Samsung Galaxy Reverb Specs



Samsung Reverb aka the SPH-M950 is headed for Sprint and its Virgin Mobile subsidiary with specs suggesting a low to mid-range handset. The phone is equipped with a 4 inch WVGA display. Under the hood we find a single-core Qualcomm 1.4GHz MSM8655 processor with 768MB of RAM on board. The Samsung Reverb also features 4GB of ROM and a pair of cameras (5MP on back and 1.3MP on front). Android 4.0 is installed out of the box.

This device is also known as Samsung SPH-M950


  • Thick body (0.45 inches)

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Size: 4.0 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
Technology: TFT
Screen-to-body: 57.88 %
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor


System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655
Processor: Single core, 1400 MHz, Scorpion
GPU: Adreno 205
Internal storage: 4GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 64 GB
OS: Android (4.0), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Device type: Smartphone


Capacity: 1700 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable


Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 5 MP (Autofocus)
Flash: LED
Video recording: Yes
Features: Video calling
Front: 1.3 MP
Dimensions: 4.82 x 2.53 x 0.45 inches (122 x 64 x 11 mm)
Weight: 4.5 oz (128.0 g)


Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.0
Wi-Fi: Yes
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Hearing aid compatible: M4, T4
Location: GPS, A-GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer
Other: Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Aug 03, 2012
FCC ID value: A3LSPHM950
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.69 W/kg
Body: 1.01 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.01 W/kg


Aug 22, 2012
Officially announced: Yes
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User Reviews

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Rating breakdown (out of 10)
Was Good but Jelly Bean killed it now LOL
Phone owned for less than a year

Oh well was good until they updated from ICS to Jelly Bean and I truly think it was the update that ruined this cell.
Previously it was fine for me in midrange cells like the HTC ONE V but the Update made the cell MUCH SLOWER IN BENCHMARKS, USAGE AND NOW IT HAS RANDOM REBOOT ISSUES.
I sent it back to Virgin and got a New Boxed one with JB already formatted on it and it was still no good with reboots and occasional freezes.
So I figured send it to Samsung and they will take care of me LOL! After TWO CONSECUTIVE REPAIRS IT STILL HAS PROBLEMS and they claim its Virgin software add ons doing this. Nobody seems to care now especially Virgin. They should've stayed with ICS since it was stable but unless rooted good luck.
But the screen is fine and Benchmark for CPU is about 1650 and is IDENTICAL to Samsung Ring internally except for ram. Why do they always mess up your phone and then expect YOU to pay for a new one! Virgin serves the JB Update and Ring has the EXACT same problems now too.
Using Performance Benchmarks lets you see EXACTLY where these cells fit in the power and performance range. You can download the Passmark Test from Google Play yourself and run several for an average but make sure all open Apps are closed and reboot once. Then about 15 to 100 people submit these Benchmarks for every phone around and the guys Average them out so they are right on. Individual tests for CPU, Disk and Memory writes, with 2D & 3D Video comprise the OVERALL Passmark System Performance. Seems to be that around 2000 Passmark is the perfect match for great performance overall.
LG Optimus V @ 537
Old HTC One V @ 1100
Samsung Reverb/Ring @ 1324 (identical internals)
Samsung GT-I8190 (Mini S3) @ 1320
Samsung Victory (SPH-L300) @ 1608
Samsung Galaxy S2 (SPH-D710) @ 1788
Samsung Galaxy S3 (SPH-L710) @ 2074
Google LG Nexus 4 @ 2556
Google LG Nexus 5 @ 3768
IPhone 4S @ 1600
IPhone 5 @ 3612
CPU RATING is as follows:
LG Optimus V @ 564
Old HTC One V @ 1370
Samsung Reverb/Ring @ 1720 (identical internals)
Samsung GT-I8190 (Mini S3) @ 3133
Samsung Victory @ 3948
Samsung Galaxy S2 @ 4300
Samsung Galaxy S3 @ 4795
Google LG Nexus 4 @ 9757
Google LG Nexus 5 @ 13,996
IPhone 4S @ 8867
IPhone 5 @ 22,693

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It worked once... before the OS update then is went snail slow
Phone owned for more than a year

Ok when i first bought his phone was great then there was a system update that broke it. Constent freezng where the screen becomes unresponsive, its very slow, So slow as it can take 15 seconds for the keyboard to come up for you to type anything. Oh and also random restarts wile your useing the phone or it will just power itself off with 50% battery.

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The best possible phone you could buy new for $99
Phone owned for less than a month

I have only had the phone for a week but I'm very pleased. It does anything I need it to do and does it quickly. I previously had the htc one v but due to the $99 sale price of the reverd I returned the one v. I am happy I did. I didnt think I would notice the slightly faster cpu but it was a lot more noticable than you would think. Also the gpu performs much better even though it is the same one in the one v. I mainly play hot shots 2 and 3 which ran well on the one v but feels a good deal smoother on the reverb. Even benchmark apps show a difference. I read other wise but in my short time with the reverb I notice I get better quality pictures and video than the one v did. It is missing many of the nice camera features the one v had though. I only have two complaints with the reverb. The first is I tend to mess up typing but I found if I dont use the tips of my thumbs like I normally do and actually use the pad of my thumb the problem goes away. It's not a problem in landscape mode though. The second is the phone is very slippery. I have already had it pop out of my hands twice. It's nothing a case won't fix. The review wouldn't be complete without a mention of the screen and battery. Neither are great but they are nowhere near bad. The screen isn't super crisp like the one v but it is nice and the colors are very good and better in my opinion. The battery is also pretty good. With moderate use it will last all day easy. On cyber monday I spent 5 hours easy of heavy internet searching before it got close to needing a charge. Its a no brainer at the price I paid but even at $199 I think its worth the extra $50 over the htc one v. I must mention that apps can no longer be moved to sd card. I wish I knew that before I splurged on a uhs 1 64gb card. It's not the fault of the phone though. Android 4.0 no longer supports it.

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