T-Mobile Samsung Behold II Manual & Start Guide

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While we have four days remaining until the November 18th official launch date of the T-Mobile Samsung Behold 2, what could be better than perusing the User Manual and Start Guide? If you like reading phone manuals and start guides (Like me) with lots of colorful pictures, than grab a snack, sit back and relax. Hit the jump for some screenshots from the Start Guide and User Manual! Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments!

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Full T-Mobile Samsung Behold II User Manual

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  • Achilles

    Very interesting. But the Samsung I7500 is far better than the Behold 2. The Galaxy has 8gb in internal, and doesn’t have the annoying Touch Wiz/Cube crap. They should have released the Galaxy on T-mobile!

    • Kevin Burton

      wrong!!!!!! the behold is the same phone!!!!!!! true it has less internal storage and the cube is unnecessary and gimmicy but still kinda cool. they have the same processor (528 mhz) and same specs everywhere else only the camera and software for it are much better on the behold. you don’t like the phone and thats fine but you don’t know what you are talking about. samsung considers this phone superior to the galaxy it is not the so called galaxy lite which has been scrubbed.

      • Achilles

        Samsung can consider the Behold 2 whatever they like. The advantage the Galaxy has over it an 8gb internal storage and no Touch Wiz/Cube! The camera and everything else is the same. The Behold 2 is inferior to the Galaxy.

      • Kev

        wrong again!!! the camera software is not the same i have used a galaxy and many galaxy users are trying to port over the camera software from the behold 2 system dump that was posted two days ago. you don’t know what you are talking about. look…just don’t buy the phone if you don’t like it, but you are so very wrong on all counts except internal memory.

      • Kev

        btw cube and touchwiz are two different things and yes the galaxy does use touchwiz. you really don’t know what you are talking about. you never ever have to use the cube and it takes up minimal memory (again this is all in the behold 2 system dump. and also the galaxy can’t even handle the cube the phone crashes when you it’s uploaded and run on the galaxy.

      • SEFan

        Speaking of Galaxy Lite, Engadget has an entry today about the i5700 (now called Spica?!) dropping for Europe – with an 800 mhz processor!! Didn’t see any other specs, but why oh why couldn’t the Behold have gotten that?!

  • umaluver

    nothing about mhz or memory in there?

    • Kevin Burton

      528 mhz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is official from the press release! NOT 800 mhz!

    • Kevin Burton

      528 mhz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this official from the samsung/tmobile press release.

    • Kev

      528 mhz from the official press release.

      • Duck Dodgers

        What press release are you talking about?

      • Kev

        its from the press release at the joint tmobile samsung unvailing on the 12th. there are videos all ove of the press conference and many many write ups about it.

      • umaluver

        No wonder it looks like it lags in ALL the videos I’ve seen >.<

      • Duck Dodgers

        I must be missing it then. I don’t see were is states that it has a 528MHz proc. Fact I don’t see any specs on it other then the 3.2″ AMOLED screen and that it has GPS and Bluetooth 2.1 plus support for a 16GB microSD. Do you have a URL for the press release?

        • Kickstar13

          Post updated with the Official T-Mobile Behold II press release:
          http://www.tmonews.com/2009/11/t-mobile-samsung-behold-2-unveiled/

        • Duck Dodgers

          Thanks, Kick. Like I said, that press release doesn’t say anything about the proc. and its speed. The 528mhz is only a rumor as I have not seen anything offical. I seen on TmoToday.com that the Behold II proc is a little faster then the G1 proc. and that it was a ARMv6-compatible processor rev 2 (v6l), but no offical speed. They speculated that it was clock higher then the G1 because they could with the AMOLED screen.

          http://tmotoday.com/blogs/tmobile-craver/11/09/2009/behold2-processor-better-same-old-qualcomm

        • Dusky

          The processor in the Behold 2 is likely the same as the one in the G1, but with a higher stock clock speed (the G1 is underclocked to 384mhz out of the box.) A rooted G1 usually runs even faster than the behold 2 is clocked. Whether the behold 2 can be clocked higher than the g1, we’ll see.

