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Samsung Freeform 4

Posted
Jul 8, 2012
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Available: U.S. Cellular, Alltel
Discontinued: Cricket

Pros

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Cons

  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Samsung Freeform 4 is a candybar phone, featuring a 2.4'' display, 2MP camera, full QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.1, and music player.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Basic phone
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.35 x 2.39 x 0.43 inches (110 x 61 x 11 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.35 oz (95 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys (2), D-Pad
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter
  • Colors:
    • Black

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 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.

    • 167 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
  • Colors:
    • 262 144

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 480 MHz, ARM11
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.080 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (711 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.0 days (288 hours)
      the average is 21 days (493 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Speakers:
    • Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • WAP

Technology

  • 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, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
  • 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, E911
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Phone features

  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • E-mail:
      • Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • Voice dialing, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 16 Apr 2012
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSCHR390 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.97 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.07 W/kg
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This device is also known as Samsung SCH-R390, Samsung Comment 2


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Comment 2

(For Cricket)
Differences:
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.33 x 2.4 x 0.43 inches (110 x 61 x 11 mm)
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.256 GB
  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (711 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 11.0 days (264 hours)
      the average is 21 days (493 h)

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