The Samsung Convoy SCH-U640 features a 1,000 contact phone book with room in each of the entries for two email addresses, notes, five phone numbers and a street address. The callers can also be organized into groups and paired with a photo ID and any one of 20 polyphonic ringtones. Other basic attributes of the phone include a calendar, an alarm clock, a world clock, a calculator, a speakerphone, a stopwatch and a notepad along with text and multimedia messaging.
Additionally, the Convoy features loads of other attributes like stereo Bluetooth, PC syncing, speaker-independent dialing and voice commands, instant messaging and chat, mass storage and POP3 e-mail support. The phone comes with integrated GPS and you can connect with Verizon VZ Navigator too. In all, the phone has a strong set of features and you can access the push-to-talk network of Verizon as well.
The 2 megapixel camera on the Convoy is capable of taking pictures in five resolutions ranging from 1600x1200 to 160x120. Other editing features include three quality settings, five color effects, four white balances, spot metering, a self-timer, a 10x digital zoom, brightness meter and an adjustable ISO. The different shooting modes of the phone are autoshot, panoramic, divided multishot and a collection of shutter sounds. The camcorder, on the other hand allows very little editing options. Multimedia message videos are captured at 60 seconds, but can be shot for a longer time in standard mode.
Photo quality from the Convoy is good with bright colors with no noticeable image noise. But without a flash, you must shoot in enough light to get a good quality image. Videos are fine, though not brilliant. You can also transfer the images from your phone in a message by Bluetooth or wired connection into your PC. Moreover, Verizon offers you an online album. The Samsung Convoy has an integrated shared memory of 90MB that can be extended up to 16GB via microSD cards.
Being an EV-DO phone, the Convoy SCH-U640 supports a full set of Verizon 3G services such as the V Cast Music with Rhapsody and streaming video content. The player attributes of the Convoy include repeat and shuffle modes, and the V Cast Music will suggest other songs to you based on your favorite playlist. The phone also features an airplane mode, which allows you to listen to your tunes even when you are far above the ground. The Convoy can be personalized with additional display themes, wallpaper and banners. However, the Samsung SCH-U640 does not actually come preloaded with any games or apps, but you can download options from Verizon via the WAP 2.0 browser.