Specs summary


The Samsung R540 Renaissance 's screen is 2.1 inches with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.


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

1+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

16 MB

Internal memory is 16 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 10.5 days standby time, 230 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Mobile Syrup

An affordable device that has a couple nice features

from Mobile Syrup

The Telus Samsung R540 is an affordable device that has a couple nice features that puts this just above an entry level flip phone....


The Telus Samsung R540 is an affordable device that has a couple nice features that puts this just above an entry level flip phone.

To begin the review, this feels good in the hand and also is relatively small. Overall dimensions of the R540 is 92.46 x 47.00 x 17.53mm and is only 3.32 ounces. So the point is that this won’t get in the way of feeling heavy in your pockets. On the outside you’ll notice it has this mirror look to the faceplate, this brings a bit of needed style to the R540. In addition, an old school clock proudly shows the time on the exterior display (96×96 resolution). Apart from the clock, this shows the artist, song and any messages you have.

The internal screen is 2.1 inches and has a resolution of 176 x 220. The keypad is nice and big, so it’s perfect for when you want to dial your contacts or text buddies. The max number of characters allowed for a text is 123. The one great thing about this device is that it’s so incredibly easy to use. You have to literally open the box, put the battery in and turn it on and start using. Not to complicated and challenging. Of course, this also comes with the standard features such as calendar, clock, contacts, games etc.

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Full Specs

Release date June 3, 2009
Regions available Canada
800/1900 MHz
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 16 MB
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.04 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
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 230 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.3 x 4.7 x 1.8 cm (3.7 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 94 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.1 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 96 x 96 pixels, 1 inches, 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 Yes
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 Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge Yes
Main Camera
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
4x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels)
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers 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
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-R540

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