Verizon Samsung Sway full specifications and images

Now take a look at this, the cool looking Verizon Samsung Sway SCH-u650, there are many names for this phone like Samsung Sway or simply Samsung U650.

This is Verizon’s latest mobile phone and must admit is a cool looking slider, it has a brushed steel silver finish and a 2-megapixel camera with NightShot, other features include A2DP stereo Bluetooth support, media player functionality, 2.2-inch display, V CAST Music with Rhapsody service, mobile web, personal organizer, IM, bilingual interface in English and Spanish, microSD card up to 8GB included, 270 minutes talktime, 312 hours standby plus so much more.

The Samsung Sway from Verizon will be available to buy from October 14th for $69.99 after a mail-in $50 rebate; you will have to take out a two-year contract agreement. Please read the full press release and check out the images below.

Press Release:


Slim, Silver Slider Phone Packed with Non-Stop Music Entertainment and a 2.0 Megapixel Camera/Camcorder.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS — Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless network, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced that the Samsung Swayâ„¢ will be available for order today online at www.verizonwireless.com, in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, and by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN. This stylish phone comes packaged in a slim slider design with a silver finish, and it will be in stores for purchase on Oct. 14.
Verizon Wireless customers can use the Sway as an MP3 player to access more than 5 million songs that can be side-loaded from their PCs to their phones with a USB cable using V CAST Music with Rhapsody. Most music downloaded onto the PC using V CAST Music with Rhapsody is free of digital rights management software, which means the music, can be played on multiple devices.

The Sway’s 2.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom comes with NightShot to enhance the camera’s capabilities in dark environments. The phone features a camcorder; Bluetooth® wireless technology for certain profiles; and video, picture, text and IM messaging options to help customers capture special moments and stay connected to friends and family.

Key features and capabilities of the Samsung Sway from Verizon Wireless include:
Media Center-capable — downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more

Mobile Web-capable — customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more

Mobile IM capabilities
Text, picture and video messaging
Bluetooth profiles supported: headset, stereo, hands-free (car kits), serial port, object push for vCard and vCalendar only, basic imaging, basic printing and phonebook access profiles
2.0 megapixel camera with NightShot
Expandable memory up to 8GB with external microSDâ„¢ card slot
Hearing aid compatibility = M4
Bilingual user interface (English and Spanish)

Personal organizer with calculator, calendar, alarm clock, world clock, stop watch and notepad
Dimensions: 4.15” (h) x 1.96” (w) x 0.47” (d) with standard battery
Weight: 3.56 ounces
Display: 2.2”
Usage time: up to 270 minutes with standard battery or
Standby time: up to 312 hours with standard battery
Verizon Wireless has priced the Sway to be available for $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, customers can visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Source — Samsung Mobile — Images Via here


52 thoughts on “Verizon Samsung Sway full specifications and images”

  1. toni says:

    Is anyone else finding that the battery life isn’t good. Mine won’t stay charged an entire day! And i’ve had the battery replaced 3 times already.

  2. Andy says:

    It seems like a great phone. I am Getting mine Wensday. It will be a change for me since i always text, and have had the EnV2, and the voager =\ But it seems tight ha

  3. Dan says:

    It’s pretty easy to text on, although the response time of the text is slow. Calendar is just like every other phone. you can add events and such, but nothing spectacular. It’s a really good phone, I’ve had it for about a month, and no major gripes. My battery life isn’t spectacular, but it gets the job done

  4. krissy says:

    yeah i like this phone too.. i have had for almost two months and the battery life isnt too great but whatever it gets through the day and yeah the texting is a little delayedd 😮 but one thing i cant figure out how to do is how to zoom when taking a picture!! AHH!! help?!?!

  5. Nick says:

    this phone is pretty nice battery life is not that good but to zoom while your taking the picture go to options then go to the resolution and set that lower. the lower you set it the more you can zoom in my advice is not to zoom so the picture will look better. great phone!

  6. amanda says:

    i love this phone. i agree that texting is a little delayed because i text a lot and pretty fast and it tends to skip letters on me but other than that i love it and it works great.
    but i have a question. what does that little silver thing do that goes into the charging spot for the phone?? it came with my phone but i have no clue what its for.

