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Samsung DoubleTime Review

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Samsung DoubleTime Review
On our end, the earpiece’s volume output is extremely low, requiring us to mash it next to our ear to make out voices – also, they’re very mute and indistinct in tone. Fortunately, there’s no problem on the other end of the line and using the speakerphone, since they exhibit good clarity and natural tones.

Moreover, we didn’t experience any dropped calls during our testing.

Packing a 1,200 mAh battery, we’re able to achieve a maximum talk time of 5.5 hours on a single charge, which is slightly less than the 6 hours rated by the manufacturer. On top of that, it’s everyday normal usage is limited seeing that we’re able to barely get by through a normal working day with it.

Conclusion:

Seriously, for $49.99 on-contract, you’re better off investing the money on something considerably better – especially when there are a variety of other smartphones that tastefully show off the beauty of Android. To tell you the truth, the Samsung DoubeTime is somewhat of an injustice in the Android family since it’s packing an aging Froyo build and suffers from a very sluggish overall performance. Yes, its dual-screen clamshell form factor is intriguing, but it simply isn’t accompanied with an acceptable experience. For $50 more, you can experience some of the better smartphones for the carrier – like the LG Thrill 4G or Motorola ATRIX 2.

Android Version: 2.2.2
Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9-perf
Build Number: FROYO.UCKI1

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Pros

  • One of the few dual-screen clamshells

Cons

  • Sluggish overall performance
  • Washed out displays
  • Outdated Froyo build
  • Weak battery life
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posted on 28 Nov 2011, 05:40 1

1. DrMoto (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Yuck! That's one awkward phone...

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 07:41 3

2. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


Copy LG -.-

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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 800 MHz, Qualcomm S1 processor
256 MB RAM
Size4.45 x 2.44 x 0.59 inches
(113 x 62 x 15 mm)
5.22 oz  (148 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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