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  • FM Radio
  • Music Player
  • Video Player

Samsung Blast SGH-T729 Mobile Phone Information

Technical Details
Item Weight82 g
Product Dimensions10.7 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Item model numberBlast
Wireless communication technologies bluetooth
Connectivity technologies GSM
Special features FM Radio, Music Player, Video Player
Device interface - primary Keypad
Form factorcandybar
Weight 80 Grams
Colour Black & Red
Additional Information
Date First Available17 January 2013

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Amazon.com: 3.3 out of 5 stars 39 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best phones I've ever owned 28 October 2008
By A. Henley - Published on Amazon.com
After hating my Motorola PEBL for the last 2 years, I was finally eligible for a discounted upgrade and I chose the Samsung Blast. After having it for about a month, I have to say it's one of the better phones I've ever owned. It's thin, light, sleek, and I love the keypad. It takes some getting used to, but once you get the hang of texting with it, it's amazing.

The predictive text is also better than on many of the phones I've owned, though if a word isn't in the dictionary, it's easy enough to turn off predictive text and enter it manually (at which point, the word gets added to the dictionary). I realize that some people don't like predictive text, so for them it's a bit lame that there's no setting to leave it turned off by default. I also love the fact that it has a MicroSD slot; makes it really easy to add new ringtones and wallpapers.

It's not a perfect phone though. Of the major gripes I have, the biggest is the 30-message limit in the text inbox (the last Samsung phone I had 4 years ago had this issue as well). Why text messages can't be stored on the memory card is a mystery, especially for a phone that's so focused on texting. Also a mystery is is the fact that the phone can store 200 messages in the text message outbox. At the very least, those two should be reversed (200 in the inbox and 30 in the outbox). You have to manually delete text messages when the inbox/outbox get full, which is another minor annoyance.

The inability to change the text message tones is also very annoying. I've seen numerous phones that give users this freedom, and with the memory card slot and the ability to add your own ringtones, it's simply unforgivable that you can't change the tone for incoming text messages. Especially since the sones that come with the phone are all incredibly annoying. As a result, I set the phone to just vibrate when I get a text.

I've also occasionally had connection issues where the phone will show a full signal but I won't be able to make/receive calls or text messages. But I've found that turning it off and turning it back on usually solves that problem. Otherwise, call quality is fine and I haven't really had many other issues with reception.

I tried using the phone to check my gmail, and it was slower than I would have liked. I probably won't be making use of that feature very often. I also don't plan on using it to listen to music, so the lack of a standard 3.5mm headphone jack doesn't bother me.

Overall, the good far outweighs the bad. For a phone so focused on texting, it falls a bit short in that area but it still does texting better than most other phones and it's still a great phone.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre Phone 23 December 2008
By NMITGuy - Published on Amazon.com
First of all, I've owned a lot of cell phones in my life and this one ranks up there with the worst I've owned to date. I picked this phone up to replace my Nokia 5300 on the recommendation of a friend and the Blast doesn't even hold a candle to it:


* Nice style: Slim, nice colors, sturdy body, feels comfortable in your hand.


* Horrid software: Menus are not easy to navigate.

* Irritating QWERTY layout makes texting a daunting task.

* Poor call quality, callers on the other end cut out frequently.

* Camera is annoying and keeps asking if you want to add a picture to your online album (may be a stupid T-Mobile thing) but only gives you "Yes" as an option, you have to press the end call key which dumps you back to the main screen, so if you want to take 1 picture after another, you have to keep pressing the camera hard button, very annoying.

* Connectivity software downloaded from Samsung's web site won't pick up my phone with Windows XP or Vista.

* Can't use a standard USB cable, uses Samsung's proprietary connection. This is particularly frustrating and unnecessary, stick with a miniUSB connection so we don't have to keep buying cables that become useless once we go to another phone.

* Adding calendar events is not intuitive at all.

