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Samsung Captivate Review

Samsung Captivate

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Samsung Captivate Review

When it comes to the basic function of phone calling, the Samsung Captivate is average at best in this category as our callers stated that our voice sounded a bit hissy; although still audible with no background noise. Using the earpiece, there was a slight muffled sound to voices, but the volume was stronger than what we usually experience on other handsets. This time around the speaker phone volume was more than ample for our hearing, but unfortunately it sounded more screechy with some sharp tones. Overall, calling quality on the Captivate is tolerable enough for most people to get by without being too disheartening.

We didn't find any problems when it came down to dropped calls or losing connection to the network in the greater Philadelphia region.

In our short time with the phone, we feel battery life to be average so far when comparing it to other similar smartphones. However, we'll surely put it through its paces to find out exactly how it sizes up to the competition and will update you as soon as we gather more information.


Honestly, this is the best Android smartphone available to AT&T customers to date – and that's a fact! Not only does it easily trump all of the mid-range offerings released thus far for the carrier, but it stands tall amongst the elites in the Android world. With its lightning quick reflexes, navigating on the platform is very assuring as everything just moves so smoothly – which goes to show the processing prowess of its Hummingbird processor. And to tell you the truth, its customized Android experience is a refreshing new look when you take into consideration what US consumers have been limited to for the past year. In the design department, the Captivate is a compelling offering with its streamlined looks that are accented with some quality materials to make it feel solid all around. Finally, the crowning jewel seen with its Super AMOLED display is unparalleled as nothing yet comes close when it comes to sheer luminance, lush colors, and contrast ratios – it will easily enthrall gazers from afar. In the end, AT&T might not host a healthy amount of Android handsets, but this one will easily captivate consumers with its uplifting looks and tantalizing performance.

Samsung Captivate Video Review:


  • Brilliant Super AMOLED
  • High-performance Hummingbird SoC
  • Quality construction & lightweight
  • Great video playback
  • Smooth HD video recording


  • Mediocre photo quality
  • Average calling quality
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Samsung Captivate

Samsung Captivate

OS: Android 2.3 2.2 2.1
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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Samsung Exynos 3, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.78 x 2.50 x 0.39 inches
(121 x 64 x 10 mm)
4.50 oz  (128 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 5.83 hours talk time

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