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Samsung Intensity SCH-U450 Phone, Red (Verizon Wireless)
 
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Samsung Intensity SCH-U450 Phone, Red (Verizon Wireless)

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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.01 inches, 2.04 inches, 0.67 inches
  • Weight: 3.68 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 0.7 inches ; 3.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0034G6466
  • Item model number: SCHU750HAV
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #526,381 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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A feature-packed phone that keeps you conveniently connected to family, friends and business associates, the Samsung Intensity for Verizon Wireless features a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard for easy text and mobile instant messaging as well as e-mail connectivity. This phone includes an integrated GPS receiver, which enables you to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions. And it's compatible with the V Cast Music with Rhapsody service, which allows you to side-load music downloaded from Rhapsody on your PC to an optional microSD memory card. See more details on optional Verizon Wireless services below.



The The Samsung Intensity's advanced messaging functions help you connect to family, friends and anyone else your thumbs can get hold of.
Other features include a 1.3-megapixel camera for capturing still photos on the go, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, personal organizer tools, mobile Web browsing capabilities, bi-lingual interface (English and Spanish), and up to 5 hours of talk time.

Key Features

  • CDMA 1xRTT data network
  • GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service
  • 2.1-inch display with horizontal slide-out, four-row QWERTY keypad featuring dedicated Messaging key and Favorites key for easy texting and calling (Learn more)
  • 1.3-megapixel camera for still photos with Night Shot, Self Timer, Multishot and Shutter Sound functions (Learn more)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity with stereo music streaming (A2DP) capabilities as well as hands-free headsets and car kits (Learn more)
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 16 GB
  • Digital audio player enables you to create and manage playlists right on the phone; compatible with MP3, WMA and unprotected AAC/AAC+ formats
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
  • Full messaging capabilities including Mobile IM; Mobile e-mail; Chat; and text, picture, and voice messaging
  • Organizer tools include calendar with scheduler, note pad, alarm clock, world clock, calculator (basic, tip and converter) and stop watch
  • Voice commands including Voice Dial, Menu Readout, Digital Dial Readout, TXT Message Readout, Call Announcement, My Verizon, and Help
  • Mobile Web browser for Internet access
  • Media Center-capable for downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, and more

Vital Statistics
The Samsung Intensity weighs 3.53 ounces and measures 4.25 x 2.08 x 0.65 inches. Its 960 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies and 1xRTT data frequency. Learn more about this phone's technical specifications below.



With a full slide–out QWERTY keyboard, this phone is a text messenger's dream (see larger pop-up image).

Verizon Wireless Services

  • VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps. Additional subscription charges applicable.

  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody: Access this exclusive digital music service for RealNetworks and for MTV Networks, which delivers unlimited monthly access to music on up to three Rhapsody-compatible mobile phones and players and online on multiple PCs and Web browsers. For a monthly fee (billed on your Verizon Wireless bill), you can load and reload your subscription songs from your PC to your V CAST Music with Rhapsody phone as often as you want, and take your music on the go.

    On PCs running the Windows XP or higher operating system, you can also browse, preview and purchase music using the V CAST Music with Rhapsody software, which is available as a free download from the V CAST Music with Rhapsody download website. Additional subscription charges applicable.

    NOTE: Over-the-air downloads are not supported with this phone.

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The Samsung Intensity Messaging Phone

The Samsung Intensity has a 2.1-inch display (176 x 220-pixel resolution, 262K color depth) that sits above the phone's navigation area with send/end keys, two soft navigation keys, and a round navigation pad. The front of the face includes a standard alpha-numeric keypad that's great for quick text messaging as well as dialing numbers. A four-row full QWERTY keyboard slides out from the left side of the phone, enabling easier typing for longer messages.

The phone has a small internal memory that's expandable via optional microSD/microSDHC (High Capacity) memory cards up to 16 GB in size. The internal phonebook can store up to 1000 contacts with multiple numbers per entry as well as support for picture and ringer ID. Other calling features include embedded ringtones, vibrating alerts (with silent mode), speed dialing capabilities.


Snap Photos on the Go

You'll be able to shoot still images wherever you roam with the Intensity's 1.3-megapixel camera on the back of the phone (no video capture capabilities included). You can choose from one of six resolution options (1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, and 128 x 96 pixels) as well as get closer to the action with up to a 10x digital zoom (available depending on resolution selection). Other features include a dedicated camera key, brightness and white balance (Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten, and Fluorescent) adjustments , color effects, multi-shot capabilities (Series, Divided), self-timer, and multiple sound effects.


