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Samsung GT-S3850 manual


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Safety precautions

To prevent injury to yourself and others or damage to your device, read all of the following information before using your device.


Mobile Phone

user manual

Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your phone depending on the software of the phone or your service provider.

Third party services may be terminated or interrupted at any time, and Samsung makes no representation or warranty that any content or service will remain available for any period of time.

Your phone uses non-harmonised frequency and is intended for use in all European countries. The WLAN can be operated in the EU without restriction indoors, but cannot be operated outdoors in France.

www.samsungmobile.comPrinted in KoreaGH68-33653LEnglish (EU). 03/2011. Rev. 1.1
Warning: Prevent electric shock, fire, and explosionDo not use damaged power cords or plugs, or loose electrical sockets

Do not touch the power cord with wet hands, or disconnect the charger by pulling on the cord

Do not bend or damage the power cordDo not use your device while charging or touch your device with wet handsDo not short-circuit the charger or the batteryDo not drop or cause an impact to the charger or the battery

Do not charge the battery with chargers that are not approved by the manufacturer

Do not use your device during a thunderstormYour device may malfunction and your risk of electric shock is increased.Do not handle a damaged or leaking Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery

For safe disposal of your Li-Ion batteries, contact your nearest authorised service centre.

Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers with care

Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers specifically designed for your device. Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious injuries or damage to your device.

Never dispose of batteries or devices in a fire. Follow all local regulations when disposing of used batteries or devices.

Never place batteries or devices on or in heating devices, such as microwave ovens, stoves, or radiators. Batteries may explode when overheated.

Never crush or puncture the battery. Avoid exposing the battery to high external pressure, which can lead to an internal short circuit and overheating.

Protect the device, batteries, and chargers from damage

Avoid exposing your device and batteries to very cold or very hot temperatures.

Extreme temperatures can cause the deformation of the device and reduce the charging capacity and life of your device and batteries.

Prevent batteries from contacting metal objects, as this can create a connection between the + and – terminals of your batteries and lead to temporary or permanent battery damage.

Never use a damaged charger or battery.

Caution: Follow all safety warnings and regulations when using your device in restricted areas

Turn off your device where prohibited

Comply with all regulations that restrict the use of a mobile device in a particular area.

Do not use your device near other electronic devices

Most electronic devices use radio frequency signals. Your device may interfere with other electronic devices.

Do not use your device near a pacemaker

Avoid using your device within a 15 cm range of a pacemaker if possible, as your device can interfere with the pacemaker.

If you must use your device, keep at least 15 cm away from the pacemaker.

To minimise the possible interference with a pacemaker, use your device on the opposite side of your body from the pacemaker.

Do not use your device in a hospital or near medical equipment that can be interfered with by radio frequency

If you personally use any medical equipment, contact the manufacturer of the equipment to ensure the safety of your equipment from radio frequency.

If you are using a hearing aid, contact the manufacturer for information about radio interference

Some hearing aids may be interfered with by the radio frequency of your device. Contact the manufacturer to ensure the safety of your hearing aid.

Turn off the device in potentially explosive environments

Turn off your device in potentially explosive environments instead of removing the battery.

Always comply with regulations, instructions and signs in potentially explosive environments.

Do not use your device at refuelling points (service stations), near fuels or chemicals, and at blasting areas.

Do not store or carry flammable liquids, gases, or explosive materials in the same compartment as the device, its parts, or accessories.

Turn off your device when in an aircraft

Using your device in an aircraft is illegal. Your device may interfere with the electronic navigation instruments of the aircraft.

Electronic devices in a motor vehicle may malfunction due to the radio frequency of your device

Electronic devices in your car may malfunction due to radio frequency of your device. Contact the manufacturer for more information.

Comply with all safety warnings and regulations regarding mobile device usage while operating a vehicle

While driving, safely operating the vehicle is your first responsibility. Never use your mobile device while driving, if it is prohibited by law. For your safety and the safety of others, practice good common sense and remember the following tips:

Use a hands-free device.

Get to know your device and its convenience features, such as speed dial and redial. These features help you reduce the time needed to place or receive calls on your mobile device.

Position your device within easy reach. Be able to access your wireless device without removing your eyes from the road. If you receive an incoming call at an inconvenient time, let your voice mail answer it for you.

Let the person you are speaking with know you are driving.

Suspend calls in heavy traffic or hazardous weather conditions. Rain, sleet, snow, ice, and heavy traffic can be hazardous.

Do not take notes or look up phone numbers. Jotting down a “to do” list or flipping through your address book takes attention away from your primary responsibility of driving safely.

