Samsung | SGH-P520 | Samsung SGH-P520 User Manual

User’s Guide
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Important safety
Failure to comply with the following precautions may be
dangerous or illegal.
Drive safely at all times
Do not use a hand-held phone while driving. Park your
vehicle first.
Switch off the phone when refuelling
Do not use the phone at a refuelling point (service station)
or near fuels or chemicals.
Switch off in an aircraft
Wireless phones can cause interference. Using them in an
aircraft is both illegal and dangerous.
Switch off the phone near all medical equipment
Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment
that could be sensitive to external radio frequency energy.
Follow any regulations or rules in force.
All wireless phones may be subject to interference, which
could affect their performance.
Be aware of special regulations
Meet any special regulations in force in any area and
always switch off your phone whenever it is forbidden to
use it, or when it may cause interference or danger.
Water resistance
Your phone is not water-resistant. Keep it dry.
Sensible use
Use only in the normal position (held to your ear). Avoid
unnecessary contact with the antenna when the phone is
switched on.
Emergency calls
Key in the emergency number for your present location,
then press
Keep your phone away from small children
Keep the phone and all its parts, including accessories, out
of the reach of small children.
Accessories and batteries
Use only Samsung-approved batteries and accessories,
such as headsets and PC data cables. Use of any
unauthorised accessories could damage you or your phone
and may be dangerous.
• The phone could explode if the battery is replaced with an
incorrect type.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
At very high volumes, prolonged listening to a
headset can damage your hearing.
Qualified service
Only qualified service personnel may repair your phone.
For more detailed safety information, see "Health and
safety information" on page 44.
About this Guide
This User’s Guide provides you with condensed information
about how to use your phone.
In this guide, the following instruction icons appear:
Indicates that you need to pay careful attention
to the subsequent information regarding safety
or phone features.
Indicates that you need to tap or scroll to the
specified option to select it.
Indicates a key on the phone.
For example, [ ]
Special features of your phone
• Touch screen
Your phone has a touch-sensitive
display. You can access a desired
function with a touch on the screen.
• Camera and camcorder
Use the camera module on your phone
to take a photo or record a video.
• Synchronisation with
Windows Media Player
Transfer music files to your phone
directly from the Windows Media Player.
• Music player
Play music files using your phone as a
music player. You can use other phone
functions while listening to music.
• Image editor
Edit or decorate your photos.
• Photo printing
Print your photos to preserve your best
moments forever.
• Offline mode
Switch your phone to Offline mode to
use its non-wireless functions while on
an airplane.
• Bluetooth
Transfer media files and personal data,
and connect to other devices using
wireless Bluetooth technology.
• File viewer
Open documents in various formats on
the phone without corruption.
• Email
Send and receive emails with image,
video, and audio attachments.
• SOS message
Send SOS messages to your family or
friends for help in an emergency.
Make sure you have each item
Get started
First steps to operating your phone
Assemble and charge the phone ............................ 9
Power on or off .................................................. 10
Phone layout...................................................... 10
Keys ................................................................. 11
Display.............................................................. 12
Access menu functions ........................................ 15
Enter text.......................................................... 15
Customise your phone......................................... 16
Use a memory card ............................................ 18
Use a leather case .............................................. 20
Step outside the phone
Begin with call functions, camera, music player, web
browser, and other special features
Make or answer calls...........................................
Use the camera ..................................................
Play music .........................................................
Browse the web..................................................
Use Phonebook ..................................................
Send messages ..................................................
View messages ..................................................
Use Bluetooth ....................................................
Menu functions
All menu options listed
Health and safety information
Overview of menu functions
To access Menu mode, tap
1 Call log
Recent contacts
Missed calls
Dialled calls
Received calls
Sent messages
Received messages
Delete all
Call manager
in Idle mode.
