- Size (LWH): 4.61 inches, 2.42 inches, 0.61 inches
- Weight: 5.44 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
- Network Compatibility: AMPS
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 350 hours
Samsung Transform Android Phone (Sprint)
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- 3G-enabled, Android-powered phone with 3.5-inch touchscreen display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard; Sprint ID-enabled
- 3G speeds via Sprint Mobile Broadband Network; Sprint TV enabled; GPS turn-by-turn directions via Sprint Navigation
- Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion to 32 GB; 3-megapixel camera/camcorder; access to personal and work e-mail
- Up to 6 hours of talk time, up to 350 hours (14.5 days) of standby time; released in October, 2010
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD memory card, USB cable, quick start guide
Customers also shopped for
Samsung Transform Android Phone SPH-M920 Black (Sprint)
Powered by the Android operating system and offering the ability to customize your user experience with Sprint ID, the Samsung Transform for Sprint features a brilliant 3.5-inch HVGA touch-screen display and full slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easy typing of e-mails, text messages, and social networking status updates. And the Transform has dual cameras so that every angle of your mobile life is covered. Snap photos with the primary 3.2-megapixel camera or fire up the front-facing VGA for video conferencing.
The Android-powered Samsung Transform
with 3.5-inch touchscreen and slide-out
QWERTY keyboard (see larger image).
With integrated Google technology, the Samsung Intercept brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by Voice, YouTube and Picasa. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate email, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets and fun games to download and ivernstall on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
In addition to fast 3G speeds from Sprint's high-speed EV-DO network, you'll enjoy GPS navigation capabilities for accessing the optional Sprint Navigation turn-by-turn direction service and Sprint TV's video-on-demand with full-motion video and vivid sound (see more details on optional services below). And with access to Sprint Zone, the Samsung Transform evolves into a one-stop source to access the your wireless account, phone tips, news, a list of top apps, Sprint TV, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, and Sprint Music Plus.
Other features include a Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, included 2 GB microSD memory card (with optional expansion to 32 GB), Visual Voicemail, a full WebKit HTML browser, and up to 6 hours of talk time.
Sprint ID entertainment pack.
Make your phone a reflection of who you are with Sprint ID, which helps you get the most out of your phone by allowing you to choose a total experience for your device. You'll be able to quickly download ID packs that deliver a predefined experience--including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers--all at once. Packs are designed to meet your interests--whether you're a sports fan, fitness fanatic, or auto enthusiast.
And the catalog of Sprint ID experiences will grow and expand--it's a marketplace full of experiences just for you. Choose from a single experience or many--it's about customizing your phone with the information you want in the palm of your hand. Here are a few examples of currently available Sprint ID packs:
- Entertainment ID: Features a host of fun video, music, photo and news apps including Facebook, Celebrity Tweets, Pandora, Shazam, Rhapsody, E! Online and more.
- Socially Connected: A customized experience for keeping users connected with friends on-the-go. Pack includes: Facebook, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Mashable, Tweetcaster, YouTube, and more.
- Health and Fitness: Features all the best wellness related resources for eating right, staying fit and tracking users' progress with the ability to customize to their specific interests and goals. Pack includes: Workout Coach, Fitness Tips, Calorie Counter, BMI Calculator and more.
- Business Productivity: The perfect solution for busy professionals who want to stay connected, entertained and informed on-the-go. This pack features all the best tools to assist with travel plans, organization, communication and more.
Enjoy spacious typing on the slide-out QWERTY keyboard (see larger image).
- Fast 3G connectivity thanks to Sprint's EV-DO, Rev 0 network
- GPS using Sprint Navigation for turn by turn directions, and points of interest searches
- Powered by the Android operating system (2.1) with deep integration of Google services and access to thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market. Your phone's Google Apps, such as Gmail, Calendar and Contacts, give you access to the same personal information (e-mail, events, and contacts) that you add, view, and edit on your computer using Gmail or Calendar. Synchronize the Google Apps you want to keep information up-to-date.