          What is really interesting is that the behold 2 seems to have 128MB more memory than a g1 or a mt3g. In my opinion, that will have more impact on actual performance than the processor speed – so this really could be a decent phone.

        • Duck Dodgers

          Yes Dusky, I would agree with you that it probably the same proc. (maybe a newer ver. thou). I read here ( http://forums.tmonews.com/index.php?topic=11289.msg235475#msg235475 ) that the Behold II has been rooted so hopefully you could clock the proc. up like the G1 proc.

        • Kev

          not a rumor guy watch the video of the press conference. not stupid ass reviews from people that don’t know anything, watch the actual press conference. you can do a google search for it it’s many places i think i watched it on cnet. but sorry your wrong it’s official 528 mhz deal with it.

        • Kev

          here you go guy fotage from the press conference at the end of the video there is a samsung rep going over the phone and he says the phone runs at 528. watch and learn young grass hopper.

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        • Kev

          also check this out. has some interesting insight on whether the processor can be overclocked http://tmotoday.com/blogs/tmobile-craver/11/09/2009/behold2-processor-better-same-old-qualcomm

        • Duck Dodgers

          Yes, I believe it is the same proc. (although a newer ver.) as the G1, but I’m having a hard time believing it is running at 528. My guess it is slower than 528 but faster than the G1 at 384.

  • HR

    Android 1.5/1.6 with that same weak ass processor that the G1 used 14 months ago!

    And the cube thing adds nothing in terms of usability.

    Very disappointed Samsung and T-Mo for this.
    The Droid Eris is $99 and blows this away.

  • Kevin Burton

    528 mhz processor.

  • TravMobile

    Tmo better announce an interesting phone pretty quick. They’re starting to look worse than boost in terms of selection. Bring on the HD2 annoucements already. Also, samsung should be ashamed of this thing. Priced the same as an Eris? Egg on your face.

  • http://iNet2.Tv ernieJohnston

    Interesting and just what I am looking for. The User Manual on pg 96 & 97 implies the phone supports UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access):

    What This Means to You
    When you are not in range of a Wi-Fi connection, your normal cellular network takes over and keeps you connected. Your phone switches automatically from Wi-Fi to cellular whenever it’s necessary to maintain your connection, whether your phone is displaying the Home screen or in the middle of an active call. The switching process is virtually unnoticeable.
    . . .
    Wi-Fi settings
    Once set up for Wi-Fi connectivity, your phone automatically uses Wi-Fi, when vailable, for ALL your mobile phone services.
    (caps mine)

    • http://iNet2.Tv ernieJohnston

      That is in Section 8, How Wi-Fi Works.

  • derek

    the phone is fine it has a good camera takes great shots, also the cube is not something thats mandatory at all u can use it or you dont have to use it, the phone itself moves pretty well, and the phone has a 5 meg camera and a flash thats what you are paying for. the over all grade for this device in my opinion is is about an 8.5. my reason for this is again the camera, the eris ok fine it has the sense ui oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh big deal i have played with it i have modded it its not all its cracked up to be, you need to start basic and this phone does just that.

  • http://iNet2.Tv ernieJohnston

    Interesting and just what I am looking for. The User Manual in Section 8 on pg 96 & 97, How Wi-Fi Works, implies the phone supports UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access):

    What This Means to You
    When you are not in range of a Wi-Fi connection, your normal cellular network takes over and keeps you connected. Your phone switches automatically from Wi-Fi to cellular whenever it’s necessary to maintain your connection, whether your phone is displaying the Home screen or in the middle of an active call. The switching process is virtually unnoticeable.
    . . .
    Wi-Fi settings
    Once set up for Wi-Fi connectivity, your phone automatically uses Wi-Fi, when vailable, for ALL your mobile phone services.
    (caps mine)

    • mikeeeee

      ERNIE………..

      you made my day.

      i need a UMA android bad.

      great excuse for a mini road trip of 75plus miles to the t-mo store next week.

      time to download the pdf.

  • umaluver

    Wow. I had given up on UMA. I may consider this weak ass phone now. Damnit. Ill make my wife get it first.

