Samsung 4G LTE smartphone Hands-on

Samsung 4G LTE smartphone Hands-on
Verizon currently offers two devices from the Samsung Galaxy S family, but now it looks like they're adding on yet another addition to their growing family – the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone. Sounds pretty original, don't you think? In any event, this is yet another super phone that's being graced with the LTE love which should propel it to the near top of the ladder amongst Verizon's lineup.

Sadly, we're not all too impressed with the design of the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone since it doesn't provide that initial wow factor with its all plastic exterior. Sure it makes the handset feel extremely light weight, but it doesn't exude that premium feel when you think about a device that's expected to bring forth all the wonders of LTE. In fact, it feels as though it's more of the same and doesn't necessarily embody something drastically original and different.

However, its massive 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display shines brightly amongst the heap as it radiates a blinding luminance that other devices only dream about. Dishing out some crisp details and saturated colors, it has the recipe to instantly awe any wandering bystanders in their tracks. Adding to its monumental tow, it features things like an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, 1.3-megapixel front facing one, 1GHz processor, and Samsung's usual TouchWiz interface running on top of Android 2.2 Froyo from the onset.

Needless to say that the other main attraction about the handset is its support for Verizon's LTE network – which should make the handset fly like no other in terms of browsing the web. Now if you happen to own either the Samsung Fascinate or the Continuum, it's rather difficult to say whether or not if it would be a worthwhile investment for you to upgrade. Its large 4.3” display is indeed intriguing, but then again, Super AMOLED still stands tall amongst the competition out there. However, the biggest contributing factor in purchasing the Samsung 4G LTE smartphone is none other than faster data speeds with LTE. Still, it's going to come down to pricing for the monthly cost for LTE connectivity – which is something that hasn't been released just yet.

Samsung 4G LTE smartphone specifications

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  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1600 mAh(11.00h talk time)



1. float on21

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 28, 2010

Nice job on the name

2. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

No more Verizon Samsungs for me. :( Android or Verizon doesn't like giving OS updates. Still have 2.1 on the Fascinate. Boooo! Verizon & Android.

3. cdeast

Posts: 5; Member since: May 12, 2010

You should be blaming Samsung not Verizon or Android they have nothing to do with it.

14. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Actually, Samsung AND Verizon are to blame for the delay (and the other carriers for the delays on their respective Galaxy S versions) Most of the unbranded Galaxy S phones in Europe have recieved their Froyo update. But the ones that require more carrier customization will take longer to update. Or you could do what people are increasingly doing, and head on over to the XDA site and get Froyo on there yourself! :) It's really easy.

6. tuminatr

Posts: 1169; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

exactly NONE of the galaxy S phone have gotten the 2.2 upgrade in the USA, makes me not want to buy a samsung

10. Janae253

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 03, 2009

VZW does not push the updates duh!!!

4. BarryK unregistered

I wanted a couple things for a phone from verizon 1 gig of ram dual core processor 16gig internal memory good display Verizon doesnt even have one phone with those. AT&T does which sucks

7. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

It will come and att and verizon are getting motorolas. Verizons has 4.3 inch and 8mp with 512RAm hdmi ATT has 4 inch 1Gig of ram 5mp camera not sure about hdmi

9. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

yah, you might have shit service, but you will look good in all your glory. ATT SUUUCKS.

16. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

Come on now, nobody was thinking of 1 gig of RAM until we heard of this Atrix. Let's be real, we've got along just fine without "1 gig of RAM" for a pretty long time now. Nobody needs that much on a cell phone.

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1169; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

yea they do for some reason Phonearena has not reported on it yet its called the Droid Bionic

11. Janae253

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 03, 2009

Yup Yup

8. phonefreak unregistered

PhoneArena has reported on tha Droid Bionic. Its seems to be the best Verizon phone to come. They reported on it very early yesterday morning you have to look back in the news feed to find the Hands on report.

12. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

No camera button = no go.

13. Mike from NYC unregistered

Why is everybody bashing AT&T??? I have verizon blackberry from work and in my apartment sucks!!! Big time!!! ItsCDMA technology is great everywhere but buildings. ATT on the other hand is awesome, it penetrates through metal and cement beautifully. It all depends where you live. In big metropolitan cities ATT and T-Mobile are great. Even Samsung craft 4G has better reception than my BB Curve on VZW.

17. kdlj

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 23, 2009

Thought abut the iphone, thunderbol tand the bionic. So now this is added to my list and that just makes it more difficult to choose.

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