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Samsung Reality

Apr 19, 2010
Market status
Release date
Apr 22, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon


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  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Low pixel density screen (155 ppi)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture




The Samsung Reality U820 is a slider with a full QWERTY keyboard tucked away under the 3" 240x400 pixel TFT touchscreen display. It has social networking widgets for Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube on the homescreen, as well as an HTML browser and 3.2MP camera.

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  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.23 x 2.09 x 0.59 inches (107 x 53 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.59 oz (130 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 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:
    • 44.91 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Mirror, Self-timer
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, Panorama, Night mode, Frames, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA)


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.128 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1080 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), MySpace, Twitter


  • 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, E911
  • Navigation:
    • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • Computer sync
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD


  • Officially announced:
    • 19 Apr 2010

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This device is also known as Samsung SCH-U820

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