The Samsung E1170 is an attractive budget handset with a stylish candybar design and a 1.5 inch 128x128 pixel screen. Aimed at the cost conscious mobile buyer, the E1170 does away with most additional features in order to keep the price as low as possible.
Despite its low price, the Samsung E1170 is a decent basic handset, with a solid, rugged design, good call quality and over 800 hours of battery life when on standby. The E1170 does offer a couple of distinguishing features, including an optional service to help prevent theft, where the insertion of a new SIM will trigger the handset to send the new number to a pre-determined contact.
The Samsung E1170 also offers a unique Fake Call feature, which allows the user to set up a fake incoming call that triggers after a pre-determined amount of time, useful for getting out of awkward conversations or dull business calls.