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Samsung Reality

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The Samsung Reality currently has an Informr score of 6.8 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
3"
Camera
3+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

The Samsung Reality U820 is a worthy competitor to the LG enV3 VX9200, as both are mid-level QWERTY messaging phones, but the Reality adds to it a 3” touchscreen, TouchWiz 2.0 UI with widgets and 3 home screen pages, and has better integration with social networking sites. Both the call qu...

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Samsung released the Reality on April 19, 2010.


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


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Screen Size
3"

The Samsung Reality's screen size is 3 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
100 MB

Internal memory is 100 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 12.5 days standby time, 300 minutes.

Samsung Reality Specs

Overview
Release date April 19, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 100 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: 0.99 W/kg
Body: 0.67 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
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 300 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Piano Black, City Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 5.3 x 1.6 cm (4.2 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 114 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 65k
Resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
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 POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
9x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), up to 10 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
No
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 No
Mobile TV Yes
Streaming Video Yes
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 Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-U820

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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

If you’d rather have a touchscreen with a sliding keyboard, or clamshell design with a non-touch display and an internal keyboard

from PhoneArena

The Samsung Reality U820 is a worthy competitor to the LG enV3 VX9200, as both are mid-level QWERTY messaging phones, but the Reality adds to it a 3” touchscreen, TouchWiz 2.0 UI with widgets and 3 home screen pages, and has better integration with social networking sites. Both the call...More

The Samsung Reality U820 is a worthy competitor to the LG enV3 VX9200, as both are mid-level QWERTY messaging phones, but the Reality adds to it a 3” touchscreen, TouchWiz 2.0 UI with widgets and 3 home screen pages, and has better integration with social networking sites. Both the call quality and reception are good and equal to that of the Samsung Rogue U960. The only thing we feel that is missing from the Reality is the higher-resolution AMOLED display that is on the Rogue, but some may not mind its TFT display, as it is fine for daily use and comparable to most other mid-level devices. It is a tough choice between the Samsung Reality U820 and the LG enV3; so it pretty much comes down to preference…if you’d rather have a touchscreen with a sliding keyboard, or clamshell design with a non-touch display and an internal keyboard.

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User Reviews


Would NOT purchase this phone again

Within weeks, the two Realitys we bought for family use began to shut off randomly and had to be returned. would not recommend this phone to anyone.
Phonedog

good phone

from Phonedog
Pro: long battery life, full qwerty keyboard, social network widgets, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.2mp camera, whisper mode Con: no camera flash, no auto-focus, hardware keys on front raised a little too much (my personal opinion) Using experience: 5 days this phone is a nice multimedia phone from verizo...More
Pro: long battery life, full qwerty keyboard, social network widgets, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.2mp camera, whisper mode Con: no camera flash, no auto-focus, hardware keys on front raised a little too much (my personal opinion) Using experience: 5 days this phone is a nice multimedia phone from verizon. first off, the qwerty keyboard is very easy to use and the sliding mechanism is OK, not great. the slider is a little (idk how to describe it really) rough, and although the screen feels secure (it doesn't wobble around much) down or up, it feels a little "cheap". the touch screen is resistive and as far as i can tell, there are no settings for its sensitivity. the touch screen does work well, and has haptic feedback. i upgraded to this phone from a motorola w755 and compared to that phone, i love this one. the camera quality is good, but not great. the night shot dramatically brightens photos taken in low light and it does a good job of capturing the color in low light although you do lose some picture quality and it would be better with a flash. it doesn't have auto-focus but still does fine. there are many editing features for photos such as adding animation. it can record 640x480 resolution video at 15fps. this phone is very customizable. you have 3 home screens which you can fill with widgets such as shortcuts, facebook, and the music player. the music player is wonderful. through the speaker, the lowest volume setting is extremely quiet and the loudest setting is pretty loud. the sound quality is excellent. it does have a 3.5mm headphone jack which (in my opinion) sounds just as good as my ipod touch. i could go on more about this phone, but just take my word for it, its a nice phone with lots of features. the screen seems to go crazy when set to auto brightness, like it doesn't want to stay at one brightness level. a few other features i like are the whisper mode during a call which does exactly what it sounds like, it allows u to whisper into the phone and still have the other person hear you. i also think the motion detection (by turning the phone screen down) to silence an incoming call or snooze an alarm (i just thought this was cool thought idk if i'll ever use it). the stereo bluetooth sounds better (although the distance is shorter) than any other music device that i've used with bluetooth speakers, including my laptop, an ipod touch, and my old phone. i would definitely recommend this phone to others. Less

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