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Samsung Gravity Q Review

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Samsung Gravity Q Review

Introduction


Smartphones, smartphones, smartphones, that’s what it seems like what we’re bombarded with all the time. As much as they provide a ton of features, some people just prefer the simple things – and that’s where the Samsung Gravity Q comes to mind. Being a quick messaging device, it means that it doesn’t have as many of the complexities of today’s smartphones. However, are the compromises just too much to swallow?

The package contains:

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

Design


There’s nothing particularly pretty here folks, as the Gravity Q looks and feels like the cheapo smartphones that tend to occupy the bottom of the barrel from Sammy’s camp. Indeed, its design is boring and lacks any pleasant cues, but at least it exhibits a bit of sturdiness with its all-plastic construction. We’ll give it that it’s compact to hold in the hand.

Samsung Gravity Q
4.43 x 2.35 x 0.56 inches
113 x 60 x 14 mm
4.19 oz (119 g)

Samsung Gravity Q

LG Rumor Reflex S
4.2 x 2.1 x 0.6 inches
107 x 53 x 15 mm
4.7 oz (133 g)

LG Rumor Reflex S

ICEMOBILE Twilight II
3.94 x 2.02 x 0.69 inches
100 x 51.2 x 17.6 mm
3.53 oz (100 g)

ICEMOBILE Twilight II

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


Taking a quick tour around the body of the handset, we’re presented with all the usual ports and buttons. For a quick messaging device and all, it’s great to find a microSD card slot on board with this. In the rear, it’s sporting a fixed focused 2-megapixel camera and a removable 1000 mAh battery.

Front - The sides of the Samsung Gravity Q - Samsung Gravity Q Review
Back - The sides of the Samsung Gravity Q - Samsung Gravity Q Review
Left edge - The sides of the Samsung Gravity Q - Samsung Gravity Q Review

Front

Back

Left edge

Top - The sides of the Samsung Gravity Q - Samsung Gravity Q Review
Right - The sides of the Samsung Gravity Q - Samsung Gravity Q Review
Bottom - The sides of the Samsung Gravity Q - Samsung Gravity Q Review

Top

Right

Bottom

The sides of the Samsung Gravity Q




Display


Ouch! Our eyes writhe in pain looking at the low quality display on the Samsung Gravity Q. To be honest though, it’s something we expect, seeing that it’s a 3-inch 240 x 320 (QVGA) TFT touchscreen on board here, which is sorely lacking in the details. At the same time, its bland color reproduction doesn’t help either, as it easily washes out when it’s tilted slightly offset. Initially, we thought it was going to be a resistive screen, but surprisingly enough, it’s a capacitive one.

Viewing angles of the Samsung Gravity Q - Samsung Gravity Q Review
Viewing angles of the Samsung Gravity Q - Samsung Gravity Q Review
Viewing angles of the Samsung Gravity Q - Samsung Gravity Q Review

Viewing angles of the Samsung Gravity Q



Keyboard


Thankfully, there’s a snappy feel when the landscape keyboard is opened up to reveal its 4-row layout. The feel isn’t particularly great, since buttons are nearly flush and the spacing between them is minimal, but after a bit of patience of practice, we’re able to knock out a few sentences with few issues.

The landscape keyboard has a 4-row layout - Samsung Gravity Q Review
The landscape keyboard has a 4-row layout - Samsung Gravity Q Review
The landscape keyboard has a 4-row layout - Samsung Gravity Q Review

The landscape keyboard has a 4-row layout



Samsung Gravity Q 360-Degrees View



22 Comments
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posted on 10 Sep 2013, 06:19 5

1. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


still Biased
why PA why???
it should have scored -2

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 06:21 5

2. Kurai (unregistered)


That's too generous . . . it should have scored -10 at least . . .

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 06:28 1

5. veer.d (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


its nice to see they start giving actual rating samsung poorly designed phone

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 06:23

3. veer.d (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


first time they rated the samsung product very low

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 06:26 8

4. sriuslywtf (Posts: 278; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


"the Gravity Q is powered by a 416MHz single-core processor with 128GB of RAM".

Page 2 "Interface and Functionality".

Is this real? holy crap. Galaxy Note 3 is in shame in terms or ram!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:00

7. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


lol, Come on, This phone is cheaper than a fake protective case for the Note 3. Its worth the price

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:26

9. superwan (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Most high end phones have 32GB RAM, but his little beast has 128GB of RAM. Worth the money. Extend it with 32GB SD card and you got 160GB. Not even Iphones can match that storage capacity.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:22 5

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Wot?
You just went ahead of John in the insanity metre.
Do you even know what RAM is?? I\'m seriously starting to doubt some of the people here.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:19

14. aditya.k (Posts: 482; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


OMFG! This is so much fun! XD

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:16 1

17. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Hey thats the lowest Ram i ever seen
This phone is not even close to reach 1GB RAM you need 1000MB to reach 1GB Ram

But the storage capacity is the only thing i actury like about it

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 06:58

6. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


i'm so getting this for my 9 year old niece. it's perfect for her. Easy to use and cheap. You can't seriously compare this phone to the fladships of today. Its aimed at a different target market.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:43

10. boosook (Posts: 1089; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


9 year old kids are not dumb, nowadays... for the same price or just some bucks more you can get an android phone and your kid will be able to install at least some games!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:04 6

12. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Are you trying to punish your niece? ;)

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 08:33

21. anglosaxonengland (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


Problem is; With all the scroll and type lag on that 412MHz CPU the phone is practically useless.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 07:05

8. SonyPS4 (Posts: 261; Member since: 21 May 2013)


First time in years i saw Samsung phone that is not galaxy series

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 08:04

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


128GB of RAM amazing. What 128 GB!!!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:21

15. aditya.k (Posts: 482; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


It should have been 416 GHz processor with 128 GB RAM. Must be able to run all the games available, even for PC! :P

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 09:28

16. likemorethan1 (Posts: 48; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


the lowest score i\'ve ever seen

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:18 1

18. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


They made a mistake its 128MB of RAM not GB

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:41 1

19. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Phonearena just put up this review to try and trick people into thinking they aren\'t completely samsung lovers. They know damn well users on this site won\'t buy a phone like this.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 14:30

20. ThePython (Posts: 389; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Lol John... Just... Lol.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 18:33

22. Jkennedy (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Regardless of whether or not there was a typo regarding the RAM, it takes a special kind of ignorance to think something like this could have 64 times the amount of ANYTHING as the company's flagship.

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (133 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 416 MHz, STE U6805-Core processor
128 MB RAM
Size4.43 x 2.35 x 0.56 inches
(113 x 60 x 14 mm)
4.19 oz  (119 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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