Samsung C170 – thin and affordable

Did you look at the super thin Samsung Ultra Edition phones like upcoming 5.9 mm Samsung U100 or currently selling 6.9 mm Samsung X820 with envy, but could not bring yourself up to spend hundreds of dollars on it?

Despair not, Samsung C170 comes to the rescue. If you are looking for just a phone it might be a great choice.


Just a couple of millimeters thicker then it’s Ultra brothers, unlocked Samsung C170 will cost less then $100, so with carrier subsidies you will be getting it for free.

Of course you’ll have to settle with just a phone. Samsung C170 has no fancy bells an whistles and come sonly with:

  • GPRS Class 8 Connectivity (900/1800 MHz)
  • 1.51″ 128×128 65K Display
  • FM Radio, 16-bit polyphony, WAP 1.2.1, Speakerphone
  • Voice recorder, 550 entry phonebook
  • 600 Kb of memory
  • Dimensions: 105x42x8.9 mm
  • Weight: 72g

Samsung C170 is expected to go on sale in Europe this month

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Martin Dooley

    Wow, thats a sexy thin mobile! I quite like the stuff from Samsung!

  • Nobichan

    Do Samsung C170 connect to PC via USB data cable or other methods

  • tina

    samsungc170 is a good phone.but there is no calender and reminder facility and also there is only one default wallpaper..i really d’nt like this thing.

  • Manish

    Touched my heart at first sight. Beautiful, slim, affordable, quality of sound is best for FM and no need to think twice to purchase it.

  • Jitendra

    It is realy very beautiful, slim,affordable but its battery backup is not good.

  • Vikash Pandey

    No words to explain…it. But it is my final decision that I will gift this mob. to my MOTHER

  • Ramesh

    tina wrote:
    samsungc170 is a good phone.but there is no calender and reminder facility and also there is only one default wallpaper..i really d’nt like this thing.

    Posted on 12-Jul-07 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    hi tina i think u dont know how to use a mobile phone. C170 is having calendar,reminder and and many wallpapers. for your kind information. go to organiser for calendar and remaindar and go to mobile settings/displaysettings/wallpapers for wallpaper

  • BigFatJuicy

    With only 7 wallpapers of stupid things like two cherries or a violin or a snowboarder, there is no plain wallpaper option, so you are stuck with an inane picture.

    Texting is frustrating as extra characters (such as ! $ or &) require you to change language format, then press the number button up to TEN times, then re-enter language format and return to predictive text. It means you have to write your message and then go back and do all the punctuation. FRUSTRATING!

    Yet for fifty-nine Australian dollars, it is worth it. The C170 is thinner than the battery of my old phone! It’s great and I will get used to the menu and texting in a few weeks, so I’m happy.

  • prashant

    samsung c170 is a very very good phone but there is no facilite to connect it with pc.there is no facilite to download any thing by using data cable

  • Jan Andersen

    Baught this C170 two weeks ago. If you dont need MP3 player and gaming, this phone is it. Slim and very nice dsign. Was in a dark room the other day without lights, used the phone as lamp, the display is realy bright. Unfortunaltly this phone uses the standard Samsung menu systems, where a simple task like reading and deleting an SMS message involves the use of most buttons and menues in the phone. This menu system is about the worst on the market, however since this phone dosnt have all the complex settings and options like higher end models, its not too pronounced on the C170, and an acceptabel draw down compared with the slim and light phone you get.

    Slim, light, nice design and good build quality
    Very bright display, can be used as a lamp 😉
    No bulshit easy to use
    Very good speaker quality

    No cradle
    Character for showing time in the calendar wallpaper is very small
    Alerts menues takes a bit too long to close
    Time from unlock of keypad till operational is a bit too long
    Using the standard samsung menu systems, which are about the worst on the market

  • JOHNNYinside

    I got this phone with no data cable and now I see that there's no games in it, and the melodies are terrible.


    PRICE OF C-170

  • jinat

    I think this is the nice set in the world in low price.

  • jinat

    I think this is the nice set in the world in low price.