Samsung Transform Ultra is again a low cost smart phone for cost sensitive consumers, available from Sprint. The phone has all the necessary features a phone of this category should have. In fact it has something extra such as front facing VGA camera, which is not generally seen in a device of this range.
Running Android 2.3 and gently boasting of Qualcomm 1 GHz processor, this phone is a smooth choice for many a lot. Lets dig a little deep and find out what this entire phone has to offer.
- Low cost business phone within reach of masses.
- Slide down qwerty keypad, for all those, who desist typing on display pop up keyboard.
- A front facing VGA camera generally not found in a phone of this price range and category. Good if you do lot of Video chat or conferencing.
- A little thicker at 0.55 inch, probably due to keypad at the back.
- Small screen size (just 3.5 inches), which could be a little hindrance while browsing web or reading mails as such.
- Low screen resolution (320×480). Only available in Aluminum gray color as of now.
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Qualcomm 1 GHz processor
- 3.5 inch HVGA display panel
- 3 Mega Pixel (rear) camera, front VGA camera
- 3.5 mm audio jack at the top
- Memory – 2GB card preinstalled
- microSD Memory card slot for expansion up to 32 GB
- Slide down qwerty keypad
- WiFi, Stereo Bluetooth
- CDMA 800/850/1900 (3G compatible)
- Talk time – 7 hrs max
- Battery 1500 mAh Li-Ion
Features worth mention
Slide away qwerty keyboard
A slide away qwerty keyboard for all those who dislike screen keyboard typing. So get better view of the text and content while typing even on relatively smaller display panel.
Auto Landscape / Portrait switch
Some people while typing, browsing net or other wise needs constant switch from portrait to landscape mode and vise versa. They have to manually press a key to get this effect going. But not anymore with Transform Ultra, since this change is automatic in this device!
This phone has inbuilt satellite based GPS guiding system. What that means is no more asking for directions on the way to reach destination.
Customizable UI with Sprint ID and vast app accessibility
With customizable Sprint ID, you can customize your phone as fast as it can get and change wallpapers, apps, widgets, etc at the touch of a button. Also with Android Gingerbread you have access to around 250,000 apps over the web.
The phone is still not out and it’s rumored that it shall be available by 14th of November.
This phone is suppose to be price at $80 (on contract), but again the real picture will only be clear once its launched.
Samsung Transform Ultra is a must buy phone for price conscious populace who are looking value for money in smart phone segment. Although the display size is bit small and phone little bulky due to ingrained keyboard, still its safe to say that phone is worth every penny spent buying it.