Samsung | GT-S3850 | Samsung GT-S3850 User Manual

Safety precautions
Warning: To prevent electric shock, fire, and
Do not use damaged power cords or plugs, or loose electrical
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Do not touch your device and the power cord with wet hands
Do not bend or damage the power cord
Do not use your device while charging and do not disconnect
the charger by just pulling the cord
Do not short-circuit the charger or the battery
Do not drop or cause an impact to the charger or the battery
• Some contents in this manual may differ from your phone
depending on the software of the phone or your service
• Third party services may be terminated or interrupted at any
time, and Samsung makes no representation or warranty
that any content or service will remain available for any
period of time.
• Your phone uses non-harmonized frequency and is intended
for use in all European countries. The WLAN can be operated in the EU without restriction indoors, but cannot be
operated outdoors in France.
Do not charge the battery with chargers that are not approved
by the manufacturer
Do not use your device during a thunderstorm
Your device may malfunction and the risk of electric shock is
Do not handle a damaged or leaking Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery
For safe disposal of your Li-Ion batteries, contact your nearest
authorized service center.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers specifically
designed for your device. Incompatible batteries and chargers can
cause serious injuries or damage to your device.
• Never dispose of batteries or devices in a fire. Follow all local
regulations when disposing of used batteries or devices.
To prevent injury and damage to yourself, to others, and to the device, read all of the following information before using your device.
• Never place batteries or devices on or in heating devices, such as
microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode when
• Never crush or puncture the battery. Avoid exposing the battery to
high external pressure, which can lead to an internal short circuit
and overheating.
Protect the device, batteries, and chargers from damage
• Avoid exposing your device and batteries to very cold or very hot
• Extreme temperatures can cause the deformation of the device and
reduce the charging capacity and life of your device and batteries.
• 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 damage.
• Never use a damaged charger or battery.
Caution: Follow all safety warnings and
regulations when using your device in restricted
Turn off your device where prohibited
Comply with all regulations that restrict the use of a mobile device in
a particular area.
Do not use your device near other electronic devices
Most electronic devices use radio frequency signals. Your device may
interfere with other electronic devices.
Do not use your device near a pacemaker
• Avoid using your device within a 15 cm range of a pacemaker if
possible, as your device can interfere with the pacemaker.
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• Call roadside assistance or a special, non-emergency assistance
number when necessary. If you see a broken-down vehicle posing
no serious hazard, a broken traffic signal, a minor traffic accident
where no one appears injured, or a vehicle you know to be stolen,
call roadside assistance or another special, non-emergency
Proper care and use of your mobile device
Keep your device dry
• Humidity and all types of liquids may damage device parts or
electronic circuits.
• When wet, remove the battery without turning on your device. Dry
your device with a towel and take it to a service center.
• Liquids will change the color of the label that indicates water
damage inside the device. Water damage to your device can void
your manufacturer’s warranty.
Do not use or store your device in dusty, dirty areas
Dust can cause your device to malfunction.
Do not store your device on slopes
If your device falls, it can be damaged.
Do not store your device in hot or cold areas. Use your device
at -20 °C to 50 °C
• Your device may explode if left inside a closed vehicle, as the
inside temperature can reach up to 80 °C.
• Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods
of time (such as on the dashboard of a car).
• Store the battery at 0 °C to 40 °C.
Do not store your device with such metal objects as coins,
keys and necklaces
• Your device may become deformed or malfunction.
• If the battery terminals are in contact with metal objects, it may
cause a fire.
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) certification
Your device conforms to European Union (EU) standards that limit
human exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy emitted by radio
and telecommunications equipment. These standards prevent the
sale of mobile devices that exceed a maximum exposure level
(known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR) of 2.0 W/kg.
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this model was
0.881 W/kg. In normal use, the actual SAR is likely to be much
lower, as the device has been designed to emit only the RF energy
necessary to transmit a signal to the nearest base station. By
automatically emitting lower levels when possible, your device
reduces your overall exposure to RF energy.
The Declaration of Conformity statement at the back of this manual
demonstrates your device’s compliance with the European Radio
& Terminal Telecommunications Equipment (R&TTE) directive. For
more information about the SAR and related EU standards, visit the
Samsung website.
Do not store your device near magnetic fields
• Your device may malfunction or the battery may discharge from
exposure to magnetic fields.
