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Samsung Gravity 3 Review

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Samsung Gravity 3 Review
Introduction:

The Samsung Gravity 3 is- wait for it- the third Gravity phone to be released by T-Mobile in just the last year and a half, although this time around it’s got some relatives.  The Gravity 3 isn’t a big departure from the Gravity 2, offering little more than a design refresh.  Key features of this 3G messaging device remain the side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera and microSD expansion.  Social networking is along for the ride this time, with quick access to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.

Samsung Gravity 3 is the third Gravity phone 
released by T-Mobile - Samsung Gravity 3 Review
Samsung Gravity 3 is the third Gravity phone 
released by T-Mobile - Samsung Gravity 3 Review

Samsung Gravity 3 is the third Gravity phone released by T-Mobile



Design:

The Samsung Gravity 3 employs a side-sliding design that has become passe these days.  The front consists of the QVGA display, a navigational cluster that includes an assignable messaging key and the standard 12-key dialpad.  The display is good for its class; the 262K colors provide some depth and in general it’s plenty readable.  Along the right side of the phone you’ll find the microUSB port and a dedicated camera key and to the left is the volume rocker.  The microSD slot is only accessible by removing the battery door, which is a bit of a pain.  The 2MP camera and single speaker sit atop the back portion of the Gravity 3.

Samsung Gravity 3 Review
Samsung Gravity 3 Review
Samsung Gravity 3 Review

Samsung Gravity 3 Review

You can compare the Samsung Gravity 3 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The Samsung Gravity 3 is pretty similar in size to the Gravity 2 it replaces, actually increasing in length and girth (for the ladies!).  It still manages to shed a fraction of an ounce, though we’d bet the difference is not noticeable.  The phone feels good in the hands and the textured back provides a bit of grip.  While the build quality is good and the slide mechanism smooth, the materials used could be better.  A soft touch back, for example, would go a long way to giving the Gravity 3 a higher end feel.  That said, keys have a bit of rubberyness to them and good tactile feedback.  The Gravity 3 uses essentially the same keyboard as the Gravity T which we had mixed feelings about, but a few of the key functions are located elsewhere.  The Gravity 3 has a funky soft key placement when opened: instead of along the edge of the screen or flanking the keyboard they have been brought in to bracket the spacebar.

Samsung Gravity 3 Review
Samsung Gravity 3 Review
Samsung Gravity 3 Review


Samsung Gravity 3 Review
Samsung Gravity 3 Review
Samsung Gravity 3 Review
Samsung Gravity 3 Review



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


"The Samsung Gravity 3 is pretty similar in size to the Gravity 2 it replaces, actually increasing in length and girth (for the ladies!)." -Haha wow this is a new side of phonearena that i've never seen but i like it!

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 20:24

2. texter (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)


Last month I purchased a Samsung Gravity 3. Already had to return it due to reception issues (lack of) and also speaker issues. My previous phone was a razor with TMobile service and reception was fine. My second Gravity 3 also has the same reception and speaker issues. When in Anchorage people form Anchorage who call me get a message that says my phone is not in service. When I'm in the lower 48 my friends in Anchorage say there are gaps where my voice is blocked. When in the Western US messages I leave on phones in the Western US are garbled. When the volume is turned up it sounds like the speaker is blowm and it is difficult to understand some folks. I will be returning my second Gravity 3 tomorrow! As a last note - the time display is ridiculously small and cannot be adjusted. At this time I would say thumbs DOWN for this phone.

posted on 25 Aug 2010, 19:39

3. Daniel Gutierrez (unregistered)


If you are listening music, you can't do anything else! :( Installing java apps and games it's a nightmare...

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 22:21

4. Roadrunner (unregistered)


Is an OK Phone. Blue tooth is the only option, which is not good in my opinion. I hate bluetooth since it is a struggle to hear, garbage technology.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 18:07

5. yomomma (unregistered)


Can you screenshot???? please help!

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Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
184 MHz
Size4.60 x 2.11 x 0.60 inches
(117 x 54 x 15 mm)
4.34 oz  (123 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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