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Samsung Convoy review

5.8/10 AVG.
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5.8/10
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The Samsung Convoy currently has an Informr score of 5.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2.2"
Camera
2+ MP



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Samsung released the Convoy on November 5, 2009.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Convoy user manual here.


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


If your Convoy 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
2.2"

The Samsung Convoy's screen size is 2.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
102 MB

Internal memory is 102 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1300 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 22.5 days standby time.

Samsung Convoy Specs

Overview
Release date November 5, 2009
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Processor
Internal Storage 102 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.91 W/kg
Body: 0.98 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1300 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: 22.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.8 x 5.1 x 2.4 cm (3.9 x 2 x 0.9 in)
Weight 110 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.2 inches
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 No
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 Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
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 A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
up to 1 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
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
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-U640

This clamshell CDMA phone meets military specs for durability.
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Phonedog

Don't buy this phone

from Phonedog
Pro: It has alot of nice features, I really love this phone except for the fatal flaw. Con: The hinge has broken after 2 weeks. i was able to talk the carrier into sending me another one, after about 45 minutes, and this one has a broken hinge after 2 weeks also. I have treated this phone like I was c...More
Pro: It has alot of nice features, I really love this phone except for the fatal flaw. Con: The hinge has broken after 2 weeks. i was able to talk the carrier into sending me another one, after about 45 minutes, and this one has a broken hinge after 2 weeks also. I have treated this phone like I was carrying an egg the whole time, just in case. I opened it today and happened to look at the hinge and it's cracked! From experience, I know I have a day or two before it break apart altogether. I guess I have to buy a different phone on ebay now. The carrier told me nobody else has had this Using experience: 2 weeks DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. YOU WILL BE SORRY YOU DID. Less

Dont buy, there is nothing rugged about this phone. One drop from a 6ft ladder snapped the phone in half. If your going to buy a tough phone other than a Sonim get a Casio Type V.

front plastic broke on Samsung Convoy

I bumped my new (two days old) phone into office furniture and the clear plastic broke! So much for being up to military spec!

broken face on convoy phone

after less than two weeks and a very minor bump while wearing the samsung convoy the front cover was broken. naturally the warranty was worthless and I was told this was something unheard of. Upon checking the internet and verizon reviews I find it has happend to other people who also got the same bru...More
after less than two weeks and a very minor bump while wearing the samsung convoy the front cover was broken. naturally the warranty was worthless and I was told this was something unheard of. Upon checking the internet and verizon reviews I find it has happend to other people who also got the same brush off that I did. This is everything but a rugged phone. I would not recommend it to anyone. We have an account with five phones and we will be checking into other brands since your phone will not last more that two weeks.. Less