• Magnetic stripe cards, including credit cards, phone cards,
passbooks, and boarding passes, may be damaged by magnetic
• Do not use carrying cases or accessories with magnetic closures
or allow your device to come in contact with magnetic fields for
extended periods of time.
Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot
cooking equipment, or high pressure containers
• The battery may leak.
• Your device may overheat and cause a fire.
Do not bite or suck on the device or the battery
• Doing so may damage the device or cause explosion.
• If children use the device, make sure that they use the device
When speaking on the device:
• Hold the device upright, as you would with a traditional phone.
• Speak directly into the microphone.
• Avoid contact with your device’s internal antenna. Touching the
antenna may reduce the call quality or cause the device to transmit
more radio frequency than necessary.
Internal antenna
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 purposes.
• Hold the device with a relaxed grip, press the keys lightly, use
special features that reduce the number of keys you have to press
(such as templates and predictive text), and take frequent breaks.
Protect your hearing
• Excessive exposure to loud sounds can cause
hearing damage.
• Exposure to loud sounds while driving may distract
your attention and cause an accident.
• Always turn the volume down before plugging the
earphones into an audio source and use only the
minimum volume setting necessary to hear your
conversation or music.
Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories
and supplies
• Using generic batteries or chargers may shorten the life of your
device or cause the device to malfunction.
• Samsung cannot be responsible for the user’s safety when using
accessories or supplies that are not approved by Samsung.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and
conditions of the purchase contract. This product and its electronic
accessories should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for
If you are using a hearing aid, contact the manufacturer for
information about radio interference
Some hearing aids may be interfered with by the radio frequency of
your device. Contact the manufacturer to ensure the safety of your
hearing aid.
Turn off the device in potentially explosive environments
• Turn off your device in potentially explosive environments instead of
removing the battery.
• Always comply with regulations, instructions and signs in potentially
explosive environments.
• Do not use your device at refueling points (service stations), near
fuels or chemicals, and at blasting areas.
• Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive
materials in the same compartment as the device, its parts, or
Turn off your device when in an aircraft
Using your device in an aircraft is illegal. Your device may interfere
with the electronic navigation instruments of the aircraft.
Electronic devices in a motor vehicle may malfunction due to
the radio frequency of your device
Electronic devices in your car may malfunction due to radio frequency
of your device. Contact the manufacturer for more information.
Be cautious when using the device while walking or moving
Always be aware of your surroundings to avoid injury to yourself or
Do not carry your device in your back pockets or around your
You can be injured or damage the device if you fall.
Do not disassemble, modify, or repair your device
• Any changes or modifications to your device can void your
manufacturer’s warranty. For service, take your device to a
Samsung Service Center.
• Do not disassemble or puncture the battery, as this can cause
explosion or fire.
When cleaning your device:
• Wipe your device or charger with a towel or a rubber.
• Clean the terminals of the battery with a cotton ball or a towel.
• Do not use chemicals or detergents.
Do not use the device if the screen is cracked or broken
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face.
Take the device to a Samsung Service Center to have it repaired.
Do not use the device for anything other than its intended use
Avoid disturbing others when using the device in public
Do not allow children to use your device
Your device is not a toy. Do not allow children to play with it as they
could hurt themselves and others, damage the device, or make calls
that increase your charges.
Comply with all safety warnings and
regulations regarding mobile device usage
while operating a vehicle
While driving, safely operating the vehicle is your first responsibility.
Never use your mobile device while driving, if it is prohibited by law.
For your safety and the safety of others, practice good common
sense and remember the following tips:
• Use a hands-free device.
• Get to know your device and its convenience features, such as
speed dial and redial. These features help you reduce the time
needed to place or receive calls on your mobile device.
• Place your device within reach. Be able to access your wireless
device without removing your eyes from the road. If you receive
an incoming call at an inconvenient time, let your voice mail
answer it for you.
• Let the person you are speaking with know you are driving.
Suspend calls in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions.
Rain, sleet, snow, ice, and heavy traffic can be hazardous.
• Do not take notes or look up phone numbers. Jotting down a “to
do” list or flipping through your address book takes attention away
from your primary responsibility of driving safely.
• Dial sensibly and assess the traffic. Place calls when you are not
moving or before pulling into traffic. Try to plan calls when your
car will be stationary. If you need to make a call, dial only a few
numbers, check the road and your mirrors, then continue.
• Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may
be distracting. Make people you are talking with aware you are
driving and suspend conversations that have the potential to divert
your attention from the road.
