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Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on
We guess it's fair to say that pretty much all of the fuss about CTIA 2011 is reserved for some groundbreaking devices like the HTC EVO 3D and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but let's not forget that some not so hyped and rather humble gadgets are also here. That's why we reserved a bit of our time to pay a visit to the Metro PCS-branded Samsung Galaxy Indulge - a handset that will go down in history as the first ever LTE smartphone released in the US.

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge is a spin-off from the original Samsung Galaxy S, and its specs are more mid than high-end by today's standards. It doesn't offer a Super AMOLED screen, but rather a 3.5-inch LCD one with a 320 x 480 resolution. The handset is made of plastic, but at least that makes it pretty lightweight and the chrome bezel surrounding the phone adds a touch of class to its design.
Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge offers a pretty decent physical QWERTY, which has well-sized buttons. On the front side, we have four physical Android buttons that we are well used to, while on the back is the 3.2MP camera. The microUSB port and the camera shutter are on the right, the volume rocker is on the left, while on the top side are located the dedicated power button and the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The handset is powered by a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, while Froyo runs the software side of things.

Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on
Samsung Galaxy Indulge Hands-on

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge may not be extremely impressive spec-wise, but it's important to note it's a pretty good handset by Metro PCS' standards and is offered for a contractless price of $399, not to mention its LTE capabilities.

Update: It's officially confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Indulge is to be launched by Cricket Wireless in May or June 2011.

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posted on 23 Mar 2011, 09:24 1

1. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

Looks like a pice of s!@#!

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 17:01

2. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)

the thunderbolt already came out... the induldge is deffinetaly not the first LTE smartphone to come out in the US.

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 17:26

3. Brad Black (unregistered)

Looks like a Rumor Touch has better quality...Lmao

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 21:44

4. nelly (unregistered)

this ph its a pice of sh!! i whent for the 3rd replacement and i decided to get rid of it! battery only last about 2 1/2 hrs. alot of problem with the 4g signal comes and go like crazy! if u wanna waste u r time and money go for it ;o)...

posted on 27 Mar 2011, 20:07

5. Camera (unregistered)

i dnt know about yall but im goin wit da lg optimus m

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 00:01

6. edstanjr (unregistered)

1st- This was the first 4G LTE phone in the US, check the release dates on both.
2nd- Yes the battery life sucks! Spend $11.00 on Amazon to buy the extended 3500Mah(2.33 times the capacity of original) battery with cover and the phone will last all day. I have a friend that has a Samsung Epic 4G with Sprint and the battery life sucks on that one also. All 4G phones use more power. You can switch the Samsung Indulge to 1X only mode and almost triple to battery life, but what's the point of having the 4G phone then?

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