Dial sensibly and assess the traffic. Place calls when you are not moving or before pulling into traffic. Try to plan calls when your car will be stationary. If you need to make a call, dial only a few numbers, check the road and your mirrors, then continue.

Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations that may be distracting. Make people you are talking with aware you are driving and suspend conversations that have the potential to divert your attention from the road.

Use your device to call for help. Dial a local emergency number in the case of fire, traffic accident, or medical emergencies.

Use your device to help others in emergencies. If you see an auto accident, a crime in progress, or a serious emergency where lives are in danger, call a local emergency number.

Call roadside assistance or a special, non-emergency assistance number when necessary. If you see a broken-down vehicle posing no serious hazard, a broken traffic signal, a minor traffic accident where no one appears injured, or a vehicle you know to be stolen, call roadside assistance or another special, non-emergency number.

Proper care and use of your mobile deviceKeep your device dry

Humidity and all types of liquids may damage device parts or electronic circuits.

When wet, remove the battery without turning on your device. Dry your device with a towel and take it to a service centre.

Liquids will change the colour of the label that indicates water damage inside the device. Water damage to your device can void your manufacturer’s warranty.

Do not use or store your device in dusty, dirty areasDust can cause your device to malfunction.Do not store your device on slopesIf your device falls, it can be damaged.

Do not store your device in hot or cold areas. Use your device at -20 °C to 50 °C

Your device can explode if left inside a closed vehicle, as the inside temperature can reach up to 80 °C.

Do not expose your device to direct sunlight for extended periods of time (such as on the dashboard of a car).

Store the battery at 0 °C to 40 °C.Do not store your device with such metal objects as coins, keys and necklacesYour device may become deformed or malfunction.

If the battery terminals are in contact with metal objects, it may cause a fire.

Do not store your device near magnetic fields

Your device may malfunction or the battery may discharge from exposure to magnetic fields.

Magnetic stripe cards, including credit cards, phone cards, passbooks, and boarding passes, may be damaged by magnetic fields.

Do not use carrying cases or accessories with magnetic closures or allow your device to come in contact with magnetic fields for extended periods of time.

Do not store your device near or in heaters, microwaves, hot cooking equipment, or high pressure containers

The battery may leak.Your device may overheat and cause a fire.Do not drop your device or cause impacts to your deviceThe screen of your device may be damaged.If bent or deformed, your device may be damaged or parts may malfunction.Do not use a flash close to the eyes of people or animals

Using a flash close to the eyes may cause temporary loss of vision or damage to the eyes.

Ensure maximum battery and charger life

Avoid charging batteries for more than a week, as overcharging may shorten battery life.

Over time, unused batteries will discharge and must be recharged before use.Disconnect chargers from power sources when not in use.Use batteries only for their intended purposes.Use manufacturer-approved batteries, chargers, accessories and supplies

Using generic batteries or chargers may shorten the life of your device or cause the device to malfunction.

Samsung cannot be responsible for the user’s safety when using accessories or supplies that are not approved by Samsung.

Do not bite or suck on the device or the batteryDoing so may damage the device or cause explosion.If children use the device, make sure that they use the device properly.When speaking on the device:Hold the device upright, as you would with a traditional phone.Speak directly into the mouthpiece.

Avoid contact with your device’s internal antenna. Touching the antenna may reduce the call quality or cause the device to transmit more radio frequency than necessary.

Internal antenna

Hold the device with a relaxed grip, press the keys lightly, use special features that reduce the number of keys you have to press (such as templates and predictive text), and take frequent breaks.

Protect your hearingExcessive exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing damage.

• Exposure to loud sounds while driving may distract your attention and cause an accident.

Always turn the volume down before plugging the earphones into an audio source and use only the minimum volume setting necessary to hear your conversation or music.

Use caution when using the device while walking or movingAlways be aware of your surroundings to avoid injury to yourself or others.Do not carry your device in your back pockets or around your waistYou can be injured or damage the device if you fall.Do not disassemble, modify, or repair your device

Any changes or modifications to your device can void your manufacturer’s warranty. For service, take your device to a Samsung Service Centre.

Do not disassemble or puncture the battery, as this can cause explosion or fire.

Do not paint or put stickers on your device

Paint and stickers can clog moving parts and prevent proper operation. If you are allergic to paint or metal parts of the product, you may experience itching, eczema, or swelling of the skin. When this happens, stop using the product and consult your physician.

