Sprint now offering Samsung Intercept for $99.99 after 2 year contract
source: Sprint via AndroidAuthority
2. oddmanout (Posts: 436; Member since: 22 May 2009)
did some research out of curiosity and from what i'm hearing, this phone has some major downfalls. No flash, rev 0, no live wallpapers, low resolution, bad(or no) GPU, unresponsive soft keys, mediocre battery life and the list goes on... but on the plus side, it doesnt look half bad (aside from the spacebar placement on the keyboard). I wouldnt buy it but i can see first time android users somewhat enjoying it. If it has this many problems at launch, who knows what problems it will have down the road. C'mon sammy. Dont neglect your customers. It just worries me more of how things will be when the EPIC comes out.
3. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
this is an entry level android device, not every phone that comes out should have everything. Not every customer can afford 4G or fancy devices much less need them, plus do you think Samsung themselves would build a phone so similar to the epic for less money and expect it to compete?
4. oddmanout (Posts: 436; Member since: 22 May 2009)
i know its entry level. thats why I said I can see first time android users enjoying it. What I'm saying is that for a phone that is supposed to replace the better spec'd moment, there are way too many downfalls and if samsung wants to produce quality to their products, than they should fix as many problems that is wrong with the device as possible and not neglect their users like they have with the samsung moment. There are tons of entry level phones that produce far more quality and actually address their problems for improvement. I know the features aren't comparable to the EPIC's and its not supposed to, my deal is that samsung is known to leave people hanging when it comes to supporting their devices. If this is how they are going to act, how would you expect for them to treat problems with the EPIC 4G. Things like the unresponsive soft keys, the rev 0 data, and battery life are just three things that can be fixed with updates (had samsung chose to address them). Fixing these issues don't take away from the fact that its an entry level device. The EPIC will always be superior to this. But thats no reason to produce less quality.
5. twashington4 (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2010)
If there was a chance this phone would have Android 2.2 and Rev.A data, this would be a decent mid-range device, other than than they are just forcing us to get a Samsung Epic and pay the extra $10/month 4G fee. I don't like being backed into a corner, but I guess that is the nature of the business.