Specs summary

Screen
5.7"

The Samsung Galaxy Round's screen is 5.7 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.3GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2800 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 15.4 days standby time, 960 minutes (2G), 960 minutes (3G), 720 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



Reviews summary

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RATING
Based on 3 reviews

What's good  

  • Zippy performance with no lag
  • Curved design makes it easier to hold and use
  • Excellent color reproduction and brightness

What's bad  

  • No noticeable difference between curved screen vs. normal screen
  • Processor warms up quickly due to TouchWiz interface

With fierce competition among Android smartphones, Samsung's Galaxy Round stands out from the crowd as being the first "flexible" phone with a curved display, beating out the LG G Flex by a couple months. The term flexible is a bit of a misnomer as reviewers explain that the phone is not actually bendable. At 5.9 x 3.2 x 0.3 inches, the Round almost has the same dimensions as the Galaxy Note 3, but due to the overall curved design of the Round, reviewers actually found it more pleasant to hold, use and put in their pockets.

The 5.7-inch display offers the same 1080p HD resolution and 386ppi pixel density as the Note 3. As with all Samsung devices, experts found the colors vibrant though a touch oversaturated and the screen bright and easy to read. Still, reviewers couldn't see any obvious benefit of a curved screen over a standard one. As Trusted Reviews states, "On a TV, it's about creating greater image depth…but that's simply not going to work on a screen this size."

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At the core of the phone there's a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. The combination of the two provides an experience that Sam Mobile describes as "one of the fastest devices we've used." Critics did not notice any lag when multitasking or using processor intensive apps. Their only issue was that the device would get warm during heavy usage, mainly due to Samsung's TouchWiz interface. A 2800mAh battery keeps the phone running for 4.5 hours in battery draining tests. In real life testing, reviewers clock it more in the 11 hour range for moderate usage. For added insurance, the battery is removable so users can keep an extra charged battery on hand if necessary. It also comes with 32GB of internal storage and a micro-SD slot.

Most reviewers agree that while the Samsung Galaxy Round is a solid performer, the curvature doesn't necessarily make it stand above other Samsung phones or even other Android phones. Tech Radar states, "Yes, the screen is fantastic and it has a zippy overall performance, but there's not much to gain from having curved screen apart from sitting nicer in the hand…" Android Authority adds, "it's definitely not worth buying the Galaxy Round for its shape alone…However, even if you ignore the curve, the Round is a great phone."


Reviews


TrustedReviews

Delivers a snappy and speedy performance

from TrustedReviews
The Samsung Galaxy Round isn’t 'the' curved smartphone to get excited about. Yes, the screen is fantastic and it has a zippy overall performance, but there's not much to gain from having a curved screen apart from sitting nicer in the hand or in the pocket. It’s currently only available in Korea and that’s not necessarily a bad thing because there’s clearly still work to be done... Full review
Android Authority

A slightly redesigned Galaxy Note 3 without an S Pen

from Android Authority

The Galaxy Round is a very limited release, and Samsung has expressed no intention to make it available outside South Korea. You can get it unlocked from specialized retailers though, if you’re willing to pay a premium for the privilege of owning such a rare piece of kit.

As with the LG G Flex, it’s definitely not worth buying the Galaxy Round for its shape alone, because the curved screen doesn’t really change the way you use the phone. Yes, it has a nice wow factor, but that tends to wear off after a while, or even turn into an annoyance. However, even if you... Full review

NDTV

A step toward mobile devices

from NDTV

Samsung's promotions for the Round say the curve makes it easier to grip the giant phone. But when answering calls, I could barely notice a difference from a flat screen.

Two new features make use of the display's curve only when the Round in screen-off mode is placed on a flat surface, allowing it to be rocked like a cradle. Tilting the device to one side displays its battery status, time, missed calls and unread emails. But to check emails, I had to unlock the Round and go to the home screen.

The second feature is music playback. You can skip to the next song or go b... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 9, 2013
Regions available USA, Asia, Europe, Australia
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
850/1800 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB Flash
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.63 W/kg
Body: 0.69 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 720 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 720 minutes
3G Surfing Time 480 minutes
4G Surfing Time 600 minutes
Talk Time Up to:
960 minutes (2G)
960 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 15.4 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Luxury Brown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.1 x 8.0 x 0.8 cm
(5.9 x 3.2 x 0.3 in)
Weight 154 grams
(5.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 386 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Glove friendly screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Unknown
Any Key Answer Unknown
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 Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 3.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out HDMI
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-portrait, HDR
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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