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Samsung Primo Duos W279

(Metallic Silver)
  • 2 MP Primary Camera
  • 2.4-inch Screen
  • Alphanumeric Keypad
  • Dual SIM (CDMA + GSM)
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories Samsung India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 8612 27% Off
Rs. 6254
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Samsung Primo Duos W279 (Metallic Silver) Price: Rs.6254

Key Features

  • 2 MP Primary Camera
  • 2.4-inch Screen
  • Dual Active SIM (CDMA + GSM)
  • Alphanumeric Keypad
  • FM Radio
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 16 GB
  • 2G on GSM and 3G on CDMA

The Samsung W279 is a multifaceted device which is capable of catering to the user’s entertainment as well as connectivity needs. The phone comes in a bar form and has a dual active SIM (CDMA GSM) capability for users who require separate SIM cards for work and personal purposes.  The device uses a Polaris browser for the user to surf the internet and comes with an alphanumeric keypad under the screen.

The device supports 2G as well as 3G networks and comes in dimensions of 49.9 x 118.9 x 14.07 mm. The phone weighs in at 103 g which makes it a light device that fits easily into the palm of the hand. The camera on the phone is a 2 megapixel device and is capable of shooting video as well. The camera possesses useful tools like Shot mode and Photo Effects to simplify the usability of the camera.

Battery and Storage

The features of this device are powered by a 1200 mAh battery which promises to provide the user a talktime of 6 hours and an ample standby time of 160 hours. The device also contains an expandable memory slot which can boost the memory on the phone by up to 16 GB using a micro SD card.

Multimedia

The Samsung W279 is quite capable of keeping the user entertained when on the move. The micro SD card on the device is capable of holding the user’s music collection as the phone comes with an inbuilt music player. Additionally, the phone also contains a video player which can play MPEG4 format videos. The device also comes with an FM radio making the phone an efficient entertainment aid on the whole.

Connectivity and Features

This Samsung device is highly capable of keeping the user connected on the move, at work or at home. The W279 comes with GPRS and EDGE technology to access the internet on the 2G network. The phone is also capable of connecting to 3G on CDMA network for a faster browsing experience. Additionally, the device is capable of exchanging files and documents using the micro USB port or via the Bluetooth function on the device.

The Samsung W279 also comes with useful features like Predictive text input, Alarm and Games. The phone also comes with Samsung’s SOS feature which sends out SMSs and automatically receives calls of selected contacts when the user is in an emergency situation and has activated the feature.

Specifications of Samsung Primo Duos W279 (Metallic Silver)

GENERAL FEATURES
In the Box Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, User Guide
Brand Samsung
Model Name Primo Duos
Model ID W279
Form Bar
SIM Type Dual SIM, CDMA + GSM, (Dual Active)
Touch Screen No
Keypad Yes, Alphanumeric
Call Features Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker, Call Timer
Handset Color Metallic Silver
Platform
Operating Freq CDMA - 800; GSM - 900, 1800
Java Yes
Display
Type TFT LCD
Size 2.4 Inches
Resolution QVGA, 320 x 240 Pixels
Color 262 K
Camera
Primary Camera Yes, 2 Megapixel
Secondary Camera No
Video Recording Yes, 176 x 144, 15 fps
Other Camera Features Single Shot, Continuous Shot, Mosaic Shot, Frame Shot, Night Mode, White Balance, Image Editor
Dimensions
Size 49.9x118.8x14.07 mm
Weight 103 g
Battery
Type 1200 mAh
Talk Time 6 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 160 hrs (2G)
Memory and Storage
Internal 75 MB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 16 GB
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Polaris 6.2
3G Yes, 3.1 Mbps
Wifi No
WAP Yes
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (OPP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUNP, FTP, HFP)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Multimedia
Music Player Yes, Supports AAC, I-Melody, MIDI, AAC+, AMR, QCP, MP3
Video Player Yes, Supports MPEG4, H.263, 3GP
FM Yes, with Recording
Ringtone Polyphonic, MP3
Other Features
SAR Value 0.748 W/kg
Call Memory 200
SMS Memory 1000
Phone Book Memory 2000
Additional Features

