Specs summary

Screen
3.2"

The Samsung Caliber's screen is 3.2 inches with 240 x 400 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
135 MB

Internal memory is 135 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1080mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1080 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Reviews (6.6/10 Avg. rating)


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Phonedog

Very unhappy

from Phonedog
Pro: Looks great, slim. Plan is cheap. Takes b/w pics. Con: Only 160 characters each text, which is a fatal flaw. If you are texting, and you get a text at the same time, the text you are writing goes into drafts. To open texts: You have to move an icon an inch, but only when the text is ready. So you...More
Pro: Looks great, slim. Plan is cheap. Takes b/w pics. Con: Only 160 characters each text, which is a fatal flaw. If you are texting, and you get a text at the same time, the text you are writing goes into drafts. To open texts: You have to move an icon an inch, but only when the text is ready. So you keep trying to move the icon until the text is ready as you never know when that is. Then, you have to hit a button to open it. When sending a text, phone is useless until text is sent. Sound quality VERY bad when talking to certain phones. Using experience: 7 days Nice price, nice fee ($50 month for unlimited), looks great. Not user-friendly at all. Only buy from a large, name store. NEVER buy from a Metro-PCS store. Less
Phonedog

Do NOT purchase if you plan to use it with Windows 7!

from Phonedog
Pro: Light weight phone Con: Cannot install and Sync with Windows 7 64b. Very limited/poor reception in Boston MA Using experience: 2 days I was very upset when I purchased this phone to substitute my Motorola phone. Planed to be able to sync my outlook contacts. So far, there is no driver for Win7...
Pro: Light weight phone Con: Cannot install and Sync with Windows 7 64b. Very limited/poor reception in Boston MA Using experience: 2 days I was very upset when I purchased this phone to substitute my Motorola phone. Planed to be able to sync my outlook contacts. So far, there is no driver for Win7... Less
Phonedog

Caliber - not bad, not great

from Phonedog
Pro: Cheap, dependable, great battery life Con: Virtually no fun at all, no apps Using experience: 2 months Decent cheap phone. Going back to Sprint soon for the Evo
Phonedog

An Expensive Mistake for Win 7 User

from Phonedog
Pro: fun first touch screen, easy to learn to use, excellent manual and on board help key, great speaker for conference calls and music, good photo colors, great to have web access, touch sensitivity adjustable. Con: Shutter lag is terrible, internet connection must be constantly refreshed, the offer...More
Pro: fun first touch screen, easy to learn to use, excellent manual and on board help key, great speaker for conference calls and music, good photo colors, great to have web access, touch sensitivity adjustable. Con: Shutter lag is terrible, internet connection must be constantly refreshed, the offering of apps(widgets) is very slim, no streaming music, zoom on camera broke after one week, cannot install USB driver (32bit) to Windows 7 (64 bit), battery is worthless and gets really hot when it is recharging (daily) Using experience: 7 days The dissapointment is always greatest when you have great expectations....I was looking forward to lots of great photos of my kids. Too bad they are always moving and the shutter clicks open long after you press the button....pics are always blurry. Wanted music. Streaming radio (no available app)and Mp3 off my PC. No go there, either. The Caliber USB driver is 32 bit, and I am using Windows 7, 64 bit. Samsung wrote "we do not have a driver for Win 7." Less
Phonedog

It's pretty decent.

from Phonedog
Pro: Very clear graphics, widgets make things a lot easier Con: Texting takes a little while to get used to, the phone turns off sometimes for no reason Using experience: 1 months I got this phone around a month ago. I like the fact that theres a little vibration when you touch the screen and that t...More
Pro: Very clear graphics, widgets make things a lot easier Con: Texting takes a little while to get used to, the phone turns off sometimes for no reason Using experience: 1 months I got this phone around a month ago. I like the fact that theres a little vibration when you touch the screen and that there are many volume settings. When you go on the internet it is very easy to navigate. The only thing that bothers me with the phone is that it randomly turns off and then wont turn back on for a while. But then once it does, it is completely fine again. Less
Phonedog