* Had problems getting my MP3's to be recognized by the phone and kept corrupting the data on my miniSD card.

Conclusion: Samsung needs to re-evaluate the design and functionality of the software running on this phone. It seems like their engineers totally ignored common sense for navigation of menus, etc... If I had to pay for this phone, I'd feel like I got ripped off so thankfully I didn't have to pay for it. Don't waste your money. Get a Nokia!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Phone, poor email service 8 April 2008
By Todd Bettis - Published on Amazon.com
If a product advertises a specific selling point, it should definitely deliver on that. The Samsung Blast advertises that you can check your email for free, but 3/4 of the time, you receive an error message and can't open up the email you have in your inbox. Quite disappointing.

The phone itself is nice. The keys are small and not easy to get to, and I have small hands and fingers. But, the layout is nice, and it doesn't take long to get used to the QWERTY keyboard. In fact, it kind of makes texting easier. Despite the review below that says you can't turn predictive text off, you can, quite easily.

When you're on the phone, you can't hear yourself talk. Some people prefer this, some don't. I don't mind either way, but fyi...

There is no release button, so it's not easy to open it as a slider with just your thumb. There's no button or raised plastic to find. You either have to push on the display, and leave a thumbprint, or push just in-between the two parts, or use both hands. A release button would've been nice.

The ringtones are limited, but ok. The wallpapers and display are nice. The appearance is nice. The battery seems to last a long time, longer than my last phone's.

The phone is nice, and I'm happy with it as a phone, and for texting and picture messaging. I like the camera too. But, I can't trust it to check email, and that stinks. That's not why I bought the phone, but I thought it would be a neat feature. Instead, it's simply annoying.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best by any means, but great for the price 18 June 2008
By N. Friedman - Published on Amazon.com
I got the Blast today and have few complaints thus far. Call quality is fine, features are fairly intuitive, and I like the SureType keypad - I'm already texting much faster than on my old phone, and I've only been using it for a few hours. Logging into Gmail was a snap, and it's wonderful to be able to check my email without paying for a data plan (reading emails is the cost of sending a text, but checking and deleting is free). There are a few cons - the keypad is small and rather flat, which is fine for me as my hands are quite small, but may be problematic for people with larger thumbs. Also, you have to go into a sub-menu to access a comma! (We get an asterix but not a comma?) This is an inexcusably stupid mistake on the part of the designers. Frustrating.
The selection of built-in ringtones is not the best, and there is limited customization for sound in general. I have a feeling I'll be turning them all off soon.
Otherwise, I really like the phone. It's not going to revolutionize your life, it's far from being an iPhone, but if your main concerns are simply making calls, texting, and checking email, and you don't mind the learning curve of the SureType keypad, this is a fine phone. This phone also seems to want to do a lot of things and not all of them well - the camera isn't great, and the mp3 player is very poorly thought out. For the current price, though, (free with activation or contract extension) I'm quite satisfied.
3.0 out of 5 stars Oh, dear. 31 May 2009
By H. Haley - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this phone 9 months ago and overall, it's been alright.
Pros: Thin design. Light weight. Large colorful screen. Good variation on volume. Nice backlit keys. QWERTY keyboard.
Cons: Some of the features take some searching to find and time to get used to. The left arrow and cancel button have already given out. Also, someone asked to borrow my phone, dropped it about a foot onto a file cabinet so there is a lovely black strip across the screen diagonally. Obviously not the most durable screen. The camera is pretty bad. It kills me how few texts there can be in the phone inbox. QWERTY keyboard can be seen as a con as well, I suppose as it is incredibly flat so distinguishing between buttons is difficult. As much as I enjoy the features of mp3 ringtones, a micro SD card slot, quick charge time, fairly long battery life, and a cute design, I think I'm just going to replace it with a reliable, cheap, and simple Nokia bar (aka brick) phone rather than pay the $40 to get T-Mobile to put the insurance I've been paying for to good use on a phone that broke relatively quick.