Samsung Exhibit 4G Review
For the longest time now, smartphones packing along WVGA displays and 1GHz processors are normally designated as high-end devices, but as technology continues to advance, these once perceived top shelf handsets are now being positioned in the mid-range category. Interestingly enough, that’s exactly where the Samsung Exhibit 4G finds itself at, with its affordable $79.99 on-contract price to make it a clear contender in its product space. Featuring some contemporary hardware under the hood, it combines some of the lovable characteristics that can make any device instantly admired, but more importantly, it needs to excel highly in all aspects to prove itself as a strong contender against its higher-end counterparts.
- Samsung Exhibit 4G
- microUSB Cable
- Wall Charger
- 4GB microSD card
- Stereo headphones
- Start Guide
Not as refined in form compared to the design of the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, the Samsung Exhibit 4G is appreciable with its soft touch feel and acceptable solid construction. Thankfully, its plastic exterior is durable enough to withstand some punishment, and at the same time, it contributes in giving it a good balance in weight. Indeed, it’s not the prettiest thing we’ve seen and could be mistaken as a feature phone, but it’s nonetheless fitting for a mid-range handset.
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Sizing up with a reasonably sized 3.5” LCD display, we’re actually attracted to the fact that it employs WVGA (480 x 800) resolution to produce sharp looking details – though, colors are rather light in tone. Looking at it straight on, colors retain their appearance, but tilting the handset even slightly washes it out. It’s surely nowhere close to the level of AMOLED displays, but it’s more than sufficient for this case scenario.
Bucking the trend, the Exhibit 4G employs three capacitive touch Android buttons, with a tactile physical one used to get back to the homescreen. Moreover, its tucks in a VGA 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for all your video chatting and self-portrait needs.
Around its sides, we find a dedicated power button, 3.5mm headset jack, microUSB port, volume rocker, microphone, and slot loading microSD cards. Luckily, all of its buttons are clearly decent in size and responsive when pressed.
In the rear, it’s sporting a 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash – with three notches towards the bottom end for its speaker. Finally, removing the plastic back cover provides access to its 1,500 mAh battery and spring activated SIM card slot.
1. rishabh (unregistered) posted on 18 Sep 2011, 00:34 0
2. Daggerlily (unregistered) posted on 02 Oct 2011, 19:33 0
The Samsung Exhibit is garbage. My roomate and I opened a new T-Mobile contract and we both chose the violet Exhibit and we have had them replaced three times in a two month period. T-Mobile refuses to let us choose different phones and we are now locked into a contract with phones we cannot even use. Stay away from the Samsung Exhibit, Samsung products, and T-Mobile all together!
3. danybhoy (unregistered) posted on 06 Oct 2011, 23:54 0
I have the Samsung Exhibt, & it works just fine. It has more features then I need, & I'm still figuring out how I can use it better. I like it, & it was between the Exhibit & the LG Optimus. I feel I made the right choice, & I've had no problems. So far, so good, so what.
Also, as for staying away from Samsung products, I love them. Their flatpanel TVs are great, & so are their phones. I will have no problem going back to them.
4. drago45238 posted on 17 Mar 2012, 17:42 0
@ . Daggerlily I guess that's what happens when dumb people use smart phones.... I've had mine for over a year now and never EVER had any problems with it other than I can't put it down because it's a really cool and super easy to use smart phone.