safety and usage information
Turn off the phone in potentially explosive environments
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 re in and around fuel or chemical storage and transfer areas
or blasting areas. Do not store or carry ammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials
in the same compartment as the phone, its parts, or accessories.
Reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries
While using your phone, hold the phone 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.
Do not use the phone if the screen is cracked or broken
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hand and face. Bring the phone to a
Samsung service centre to replace the screen. Damage caused by careless handling
will void your manufacturer's warranty.
Keep your phone away from small children and pets
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
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 inate rapidly.
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care
Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers specically designed for your
phone. Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries or damage to
Never dispose of batteries or phones in a re. Follow all local regulations when
disposing of used batteries or phones.
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
Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity, and electrical noise from other
Frequent writing and erasing will shorten the life span of memory cards.
Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or terminals with your ngers or metal objects. If
dirty, wipe the card with a soft cloth.
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.
Specic Absorption Rate (SAR) certication information
Your phone 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 phones that exceed a maximum exposure
level (known as the Specic Absorption Rate, or SAR) of 2.0 watts per kilogram.
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this model was 0.684 watts per
kilogram. In normal use, the actual SAR is likely to be much lower, as the phone 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 phone reduces
your overall exposure to RF energy.
The Declaration of Conformity of this manual demonstrates your phones compliance
with the European Radio & Terminal Telecommunications Equipment (R&TTE) directive.
For more information about the SAR and related EU standards, visit the Samsung
mobile phone website.
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 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.
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 the phone and batteries from damage
Avoid exposing your phone and batteries to very cold or very hot temperatures (below
0° C/32° F or above 45° C/113° F). Extreme temperatures can cause the deformation
of the phone and reduce the charging capacity and life of your phone 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
Never use a damaged charger or battery.
Handle your phone carefully and sensibly
Do not disassemble your phone due to a risk of electric shock.
Do not allow your phone to get wet—liquids can cause serious damage and will
change the colour of the label that indicates water damage inside the phone. Do
not handle your phone with wet hands. Water damage to your phone can void your
Avoid using or storing your phone in dusty, dirty areas to prevent damage to moving
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.
If your phone has a camera ash or light, avoid using it close to the eyes of children or
Your phone may be damaged by exposure to magnetic elds. Do not use carrying
cases or accessories with magnetic closures or allow your phone to come in contact
with magnetic elds 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.
Important usage information
Use your phone in the normal position
Avoid contact with your phone's internal antenna.
Allow only qualied personnel to service your phone
Allowing unqualied 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
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 and memory cards with care
Do not remove a card while the phone is transferring or accessing information, as this
could result in loss of data and/or damage to the card or phone.
Your phone displays the following status indicators on the top of the screen:
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate
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
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 ofce, for details of where and how they can take these items for
environmentally safe recycling.
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 disposal.
This EEE is compliant with RoHS.
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
Notes for sunlight charging
When the phone is off, 1 hour of sunlight at about 80,000 lux (approximately the
amount of sunlight at noon on a sunny day) charging will provide approximately
5-10 minutes of talk time. Talk time may vary depending environmental factors,
such as weather, region, altitude of the sun, or signal strength.
Sunlight is a secondary power source. To ensure a fully-charged battery, use
the travel adapter.
Sunlight charging is not possible in the following situations:
Near a window that blocks direct sunlight
In high or low temperatures
If any part of solar panel is covered
If you attach a protection lm or ornaments to the solar panel or scribble or
write on it
While wearing the phone on your neck, the battery may not charge efciently
due to indirect sunlight.
The battery cannot be charged by articial light.
Always keep the solar charging point and the solar panel clean.
Install the SIM card and battery
1. Remove the battery cover and insert the SIM card.
Do not use the speaker hole to remove
the battery cover. The speaker may be
2. Insert the battery and replace the battery cover.
Charge the battery
To charge the battery by travel adapter
1. Plug the supplied travel adapter.
To AC power outlet
2. When charging is nished,
unplug the travel adapter.
Do not remove the battery from the phone before unplugging the travel adapter
rst. Otherwise, the phone may be damaged.
To charge the battery by sunlight
When you charge the battery by sunlight,
ensure the battery is inserted and expose
the solar panel to direct sunlight and
prevent it from shade.
To ensure efcient charging, place the
phone so that the solar panel faces the
sun directly, as shown.
Cautions for sunlight charging
Do not connect to the phone to a travel adapter or USB cable while charging by
Do not leave the phone in an enclosed car for a long time, as the phone
may overheat. Charging the battery when it is overheated may cause re,
deformation, breakdown, or malfunction of the phone.
Do not expose the solar panel to sunlight for a long time to avoid very hot
temperatures. Especially, do not leave your phone in a heated vehicle for a long
period of time. This may damage the phone or battery.
Do not charge the battery using a halogen or infrared lamp. This may cause re
Do not focus sunlight on the solar panel with a mirror, lens, or eye glasses. This
may overheat the phone and consequently cause re, deformation, breakdown,
or malfunction of the phone.
Do not use the phone if the solar panel is cracked or broken. Broken glass
could cause injury to your hand and face. Bring the phone to a Samsung
service centre to replace the solar panel.
Comply with the following precautions to avoid dangerous or illegal situations and ensure peak performance of your mobile phone.
In ldle mode, adjust the key tone volume;
Make a fake call (press and hold)
Make a fake call
Make or answer a call; In Idle mode,
retrieve recently dialled, missed, or
Open the application switch window (press
and hold); In Menu mode, return to the
Lock the touch screen and the keys:
Unlock the touch screen and the keys
(press and hold)
In Idle mode, turn on the camera (press
and hold); In Camera mode, take a photo
or record a video
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
GPRS network connected
EDGE network connected
UMTS network connected
HSDPA network connected
Voice call in progress
Video call in progress
Call diverting activated
SOS message feature activated
Browsing the web
Connecting to secured web page
Synchronised with PC
New text message (SMS)
New multimedia message (MMS)
New voice mail message
New email message
New conguration message
New push message
FM radio on
Memory card inserted
Normal prole activated
Silent prole activated
Eco prole activated
Charging by sunlight
Battery power level
Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your phone depending on the
software of the phone or your service provider.
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Printed in Korea
English (EU). 08/2010. Rev. 1.3
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