Samsung SGH-T139 - gray (T-Mobile) comparison

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Samsung SGH-T139 - gray (T-Mobile)

Samsung SGH-T139 - gray (T-Mobile)
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Nokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile)

Nokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile)
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Samsung t159 (T-Mobile)

Samsung t159 (T-Mobile)
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Samsung SGH-T259 - blue (T-Mobile)

Samsung SGH-T259 - blue (T-Mobile)
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T-Mobile Prism 2

T-Mobile Prism 2
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Price $19 to $54 at 2 stores $83 to $99 at 2 stores $79 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.5 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 18 reviews 5.0 stars out of 11 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 2.0 stars out of 11 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date February 03, 2010 April 27, 2013 August 08, 2012 February 11, 2011 June 19, 2013
The Bottom Line The Samsung SGH-T139 doesn't promise much, but it serves its purpose as a low-end phone for making calls. Nokia's Lumia 521 is one of the best bargain smartphones on any platform, but skip it if LTE is of paramount concern. An example of excellent call quality at a dirt-cheap price, the Samsung t159 excels at the basics, but stumbles on style. The Samsung T259's intuitive design, excellent call quality, and affordable price make it a good choice for someone in search of a simple handset. Get the T-Mobile Prism 2 if you want an inexpensive and dependable 3G phone, but skip it if you prioritize speedy performance.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.59 W/Kg
0.36 W/Kg
Info unavailable
Cellular technology Info unavailable Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
CDMA2000 1X
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.9 oz
3.25 oz
3.88 oz
Talk time Info unavailable Info unavailable Up to 300 min
Up to 270 min
Info unavailable
Wireless Interface Info unavailable Info unavailable Bluetooth
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Service Provider T-Mobile
T-Mobile
T-Mobile
T-Mobile
T-Mobile
Band / mode Info unavailable Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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