Very satisfying touchscreen phone

from Phonedog
Pro: True 3D Capability (Deer Hunter 3D), neat widgets, email sync via mail@metro, full html web browsing with Youtube 3gp streaming, very good text messaging and call quality, fairly decent MetroNavigator gps with a pseudo 3D navigator (Shows images for directions), the voice recognition is pretty dec...More
Pro: True 3D Capability (Deer Hunter 3D), neat widgets, email sync via mail@metro, full html web browsing with Youtube 3gp streaming, very good text messaging and call quality, fairly decent MetroNavigator gps with a pseudo 3D navigator (Shows images for directions), the voice recognition is pretty decent, 400x240 is IMO good for watching videos on, has both camera and camcorder, bluetooth, microsd support, MetroPCS allows you to use any mp3 as a ringtone, basic features (Alarm clock, unit converter, Con: Have to go through MetroPCS to get apps or games, accelerometer isn't always as snappy as it could be, you sometimes have to bob it to get it to recognize you turned it, camcorder could be better quality. Using experience: 3 weeks All things considered, it's a very solid phone and, despite the nitpicks, I thoroughly enjoy it and would recommend it as a MetroPCS costumer. If it was possible to get into the phone's internal memory (hack it), I'd probably give it a near perfect rating. As it stands, it's a good touchscreen phone for those who want a good, cheap service without having to settle for lesser phones. Less
Phonedog

LOVE this phone

from Phonedog
Pro: Everything! Brightness, easy to use, email, facebook, music, touch screen... I could go on and on! Con: Unlocking when on a call Using experience: 4 months This phone is awesome. I've had it for about 4 months now and I have literally loved every second of it. The only tiny detail that bugs me...More
Pro: Everything! Brightness, easy to use, email, facebook, music, touch screen... I could go on and on! Con: Unlocking when on a call Using experience: 4 months This phone is awesome. I've had it for about 4 months now and I have literally loved every second of it. The only tiny detail that bugs me is when I make a call automatically locks... but all you have to do is his the center button and unlock. This phone gets email, has great sound quality, and does NOT require you to be tech savy. I moved onto this phone from an LG flip phone I had since 2005 (basically only did calls and texts) and I learned the phone in a day. I 100% recommend it!!! Less
Phonedog

Ha. LOVE IT!

from Phonedog
Pro: Everything, well mostly everything Con: Sometimes when im on the internet for a long period, it will shut itself off. Using experience: 9 days I got this phone after my 3rd moto razr stopped working. It's very easy to use and easy to navigate. Im very happy with it. it has a bright clear screen...More
Pro: Everything, well mostly everything Con: Sometimes when im on the internet for a long period, it will shut itself off. Using experience: 9 days I got this phone after my 3rd moto razr stopped working. It's very easy to use and easy to navigate. Im very happy with it. it has a bright clear screen, the music plays cleary and texting is easy. Sometimes when im on the internet for a while, it'll shut itself off. Sometimes when i go to touch the widgets they'll jump away from me, but its all good. They only problem i've really had is my computer is not able to reconize it when i want to put music on it, but i assume thats my fault. Id also recommend buying a case for it. Less
Phonedog

samsung not up to caliber.......

from Phonedog
Pro: it was easy to learn things on the phone, i have played around on the delve before for figured it would be similar Con: phone has a few glitches here and there, and not very durable. Using experience: 4 days had the phone 4 days and the main screen glass is cracked. was told it was due to an im...More
Pro: it was easy to learn things on the phone, i have played around on the delve before for figured it would be similar Con: phone has a few glitches here and there, and not very durable. Using experience: 4 days had the phone 4 days and the main screen glass is cracked. was told it was due to an impact during a 10 minute drive across town. even though it was in my coat pocket, which puts the phone towards the front of me they said it must have been caught between the door and seat.... and they said it voids the warranty because even though there isnt a mark on the phone it had to be impact caused. if the phone gets a cracked screen in my coat pocket from driving across town this phone is not going to be very durable. and to top it off i asked about replacement screen and they dont know if its a seperate glass piece, if the whole lcd has to be replaced or anything. apparently they have no support on it or any parts available according to them. Less
Phonedog

Swapped

from Phonedog
Pro: great camera, great sound on ringtones, sleek enough for my pocket Con: Haven't figured out my voicemail Using experience: 2 weeks The touch screen took some getting used to but overall I have been satisfied. I changed from the Motorola Razr and like it way better then that, especially the came...More
Pro: great camera, great sound on ringtones, sleek enough for my pocket Con: Haven't figured out my voicemail Using experience: 2 weeks The touch screen took some getting used to but overall I have been satisfied. I changed from the Motorola Razr and like it way better then that, especially the camera. I get great reception, all people I have talked to say I sound really clear, my motorola always cut in and out and people had a hard time hearing me. The widgets are really neat, I haven't tried out the MP3 player yet. Oh and when i do pic messaging, it rotates my photos and the wrong way, i haven't figured that part out yet. You can lock the screen so that you don't do any dialing, etc. accidently. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 20, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 135 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.03 W/kg
Body: 0.59 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1080 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 300 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 5.7 x 1.2 cm (4.6 x 2.2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 102 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 400 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
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 2000
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
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
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
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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 Yes
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
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-R850

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