- 3.5-inch touchscreen display (480 x 320 pixels; 16 million color depth)
- Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
- 3-megapixel camera with flash
- Video capture capabilities
- Digital audio player compatible with MP3 and AAC files
- Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
- Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
- Included 2 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
- Access to personal and corporate e-mail with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and HTML support. Send and receive email from multiple corporate and personal email accounts. Also, get wireless email access to popular commercial POP3 and IMAP accounts like AOL, Gmail, and Yahoo!
- Instant messaging via popular services including Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger.
- View documents including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF on the go to maximize your productivity
- Visual Voicemail gives you quick and easy access to just the messages you want to listen to by letting you go directly to a specific message, without needing to listen to or skip past previous messages.
- Google Android Web browser (WebKit-based)
- Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
The Samsung Transform weighs 5.4 ounces and measures 4.61 x 2.42 x 0.61 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 350 hours (14.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. 0 frequencies.
What's in the Box
Samsung Transform handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD memory card, USB cable, quick start guide
- Broadband-like 3G network: Supporting the EV-DO Rev. A high-speed data standard, this phone enables you to download and stream high-quality video, straight onto your phone. Where coverage is available, EV-DO Rev. A connectivity provides average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps, with peak rates up to 2 Mbps.
- Sprint TV enabled: With Sprint TV, you can make your cell phone your always-on source for news, weather, sports and more. This comprehensive video service combines high-quality streaming audio and video from channels including the NFL Network, ABC, The Weather Channel, Fox Sports, E!, CNN, The Discovery Channel, and more.
- Sprint Music Store enabled: The Sprint Music Store enables you to buy, download, and then jam out wherever you are with new songs or old favorites. Offering a growing selection of more than 1.6 million songs, the store provides you two copies of each song--one for the phone and another for the PC, as well as the ability to burn songs to a CD using Windows Media Player. Save your songs to a memory card with a capacity that's right for you.
- GPS capable with Sprint Navigation: This GPS-enabled phone provides optional access to Sprint Navigation for driving directions on your mobile phone--by voice and onscreen. Along the way, turn-by-turn directions will be announced in a clear voice and displayed on your phone. For example, Sprint Navigation will say, "Go 1.2 miles and turn right on Elm Street." As you approach the turn, you will hear, "Turn right on Elm Street." Sprint Navigation also provides proactive traffic alerts with one click re-routing. And it's easy to find restaurants, banks, cafes, hotels and more from over 10 million points of interest across the U.S.
- Stay Sporty with Sprint: With NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, instantly connect to the NASCAR information you want, when you want it. Follow NASCAR action from practice to race day with real-time leaderboard and alerts. Get exclusive access to your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver with real-time driver stats, breaking news and more. Live in-car audio, race radio, NASCAR on SPEED and other audio/video only available on select phones. Visit sprint.com/speed for details.
To access, just text "NASCAR" to 7777 on your Sprint phone or visit the Sprint Digital Lounge to download NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile (standard text messaging and data rates apply).
This phone also provides access to Sprint Football Live--free for any phone with a data plan. You'll be able to follow all the live play-by-play action with the Live Game Center for both pro and college football games, as well as stay on top of the pro football draft with a Live Draft Tracker and in-depth analysis and bios on nearly 500 top prospects. Access by texting "FOOTBALL" to 7777 on the handset to download Sprint Football Live from Sprint Digital Lounge (standard text messaging and data rates apply).
Also Available for This Android Device
Amazon Appstore for Android
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top Customer Reviews
Despite having a processor speed of 800Mhz, this phone still manages to be almost as slow as my previous 528 MHz HTC Hero.
The battery life is not that great. Plus when charging the phone, it will charge to 100% but if you don't take the charger out of the phone quickly enough, your phone will go down to 98%. Very strange. You have to recharge in order to get back the other 2%. A real pain if you charge overnight.
Apps don't always open on this phone. You have to reboot your phone to get apps to open correctly.
The phone is quite limited in features despite the price tag.
