The Samsung Mythic SGH-A897 has a phone book of 2,000 entries with spaces in each of the entries for an email, a birthday, a note and four phone numbers. Moreover, you can assign the contacts to groups, give a photo, any one from the five vibration settings and any one from the 8 polyphonic ringtones. Other basic features of the phone include a calendar, task list, a speakerphone, memopad, alarm-clock, world-clock, sketchpad, timer, a vibrate mode, text and multimedia messaging, a unit converter and a tip calculator. Among the advanced features, the Mythic includes mobile email, stereo Bluetooth, PC syncing, support for voice command, instant messaging, AT&T Navigator with GPS support service and USB mass storage.
The Samsung Mythic has an impressive display with a 360 x 640 pixel resolution and supporting 262,000 colors. You can turn through each of three homescreens by horizontal swiping of your finger. The homescreens are further customizable via drag-and-drop shortcuts from the TouchWiz tray for quicker access. The Samsung’s TouchWiz interface can be customized with 33 widgets or shortcuts. The 3.2-megapixel built-in camera of the phone is capable of taking pictures with 6 different resolutions starting from 2048x1536 to 640x360 pixels. Additional settings of the camera include a self-timer, auto focus, 3 quality settings, 3 exposure meters, flash, macro focus, 5 white balance presets, 5 color effects, 6 scene presets, 6 shooting modes and 3 shutter sounds with a silent mode.
The Samsung Mythic also features a built-in camcorder that is capable of recording videos with two different resolutions with sound or without sound. There’s no scene presets or shooting modes for the camcorder, it can shoot video either in MMS mode with a 1 minute time limitation or in default mode without any time limit. The Mythic also supports AT&T’s Video Share along with AT&T’s Mobile Video, streaming video and Mobile Music too. The most outstanding feature of the Mythic is AT&T’s Mobile TV that lets you watch TV live on your phone, just like V Cast Mobile TV. AT&T provides over 150 simulcast and time-shifted programs from well-known content providers such as CNN, Comedy Central and ESPN. The services are offered to you for just $10 a month for the basic package.
The Samsung Mythic has a new HTML browser from AT&T just like the Samsung Flight. You get 3 different welcome screens, two of which are for popular and local Web links. The phone further offers an arrangement of Internet bookmarking that can be customized by getting into the AT&T account and then sending shortcuts through the ‘Send to Mobile’ feature from your PC. There is a lot more that you can do with the Web pages. A few of the other apps that come with your Samsung Mythic mobile phone include Mobile Banking, WikiMobile, My-Cast Weather, Where, MobiVJ, Yellow Pages Mobile, MusicID 2 and Juicecaster. There are games too such as the World Poker Tour Hold EM-2, I-play Bowling, Block Breaker Deluxe, Bejeweled and Tumbling Dice. You can also download more ringtones, apps, graphics and games via the AT&T’s mobile apps store.