7 Calendar
8 Camera
9 Bluetooth
2 Phonebook
10 Applications
1 Voice recorder
2 Image editor
3 Image stamp
4 Games
5 World clock
6 Calculator
7 Converter
8 Timer
9 Stopwatch
10 Memo
11 Mobile downloads1
12 SIM application toolkit1
Contact list
Create contact
Speed dial
My namecard
Own numbers
Service number1
3 Music player
4 Browser
Enter URL
Saved pages
Browser settings
Streaming settings2
5 Messages
Create message
My messages
Delete all
SOS Messages
Memory status
6 My files
Other files
Memory card3
Memory status
11 Alarms
12 Settings
1 Time and date
2 Phone settings
3 Display settings
4 Sound settings
5 Light settings
6 Network services
7 Security
8 Connection settings
9 Memory status
10 Reset settings
1. Available only if supported by
your SIM card.
2. Available only if supported by
your service provider.
3. Available only if a memory
card is inserted.
Make sure you have each item
Travel adapter
Leather case
User’s Guide
You can obtain various accessories from your local
Samsung dealer.
The items supplied with your phone and the accessories
available at your Samsung dealer may vary, depending
on your country or service provider.
Get started
First steps to operating your phone
Assemble and charge the phone
To AC power outlet
Removing the battery cover
Get started
Power on or off
Switch on
1. Press and hold [
2. If necessary, enter the PIN and
tap OK.
Switch off
Press and hold [
When you turn on the phone for the first time, you can
play tutorials about how to use the video call, music
player, and text message features.
Phone layout
Front view
Memory card
Volume keys
Power/Menu exit
Dial key
Rear view
Hold key
Camera key
You can lock the display and keys to prevent any
unwanted phone operations. To lock or unlock them,
press and hold [HOLD].
Make or answer a call.
In Idle mode, retrieve the numbers
recently dialled, missed, or received.
End a call.
Delete characters from the display.
In Menu mode, cancel input and return
the phone to Idle mode.
Adjust the phone volume.
Get started
Press and hold to lock or unlock the
display and keys.
Press and hold to turn on the camera.
In Camera mode, take a photo or record
a video.
Your phone has a touch-sensitive display. The display
detects only fingertips. It does not detect fingernails, a
stylus, or other writing instruments.
Switch to
Silent mode
Menu mode
Access dialling
Move your finger to the left or right quickly on the
calendar or clock to switch from one to the other.
The following icons may appear on the top line of the
screen to indicate your phone’s status. Depending on
your country or service provider, the icons shown on
the display may vary.
Signal strength
GPRS (2.5G) network
Connecting to GPRS (2.5G) network
Transferring data in GPRS (2.5G) network
EDGE network
Connecting to EDGE network
Transferring data in EDGE network
Call in progress
Out of your service area or Offline mode
SOS message feature active
Browsing Internet
Roaming network
Call diverting active
Home Zone
Office Zone
Bluetooth hands-free car kit or headset
Get started
Bluetooth active
Synchronised with PC
Music playback in progress
Music playback paused
Memory card inserted
Alarm set
Silent mode (Vibration)
Silent mode (Mute)
Ringer type:
: Melody
: Vibration
: Vibration then melody
: Increasing melody
Whisper mode, during a call
Mute mode, during a call
New message:
: Text or multimedia message
: Email
: Voicemail
Battery power level
Access menu functions
Select an
1. Tap a desired indicator with your
2. Tap the left or right arrow to scroll
left or right.
Tap and drag the scroll bar to scroll
up or down.
3. Tap a displayed option or function.
4. Tap
to move up one level.
Press [ ] to return to Idle mode.
Enter text
Change the
text input
1. In the text entry screen, tap the
current field.
ABC mode
To enter a word:
2. Tap T9Abc and select the mode you
Tap SYM to switch to Symbol mode.
Tap the appropriate key until the
character you want appears on the
T9 mode
To enter a word:
1. Tap 2 to 9 to start entering a word.
2. Enter the whole word before editing
or deleting characters.
3. When the word displays correctly,
to insert a space.
Otherwise, select a word from the
alternative word choices.
Get started
Tap the keys corresponding to the digits
you want.
Tap the keys corresponding to the
symbols you want.
Tap 1 to enter punctuation marks or
special characters.
to insert a space.
to start a new line.
Tap C to delete characters one by
Tap and hold C to clear the entire
Customise your phone
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
Settings → Phone settings →
2. Select a language.
3. Tap
Call ringer
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
Settings → Sound settings →
Incoming call → Ringtone.
