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 1024 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14.6 days standby time, 360 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 1 reviews

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.

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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.


Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)


Cnet

Responsive QWERTY, outdated feature phone

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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 was common five years ago. I believe that the user deserves a bump in resolution, a preloaded Facebook app, more pleasing graphics, and yes, even spell check. Samsung isn't the only offender in this, but a shared culpability with other phone-makers doesn't make the Freeform 5 any more... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 26, 2013
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
1 GB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.1 W/kg
Body: 1.18 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time No
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
360 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 14.6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.6 x 11.2 x 1.1 cm
(3.4 x 4.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 94 grams
(3.3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel Density 167 pixels
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
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 Browsing Type WAP
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Brightness control, Effects, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance, Mosaic shot, Exposure metering
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-R480, Samsung Comment 3

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