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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.
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.
|In the Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, User Guide|
|Model Name||Primo Duos|
|SIM Type||Dual Sim, CDMA + GSM, (Dual Active)|
|Call Features||Conference Call, Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker, Call Timer|
|Handset Color||Metallic Silver|
|Operating Freq||CDMA - 800; GSM - 900, 1800|
|Resolution||QVGA, 320 x 240 Pixels|
|Rear Camera||Yes, 2 MP|
|Front Facing 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|
|Talk Time||6 hrs (2G)|
|Standby Time||160 hrs (2G)|
|Memory and Storage|
|Expandable Memory||microSD, upto 16 GB|
|Internet & Connectivity|
|Preinstalled Browser||Polaris 6.2|
|3G||Yes, 3.1 Mbps|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, micro USB|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (OPP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUNP, FTP, HFP)|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Music Player||Yes, Supports AAC, I-Melody, MIDI, AAC+, AMR, QCP, MP3|
|Video Player||Yes, Supports MPEG4, H.263, 3GP|
|FM||Yes, with Recording|
|SAR Value||0.748 W/kg|
|Phone Book Memory||2000|
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 Recorder, Fake Call, Mobile Pray...View More
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 Recorder, Fake Call, Mobile Prayer, MMS Supported (CDMA Only)
|Important Apps||IM(Palringo - Gtalk), Samsung Apps|
|Warranty Summary||1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories|
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Jan 31, 2014
Jan 25, 2014
Apr 18, 2013
awsome with the price
Mar 18, 2013
Worst buy ever....
Mar 12, 2013
May 27, 2012
Good phone in (CDMA+GSM) But costly with its reduced featuresi was waiting for this product but i am upset now with its price and related features in that price.
Sep 28, 2012
Very Bad Phone from SamsungMaine 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.
Aug 6, 2012
Mixed BagThanks to Flipkart's for giving a chance to re post my reviews as I made some wrong assessments before using it fully.
Jul 24, 2012
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONEI have bought this phone 2 weeks ago, its has lots of disadvantages over advantages.
Mar 18, 2013
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.......
Nov 26, 2012
GOOD CDMA-GSM mobilesince no other branded CDMA-GSM dual phone is avaiable in market so i purchased it.... and it is not only good phone but in fact it is very good...
Sep 24, 2012
Primo Duos W279 not a good phoneThe phone W-279 Pimo Duos is not a good phone. Ihave purchsed it in delhi and found defective. its keypad do not work prperly sometime press hard sometime soft.Given to service center many time but in vain.Its software hangs many time. 2MP Still/Video camera do not gives good result like other phone.Battery do not last for long being 1200mAh
Jan 31, 2014
Don't purchasemy 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
Jan 25, 2014
Cool phoneits 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
Apr 18, 2013
awsome with the pricesamsung 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.