Samsung SGH C100 My First Polyphonic Upgrade

Samsung C100
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Samsung SGH-C100 was released in 2002 by Samsung Electronics. It was a beast at its time but it was the design and polyphonic feature that drew me to cash out a 1,000,000 Zambian Kwacha then. It was a fabulous GSM handset so light and cute and amazing with no camera nor Bluetooth.


The mobile phones where early in their days and features most desired at the time was the size, clarity of the voice call and the SMS feature. I was riding on Nokia 3310 that saw me early 2004 upgrade to Nokia 3330 which had a stronger battery life instead of the newly released Nokia 1100


But then the recently turned Zamcell beore it was Celtel neither Zain nor Airtel marketed some handsets that included Nokia 1100 and several other handsets. But it was the bombshell Samsung SGH – C100 that was a dream true. The sleek design and silver in color made more appeal to me. Given the polyphonic ringtone attitude of the phone it was a done deal.


From that time i have gone through several devices that include Nokia that had some psychedelic lights on the sides. An LG flip phone i have forgotten its name but took nice photos. A Samsung C300 and somany others.

From Symbian, Bada experiences i was introduced to android with ZTE Blade phone that opened up a whole lot of the world of smartphone. From then on its been a galaxy adventures, iOS universe and Blackberry OS. Both the smartphones and tablets have all had their say.


Samsung C100 Specs


LAUNCHAnnounced2003, Q2
BODYDimensions111 x 45 x 17 mm (4.37 x 1.77 x 0.67 in)
Weight76 g
DISPLAYTypeUFB, 65K colors
Resolution128 x 128 pixels, 5 lines, 1:1 ratio
– Four way navigation keys
MEMORYCard slotNo
Phonebook500 x 5 fields
Call records20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls
Internal300 KB
– 50 short messages
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; Downloadable polyphonic ringtones
3.5mm jackNo
Infrared portYes
BrowserWAP 1.2
Games4 – Honey Ball, Hamster + 2 Java games
– Predictive text input
– Organizer
– Nokia compatible melodies
BATTERYRemovable Li-Ion 780 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 90 h
Talk timeUp to 2 h 30 min
MISCColorsMetallic Silver



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