Samsung Intensity III

6/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Samsung Intensity III's screen is 2.4 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

480 MHz

There is a 480 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Brew Mobile Platform operating system (OS).

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.


Internal memory is No. 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), 1000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 13 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).

Reviews summary

Based on 1 reviews

The Samsung Intensity III is a basic, CDMA smartphone that you should be able to reliably depend on for all your mobile messaging needs. It runs on Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile platform and features a speedy 480MHz mobile processor, 128MB of RAM, and 256MB of ROM. It comes in the slider form factor and houses a full QWERTY keyboard that can be accessed with a simple flicking motion on its side. And when you don’t need to type out extra long messages, the built-in alphanumeric keypad right below the 2.4-inchQVGA screen should work just fine.

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Despite appearances, the Samsung Intensity III is actually quite feature-packed. Beneath its rugged exterior lies niceties such as GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, e-mail support, and Web browsing capabilities. It even has a 2-megapixel camera with 9x digital zoom for when you need to take the occasional candid photo. Video recording is a feature as well, and files are saved as either MP4 or 3GP.

Those who need something more powerful and even more feature-rich than the Samsung Intensity III may want to look elsewhere. But if you’re a no-frills kind of person who just wants to get stuff done, then perhaps this simple Samsung can provide everything you need.

Need To Know: Samsung Intensity III

1. Comes with useful wireless features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS as standard. (The Good)

2. Included slide-out QWERTY keyboard makes typing out long messages easy. (The Good)

3. Feature-set is very poor when compared with advanced smartphones. (The Bad)

4. Screen is too small for truly enjoyable Web browsing. (The Bad)

Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)


The low specs, flat keyboard, and unattractive look outweigh the Samsung Intensity III's rugged design and call simulator

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Unfortunately, the Samsung Intensity III isn't so "intense." Although it can survive the hard bumps of daily (and sometimes, not-so-daily) use, to be worth its rugged salt, it should be water-resistant as well. In addition, its unattractive look and its all-too-flat keyboard surface are two design flaws I can't get over....


Unfortunately, the Samsung Intensity III isn't so "intense." Although it can survive the hard bumps of daily (and sometimes, not-so-daily) use, to be worth its rugged salt, it should be water-resistant as well. In addition, its unattractive look and its all-too-flat keyboard surface are two design flaws I can't get over.

Ultimately, even though it makes solid calls and has a great call simulator for bad social situations you want to get out of, its low specs isn't worth it. Instead, consider the LG Extravert. It too is a simple feature phone on Verizon's network that has a sliding keyboard, but it has much more comfortable keys.

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Full Specs

Release date July 2, 2012
Regions available USA
850/1900 MHz
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Brew Mobile Platform

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Processor 480 MHz
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM 128 MB
ROM 256 MB
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.66 W/kg
Body: 0.8 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time No
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time 300 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 5.4 x 1.4 cm (4.4 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 115 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
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, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
9x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Frames, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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 Yes
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 Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SCH-U485

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