Samsung Galaxy Centura

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4.8/10
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The Samsung Galaxy Centura currently has an Informr score of 4.8 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
Android
Processor
800 MHz
Screen Size
3.5"
Camera
3+ MP



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Samsung released the Galaxy Centura on May 3, 2013.


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


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Screen Size
3.5"

The Samsung Galaxy Centura's screen size is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
800 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7625A 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 10 days standby time.

Galaxy Centura Specs

Overview
Release date May 3, 2013
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7625A 800 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.39 W/kg
Body: 0.92 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
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: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.3 x 6.1 x 1.1 cm (4.5 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 125 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 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density 165 pixels
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
3x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Geotagging, Night mode, White balance, Exposure, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-S738C

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CCT

Piece of Junk

This phone constantly freeze even when I'm not using any of the app. Don't buy this phone!!
Chris

Great value for what it is!

It's a phone! Didn't need a hand held computer. Makes phone calls. Good enough!
No name

What you get with a free phone

The worst phone I have ever had. It constantly freezes. Usually right after I have to go through it and clear all the cache. Most of the apps appear to be running even if I'm not using them!!!!! I just want to take my Smith and Wesson and blow it away!
jc

I want this phone to die

So disappointing. It makes calls on its own. Never assume that after you've said goodbye and hung up, and clicked off, you won't hear a "hello? hello?" in your pocket a minute later. Sometimes its the person you've just spoken to, sometimes it's someone else in your contacts. It doesn't let you know...More
So disappointing. It makes calls on its own. Never assume that after you've said goodbye and hung up, and clicked off, you won't hear a "hello? hello?" in your pocket a minute later. Sometimes its the person you've just spoken to, sometimes it's someone else in your contacts. It doesn't let you know how many Tracfone minutes you have left, so it just stops in the middle of, say, a phone interview for a job. The voice mail function is designed to gobble up your minutes with long pre-recorded text. And after all of that it consumes more minutes despite what you think you've purchased. Know someone you dislike? Give them this phone for their birthday. Less
Harry

Terrible battery life!

The title says it all. I have never gone a whole day (one day) without the battery freaking out, AND....I have all the power saving stuff on. What a clunker!

I absolutely love this phone....

I have had this phone for almost a year now and it runs as good now as it did the day I got it. I absolutely love this phone. Great phone for a great price.

Great budget phone!

I'm completely happy with this phone. @Mad What do you expect from a $99 phone? This is all I can afford and as far as I'm concerned it's great. I'm sure other phones are faster but if you want the latest and greatest you have to pay a lot more. I have dozens of apps installed, have never experience...More
I'm completely happy with this phone. @Mad What do you expect from a $99 phone? This is all I can afford and as far as I'm concerned it's great. I'm sure other phones are faster but if you want the latest and greatest you have to pay a lot more. I have dozens of apps installed, have never experienced a freeze up and everything is fairly responsive. Sure some apps take a few seconds to open but again, it's a low-end phone. I refuse to pay ore that $150 for an off-contract phone so if you're budget minded like me give it a try. Buy it at Walmart and if you don't like it they will give you a refund within 15 days if you keep the receipt. Less
Mad

Ancient technology in a new body

Had the phone for about a month or so now. Horrible battery life. Low features. Slow CPU. Not enough RAM for the way the phone comes stock. I mean... You would think a 3 or so year old Droid 2 wouldnt be anything to a newer phone... but this is a lesser phone than that. I hate it more everyday....More
Had the phone for about a month or so now. Horrible battery life. Low features. Slow CPU. Not enough RAM for the way the phone comes stock. I mean... You would think a 3 or so year old Droid 2 wouldnt be anything to a newer phone... but this is a lesser phone than that. I hate it more everyday. I recommend passing this junk up and getting a phone that has a few extra features like a droid phone should. Oh yeah... also, it only supports rev 0 3G... WTF??? I feel like a fool. I'm not but Samsung... you damn well must have thought I was. Good job screwing and fooling soo many people. Would you like to buy my brand new computer? Yeah it has Windows 8, 512mb ram, 500mhz Celeron, and a nice 1GB 5200 RPM hard drive and a 56k modem. But it is brand new. Yeah... it's like that. Less

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