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Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review

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Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
Introduction:

Surprise, surprise! Another year, another entry-level Samsung handset for T-Mobile bearing the Exhibit moniker. With this particular third device, however, Samsung decided to also include it into its Galaxy series – so we’re now presented with the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit. Basic smartphones don’t get enough love amongst other things, but let’s hope that’s not going to be the case here.



Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
The package contains:

  • microUSB cable
  • Wall Charger
  • Quick User Guide
  • Important Safety and Handling Information

Design:

Boring. That’s all we can say about this one, seeing that there’s nothing particularly compelling with its design. Sure, we like that it’s compact and lightweight, but when it’s construction is flimsy and has that distinct cheap feel with its plastic casing, it’s pretty much the epitome of something we’d expect from the entry-level segment.

The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit is compact and lightweight - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit is compact and lightweight - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit is compact and lightweight - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review

The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit is compact and lightweight


Samsung Galaxy Exhibit
4.78 x 2.46 x 0.42 inches
121 x 62 x 11 mm
4.27 oz (121 g)

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit

LG Optimus F3
4.57 x 2.44 x 0.4 inches
116 x 62 x 10 mm
4 oz (113 g)

LG Optimus F3

Nokia Lumia 520
4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches
119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm
4.37 oz (124 g)

Nokia Lumia 520

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


Following in tandem to the existing line of Galaxy devices, the Galaxy Exhibit also sports an oval shaped home button that’s surrounded by capacitive menu and back keys. Around its trim, we spot its 3.5mm headset jack, volume controls, microphone, microUSB port, and microSD card slot.

Front - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
Front camera - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
Home key - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review

Front

Front camera

Home key


Power key (right) - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
microUSB port (bottom) - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
Volume rocker and microSD slot - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
3.5mm jack (top) - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review

Power key (right)

microUSB port (bottom)

Volume rocker and microSD slot

3.5mm jack (top)


When it comes to cameras, there’s a VGA 0.3-megapixel one in the front, and a 5-megapixel auto-focus snapper with an LED flash in the rear – both of which are recognized as being average in the category. Inside, it’s packing along a 1500 mAh battery and standard sized SIM slot.

Back - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
Rear camera - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review
Battery compartment - Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Review

Back

Rear camera

Battery compartment



Display:

Its relatively small figure is mostly attributed to its 3.8-inch 480 x 800 (WVGA) TFT display. Honestly, there’s nothing too pretty with this one, since it’s obvious even from a cursory look that it’s a low quality display on here. In fact, its viewing angles are so weak that it distorts colors and prevents us from properly viewing whatever is on screen – even from a straight angle. Moreover, it doesn’t help when its color reproduction is leaning towards the bland and washed out side.



Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 360-Degrees View:



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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 05:26

1. hboy857 (Posts: 153; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


good review.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 06:48 4

2. Boreni (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


The Nokia Lumia 520 is much much better than this device.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 06:54

3. Kurai (unregistered)


This phone should have scored lower

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 13:34

44. andynaija (Posts: 436; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Your breath should have scored lower ohhhhhhhhhhh!!!

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 22:27 2

4. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Samsung just can’t stop flooding the market with plastic junk

posted on 09 Oct 2013, 07:54

45. jmd103 (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


I have had this thing for ten months. This phone is a piece of garbage and the designer should be fired.

posted on 25 Jul 2014, 16:57

158. ibulp (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jul 2014)


it's a good 4g phone for someone who don't want to spend money who just need to have phone navigation and browsing is good but you will always face memory problems and battery drains fast

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Display3.8 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (246 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
NovaThor U8420, Dual core, 1000 MHz, STE U8420 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size4.78 x 2.46 x 0.42 inches
(121 x 62 x 11 mm)
4.27 oz  (121 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 9 hours talk time

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