Samsung Admire Prepaid Android Phone, White (MetroPCS)

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Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the 3G-enabled Samsung Admire is a perfect choice for first-time smartphone users or for budget-minded students looking for an advanced phone with all the features, apps, entertainment and organizational tools they need to excel. You’ll also enjoy affordable, flexible unlimited wireless service with no annual contract and national service from MetroPCS.

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The 3G-enabled, Android 2.3-powered Samsung Admire (view larger).

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Choose from two unlimited smartphone rate plans ($50 or $60) that include unlimited local and nationwide long distance calling, as well extras ranging from international text messaging to visual voice mail. The $60 rate plan also offers Rhapsody Unlimited Music. Learn more about MetroPCS rate plans and features below.

The Admire’s large 3.5-inch touchscreen display is full of beautiful color and responsiveness–every touch is smooth and fluid as you scroll to your desired location. An 800 MHz processor gives you all the speed you need for multitasking. And you’re never far from the latest updates on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare, and all your favorite social networking contacts. (Learn more about Android 2.3 below.)

Other features include Wi-Fi networking, GPS for navigation, a 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth 3.0 for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion (with included 2 GB card), an MP3 music player, integrated speakerphone, and up to 3 hours of talk time.

Key Features and Specs

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3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder (view larger).

  • Single-core 800 MHz processor
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display (320 x 480 pixels)
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • GPS navigation capabilities with access to MetroNavigator for real-time audible turn-by-turn GPS navigation with 3D route maps, and traffic incident and congestion notification.
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
  • Next-generation Bluetooth connectivity (version 3.0) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 196 MB internal memory (user accessible)
  • 3.2-megapixel camera
  • Video capture capabilities
  • Music player compatible with MP3 format.
  • Unlimited text and picture messaging plus unlimited instant messaging.
  • Web browser (HTML with Adobe Flash support)
  • E-mail access (compatible with Microsoft Exchange corporate e-mail)
  • Organizer tools including calendar, alarm clock, memo, calculator, and stopwatch.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Micro USB connector for PC transfer and charging.
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Hearing aid compatibility = M4/T3.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Admire weighs 4.14 ounces and measures 4.56 x 2.38 x 0.46 inches. Its 1600 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time (8+ days). It runs on MetroPCS 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO 3G frequencies.

What’s in the Box

Samsung Admire handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, 2 GB microSD card, quick start guide


1-year limited warranty

MetroPCS Plans

MetroPCS rate plans offer talk-all-you-want service, include taxes and regulatory fees, and have no annual contract. Also, it’s very easy to change plans at any time. And you’ll get coverage that spans the United States (see this MetroPCS coverage map)

MetroPCS offers seven rate plans with features that vary based on the level of service. Compare the available MetroPCS cell phone plans, and choose the one that’s right for you.

This phone is compatible with the $60 MetroPCS unlimited rate plan featuring Rhapsody Unlimited Music. When you sign up, you’ll be able to listen to any song in a catalog of millions, and even download playlists using the Rhapsody App. You’ll also be able to share playlists with friends via Facebook and Twitter.

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MetroPCS Features Cell Phone Plans 4G LTE Plans
$40 $45 $50 $60 $40 $50 $60
Unlimited Local Make all the local calls you want, any time of day or night.
Unlimited Nationwide Long Distance Call as much as you like to any of the 48 contiguous states and Puerto Rico.
Nationwide Coverage Extended home coverage with unlimited voice and text in more than 11,000 major cities and towns.
Voice Mail Package Combines voice mail with caller ID, call waiting and 3-way calling.
Visual Voice Mail Lists your messages so you can listen to them in the order you want.     *  
Visual Voice Mail Plus Lists your messages PLUS sends them via text so you can read them.          
Unlimited Text & Picture Messaging Mobile-to-mobile text messages plus send and receive digital photos.
Unlimited MetroWEB Surf the Web in your hand using MetroWEB.
Unlimited Short
Codes & Alerts
Stay connected to your social communities and receive informational alerts.    
Unlimited International
Text Messaging
Send text messages across the globe.    
Unlimited Screen-It See a caller’s name before you answer–even if not in contacts.    
Unlimited Pocket Express News, sports, weather, maps, and more without the browse-and-wait of the mobile Web.          
Unlimited Premium Directory Assistance Find people, restaurants, movies, stores, and more by voice or text search. Maps and driving directions are sent directly on your phone.    
Unlimited MetroNavigator Turn your handset into a powerful GPS navigation tool with audible turn-by-turn driving directions.      
Unlimited Instant Messaging Compatible with AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger.      
Unlimited Loopt GPS Friend Finder Find your friends (using real-time maps) and share what’s up on the go.      
Unlimited E-mail Access E-mail on your phone with mail@metro for use with home or business email accounts.      
4G Web You have the freedom to surf the Web in your hand using the 4G Network.            
4G Video On Demand Get instant access to TV shows, news, sports and entertainment to match your on-the-go lifestyle with Video On Demand from MetroSTUDIO.            
Included Multimedia Streaming Access Enjoy additional streaming on your MetroPCS phone.         100 MB 1 GB Unlimited
Rhapsody Unlimited Music* Enjoy unlimited access to 12 million songs.          


* Android-only feature


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  • 3.5-inch LCD display
  • 3G-enabled, Android 2.3-powered smartphone in gray. Enjoy talk-all-you-want service with no annual contracts via affordable, flexible MetroPCS rate plans. compatible with Rhapsody Unlimited Music plan
  • Wi-Fi networking. GPS for navigation. 3.2-MP camera/camcorder. Bluetooth stereo music. microSD expansion. MP3 music player
  • Up to 3 hours of talk time, up to 200 hours (8+ days) of standby time. released in August, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, 2 GB microSD card, quick start guide
  • 3G-enabled, Android 2.3-powered smartphone in gray with 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • Enjoy talk-all-you-want service with no annual contracts via affordable, flexible MetroPCS rate plans. compatible with Rhapsody Unlimited Music plan

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