The notification sound is the sound for everything except the ringer and the voicemail. No individual ringers for alarm, calendar, etc. There's also the annoying feature where every time I'd plug the phone in to be charged or into the USB port, the notification alarm would go off. I saw no way to shut this off.
I'm not a fan of Sprint ID and rarely if ever use it. All it does is take up valuable space on the phone.
The positives I have are that phone dialing is fast. Call quality is good. Plus, since it's vanilla Android and there is no TouchWiz hogging the memory, there's quite a bit of space for apps now.
Overall, I don't recommend this phone. If you're on a two-year contract or even a one year, you won't want to be stuck with this. I exchanged it for something else.
The first few months of using it, I loved this phone. (Of course, since it was my first smart phone.) The speed and responsiveness seemed good. It ran all the apps I wanted (at that time). I liked all the customizations. It was stable. Then slowly...I began to dislike it more and more. Now 10 months later, I wish I had got something different. My wife has an older Evo Shift, and she does not have the issues that I do.
First of all, and the biggest issue...why so little memory? I have 25 apps that are currently installed, and I have as many as I can installed on the SD card. I can't add any more without uninstalling something first, otherwise I get the "memory low" warning that won't go away. Now for anybody that uses a phone like this...25 apps is NOT VERY MANY at all. There are so many more that I'd like to have, but decide against since I don't have the room. That part is super frustrating. If more of the apps could be installed on the SD card, it wouldn't matter, but since a lot of them can't be, the internal memory is just WAY TOO LITTLE.
Second of all, and almost as much of an issue as the first thing...it's become soooooooo slooooooooow. If I start up this phone after it being turned off, it takes forever until it's actually usable. The home screen will come up in a normal amount of time, but it's obviously doing something in the background since none of the apps work properly until about 10 minutes after start up. Then, after start up, it will work fairly well for a while. "A while" might be a few days, or it might be a few hours. Eventually everything operates slow. The touch responses can be terribly slow. Even something as simple as scrolling between the home pages can be dogged. I only have two games on this phone and both can be extremely annoying because of the slight pauses in the movements. It just seems like it can't process the game info fast enough. I initially thought it was a RAM issue, so I installed one of the app killer programs to free up RAM. Well, even with only approx 1/3 of the RAM being used, it still performed this slow. I ditched the app killer app, since it drained down the battery twice as fast. Which leads me to:
Third thing...battery life. Now I know what most of you think. Battery life sucks...yeah yeah, we've heard it before about all smart phones. Well, actually when I'm at home/work and using the phone a minimal amount of time, the battery life is pretty good. It'll easily make it through the day with life to spare. Of course, the more you use various apps or browse the web, the quicker it drains. What REALLY annoys me about the battery life, is the draw down when the phone is roaming. I can literally have the entire battery sucked down to nothing in 4-5 hours while roaming...EVEN WITHOUT USING THE PHONE FOR ANYTHING!! I'm not sure why that is such a power draw...but it's really annoying. Especially since I have quite a few places I visit where I'm on roaming. I wonder what the point in having the phone is, if I can't use the thing while roaming for fear of killing the battery. Crazy.
I'm not even going to address the issues with the apps crashing, the phone freezing up and the annoying issue of not being able to answer a phone call sometimes because the touch screen won't respond. (Again...what's the point in having this phone if I can't even use it as a phone sometimes!!!) Let's just say that having to reboot the phone every day or every few days gets really old after a while.
So those are the major annoying things that would definitely keep me from buying another Transform. My wife's Evo Shift has a similar issue with the battery life while roaming, but the speed, touch screen responsiveness, memory and overall operation are SOOOOO much better. I wish I had spent the $49 for a similar phone.
I don't know if I can wait another 14 months until my contract is up and I can upgrade the phone. I might just have to plop down the money now and ditch this junk and ease my headaches for the next 14 months.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I actually have a countdown until my Sprint upgrade is available.
It's slow. I can't run any apps.Read more
When I first got this phone, it was supposed to have a wonderful camera, unbelivable...Read more