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Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on

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Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on
Today at the joint event helmed by AT&T and Samsung, we witnessed the official unveiling of the Samsung Infuse 4G. Although we managed to get just a tiny sampling of the device back at CES, we’re now getting a clearer picture of what this high-powered device is all about.

Some people might make some comparisons with the Samsung Galaxy S II, but the Infuse 4G is unique on its own terms. Specifically, the device features one of the largest sized display known to date – with its 4.5” Super AMOLED Plus display. Rightfully so, it’s literally the first thing to capture our attention with the handset since it radiates blindingly on so many levels. Moreover, we’re even impressed about how thin and lightweight the device is compared to some of its rivals. In fact, it measures in at an amazing 8.9mm thick and 131 grams.

Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on
Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on
Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on
Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on

Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on
Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on
Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on
Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on

Sure it feels like a plasticy device, but we’re just encompassed by how lightweight the device feels in the hand – making it one of its well-known highlights. Some of the other features include its 1.2GHz Hummingbird processor, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 16GB of internal storage, and HSPA+ connectivity. Naturally, it’s definitely at the forefront of being one of the best Android smartphones to grace AT&T’s lineup thus far, but we’re a little hesitant right now to make any final judgments until we get a better grasp of its performance.

Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on
Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on
Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on
Samsung Infuse 4G Hands-on

Luckily, consumers won’t have to wait that long to pick up the Samsung Infuse 4G since it’s going to go on sale starting on May 15th – all for the usual high-end smartphone on-contract price of $200. In the meantime, we’ll be putting the handset through some rigorous tests to see if it can utterly take the prize of being the best Android smartphone on AT&T’s lineup.

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posted on 05 May 2011, 16:51 2

1. TheGreat (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Oct 2010)


posted on 05 May 2011, 16:57

2. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Which phone is better this one or the Samsung galaxy s 2? To me they kinda look the same design wise. ..

posted on 05 May 2011, 17:08 2

3. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

s2 easily, this is single core.

posted on 06 May 2011, 09:57

26. phbelov (Posts: 124; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


posted on 06 May 2011, 10:49 1

29. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

exactly! GS2 FTW!

posted on 05 May 2011, 17:43 1

4. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

Cool phone but they need some Apple flare when it comes to press releases. Look at that background it looks horrible.

posted on 05 May 2011, 19:25 3

5. nanchen (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 May 2011)

This is freaking BS....I was soo into this phone until today when i found out

1st it doesnt have the 16gb they said they would only 2gb as confirmed by slashgear........
.2nd the galaxy s2 already came out n this phone was announced 4 months ago.

AT&T.......i really wanted to switch to you, i really did....now i understand why people hate you so much.....t-mobile just feels like home now....plz dont buy them out please.I've waited 4 long months for you to water this phone down even more? SENSATION 4g....glaxaxy S2 where are you?

posted on 05 May 2011, 19:30 2

6. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

you realize all the stuff u mentioned was samsung and not att... right??

posted on 06 May 2011, 10:47

27. Full Name (unregistered)

I think you misunderstand. It has 16 GB built in, but comes with a 2GB microsd card.

No idea what to even say about your second point? Why does it matter?

1080p (or 8 mpix pictures for that matter) do not matter much at all. The optics on these phones do not do the resolution justice anyway. Besides, if 1080p is so important to you, I would expect some 3rd party app will support it eventually. My iphone 3G did not support video, but I bought an app and can record video now.

...and as someone else said, your complaints are really with Samsung, not AT&T (other than that they could bring more phones in)

posted on 05 May 2011, 19:38

7. nanchen (Posts: 2; Member since: 05 May 2011)

1st mentioned by samsung at CES back in january.......

posted on 05 May 2011, 20:02 1

8. christianqwerty (unregistered)

does anyone else think that a 4.5 inch screen is too big for a phone....?

posted on 05 May 2011, 20:45

12. theo14461 (unregistered)

Too big, unless you're on the web a lot, or watch movies, or have large hands....

posted on 06 May 2011, 10:48

28. Full Name (unregistered)

Yes, to all three, so perfect for me (hey that rhymes!)

posted on 06 May 2011, 04:52 1

24. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

We are going to 4G and people want a bigger screen. If you want to surf the net or watch videos, movies, etc, 4.5" will make a big difference.

When HTC and Motorola came out with 4.3" screens, people had to adapt to the new technology.