  7. Nick says:

    that little silver thing plugs into where you charge your phone and it let you listen to music threw head phones you can see where to plug it in on the side of the little silver thing its a little black hole

  8. Ben says:

    This is a good phone the texting is alright dont worry about that i send 2-10 text messeges a day and it works fine. nice bright big screen nice phone.

  9. My step mom just got this phone, and i’m sooo jealous! haha i’m getting mine in two days and i cannot wait. i’m a little weary about the battery life though. that sucks that it’s not very good, but i guess no phone is ‘perfect’. whatev. I still love it (:

  10. Emily says:

    I’ve had this phone for a couple of months now. I love that its light, stylish, and has a fantastic camera. I agree that the texting is slow, I can usually text a word or 2 ahead of t9 but its manageable. My only issue is that the batter dies at the end of the day. I rarely make more than 2 or 3 calls (I’m more of a texter) but that absolutely kills the battery. I’m going to buy a new battery this week and hope for the best.

  11. Ben says:

    Hello, I’m getting my phone in a couple of days and i was wondering if you can set a song or a clip of a song as the ring tone and exactly how long is the battery life?

  12. Matt says:

    I have had a lot of issues with the battery. I had the phone replaced once two days after i got it, and then had the same problem and have had the battery replaced. I just decided to look and see if this is a recurring problem. I wouldn’t advise getting this phone. It is a slick phone, i like it but the battery is absolutely awful. Samsung definitely need to work on something to get the battery issue resolved. It doesn’t get anywhere near the standby time or talk time they have listed for it in the specifications.

  13. Jeff says:

    I’ve had this phone for a little over a week, and the battery life is terrible! This is what happened yesterday: I left my phone plugged into the wall charger for about 10 hours overnight. I unplugged it at about 9 AM the next morning, and during the day, I received one call that lasted 19 minutes. By 11 PM that night, the battery was dead, and the phone turned off. I’ll be returning this.

  14. sarah says:

    i love the phone. i’ve had it a few months. but i was trying to figure out how to set differnt text message ringtones for different contacts. but i cant figure it out!!! i dont know if its even possible. anyone else have any luck with this???

  15. olivia says:

    i recently got this phone and i think it’s pretty great. i’m having problems figuring out how to add music/pictures with the expandable memory, however. i just bought a micro sd card tonight and tried transferring some music from my comp to the phone, but it’s not working! 🙁
    can someone help?? do i need software or something?

  16. Matt says:

    I’ve owned this phone for a few months and it’s so-so. The battery lasts up to ~15 hours just sitting turned on doing nothing, but texting/calling eats up the battery fast. —- TO USE A MICRO-SD CARD for pictures and music, simply insert the card, then go into the Settings & Tools menu and press 9. Then you can edit your save options and move things to your card. Use a standard SD adapter to read them in a PC. —- CUSTOM RINGTONES are also possible using a bluetooth or USB connection; tutorial can be found here: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1456857

  17. Jena says:

    I got this phone in November because I thought it looked really cool and I’m a high school student who loves to be unique and seeing as though noboby has ever heard of it before I decided to give it a try. I loved it from the beginning. It’s got a sleek metalish design and it functions really well. The menu has been re-done specifially for this phone and it’s really easy to use and personalize. I do however have a problem with battery life. The battery only lasts a maximum of one day, so I have to charge it every night. It’s not a huge problem considering that I’m texting on the phone all day… and that brings me to the other problem that i have with it. When I’m writing a text message the phone is seriousally slow and it takes a little bit for the typed letters to appear on the screen and since the keys are so small and cramped together I make a lot of mistakes and I tend to send messages that have a few mistakes in them. Again, it’s not a huge problem but it kinda annoys me.

    And now for the positives of the phone… since it is a music phone it has great speaker that allow for some really good quality of music playback or just for ringtones, which custom ones are very easy to get for this phone. Also, the camera takes some quality pictures but its hard to set them as a wallpaper because on most phones it will automatically format the picture to fit the screen but on this phone it just puts it on as-is and it is rather small and hard to see. Also concerning the wallpapers, I wouldn’t use an animated wallpaper because those kill the battery and this phone has a short battery life as it is. The phone also has a great internal memory so you can store a lot of pictures while also having a lot of contacts, however it only allows you to have about 80 messages in your inbox but thats okay because you can just delete them… who needs to keep 300 in there anyways? its just a waste. I love the big, bright screen and I’ve had it for about 3 months now and I carry it around in my bag durring school so I was nervous that the screen would get all scratched since it’s on the outside but there are only a few tiny scratches on it. I’ve also dropped it a few times on accident… but who doesn’t? and nothing really happened, just a little paint scratched off the back but thats nothing major.

