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Samsung MyShot R430 review

3.8/10 AVG.

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The Samsung MyShot R430 currently has an Informr score of 3.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

“And in this corner, weighing in at 90 grams (3.2 ounces) and measuring 92 x 47 x 19.6 mm, we have the new Samsung R430….”

The R430 is definitely a basic, no frills clamshell. If you are looking for fun, fancy frills or alliterations, pass on this one. But if you want a durable, great sounding clamshell phone that has buttons you can push without difficulty, a screen you can view without squinting, this phone is fine.

The R430 provides an external screen so you can check the time and other key information without having to open the device, and the internal screen measures 1.9 inches and provides a modest 128 x 160 pixel resolution.

The R430 offers 3 hours of talk time and 325 of standby time.

I do find it a bit ironic that this phone is dubbed “Myshot” and yet it only has a 1+ megapixel camera. Nonetheless, what it does it does just fine.

Keep in mind there are still a great many folks who really do just want a durable, reliable phone, and Samsung obviously knows that. For those people the MyShot R430 is a fine choice.

Operating system
Screen Size
1+ MP

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Samsung released the MyShot R430 on March 27, 2008.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung MyShot R430 user manual here.

Samsung backs up the MyShot R430 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your MyShot R430 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 MyShot R430's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

20 MB

Internal memory is 20 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 13.5 days standby time.

MyShot R430 Specs

Release date March 27, 2008
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
800/1700/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 20 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.78 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
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: 13.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.2 x 4.7 x 2.0 cm (3.6 x 1.9 x 0.8 in)
Weight 91 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 Unknown
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 65k
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 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
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
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
1+ megapixels
2x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
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 No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
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 No ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-R430

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