Samsung Captivate Glide Review
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.
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: 126.96.36.199
Build Number: GINGERBREAD.UCKI3
Samsung Captivate Glide Video Review:
- Reasonably priced
- Fast HSPA+ speeds
- Useable physical keyboard
- Below average 720p video recording
- Flimsy build quality
- Paltry internal storage
5. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
This is a cool smartphone. I miss keyboards. I want one.
6. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
i like the landscape touchwiz! that would look great on my sgs2!
7. Netolic (Posts: 139; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I have the skyrocket.... should i return this phone and exchange it with captivate glide?
8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
if you're not getting LTE coverage i would trade it for either this or the Galaxy S II.
9. Forsaken77 (Posts: 542; 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.
10. johnlim.b4l (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)
great looking phone, hopefully I can get it soon.
11. Dr.Kirby (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)
I have this phone now. Works beautifully and I Love the keyboard
12. forkpuppy (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)
Does this have that ugly Pen Tile display on it?
13. kanagadeepan (Posts: 590; 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...
SAMOLED+ > SAMOLED(Pentile) >= SLCD_RGB >>> LCD_Pentile...
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,,