    So to sum it up, I think the advantages of this phone outweigh the disadvantages. It’s a great phone for any age because it’s so easy to navigate and it also looks very stylish. Good job samsung! 🙂

  18. Ben says:

    well… olivia… first thing you have to do with your card is to format it on your phone so the music folders and other folders will be created by the phone. Next step is to open up the memory card on your computer (I recommend that you use a card reader). After that, drag your music into your music folder on the card (depending on the size). Then remove your card from your computer and place it back in your phone. Go into your music library on your phone and your songs should be listed as when you put them on. =] i hope this helps and if any more questions… just ask…

    Good Luck Olivia!!!!!

  19. Jordan says:

    Although this phone is very slick, I would not recommend it for anyone. The screen becomes unlocked too easily in your pocket, resulting in 6 new ring tones your pocket decided to buy. The battery life is a joke, I barely talk on it and it lasts 2 days max. I wish I could return this phone but there is a restocking fee. Heavily considering switching out of verizon.

  20. rob says:


    this is the worst phone i have ever had!!! LG rules the phone industry it was a horrible mistake to get this peice of $#@^

    1. Sammie says:

      i agree! ive had it for a year, and hate it so much! its my third one! the first two the screen went crazy and shut off compelety and wouldnt turn on and now this one i have now…it was making a weird noise when i slid it and now its stuck up and wont slide back down.

  21. Jake says:

    this phone is the worst thing i have ever had. I was so excited to get the phone because of its great appearance a slick design. i just got it tonight and realized that im going to be paying the $35 restocking fee tomorrow because i can’t stand it. Its like a computer with a virus when you try to text message and im not even ready to find out just how bad the battery is. WHY CAN’T THEY MAKE PHONES LIKE THEY USED TOO! this phone i read is tv ready then why is it like extremely slow to text message???

  22. frodo says:

    ive had this phone for a week now. when i read reviews about it from other people they complained that the texting was bad and tht the battery doesnt hold a charge.

    i send and revieve about 200 messages a day and constantly check my phone to see if anyone has texted me seeing as i dont always feel it vibrate. the battery has been good. i usually have 1-3 bars left when i go to bed at night (after approx. 14-17 hours of it being on)

    the texting good enough unless you plan to text more than 600 times a day. the keyboad is relatively nice, but it is hard to text without looking. the typing does lag, meaning that when you type, the words take a second extra to appear on the screen, which was annoying at first, but i got used to it after about 50 messages.

    THE CALL QUALITY IS AMAZING i make about 2-6 short calls daily and they are good. they only fail in aweful service areas. WHEN YOU MAKE A CALL DON’T COVER UP THE BOTTON OF THE PHONE NEAR WHERE YOUR TALKING! this is where the signal picks up.

    the camera is good. i like the fact that you can save sounds as ringtones.

    its just all over a slick little phone and if ur looking for a quality phone under 100 dollars than it’s perfect.

  23. Anne says:

    I’ve had it for a week now, charged it while it was off when I first received it. Two days later, which only consisted of a few calls and a handful of text messages, I was down to 1 bar of battery life left. I immediately charged it up again and yesterday morning again it was down to 1 bar. I had been expecting it to die on me during the day without the charger but it lasted several hours throughout the afternoon until I got home and plugged it in. If anyone has any luck with the extended batter let me know! I don’t know if its the phone that sucks or the battery.

  24. Bri says:

    After I have taken a picture and saved it on the card I try to zoom in on the picture but I’m unable to. I have changed the quility and resolution on the phone and it still wont work. How do I zoom when looking at pictures that is saved on my phone or card?

  25. mikaylaa says:

    i’m an extremely tech savvy person, but i’m not understanding how to put music on? I don’t see a regular usb port on the phone, do I have to go get a whole new cord just to syync music?

