safety and usage information
Safety warnings
Keep your phone away from small children and pets
Mobile Phone
user manual
Keep your phone and all accessories out of the reach of
small children or animals. Small parts may cause choking or
serious injury if swallowed.
Protect your hearing
Listening to a headset at high volumes can
damage your hearing. Use only the minimum
volume setting necessary to hear your
conversation or music.
Install mobile phones and equipment with caution
Some of the contents in this manual may differ
from your phone depending on the software of
the phone or your service provider.
Ensure that any mobile phones or related equipment installed
in your vehicle are securely mounted. Avoid placing your
phone and accessories near or in an air bag deployment
area. Improperly installed wireless equipment can cause
serious injury when air bags inflate rapidly.
Comply with the following precautions to avoid dangerous or illegal situations and ensure peak performance of your mobile phone.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
Turn off the phone in potentially explosive environments
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers
Do not use your phone at refuelling points (service stations)
or near fuels or chemicals. Turn off your phone whenever
directed by warning signs or instructions. Your phone could
cause explosions or fire in and around fuel or chemical
storage and transfer areas or blasting areas. Do not store or
carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in the
same compartment as the phone, its parts, or accessories.
specifically designed for your phone.
Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious
injuries or damage to your phone.
• Never dispose of batteries or phone in a fire. Follow all local
regulations when disposing used batteries or phone.
• Never place batteries or phones on or in heating devices,
such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries
may explode when overheated.
• Never crush or puncture the battery. Avoid exposing the
battery to high external pressure, which can lead to an
internal short circuit and overheating.
Avoid interference with pacemakers
Maintain a minimum of 15 cm (6 inches) between mobile
phones and pacemakers to avoid potential interference,
as recommended by manufacturers and the independent
research group, Wireless Technology Research.
If you have any reason to suspect that your phone is
interfering with a pacemaker or other medical device, turn off
the phone immediately and contact the manufacturer of the
pacemaker or medical device for guidance.
Reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries
When sending text messages or playing games on your
phone, hold the phone with a relaxed grip, press the buttons
lightly, use special features that reduce the number of buttons
you have to press (such as templates and predictive text),
and take frequent breaks.
Printed in Korea
Code No.:GH68-19906A
English (ECA). 09/2008. Rev. 1.1
Safety precautions
Drive safely at all times
Avoid using your phone while driving and obey all regulations
that restrict the use of mobile phones while driving. Use
hands-free accessories to increase your safety when
Follow all safety warnings and regulations
Comply with any regulations that restrict the use of a mobile
phone in a certain area.
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Using incompatible accessories may damage your phone or
cause injury.
Turn off the phone or disable the wireless functions
when in an aircraft
Your phone can cause interference with aircraft equipment.
Follow all airline regulations and turn off your phone or switch
to a mode that disables the wireless functions when directed
by airline personnel.
Protect batteries and chargers from damage
• Avoid exposing batteries to very cold or very hot
temperatures (below 0° C/32° F or above 45° C/
113° F). Extreme temperatures can reduce the charging
capacity and life of your batteries.
• Store the battery pack in a dry place.
• Prevent batteries from contacting metal objects, as this
can create a connection between the + and – terminals of
your batteries and lead to temporary or permanent battery
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
Turn off the phone near medical equipment
Your phone can interfere with medical equipment in hospitals
or health care facilities. Follow all regulations, posted
warnings, and directions from medical personnel.
Handle your phone carefully and sensibly
Important usage information
• Do not allow your phone to get wet—liquids can cause
serious damage. Do not handle your phone with wet
hands. Water damage to your phone can void your
manufacturer's warranty.
Avoid using or storing your phone in dusty, dirty areas to
prevent damage to moving parts.
Your phone is a complex electronic device—protect it from
impacts and rough handling to avoid serious damage.
Do not paint your phone, as paint can clog moving parts
and prevent proper operation.
Your phone may be damaged by exposure to magnetic
fields. Do not use carrying cases or accessories with
magnetic closures or allow your phone to come in contact
with magnetic fields for extended periods of time.
Avoid interference with other electronic devices
Your phone emits radio frequency (RF) signals that may
interfere with unshielded or improperly shielded electronic
equipment, such as pacemakers, hearing aids, medical
devices, and other electronic devices in homes or vehicles.
Consult the manufacturers of your electronic devices to solve
any interference problems you experience.
Use your phone in the normal position
Avoid contact with your phone's internal antenna.
Internal antena
Allow only qualified personnel to service your phone
Allowing unqualified personnel to service your phone may
result in damage to your phone and will void your warranty.
Ensure maximum battery and charger life
• Avoid charging batteries for more than a week, as
overcharging may shorten battery life.
• Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be
recharged before use.
• Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.
• Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
Handle SIM cards with care
SAR information
Correct disposal of this product
• Do not remove a card while the phone is transferring or
Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter and receiver. It
is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission
limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy set by
the European Union (EU) Council. These limits are part of
comprehensive guidelines and establish permitted levels
of RF energy for the general population. The guidelines
are based on the safety standards that were developed by
independent scientific organisations through periodic and
thorough evaluation of scientific studies.
The standards include a substantial safety margin designed
to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of age and
The exposure standard for wireless phones employs a unit
of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate (SAR).
The SAR limit set by the EU Council is 2.0 W/kg. The highest
SAR value for this model phone was 0.520 W/kg.
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate collection
This marking shown on the product or its literature,
indicates that it should not be disposed with other
household wastes at the end of its working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health
from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this from
other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote
the sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where
they purchased this product, or their local government office,
for details of where and how they can take this item for
environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the
terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This product
should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for
accessing information, as this could result in loss of data
and/or damage to the card or phone.
• Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity, and
electrical noise from other devices.
• Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or terminals with your
fingers or metal objects. If dirty, wipe the card with a soft
Ensure access to emergency services
Emergency calls from your phone may not be possible in
some areas or circumstances. Before travelling in remote or
undeveloped areas, plan an alternate method of contacting
emergency services personnel.
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE)
Samsung Electronics
declare under our sole responsibility that the product
GSM Mobile Phone : SGH-B310R
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the following standards and/or
other normative documents.
EN 60950- 1 : 2001+A11:2004
EN 301 489- 01 V1.6.1 (09-2005)
EN 301 489- 07 V1.3.1 (11-2005)
EN 50360 : 2001
EN 62209- 1 : 2006
EN 301 511 V9.0.2 (03- 2003)
We hereby declare that [all essential radio test suites have been carried out and that]
the above named product is in conformity to all the essential requirements of Directive
The conformity assessment procedure referred to in Article 10 and detailed in
Annex[IV] of Directive 1999/5/EC has been followed with the involvement of the
following Notified Body(ies):
BABT, Balfour House, Churchfield Road,
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2TD, UK*
Identification mark: 0168
The technical documentation kept at :
Samsung Electronics QA Lab.
which will be made available upon request.
(Representative in the EU)
Samsung Electronics Euro QA Lab.
Blackbushe Business Park, Saxony Way,
Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 6GG, UK*
(place and date of issue)
Yong-Sang Park / S. Manager
(name and signature of authorised person)
* It is not the address of Samsung Service Centre. For the address or the phone
umber of Samsung Service Centre, see the warranty card or contact the retailer
where you purchased your phone.
Phone layout
Install the SIM card and battery
Your phone displays the following status indicators on the
top of the screen:
Web access/Confirm key
In ldle mode, access the web
browser; In Menu mode, select
the highlighted menu option or
confirm an input
My menu key
In ldle mode, access My Menu
Volume key
In Idle mode, adjust the keypad
tone volume; Send an SOS
► Activate and send an SOS
Dial key
Make or answer a call; In Idle
mode, retrieve recently dialled,
missed, or received numbers
Voice mail service key
In Idle mode, access the voice
mails (press and hold)
Power/Menu exit key
Turn the phone on and off (press
and hold); End a call;
In Menu mode, cancel input and
return to Idle mode
Delete key
Delete characters
Signal strength
New message
GPRS network
New voice mail
GPRS network
SOS message feature
Transferring data via
GPRS network
FM radio on
Call in progress
Connecting to secured
web page
Connected with PC
Call diverting activated
In Home Zone
service area
In Office Zone
service area
Roaming (outside of
normal service area)
Battery cover
SIM card
2.Insert the battery and replace the battery cover.
Headset connected
Alarm activated
Silent mode activated
(set to vibrate)
Silent mode activated
Ringer mode: vibration
Charge the battery
1.Plug the supplied travel 2.When charging is finished,
unplug the travel adapter.
Mute mode activated
(during a call)
Battery power level
To AC power outlet
o not remove the battery from the phone before unplugging
the travel adapter first. Otherwise, the phone may be
Silent mode key
Activate or deactivate Silent
mode (press and hold)
Adjust the volume
To adjust the volume of the ringtone
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Followed by: the order of options or menus you must
select to perform a step; for example: Press <Menu> 
Messages (represents Menu, followed by Messages)
Square brackets: phone keys; for example: [
(represents the Power/Menu exit key)
Angled brackets: softkeys that control different
functions at each screen; for example: <OK>
(represents the OK softkey)
1.To turn your phone on, press and hold [
2.To turn your phone off, press and hold [
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>  Settings → Sound
settings → Incoming call → Call alert volume.
2.Scroll left or right to adjust the volume level.
3.Press <Save>.
To adjust the volume of voice during a call
While a call is in progress, press the Volume key to adjust
the earpiece volume.
Change your ringtone
Turn your phone on or off
Make a call
1.In Idle mode, enter an area code and a phone number.
