Connectors and Controls
All the controls of Samsung E1200 are located on the front panel. This is a five-way navigation button, two functional keys, a call and a reject button and alphanumeric keyboard.
The keyboard is made not too close to the bottom of the phone, so dialing a number with one finger is quite convenient. In addition, the buttons have a decent size - even elderly people can use them easily. The device provides a stronger grip and does not slip from the hand.
Functional buttons and call / reject keys are grouped in pairs. It may be not very convenient for precise pressing. On the contrary, the navigation button is unambiguous and does not allow mistakes when navigating through menus. The buttons are located close to each other, but their rows are separated by small depressions. In general, the keyboard raises no objections. Even the lighting is performed very well – it is even and well seen in the dark.
There’s only one connector - for the charger and headset.
It is located on the right side of the phone and is covered with a plastic cap. Please note that it is a non-standard connector. This is not micro USB, but old branded. Thus, it is better not to lose the charger, for you will not be able to charge the phone quickly from the PC.
There’s nothing on the right, top and back side. Absolutely all interactions with accessories and the PC are performed via the only proprietary connector.
The SIM-card slot is located under the battery.
To get into the battery compartment, you need to remove the back cover. It is removed easily and with no efforts.
The screen of the push button telephone E1200 is quite small - 1.52 inches. Its resolution is 128x128 pixels. The number of colors is 65 thousand. A display with such characteristics looks very weak in comparison with modern gadgets. We don’t even talk about smartphones. For example, smart watches have a similar size diagonal, but higher definition.
In reality, the Samsung E1200 screen does not look as bad as you would expect. There is no high definition, but the brightness is good enough, and the colors are quite vivid. Of course, it makes no sense to look at the photos, it does not even have such a possibility, but all the menu items are clearly visible. There is no problem to see the number of incoming calls or to read SMS in the sun.
Therefore, it is quite an acceptable screen for a phone in this price range.