2. Select a ringtone category.
3. Select a ringtone.
4. Tap
Key tone
In Idle mode, press [ / ] to
adjust the key tone volume.
Idle mode
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
Settings → Display settings →
Home screen → Wallpaper.
2. Select an image category.
3. Select an image.
Silent mode
Phone lock
4. Tap
5. Tap
You can switch the phone to Silent
mode to avoid disturbing other people.
In Idle mode, tap and hold .
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
Settings → Security → Phone
2. Select Enable and tap
3. Enter a new 4- to 8-digit
password and tap OK.
4. Enter the new password again and
tap OK.
Get started
Use a memory card
You can use a memory card to increase your phone’s
memory capacity. Your phone supports memory cards
that are 2GB or smaller.
memory card
Frequent erasing and writing will
shorten a card’s lifespan.
Do not remove a card from the
phone or turn off the phone while
data is being accessed or
transferred. This could result in
loss of data and/or damage to the
card or phone.
Do not subject cards to strong
Do not touch card terminals with
your fingers or metal objects. If
dirty, wipe the card with a soft
Keep cards away from small
children or pets.
Do not expose cards in a place
subject to electro-static discharge
and/or electromagnetic
Insert a
memory card
1. Insert the card into the card slot,
with the label side face down.
2. Press the card until it locks into
When you insert a memory card with a large amount of
files, your phone might work rather slowly for a few
minutes while database updates. This may also affect
some phone functions. This problem is temporary and is
not a phone defect.
Remove the
memory card
1. Press the card so that it is
disengaged from the phone.
2. Remove the card from the slot.
Get started
Use a leather case
A durable, portable leather case is provided with your
phone. When used properly, it can help protect your
phone from being damaged.
Insert the
Remove the
Slide the phone into place.
Slide the phone out.
When you close the case cover, the
display turns off and locks
• Always keep the leather case dry. Humidity may
deform its original shape.
• Do not let the magnetic strip on your plastic cards
contact with the leather case.
Step outside the phone
Begin with call functions, camera, music player, web browser,
and other special features
Make or answer calls
Make a call
1. In Idle mode, tap
2. Enter an area code and phone
3. Press [ ].
Press [ / ] to adjust the
4. Press [
Answer a call
1. When the phone rings, press [
2. Press [
Use the
Make a multiparty call
] to end the call.
During a call, tap
] to end the call.
to activate the
to switch back to the earpiece.
1. During a call, call the second
The first call is put on hold.
2. Tap
and select Join.
Step outside the phone
3. Repeat step 1 and 2 to add more
4. During a multi-party call:
• Tap
and select Select one →
Private to have a private
conversation with one
• Tap
and select Select one →
Remove to drop one
5. Press [
] to end the multi-party
Use the camera
Take a photo
1. In Idle mode, press and hold
[Camera] to turn on the camera.
2. Rotate the phone to the left for
landscape view.
3. Aim the lens at the subject and
make any desired adjustments.
4. Press [Camera] to take a photo.
The photo is saved automatically.
5. Tap
or press [Camera] to take
another photo.
View a photo
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
My files → Images → My
2. Select the photo you want.
Record a
1. In Idle mode, press and hold
[Camera] to turn on the camera.
2. Rotate the phone to the left for
landscape view.
3. Tap
and select
Record mode.
to switch to
4. Press [Camera] to start recording.
5. Tap
or press [Camera] to stop
recording. The video is saved
6. Tap
or press [Camera] to
record another video.
View a video
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
My files → Videos → My video
2. Select the video you want.
Playing a video is the same as
playing music. See p. 26.
Step outside the phone
Play music
Prepare music
Copy music
files to a
memory card
Use these methods:
Download from the wireless web.
Download from a computer using
the optional Samsung PC Studio.
See Samsung PC Studio User’s
Receive via Bluetooth.
Copy to a memory card and insert
it into the phone.
Copy to a memory card. See the
next section.
Synchronise music files with
Windows Media Player. See p. 25.
1. Insert a memory card into the
2. In Idle mode, tap
and select
Settings → Phone settings →
PC connection → Mass storage.
3. Connect your phone and PC with
an optional PC data cable.
