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Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate

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Interface and Functionality:

Aside from some minor widget omissions found on the Samsung Continuum, the core platform experience is no different from one another seeing that we're presented with TouchWiz 3.0 running on top of Android 2.1. Thanks to their wicked fast 1GHz Hummingbird processors, navigating around the two phones is so effortlessly accomplished – which is visibly seen with their smooth scrolling between homescreens and instantaneous application launches. Naturally, personalization is all there at your disposal with the wealth of live wallpapers, widgets, and shortcuts. In the end, there's nothing too compelling that can be found with one handset to drastically catapult it over the other. Still, the experience is top notch as any veteran Android user will quickly take a liking for their peppy nature.

The interface of the  Samsung Continuum - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
The interface of the  Samsung Continuum - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
The interface of the  Samsung Continuum - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
The interface of the  Samsung Continuum - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate

The interface of the Samsung Continuum


The interface of the  Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
The interface of the  Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
The interface of the  Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
The interface of the  Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate

The interface of the Samsung Fascinate


Needless to say that social networking is a high priority item with both devices, but they both have their very own unique offerings to distinguish themselves. With the Fascinate, it boasts the “Feed and Updates” widget that aggregates a variety of content in one centralized hub – plus, it allows you to even post messages to your accounts simultaneously. Conversely, the Continuum's ticker display quickly enables you to view a myriad of content without turning on the handset – which can save on juice in the long run. But when you click the ticker display, it'll instantly power on the handset and jump straight into showing your activity between social networking accounts, RSS feeds , and upcoming events.

With its larger sized display, some will appreciate the real-estate offered by the Fascinate – especially when using the stock Android keyboard in portrait or landscape. However, both handsets pack on the Swype keyboard which makes the experience of inputting text no different from one another. After mastering its unique method, we didn't have any problems in composing any lengthy messages. 


Internet and Connectivity:

Some will probably cry knowing that both handsets lack support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, but it shouldn't be long before they receive the wholesome goodness of Android 2.2 Froyo. But in the mean time, the web browsing experience on both devices is still pretty exceptional as they even manage to tastefully replicate a kind of a desktop-like experience with support for Flash Lite – meaning that some Flash elements will load up. Apart from that, we're treated to some fluid looking kinetic scrolling and responsive multi-touch gesture support for zooming in/out. However, the Continuum's better pixel density provides better clarity with text, but it doesn't matter when you go into a zoomed in view.

Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
Web surfing with the Samsung Continuum - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
Web surfing with the Samsung Continuum - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate

Web surfing with the Samsung Continuum


The web browser of the Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
The web browser of the Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
The web browser of the Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
The web browser of the Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate

The web browser of the Samsung Fascinate


These dual-band (800/1900 MHz) CDMA and 1xEV-DO Rev. A devices will primarily be used domestically in the US, but for those trips abroad, you can always rely on using their 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi for faster data connections. Still a rarity in itself, both smartphones offer the next best thing with Bluetooth 3.0 on board to enable a wide range of wireless devices to connect to them. 

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posted on 17 Jul 2011, 21:43

1. hey26 (unregistered)


i strongly agree! :) go continuum!!!! =D

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