Spark R83 - Overview

Key Features

  • Ruggedised and waterproof handset
  • 4G Android 4.1 Smart Phone
  • 5MP Main camera
  • 4.0" Capacitive touch panel

Connectivity / Multi Media

Standard SIM card (2FF)

Bluetooth 3 with stereo headset support

FM Radio, MP3 Player and ringtones, A-GPS

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n


5 Mega pixel rear camera with digital zoom and flash

0.3MP front facing camera


Android 4.1.2


4.0" TFT display with Gorilla glass


2500mAh battery (non user replaceable)


4G LTE 1800, 2600 MHz with 100Mbps data
3G UMTS 850, 2100 MHz with 42Mbps data (HSPA-DC)
GSM 900, 1800 MHz
SIM Card SIM supports standard SIM size (2FF)
Operating System Android 4.1.2
Processor 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon with 1GB RAM + 4GB ROM
Memory 4GB ROM with >2.5GB user space, plus up to 32GB expandable external memory using microSD card
Display 4.0" TFT capacitve touch, 800 x 480
Camera Rear camera: 5MP, 5x digital zoom. LED flash.
Front camera: 0.3MP
Image formats jpg, png, gif, bmp
Audio out Earpiece, Speakerphone & 3.5mm headset
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0
GAP, A2DP1.2(source), AVRCP1.4(controller),GAVDP1.2(Initator), HSP1.2(AG), OPP(Client, Server), PBAP1.0(PSE) HFP1.6(AG),OBEX1.1

FTP(server), DUN, MAP(Message Access Profle), HID(Human Interface Device Profle).
FM Radio FM Radio included
Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer, Light, magnetometer
GPS A-GPS, Stand-alone GPS
External Antenna port Yes, patch leads available on Accessories
Battery 2500 mAh Li-ion, user-replaceable
Video codecs H.263, MPEG-4, H.264, 3GP
Audio codecs MP3, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, EAAC, WAV
Size & weight 128.4 x 66.1 x 12.1mm. 160g
Network Lock Not locked
Worst case SAR 1.354 W/Kg in the body position, 10mm spacing
0.814 W/Kg in the head position


The Spark R83 comes with

  • AC Charger
  • USB data cable
  • Stereo headset with microphone
  • Embedded user guide under the Help App

Additional Links:

New Website Accessories page

Where to Buy

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The R83 is available for purchase at Spark shops and dealers.


Download file Version Released
User Guide Ver 1.5 Aug 2013
Warranty Card Oct 2013