Samsung Transform Ultra

AKA: Samsung SPH-M930
7/10 AVG.
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The Samsung Transform Ultra gives Boost Mobile users a powerful, keyboarded Android smartphone to take advantage of the carrier's inexpensive plan pricing. - Alex Colon, PC Magazine  
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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 3 reviews

When it isn’t busy churning out models meant for either the high-end or the entry-level smartphone market, Samsung spends its time producing devices for the mid-range segment. Models just like the Samsung Transform Ultra. The successor to Samsung’s very own Transform, this phone improves on its predecessor in more ways than one. So how does this mid-range Android slider for Sprint perform?

The Ultra comes with support for CDMA networks and EV-DO Rev. A data, meaning it isn’t meant to be used by globe-trotters who aim to spend any amount of time overseas. However, at home where the Transform Ultra works, it works quite well. With a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, it offers plenty of power for something that’s designed for those on a budget. It also features a 3.5-inch HVGAtouchscreen display, 2GB of internal memory, 3-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 1,500 mAh battery.

One of the most useful features is its slide-out QWERTY keyboard. No matter how great the virtual keyboards get, they will probably never be able to fully replace hardware keyboards with real, tactile alphanumeric buttons. The QWERTY keyboard is a boon for mobile messaging, for sure. So if you’re the kind of person who constantly types on your phone, you’ll be able to spend plenty of quality time with the Samsung Transform Ultra.

With all of that said, this smartphone does lack certain high-end features. But then again, it wouldn’t be a mid-range model if it didn’t. Samsung is well aware of the needs of users in the mid-range segment, and through this device, that’s exactly what it is willing to give.

Need To Know: Samsung Transform Ultra

1. Comes with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard which makes it useful for messaging buffs. (The Good)

2. Offers plenty of bang for the buck. (The Good)

3. Very limited amount of internal memory at 2GB. (The Bad)

4. Default operating system, although still powerful, is an outdated version of the Android software. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
3.5"

The Samsung Transform Ultra's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.
Storage
952 MB

Internal memory is 952 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 14.5 days standby time, 420 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

Samsung Transform Ultra SPH-M930 - Black (Sprint) Smartphone

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140

Samsung Transform Ultra SPH-M930 - Black (Sprint / Ting ) Origianl packaging

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140

Samsung SPH M930 Transform Ultra - Gray (Sprint) Smartphone BRAND NEW

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140

Samsung SPH-M930 Transform Ultra - Gray (Sprint) Smartphone

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140

Samsung Transform Ultra SPH-M930 - Black (Sprint) Smartphone - Framily Plan!!

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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 3 reviews

When it isn’t busy churning out models meant for either the high-end or the entry-level smartphone market, Samsung spends its time producing devices for the mid-range segment. Models just like the Samsung Transform Ultra. The successor to Samsung’s very own Transform, this phone improves on its predecessor in more ways than one. So how does this mid-range Android slider for Sprint perform?

The Ultra comes with support for CDMA networks and EV-DO Rev. A data, meaning it isn’t meant to be used by globe-trotters who aim to spend any amount of time overseas. However, at home where the Transform Ultra works, it works quite well. With a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, it offers plenty of power for something that’s designed for those on a budget. It also features a 3.5-inch HVGAtouchscreen display, 2GB of internal memory, 3-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 1,500 mAh battery.

One of the most useful features is its slide-out QWERTY keyboard. No matter how great the virtual keyboards get, they will probably never be able to fully replace hardware keyboards with real, tactile alphanumeric buttons. The QWERTY keyboard is a boon for mobile messaging, for sure. So if you’re the kind of person who constantly types on your phone, you’ll be able to spend plenty of quality time with the Samsung Transform Ultra.

With all of that said, this smartphone does lack certain high-end features. But then again, it wouldn’t be a mid-range model if it didn’t. Samsung is well aware of the needs of users in the mid-range segment, and through this device, that’s exactly what it is willing to give.

Need To Know: Samsung Transform Ultra

1. Comes with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard which makes it useful for messaging buffs. (The Good)

2. Offers plenty of bang for the buck. (The Good)

3. Very limited amount of internal memory at 2GB. (The Bad)

4. Default operating system, although still powerful, is an outdated version of the Android software. (The Bad)

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Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

The Transform Ultra offers better overall performance than its predecessor

from PhoneArena (over 2 years ago)

Samsung has done a good filling the mid-range Android slot in Sprint’s lineup, and the Transform Ultra is a worthy successor to the Transform. It does not set out to make any radical changes, just offer better overall performance than its predecessor. With a faster processor, more memory and a better... More

  7/10

The Transform Ultra is a reliable midtier device

from Cnet (over 2 years ago)

The Samsung Transform Ultra is a likeable QWERTY slider for Sprint. With Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a good keyboard, and a fair $80 price, the phone will satisfy those looking for a keyboarded midrange smartphone that also has a good in-hand feel.

  7/10

A powerful, keyboarded Android smartphone

from PC Magazine (over 2 years ago)

The Samsung Galaxy Prevail was the first really solid smartphone in Boost Mobile's low-cost lineup. The Samsung Transform Ultra beefs things up under the hood, while adding a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for frequent messagers. Call quality isn't top-notch, but it's an otherwise excellent option for users... More

  8/10

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