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Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review

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The Samsung Galaxy Indulge runs on Android 2.2.1 Froyo, and has as an updated version of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, though it is not as advanced as other phones in the Galaxy S series, such as the Continuum and Fascinate. It allows for a total of 7 homescreens, and there is a basic selection of widgets that can be placed on them. The bottom of the screen has shortcuts for accessing the phone, contacts, messaging, and applications.

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge has as an updated version of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
The Samsung Galaxy Indulge has as an updated version of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
The Samsung Galaxy Indulge has as an updated version of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
The Samsung Galaxy Indulge has as an updated version of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge has as an updated version of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface


When going into the applications menu, you are shown all the apps in a familiar grid format, which you have to swipe left-and-right to access the other pages, or you can change them to a list view. There is also the option of manually moving the app icons around on the grid to change their location, as by default it shows the pre-installed apps first, then the ones that you have installed, instead of listing them all alphabetically.

The applications menu - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
The applications menu - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
The applications menu - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review

The applications menu


Moving between the homescreens is pretty smooth, but there is some delay in opening apps. Though this is to be expected on a mid-level device that doesn’t come with the fastest processor out there.

Other parts of the software are pretty standard for an Android smartphone, such as syncing with your Google, Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace accounts, with all your contacts linked and shown in one place. E-Mail is also pretty straightforward, as you can add POP3 and IMAP accounts, as well as mail@metro, MS Exchange, Windows Live Hotmail, and Yahoo!

Messaging - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
Email - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review

Messaging

 

Email

 

For those individuals with the affinity for instant messaging or social networking, you'll find all of your needs appeased with the “IM and Social” app, which is a centralized hub that aggregates a host of accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, and Windows Live Messenger. Of course you can have your separate apps installed for each of those, if you so desire.

Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review

Additional software includes All Share, which is DLNA media streaming service, M Studio for downloading ringtones and videos direct from MetroPCS, Google Maps with Navigation, Write to Go, Google Talk, and Think Free Office for viewing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe PDF files.

Additional software - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
Additional software - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
Additional software - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
Additional software - Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review

Additional software



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posted on 10 Apr 2011, 17:39

1. QQ (unregistered)


i think you meant to say 12 days of stand by time on a full charge..;;;

12 days of talking really?

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 01:30

2. PDei (unregistered)


I hear the battery is pretty notorious, and only 3 hours of talk time. 12 would be standby for sure.

Its a big phone. shame the pixels have decreased and the camera has no flash.
love that it has a slide out QWERTY and 4G capabilites. and what can I say?
I love samsung.

Would this phone work in Korea? I know its CDMA so is there no transferance of the SIM? porbably not. oh well.

Thinking about it... If metro, then likely. but Ill wait it out just a bitt.

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Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 processor
Size5.20 x 2.40 x 0.60 inches
(132 x 61 x 15 mm)
5.35 oz  (152 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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