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Samsung Freeform 4 review

Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear about Samsung cellphones? Probably not something with a full QWERTY keyboard. And yet that’s exactly what the Samsung Freeform 4 is. It has a 2.4-inch 320x240 screen, a 2-megapixel camera, and the aforementioned keyboard. It’s also priced to sell.

What’s good about it is that not only does it have a proper keyboard that can be used to type out long e-mails or text messages with whenever necessary, but it also has a number of useful shortcut keys such as those for messaging and the calendar feature. It even has a hardware shutter key for the built-in camera.

The fact that it uses a low resolution panel for its display is a bit disappointing, but then again, it doesn’t really get in the way of usage. Besides, you can hardly do much better if you look around its price range, anyway.

Need to Know: Samsung Freeform 4

1. Comes with a full QWERTY keyboard that has a number of useful shortcut keys. (The Good)

2. Has a hardware shutter key for the built-in camera. (The Good)

3. Uses a low resolution screen. (The Bad)

4. Has a very limited amount of internal memory. (The Bad)

Operating system
Screen Size
2+ MP

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

Samsung released the Freeform 4 on June 5, 2012.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Freeform 4 user manual here.

Samsung backs up the Freeform 4 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Freeform 4 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Samsung Freeform 4's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

80 MB

Internal memory is 80 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 12 days standby time.

Freeform 4 Specs

Release date June 5, 2012
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 80 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.97 W/kg
Body: 1.07 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.1 x 6.0 x 1.1 cm (4.4 x 2.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 68 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung Freeform Pro, Samsung SCH-R390, Samsung Comment II

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