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Samsung SCH-U620 review

7.4/10 AVG.
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7.4/10
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The Samsung SCH-U620 currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


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


What the Critics Are Saying...


MobileBurn

The SCH-U620's design may be a bit dated, being based upon a device that was launched 2 years ago, but it still is quite functional. It just lacks a bit of the fashion flair seen with many newer designs, including LG's competing VX9400. None the less, with the exception of the screen glare, there is...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn


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Samsung released the SCH-U620 on January 8, 2007.


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Samsung backs up the SCH-U620 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung SCH-U620's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
69 MB

Internal memory is 69 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 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 10.5 days standby time.

Samsung SCH-U620 Specs

Overview
Release date January 8, 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 69 MB
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, Data Cable, 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: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.6 x 4.7 x 2.2 cm (3.8 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 106 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 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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
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 2 GB)
PC Synchronization No
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
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Multi-shot, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3G2 / 3GPP2
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, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3G2 / 3GPP2
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
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 Yes
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 No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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MobileBurn

Just lacks a bit of the fashion flair

from MobileBurn

The SCH-U620's design may be a bit dated, being based upon a device that was launched 2 years ago, but it still is quite functional. It just lacks a bit of the fashion flair seen with many newer designs, including LG's competing VX9400. None the less, with the exception of the screen glare, there is little to complain about...

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The SCH-U620's design may be a bit dated, being based upon a device that was launched 2 years ago, but it still is quite functional. It just lacks a bit of the fashion flair seen with many newer designs, including LG's competing VX9400. None the less, with the exception of the screen glare, there is little to complain about.

The TV service that Verizon and Qualcomm, the developer of MediaFLO, are offering is quite good. You can watch real TV channels with stereo sound and all of the program information that you would get from any digital cable TV service in your living room. The display is a bit small, perhaps, but this helps keep the phone very pocketable.

So is mobile TV going to be the "next big thing" in mobile phones? I highly doubt it. But with that said, I think it would be a great thing for somebody that spends a lot of time on public transportation or sitting around with a lot of time to kill while away from home. The SCH-U620 is a solid phone, and I give it a "Recommended" rating.

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User Reviews


Amazon

loved it. and i want to buy a new one!

from Amazon
i loved this phone. had it for 2 yrs, and i ended up dropping it so its hard to read the text messages so i upgraded to a touch screen bc they didnt carry this phone anymore and i hate it. if anyone knows where to get this phone new. plz let me know. it would help alot :)
Amazon

love it!

from Amazon
I got this phone last Febuary and i love it. I replaced it once because it stopped receiving text messages but besides that it's amazing. I'm kind of clumsy so I've dropped this phone MANY times, and everytime i'm able to just pop the battery back in and it's fine. i love it! it's definitly a great phone. I'd recommend it to anyone.
I got this phone last Febuary and i love it. I replaced it once because it stopped receiving text messages but besides that it's amazing. I'm kind of clumsy so I've dropped this phone MANY times, and everytime i'm able to just pop the battery back in and it's fine. i love it! it's definitly a great phone. I'd recommend it to anyone. Less
Amazon

Looks cool but.......

from Amazon
When I saw this phone in the store, I thought that it was cool. Thats where all the good points stop. This phones battery live is awful. I have to charge it twice a day. The signal with this phone is terrible. It always cuts out and makes a beep beep beep sound then says signal failed. I took the ph...More
When I saw this phone in the store, I thought that it was cool. Thats where all the good points stop. This phones battery live is awful. I have to charge it twice a day. The signal with this phone is terrible. It always cuts out and makes a beep beep beep sound then says signal failed. I took the phone in to the verizon store and the guy upgraded the software. That didn't work. I only use the phone like 20 min. a day and like 5 or less TXTs a day. That shouldn't kill the battery like it does. Over all, this phone may look cool but it works like a piece of junk. Don't make the same mistake that I did and please don't buy this phone. Less

Terrible Battery & Terrible Reception & Transmission

I like the phone itself, being a slider phone. However, the battery life is absolutely terrible. I have to charge it every other day even though I don't use it. As soon as I use it, it goes down a bar. When I do use the phone, anyone that I'm attempting to converse with is breaking up, and they say...More
I like the phone itself, being a slider phone. However, the battery life is absolutely terrible. I have to charge it every other day even though I don't use it. As soon as I use it, it goes down a bar. When I do use the phone, anyone that I'm attempting to converse with is breaking up, and they say that I am breaking up too. I have Verizon service, which is suppose to be the best. I can't even get a lateral replacement for this phone. The say they haven't had any complaints about it. It's been six months, and they said they'd replace it with the same phone, but I can't make a lateral move to buy a comparable phone with any sort of discount. I sure hope they make that new law where phone service providers can't hold you for two years or they can charge you an early disconnect fee. That's BS. That's the only reason people DO stay with a bad carrier because we get charged an arm to switch.... ..AND did I mention that this phone only came with about 10 silly preprogrammed rings. My old verizon LG phone came with about 20 or more choices. Less
Amazon

So cute.... but the battery is HORRIBLE!!