4. Select Open folder to view files
when a pop-up window appears
on your PC.
5. Copy files from the PC to the
memory card.
6. When you have finished,
disconnect the phone from the PC.
with Windows
Media Player
You can copy music files to your
phone by synchronising with Windows
Media Player 11.
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
Settings → Phone settings →
PC connection → Media player.
2. Connect your phone and PC with
an optional PC data cable.
3. Select Sync digital media files
to this device when a pop-up
window appears on your PC.
4. Enter the name of your phone and
click Finish.
5. Select and drag the music files
you want to the sync list.
6. Click Start Sync.
7. When synchronisation is finished,
disconnect the phone from the PC.
Step outside the phone
Play music
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
2. Select a music category → a music
3. During playback, do the following
• Tap the square on the screen to
pause or resume playback.
• Drag the screen left or right to
return to the previous file or
skip to the next file.
• Drag the square left or right to
scan backward or forward in a
• Drag the square up or down to
adjust the volume.
Create a
1. From the music player screen, tap
and select Open playlist → All
→ Playlists.
2. Tap
and select Create playlist.
3. Tap the input field and enter the
title of the playlist, and tap OK.
4. Tap
5. Select the added playlist.
6. Tap
and select Add → a source.
7. Select a playlist, or select the files
you want and tap .
8. Tap a file on the list to play music.
Browse the web
Launch the
web browser
Navigate the
In Idle mode, tap
and select
Browser → Home. The homepage of
your service provider opens.
To scroll through browser items,
tap , ,
, or
To select an item, highlight the
item then tap twice on the
browser window.
To return to the previous page,
To access browser options, tap
Use Phonebook
Add a contact
1. In Idle mode, tap
2. Enter a phone number and tap
3. Select a memory location → New.
4. For Phone, select a number type.
5. Specify contact information.
6. Tap
Find a contact
to save the contact.
1. In Idle mode, tap
2. Tap
3. Scroll left or right to the first letter
of the name you want.
Step outside the phone
4. Scroll up or down to select a
5. Tap the contact you want.
6. Scroll to a number and tap
dial, or tap
and select Edit to
edit contact information.
Send messages
Send a text
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
→ Create message → Message.
2. Tap the destination field.
3. Enter a destination number and
tap OK.
4. Tap the text field.
5. Enter the message text and tap
6. Tap
Send a
to send the message.
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
→ Create message → Message.
2. Tap the destination field.
3. Enter a destination number or an
email address and tap OK.
4. Tap the text field.
5. Enter the message text and tap
6. Tap
and select Input field.
7. Select the input field items and
8. Tap Yes.
9. Tap the subject field.
10. Enter the message subject and
tap OK.
11. Tap the attachments field and
12. Add a media file, contact, or
calender item.
13. Tap
Send an email
to send the message.
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
→ Create message → Email.
2. When the setup wizard opens, tap
Y and customise settings for your
email account.
3. Tap the destination field.
4. Enter an email address and tap
5. Tap the subject field.
6. Enter the email subject and tap
7. Tap the text field.
8. Enter the email text and tap OK.
9. Tap
and select Input field.
10. Select the input field items and
Step outside the phone
11. Tap the attachments field and
12. Add image, video, music, sound,
or document files.
13. Tap
to send the email.
View messages
View a text
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
→ My messages → Inbox.
2. Select a text message.
View a
View an email
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
→ My messages → Inbox.
2. Select a multimedia message.
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
→ My messages → Email inbox.
2. Select an account.
3. Tap
and select Check for new
4. Select an email or a header.
5. If you selected a header, tap
and select Retrieve to view the
body of the email.
Use Bluetooth
Your phone is equipped with Bluetooth technology,
enabling you to connect the phone wirelessly to other
Bluetooth devices and exchange data with them, talk
hands-free, or control the phone remotely.
Turn on
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
Bluetooth → Activation → On.
2. Select My phone’s visibility →
On to allow other devices to
locate your phone.
Search for
and pair with
a Bluetooth
1. In Idle mode, tap
and select
Bluetooth → My devices →
Search for new devices.
2. Select a device.
3. Enter a Bluetooth PIN or the other
device’s Bluetooth PIN, if it has
one, and tap OK.