Alarm, Predictive Text Input, SOS, Games, Video Streaming through YouTube, Wallpapers, Mobile TV, Direct FM Radio Recording On SD Card, Offline Mode, Voice Mail, Calendar, USB Charging, Support PC Sync, Clock, Converter, Calculator, Stop Watch, Countdown Timer, Voice... Read More

Important Apps IM(Palringo - Gtalk), Samsung Apps
Warranty
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
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Reviews of Samsung Primo Duos W279

TOP REVIEWS View All Top Reviews (18)

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★★★★★
★★★★★
27 May 2012
first to review
Good phone in (CDMA+GSM) But costly with its reduced features

i was waiting for this product but i am upset now with its price and related features in that price.
it reduce some features that primo cover with it prior model that is samsung primo

Features Samsung primo primo duos
Camera 5 MP camera 2 MP camera
Push mail Yes No
Conference Call Yes No
Display Size 2.4 Inches 2.3 Inches
Primary camera Yes No (so No video call)
Flash Power LED ---
MMS Support Ye...
()

i was waiting for this product but i am upset now with its price and related features in that price.
it reduce some features that primo cover with it prior model that is samsung primo

Features Samsung primo primo duos
Camera 5 MP camera 2 MP camera
Push mail Yes No
Conference Call Yes No
Display Size 2.4 Inches 2.3 Inches
Primary camera Yes No (so No video call)
Flash Power LED ---
MMS Support Ye...
i was waiting for this product but i am upset now with its price and related features in that price.
it reduce some features that primo cover with it prior model that is samsung primo

Features Samsung primo primo duos
Camera 5 MP camera 2 MP camera
Push mail Yes No
Conference Call Yes No
Display Size 2.4 Inches 2.3 Inches
Primary camera Yes No (so No video call)
Flash Power LED ---
MMS Support Yes CDMA Only
3G 7.2 Mbps 3.1 Mbps
Weight 91g 103g
3D sound technology Yes No
User Memory 110 MB 75MB
Price range 5610 5990

82% of 11 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
24 Jul 2012
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE

I have bought this phone 2 weeks ago, its has lots of disadvantages over advantages.
Pros: 1. Large screen and bright display
2. Dual SIM active at the same time

Cons:
1. Music Player does support Back-Ground Music Play, So you can't do any work with listening Music.
2. No separate Wallpaper for two different SIM, so you may confused which one is primary, because icon is not very clear.
3. Each time of switch SIMs, you have to press buttons at least
3 times to switch network, because each time you have to save the primary network, which is very embarrassing.
4. You can't swit...
()

I have bought this phone 2 weeks ago, its has lots of disadvantages over advantages.
Pros: 1. Large screen and bright display
2. Dual SIM active at the same time

Cons:
1. Music Player does support Back-Ground Music Play, So you can't do any work with listening Music.
2. No separate Wallpaper for two different SIM, so you may confused which one is primary, because icon is not very clear.
3. Each time of switch SIMs, you have to press buttons at least
3 times to switch network, because each time you have to save the primary network, which is very embarrassing.
4. You can't swit...
I have bought this phone 2 weeks ago, its has lots of disadvantages over advantages.
Pros: 1. Large screen and bright display
2. Dual SIM active at the same time

Cons:
1. Music Player does support Back-Ground Music Play, So you can't do any work with listening Music.
2. No separate Wallpaper for two different SIM, so you may confused which one is primary, because icon is not very clear.
3. Each time of switch SIMs, you have to press buttons at least
3 times to switch network, because each time you have to save the primary network, which is very embarrassing.
4. You can't switch networks at the time of call in progress, so to send sms from other sim , you have to disconnect the call first.
5. Instead of 1200 mAh battery , backup is no good.
6. Network catching capacity is also poor.
7. Internet in CDMA network only.
8. When call is in progress in one SIM , you can receive call in other sim , but can't switch.
9. Size and weight will also cause problem.
10. Not very good looking practically.



4 of 5 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
06 Aug 2012
Mixed Bag

Thanks to Flipkart's for giving a chance to re post my reviews as I made some wrong assessments before using it fully.

I bought this phone few days back from a retail store as my primary calling phone.

Pros:

Phone look wise its good, big display, big fonts with Kies support to backup contents

Call quality is good.

