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Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review

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Samsung Galaxy Indulge Review
One area that we were quite pleased with was the call quality on the Samsung Galaxy Indulge. Voices on our end were natural sounding, with no background hiss, and sounded clear even when the volume was turned up to high…something that the HTC ThunderBolt seems to have a problem with. Reception was also good, as we didn’t drop any calls and maintained a solid 4G signal-lock around south FL.

The 1500mAh battery is rated to provide up to 3 hours of talk time or 12 days of stand by time on a full charge. During our testing we were able to get up to 7 hours of continuous talk time on a charge, but under normal mixed usage, which includes some talk, web use, email, and apps, we would have the charge the phone after about 8-10 hours of use.


Conclusion:

For people who are looking for unlimited voice & data mobile phone service without having to sign a contract, the Samsung Galaxy Indulge from MetroPCS is a nice solution. Its current price is $299 (after rebate), which makes it $100 more than the Samsung Craft. Between the two, the Galaxy Indulge does have better software, since it's running Android 2.2.1 Froyo, where the Craft is just using Samsung’s own feature phone software, though we do like the AMOLED display on the Craft more. The QWERTY keyboard is handy to use, and call quality is also pretty good. Just keep in mind that even though the Galaxy Indulge is a 4G LTE phone, download speeds are about 1.3Mbps, which isn’t as fast as what Verizon’s 4G offers. The rate plans that MetroPCS has available are $40/$50/$60 per month, depending on which features you want, but only the $60 plan comes with 4G Web unlimited data, 4G Video with MetroSTUDIO, and Unlimited YouTube.

Software version of the reviewed unit: Android 2.2.1, Kernel 2.6.32.9, Build SCH-R910.EA29

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Pros

  • Good call quality
  • Useable QWERTY keyboard

Cons

  • MetroPCS’ 4G LTE is much slower than Verizon’s 4G LTE
  • Display is low quality and looks washed-out
  • Plastic construction feels cheap and flimsy
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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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