When you want a mini phone with full-size capabilities, the Samsung Dart SGH-T499 smartphone is a great choice. Made for T-Mobile, the dark slate Dart is a great device to handle your mobile calls and more. The QVGA 320 by 240 pixel screen resolution has an 8-bit color display. This display outputs clear images whether they are pictures or movies on a sharp LCD screen. This 3.1-inch display rotates, so you can view content in landscape or portrait orientation. This full touchscreen has both the pinch and double-tap to zoom features. The front of the device also has capacitive buttons for switching screens and returning to your dashboard. The SGH-T499 has a 3.5mm headphone jack, but it also supports Bluetooth for a wireless connection. 160 MB of internal memory is augmented by the 2 GB microSD that comes with this Samsung Dart. Take great pictures with the 3.2-megapixel, rear-facing camera. Then you can use the SD card or micro USB port to transfer the images to other devices. The micro USB port is also used for charging the 1,200 mAh lithium-ion battery. Enjoy 8 hours of talk time or 288 hours of standby time when you're not using your Samsung device.In terms of location tracking, your Samsung will give you robust GPS capabilities. Use the Geo-Tagging feature on the camera to pinpoint the exact location a photograph is taken. You can then embed that information in the photo file that comes standard on these phones. Other features include spot metering, smile detection, and white balance controls. With the panoramic feature take multiple photos of a landscape and let the camera merge them into one spectacular image. When you have downtime, play games on the Android Froyo 2.2 operating system with 600mHz of processing speed. The Dart supports Flash, so you can watch an embedded video while web browsing. The browser supports multiple window views for multi-tasking. YouTube, Google Voice Search, Gmail, and Google Music are among the apps that come preinstalled. Thinkfree Office is also installed. Use it to edit and create office documents. Download your favorite apps at the Android Market. For basic phone features, the Samsung T499 has customizable ringtones, vibration, and silent modes. Speed dialing, Wi-Fi calling, call muting, and display lock are convenient options. You can also host a call with up to six participants with the multiparty call feature. There's also an option for you to have a private sidebar with one of the people on the conference call. Simply activate the private conversation option. Threaded text messaging keeps your conversations organized. Use the Swype method or type your messages using the Samsung keypad. You can also speak into the device and the speech recognition software will type out the text for you. Simplify your contact lists by syncing your Dart with Facebook or Twitter. You don't even have to have those apps on your phone. This T499 is unlocked so you do not have to get tied down with extensive contracts. In this case, big things really do come in small packages.