Most importantly the build quality: superb, back panel is SS, so no issues with scaling of paint finish due to scratches and mishandling etc.

Cons:

Mainly signal levels are variing always like any other CDMA phone but on this phone gets no signal at times which was not hap...
()

Thanks to Flipkart's for giving a chance to re post my reviews as I made some wrong assessments before using it fully.

I bought this phone few days back from a retail store as my primary calling phone.

Pros:

Phone look wise its good, big display, big fonts with Kies support to backup contents

Call quality is good.

Most importantly the build quality: superb, back panel is SS, so no issues with scaling of paint finish due to scratches and mishandling etc.

Cons:

Mainly signal levels are variing always like any other CDMA phone but on this phone gets no signal at times which was not hap...
Thanks to Flipkart's for giving a chance to re post my reviews as I made some wrong assessments before using it fully.

I bought this phone few days back from a retail store as my primary calling phone.

Pros:

Phone look wise its good, big display, big fonts with Kies support to backup contents

Call quality is good.

Most importantly the build quality: superb, back panel is SS, so no issues with scaling of paint finish due to scratches and mishandling etc.

Cons:

Mainly signal levels are variing always like any other CDMA phone but on this phone gets no signal at times which was not happening in my previous cheap vendor supplied phone.

Its too heavy for a simple phone, its not sleek but not bulky either.

Its very slippery, there's no much grip on sides. I dropped the phone within an hour from the purchase. Thanks to the plastic coating on the sides which I forgot to remove, nothing happened even a scratch.

Back cover is not SS like its sibling GSM+GSM, its plastic and easily get scratched over a period of time. Mine's got a scratch within 4 days time.

Loud speaker performance is average but RING TONE sound level is TOO LOW to get noticed in a crowd.

No dedicated single key press function for speaker phone, u need to key in twice to get activated.

There's no screen timeout period preset.

Cam quality is disappointing.

Conclusion: If you are looking for an average CDMA+GSM branded phone, you may have to satisfy with this as nowadays CDMA+GSM dont have much choice in reputed brands."

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
28 Sep 2012
Very Bad Phone from Samsung

Maine ye phone 5 month pahle liya tha. jab se liya hai tab se ro raha hun ki yeh kya kabada le liya. chahe to micromax ka phone le lena par ye phone mat lena. iska key pad bahut hi bekar hai. software bar bar gayab ho jata hai. after sale service bilkul bekar hai. samsung ke engineer isko theek nahi kar pate hain. computer se connectivity to hoti hi nahi. duniya ka sabse bekar phone hai.

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
12 Mar 2013
Good Experiance

Using Samsung sch w259 from last two year, due to good performance i bough same another one 1 year back.. battery back is good, can be used for two day.. 2 year old phone contact memory is being deleted once data crosses 692 contacts, whenever phone battery and sim reinserted all 692+ memory deleted automatically... Other wise mobile rest functions is ok..like camera, speaker phone is very good.. I have ordered 3rd new model due to satisfactory performance..

0 of 0 users found this review helpful.

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★★★★★
★★★★★
31 Jan 2014
Don't purchase

my name pardeep parmar I have purchased this phone in Gurgaon sec-14 but not suppot mp4 video and only suppot 3gp below 13mp above mb not suppot download not suppot above 14mb my rating this phone 0 (View complete review)

★★★★★
★★★★★
25 Jan 2014
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certified buyer
Cool phone

its a very nice phone, solid battery backup, completes serves my purpose of having 2 sim with one CDMA sim, and again a bar phone as i dont like touch phones a lot (View complete review)

★★★★★
★★★★★
18 Apr 2013
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certified buyer
awsome with the price

samsung primo is device with dual feature.....camera is expected little more higher but in this range of mobile it is best. battery is great like it is working for 2 days easily and dual sim feature is awsome.....happy to have that mobile. (View complete review)

★★★★★
★★★★★
18 Mar 2013
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certified buyer
Worst buy ever....

please do not buy this phone.....surprisingly low volume,display is blurry and video player hangs the phone...........Can give it a 0 out of five if I was given an option...Even one of my sim cards got stuck and wont come out....... (View complete review)

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