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Installing the SIM card and battery
1. Remove the battery cover and insert the SIM card.

Charging the battery

1. Plug the supplied travel adapter.
Phone layout and key functions
Web access/ Confirm key In Idle mode, accesses the web browser. Selects the highlighted option or confirms input in a menu mode. Dial key Makes and answers a call. In Idle mode, retrieves the most recent calls. Soft keys Perform functions indicated by the text above the key. 4-way navigation keys In Menu mode, scroll through menu options. In Idle mode, access your favourite menus directly.

Users Guide

Battery cover

To AC wall outlet

2. When charging is finished, unplug the adapter. 2. Install the battery and reattach the cover.
Depending on the software installed or your service provider or country, some of the descriptions in this guide may not match your phone exactly. Depending on your country, your phone and accessories may appear different from the illustrations in this guide.
Volume keys In Idle mode, adjust the keypad tone volume. Send an SOS message when pressed four times. SOS mode Voicemail server key Voicemail server

IrDA port

Power/End key Turns the phone on or off when pressed and held. Also ends a call. Cancel/Clear key Deletes characters from the display. Returns the display to the previous menu level. Silent mode key Silent mode


World Wide Web
Printed in Korea Code No.: GH68-12634A English (EU). 10/2006. Rev.1.0
Note: Do not remove the battery from the phone without unplugging the adapter first. Otherwise, the phone may be damaged.

Alphanumeric keys

Silent mode Voicemail server SOS mode
Press and hold in Idle mode to disable all sounds on the phone. To exit, press and hold this key again. Press and hold 1 in Idle mode to access your voicemail server. With the phone closed, press the Volume keys four times in Idle mode to send an SOS message to preset phone numbers. Once the SOS message is sent, the phone will change to SOS mode and will receive calls only from the SOS message recipients until the SOS mode is cancelled. Upon receiving a call from the SOS message recipients, the phone will automatically answer the call, after one vibration, relaying the emergency situation to the caller.
Your phone displays the following status indicators on the top of the screen:
Switching on or off the phone
1. Press and hold for more than one second to switch on the phone. for more than two seconds. 2. To switch off the phone, press and hold

Adjusting the volume

1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key. 2. Select Sound settings Ring volume. 3. Press Up or Down to adjust the volume level.


Received signal strength Call in progress Out of your service area; you cannot make or receive calls except for emergency calls GPRS network Roaming network Call ringer set to vibrate Silent mode Mute mode Call diverting feature active IrDA feature active SOS message feature active New text message New multimedia message New voicemail message Alarm set Battery power level
Changing the display language
1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key. 2. Select Phone settings Language. 3. Select a language.
4. Press the OK soft key. While a call is in progress, press the Volume keys to adjust the earpiece volume.


Your phone is in Idle mode when you are not on a call or using a menu. You must be in Idle mode to dial a phone number.
Changing a ringtone for calls
1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key. 2. Select Sound settings Ring tone. 3. Select a ringtone.

Making a call

1. In Idle mode, enter an area code and phone number, and press 2. When you want to end the call, press.

Text and graphics

Answering a call
1. When the phone rings, press the Accept soft key or To reject the call, press the Reject soft key or 2. To end the call, press. to answer a call.
Redialling recent numbers
1. In Idle mode, press. 2. Press Up or Down to scroll to the number you want. 3. Press to dial the number.


Soft key function indicators

Using the menus

In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key to enter the main menu.
Labels at the bottom corners of the display show the current soft key functions. Press the left soft key ( ) or right soft key ( ) to perform the function indicated.

Menu map

To select or modify a menu or feature: 1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key. 2. Press the Navigation keys to reach a desired menu and then press the Select soft key or. 3. If the menu contains any submenus, locate the one you want by to enter pressing the Navigation keys. Press the Select soft key or the submenu. If the selected menu contains additional submenus, repeat this step.
1. SIM AT* 2. Call records
2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Missed calls Received calls Dialled calls Delete all Call time Call cost*

5. Messages

5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Text messages Multimedia messages Push messages SOS messages

9. Phone settings

9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.0 Infrared activate Display settings Greeting message Own number Language Security Extra settings Shortcuts Volume key Reset settings

Entering text

Changing the text input mode
In a text input field, press the right soft key until the input mode indicator you want appears: : T9 mode : ABC mode : Number mode

6. Funbox

6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 WAP browser FM Radio Games Sounds Images Delete all Memory status

3. Network services

3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Call diverting Call barring Call waiting Network selection Caller ID Closed user group Band selection
To return to the previous menu level, press the soft key or c.
To exit the menu without changing the menu settings, press this key. ) as
4. Press the Navigation keys to find the setting of your choice. 5. Press the Select soft key or Shortcut numbers to confirm your chosen setting.

