Samsung Captivate

Featured in Best Balanced
Announced:
Jun 18, 2010
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jul 18, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Samsung Captivate

Featured in Best Balanced
Announced: Jun 18, 2010
Market status: Released
Release date: Jul 18, 2010

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

59.07 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (29 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.78 x 2.50 x 0.39 inches (121 x 64 x 10 mm)

Weight:

4.50 oz (128 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (2.3, 2.2, 2.1), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Talk time:

5.83 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)

Stand-by time:

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

A-GPS

Other:

OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, TV-out

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 11, 2010

FCC ID value:

A3LSGHI897 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.42 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.49 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 200

This device is also known as Samsung SGH-I897

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)

Description

Samsung Captivate I897 is AT&T's version of the Samsung GALAXY S, and while it's pretty identical in terms of features, its design has undergone some visible changes. Nonetheless, it still has the GALAXY S branding on its back. The Samsung Captivate is a high-end Android smartphone with its 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, 5MP camera with HD video recording and 1GHz Hummingbird processor.

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