2.Press [ ] to dial the number.
3.To end the call, press [ ].
Answer a call
1.When a call comes in, press [
2.To end the call, press [ ].
FM radio key
In Idle mode, access the FM
Alphanumeric keys
Instructional icons
Perform actions indicated at the
bottom of the display
4-way navigation key
In ldle mode, access your
favourite menus directly; In
Menu mode, scroll through
menu options
1.Remove the battery cover and insert the SIM card.
Send and view messages
To send a text message
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu> → Messages → Create
message → Text message.
2.Enter the message text.
3.Press <Options> → Save and send or Send only.
4.Enter a destination number.
5.Press <Options> → Send to send the message.
To view text messages
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu> → Messages → My
messages → Inbox.
2.Select a text message.
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>  Settings → Sound
settings → Incoming call → Ringtone.
2.Select a ringtone category → a ringtone.
3.Press <Save>.
Call a recently dialled number
1.In Idle mode, press [ ].
2.Scroll left or right to select a call type.
3.Scroll up or down to select a number or name.
4.Press [OK] to view details of the call or [ ] to dial the
Enter text
To change the text input mode
• Press and hold [ ] to switch between T9 and ABC
modes. Depending on your country, you may be able to
access an input mode for your specific language.
• Press [ ] to change case or switch to Number mode.
• Press and hold [ ] to switch to Symbol mode.
T9 mode
1. Press the appropriate alphanumeric keys to enter an
entire word.
2. When the word displays correctly, press [ ] to insert a
space. If the correct word does not display, press [0] to
select an alternate word.
ABC mode
Press the appropriate alphanumeric key until the character
you want appears on the display.
of the characters, press and hold [C].
• To insert a space between characters, press [
• To enter punctuation marks, press [1].
Add a new contact
1.In Idle mode, enter a phone number and press
2.Select Save contact  a memory location (phone or
SIM)  New.
3.Select a number type (if necessary).
4.Enter contact information.
5.Press <Save> or [OK] to add the contact to memory.
Number mode
Activate and send an SOS message
This feature helps track your phone when it is stolen
or when someone tries to use your phone using other
SIM card, the phone will automatically send the preset
tracking message to family or friends. This feature may
be unavailable due to certain features supported by your
service provider.
In an emergency, you can send SOS messages to your
family or friends for help.
By setting the options in Access remote phone, you can
delete data on your lost phone, or receive calls to the phone
or the phone's location information from the specified phone.
• To move the cursor, press the navigation key.
• To delete characters one by one, press [C]. To delete all
Press the appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a number.
Activate the mobile tracker
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu> → Settings → Security
→ Mobile tracker 2.0.
2.Enter a new 4- to 8-digit password and press <OK>.
3.Enter the new password again and press <OK>.
4.Select Settings.
5.Enter a new 8-digit password for the mobile tracker and
press <OK>.
6.Enter the new password again and press <OK>.
7.Scroll left or right to ON.
8.Scroll down and press [OK] to enter the recipient list.
9.Press <Options> → Phonebook to open your contact
10.Scroll to a contact and press [OK].
11.Select a number (if necessary).
12.When you are finished selecting contacts, press
<Select> to return to the recipient list.
13.Press <Options> → OK to save the recipients.
14.Scroll down and enter the sender's name.
15.Press [OK] → <Accept>.
Symbol mode
Press the appropriate alphanumeric key to select a symbol.
To activate the SOS message
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu> → Messages → SOS
messages → Sending options.
2.Scroll left or right to On.
3.Scroll down and press [OK] to open the recipient list.
4.Press [OK] to open your contact list.
5.Scroll to a contact and press [OK].
6.Select a number (if necessary).
7.When you are finished selecting contacts, press
<Select> to return to the recipient list.
8.Press <Options> → OK to save the recipients.
9.Scroll down and set the number of times to repeat the
SOS message.
10.Press <Save>.
To send an SOS message
1.With the phone closed, press the Volume key four times
to send an SOS message to preset numbers.
The phone switches to SOS mode and sends the preset
SOS message.
2.To exit SOS mode, press [ ].
Set and use alarms
To set a new alarm
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu> → Applications → Alarm.
2.Scroll to an empty alarm location and press [OK].
3.Set alarm details.
4.Press <Save>.
To stop an alarm
When the alarm sounds,
• Press any key to stop an alarm without snooze.
• Press <Confirm> or [OK] to stop an alarm with snooze,
or press <Snooze> or any key to silence the alarm for
the snooze period.
To deactivate an alarm
1.In Idle mode, press <Menu>→ Applications → Alarm.
2.Scroll to the alarm you want to deactivate and press
3.Scroll down (if necessary).
4.Scroll left or right to Off.
5.Press <Save>.
If the battery has been removed, the scheduled alarm may
not sound.