7. Organiser

7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Alarm Calendar Time & Date Calculator To do list Voice memo Currency exchange

4. Sound settings

4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Ring tone Ring volume Alert type Keypad tone Message tone Alert on call Folder tone Power on/off Extra tones
Use the 4-way navigation keys ( shortcuts to access your favourite menus. 1. 2. 3. 4. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key. Select Phone settings Shortcuts. Select a key. Select a menu to be assigned to the key.
Press the Phonebook soft key in Idle mode. 1 Search 2 New entry 3 Group search 4 Edit group 5 Speed dial 6 Delete all 7 Memory status 8 SDN*

None: Symbol mode

T9 mode
1. Press 2 to 9 to start entering a word. Press each key once for one letter. Example: To enter Hello in T9 mode, press 4, 3, 5, 5, and 6. T9 predicts the word that you are typing, and it may change with each key that you press. 2. Enter the whole word before editing or deleting characters.
You can quickly access the menu you want by using shortcut numbers. The shortcut number displays in front of the menu name in Menu mode.

8. Camera

8.1 Take photos 8.2 My photos 8.3 Memory status
* Shows only if supported by your SIM card.
3. When the word displays correctly, go to step 4. Otherwise, press 0 to display alternative word choices for the keys that you have pressed. For example, Of and Me use 6 and 3. 4. Press to insert a space and enter the next word.
To delete characters one by one, press C. To delete all of the letters, press and hold C. To insert a space between characters, press. To change case in T9 mode or ABC mode, press
7. Enter a destination number and press the Options soft key Send message.


Add a new contact Search group Change properties of a caller group Speed dial
Add a new contact to Phonebook. Search for Phonebook contacts in caller groups. Select a ringtone for incoming calls and messages from members of a group. Also change the group name. Assign speed dial numbers (2 to 9) for eight of your most frequently dialled numbers. Delete all Phonebook contacts stored in the phones memory, on the SIM card, or both. View the total number of Phonebook contacts in the phones memory or on the SIM card. Access the list of service numbers assigned by your service provider. (Shows only if supported by your SIM card.) Use a variety of additional services offered by your service provider. View the most recent calls you have dialled, received, or missed.


Phonebook > New entry Phonebook > Group search Phonebook > Edit group
To enter punctuation marks in T9 mode or ABC mode, press 1.

Taking a photo

1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key. 2. Select Camera Take photos. 3. Aim the lens at the subject and make any desired adjustments. 4. Press to take a photo.

ABC mode

Press the keys labelled with the character you want: - once for the first character - twice for the second character - and so on. For example, press 2 three times to enter C and 5 two times to enter K.

Sending an SMS message

1. In Idle mode, press the Menu soft key. 2. Select Messages Text messages Write new. 3. Enter the message text. 4. Press the Options soft key and add items using the following options: Add objects: add sounds, images, or animated images. Add templates: add text templates. Add emoticon: add emoticons. Add phonebook: add Phonebook contacts. Add bookmark: add bookmark items. 5. Press the Options and select Send only, Save and send, or Save only. 6. If you select Save and send or Save only, select a memory location.
Phonebook > Speed dial Phonebook > Delete all Phonebook > Memory status Phonebook > SDN
5. Press the Save soft key to save the photo, or press the Cancel soft key to delete the photo. 6. After saving the photo, press the soft key to take another photo.

Number mode

Press the keys corresponding to the digits you want.

Note: After taking a photo, you may be unable to save the photo, depending on your phone's memory capacity. Delete old photos to free up memory.
Delete Phonebook contacts Phonebook memory status SDN(Service Dialling Numbers) Use the SIM service View recent calls

Symbol mode

Press the number keys corresponding to the symbol you want and press the OK soft key. You can press Up or Down to display more symbols.

Quick feature reference

This section provides brief explanations of features on your phone.
Menu > SIM AT Menu > Call records > Missed calls, Received calls, Dialled calls Menu > Call records > Delete all

Tips for entering text

To move the cursor, press the Navigation keys.

