from music to the online features I get 4g speeds,really am pleased with my purchase

Durable ; Easy To Use ; Great Features ; Lightweight ; Simple Controls

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: linda (

just what we ordered


the phone arrived in two days and works perfectly. thanls

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Jessica (

piece of junk


I have had this phone replaced once because it was defective straight out of the box and now I'm having to send it in to get a replacement because its not working properly.


Awkward Keypad ; Drops Calls ; Flimsy ; Freezes Up ; Keys are very small ; None touch screen ; Poor Battery Life

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: popsrocks (

Samsung SGH-t359, Smiley: Dependable and Simple


I am all Smiley about my new Samsung SGH T359 phone. It was time to get a new phone. Small problems plagued my old t-Mobile flip Samsung. Samsung SGH T 359, Smiley Phone My flip top Samsung still works but it was the ...

QWERTY is easy for my chubby fingers to use

no flip that I was used to with my old phone. New slide is cool.8

Dec, 2011