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Samsung Captivate Glide Review

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Samsung Captivate Glide Review
While it’s not the best thing we’ve heard, calling quality is manageable enough to make out conversations, though, voices have a subtle crackle sound to them through the earpiece, which is already rather neutral in volume. Fortunately, our callers didn’t have any problems on their end. Finally, the speakerphone is evidently strong in output, but voices have a scratchy tone to them.

Signal strength remained rock steady throughout our usage as it’s able to display roughly 4 out 5 bars during most times in high coverage areas. Furthermore, we didn’t experience any dropped calls either.

Love chatting a lot? Well, you’ll be content with the battery life with the handset seeing that we’re able to get a continuous talk time of 9 hours with a single charge, which beats the manufacturer’s rating of 8 hours. Additionally, its everyday battery performance is rather average, as we’re able to get roughly a day with normal usage. Still, it’s something that’ll require nightly charges to hold a good enough charge for the next working day.


Conclusion:

After seeing nothing but some stellar Android smartphones back-to-back, like the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II and the 4G LTE Skyrocket, it’s hard to imagine the Samsung Captivate getting some credible recognition following those two. Surprisingly enough, it’s able to establish its own identity by proving to be a commendable solution with its useful physical keyboard. Even though it might not have the brand name recognition like its siblings, the Samsung Captivate Glide is easily deemed as a high-end offering with its dual-core processor, HSPA+ connectivity, and vivid Super AMOLED display.

Meticulously looking at its arsenal of features, we’re pleased to see it priced competitively at $149.99 on-contract. Obviously, if you don’t fancy keyboard devices, the previously aforementioned smartphones are great offerings, but if you simply require something with a more physical feel when typing, then the Captivate Glide is surely the right one for you.

Android Version: 2.3.5
Kernel Version: 2.6.36.3
Build Number: GINGERBREAD.UCKI3

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Pros

  • Reasonably priced
  • Fast HSPA+ speeds
  • Useable physical keyboard

Cons

  • Below average 720p video recording
  • Flimsy build quality
  • Paltry internal storage
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posted on 24 Nov 2011, 08:03 3

5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


This is a cool smartphone. I miss keyboards. I want one.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 11:34

6. bucky (Posts: 1341; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


i like the landscape touchwiz! that would look great on my sgs2!

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:07

7. Netolic (Posts: 139; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I have the skyrocket.... should i return this phone and exchange it with captivate glide?

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 12:43 2

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5558; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if you're not getting LTE coverage i would trade it for either this or the Galaxy S II.

posted on 26 Nov 2011, 14:31

9. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I would keep the Skyrocket. You're going to have lte before your contract expires, assuming you got a 2yr contract.

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 19:07 1

10. johnlim.b4l (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


great looking phone, hopefully I can get it soon.

posted on 24 Dec 2011, 14:09

11. Dr.Kirby (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


I have this phone now. Works beautifully and I Love the keyboard

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 23:54

12. forkpuppy (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


Does this have that ugly Pen Tile display on it?

posted on 15 Apr 2012, 11:46

13. kanagadeepan (Posts: 639; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Well, Yes for Pentile... But NO for UGLY... I have used Photon4G before... Its high resolution screen sux with Pentile-LCD... But the beautiful AMOLED reduces the ugliness of Pentile Matrix...

Imho,

SAMOLED+ > SAMOLED(Pentile) >= SLCD_RGB >>> LCD_Pentile...

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 18:18

14. debra.addis (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)


has anyone had problems with talking on it,, I always have to go outside to talk,, my daughter has a metal roof, and I'm wondering if that is the problem, other than that love the phone,, I might try putting a ear piece in with a side mircophone to see if that works,, would hate to have to get rid of it because of that reason,,

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual core, 1000 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size4.90 x 2.50 x 0.50 inches
(124 x 64 x 13 mm)
5.20 oz  (147 g)
Battery1650 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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