Find a contact

Search for contacts in Phonebook.
Phonebook > Search Delete recent calls Delete the call logs in each call type, or all logs at once.
Call time display Call cost display Network services Select ringtone and volume Alert type Select key tone Select message tone
View the duration of recent calls you have dialled and received. Also reset the time counter. View the cost of your calls. Access network services offered by your service provider. Select a ringtone for incoming calls, or a volume level. Select an alert type for the call ringer. Select a tone which the phone sounds when you press a key. Select the alert ringtone for incoming SMS, MMS, and broadcast messages, or set how open you are informed of a new message. Set the phone to alert you when you receive a new message or when the time for an alarm comes during a call. Select the tone that the phone sounds when you open or close the phone. Select the melody that the phone sounds when it is switched on or off.
Menu > Call records > Call time Menu > Call records > Call cost Menu > Network services Menu > Sound settings > Ring tone or Ring volume Menu > Sound settings > Alert type Menu > Sound settings > Keypad tone Menu > Sound settings > Message tone
Extra tones Read SMS or MMS messages

Set additional tones for the phone. Read received, sent, or saved messages.
Menu > Sound settings > Extra tones Menu > Messages > Text messages or Multimedia messages > Inbox, Outbox, or Draft Menu > Messages > Text messages or Multimedia messages > Write new Menu > Messages > Text messages or Multimedia messages > Templates or Emoticon templates Menu > Messages > Text messages or Multimedia messages > Settings or Setup Menu > Messages > Text messages or Multimedia messages > Delete all Menu > Messages > Text messages or Multimedia messages > Memory status


Access your voicemail server and listen to messages on the network. Change settings for the service and access broadcast messages. Select or configure a connection profile to be used for MMS.
Menu > Messages > Text messages > Voice mail Menu > Messages > Text messages > Broadcast Menu > Messages > Multimedia messages > MMS profile Menu > Messages > Push messages Menu > Messages > SOS message Menu > Funbox > WAP browser Menu > Funbox > FM Radio Menu > Funbox > Games, Sounds, Images, Menu > Funbox > Delete all
Funbox memory status Alarm Calendar Time and date Calculator Task list Voice memo Currency converter Camera
Check the amount of memory in use for games, sounds and images. Set an alarm to sound at a specific time. Keep track of daily or monthly schedules. Set the current time and date manually. Perform basic arithmetic functions. Create a list of tasks and assign a deadline to each task. Record voice memos and listen them. Do currency conversions. Take photos in various modes, and access saved photos in jpeg format. You can also check memory information for the photos. Send and receive data to or from IrDA-compatible computers or phones through the infrared port. Change settings for the display and backlight.
Menu > Funbox > Memory status Menu > Organiser > Alarm Menu > Organiser > Calendar Menu > Organiser > Time & Date Menu > Organiser > Calculator Menu > Organiser > To do list Menu > Organiser > Voice memo Menu > Organiser > Currency exchange Menu > Camera

Broadcast message MMS profile
Send SMS or MMS messages Message templates
Create and send messages to other mobile phones.
Preset templates of frequently used messages or emoticons.
Push messages SOS messages Web browser FM radio

Messaging options

Set options for using messaging services.

Alert on call

Menu > Sound settings > Alert on call

Delete messages

Delete messages in each message box, or all messages at once.

Folder tone

Menu > Sound settings > Folder tone Menu > Sound settings > Power on/off
Access media files Delete all media files
Change the settings for the service, and access or delete push messages. Activate the SOS message feature. Enter recipients and select the repeat mode. Launch and configure the web browser. Listen to music or news via the FM radio on your phone. You must connect the supplied headset to the phone. Access games, sounds, images in your phones memory. Delete games, sounds, images in each media box, or all media files at once.
Menu > Phone settings > Infrared activate Menu > Phone settings > Display settings

Power on/ off tone

Message memory status
Check memory information for messages.

Display settings

Greeting message Check your own phone numbers Display language Security Extra settings Menu shortcuts Volume key
Enter the greeting message to be displayed when the phone is switched on. Check your phone numbers or assign a name to them. Select a language to be used for the display text. Protect the phone against unauthorised use. Set the automatic redialling feature or the answering method. Set the Navigation keys as shortcuts to access your favourite menus directly. Set whether the phone mutes the call ringer or rejects a call if you press and hold the Volume keys when a call comes in. Reset the phone to the factory default settings.
Menu > Phone settings > Greeting message Menu > Phone settings > Own number Menu > Phone settings > Language Menu > Phone settings > Security Menu > Phone settings > Extra settings Menu > Phone settings > Shortcuts Menu > Phone settings > Volume key

