The Samsung Factor is as plain as a flip phone can get, it is also made of a rather slippery plastic so be careful when handling it. The phone measures a total of 7 inches when fully open, it weighs a light 91 g and with dimensions of 97 x 48 x 18 mm it sits perfectly well in the palm.
With the phone shut, at the front we have a 1.2 inch CSTN screen with 65,000 color support, the display shows the time, date, signal strength and any message alerts you might have. Also a long press on the camera shutter key turns the screen into a self portrait mirror. The right side houses the microUSB/ headphone jack port, sorry no 3.5 mm jack here, and camera shutter key. The left side houses the short, but easy to press, volume rocker.
The flip mechanism feels really strong, the hinges are solidly built and very tightly compacted together. The main screen is a 2 inch QQVGA, QQVGA screens are simply not acceptable in this day and age, no matter what price the phone comes at. The screen resolution support is 128x160 pixels, far below the accepted standard of 240x320, at least color support is good at 262,000 colors.
The navigation pad is simple and functional, you have a square four-way directional button with a big OKAY depressed into the center, on the left you have a soft key, the camera button and the Talk button, to the right you have another soft key, Back and End buttons. Nestled between the Talk and End buttons is the Speaker button, which activates the loudspeaker.
The dialing pad itself is raised and has excellent travel and feedback, the keys are perhaps a bit close to each other, but thick fingered people will have no issues using the navigational or dialing pads at all. The back is plain except for the barely perceptible loudspeaker grill.