Samsung Freeform 5

AKA: Samsung SCH-R480, Samsung Comment 3
6/10 AVG.
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 1 review

What's good

  • QWERTY keypad
  • Comfortable design

What's bad

  • Sub-standard display
  • No WiFi

The Samsung Freeform 5 is a candybar-style, basic feature phone that offers a 2.4 inch, 160x120 resolution display, QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera, and a talk time of up to 6 hours.

The Freeform 5’s QVGA display was not well received by most reviewers. “Its screen's QVGA, 320x240-pixel resolution looks unfocused and colors are dull, without gradients,” according to CNET.

The phone's four-row QWERTY keyboard consists of individual raised, contoured keys and a familiar layout. “The Freeform 5’s responsive, compact QWERTY keyboard is a fairly good one, as far as the button layout goes,” CTNTechnologynews said.

Other features include Bluetooth 3.0, WAP browser, Caller ID readout and music player.

If you really want an old-school style QWERTY phone, the Samsung Freeform 5 is an option. However, reviewers suggest considering others. “Consider buying the Samsung Freeform 5 if you really need a QWERTY feature phone, but rival handsets will get you about the same experience for less,” CNET said.

Specs summary

Screen
2.4"

The Samsung Freeform 5's screen is 2.4 inches with 320 x 240 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
1024 MB

Internal memory is 1 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a 1000 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 14.6 days standby time, 360 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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Samsung Freeform 5 R480 (Cricket) Great Condition, Fully Functional, Clean ESN

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140

Samsung Freeform 5 Great Condition, Fully Functional, Clean ESN

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  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located In: USA
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Reviews summary

6/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 1 review

What's good

  • QWERTY keypad
  • Comfortable design

What's bad

  • Sub-standard display
  • No WiFi

The Samsung Freeform 5 is a candybar-style, basic feature phone that offers a 2.4 inch, 160x120 resolution display, QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera, and a talk time of up to 6 hours.

The Freeform 5’s QVGA display was not well received by most reviewers. “Its screen's QVGA, 320x240-pixel resolution looks unfocused and colors are dull, without gradients,” according to CNET.

The phone's four-row QWERTY keyboard consists of individual raised, contoured keys and a familiar layout. “The Freeform 5’s responsive, compact QWERTY keyboard is a fairly good one, as far as the button layout goes,” CTNTechnologynews said.

Other features include Bluetooth 3.0, WAP browser, Caller ID readout and music player.

If you really want an old-school style QWERTY phone, the Samsung Freeform 5 is an option. However, reviewers suggest considering others. “Consider buying the Samsung Freeform 5 if you really need a QWERTY feature phone, but rival handsets will get you about the same experience for less,” CNET said.

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Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)

Responsive QWERTY, outdated feature phone

from Cnet (about 1 year ago)

There's absolutely nothing wrong with a feature phone, and for heavy texters with smaller hands, the Freeform 5's responsive, compact QWERTY keyboard is a fairly good one, as far as the button layout goes. However, Samsung and U.S. Cellular do customers no favors with a proprietary software design that... More

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