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.

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.

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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Galaxy Indulge
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(3.00h talk time)



1. Allday28

Posts: 340; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

Looks like a pice of s!@#!

2. therygy

Posts: 94; Member since: May 24, 2010

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

3. Brad Black unregistered

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

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)...

5. Camera unregistered

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

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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