When the owner of the other
device enters the same code,
pairing is complete.
Send data
1. Access an application, such as
Phonebook, My files, Calendar,
or Memo.
2. Select an item.
3. Tap
and select Send via →
Step outside the phone
4. For sending a contact, select
which data you want to send.
5. Search for and select a device.
6. If necessary, enter the Bluetooth
PIN and tap OK.
Receive data
1. If necessary, enter a Bluetooth
PIN and tap OK.
2. Tap Yes to confirm that you are
willing to receive.
Menu functions
All menu options listed
This section provides brief explanations of menu
functions on your phone.
Call log
Recent contacts,
Missed calls,
Dialled calls,
Received calls
Check the most recent calls
dialled, received, or missed.
Sent messages,
View the record of the most
recent messages sent or
Delete all
Delete all of the records in each
call type.
Call manager →
Call time
Check the time record for calls
made and received.
Call manager →
Call cost
Check the cost of your calls, if
supported by your SIM card.
Call manager →
Reject list
Make a list of the phone numbers
of callers to reject.
Menu functions
Contact list
Search for contact information
stored in Phonebook.
Create contact
Add a new contact to Phonebook.
Organise your contacts in caller
Speed dial
Assign a speed dial number for
your most frequently dialled
My namecard
Create a name card and send it
to other people.
Own numbers
Check your phone numbers, or
assign a name to each of the
Manage contacts in Phonebook or
change the default settings for
Service number
View the SDN (Service Dialling
Number) list assigned by your
service provider, if supported by
your SIM card.
Music player
Access and listen to all music files sorted by criteria.
You can also make your own music playlists.
Connect your phone to the
network and load the homepage
of the wireless web service
Enter URL
Enter a URL address and access
the associated web page.
Save URL addresses in order to
quickly access web pages.
Saved pages
Access the list of pages you have
saved while online.
Access the list of pages you have
accessed recently.
Browser settings
Select a connection profile to be
used for accessing the wireless
Select a connection profile to be
used for accessing a streaming
Menu functions
Create message
Create and send text,
multimedia, or email messages.
My messages
Access messages that you have
received, sent, or that have
failed during sending.
Make and use templates of
frequently used messages or
Delete all
Delete messages in each
message folder all at once.
Set up various options for using
the messaging services.
SOS Messages
Specify options for sending and
receiving an SOS message. You
can send an SOS message by
pressing [ / ] 4 times when
the keys and display are locked.
Memory status
Check information about the
memory currently in use.
My files
Images, Videos,
Music, Sounds,
Other files
Access media files and other files
stored in the phone’s memory.
Memory card
Access the files stored on a
memory card. This menu is only
available when you insert a
memory card into the phone.
Memory status
Check information about the
memory currently in use.
Keep track of your schedule.
Use the camera embedded in your phone to take
photos and record videos.
Connect the phone wirelessly to other Bluetooth
Menu functions
Voice recorder
Record voice memos and any
other sounds.
Image editor
Edit your photos using various
editing tools.
Image stamp
Make an outline stamp of a photo
and merge it with another photo.
Access embedded games.
World clock
Set your local time zone and find
out the current time in another
part of the world.
Perform arithmetic functions.
Do conversions, such as length
and temperature.
Set a period of time for the
phone to count down.
Measure elapsed time.
Make memos for things that are
important and manage them.
Mobile downloads
Access Samsung Fun Club, the
preset website providing
Samsung mobile phone users
with attractive download services
of up-to-date ringtones and
wallpapers. This menu is
available only if supported by
your SIM card.
SIM application
Use a variety of additional
services offered by your service
provider. Depending on your SIM
card, this menu may be available
but labelled differently.
Set a wake-up call to wake you up in the morning or an
alarm to alert you to an event at a specific time.
Time and date
Change the time and date
displayed on your phone.
Phone settings →
Select a language for the display
Phone settings →
Enter the greeting that is
displayed briefly when the phone
is switched on.
Phone settings →
Auto keypad lock
Set the phone to lock the keys
and display automatically when
the display turns off.
Phone settings →
Volume key
Set how the phone reacts if you
press and hold [ / ] when a
call comes in.
