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Samsung Gravity 2 T469 Review

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Samsung Gravity 2 T469 Review
Using the phone to place calls resulted in mediocre quality – it was distinct enough to make out while being muffled sounding at times. Luckily there was no background interference sound during our phone calls. Callers stated our voice to be easily audible without too much distortion. On the other hand, speakerphone quality was okay because we were able to use it with minimum repetition. Setting it to the highest setting produced an almost straining sound from the speakerphone.
   
No problems with being able to retain a signal in the greater Philadelphia area. It managed to stay on 3G for the most part and we did not experience any dropped calls during our testing.

One area that the Samsung Gravity 2 shined in was its battery life – we were able to use it for 5 days and still had two bars left in the battery indicator. During that time, we did some heavy text messaging and had the screen set to the brightest setting. Samsung has it rated for 5.5 hours of talk and 300 hours of standby.


Conclusion:

The original Gravity probably sold well enough for Samsung to clearly release its successor now. Geared towards the messaging and younger crowd, it does well in that aspect thanks to the handier QWERTY keyboard and messaging applications. Parents on their side will take a liking to it because it won't hit them too much in the pockets. Undoubtedly it just pales in comparison to some of the other offerings for T-Mobile. It sure is an inexpensive model, and you can definitely see it in the materials they have used to construct it. In the end, we'd prefer the more refined characteristics that the Samsung Comeback has to offer for a more complete device, while still being marketed to the same demographics.


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Pros

  • Decent sized QWERTY
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Poor viewing angles
  • Sub-par media features
  • Lack of personalization
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


id rather get this than the comeback cuz the comeback has that tiny little screen like the env2 and the gravity has a better camera

posted on 14 Nov 2010, 16:39

2. phone-nerd101 (unregistered)


THIS FONE SUCKSSS!!!!!!!!!!! I have had 3 of them already! All of them have screwed up! The picture i hrrible, not to mention when you slide it back itdoesnt change the landscape! Even crappy fones do that! People txt me and I NEVER receive them sometims! People say they call me, but I never got the call! Somtimes I won't send my messages it just keeps on sayin sending, sending, sending, until I exit out! And every time I go back and try it again it still won't do it! And the next day my friends are like " Why did you keep sendin me the same message?" Sometimes when I slide it bck it gets frozen! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS CRAPPY FONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 13:03

3. Eh. (unregistered)


You were wrong on one thing about the review.. you can play music while texting, surfing the web, etc. You have to go to settings and click Background Playing on.. Though you do have to go back to the music player to change to a song you like if you want to.. Side Note: To quit the music player on the home screen, press END and a prompt should pop up saying "Stop Music Player".. if you dont want to listen to music anymore click yes.. lol thought I would bring that up..

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Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.49 x 2.05 x 0.59 inches
(114 x 52 x 15 mm)
4.40 oz  (125 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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