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Samsung Illusion Review

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Samsung Illusion Review
We were pleased with the call quality on the Samsung Illusion, as voices sounded clear and natural on both ends, and there wasn’t any background noise or static. The 1500mAh battery is rated to provide up to 6 hours of talk time or 10 days of standby time. In our testing we were able to get up to 7 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge, or about 11-12 hours of mixed usage, which includes some talk, email, web, app use, and standby.


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Overall, the Samsung Illusion is a compact and capable smartphone that has a budget-friendly price of $79. The 3.5” display is on the small-side, but still works well, and we appreciate the 1GHz processor that makes the device feel snappy. Still, for $20 more, there is the Samsung Stratosphere. Not only is it 4G LTE, but has a 4” Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display, a 5MP auto-focus camera with flash, and a sliding QWERTY keyboard.

Software on tested device:
Android 2.3.5
Kernel: 2.6.35.7-EJ2-CL670540
Build: SCH-I100.EJ2

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Pros

  • Compact design
  • Budget friendly

Cons

  • Lacks 4G LTE data
  • Only 512MB RAM
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posted on 07 Dec 2011, 13:50

1. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


since when does 4G LTE have to be in every single smartphone?

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 14:32 1

2. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Why is 512mb ram a con? That's normal especially for a low end phone. And 4g lte? Again. Its a low end phone. I swear its like PA just can't think of any big cons for some phones so they make some up even though they're bs. Not that I think this is a great phone, just the cons are ridiculous.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 22:25 1

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Why get this when the Stratosphere has larger, higher resolution super amoled display with faster processor, slide out keyboard and LTE for just for a few more dollars.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 02:54

4. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Another useles and crappy review.
Low budget phone...and like you said(wrote): budget FRIENDLY and what I see in con section??
- no 4G LTE
- 512 mb ram (maybe for android is too small to work fluid)

Does the person who wrote this article has some serious issues with splitting personality??

posted on 22 Feb 2012, 16:45

5. bornjuggalo (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


All aruund a s**tty phone, it is constantly rearanging my apps and it can't hold a charge for more than an hour

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Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1000 MHz, Samsung Hummingbird processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.51 x 2.37 x 0.47 inches
(115 x 60 x 12 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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