Samsung BlackJack II Review

Performance:

Thanks to its dual-core 260MHz Arm 9 processor, 128MB of RAM, and 256MB of ROM, AT&T’s 3G network isn’t the only blazing fast thing here. The BlackJack II responded to our commands without hesitation and programs loaded very quickly.

Reception was good throughout our test as we managed to get signal even in those areas where you wouldn’t expect any.

Sound quality was just as solid as the rest of the performance. We were able to hear the other person loud and clear both through the speaker and the speaker phone. The receiving end could hear us just as good.

One of the biggest concerns with the BlackJack was the short battery life and if it would carry over or be improved. Well, we’re glad to say that the battery life is the latter. We were able to get 9 hours and 12 minutes of talk-time out of a single charge. With heavy usage, the BlackJack II managed to last us well into the second day before it needed a charge. When it was used moderately, we managed to get four days out of the battery.

Conclusion:

Samsung took what many loved already with the BlackJack and made an evolutionary step forward keeping the same known design while greatly improving on the features. As far as performance goes, it’s solid with quick responses, great reception, clear sound, and strong battery life. It’s a definite winner in our eyes and keeps up with the competition by providing the same capabilities while adding some that others are lacking.

Pros

  • Great sound quality
  • Long battery life
  • Faster performance than the BlackJack
  • Video Share
  • GPS

Cons

  • Keyboard and navigations keys are cramped
  • Lack of WiFi
  • Poor picture quality
  • Video Share can only be used with other Video Share capable handsets

PhoneArena Rating:

7.8

User Rating:

8.0
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