• Use your device to call for help. Dial a local emergency number in
the case of fire, traffic accident, or medical emergencies.
• Use your device to help others in emergencies. If you see an auto
accident, a crime in progress, or a serious emergency where lives
are in danger, call a local emergency number.
Install mobile devices and equipment with caution
• Ensure that any mobile devices or related equipment installed in
your vehicle are securely mounted.
• Avoid placing your device and accessories near or in an air bag
deployment area. Improperly installed wireless equipment can
cause serious injury when air bags inflate rapidly.
Allow only qualified personnel to service your device
Allowing non-qualified personnel to service your device may result in
damage to your device and will void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Handle SIM cards or memory cards with care
• Do not remove a card while the device is transferring or accessing
information, as this could result in loss of data and/or damage to
the card or device.
• Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity, and electrical
noise from other devices.
• Do not touch gold-colored contacts or terminals with your fingers
or metal objects. If dirty, wipe the card with a soft cloth.
Ensure access to emergency services
Emergency calls from your device may not be possible in some
areas or circumstances. Before traveling in remote areas without
signal coverage, plan an alternate method of contacting emergency
services personnel.
Be sure to back up important data
Samsung is not responsible for data loss.
Do not distribute copyright-protected material
Do not distribute copyright-protected material that you have recorded
to others without the permission of the content owners. Doing this
may violate copyright laws. The manufacturer is not liable for any
legal issues caused by the user’s illegal use of copyrighted material.
Phone layout
Volume key
In ldle mode, adjust the
phone's volume; Make a fake
call (down)
See "Make fake calls"
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate battery return systems)
This marking on the battery, manual or packaging
indicates that the batteries in this product should not be
disposed of with other household waste at the end of
their working life. Where marked, the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb
indicate that the battery contains mercury, cadmium or lead above the
reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries are not properly
disposed of, these substances can cause harm to human health or
the environment.
To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please
separate batteries from other types of waste and recycle them through
your local, free battery return system.
Dial key
Make or answer a call; In Idle
mode, retrieve logs of your
calls and messages
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature
indicates that the product and its electronic accessories
(e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be
disposed of with other household waste at the end of their
working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from
uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items from
other types of waste and recycle them 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 these items for environmentally
safe recycling.
Do not use your device in a hospital or near medical equipment
that can be interfered with by radio frequency
If you personally use any medical equipment, contact the
manufacturer of the equipment to ensure the safety of your equipment
from radio frequency.
Do not paint or put stickers on your device
Paint and stickers can clog moving parts and prevent proper
operation. If you are allergic to paint or metal parts of the product, you
may experience itching, eczema, or swelling of the skin. When this
happens, stop using the product and consult your physician.
Do not drop your device or cause impacts to your device
• The screen of your device may be damaged.
• If bent or deformed, your device may be damaged or parts may
Do not use a flash directly to the eyes of people or pets
Using a flash directly to the eyes may cause temporary loss of vision
or damage to the eyes.
• If you must use your device, keep at least 15 cm away from the
• To minimize the possible interference with a pacemaker, use your
device on the opposite side of your body from the pacemaker.
Menu key
Access Menu mode; Launch
the task manager to view all
active applications (press
and hold)
Power/Lock key
Turn the phone on or off (press
and hold); Lock or unlock the
touch screen and keys
End key
End a call; In Menu mode,
cancel input and return to Idle
Your phone displays the following status indicators on
the top of the screen:
Icon Description
No SIM card
No signal
Signal strength
New text or
multimedia message
Network searching
New email message
GPRS network
EDGE network
New voice mail
Java games or
applications in
Call in progress
Call diverting
Alarm activated
are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. CS
Headphone and WOW HD technologies are incorporated
under licence from SRS Labs, Inc.
• SRS CS Headphone™ delivers a 5.1 surround sound
experience over standard headphones or earbuds when
listening to multichannel content, such as DVD movies.
• WOW HD™ significantly improves the playback quality of
audio, delivering a dynamic 3D entertainment experience with
deep, rich bass and high frequency clarity for crisp detail.
Connected to PC
Flight mode activated
Missed call
Icon Description
Bluetooth hands-free
car kit or headset
Connecting to
secured web page
Roaming (outside of
normal service area)
WLAN activated
Bluetooth activated
Memory card inserted
Normal profile
Silent profile activated
Battery power level
Current time
Install the SIM card and battery
1.Remove the back cover and insert the SIM card.
