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Samsung Delve

Oct 30, 2008
Market status
Release date
Nov 5, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: U.S. Cellular, Alltel


No pros


  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Samsung Delve has a 3" touchscreen and the Touchwiz interface, known from other touch Samsung phones. It features 2MP camera, Bluetooth, microSD slot and full HTML browser.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 4.57 x 2.17 x 0.48 inches (116 x 55 x 12 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.63 oz (103 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (147 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 155 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 40.04 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Night mode, Burst mode, Frames, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.15 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC


  • Talk time:
    • 4.70 hours
      the average is 14 h (828 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.6 days (350 hours)
      the average is 17 days (417 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh


  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
  • USB:
      • Yes

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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  • Officially announced:
    • 30 Oct 2008

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SCH-R800

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