Switching off when refuelling Do not use the phone at a refuelling point (service station) or near fuels or chemicals. Switching off in an aircraft Wireless phones can cause interference. Using them in an aircraft is both illegal and dangerous. Switching off near all medical equipment Hospitals and health care facilities may be using equipment that could be sensitive to external RF energy. Follow any regulations or rules in force. Interference All wireless phones may be subject to interference, which could affect their performance. Special regulations Follow any special regulations in force in any area and always switch off your phone whenever it is forbidden to use it. Water resistance Your phone is not water-resistant. Keep it dry. Sensible use Use only in the normal position (held to the ear). Avoid unnecessary contact with the antenna when the phone is switched on. Emergency calls Key in the emergency number for your present location, then press end the call until given permission to do so. Small children and your phone Keep the phone and all its parts including accessories out of reach of small children. Do not
Accessories and batteries Use only Samsung-approved batteries and accessories, such as headsets and PC data cables. Use of any unauthorised accessories could damage your phone and may be dangerous.
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE)
Model description: Portable Cellular Telephone (GSM 900/1800/1900) Model name: SGH-X520 Manufactured at: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, 94-1, Imsoo-Dong, Gumi City, Kyung-Buk, Korea, 730-350* to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the following standards and/or other normative documents. Saftey : EN 60950-1:2001 EMC : EN 301 489-01 v1.4.1 (08-2002) EN 301-489-07 v1.2.1 (08-2002) SAR : EN 50360:2001 EN 50361:2001 Network : EN v9.0.2 (03-2003)


Risk of explosion if a battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose used batteries according to the instructions.
At very high volume, prolonged listening to a headset can damage your hearing.
Qualified service Only qualified service personnel may repair your phone.

SAR information

Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy set by the European Union (EU) Council. These limits are part of comprehensive guidelines and establish permitted levels of RF energy for the general population. The guidelines are based on the safety standards that were developed by independent scientific organisations through periodic and through evaluation of scientific studies. The standards include a substantial safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of age and health. The exposure standard for wireless phones employs a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). The SAR limit set by the EU Council is 2.0 W/kg. The highest SAR value for this model phone was 0.85 W/kg.

We hereby declare that [all essential radio test suites have been carried out and that] the above named product is in conformity to all the essential requirements of Directive 1999/5/ EC. The conformity assessment procedure referred to in Article 10 and detailed in Annex[IV] of Directive 1999/5/EC has been followed with the involvement of the following Notified Body(ies): BABT, Balfour House, Churchfield Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2TD, UK dentification mark: 0168 The technical documentation kept at: Samsung Electronics Euro QA Lab. which will be made available upon request. (Representative in the EU) Place and date of issue: Samsung Electronics QA Lab. Blackbushe Business Park,Saxony Way, Yateley, Hampshire,GU46 6GG, UK 2006.10.18

Reset the phone

Menu > Phone settings > Reset settings
Important safety precautions
Read these guidelines before using your wireless phone. Failure to comply with them may be dangerous or illegal. Drive safely at all times Do not use a hand-held phone while driving; park the vehicle first.

Yong-Sang Park/S.Manager

* It is not the address of Samsung Service Centre. For the address or the phone number of Samsung Service Centre, see the warranty card or contact the retailer where you purchased your phone.


Technical specifications

Product TypeCellular phone
Phone DesignFolder type phone
Integrated ComponentsDigital camera, FM radio
Width1.7 in
Depth0.7 in
Height3.5 in
Weight2.8 oz
Available Body ColorsBlue green, coral pink, purple blue, wine red
BandGSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Service ProviderNot specified
Software Platforms SupportedJava MIDP 2.0, Java
Messaging & Internet
Cellular Messaging ServicesMMS, SMS
Mobile Email ClientYes
Internet BrowserYes
WAP Protocol SupportedWAP 1.2
GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)Yes
Wireless InterfaceInfrared (IrDA)
Telephone Features
Call TimerYes
Voice RecorderYes
Conference Call CapabilityYes
Polyphonic RingerYes
Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty40
Ring Tone FormatsMIDI, AMR, i-Melody, SMAF
Vibrating AlertYes
Additional FeaturesSIM application toolkit (STK)
Phone Book Entries Qty1000
CalculatorYes , basic
Alarm ClockYes
Digital Camera
Still Image Resolutions640 x 480
TypeLCD display - color
Display Resolution128 x 160 pixels
Color Depth65,536 colors
Multi-language MenuYes
FeaturesWallpaper, screensaver, backlit
TechnologyLithium ion
Capacity750 mAh
Run Time DetailsTalk - up to 180 min Standby - up to 250 hrs
Included AccessoriesPower adapter
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberSGH-X520



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