You might not find this Samsung Dart on Mobile Phone review site (such as gsmarena) by searching with “Dart” term, because this Smartphone rather known as Samsung Tass or well-said as its code series, Samsung SGH T499 or just called as Samsung T499). If you look at the design and looks of this Samsung Dart T499, you’ll noticed that the design is almost the same as Samsung Galaxy mini. Our guessed is this Samsung Dart is the version of Samsung Galaxy mini for US Region, especially at this case for T-Mobile Carrier.
This Darts comes with 3.14 inches display diameter size with TFT Capacitive Touchscreen. For the body design, the T499 uses Candy Bar form factor and only available in one option color body, the Dark Slate color (see the image above). The rounded four corner with tiny and small dimensions size (has 4.09 x 2.39 x 0.48 inches, or in International Standard Unit, 104 x 61 x 13 mm), make this Samsung Dart would be easy on packing and handling especially in pocket or wallet. Of course as a Touch Phone, the Accelerometer for automatically turns the orientation of screen for Landscape and Portrait mode also attached along with Virtual onscreen Qwerty Keyboard.
Samsung Dart SGH T499 T-Mobile Manual User Guide Quick Resume
In order to appreciate our visitor that wanna know how to perform Factory Data Reset / Hard Reset aka Master Reset, we decided to write about how to do Factory Data Reset in this first paragraph on the Resume Section Tab. Here are the steps that you must follow in order to make Hard Reset on Samsung Dart: Press Home > Menu > Settings > Privacy > Factory Data Reset > Reset Phone > Erase Everything. If you had set an password for you Dart, might be you’ll prompted to enter your password first before you can perform this actions. See page 151 of User Manual of Samsung T499 (PDF File English) for further explanation detail.
And for the image above, is a picture that consists of images of Dart on front, rear, and side view panel with its parts and keys. You can learn where is the location of the power button, the microSD card slot, the search or home keys, the speaker, the volume, the camera and else. In fact, in the UM of the Dart, it also explained about the functions or description of the keys and parts. Read section 2: “Understanding Your Phone” to make sure about this.
Here some tutorial and guidance with the step by step tutorial handbook that you can read on the User Guide of Samsung Dart (English): How to change the phone language can be read on page 152 (including the region), how to control and adjust sound on page 142, activating Wi-Fi and connect to WLAN access point hotspot on page 135, using Swype Tips on page 117, Download and Install Applications on page 110, and more.
It also available how you can learn about phone common troubleshooting or error, learning to pairing the bluetooth, using Camera as Video Shot or Photo Capture with Geo tagging, tutorial how to use Google Maps and its Navigation to find place or as directional navigator, Playing music or watch video on Youtube help and more.
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Samsung Dart SGH T499 T-Mobile Specifications
Working under Android Operating Platform from Google, and also manufactured with 600Mhz Processor Speed, the Samsung Dart would be good enough as a middle end Smartphone. The Android Version used in this gadget is the version 2.2 or usually known as Android Froyo. It seems the upgradable features isn’t available at this time (to Android Gingerbread 2.3). We couldn’t find any information regarding the capacity of internal memory on this SGH T499, but we surely knew that it has expansion slot with microSD at 32GB for maximum external storage memory.
Don’t expect too much on this small handy of the Dart on the specifications inside it, because this handset absolutely not deliberately “planned” to had “high-end” features and specs. The Camera only attached with 3 Megapixel Resolution Camera though the features like geolocation with geo-tagging (with GPS – AGPS support), smile detection for automatically shot picture, multi shot in instance, and Video recording QVGA@15fps (3GP format) are also available. It seems there is no secondary front facing camera on this Samsung Dart. The 3MP camera that we mentioned above is placed on the rear side of the body (see the picture).
How about the applications (preloaded we means)? Don’t worry, almost all popular Google Applications for mobile are available and ready to be used in this Dart. Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Mail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Voice Search, Google Calendar, Google Latitude, are some example of these, and of course you can download many of others by using Android Market. And don’t worry in getting trouble on using onscreen Qwerty virtual keyboard on Samsung Dart SGH T499, because this gadget also installed with Swype text input technology for fast typing any messages or mail.
For Microsoft Office Document viewer such as Word, Excel and Power Point, the Dart uses ThinkFree Office applications, and for social networks it also support Facebook Picasa and also Twitter. MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 are some Audio Music and Video formats playable on Dart to be watched and listened.
How about the connectivity features, don’t worry, along with T-Mobile Provider Data Networks Carrier, the Dart support even UMTS with HSDPA 3G up to 7.2Mbps, and indeed, for GPRS, EDGE are also supported by using Quad Band GSM (850 / 900 / 1900 /1800 Mhz) and UMTS 1700/2100 Mhz. It also has Bluetooth version 3.0, Wi-Fi for IEEE 802.11 b/g and n, and uses microUSB for USB version 2.0.
Table of Contents of Samsung Dart SGH T499 T-Mobile Manual User Guide
Understanding Your Phone
Call Functions and Contact List
Using the Camera
Camera and Camcorder Options
Using the Camcorder
Creating a Playlist
Transferring Music Files
Removing Music Files
Application and Development;
Accounts and Sync
Downloading Google Applications
Launch Installed Google Apps
Enable Downloading for Web Apps
Changing Your Settings;
Wireless and Networks
Locations and Security
Screen Unlock Pattern Settings
Accounts and Synchronization
SD Card and Phone Storage
Language and Keyboard Settings
Voice Input and Out Settings
Date and Time
Health and Safety Information
Samsung Dart SGH T499 T-Mobile Manual User Guide PDF Download
You wanna hurry up on using this Samsung Dart phone after you got it in Phone Shop or market. Be patients because before you turn the Dart on (power it on) you need to assembling the parts of this Smartphone. And the image below would give you instructional steps how to do that, including how to open back cover casing, remove the battery then install the SIM Card or inserting the microSD Card, and how you can also reattach the battery to its compartment again and close back the cover (replace).
And finally, here are the two available User Manual of Samsung Dart SGH T499 for you that read to download (english and spanish). Enjoy