SIM card
Back cover
• While the phone is charging, the touch screen may
not function due to an unstable power supply. If this
happens, unplug the travel adapter from the phone.
• Do not remove the battery while connected to the travel
adapter. Doing this may cause damage to the phone.
• To save energy, unplug the travel adapter when not in
use. The travel adapter does not have a power switch,
so you must unplug the travel adapter from the outlet
to interrupt the power supply. The travel adapter should
remain close to the socket when in use.
3.Push the memory card in the memory card slot until it
locks in place.
• Tap: Touch once to select or launch a menu, option,
or application.
4.Close the cover to the memory card slot.
• Tap and hold: Tap an item and hold it for more than
2 seconds.
Instructional icons
• Drag: Tap and hold on an item, and then drag your
finger to move the item.
Caution: situations that could cause damage to your
phone or other equipment
2.Insert the battery and replace the back cover.
Your phone accepts microSD™ or microSDHC™
memory cards up to 16 GB (depending on memory card
manufacturer and type).
Charge the battery
1.Plug the supplied travel
2.When charging is
finished, unplug the
travel adapter.
• Formatting the memory card on a PC may cause
incompatibility with your phone. Format the memory
card only on the phone.
• Frequent writing and erasing of data will shorten the
lifespan of memory cards.
1.Open the cover to the memory card slot on the side
of the phone.
2.Insert a memory card with the gold-colored contacts
facing up.
To AC power outlet
Memory card
Adjust the volume
To adjust the volume of the ringtone 1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Sound profiles.
2.Select the profile you are using.
If you are using the silent profile, you are not allowed to
adjust the volume of the ringtone.
3.Drag the slider under Ringtone to adjust the volume
level and select Set.
To adjust the volume of the touch tone In Idle mode, press the Volume key to adjust the
To adjust the volume of voice during a call While a call is in progress, press the Volume key to
adjust the volume.
In noisy environments, you may have difficulty hearing
the calls while using the speakerphone feature. For
better audio performance, use the normal phone mode.
Change your ringtone
To turn your phone on,
Note: notes, usage tips, or additional information
Insert a memory card (optional)
Followed by: the order of options or menus you
must select to perform a step; for example: In Menu
mode, select Messages → Compose (represents
Messages, followed by Compose)
Square brackets: phone keys; for example: [
(represents the End key)
To avoid scratching the touch screen, do not use sharp
• For the optimal use of the touch screen, remove the
protection film before using your phone.
• Your touch screen has a layer that detects small
electrical charges emitted by the human body. For best
performance, tap the touch screen with your fingertip.
The touch screen will not react to touches of sharp
tools, such as a stylus or pen.
To organize your widget You can organize each panel of the idle screen with your
favorite widgets.
• Select
To switch to another profile, select it from the list.
1.In Idle mode, select Widget at the top left of the
screen to open the widget toolbar.
• Delete characters one by one, select
words quickly, tap and hold .
Call a recently dialed number
2.Read the widget disclaimer and select Accept (if
T9 mode 1.In Idle mode, press [
] to display a list of recent
2.Scroll up or down to a number or name.
3.Select the number or name to view details of the call
or press [ ] to dial the number.
Use widgets
Learn to use widgets on the idle screen.
• Some of your widgets connect to web services.
Selecting a web-based widget may incur additional
• Available widgets may vary depending on your region
or service provider.
To open a widget 3.Scroll left or right on the widget toolbar to find the
widget you want to use.
4.Drag the widget to the idle screen.
5.Select Done at the top left of the screen.
Enter text
To change the text input mode • Select
to change the input language.
• Tap and hold
input method.
and select Keyboard type → a text
• Tap and hold
T9 mode.
and select Predictive text to turn on
• Tap and hold and select Continuous input to
switch to Continuous input mode. When Predictive
text mode is activated, you can use Continuous input
• Select 123 to switch to Number mode. Select ?#+ to
switch to Symbol mode.
2.Enter your password and select Done.
To view photos If you are using the silent or offline profile, you are not
allowed to change the ringtone.
The first time you access Mobile tracker, you will be
prompted to create and confirm a password.
3.Select Accept when the terms and conditions
You can simulate an incoming call when you want to get
out of meetings or unwanted conversations.
4.Select Recipients → Contacts.
You can also enter a phone number including a
country code (with +) in the recipient list. Skip to
step 6.
