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Samsung SCH-U900 Flipshot review

6.3/10 AVG.
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6.3/10
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The Samsung SCH-U900 Flipshot currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The successor to the Samsung A900, the Samsung SCH-U900 Flipshot definitely puts a focus on photos. Boasting a 3.0MP camera with flash, 11x digital zoom and auto-focus, combined with a swiveling display that allows you to handle the device as you would a digicam, the U900 is for folks who want to take pictures and shoot video, oh, and also make calls.

The Flipshot’s dramatically different form factor is definitely functional, not flashy. It really makes taking pictures fun and the large, 240x320 QVGA display is one of the best screens available. A dual-band CDMA, the Flipshot measures a modest 95.5x46.5x18.5mm and weighs only 3.9 ounces. The feature set includes a video player, MP3 player, stereo Bluetooth, and a voice function set that includes voice dialing, commands, recording and speakerphone.

Rounding out the features are GPS, an alarm clock, calendar, calculator, stopwatch, notepad and a world clock. Has anyone ever used the world clock?

Inside you’ll find a two-toned keypad with the navigation array set above and apart in silver.

Talk time is rated at 4 hours and standby time at 350 hours. The Flipshot uses BREW and Java software.

If you want to take plenty of pictures and video along with making calls, take a look at the Samsung Flipshot.


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



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Samsung released the SCH-U900 Flipshot on November 22, 2007.



Samsung backs up the SCH-U900 Flipshot with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your SCH-U900 Flipshot 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
Unknown

The Samsung SCH-U900 Flipshot's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other 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
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 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.

SCH-U900 Flipshot Specs

Overview
Release date November 22, 2007
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.4 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 Flip
Colors Black, red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.6 x 4.6 x 1.9 cm (3.8 x 1.8 x 0.7 in)
Weight 110 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 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 65k
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
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 No
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 4 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
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
11x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
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 No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
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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Amazon

Here's a photo

from Amazon
I won't repeat all of the stuff that's already been said about the phone. It definitely has its strong and weak points. But when i was looking at reviews when deciding to buy this phone or not, i couldn't seem to find any sample photos, so i decided to post one. Behold the glory of the Flipshot: [...]
I won't repeat all of the stuff that's already been said about the phone. It definitely has its strong and weak points. But when i was looking at reviews when deciding to buy this phone or not, i couldn't seem to find any sample photos, so i decided to post one. Behold the glory of the Flipshot: [...] Less
Amazon

Die on the vine

from Amazon
Features sound good, but too cumbersome to flip between camera and phone. If you do use the camera, know that the battery dies very quickly. Speaker is so quiet that I can't hear downloaded ringtones or music, must use one of the three provided ringtones to have decent volume. Would not recommend this phone.
Features sound good, but too cumbersome to flip between camera and phone. If you do use the camera, know that the battery dies very quickly. Speaker is so quiet that I can't hear downloaded ringtones or music, must use one of the three provided ringtones to have decent volume. Would not recommend this phone. Less
Amazon

Everything you need...in one small package!

from Amazon
This phone is great. It is light-weight, user friendly and has many features that normal cell phones don't. The pros of this phone are: -It has a 3.0 megapixel camera. The screen actually flips around so that you can use the phone as if it was a regular point and shoot camera. You can also record vid...More
This phone is great. It is light-weight, user friendly and has many features that normal cell phones don't. The pros of this phone are: -It has a 3.0 megapixel camera. The screen actually flips around so that you can use the phone as if it was a regular point and shoot camera. You can also record videos on this phone. -It has many different features, including GPS navigation system, Music Player, Calculators, Alarm Clocks, Internet, E-Mail and more. -The calculator is my favorite option because it also has a Tip Calculator so when you are at a restaurant, salon or wherever and need to calculate a tip you can punch it right into the calculator. It does the work for you. -I also love the GPS option. My husband and I have used this option many times on trips. We ran into a traffic jam once and it re-routed us off the highway and around the traffic incident. It saved us tons of time! -The music player is great and acts just like an I-POD or MP3 player. It is located on the front of the phone so you never even have to open the screen to access your music. -You can E-mail your phone pictures and display them as your background, set them up as Photo ID's for your contacts or just store them for personal use. -The battery last a long time in this phone. I have had it almost 2 years and the battery still last between 2-3 days before I need to re-charge it. Some things to consider when purchasing this phone: -Although the camera is great it is a little slow. When you try to take a picture it does not always take right away. There is approximately a 2-3 second delay from the time you push the button until it takes. -Many of the options (GPS, Internet, E-Mail) cost money if you do not already have a Data package. You should consider this before using these features. Overall I would give this phone 4 stars. Less
Amazon

