Samsung 4G LTE smartphone Hands-on
Sadly, we're not all too impressed with the design of the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone since it doesn't provide that initial wow factor with its all plastic exterior. Sure it makes the handset feel extremely light weight, but it doesn't exude that premium feel when you think about a device that's expected to bring forth all the wonders of LTE. In fact, it feels as though it's more of the same and doesn't necessarily embody something drastically original and different.
However, its massive 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display shines brightly amongst the heap as it radiates a blinding luminance that other devices only dream about. Dishing out some crisp details and saturated colors, it has the recipe to instantly awe any wandering bystanders in their tracks. Adding to its monumental tow, it features things like an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, 1.3-megapixel front facing one, 1GHz processor, and Samsung's usual TouchWiz interface running on top of Android 2.2 Froyo from the onset.
Needless to say that the other main attraction about the handset is its support for Verizon's LTE network – which should make the handset fly like no other in terms of browsing the web. Now if you happen to own either the Samsung Fascinate or the Continuum, it's rather difficult to say whether or not if it would be a worthwhile investment for you to upgrade. Its large 4.3” display is indeed intriguing, but then again, Super AMOLED still stands tall amongst the competition out there. However, the biggest contributing factor in purchasing the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone is none other than faster data speeds with LTE. Still, it's going to come down to pricing for the monthly cost for LTE connectivity – which is something that hasn't been released just yet.
Samsung 4G LTE smartphone specifications
2. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
No more Verizon Samsungs for me. :( Android or Verizon doesn't like giving OS updates. Still have 2.1 on the Fascinate. Boooo! Verizon & Android.
3. cdeast (Posts: 5; Member since: 12 May 2010)
You should be blaming Samsung not Verizon or Android they have nothing to do with it.
14. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)
Actually, Samsung AND Verizon are to blame for the delay (and the other carriers for the delays on their respective Galaxy S versions)
Most of the unbranded Galaxy S phones in Europe have recieved their Froyo update.
But the ones that require more carrier customization will take longer to update.
Or you could do what people are increasingly doing, and head on over to the XDA site and get Froyo on there yourself! :) It's really easy.
6. tuminatr (Posts: 682; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
exactly NONE of the galaxy S phone have gotten the 2.2 upgrade in the USA, makes me not want to buy a samsung
4. BarryK (unregistered)
I wanted a couple things for a phone from verizon
1 gig of ram
dual core processor
16gig internal memory
Verizon doesnt even have one phone with those. AT&T does which sucks
7. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)
It will come and att and verizon are getting motorolas. Verizons has 4.3 inch and 8mp with 512RAm hdmi
ATT has 4 inch 1Gig of ram 5mp camera not sure about hdmi
9. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)
yah, you might have shit service, but you will look good in all your glory. ATT SUUUCKS.
16. rayjones09 (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Dec 2010)
Come on now, nobody was thinking of 1 gig of RAM until we heard of this Atrix. Let's be real, we've got along just fine without "1 gig of RAM" for a pretty long time now. Nobody needs that much on a cell phone.
5. tuminatr (Posts: 682; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
yea they do for some reason Phonearena has not reported on it yet its called the Droid Bionic
8. phonefreak (unregistered)
PhoneArena has reported on tha Droid Bionic. Its seems to be the best Verizon phone to come. They reported on it very early yesterday morning you have to look back in the news feed to find the Hands on report.
13. Mike from NYC (unregistered)
Why is everybody bashing AT&T??? I have verizon blackberry from work and in my apartment sucks!!! Big time!!! ItsCDMA technology is great everywhere but buildings.
ATT on the other hand is awesome, it penetrates through metal and cement beautifully. It all depends where you live. In big metropolitan cities ATT and T-Mobile are great. Even Samsung craft 4G has better reception than my BB Curve on VZW.
17. kdlj (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Jun 2009)
Thought abut the iphone, thunderbol tand the bionic. So now this is added to my list and that just makes it more difficult to choose.