Samsung Intensity III Review and Price

Samsung has launched another, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, feature phone and named it Samsung Intensity III (also known as Samsung SCH-U485 and Samsung U485 Intensity III). This is a CDMA phone and Samsung has launched it with Verizon wireless. The Intensity III is a pocket-friendly phone which comes with MIL-STD-810F certification.

Samsung Intensity III

The highlights of this phone are: durability, 2.4 inches screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2 MP camera at the back, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity etc. Let us explore the specifications of Intensity III in detail

Features of Samsung Intensity III


The Samsung Intensity III runs on proprietary platform which is backed with 128 MB RAM and 256 MB ROM. If you are concerned about storage capacity, well don’t worry as it can be increased up to 32 GB through microSD card slot located on the right side of the phone.

Display and Measurement

The Samsung Intensity III has 2.4 inches display. Its display offers 256 k colors and supports 167 ppi pixel density of screen resolution. This device measures 112 x 54 x 14.5 mm and weighs around 115 grams (including battery).


The Samsung Intensity III comes in black color and it is MIL-STD-810F certified rugged phone. It means this device is dust proof and shock proof. Moreover, it can handle extreme temperature. The exterior body of Intensity III is made of 80% recycled material. Its slide-out keypad is very helpful in terms of typing a message or clicking pictures without using dedicated camera button.

Battery Back-up

The Samsung Intensity III features standard 1000 mAh Li-Ion battery which offers talk time of 5 hours and lasts up to 300 hours during stand-by mode.


Samsung Intensity III review

If you are expecting a high-end resolution camera, well you have to live with only 2 MP rear-facing camera with 9x digital zoom feature. Your clicked pictures can be set as wallpaper or picture IDs. Apart from clicking pictures, this camera can be used for video recording also. The new Intensity III does not have secondary camera.

Data and Connectivity

The Samsung Intensity III is a CDMA phone and runs on CDMA 800/1900 MHz and CDMA 2000 1x MHz frequency bands. It supports 3G (up to 384 kbps) and Bluetooth v3.0 with EDR technology. This device also has microUSB v2.0 port.

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Box Contents

Sales package includes following items:

1) Samsung Intensity III handset

2) 1000 mAh Li-Ion battery

3) Charger

4) USB cable

5) Warranty card

6) User guide


Rugged phone

Slide-out keypad

Reasonable price

Samsung Intensity III price


Does not support Wi-Fi

2 MP camera rear-facing camera without autofocus and flash

No front-facing camera

No ambient light sensor

Price and Availability of Samsung Intensity III

After getting a mail-in discount of $50 this phone will cost you around $79.99 (with a 2 year agreement). It is backed with 1 year warranty.

Final Words

There is no doubt that it is an advanced version of its predecessor i.e. Samsung Intensity IIand it is a part of another feature phone family. There is no doubt that it is good phone with good price, but I wish it could have high pixel density, Wi-Fi connectivity and secondary camera also.Keep adding your information or views about Samsung Intensity III and Happy Reading!