Decent Phone - ok camera

from Amazon
It's a good phone, a little big, but decent. I had higher hopes or the camera. It would be better if once it's flipped into camera mode, it would act like a digital camera. It doesn't, it acts like a phone with a camera. Which is exactly what it is. Good -reception -sound quality -battery for t...More
It's a good phone, a little big, but decent. I had higher hopes or the camera. It would be better if once it's flipped into camera mode, it would act like a digital camera. It doesn't, it acts like a phone with a camera. Which is exactly what it is. Good -reception -sound quality -battery for talking, camera eats the battery pretty quick -flat sides make the phone comfortable to hold -nice to always have a camera with you Bad -The big, ring around the lens that sticks out, is just for show. It may look like a real digital camera, but it's just like any other phone with a camera -picture quality is good outside in daylight, but bad inside, or in any low light -slow to focus, slow to next shot -if you rest your finger on the shutter button waiting for your shot, it will switch to camcorder mode -Verizon has disabled blue-tooth file transfer, so you can't send your pictures to you blue-tooth enabled PC. -doesn't automatically save the pictures you take, after you take a picture then you must do an additional step to manually save it. Less
Phonedog

Samsung Flipshot Review

from Phonedog
Pro: Great camera, good battery, easy to upload music, good sound quality Con: after few months phone is shaky, scratches easily(like all phones) Using experience: 5 months If you take pictures and videos often, get this phone! Easy to upload pics and vids. Good for music
Amazon

Not as great as I hoped for.

from Amazon
I saved up for a long time before springing for this phone, and chose it based on its appearance and photo ability. The camera is nice, but still lacking in a lot of ways. The lag time between pushing the button and the photo actually being taken is still horrendous, and often results in a blurry p...More
I saved up for a long time before springing for this phone, and chose it based on its appearance and photo ability. The camera is nice, but still lacking in a lot of ways. The lag time between pushing the button and the photo actually being taken is still horrendous, and often results in a blurry photo or the action being missed. The exposure is not very consistent when using the automatic settings. The touch sensitive buttons on the outside of the phone caused me a lot of headaches until I found out how to disable them, they were always getting bumped at random times and music would blare out even when the phone was on silent. Had to purchase the cord for uploading data separately. And the most upsetting thing is the text messaging. The problems are in many areas; The keys are inverted and slippery and many times will miss if you dont push just right on the center, very tempermental and un-user friendly for quickly typing a message. The word function is missing a lot of common words, and as someone else mentioned, it holds the capitalization and punctuation of everything you enter in ABC mode, so you're forced to cycle through even more words trying to get the correct one. There's no way to add or remove from its word memory that I'm aware of. Just because I capitalized a word once in a text doesn't mean I need it that way in every single future use of the word. If texting is important to you, go with a different phone. I cant wait to get rid of this one myself. Serves me right for not checking it out more before purchasing. Less
Amazon

found out...

from Amazon
well you all know that the front buttons are touch and if the slightest touch starts music there is a way to stop it. if you close the phone and press and hold the button with the three dots a little lock will come up in the corner next to the battery, therefor it locks the buttons outside the phone. a...More
well you all know that the front buttons are touch and if the slightest touch starts music there is a way to stop it. if you close the phone and press and hold the button with the three dots a little lock will come up in the corner next to the battery, therefor it locks the buttons outside the phone. and you can still open the phone and use it without the entire phone being locked. =) awesome idea who ever came up with that!!! Less
Amazon

Warning - how Verizon doesn't help you

from Amazon
The FlipShot is a nice phone - good sound and reception; ringtone volume is very soft; the square-ish shape and placement of side buttons & antenna make the phone awkward to use. An ok camera (nice prints up to 5" x 7") but nothing special and a little annoying to operate - see other posts. -->> T...More
The FlipShot is a nice phone - good sound and reception; ringtone volume is very soft; the square-ish shape and placement of side buttons & antenna make the phone awkward to use. An ok camera (nice prints up to 5" x 7") but nothing special and a little annoying to operate - see other posts. -->> The calendar is defective. Verizon does not communicate this and, although Samsung says software to correct it has been made available, Verizon is NOT providing it to customers (as of this writing: July, 2008). I use this feature a lot, and exchanged my FlipShot for another (LG) model for this reason. Less

Phone Photos

All-in-one pleases none. If you want to take good and easy photos get a digital camera. Mobile phones are for communication, so stop your whining and find one that does just that. You'll find that some get the best reviews and are the least expensive leaving some $$ for a good shirtpocket camera. If y...More
All-in-one pleases none. If you want to take good and easy photos get a digital camera. Mobile phones are for communication, so stop your whining and find one that does just that. You'll find that some get the best reviews and are the least expensive leaving some $$ for a good shirtpocket camera. If you're impatient to take & send photos then you may have to compromise. Less
Amazon

Ok phone, losey camera and scheduler.

from Amazon
It has a 3 megapix camera. I hate the fact that it takes the camera so long to take a pic as it adjusts and focuses. If you want to take a picture but hold down the take picture button too fast it will switch to camcorder mode. Plus with all Samsung phones, the calendar/scheduler doesn't work as it sh...More
It has a 3 megapix camera. I hate the fact that it takes the camera so long to take a pic as it adjusts and focuses. If you want to take a picture but hold down the take picture button too fast it will switch to camcorder mode. Plus with all Samsung phones, the calendar/scheduler doesn't work as it should and has a nasty habit of replacing data on your calendar. If you set a reminder for a date and set it up with any reoccurring feature (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly) then it will screw up all the rest of the dates as you browse through it. Therefore I have to reschedule every birthday every year individually or it won't work. Less
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