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Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate

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Although the two devices pack on 5-megapixel cameras, there is just one minor difference between the quality on both devices. With the Fascinate, there is a subtle haziness with its captured shots, but it's not evident with the ones taken with the Continuum. As a whole, images shot with both devices have a respectable amount of detail which is complemented with some rich looking color tones. And with closeups or macro shots, the cameras are capable of focusing correctly to capture some exquisite looking details. However, the Continuum does a better job of illuminating the scenery with its LED flash over the Fascinate.

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

Camera interface of the Samsung Continuum


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

Camera interface of the Samsung Fascinate


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Samsung Continuum

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Samsung FascinateSample pictures - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
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Samsung Fascinate
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Samsung Continuum indoor samples


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When looking at the vast high-end Android offerings on Verizon's lineup, the Samsung Continuum and Fascinate undeniably shoot straight to the top with their stunning video recording prowess. Able to shoot in 720p at a rate of 29 frames per second, there's lot to like about their performance as they establish some nice looking visuals that adjust exposure according to the scenery. All in all, the two smartphones tastefully complement one another with their sharp looking video recordings.

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Looking further into it, their music players aren't different at all as they display the customary set of items as a song is being played – like the album cover and track information. But with the Fascinate, it offers a rotating coverflow-esque interface in landscape when it's activated in the options menu of the player. Conversely, the Continuum relies on the ticker display to constantly provide you quick access to its controls at any given time – but it lacks the coverflow interface of the Fascinate. Audio quality from their rear speakers are no different from one another as they're capable of pumping out slightly stronger tunes over the competition.

Samsung Continuum - Music players - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
Samsung Fascinate - Music players - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
Music players - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate

Samsung Continuum

Samsung Fascinate

 

Music players


There is no arguing that Super AMOLED displays are the most conducive for watching videos, especially when they radiate iridescent colors, but the Samsung Fascinate's larger sized panel can easily steal the show. Still, we managed to load a movie trailer encoded in MPEG-4 1280 x 720 resolution with both handsets being more than ideal thanks to their smooth playback and high detail. So depending on your taste, you might lean towards the Fascinate, but it's not to say that the Continuum isn't a reasonable vessel.

Playing movies on the Samsung Continuum - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
Video playback on the Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate

Playing movies on the Samsung Continuum

Video playback on the Samsung Fascinate


Now even though the Continuum offers 2GB of internal storage with another 8GB thanks to its preloaded microSD card, it's not as good as the 16GB microSD card included with the Fascinate. Regardless, it should nonetheless appease the most casual of users out there.


Software:

With their affinity for everything Bing, as opposed to Google, some may be alienated by Verizon's choice of siding with Microsoft's offerings. Luckily, the Android Market is in full force to quickly enable you to download a plethora of Google or third party apps to undoubtedly supplement the apps that are installed on the smartphones out of the box. These include things like Blockbuster, City ID, Kindle, Need For Speed Shift, Skype, ThinkFree Office, and Voice Commands powered by Nuance. In addition, Verizon of course sprinkles its own offerings with VZ Navigator, V CAST Videos, V CAST Music, V CAST Tones, My Verizon mobile, and 3G Mobile Hotspot – the latter of which allows you to share data connectivity with other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Apps on the Samsung Continuum - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
Apps on the Samsung Continuum - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
Apps on the Samsung Continuum - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
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ThinkFree

Apps on the Samsung Continuum


VCast - Apps on the Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
Apps on the Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
VZ Navigator - Apps on the Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate
Apps on the Samsung Fascinate - Samsung Continuum vs Samsung Fascinate

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Apps on the Samsung Fascinate



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posted on 17 Jul 2011, 21:43

1. hey26 (unregistered)


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

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