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Samsung Galaxy Round
Samsung Galaxy Round
Samsung Galaxy Round
Samsung Galaxy Round
Samsung Galaxy Round
Samsung Galaxy Round
Samsung Galaxy Round
Samsung Galaxy Round

What's good

  • Zippy performance with no lag
  • Curved design makes it easier to hold and use
  • Excellent color reproduction and brightness

What's bad

  • No noticeable difference between curved screen vs. normal screen
  • Processor warms up quickly due to TouchWiz interface

With fierce competition among Android smartphones, Samsung's Galaxy Round stands out from the crowd as being the first "flexible" phone with a curved display, beating out the LG G Flex by a couple months. The term flexible is a bit of a misnomer as reviewers explain that the phone is not actually bendable. At 5.9 x 3.2 x 0.3 inches, the Round almost has the same dimensions as the Galaxy Note 3, but due to the overall curved design of the Round, reviewers actually found it more pleasant to hold, use and put in their pockets.

The 5.7-inch display offers the same 1080p HD resolution and 386ppi pixel density as the Note 3. As with all Samsung devices, experts found the colors vibrant though a touch oversaturated and the screen bright and easy to read. Still, reviewers couldn't see any obvious benefit of a curved screen over a standard one. As Trusted Reviews states, "On a TV, it's about creating greater image depth…but that's simply not going to work on a screen this size."

At the core of the phone there's a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. The combination of the two provides an experience that Sam Mobile describes as "one of the fastest devices we've used." Critics did not notice any lag when multitasking or using processor intensive apps. Their only issue was that the device would get warm during heavy usage, mainly due to Samsung's TouchWiz interface. A 2800mAh battery keeps the phone running for 4.5 hours in battery draining tests. In real life testing, reviewers clock it more in the 11 hour range for moderate usage. For added insurance, the battery is removable so users can keep an extra charged battery on hand if necessary. It also comes with 32GB of internal storage and a micro-SD slot.

Most reviewers agree that while the Samsung Galaxy Round is a solid performer, the curvature doesn't necessarily make it stand above other Samsung phones or even other Android phones. Tech Radar states, "Yes, the screen is fantastic and it has a zippy overall performance, but there's not much to gain from having curved screen apart from sitting nicer in the hand…" Android Authority adds, "it's definitely not worth buying the Galaxy Round for its shape alone…However, even if you ignore the curve, the Round is a great phone."

Operating system
Operating system
2.3 GHz
2.3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
13+ MP
13+ MP
2800 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Samsung Galaxy Round isn’t 'the' curved smartphone to get excited about. Yes, the screen is fantastic and it has a zippy overall performance, but there's not much to gain from having a curved screen apart from sitting nicer in the hand or in the pocket. It’s currently only available...

- Michael Sawh, TrustedReviews
Android Authority
Android Authority

The Galaxy Round is a very limited release, and Samsung has expressed no intention to make it available outside South Korea. You can get it unlocked from specialized retailers though, if you’re willing to pay a premium for the privilege of owning such a rare piece of kit.As with the LG G Flex,...

- Joshua Vergara, Android Authority

Samsung's promotions for the Round say the curve makes it easier to grip the giant phone. But when answering calls, I could barely notice a difference from a flat screen.Two new features make use of the display's curve only when the Round in screen-off mode is placed on a flat surface, allowing it t...

- Associated Press, NDTV

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Common Questions

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

If your Galaxy Round has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy Round's screen size is 5.7 inches with x pixels resolution.

2.3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 15.4 days standby time, 960 minutes, 720 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy Round Specs

Release Date October 9, 2013
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.3 GHz
Internal Storage 32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Body: 0.69 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 3.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-portrait, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 386 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Glove friendly screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 720 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 720 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 960 minutes
Standby Time Up to 15.4 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Luxury Brown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.1 x 8.0 x 0.8 cm (5.9 x 3.2 x 0.3 in)
Weight 154 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
TV Out Info: HDMI
Audio Formats: MP3, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, OGG
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Viewable document types: DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Calculator, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

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