Samsung Mythic SGH-A897 – Review

By | December 6th, 2009



With so many touchscreen mobile phones in the market, the competition is rising among different vendors. Samsung which is not behind in this race continued to release another touchscreen mobile phone, Mythic A897. After A877 Impression and A887 Solstice, it has an improved 3.3” of resistive touchscreen supporting 256k colors and with a better resolution of 360×640. Its touchscreen includes TouchWiz UI allowing user a smooth scrolling on screen and also to make its main page customizable. In this Samsung mythic review, we’ll analyze the various features and functionality the device has to offer.

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Though it’s available in only black color; but its sleek design, slim body and rounded corners make it adorable. Present on the front bottom of the mobile is the call receive and end buttons with a center button of back/clear, which is mostly seen in Samsung mobiles. It has internal data storage of 189MB and also has a MicroSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB. The memory card slot is present under the battery cover. The phone has 3.5mm headphones jack and microUSB 2.0 slot for charging and data transfer.On the right and left side of the mobile are shortcut button for camera, quick menu, lock and volume adjuster respectively. You can fine at the rear a 3.2 Megapixel camera with auto-focusing capabilities and a LED flashlight, capturing a picture of maximum 2048×1536 pixels resolution.

It’s a Java platform mobile supporting 3G network of HSDPA 850/900/2100 and 2G network of GSM 850/900/1800/1900. It supports the audio format of MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ and video format of MP4/H.264/H.264 with a built-in player. While writing some messages, choice can be made between T9 alphanumeric keypad, handwriting recognition and a virtual QWERTY keyboard. The accelerometer sensor adds some extra fun, and user can use the keyboard by turning it to landscape mode. GPRS and EDGE both are classified as class 10 with the speed of 32-48kbps and 236.8kbps respectively.

One of its interesting feature is that AT&T mobile TV and mobile phone TV lovers will enjoy the transmission of CBS, Comedy Central, ESPN, FOX, MTV, NBC and more channels on this phone depending on the packages provided by the service provider. The size (114 x 52 x 12.7 mm) and weight (108g) helps it to fit easily in the pocket. It has Li-Ion standard battery with a talk time of 3hrs and stand by time up to 250hrs.

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