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Samsung Gravity TXT Review

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Camera:

Forget about it! That’s exactly what comes to mind after looking over some of the shots taken by its paltry 2-megapixel camera. Uneventful to say the least, its results are terrible . Indoor low lighting shots get even worse with plenty of digital noise.

Camera interface - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Camera interface - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Camera interface - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Camera interface - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Camera interface - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Camera interface - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Camera interface - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Camera interface - Samsung Gravity TXT Review

Camera interface


Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Gravity TXT


Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Gravity TXT Review

Strong

Medium

Low light

Indoor samples


Just as bad, the handset only has a maximum video shooting resolution of 320 x 240, which makes them look almost indistinguishable. Equally, its molasses slow capture rate of 14 frames per second easily makes things look abundantly choppy. And to top things off, it captures muffled sounding voices! Can it possibly get any worse from here?!

Samsung Gravity TXT Sample Video:




Multimedia:

Flaunting one bare bones music player interface, it’s functional in playing tunes, but the optical joystick again makes it one difficult process in juggling controls. Luckily, audio quality with its internal speaker produces some audible tones that don’t strain when placed at the loudest volume setting.

Indeed far from being the most suitable thing for watching videos, the Gravity TXT is able to play videos up to QVGA resolution. Not surprisingly, it’s able to play them with relative ease, but we don’t find anything mind-blowing with it – mainly due to low quality display.

Music player - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Video playback - Samsung Gravity TXT Review

Music player

Video playback


With a total internal storage capacity of 115MB, it’s not sufficiently enough to handle the needs of media-centric individuals. Thankfully, there’s an available microSD card slot ready and willing to accept cards up to 32GB in size.


Internet and Connectivity:

Just like shooting photos and videos, you probably want to forget about doing anything web browsing related with the handset since it’s far from producing a tolerable experience. First and foremost, we’re constantly bombarded with warnings about pages being too large to load. After that, pages don’t display all media content properly, and simply replaces them with gapping white spaces. Lastly, the tedious and monotonous scrolling make it excruciatingly painful getting from one place to another within the same page. All told, we’re frustrated in the end!

Web browsing with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Web browsing with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Web browsing with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Web browsing with the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review

Web browsing with the Samsung Gravity TXT


Despite being deemed as an entry-level GSM model, you can still bring the handset abroad and expect it to function normally. Additionally, it features other connectivity items like Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and aGPS.

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posted on 30 Aug 2011, 10:28 4

1. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 847; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


"Unable to display complex web pages properly," "Horrendous photo & video capture." Really?? What part did you not understand about this being a cheap feature phone?

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 10:59 5

2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2942; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


this isn't a smartphone running a dual core processor. Its a cheap feature phone and thus should be reviewed as such. I really don't see how or why feature phones should be compared to high end smartphones, a very harsh review.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:22 1

3. LAW (unregistered)


Actually, John V's reviews always follow the same review format no matter what phone. Guy never compared it to a smartphone. He just always goes through the same basic features: buttons, navigation, web, camera, and calling. If anything, he was saying that the Samsung is not that great for what it was designed for (a messaging phone).

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 17:29 1

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2942; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


despite that reviewers always complain about how low resolution displays receiver since the iPhone came out with the retina display. They all expect feature phones to have them too. They complain about the web browsing experience when most feature phones weren't even expected to have them period.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 05:12

6. nando (unregistered)


ive seen way better phones from nokia at same price so i dont think he is comparing this phone with smartphones is just its low quality can be viewed on the video so people i have samsung on my own and had samsung for long but even i love samsung i know not every phone they build is great!

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 05:13

7. nando (unregistered)


ive seen way better phones from nokia at same price so i dont think he is comparing this phone with smartphones is just its low quality can be viewed on the video so people i have samsung on my own and had samsung for long but even i love samsung i know not every phone they build is great!

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 05:14

8. nando (unregistered)


ive seen way better phones from nokia at same price so i dont think he is comparing this phone with smartphones is just its low quality can be viewed on the video so people i have samsung on my own and had samsung for long but even i love samsung i know not every phone they build is great!

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 11:13 1

9. Zach (unregistered)


Lol I LOVE my gravity 3 and would love this one;) stop comparing it 2 smartfones and get reel I want this one BAD and I'm a heavy texter so...

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 11:33

10. Cyndi (unregistered)


I'm a low key texter, so thought this phone would be enough, WRONG! I'm also having problems with getting service in my house, 3 phones and one booster box from T-moblie later, still no service. T-mobile said "too bad, but you could buy a $200.00 Blackberry from us that would be wireless with you computer so you could have service". Jeez, thanks, I don't have $200.00. Customer for 8+ years, will not be any more!

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 19:50

11. bksond (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Sep 2011)


We just bought two of these. One for me and one for my son. This review is not really very realistic. I wonder why you gave this such a bad review? Its not a Smartphone like people are saying and it does what I need it to do. Just wanted a simple phone for texting and calls for emergencies only. Besides T-Mobile has the Sidekick if you want something more high end quality. I actually love the simple design and the way this phone looks. Also have seen worse looking phones. Long as it works and does what I want its all good. The quality isn't as bad as stated either in the review. If you're not sure, then you need to go into T-mobile and touch, feel and try it out to see what you think.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 23:40

12. jake (unregistered)


Samsung gravity. 3 lokks nicer designed but i want samsung geavity t t means touch this txt lookslike messagung phone from two years ago

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 17:08

13. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Life was sad back then (in 2011)

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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.41 x 2.09 x 0.55 inches
(112 x 53 x 14 mm)
3.95 oz  (112 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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