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Samsung SCH-U706 Muse review

5.7/10 AVG.

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The Samsung SCH-U706 Muse currently has an Informr score of 5.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Samsung SCH-U706 Muse is a 3G CDMA clamshell with a focus on music. Midnight blue in color, this flip comes with 64MB on board memory with microSD expansion, Bluetooth with stereo support, external touch-sensitive music keys, and especially interesting is a dedicated key for ringtones and direct access to the MP3 player. There is also a 2.5mm headset jack.

Measuring 99x48x13mm and weighing only 3.4 ounces, the Muse also offers a 2.0 megapixel camera with video capability, a 1,000 contact address book, speakerphone, GPS support with Axcess Mobile Guide preloaded, and the ever present alarm, calculator and calendar.

Inside you’ll find a 2.1” 240x320 pixel resolution display supporting 262,144K colors, and a familiar and simple numeric keypad and navigation array. Although the navigation array is set above the keypad, it is still a bit cramped. With a little practice however, that shouldn't pose too big of a problem. Talk time is rated at 230 minutes and standby time is rated at 215 hours.

The Muse allows you to text, MMS, listen to music, all in an attractive and comfortable casing.

Note: The Muse is very similar to Verizon's Gleam. Unlike the Gleam, the Muse adds the touch music controls mentioned above, the dedicated music button and Alltel's custom Celltop widget-like interface.

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Samsung released the SCH-U706 Muse on March 20, 2008.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung SCH-U706 Muse user manual here.

Samsung backs up the SCH-U706 Muse with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your SCH-U706 Muse 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 SCH-U706 Muse's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.


This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 9 days standby time.

SCH-U706 Muse Specs

Brand Samsung
Release date March 20, 2008
Regions available USA
850/1900 MHz
SIM card size No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Internal Storage No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.89 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: 9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Midnight Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.9 x 4.9 x 1.4 cm (3.9 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 95 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 Color LCD (TFT), 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 Yes
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
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 4 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
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 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
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 -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Muse

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Samsung sch u706

Phone looks good and has good reception. Menu is hard to use and bluethooth is blocked from use on some items. Ring tones are not MP3 and have to buy all ring tones.