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Samsung Captivate Glide Review

Samsung Captivate Glide

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Photo enthusiast will surely be content with the quality provided by the handset’s 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, since they are similar to the results we find with Samsung’s Galaxy S II line. Of all things, macro shots look absolutely gorgeous, but outdoor shots fare equally well with their average details and correct but saturated color production. However, shots taken under low lighting suffer from noticeable digital noise that soften its overall appearance – albeit, the LED flash appears to be most effective with shots up to 5 feet away.

Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Camera interface - Samsung Captivate Glide Review

Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review

Strong - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review

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3ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
5ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
7ft - Indoor samples - Samsung Captivate Glide Review

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On the other hand, we’re sorely disappointed with the Captivate Glide’s 720p video recording since it’s undoubtedly on the sub-par side. Well, it records video at the smooth rate of 30 frames per second and captures mostly clear audio, but in terms of detail, its muddy and indistinct appearance is by far its biggest distraction – thus, softening its overall quality.

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When it comes to playing music, it follows in similar fashion to what we’ve seen already with other devices with its conventional presentation – yet, we wholeheartedly adore the visualization and extensive equalizer settings available with it. In complementing its functionality, audio quality from its speaker is robust with its strong tones, and at the same time, doesn’t sound distorted at the loudest volume setting.

Music player of the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Music player of the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review
Music player of the Samsung Captivate Glide - Samsung Captivate Glide Review

Much like any device out there with some sort of AMOLED panel, our eyes are strapped in for a visual treat – and rightfully so, that’s what we get with the Captivate Glide. Aside from the flowing nature exhibited by the handset as it plays our video encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, there’s plenty of sharp details and robust colors to accompany the visual feast.

Storage is undeniably miniscule with the handset, as we’re given only 3.75GB of free storage with another 1.83GB reserved for system storage. Fortunately, you can supplement that capacity by adding microSD cards up to 32GB in size into the unoccupied slot.

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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
1 GB RAM
Size4.90 x 2.50 x 0.50 inches
(124 x 64 x 13 mm)
5.20 oz  (147 g)
Battery1650 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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