Specs summary

Screen
No

The Samsung SCH-i830's screen is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
520MHz

There is a Intel Bulverde 520 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 2003SE operating system (OS).

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, SD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time, 180 minutes (2G).



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Amazon

The difference between your casual blackberry and a REAL Mobile Intelligent Terminal.

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Now let me just start by saying that I've been with Sprint Nextel for 4 years now, mostly because the company I work for switched wireless provider and I get associate discount. Anyway I've had almost every single PDA, Smartphone, MIT Sprint has to offer. My first phone was the Treo 650 with Palm OS... More
Now let me just start by saying that I've been with Sprint Nextel for 4 years now, mostly because the company I work for switched wireless provider and I get associate discount. Anyway I've had almost every single PDA, Smartphone, MIT Sprint has to offer. My first phone was the Treo 650 with Palm OS. I prefer larger, bulkier devices rather than the small Blackberry Pearl or Palm Centro. Which were my last 2 phones. So to fix the problem I got this Samsung IP-830w. I've seen it before but because of the pricey tag of $500 (with contract extension) I was not able to get it. Yes, it's quite big compared to newer devices but it also has more features than most. This mobile intelligent terminal is loaded with Windows mobile 5.4. Atleast mine was. There's an update available from the home page of the Internet Explorer to 6.1 and you can also update live search, MSNBC, MSN live, so on. There's also the Picsel browser which I think is one of the best apps this device has to offer. Browsing the web is easier and so much fun. Picsel doubles as a document viewer. The device is Navigation compatible and various apps are available to download at different prices. Like with most smart devices Sprint Navigation is not compatible, but trust me, you won't miss it. Just buy a better one from the store app. Handmark Pocket Express is amazing on this device and provides you with free accurate maps, news, weather and so much more. The devices screen is large and displays an ok resolution. Nothing to get exited about really, the screen is fairly larger than most. The device itself has no video capabilities, atleast not out of the box. If you like streaming videos from YouTube mobile then you can buy a video streamer from the apps store. Once that's set you'll be ready to watch your vids in high res full screen. As far as the phone quality goes, I've got no complaint. It's not superb but better than the Palm Centros. As far as international features, which are the main attraction, the ability to control the settings with such ease makes this device better than most international blackberrys. The device also supports expandable memory. A mini SD card. Which is pretty good considering you can swap cards from other devices like your digital camera to view them or share media on the go. Up to 2gb are supported. With such a big size I wonder why there isn't a camera. It's not a big deal because I carry my Nikon and most smart devices now don't have a camera powerfull enough to replace a real one. So if your looking for a Blackberry alternative or you travel outside the US then this device is a must try. To sweeten the deal you can get this for less than what it was going for when it first came out. Less
Amazon

Very Good Global Phone

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I obtained this phone last December when my company changed wireless providers from Verizon to Sprint. Because my job requires me to travel on a global basis, they selected the IP-830 phone for me. After being a faithful Treo user for years, I was curious to see how the Windows Mobile platform woul... More
I obtained this phone last December when my company changed wireless providers from Verizon to Sprint. Because my job requires me to travel on a global basis, they selected the IP-830 phone for me. After being a faithful Treo user for years, I was curious to see how the Windows Mobile platform would compare. I've been very pleased with the phone. It's easy to use, fairly intuitive, and is a great travel companion. Because of the Windows Mobile package and the ability to receive email, I am often able to leave my laptop behind for short business trips. It's global functionality is very simple. Change the band to International and it's good to go. On my first trip overseas with it, I got off the plane in Brussels, turned on my phone and received a text message from Sprint International telling me how to make calls back to the US. Nice job sprint. The slide down keyboard is nice, although it is not as tight as I would prefer it to be. The screen is easy to use with the stylus and is my preferred method of use. Sound quality is good, not great, but not bad. My only gripes about the phone are it is a little top heavy and when using the extended life battery. I would recommend you keep both of them fully charged if you are going to use it as much as I use mine. (Probably over 2000 minutes per month, plus over 1500 text messages) Also, don't try to use aftermarket chargers, they simply won't work. I've through three of them and had to come back to the OEM charger. Don't waste your time trying any others. Text messages are very easy with the onscreen or drop down keyboard. We're in the process of begining to use them as a modem for our laptops, I'll report back on how that goes. Web brousing is very easy to do, and with the ability to change the screen from portrait to landscape, easy to view websites as they are on an actual computer. It's quite iphone-ish in that sense. I have yet to find a decent bluetooth headset for the phone that doesn't sound like I'm a thunderstorm or cave. Overall I think this is terrific phone and if you travel overseas it is the ideal mix of phone and data coverage. Less
Amazon

Pretty Good

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While it is a pretty big phone I really don't mind it much because it has so much functionality and I am able to comfortably surf the web and check my web mail and send text messages. The world clock is kinda useless, it doesn't have too many cities listed and I typically don't have it on display.... More
While it is a pretty big phone I really don't mind it much because it has so much functionality and I am able to comfortably surf the web and check my web mail and send text messages. The world clock is kinda useless, it doesn't have too many cities listed and I typically don't have it on display. As this has a Microsoft operating system be prepared to reboot about 2x a week on average. Also the VoiceSignal program is really terrible, it never gets my voice command right and is totally useless. Other than that, the sliding keyboard is great and while it's hard to use it with one hand after a while I was able to train myself to do so. The PDF viewer is amazing, very cool application. The battery life is not that great, and the extended battery practically doubles the weight of the phone, so keep a charger with you where you go - of course it was impossible to find a spare charger for this phone and I searched high and low before I found a car charger that was compatible. Overall, its a fun phone and keeps me well connected. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date April 4, 2005
Regions available
Networks
GSM:
900/1800 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, 1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 2003SE

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Processor Intel Bulverde 520 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
128 MB
RAM 64 MB
ROM No
GPS Yes
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.17 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Extended Battery, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery, Stylus
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
180 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Dark Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.2 x 7.1 x 1.5 cm
(5.2 x 2.8 x 0.6 in)
Weight 181 grams
(6.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 500 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Internet Explorer Mobile
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info SD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats WMV
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Unknown
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps -
Included Software / Apps Yes
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung IP-830W, Samsung i830

Features: Service light, ActiveSync, SD i/o support, TTY/TDD options. Windows Mobile 2005 in Samsung IP-830W.
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