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Samsung u430 review

2.7/10 AVG.

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The Samsung u430 currently has an Informr score of 2.7 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
Screen Size
VGA (640 x 480)

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Common Questions

Samsung released the u430 on June 23, 2008.

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Samsung backs up the u430 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung u430's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.


Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

Samsung u430 Specs

Release date June 23, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.07 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 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: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.9 x 4.5 x 2.0 cm (3.5 x 1.8 x 0.8 in)
Weight 80 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 96 pixels, 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 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 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, Windows Live
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 No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Night mode, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
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
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 SCH-U430

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Hopeless junk

I have had the phone for 1 year and 3 months. It has been in for repair , then replaced and now the new one is doing the same thing. It freezes the keys and is constantly searching for service in my area. I am going back to Nokia........

I do not like this phone at all

You need your book to change any control, it is very complicated, and confusing, I am not impressed Ringer is not loud enough

Cheap, durable

I've had my Samsung u430 for two years and I've been very impressed with it. Pros: - cheap - very durable - good battery life - blue tooth Cons: - camera isn't great - small screen - occasionally needs restarting I really like this phone. It's exactly what it is meant to be: a cheap phone th...More
I've had my Samsung u430 for two years and I've been very impressed with it. Pros: - cheap - very durable - good battery life - blue tooth Cons: - camera isn't great - small screen - occasionally needs restarting I really like this phone. It's exactly what it is meant to be: a cheap phone that lets you talk and text without tons of bells and whistles. As well, the phone is pretty durable. I've dropped it a couple of times, and also carried it through a river (accidentally), and it survived. (I manged to get it working again by putting it under a hand dryer until it was so hot I could barely hold it). Anyone planning on buying this should note that restarting the phone about once a day is a good idea, otherwise it will start to do some weird stuff in a few days. Generally if I have any problems with it, I just pull the battery, and it works fine upon rebooting. Less