NOTE: This model is discontinued and may no longer be available to purchase new. See the latest mobile phones or compare used prices.

Samsung Glyde U940 review

8/10 AVG.
RATING



8/10
Informr score
The Samsung Glyde U940 currently has an Informr score of 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.

The "1-Minute" Review

The Samsung Glyde is an attractive touchscreen with a full Qwerty keypad that slides out horizontally. People who prefer physical keys will appreciate the fairly spacious keypad and everyone will enjoy the 240 x 440 pixel resolution display, which is crisp and easy on the eyes.

The Glyde features a full HTML browser, making surfing the internet far more enjoyable. Other important features include a 2.0MP camera with auto-focus, flash and video, MP3 player that can be accessed with a single touch of the device and microSD memory expandability.

Talk time is rated at 3.5 hours and standby time is rated at 250 hours.

Rounding out the features is Bluetooth, a 2.5mm headset jack, alarm, calendar, stopwatch, 500-name capacity phonebook and speakerphone.

With the Glyde you can text, MMS, record video, take pictures, surf the internet and send/receive email.

Touchscreen fans will want to take a good look at the Samsung Glyde. Make sure you play with the touchscreen, as such interfaces can be a matter of personal taste.


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


What the Critics Are Saying...


Wired

There's something undeniably sexy about touchscreen phones. It's probably the fact that using such an advanced interface for mundane tasks just oozes cool. But let's face it -- if a touch-based phone requires more than a couple taps (or worse, input from a QWERTY keyboard), all of that pseudo-futuri...

- Terrence Russell, Wired
MobileBurn

It is a good looking device, has a interesting user interface, and has a good set of specs for a phone of its size.

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Samsung released the Glyde U940 on January 20, 2008.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Glyde U940 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the Glyde U940 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Glyde U940 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.



Ask the Community


No questions for the moment.


Resources


Manuals / User Guides Helpful Links Share / Embed

Maybe one of your friends will find this review helpful? Please help us spread the word.

Quick view

Screen Size
Unknown

The Samsung Glyde U940's screen size is Unknown with 240 x 440 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

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
150 MB

Internal memory is 150 MB. An external, MicroSD 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 12.5 days standby time.

Glyde U940 Specs

Overview
Release date January 20, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 150 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.08 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: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 7.4 x 1.5 cm (4.1 x 2.9 x 0.6 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 440 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 QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
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 No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
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
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
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
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 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 -
More
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-U940, Q-Ball

-
Related Links Manual (PDF)
Samsung Glyde U940 Reviews
Where to buy Samsung Glyde U940
Suggest a correction

Own this phone?

Help inform others by sharing your experience with Samsung Glyde U940

Rate It:

Critic Reviews


Wired

It's elegantly minimalist, light weight and versatile

from Wired

There's something undeniably sexy about touchscreen phones. It's probably the fact that using such an advanced interface for mundane tasks just oozes cool. But let's face it -- if a touch-based phone requires more than a couple taps (or worse, input from a QWERTY keyboard), all of that pseudo-futuristic badassery is wasted...

More

There's something undeniably sexy about touchscreen phones. It's probably the fact that using such an advanced interface for mundane tasks just oozes cool. But let's face it -- if a touch-based phone requires more than a couple taps (or worse, input from a QWERTY keyboard), all of that pseudo-futuristic badassery is wasted.

Samsung's Glyde, a phone which woefully shares its moniker with a personal lubricant, is a perfect example of this at work.

There's a lot to love about this phone on the surface -- it's elegantly minimalist, light weight and versatile. At 4 x 2 x.7-inches it shares the form factor of its cousin the F700, making for a slick, pocket-friendly presentation. The Glyde's clean profile is rounded out by the unit's sparse use of external buttons, and a slimming dark blue-on-silver chassis. Even the design faux pas of an exposed memory card port has been sidestepped - it now tucks into the battery compartment. With its sweet looks, and the bonuses of multimedia support and a decent 2MP camera with flash, the Glyde is clearly a stylistic progression compared to Verizon's other touchscreen phones (I'm looking at you, Voyager and Venus).

Read full review

Less

MobileBurn

Has a good set of specs for a phone of its size

from MobileBurn

Overall I still like the Samsung Glyde, even with its somewhat numerous faults. It is a good looking device, has a interesting user interface (even if it is imperfect), and has a good set of specs for a phone of its size. I give it a "Recommended" rating, with some reservations. I would suggest that any would-be buyers spend a bit of time with the phone at the local Verizon Wireless store before handing over the required coin to Verizon's sales people....

More

Overall I still like the Samsung Glyde, even with its somewhat numerous faults. It is a good looking device, has a interesting user interface (even if it is imperfect), and has a good set of specs for a phone of its size. I give it a "Recommended" rating, with some reservations. I would suggest that any would-be buyers spend a bit of time with the phone at the local Verizon Wireless store before handing over the required coin to Verizon's sales people.

Read full review

Less



User Reviews


The Samsung Glyde Rocks!!!!

I've had this phone for almost a year and i love it! the keyboard is very easy to use and easy to text on. The touch screen is AWESOME!!! You can also change the sensitivity level of the touch screen to fit your needs. The Camera is good except for the fact that you can't zoom in. One other thing is th...More
I've had this phone for almost a year and i love it! the keyboard is very easy to use and easy to text on. The touch screen is AWESOME!!! You can also change the sensitivity level of the touch screen to fit your needs. The Camera is good except for the fact that you can't zoom in. One other thing is that it can only hold 100 messages in the inbox and sent box so that can get a little annoying if you text a lot. All in all i love this phone!!! Less

Glyde U940 Videos