Performance:

Samsung Behold II T939 Review
We were able to get a tolerable experience with the Behold II's phone call quality – voices on both ends sounded audible and clear. The only thing that prevented us from having a great experience was the constant background noise on our end. When switching over to the speaker phone however, we noticed the lack of power it provided in being able to hear our callers. At the same time, voices out of the speaker phone sounded muffled.  On our caller's end, they said they were able to hear us just fine without any loss in clarity.

The Samsung Behold II managed to do a good job in retaining a connection to the network in the greater Philadelphia area. When comparing it to RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9700, the Behold II was able to capture more 3G connections in the same locations.

Using the automatic brightness controls, the Samsung Behold II was able to get a solid day of normal use. Thanks to the 1500 mAh battery, this should be more than adequate for the heavy data user that requires constant email check ups and web surfing. We'd probably place it along the line of what the Motorola DROID was able to get, but still easily beating out the T-Mobile G1. Samsung has it rated for 6 hours off talk and 400 hours of standby time.


Conclusion:
 
If you had to list the impressive features on the Samsung Behold II T939 on a piece of paper, many would drool over the AMOLED display and eye catching 3D cube interface. Yes, the screen technology is worth bragging about with its rich color tones and luminance. The same could be said about TouchWiz and the implementation of the navigation cube at first, but the novelty soon wears off because the same task can be accomplished by running the associated apps from the main menu. After all that's said and done, we're left with a bland Android handset that we've seen over a year ago. Throw in the fact that the phone lags so much whenever it wants that it dampens the overall experience. One of Samsung's first Android phones for the US market really does a good job of capturing the eyes of customers, but they will soon grow tired and find the experience almost heart breaking. With pricing playing a key factor, it's really difficult convincing someone to go with the Behold II over the others that are available right now.


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Pros

  • AMOLED screen
  • 3D Navigation Cube
  • Better media browsing
  • Decent camera quality

Cons

  • Sluggish performance
  • Too many options for navigation

PhoneArena Rating:

7.8

User Rating:

8.0
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4 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

told ya.. lol. junk no excuse for an android set to run like this at this point. maybe a few optimization updates will make it all better..

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Really great article with very interesting information. You might want to follow up to this topic!?! 2012

3. nigelkissoon unregistered

the web2go page is not opening and says web page not available... on my behold2 .....however it opens from bookmark:history ..eg facebook......... can you help?

4. ramesh yadati unregistered

my behold II T P3P shows the message the web page at http//m.web2go.com/might be temporarily down or may have moved permanently to a new address.despite booting several times, this is the msg i am getting; device has signal and data connection; how to reload this web page;how to view a catched paged of the web page from google. Please help me so that as soon as i opt for browser, google.com should appear by default - thank u
Behold II
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 0.2 GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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