When cleaning your device:Wipe your device or charger with a towel or a rubber.Clean the terminals of the battery with a cotton ball or a towel.Do not use chemicals or detergents.Do not use the device if the screen is cracked or broken

Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hands and face. Take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to have it repaired.

Do not use the device for anything other than its intended use Avoid disturbing others when using the device in public

Do not allow children to use your device

Your device is not a toy. Do not allow children to play with it as they could hurt themselves and others, damage the device, or make calls that increase your charges.

Install mobile devices and equipment with caution

Ensure that any mobile devices or related equipment installed in your vehicle are securely mounted.

Avoid placing your device and accessories near or in an air bag deployment area. Improperly installed wireless equipment can cause serious injury when air bags inflate rapidly.

Allow only qualified personnel to service your device

Allowing unqualified personnel to service your device may result in damage to your device and will void your manufacturer’s warranty.

Handle SIM cards or memory cards with care

Do not remove a card while the device is transferring or accessing information, as this could result in loss of data and/or damage to the card or device.

Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity, and electrical noise from other devices.

Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or terminals with your fingers or metal objects. If dirty, wipe the card with a soft cloth.

Ensure access to emergency services

Emergency calls from your device may not be possible in some areas or circumstances. Before travelling in remote or undeveloped areas, plan an alternate method of contacting emergency services personnel.

Be sure to back up important dataSamsung is not responsible for data loss.Do not distribute copyright-protected material

Do not distribute copyright-protected material that you have recorded to others without the permission of the content owners. Doing this may violate copyright laws. The manufacturer is not liable for any legal issues caused by the user’s illegal use of copyrighted material.

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) certification information

electronic accessories should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.

Phone layout

Your device conforms to European Union (EU) standards that limit human exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy emitted by radio and telecommunications equipment. These standards prevent the sale of mobile devices that exceed a maximum exposure level (known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR) of 2.0 W/kg.

This EEE is compliant with RoHS.Correct disposal of batteries in this product


Volume keyIn ldle mode, adjust the phone's volume; Make a fake


Power/Lock keyTurn the phone on or off (press and hold); Lock or unlock the
Your phone displays the following status indicators on the top of the screen:

During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this model was 0.881 W/kg. In normal use, the actual SAR is likely to be much lower, as the device has been designed to emit only the RF energy necessary to transmit a signal to the nearest base station. By automatically emitting lower levels when possible, your device reduces your overall exposure to RF energy.

The Declaration of Conformity statement at the back of this manual demonstrates your device’s compliance with the European Radio

&Terminal Telecommunications Equipment (R&TTE) directive. For more information about the SAR and related EU standards, visit the Samsung website.

Correct disposal of this product(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)

(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)

This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and its electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of their

working life.

To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.

Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office, for details of where and how they can take these items for environmentally safe recycling.

Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract. This product and its

(Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate battery return systems)

This marking on the battery, manual or packaging indicates that the batteries in this product should not be disposed of with other household waste at the end of

their working life. Where marked, the chemical symbols Hg, Cd or Pb indicate that the battery contains mercury, cadmium or lead above the reference levels in EC Directive 2006/66. If batteries are not properly disposed of, these substances can cause harm to human health or the environment.

To protect natural resources and to promote material reuse, please separate batteries from other types of waste and recycle them through your local, free battery return system.


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and are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. CS Headphone and WOW HD technologies are incorporated under licence from SRS Labs, Inc.

SRS CS Headphone™ delivers a 5.1 surround sound experience over standard headphones or earbuds when listening to multichannel content, such as DVD movies.

WOW HD™ significantly improves the playback quality of audio, delivering a dynamic 3D entertainment experience with deep, rich bass and high frequency clarity for crisp detail.

call (down); Send an SOS messageSee "Make fake calls" See "Activate and send anSOS message"


Dial keyMake or answer a call; In Idle mode, retrieve logs of your calls and messages


Menu key

Access Menu mode; Launch the task manager to view all active applications (press and hold)

touch screen and keys


End keyEnd a call; In Menu mode, cancel input and return to Idle mode
Icon DescriptionNo SIM cardNo signalSignal strengthFlight mode activatedNetwork searchingGPRS network connectedEDGE network connectedCall in progressCall diverting activatedMissed callSOS message feature activatedAlarm activatedConnecting to secured web pageRoaming (outside of normal service area)WLAN activated

Icon Description

Bluetooth activatedBluetooth hands-free car kit or headset connectedConnected to PCNew text or multimedia messageNew email messageNew voice mail messageJava games or applications in progressMemory card insertedNormal profile activatedSilent profile activatedBattery power levelCurrent time