At the end of the day, people want to carry one device as opposed to a cell phone, a tablet, etc. It was the same when people were carrying pagers and cell phones -- eventually, the battery technology improved such that pagers were displaced.

posted on 05 May 2011, 20:27 1

9. andymp3 (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

This is an amazing phone..I only hope they come out with the 4.5 inch in a dual core with 1080P video recording...I have the dell streak and love it however 5 inches is a bit too big...The 4.5 to 4.6 would be perfect for me. Even the streak would have been perfect if they would have trimmed the extras along the top and bottom of the screen...I hardly use my laptop anymore...It is like having your computer with you all the time..reading and web surfing are amazing on a big device like this. I also have the Captivate however never use it....I wonder if they will have this phone in Canada...US and Europe get all the nice phones..it's too bad....Things are getting batter thought lately ...Hopefully we start seeing some of these devices...Cheers

posted on 05 May 2011, 20:44

10. joey18 (Posts: 593; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)

im not to ecited is like any phone with same sofware

posted on 05 May 2011, 21:14 2

14. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

ya... it is basically the captivate which came out almost a year ago...

posted on 05 May 2011, 21:47 2

15. JaimeCarlos (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)

vs. Samsung Galaxy S II:

1200 MHz Hummingbird vs. 1200 MHz Dual-core XMM6260
Android (2.2) vs. Android (2.3) at stock
1.3 megapixels front camera vs. 2 megapixels front camera
8.9 mm thick and 131 grams vs. 8.49 mm and 116 grams
Memory: 16384 MB built in vs. 32768 MB
No Hdmi vs. Yes, via microUSB
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s vs. HSDPA+ (4G) 21 Mbit/s

Galaxy S II wins... anyway, the Samsung Infuse 4G is a nice piece of tech, indeed.

posted on 05 May 2011, 22:37 1

19. KingK (unregistered)

Infuse 4g is 21 Mbit/s

Anyways, they both lose.

posted on 06 May 2011, 10:50

30. Full Name (unregistered)

so which phone do you think wins then? (since it is neither of those)

posted on 05 May 2011, 22:10

16. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Such a sexy phone. I just wish i could of waited two more moths but I couldn't needed a phone badly so I went with the Atrix. I would of gotten the Infuse cause when the Captivate came out it didn't have a flash on it or a high MP camera damn this phone is HUMUNGOUS

posted on 05 May 2011, 22:14 1

17. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)

can i trade my Samsung focus in for this please >_>

posted on 05 May 2011, 22:16

18. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 06 May 2011, 00:08 1

20. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

this isnt a gII phone

posted on 06 May 2011, 09:25

25. WirelessCon (Posts: 311; Member since: 11 May 2010)

I'm interested to have this in my hand, I just bought an Atrix and I'm not impressed. The dual core in my Atrix absolutely does not perform differently than the 1Ghz HTC Desire I used to have.

The screen on the Captivate still blows the screen on the Atrix away. This is basically a large Captivate and that's not a bad thing at all. The only bummer is that they couldn't knock it down to a $99 price point.

4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus! Yes, I'm very interested to see this thing in real life. Hopefully it will win me over and I can return my Atrix as a buyer's remorse.

posted on 06 May 2011, 15:22

31. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Nice phone. For those that do not like it...go somewhere else and complain...

posted on 06 May 2011, 22:47

32. Joel V (unregistered)

I really like the way the Samsung Infuse 4G looks. The 4.5-inch screen is going to be great for watching videos and movies. That means using the DISH Remote Access app would be perfect for this phone! As a customer and employee of DISH Network, I have been using the DISH Remote Access app for a long time on my MyTouch and it is one of the coolest apps that I have ever used. This app lets me stream live TV and recorded shows from my 922 SlingLoaded receiver to my phone anywhere I am! I definitely encourage anyone and everyone to take a look at dish.com/tveverywhere to get all the information on taking your channels with you!

posted on 08 May 2011, 21:13

33. J. Jackson (unregistered)

Really----what does it matter about single or dual core? It works. Do you REALLY spend enough time each hour using all the apps? Are you watching movies ALL day?
Browsing the internet every single second and minute of your day? Use it for what you need to do at the moment and be satisfied. Are you gonna complain when you buy this phone and a year from now you can't get the latest OS update? Going to shell out money again for---ANOTHER PHONE?

Technology does NOT need you to keep up with it.

Grow up!

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