Samsung SGH-T429

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A Samsung T429 slid open

The Samsung SGH-T429 is a T-Mobile exclusive mobile phone by Samsung, released in the third quarter of 2007.

It was sold as a basic entry-level phone, and looks nearly exactly the same as a Samsung SGH-E250, besides lacking a microSD card slot.

Like many Samsung feature phones of this time period, it runs on the NXP "Swift" SoC platform.

Related phones[edit]

  • SGH-E250 - Effectively what this phone was based on. Identical appearance and specs besides microSD slot.

Specs[edit]

Basics[edit]

CPU NXP PNX5230 Swift SoC (130MHz ARM946E-S)
Platform/OS Samsung Proprietary
Display 128 x 160, Active Matrix TFT, 65k colors
Status LED No
Flash memory 32 MB, ~3 MB accessible to user (Samsung OneNAND S71WS256PD0)
RAM 16 MB UtRAM (Samsung OneNAND S71WS256PD0)
Charging and data connector PCBS10
FCC ID A3LSGHT429

Connectivity[edit]

Operating modes GSM (850/1800/1900)
Data GPRS
SIM size Mini SIM
IrDA No
Bluetooth 2.0 (HFP and HSP)
PC Link Transfer contacts, sounds, and pictures using Samsung PC Studio

Camera[edit]

Single camera VGA (640 x 480), self-timer, brightness, white balance controls
Video None?
Image DSP MediaVision MV3015

Media[edit]

Supported image formats BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Supported audio formats AAC, AMR, IMY, MID, MP3
Speaker configuration Single ear speaker
Line out N/A (Samsung PCBS10 connector)
Synthesizer Software based synthesis ("Swift" synth)

Messaging[edit]

SMS Yes
EMS No
MMS Yes
IM ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger

Software[edit]

Java MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1

Accessories[edit]

Supported batteries:

Supported accessories:

Flex Cable Issues and E250D similarities[edit]

The T429 is extremely similar to the SGH-E250 (more specifically the E250D) down to the board color, placement, SoC used, and the flex cable issues from the E250 have also carried over to the T429.

The similarities to the E250 are also evident by the fact that the "Cellular phone Parts list" has 1 component with a description containing "E250"[1]

Gallery[edit]

Splash screen
Default wallpaper
Phone slid down
Phone slid up and on

Firmware[edit]

There are several firmware dumps known of this phone, but since there was only 1 firmware version released to the public, they are all version T429UVHC1.

However, in the T429 service manual, the screenshots where the user demonstrates flashing firmware to the phone, the file is named T429UVGD1.[2]

References[edit]