Samsung a870

8/10 AVG.
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8/10
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The Samsung a870 currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 72 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Other
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
No
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)



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Samsung released the a870 on August 26, 2006.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung a870 user manual here.


Samsung backs up the a870 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
No

The Samsung a870's screen size is Unknown with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
30 MB

Internal memory is 30 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 8 days standby time.

Samsung a870 Specs

Overview
Release date August 26, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 30 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.47 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 4.8 x 9.3 x 2.2 cm (1.9 x 3.7 x 0.9 in)
Weight 90 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 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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 Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-A870

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Excellent Phone

I have had a few samsung phones and this one solidified the reason why I keep buying them! I am not very careful with my phone and I have had a Samsung A870 for two years now and it definately takes a beating and keeps on working! I have gotten this phone went, dropped it on cement.. and it still keeps...More
I have had a few samsung phones and this one solidified the reason why I keep buying them! I am not very careful with my phone and I have had a Samsung A870 for two years now and it definately takes a beating and keeps on working! I have gotten this phone went, dropped it on cement.. and it still keeps working! I have found though that when you are sending a text message and someone tries to call you.. the phone freezes and the only way to get it to turn back on is to take the battery out and re start it... Highly reccomend this phone! Less
eBay

good the phone works good

from eBay
the phone that was sent works good and that's good i tried a couple of places before and they screwed me over so a good phone makes me happy. thanks
eBay

Takes baths and keeps on Working

from eBay
I have dropped this in bath water, drinking water and toilet water over the past year and with the exception of the up vol side button not working all other functions and buttons work. The effect on phone is minimal as a downward press of side vol button brings of vol control and key-pad quickly allow...More
I have dropped this in bath water, drinking water and toilet water over the past year and with the exception of the up vol side button not working all other functions and buttons work. The effect on phone is minimal as a downward press of side vol button brings of vol control and key-pad quickly allows upping the vol. The best cell drying is to remove battery and place phone into dry rice or an OFF gas oven (the driest place in your home) or in both(a bowl of rice in an OFF gas oven--even better. Max dry time is 3 days minimum is one day. Great phone--Bluetooth works great with voice command so driving is safer. Less
eBay

product was as described and works well

from eBay
I like the small size of the phone. The phone has great service and has all the features I need. The colors on the phone are very clear. Buttons are a perfect size to be able to text and not hit keys next to each other.
eBay

great phone!

from eBay
great phone! I do know it reaches further up in the mountains than my sprint phone did. so I'm happy with that. seems to be a very good all around phone.
eBay

very bad exprision

from eBay
i am first time bay one cell phone they send me locked phone i want unlocked phone so i send back my phone now iam waiting last 45 day s
eBay

phone

from eBay
it was everything i was told it was and it works greatthere seems to no problems with the phone it still had a very cute baby pic on it
eBay

Excellent basic Bluetooth phone

from eBay
It's a very comfortable phone, much like my old Moto but smaller. The screens look great, and the audio is pretty good. Menu navigation is easy. It has the things I needed, like Bluetooth, speakerphone and camera, without breaking the bank. Battery life is supposed to be miles better than the Razr. I k...More
It's a very comfortable phone, much like my old Moto but smaller. The screens look great, and the audio is pretty good. Menu navigation is easy. It has the things I needed, like Bluetooth, speakerphone and camera, without breaking the bank. Battery life is supposed to be miles better than the Razr. I know people who have Razrs that have to keep an extra charger at work. No thanks. Less
eBay

Good product

from eBay
It rocks cause the audio sould better then some other phones. I like yhat the alarm is countinus. And also the camera is pretty decit.
eBay

phones 2 Own has great products.

from eBay
We like the design and fuctions it has. For instance it has the navagation system. We purchased them to replace our old phones.

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