from Amazon
I loved this phone for the first week. Great camera with different finishes (sepia, B&W); great video camera; great TV quality (not that I'd normally use this, but it's free for the first month). All of this aside, this cell phone is not going to do you any good unless you carry a charger with you ever...More
I loved this phone for the first week. Great camera with different finishes (sepia, B&W); great video camera; great TV quality (not that I'd normally use this, but it's free for the first month). All of this aside, this cell phone is not going to do you any good unless you carry a charger with you everywhere you go. This past week, I've had to charge it EVERY day, and haven't even used any of the added features besides sending a few text messages. I hate to part with this phone because I love the design, but it's not practical. I cannot keep charging it this often! Less
Amazon

Better Than it Looks!

from Amazon
Hey. I looked around forever for a good slider for verizon. I wanted something sleek and cool yet not a chocolate so I wouldn't seem like everyone else. The front face of the phone is shiny and looks new everytime you look at it. I've used it a lot and dropped it alot with no problems and it still look...More
Hey. I looked around forever for a good slider for verizon. I wanted something sleek and cool yet not a chocolate so I wouldn't seem like everyone else. The front face of the phone is shiny and looks new everytime you look at it. I've used it a lot and dropped it alot with no problems and it still looks brand new! I got mine on EBay and it still works great. The mobile TV is at great quality and if you love CBS FOX NBC or MTV or more then you're in luck and can watch TV no matter where you are! You need to buy a memory disk but it's worth it. I highly recommend this phone. Everything about it was made to perfection. Cool menu, easy to use features, mobile tv, take video without length limit, great design and has a bigger screen then a chocolate. Slides a lot better too! Less
eBay

Yippee hoo-ray.

from eBay
The only thing I'm not completely comfortable with is that it's a sliding phone. It's something to get used to, but other than that, I haven't had any problems with the phone. Everything is crystal clear, the buttons are large enough for anybody, and the sound is loud enough for even the hard of hear...More
The only thing I'm not completely comfortable with is that it's a sliding phone. It's something to get used to, but other than that, I haven't had any problems with the phone. Everything is crystal clear, the buttons are large enough for anybody, and the sound is loud enough for even the hard of hearing. It's a pretty slick phone at a great size. Less
Amazon

Lots of great features. Low battery life.

from Amazon
I got this phone last week as part of a "new every 2" deal with verizon. I was intrigued by the mobile tv feature, and the other specs on the phone looked fine as well. I read a few reviews on here and decided to give it a shot. Mobile TV: Very odd programming. A small hidden antenna is required to ge...More
I got this phone last week as part of a "new every 2" deal with verizon. I was intrigued by the mobile tv feature, and the other specs on the phone looked fine as well. I read a few reviews on here and decided to give it a shot. Mobile TV: Very odd programming. A small hidden antenna is required to get reception most of the time, but so far I haven't had any reception problems once the antenna is in place. About 8-10 channels. Most of the programming is not live and a lot of it is commercial free. I caught part of a live basketball game this weekend and it was on my local cbs station as well. The tv on the phone was only a few seconds behind the live cable tv broadcast. For espn they have "scorecenter" instead of sportscenter. It's a barebones version with one anchor and no commercials. For some reason they couldn't show nfl footage only the scores. But it shows some basketball and hockey highlights. It was worth watching. The ESPN MVP application came free with the package and is a really nice feature. Lots of sports news and video clips for free and you can customize it to follow your favorite local teams. There are lots of pay-for applications available as well such as vz navigator, ebay, wikimobile, and many more. Along comes a broad selection of games and ringtones. V-Cast Music and music videos were pay-for, so I didn't try any. But there were some free V-cast videos I checked out. The picture wasn't as sharp as the mobile tv, but some were useful. There was an interesting selection of free youtube videos as well. A standard headphone jack is NOT installed on the phone. So if you don't want to annoy everyone around you, you need to purchase compatible headphones or an adapter. The biggest flaw is the extremely short battery life. I'm definately going to need to purchase a charger to bring to work and one for the car. I haven't looked into the extended battery yet, but that'll be the next stop. As far as phone calls go, I can hear the person on the other end loud and clear. As a phone it has all the basic features you'd expect: text messaging, calendar, alarm clock, calculator, etc. So far I'm really enjoying the phone and I'm glad I got it. I gave it a 4 out 5 because of the battery. Less
Amazon

Battery leaves a lot to be desired...

from Amazon
I've had this phone for about 2 months now and so I feel qualified to give my opinion. I have not used the television features and so won't comment. Having said that, briefly: Pros: * Small * Easy to use * Nice-sized screen Cons: * Battery life - absolutely terrible. I traded the phone in after 1...More
I've had this phone for about 2 months now and so I feel qualified to give my opinion. I have not used the television features and so won't comment. Having said that, briefly: Pros: * Small * Easy to use * Nice-sized screen Cons: * Battery life - absolutely terrible. I traded the phone in after 1 week because of it and the new U620 is exactly the same. I talk on my phone for no more than 15 minutes per day and do virtually nothing else with it except carry. If I don't charge it every single day then I can count on the fact that, after not charging it one day, I will wake up the next morning and it will be completely dead. I've checked everything - Bluetooth is off, navigation is off, etc. It's just a terrible battery I guess. Bottom line - if you don't mind charging your phone every single day then you will love this phone. Less
Amazon

It loses its memory

from Amazon
I had to return the phone to Verizon after several days use because it frequently failed to recognize the memory card on power up. Verizon told me that Samsung is working on a fix for the problem. I returned the phone.
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