Samsung Transform Ultra

7.3/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
3.5"

The Samsung Transform Ultra's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

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

Camera
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 useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
952 MB

Internal memory is 952 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 420 minutes (2G).



The Samsung Transform Ultra gives Boost Mobile users a powerful, keyboarded Android smartphone to take advantage of the carrier's inexpensive plan pricing.

- Alex Colon , PC Magazine 

Reviews summary

7.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 3 reviews

When it isn’t busy churning out models meant for either the high-end or the entry-level smartphone market, Samsung spends its time producing devices for the mid-range segment. Models just like the Samsung Transform Ultra. The successor to Samsung’s very own Transform, this phone improves on its predecessor in more ways than one. So how does this mid-range Android slider for Sprint perform?

The Ultra comes with support for CDMA networks and EV-DO Rev. A data, meaning it isn’t meant to be used by globe-trotters who aim to spend any amount of time overseas. However, at home where the Transform Ultra works, it works quite well. With a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, it offers plenty of power for something that’s designed for those on a budget. It also features a 3.5-inch HVGAtouchscreen display, 2GB of internal memory, 3-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 1,500 mAh battery.

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One of the most useful features is its slide-out QWERTY keyboard. No matter how great the virtual keyboards get, they will probably never be able to fully replace hardware keyboards with real, tactile alphanumeric buttons. The QWERTY keyboard is a boon for mobile messaging, for sure. So if you’re the kind of person who constantly types on your phone, you’ll be able to spend plenty of quality time with the Samsung Transform Ultra.

With all of that said, this smartphone does lack certain high-end features. But then again, it wouldn’t be a mid-range model if it didn’t. Samsung is well aware of the needs of users in the mid-range segment, and through this device, that’s exactly what it is willing to give.

Need To Know: Samsung Transform Ultra

1. Comes with a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard which makes it useful for messaging buffs. (The Good)

2. Offers plenty of bang for the buck. (The Good)

3. Very limited amount of internal memory at 2GB. (The Bad)

4. Default operating system, although still powerful, is an outdated version of the Android software. (The Bad)


Reviews (7.3/10 Avg. rating)


PhoneArena

The Transform Ultra offers better overall performance than its predecessor

from PhoneArena
Samsung has done a good filling the mid-range Android slot in Sprint’s lineup, and the Transform Ultra is a worthy successor to the Transform. It does not set out to make any radical changes, just offer better overall performance than its predecessor. With a faster processor, more memory and a better battery the Transform Ultra accomplishes just that. It certainly isn’t the best device Sprint has to offer, but at just $49.99 it is an attractive option to first-time smartphone buyers or parents on a budget... Full review
Cnet

The Transform Ultra is a reliable midtier device

from Cnet
The Samsung Transform Ultra is a likeable QWERTY slider for Sprint. With Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a good keyboard, and a fair $80 price, the phone will satisfy those looking for a keyboarded midrange smartphone that also has a good in-hand feel... Full review
PC Magazine

A powerful, keyboarded Android smartphone

from PC Magazine
The Samsung Galaxy Prevail was the first really solid smartphone in Boost Mobile's low-cost lineup. The Samsung Transform Ultra beefs things up under the hood, while adding a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for frequent messagers. Call quality isn't top-notch, but it's an otherwise excellent option for users looking to take advantage of the low-cost pricing plans on Boost... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date October 7, 2011
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
EV-DO Rev. A
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
952 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM 2 GB
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.62 W/kg
Body: 0.95 W/kg
Languages English, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh
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:
420 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Aluminum Grey
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 6.1 x 1.4 cm
(4.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight 139 grams
(4.9 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 Unknown
Size 3.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features Multi-touch
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Swype
Physical Keyboard Unknown
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 Unknown
Auto Answer No
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, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info VGA
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, AAC+, AAC
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, DivX
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
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 Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm No
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, PPT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Android Market, YouTube, Google-Latitude, Google Maps, Google Search)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SPH-M930

2GB microSD card included
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