  • Ejaydroid

    Im starting to see why tmo is losing its customers (all be it a tiny amount) they just dont have any good android phones . I got the my touch and it is fantastic but kinda boring after a lil while, had the g1 and i loved it but the design was just unusable not to hot on the cliq , and now this thing……………………….. Are you serious this company passed up the hero which was its biggest mess up it could ever do. The droid is ok but its not the iphone killer that the hero is and with these great plans they should have phones that excite people about tmo i work for A cell phone kiosk and people run up to see the droid, the iphone and the hero….. what dose tmo got? They need to get something soon or the trickle of customers leaving will become a flood and they will be sprint.

  • Meniscus

    From the looks of things, the “Cube” is not customizable in terms of which apps appear on the faces. This is a turnoff; I personally would never, ever use YouTube, so as far as I am concerned the entire allure of the “Cube” is out the window. Otherwise looks like a decent phone, although as others have pointed out, there are better options available from the competition, and often at a lower cost.

    TMobile has been sharply, severely, and rightfully criticized time and time again for its narrow and mediocre handset selection, but they just don’t seem to be willing to do anything about it. Offering handsets that are “almost as nice, and only a little more expensive” than the competition is going to get them nowhere. Or, to paraphrase from the last election, “it’s the *handsets*, stupid”.

  • SteveT

    As it turns out, Samsung has released a Galaxy “Lite”with a 800Mhz processor. It’s already on available some places in Europe:
    Samsung unveils Android-equipped Galaxy Spica i5700
    http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/11/15/samsung-unveils-android-equipped-galaxy-spica-i5700/

    May want to do your homework before telling people how wrong they are, Mr. Burton

    • Duck Dodgers

      Steve, The Galaxy Spica (aka i5700) is not the same phone as the Behold II. The Behold II is almost the same hardware as the Galaxy (aka i7500) which has the 528 MHz Qualcomm processor. I’m still not convinced that the Behold II proc. is running at 528 MHz. Yes the Samsung rep. said it was running 528 MHz., but I have had reps. tell me things that are wrong before too. I do not think it is running a 800 MHz. proc. thou.

      • SteveT

        Hi Duck-
        I wasn’t trying to say the Spica was the same model as the Behold II. I was refuting Mr Burton’s claim that the “Galaxy Lite” project had been killed, when in fact the handset is already selling under the Spica moniker. Furthermore, his assertion that Samsung claims the Behold II is a superior handset to the Galaxy, is absurd, unless there is a major processor bump from the stated 528, and onboard memory is increased to at least the 8gb that the i7500 boasts.

        Quoted from Kevin Burton:
        November 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm: “samsung considers this phone superior to the galaxy it is not the so called galaxy lite which has been scrubbed.”

      • Duck Dodgers

        Ahhh… Yes, I would agree with you that it would be absurd to call the Behold II a better headset then the Galaxy. From what I have read the Behold II is about the same headset as the Galaxy sans the memory (and maybe some other parts).

  • rldustyc

    why can I not use a plantronics p590 head set to listin to my music it connects and work with the phone but no music

  • RB

    I bought the Behold 2 when it first came out. I hung up my Blackberry because my company phased out the bbes. Well after some time with the Behold 2 I am very dissapointed and frustrated. The speed is slow at best. It crashed twice today while trying to send out text messages. I am going to make one more attempt with the new Nexus one. Hopefully it is better than the Behold 2. Before you buy this phone, think again and run.

  • Bpalamakumbura

    Pls some one send me a unlock code for my behold II. IMEI is 355078 03 207900/3 04.
    I brought it on Ebay. it is locked to T-Mbile. I try to Unlock it on web.But they said cant.

  • Bpalamakumbura

    Pls some one send me a unlock code for my behold II. IMEI is 355078 03 207900/3 04.
    I brought it on Ebay. it is locked to T-Mbile. I try to Unlock it on web.But they said cant.
    mail me – bpalamakumbura@yahoo.com

  • Daniels_destiny

    My Phone Wont Turn On It Just Keeps Saying Samsung An Blinking On An Off Someone Please Help Me Out. :)