Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G

8/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G's screen is 3.65 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.


There is a ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

1024 MB

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


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2100 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 8 days standby time, 180 minutes (2G), 180 minutes (3G).

The prepaid Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G features a compact build, 4G LTE, and plenty of photo-editing options.

- Lynn La , Cnet 

Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)


Reliable, but held back by outdated Android OS

from Cnet

The Galaxy Admire 4G is the best Android 2.3 handset in MetroPCS' $100 lineup. That is saying something, since the carrier has several of these devices. It's even better than some Android 4.0 phones too; for example, it beats the ZTE Avid 4G because the display is much more responsive and the processor makes it run more smoothly.

However, what will trump all these choices is the upcoming LG Motion 4G (and you can consider the LG Optimus M+ for its better camera, though it costs $30 more than the Admire 4G). Don't let the Motion 4G's summer release date put you off -- not only does it... Full review

Phone Scoop

It may be small in size, but it's big on functionality

from Phone Scoop

The Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G mostly succeeds. It is a solid little phone that gets nearly every feature right. The hardware, though somewhat thick, is solid and easy to use. I wish the display were better (and bigger, for that matter), but it really is a good phone for the price. The Admire passes the signal, calling, and battery tests with above-average marks for a MetroPCS device.

The only significant flaw I can find is the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It’s old and outdated. Google offers a much-improved version of Android, you just won’t find it here. Android 2.3 w... Full review


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I say this phone is excellent. i just got it a few days ago. Its a decent size and i think its a very good phone for the price. I definitely would say this is a great phone And ah i just love it! I especially like that it's white. I would recommend this. If you had the old samsung admire im pretty... More
I say this phone is excellent. i just got it a few days ago. Its a decent size and i think its a very good phone for the price. I definitely would say this is a great phone And ah i just love it! I especially like that it's white. I would recommend this. If you had the old samsung admire im pretty sure you would like this one even more! Good camera good speed and everything. it's just great. Less

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Full Specs

Release date December 6, 2012
Regions available USA
800/1700/1900 MHz
1700/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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Processor ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
1 GB
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.78 W/kg
Body: 0.68 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2100 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 240 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
180 minutes (2G)
180 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.5 x 6.2 x 1.2 cm
(4.5 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 5 grams
(0.2 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 480 pixels
Pixel Density 158 pixels
Size 3.65 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
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 HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
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
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, Exposure value, Cartoon, Scene mode, Metering
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, QCP, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, DivX, FLV, AVI
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
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Pocket Express, Play Store, Rhapsody, Quickoffice, Total Protection, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-R820, Galaxy Admire LTE

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