safety and usage information
Drive safely at all times
Avoid using your phone while driving and obey all
regulations that restrict the use of mobile phones while
driving. Use hands-free accessories to increase your
safety when possible.
Follow all safety warnings and regulations
Comply with any regulations that restrict the use of a
mobile phone in a certain area.
Use only Samsung-approved accessories
Using incompatible accessories may damage your
phone or cause injury.
Turn off the phone near medical equipment
Your phone can interfere with medical equipment in
hospitals or health care facilities. Follow all regulations,
posted warnings, and directions from medical
Turn off the phone or disable the wireless
functions when in an aircraft
Your phone can cause interference with aircraft
equipment. Follow all airline regulations and turn off
your phone or switch to a mode that disables the
wireless functions when directed by airline personnel.
Protect batteries and chargers from damage
Avoid exposing batteries to very cold or very hot
temperatures (below 0° C/32° F or above 45° C/
113° F). Extreme temperatures can reduce the
charging capacity and life of your 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
Never use a damaged charger or battery.
Handle your phone carefully and sensibly
Do not disassemble your phone due to a risk of electric
Do not allow your phone to get wet—liquids can cause
serious damage and will change the colour of the label
that indicates water damage inside the phone. Do not
handle your phone with wet hands. Water damage to
your phone can void your manufacturer's warranty.
Avoid using or storing your phone in dusty, dirty areas
to prevent damage to moving parts.
Your phone is a complex electronic device—protect
it from impacts and rough handling to avoid serious
Do not paint your phone, as paint can clog moving
parts and prevent proper operation.
If your phone has a camera ash or light, avoid using it
close to the eyes of children or animals.
Your phone may be damaged by exposure to magnetic
elds. Do not use carrying cases or accessories with
magnetic closures or allow your phone to come in
contact with magnetic elds for extended periods of
Avoid interference with other electronic devices
Your phone emits radio frequency (RF) signals that
may interfere with unshielded or improperly shielded
electronic equipment, such as pacemakers, hearing
aids, medical devices, and other electronic devices in
homes or vehicles. Consult the manufacturers of your
electronic devices to solve any interference problems
Important usage information
Use your phone in the normal position
Avoid contact with your phone's internal antenna.
Allow only qualied personnel to service your
Allowing unqualied personnel to service your phone
may result in damage to your phone and will void your
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
Use batteries only for their intended purpose.
Handle SIM cards with care
Do not remove a card while the phone is transferring
or accessing information, as this could result in loss of
data and/or damage to the card or phone.
Protect cards from strong shocks, static electricity,
and electrical noise from other devices.
Do not touch gold-coloured contacts or terminals with
your ngers or metal objects. If dirty, wipe the card
with a soft cloth.
Turn off the phone in potentially explosive
Do not use your phone at refuelling points (service
stations) or near fuels or chemicals. Turn off your phone
whenever directed by warning signs or instructions.
Your phone could cause explosions or re in and
around fuel or chemical storage and transfer areas or
blasting areas. Do not store or carry ammable liquids,
gases, or explosive materials in the same compartment
as the phone, its parts, or accessories.
Reduce the risk of repetitive motion injuries
While using your phone, hold the phone 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
Do not use the phone if the screen is cracked
Broken glass or acrylic could cause injury to your hand
and face. Bring the phone to a Samsung service centre
to replace the screen. Damage caused by careless
handling will void your manufacturer’s warranty.
Ensure access to emergency services
Emergency calls from your phone 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.
Specic Absorption Rate (SAR) certication
Your phone 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
phones that exceed a maximum exposure level (known
as the Specic Absorption Rate, or SAR) of 2.0 W/kg.
During testing, the maximum SAR recorded for this
model was 0.571 W/kg. In normal use, the actual
SAR is likely to be much lower, as the phone 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
phone reduces your overall exposure to RF energy.
The Declaration of Conformity of this manual
demonstrates your phones compliance with the
European Radio & Terminal Telecommunications
Equipment (R&TTE) directive. For more information
about the SAR and related EU standards, visit the
Samsung mobile phone website.
Correct disposal of this product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
(Applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate collection
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
Household users should contact either the retailer where
they purchased this product, or their local government
ofce, 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 electronic accessories should not be
mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
This EEE is compliant with RoHS.
Correct disposal of batteries in this product
(Applicable in the European Union and other
European countries with separate battery
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
Keep your phone away from small children and
Keep your phone and all accessories out of the reach
of small children or animals. Small parts may cause
choking or serious injury if swallowed.
Protect your hearing
Excessive exposure to sound at high volumes
can cause hearing damage. 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.
Install mobile phones and equipment with
Ensure that any mobile phones or related equipment
installed in your vehicle are securely mounted. Avoid
placing your phone and accessories near or in an air
bag deployment area. Improperly installed wireless
equipment can cause serious injury when air bags inate
Handle and dispose of batteries and chargers
Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers
specically designed for your phone.
Incompatible batteries and chargers can cause serious
injuries or damage to your phone.
Never dispose of batteries or phones in a re. Follow
all local regulations when disposing of used batteries
Never place batteries or phones 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.
Avoid interference with pacemakers
Maintain a minimum of 15 cm (6 inches) between mobile
phones and pacemakers to avoid potential interference,
as recommended by manufacturers and the independent
research group, Wireless Technology Research. If you
have any reason to suspect that your phone is interfering
with a pacemaker or other medical device, turn off the
phone immediately and contact the manufacturer of the
pacemaker or medical device for guidance.
Comply with the following precautions to avoid dangerous or illegal situations and ensure peak performance
of your mobile phone.
Printed in Korea
English (EU). 11/2010. Rev. 1.2
Some of the contents in this manual may differ from your
phone depending on the software of the phone or your
Visit the Samsung website to view the Samsung Mobile
function guide in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The function
guide contains common topics about applications and
features that appear in many different models of Samsung
Declaration of Conformity (R&TTE)
declare under our sole responsibility that the product
GSM Mobile Phone : GT-E1170
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the following standards and/or
other normative documents.
SAFETY EN 60950-1 : 2006 +A11:2009
EMC EN 301 489- 01 V1.8.1 (04-2008)
EN 301 489- 07 V1.3.1 (11-2005)
SAR EN 50360 : 2001
EN 62209-1 : 2006
RADIO EN 301 511 V9.0.2 (03-2003)
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
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 Notied
BABT, Forsyth House,
Surrey, KT12 2TD, UK*
Identication mark: 0168
The technical documentation kept at :
Samsung Electronics QA Lab.
which will be made available upon request.
(Representative in the EU)
Samsung Electronics Euro QA Lab.
Blackbushe Business Park, Saxony Way,
Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 6GG, UK*
2010.11.05 Joong-Hoon Choi / Lab Manager
(place and date of issue) (name and signature of authorised person)
* 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 product.