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Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

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Camera:

With its 3.2-megapixel camera, its overall quality is rather lackluster. Colors are rather washed out, and details is not very good, but they are still usable. Indoors under low lighting, the image is also not great. Fortunately, its LED flash is able to cast enough light up to 5 feet away to correctly balance out its color production.

Camera interface - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Camera interface - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

Camera interface


Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

Samples taken with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

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3ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
5ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
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Indoor samples


Taking into account the hardware it's packing, we're dumbfounded to find that it only offers VGA video capture. It's shocking, obviously, but we suppose that it's fitting for a handset of this caliber. Needless to say, videos are absolutely pixilated if you watch them on a big screen, so they are suitable only for basic clips for YouTube and so on. We like its capture rate of 30 frames per second and clear audio recording.

Samsung Exhibit II 4G Sample Video:




Multimedia:

There isn't anything particularly exciting about its music player interface, since it's bare-bones as they come. Even though its audio output isn't the strongest, the neutral tones that it produces doesn't crackle at the loudest volume setting. And to better fine-tune things, there are numerous equalizer settings to better adapt its quality to specific genres of music.

Music player - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Music player - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Music player - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Music player - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

Music player


Sure it might pale in comparison to other handsets with significantly larger displays, but nevertheless, it's equipped in playing high definition videos. In fact, we are able to load our test video that's encoded in MPEG-4 1280 x 720 resolution – with no fluff found with its playback. Plus, its quality is visually appealing enough to keep our eyes fixed on to it the entire time.

Multimedia buffs will find the 2GB of internal storage insufficient for their needs, but at least you can throw in microSD cards up to 32GB into the available slot to increase its capacity.


Internet and Connectivity:

Not only do we like its fast HSPA 14.4Mbps speeds, but we’re mesmerized by its wickedly responsive navigational controls. In fact, it's still able to exhibit a buttery smooth movement with its operation when Flash content is present. For a mid-range offering, it gives some of the high-end devices a good run for their money in the web browsing department.

Web browsing with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Web browsing with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Web browsing with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Web browsing with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

Web browsing with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G


Voice calls can be placed anywhere around the world with this handset of course, but it's limited domestically to for HSPA connectivity. Besides that, it packs all the traditional connectivity features such as aGPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and mobile hotspot functionality.

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posted on 01 Nov 2011, 11:27 3

1. mukrenol (Posts: 90; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


anything that is not GLASS is considered cheap feeling for PA -____-
it's a mid range/entry device, what do you expect...

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 13:05 3

3. saiki4116 (Posts: 302; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


they don't really understand the practical designs well,metal attenuates signal.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 00:04 1

7. alvinspeakstoo (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


Metal makes it feel premium but if you want something to be affordable. Usable and great signal. go with strenthen plastic or glass and not metal

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 00:05 1

8. alvinspeakstoo (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


Mukrenol. PA is an Apple Fan Boy site. ahha. thats why i use phonedog. He said the phone is cramped when he said the iphone was spacious. the width of this phone is 1.9 inches whereas iphone is 1.94 . really now. thats 0.04 doesnt make a difference

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 15:52

10. dskbfoeva (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


A year ago when phones like the Galaxy S, iphone 4, Droid X, Droid 2/2 Global, HTC myTouch 4G, Evo 4G, etc. were top of the line, this phone would have also been considered high-end despite its camera (which doesn't seem too bad to me).

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 12:49 2

2. LongIslander (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


What are the alternatives that will give you an Android smartphone with 4G speeds for $200 and no contract or ongoing equipment charges?
If anyone else is offering similiar value I haven't found it.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 13:30 1

4. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


good battery life, good voice, and good data.

200 bucks should sell well. we shall see

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 19:45 1

5. ardent1 (Posts: 1983; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The data is 5GB of 4G data speeds per month, which is a great deal when the main competitors are offerring 3G data speeds. After you go over 5G, T-mobile will still provided unlimited data per month, but the data speed will be throttle.

Most 5GB of 4G data speeds plans cost about $50 a month on a two-year contract, so $30 a month is a really good deal.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 00:02 2

6. alvinspeakstoo (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


I like how he say the keyboard is cramped on this phone but on the iPhone he say its spacious. dude. this phone has a width on 1.9 inches where as iphone has 1.94 inches. you cant really tell the difference between 0.04 inch. this reviewer is bias

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 10:51

13. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


You are right. Then with the different aspect ratio, the landscape option is much more spacious.

posted on 27 Nov 2011, 02:36 1

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2875; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


You can get this phone for 200-250 dollars off contract with T-Mobile's prepaid service. That's right, 200 dollars OFF contract for a very powerful and up to date android cell phone. Best prepaid phone period.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 20:30

12. kenya31092 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


best phone i ever got for less than $100 got a gr8 discount from the dealer. he was gr8. with this phone i feel like i have everything i can ever need in life. i love it

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 08:26

14. JunyPro (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I HATE IT!!!! Do you know how many times I had to take the battery out BECAUSE IT FREEZES in about 2 weeks of having this phone, ABOUT 20 TIMES; ( AND I LOST THE COUNT) I NEVER HAD A PHONE LIKE THIS ONE, if anyone out there can help ME AND MY WIFE. We both got it with a family plan, and both PHONES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. FREEZE, FREEZE... OH, SORRY, FREEZED AGAIN, HELP!!!!!!!!

posted on 03 Aug 2012, 20:31

15. danviernes (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Hello,,,I have been using cell phones for a long time and i came across with many models for which I thought they were pretty good. My experience with this phone is very good,,,awesome customer service, phone is very good on music, internet access, pictures, videos, talking inside the train tunnels and many more good things that I can say I'm very happy to be with T-mobile. Thanks T-mobile!!! you guys rock!!!

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 15:14

16. sbernardelli (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


I got this phone one year ago for 180 $ (of which 50 $ were for my pre-paid plan): I think this has been one my best deals ever - the phone still works great, I dropped it many times and it is still alive (friend of mine had a more expensive Galaxy and after a few drops the screen broke). Granted... outdoors I have to increase the brightness to top level and sometimes it is still not enough - that this is the only cons in my opinion... everything else compared to the price I got it is an awesome value - screen size is perfect, if I ever will need a new one I will look for something similar to this

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Display3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.54 x 2.35 x 0.45 inches
(115 x 60 x 11 mm)
4.10 oz  (116 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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