Menu functions
Phone settings →
Set the phone to vibrate when
you tap an option or icon.
Phone settings →
Extra settings
Change additional settings for
using the phone.
Phone settings →
Offline mode
Switch the phone to Offline
mode, in which the phone
functions requiring network
connection are deactivated.
Phone settings →
PC connection
Select a USB mode that will be
used when you connect your
phone to another device via USB
Phone settings →
Word suggestion
Set the phone to show the
alternative word choices for your
key presses in T9 mode.
Display settings
Set up the idle screen on the
Display settings
Change the display settings for
the text displayed on the idle
Display settings
Adjust the brightness of the
display for varying lighting
Display settings
Set the phone to display missed
call notifications with the most
recently missed caller’s
→ Home screen
→ Text display
→ Brightness
→ Show caller
Sound settings →
Incoming call
Change the sound settings for
incoming calls.
Sound settings →
Keypad tone
Select the tone that the phone
sounds when you press a key.
Sound settings →
Message tone
Change the sound settings for
incoming messages individually
according to message type.
Sound settings →
Power on/off
Select the melody that the phone
sounds when it is switched on or
Sound settings →
Silent mode
Set how the phone acts to alert
you to a specific event while in
Silent mode.
Sound settings →
Extra tones
Customise additional tones for
the phone.
Light settings →
Backlight time
Select the length of time the
backlight or display stays on
when the phone is not used.
Light settings →
Sunlight mode
Select whether the phone
changes the tone of its display
colour to improve visibility.
→ Call diverting
Network services
Set the phone to reroute
incoming calls to a phone
number that you specify.
Network services
Set the phone to restrict calls.
→ Call barring
Menu functions
Network services
→ Call waiting
Set the phone to inform you
when someone is calling you
while on another call.
Network services
Select the network to be used
while roaming outside of your
home area, or let the network be
chosen automatically.
→ Network
Network services
Set the phone to hide your phone
number from the person you are
Network services
Store the number of the
voicemail server and access your
→ Caller ID
→ Voice mail
Network services
→ Closed user
Set calls to be restricted to a
selected user group.
Security → PIN
Activate your PIN to protect your
SIM card against unauthorised
Security →
Change PIN code
Change the PIN.
Security → Phone
Activate your phone password to
protect your phone against
unauthorised use.
Security →
Change the phone password.
Security →
Lock access to messages, files,
or all menu functions on the
phone, except for call functions.
Security → SIM
Set the phone to work only with
the current SIM card by
assigning a SIM lock password.
Security → Fixed
dialling mode
Set the phone to restrict calls to
a limited set of phone numbers,
if supported by your SIM card.
Security →
Change PIN2
Change your current PIN2, if
supported by your SIM card.
Security →
Mobile tracker
Set the phone to send the preset
tracking message to your family
or friends when someone tries to
use your phone with another SIM
card. This feature may be
unavailable due to certain
features supported by your
service provider.
Create and customise the profiles
containing the settings for
connecting your phone to the
Memory status
Check information about the
memory currently in use.
Reset settings
Reset the phone’s settings you
have changed.
Health and safety information
SAR certification information
This phone meets European Union (EU) requirements
concerning exposure to radio waves.
Your mobile phone is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is
designed and manufactured to not exceed the limits for
exposure to radio-frequency (RF) energy, as recommended
by the EU Council. These limits are part of comprehensive
guidelines and establish permitted levels of RF energy for
the general population. The guidelines were developed by
independent scientific organisations through the periodic
and thorough evaluation of scientific studies. The limits
include a substantial safety margin designed to ensure the
safety of all persons, regardless of age and health.
The exposure standard for mobile phones employs a unit of
measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate (SAR).
The SAR limit recommended by the EU Council is
2.0 W/kg.1
The highest SAR value for this model phone was
0.920 W/kg.
SAR tests are conducted using standard operating positions
with the phone transmitting at its highest certified power
level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is
determined at the highest certified power level, the actual
SAR level of the phone while operating can be well below
the maximum value. This is because the phone is designed
to operate at multiple power levels so as to use only the
power required to reach the network. In general, the closer
you are to a base station, the lower the power output of the
1. The SAR limit for mobile phones used by the public is 2.0 watts/
kilogram (W/kg) averaged over ten grams of body tissue. The limit
incorporates a substantial margin of safety to give additional
protection for the public and to account for any variations in
measurements. The SAR values may vary, depending on national
reporting requirements and the network band.