Wireless Freedom with Bluetooth

In addition to the integrated hands-free speakerphone, this phone provides the latest version of Bluetooth connectivity--version 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), which makes pairing with an optional headset as well as other Bluetooth-enabled devices a snap. It includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and phonebook access. And with the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones.


Technical Specifications

  • TTY Compatible
  • In Case of Emergency (ICE) contacts
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility Rating = M4
  • 2.5mm headset jack
  • Over–the–air downloadable software upgrades
  • Bilingual Interface: English/Español

Product Description

This affordable CDMA messaging phone sports a standard bar design plus a slide-out QWERTY text keyboard. Key features include Palabra Spanish-entry mode, 1.3-megapixel still camera, memory card slot, music player, stereo Bluetooth, standard 2.5mm headset jack, and voice control.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Samsung Intensity (Verizon Wireless) April 7, 2010
The Samsung Intensity is a pretty good phone.

Features: Although this phone is not a smart phone, it has all the basic features you would expect out of a phone. This phone is able to play Music over bluetooth if you have a device that supports this. I use this feature on my Volk-L system in my car. The bluetooth stereo support isn't always the clearest sound though (although this may be just my radio that is the problem). Also I use Zune, and it is nice that I can just copy and paste my music to my phone (using the included USB charger/data cable). The phone has "Word" or I think it is called "T9" for quick txts. Which if you are used to that form of txting, it very well could be quicker than using the keyboard. The keyboard is nice (it feels nice in your hand), but the keys are not very intuitive (meaning, the keys don't always feel like they are in the places they should be). I would imagine (like anything) after getting used to the keyboard it won't be so bothersome. I would give it 5/5 on features (with the expectation that whoever is buying this is NOT expecting a smart phone).

Battery life: I would only say that the battery is 3/5 stars. It surely isn't the worst battery I have ever used, but if you are actively using the phone for txting (which is likely since it is a txting phone) the battery drains relatively fast. It will probably only last you till the end of the day with constant use (and that might be stretching it). If you leave the phone alone in your pocket the battery may last for a day and a half, but it would still be smart to charge it every time you go to bed (cause the phones buttons do get pressed in your pocket, and it will cause the screen to light up, draining battery life).

Call Sound: For call sound I would rate this phone 3.5/5.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Basic phone w/ slide out QWERTY May 27, 2010
Pros:
- Simple design
- Compatible w/ Verizon network
(in the US many people think that's important)
- Cost me nothing to get 4 of these
(ordered on line from Verizon on a 2yr contract)
- Music player handles AAC files
- Music player displays album art
(w/ proper skin selected)
- Battery charges over USB cable
- Keypad lock
(a must if you plan to carry your phone in your pants pocket)
- Slide out QWERTY, good for text messaging

Cons:
- No way to sync calendar to PC
- Can't transfer notes (text) files to PC
- As w/ most phones, difficult to see the screen outdoors in sunlight
- Custom mp3/aac ringtones only by way of picture message - not USB or SD card
- Music player is very slow to load library
- Bad placement of left/right select buttons
- microSD card access is not convenient - behind battery cover
- No video capability

I was due for an upgrade and this Samsung handset seemed like the best option for a Verizon phone w/ a music player that did not require a data plan ($10/month per line or higher.) It was already going to cost me another $10/month to add a line for my son and $30/month for the texting package. And I couldn't justify spending more for the data since I would not use it enough.

This handset makes for a decent phone for voice calls and is good for texting. It also feels pretty good in my hands.

Having the keypad lock is something I appreciate. My old phone didn't have this feature so I had to always carry the phone on my belt. With the phone in my pocket buttons would get pressed, the screen would come on at full brightness and run down the battery.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful phone! March 25, 2010
This sure is a great phone. It has so many wonderful features. It came with a bluetooth and a corded earphone. It also came with a belt clip holder, and chargers for both the phone and the bluetooth.. This is such a great deal. I got it through verizon at Costco. It can do so many functions including texting, photos, email, ect. I would recommend this phone to anyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great phone May 14, 2010
I love this phone. I had the LG enV touch and absolutly hated it, i had to replace it twice before i decided to switch to this phone. On my old phone it unlocked really easialy unlocked and called people on its own (the touch screen also had ceased)and this one doesnt have any of those problems. I love everything about it, the way it's so simple yet up to date technology wise is amazing. the only bad thing about this phone that if it's locked and you get a text message, it unlocks for awhile, which could result in butt-dialing. But other than that its Amazing!
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