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Samsung Delve review

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The Samsung Delve currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
2+ MP



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Samsung released the Delve on October 30, 2008.


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Samsung backs up the Delve with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung Delve's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
143 MB

Internal memory is 143 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time.

Samsung Delve Specs

Overview
Release date October 30, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 143 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.8 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Dark gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 5.5 x 1.2 cm (4.6 x 2.2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 103 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung R800

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Delve

I was very disappointed in the Delve. I swithced to US Cellular and decided I wanted to try an iphone type phone. I had the Delve for 1wk and just returned. I traded it in for an LG Bliss (orange/white) and so far I am in "bliss". LOL For all you txt'ers the Bliss changes from reg # keypad, to qwerty j...More
I was very disappointed in the Delve. I swithced to US Cellular and decided I wanted to try an iphone type phone. I had the Delve for 1wk and just returned. I traded it in for an LG Bliss (orange/white) and so far I am in "bliss". LOL For all you txt'ers the Bliss changes from reg # keypad, to qwerty just by turning the phone and it is not so sesitive that u have to keep hittting the back arrow..LOL If you love to txt this phone is not for you. T9 is very confusing and,Qwerty is too sensitive.Also the battery life was horrible. After 2, 10min phone calls and about 4 txt's I was down to 1 bar. Also the keylock is a pain. If you are checking your vmail or making any other calls that requier you to press # options, you have to unlock it, then press dialer.I did turn off the key guard but for some reason this still happened. The camera was amazing but I want a phone for txting and calling mainly. Web browsing was ok but again sesitive touch screen and the Navigator was not user friendly either. Less
Phonedog

delve and verizon = no email service

from Phonedog
Pro: Love the Delve when I had Alltel for the past 6 months. Lots of fun to use. Got email for 6 months both personal from comcast and a private work email until the switch to verizon. Verizon bought out Alltel. Love GPS, touch screen, weather, texting, etc. Con: No email support with verizon wirel...More
Pro: Love the Delve when I had Alltel for the past 6 months. Lots of fun to use. Got email for 6 months both personal from comcast and a private work email until the switch to verizon. Verizon bought out Alltel. Love GPS, touch screen, weather, texting, etc. Con: No email support with verizon wireless. Using experience: 6 months Would love to know if any techie knows how to get the Delve email to work with verizon wireless? I have one and a half years on my contract left and I want my email to work. Less
Phonedog

alright phone

from Phonedog
Pro: lots of cool stuff, great camera and video Con: texting really sucks, freezes up Using experience: 2 days I just got this phone 2 days ago and i hate it. All I really do is txt and it sucks its so hard to txt. T9 absolutley sucks its so hard to do and the letters are too small. Moving from a R...More
Pro: lots of cool stuff, great camera and video Con: texting really sucks, freezes up Using experience: 2 days I just got this phone 2 days ago and i hate it. All I really do is txt and it sucks its so hard to txt. T9 absolutley sucks its so hard to do and the letters are too small. Moving from a Razr where i cud xt faster then hell to the delve where it takes me 5 minutes for about 10 words is horrible. Less
Phonedog

Great camera

from Phonedog
Pro: The camera and camcorder work wonderful. Con: Doesn't get good reception. Using experience: 6 months The volume of the ringtones is not very loud, I can't hear it in my pocket, and the reception is horrible. Don't try to talk in a metal building like Food Lion.
Phonedog

the delve phone

from Phonedog
Pro: excellent in every aspect full color screen and just overall very good product by samsung Con: poor battery life untill i got the battery upgrade from nakedcellphone.com for 69.95 it made a huge differance Using experience: 1 months I've had my Delve for 1 month now and I absolutely love it it'...More
Pro: excellent in every aspect full color screen and just overall very good product by samsung Con: poor battery life untill i got the battery upgrade from nakedcellphone.com for 69.95 it made a huge differance Using experience: 1 months I've had my Delve for 1 month now and I absolutely love it it's the best cell i've had yet and i've had a cell now for 10yrs. I highly recommend it Less
Phonedog

Another lover of the U.S. Cellular Samsung Delve...

from Phonedog
Pro: 1. Responsive touch screen 2. Full HTML browser built in 3. Gestures and Widgets 4. EASY to use Con: Auto Keyguard... I turned it OFF in the phone settings menu Using experience: 1 days This is a review of the U.S. Cellular Samsung Delve (as Alltel doesn't sell phones in my area). First, the To...More
Pro: 1. Responsive touch screen 2. Full HTML browser built in 3. Gestures and Widgets 4. EASY to use Con: Auto Keyguard... I turned it OFF in the phone settings menu Using experience: 1 days This is a review of the U.S. Cellular Samsung Delve (as Alltel doesn't sell phones in my area). First, the TouchWIZ interface is much more responsive than nearly every other touch interface I've used, excluding iPhone. In fact, before trying this model, I borrowed two other touch phones and tried them out. The first one, an iPhone, was alright, but I didn't want to change cell carriers and couldn't have a touch screen by itself. The second one, an LG, just didn't fit my needs- I clearly needed a larger screen, better control placement and more reliable speech recognition. Then I heard about Delve, and went to the store this morning to try it. The Delve has the best of both touch phones I tried in the past- it's got the 2 MP camera, responsive touch screen and gestures of the iPhone while also having the physical controls of the LG and a speech recognition system neither of them can match. Overall, the Delve makes a perfect addition to U.S. Cellular's lineup and I would definitely recommend the Delve to my friends and colleagues. Less
Phonedog

I love this phone!

from Phonedog
Pro: 1.Responsive touch screen 2.Qwerty keyboard 3.Good reception 4.Easy to use/learn 5.Good bang for your buck 6.Full html browser Con: 1.Battery life can run a little low when using browser 2.Auto-lock can be a pain sometimes Using experience: 4 days I really enjoy this phone and am glad i bought...More
Pro: 1.Responsive touch screen 2.Qwerty keyboard 3.Good reception 4.Easy to use/learn 5.Good bang for your buck 6.Full html browser Con: 1.Battery life can run a little low when using browser 2.Auto-lock can be a pain sometimes Using experience: 4 days I really enjoy this phone and am glad i bought it. I have it for US Cellular, not Alltel, so the comparison might not be the same. Its got a great touchscreen with a cool widgets menu for nice customization. The browser runs great for a non-3G network. I load web pages very quickly. The on-screen qwerty keyboard looks small but its very intuitive and comfortable to use. The auto-lock is useful but it locks too quickly sometimes, which cant be changed but can be turned off. You hold the lock key longer to turn it off. Definitely not an Instinct or Omnia but a great choice for anyone who wants to get into the touchscreen fad. Overall its a great phone, especially with US Cellulars lack of nice phones. Go for it you wont be sorry. Less
Phonedog

LOVE IT!

from Phonedog
Pro: User friendly Con: The keyboard lock is a pain Using experience: 7 days Hubby & I ea got one-we love it-menus r easy-the keyboard lock is a real pain though-have to keep unlocking it-when you turn it on, when you answer a call, etc -haven't found a way to turn it off! that is the only bad thing I can say about it.... LOVE IT!!!!
Pro: User friendly Con: The keyboard lock is a pain Using experience: 7 days Hubby & I ea got one-we love it-menus r easy-the keyboard lock is a real pain though-have to keep unlocking it-when you turn it on, when you answer a call, etc -haven't found a way to turn it off! that is the only bad thing I can say about it.... LOVE IT!!!! Less

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