Before a new model phone is available for sale to the
public, compliance with the European R&TTE Directive must
be shown. This directive includes as one of its essential
requirements the protection of the health and safety of the
user and any other person.
Precautions when using batteries
• Never use a charger or battery that is damaged in any
• Use the battery only for its intended purpose.
• If you use the phone near the network’s base station, it
uses less power. Talk and standby time are greatly
affected by the signal strength on the cellular network
and the parameters set by the service provider.
• Battery charging time depends on the remaining battery
charge, the type of battery, and the charger used. The
battery can be charged and discharged hundreds of
times, but it will gradually wear out. When the operation
time is noticeably shorter than normal, it is time to buy
a new battery.
• If left unused, a fully charged battery will discharge
itself over time.
• Use only Samsung-approved batteries, and recharge
your battery only with Samsung-approved chargers.
Disconnect the charger from the power source when it is
not in use. Do not leave the battery connected to a
charger for more than a week, since overcharging may
shorten its life.
• Extreme temperatures will affect the charging capacity
of your battery: it may require cooling or warming first.
• Do not leave the battery in hot or cold places because
the capacity and lifetime of the battery will be reduced.
Try to keep the battery at room temperature. A phone
with a hot or cold battery may not work temporarily,
even when the battery is fully charged. Li-ion batteries
are particularly affected by temperatures below 0° C
(32° F).
Health and safety information
• Do not short-circuit the battery. Accidental shortcircuiting can occur when a metallic object like a coin,
clip or pen causes a direct connection between the +
and – terminals of the battery (metal strips on the
battery). For example, do not carry a spare battery in a
pocket or bag where the battery may contact metal
objects. Short-circuiting the terminals may damage the
battery or the object causing the short-circuiting.
• Dispose of used batteries in accordance with local
regulations. Always recycle. Do not dispose of batteries
in a fire.
Road safety
Your wireless phone gives you the powerful ability to
communicate by voice, almost anywhere, anytime. But an
important responsibility accompanies the benefits of
wireless phones, one that every user must uphold.
When you are driving a car, driving is your first
responsibility. When using your wireless phone while
driving, follow local regulations in the country or region you
are in.
Operating environment
Remember to follow any special regulations in force in the
area you are in, and always switch off your phone
whenever it is forbidden to use it, or when it may cause
interference or danger.
When connecting the phone or any accessory to another
device, read its user’s guide for detailed safety instructions.
Do not connect incompatible products.
As with other mobile radio transmitting equipment, users
are advised that for the satisfactory operation of the
equipment and for the safety of personnel, it is
recommended that the equipment should only be used in
the normal operating position (held to your ear with the
antenna pointing over your shoulder).
Electronic devices
Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from radio
frequency (RF) signals. However, certain electronic
equipment may not be shielded against the RF signals from
your wireless phone. Consult the manufacturer to discuss
Pacemaker manufacturers recommend that a minimum
distance of 15 cm (6 inches) be maintained between a
wireless phone and a pacemaker to avoid potential
interference with the pacemaker. These recommendations
are consistent with the independent research and
recommendations of Wireless Technology Research. If you
have any reason to suspect that interference is taking
place, switch off your phone immediately.
Hearing aids
Some digital wireless phones may interfere with some
hearing aids. In the event of such interference, you may
wish to consult your hearing aid manufacturer to discuss
Other medical devices
If you use any other personal medical devices, consult the
manufacturer of your device to determine if it is adequately
shielded from external RF energy.
Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this
Switch off your phone in health care facilities when
regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so.
RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately
shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles. Check with
the manufacturer or its representative regarding your
You should also consult the manufacturer of any equipment
that has been added to your vehicle.
Health and safety information
Posted facilities
Switch off your phone in any facility where posted notices
require you to do so.
Potentially explosive environments
Switch off your phone when in any area with a potentially
explosive atmosphere, and obey all signs and instructions.
Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire
resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Users are advised to switch off the phone while at a
refuelling point (service station). Users are reminded of the
need to observe restrictions on the use of radio equipment
in fuel depots (fuel storage and distribution areas),
chemical plants, or where blasting operations are in
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often but
not always clearly marked. They include the areas below
decks on boats, chemical transfer or storage facilities,
vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas, such as propane or
butane, areas where the air contains chemicals or particles,
such as grain, dust or metal powders, and any other area
where you would normally be advised to turn off your
vehicle engine.
Emergency calls
This phone, like any wireless phone, operates using radio
signals, wireless, and landline networks as well as userprogrammed functions, which cannot guarantee connection
in all conditions. Therefore, you should never rely solely on
any wireless phone for essential communications like
medical emergencies.
To make or receive calls, the phone must be switched on
and in a service area with adequate signal strength.
Emergency calls may not be possible on all wireless phone
networks or when certain network services and/or phone
features are in use. Check with local service providers.
To make an emergency call:
1. Switch on the phone.
2. Key in the emergency number for your present location.
Emergency numbers vary by location.
3. Press [ ].
Certain features like Call Barring may need to be
deactivated before you can make an emergency call.
Consult this document and your local cellular service
Other important safety information
• Only qualified personnel should service the phone or
install the phone in a vehicle. Faulty installation or
service may be dangerous and may invalidate any
warranty applicable to the device.
• Check regularly that all wireless phone equipment in
your vehicle is mounted and operating properly.
• Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or
explosive materials in the same compartment as the
phone, its parts, or accessories.
• For vehicles equipped with an air bag, remember that an
air bag inflates with great force. Do not place objects,
including installed or portable wireless equipment, in the
area over the air bag or in the air bag deployment area.
Improperly installed wireless equipment could result in
serious injury if the air bag inflates.
• Switch off your phone before boarding an aircraft. It is
dangerous and illegal to use wireless phones in an
aircraft because they can interfere with the operation of
the aircraft.
• Failure to observe these instructions may lead to the
suspension or denial of telephone services to the
offender, or legal action, or both.
Health and safety information
Care and maintenance
Your phone is a product of superior design and
craftsmanship and should be treated with care. The
suggestions below will help you fulfill any warranty
obligations and allow you to enjoy this product for many
• Keep your phone and all its parts and accessories out of
the reach of small children and pets. They may
accidentally damage these things or choke on small
• Keep the phone dry. Precipitation, humidity, and liquids
contain minerals that corrode electronic circuits.
• Do not use the phone with a wet hand. Doing so may
cause an electric shock to you or damage to the phone.
• Do not use or store the phone in dusty, dirty areas, as
its moving parts may be damaged.
• Do not store the phone in hot areas. High temperatures
can shorten the life of electronic devices, damage
batteries, and warp or melt certain plastics.
• Do not store the phone in cold areas. When the phone
warms up to its normal operating temperature, moisture
can form inside the phone, which may damage the
phone’s electronic circuit boards.
• Do not drop, knock, or shake the phone. Rough handling
can break internal circuit boards.
• Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong
detergents to clean the phone. Wipe it with a soft cloth.
• Do not paint the phone. Paint can clog the device’s
moving parts and prevent proper operation.
• Do not put the phone in or on heating devices, such as a
microwave oven, stove, or radiator. The phone may
explode when overheated.
• When the phone or battery gets wet, the label indicating
water damage inside the phone changes colour. In this
case, phone repairs are no longer guaranteed by the
manufacturer's warranty, even if the warranty for your
phone has not expired.
• If your phone has a flash or light, do not use it too close
to the eyes of people or animals. This may cause
damage to their eyes.
• Use only the supplied or an approved replacement
antenna. Unauthorised antennas or modified accessories
may damage the phone and violate regulations
governing radio devices.
• If the phone, battery, charger, or any accessory is not
working properly, take it to your nearest qualified
service facility. The personnel there will assist you, and
if necessary, arrange for service.
* Depending on the software installed or your service provider or country,
some of the descriptions in this guide may not match your phone exactly.
* Depending on your country, your phone and accessories may appear
different from the illustrations in this guide.
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