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Samsung BlackJack II Review

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Performance:

Thanks to its dual-core 260MHz Arm 9 processor, 128MB of RAM, and 256MB of ROM, AT&T’s 3G network isn’t the only blazing fast thing here. The BlackJack II responded to our commands without hesitation and programs loaded very quickly.

Reception was good throughout our test as we managed to get signal even in those areas where you wouldn’t expect any.

Sound quality was just as solid as the rest of the performance. We were able to hear the other person loud and clear both through the speaker and the speaker phone. The receiving end could hear us just as good.

One of the biggest concerns with the BlackJack was the short battery life and if it would carry over or be improved. Well, we’re glad to say that the battery life is the latter. We were able to get 9 hours and 12 minutes of talk-time out of a single charge. With heavy usage, the BlackJack II managed to last us well into the second day before it needed a charge. When it was used moderately, we managed to get four days out of the battery.


Conclusion:

Samsung took what many loved already with the BlackJack and made an evolutionary step forward keeping the same known design while greatly improving on the features. As far as performance goes, it’s solid with quick responses, great reception, clear sound, and strong battery life. It’s a definite winner in our eyes and keeps up with the competition by providing the same capabilities while adding some that others are lacking.

Pros

  • Great sound quality
  • Long battery life
  • Faster performance than the BlackJack
  • Video Share
  • GPS

Cons

  • Keyboard and navigations keys are cramped
  • Lack of WiFi
  • Poor picture quality
  • Video Share can only be used with other Video Share capable handsets
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)


How did PhoneArena did the red one?

posted on 12 Feb 2008, 16:36

2. ddd (unregistered)


Does anyone know if the Blackjack 2 has a back-lit keyboard? Thanks

posted on 28 Mar 2008, 03:00

3. Alex Jacuzzi (unregistered)


I just wanted to say that while trying out the phone in the store before settling for a LG CU515, the keyboard was spaced out much-much better that the Treo 650's. I would have actually said the spacing between the keys was a pro if I had typed a review

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Samsung BlackJack II

Samsung BlackJack II

OS: Windows Mobile Standard 6.0
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Display2.4 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Dual core, 260 MHz, ARM9 processor
128 MB RAM
Size4.40 x 2.30 x 0.40 inches
(112 x 58.5 x 10 mm)
3.52 oz  (100 g)
Battery1700 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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