To activate the fake call feature 5.Select contacts → Add.
In Menu mode, select Settings → Applications → Call
→ Fake call → Fake call hot key.
6.When you are finished setting the recipients, select
To make a fake call In Idle mode, press and hold the Volume key down.
Activate the mobile tracker
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.
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Security →
Mobile tracker.
7.Select Sender and enter a sender's name.
8.Select Save.
Use the camera
To capture photos 1.In Menu mode, select Camera to turn on the camera.
In Menu mode, select My files → Images → a photo file.
To record videos 1.In Menu mode, select Camera to turn on the camera.
2.Rotate the phone counterclockwise to landscape
to switch to Recording mode.
Listen to the FM radio
2.Rotate the phone counterclockwise to landscape
1.Plug the supplied headset into the phone.
3.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
4.Select to take a photo. The photo is saved
to change case.
2.In Menu mode, select FM radio.
to turn on the FM radio.
. To delete
2.When the word displays correctly, select
to insert
a space. If the correct word does not display, select
or and select an alternate word from the list that
ABC mode Select an appropriate alphanumeric key until the
character you want appears on the display.
Number mode Select an appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a
Symbol mode Select an appropriate alphanumeric key to enter a
2.Press [
] to dial the number.
3.To end the call, press [
2.To end the call, press [
Add a new contact
The memory location to save new contacts may be
preset depending on your service provider. To change
the memory location, in Menu mode, select Contacts
→ Settings → Memory in use → Save new
contacts to → a memory location.
1.In Idle mode, select Keypad and enter a phone
2.Select Add to Contacts → Create contact.
3.Enter contact information.
4.Select Done to add the contact to memory.
Send and view messages
To send a text or multimedia message 1.In Menu mode, select Messages → Compose.
2.Select Contacts.
3.Select the check boxes next to contacts and select
4.Select Tap to add text.
5.Enter your message text. See "Enter text"
For sending as a text message, skip to step 7.
For attaching multimedia, continue with step 6.
and add an item.
7.Select Send to send the message.
4.Select Yes to start automatic tuning.
The radio scans and saves available stations
The first time you turn on the FM radio, you will be
prompted to start automatic tuning.
5.Control the FM radio using the following icons and
to stop recording. The video will be saved
In Menu mode, select Video player or My files →
Videos → a video file.
1.Select appropriate alphanumeric keys to enter an
entire word.
to start recording.
To view videos 1.In Idle mode, select Keypad and enter an area code
and a phone number.
1.When a call comes in, press [
• Select
to insert a space; Double-tap
insert a period and space.
Set and use alarms
To set a new alarm 1.In Menu mode, select Clock →
2.Select Create.
3.Set the details of the alarm and select Save.
To stop an alarm Set the FM radio to automatically retune
frequencies for stations when the current
signal is weak
When the alarm sounds,
Turn the FM radio on or off
Search for an available radio station
• Tap and hold Snooze to silence the alarm for the
snooze period.
4.Aim the lens at the subject and make any
• When you access a menu requiring the PIN2, you
must enter the PIN2 supplied with the SIM card. For
details, contact your service provider.
• Samsung is not responsible for any loss of passwords
or private information or other damages caused by
illegal software.
2.Scroll left or right to a main menu screen.
You can also select a dot on the top of the screen
to move to the corresponding main menu screen
4.Select a memory location (if necessary).
5.Select a ringtone and select Set.
] to
Answer a call
1.In Idle mode, press the Menu key to access Menu
3.Select Ringtone.
2.Select a widget to activate on the idle screen.
Make fake calls
To turn your phone off, press and hold [ ] and select
To access your phone's menus,
2.Select the profile you are using.
2.Select a text or multimedia message.
3.Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your
Learn basic actions to use the touch screen.
1.In Idle mode, scroll left or right to a panel of the idle
1.In Menu mode, select Messages and select a
2.Enter your PIN and select Done (if necessary).
Access menus
4.Select Back to move up one level; Press [
return to Idle mode.
Make a call
1.Press and hold [ ].
Use the touch screen
1.In Menu mode, select Settings → Sound profiles.
To view text or multimedia messages Turn your phone on or off
3.Select a menu or application.
• Tap and hold Stop to stop the alarm.
Fine-tune the frequency
To deactivate an alarm Change the sound output to headset or
phone's speaker
1.In Menu mode, select Clock →
Adjust the volume
2.Select the clock icon next to the alarm you want to
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