  26. Kim says:

    I bought this phone in January and so far I have exchanged the battery and have had 2 replacement phones because of the battery. Each phone I have is inconsistent with the battery life. Some days I charge it and by mid day it is down to half power and I haven’t even used the stupid thing. Other times, It will say I have full power for 2 days and then I make a call and it is beeping at me that the battery will die any minute. I am so upset because I love the phone but this is freaking ridiculous.

  27. the reason you guys are complaining about the battery life is because everytime you slide the phone open or closed it uses more battery power and just touching it uses battery power, it’s just a sensitive phone that uses a lot of battery, there’s nothing wrong with your batteries. just turn down your brightness and that’ll help save it or stop messing with your phone so much.

    does anybody know how to make a picture you have taken full screen as the background?

  28. Bri says:

    I have tried the zoom/rotate in the options menu it will allow me to rotate the picture but not zoom in. Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong?

  29. Maria says:

    i just got this phone yesterday.i like it for the most part but i dont know how to put music on it and no one seems to be able to help. 🙁 could anyone help me out please!

  30. wisper says:

    Battery issue fixed. i have the sway and love it. what i found is after you charge the battery remove it from the phone for about 10 seconds then put it back in, and it will last for a couple days. i use the phone to the max and would not trade it for a stupid Iphone. hope this helps all you sway lovers!

  31. wisper says:

    to put music on this phone you will need a cord that you cant find. so what i did was got a micro card reader and micro card (both for $13 at freddys) then used computer to put music onto the micro card. Works fast and great

  32. Jennnn says:

    I have this phone and i love it. but can someone please tell me how to change my background picture to full screen instead of partial screen? PLEASEEEEEE. it would be very helpful!!!!! 🙂

  33. Edd says:

    My recommendation is not to buy the Sway Phone due to its very real and widely reported battery problem. The Sway usually won’t last the day, even with little or no use, such as a few two-minute calls and no texting. It was a little better when new (four months ago) but not much better.

    So far the Verizon store has been adamant about not replacing the phone under the one-year warranty. Its been a very aggravating experience dealing with them even though the phone clearly does not come close to its performance specifications for use time and standby time. The problem is that their in-store test has to show that the phone is bad. It passes the in-store test. They have no long term “real-use” test that would surface the problem we are experiencing. They have to follow their processes. At some point however, the manager is authorized to use his/her discretion and replace the phone to keep the customer happy. This hasn’t happened. I’m not sure it will happen. We continue to test. Note that the only problem talked about here is the battery problem. If the battery is OK, the phone will connect. Even though this is an attractive phone and has some good features, if it won’t turn on and have reliable standby and talk time, the phone is worthless for our needs.

    My best advice is to avoid these problems from the start if you depend on a phone that needs to be usable for the day. Do your research and select a different phone. I wish I did.

    If Samsung has fixed this problem, I wish they would let us know. Perhaps newer deliveries of the Sway don’t have this problem. I can’t tell by dealing with Verizon representatives and their website doesn’t mention the battery problem that many, many people have complained about. If it is fixed, and the fix is known and the phones exchanged, a lot of negative publicity would be avoided,

  34. Edd says:

    Update from Edd,

    The phone got a firmware and tower list (Preferred Roaming List) update from Verizon. After 3 days, the battery is still good and the phone appears fixed. I don’t know whether it was these fixes or if it had to do with Verizon removing and recharging the battery. (One method the blogs talk about to cure the battery problem is to remove the battery for 10 seconds before or after charging. It appears to correctly reset something in the phone that allows a full battery charge or reduction in idle current).

  35. Sarah says:

    I figured out how to zoom/rotate the pictures but how do you save them that way? i hate having my pics sideways and i want them to save after i rotate them.

  36. Stephanie says:


  37. Paige says:

    Ok so i like this phone but i need help..i been trying to get this taylor lautner wallpaper from the internet on my phone. i have it send the web address to my phone so i can down load the picture. but when i click view/download….it dont download..so i tried the other option which is they send the picture to your phone with a text. well the picture never shows up…so please help….i really need help.

  38. DBurns says:

    My son has all his music on his sway phone and i’d like to get him a bluetooth so he could listen to his music without wires and answer the phone. Does anyone know of one that……is compatible and has these features at a low cost say $30 – $90

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