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Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

Samsung Exhibit II 4G

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Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Introduction:

Wasting no time in bringing the Samsung Exhibit II 4G to market (its predecessor first busted onto the scene this past summer), it's being introduced this time around as both a prepaid and postpaid option. With the former, it's being blessed with an impressive $200 pricing, which goes hand-to-hand with T-Mobile's recently introduced $30 per month unlimited plan. Seemingly considered to be a mid-range offering, dictated by its hardware specs, it'll be interesting to see how this affordable Android smartphone is able to distinguish itself from its rivals.

Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
The package contains:

  • Samsung Exhibit II 4G
  • microUSB cable
  • Wall Charger
  • User Manual
  • Terms & Conditions

Design:

In the design front, the only thing new about this conventional looking handset is that it omits the optical trackpad from before, and utilizes a plasticy patterned design back cover . Not surprisingly, it feels little bit on the cheap side, but then again, it's a little bit better than your typical prepaid phone. Nonetheless, it's compact and light enough to go unnoticed in the pockets.

The Samsung Exhibit II 4G is compact and light enough to go unnoticed in the pockets - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
The Samsung Exhibit II 4G is compact and light enough to go unnoticed in the pockets - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

The Samsung Exhibit II 4G is compact and light enough to go unnoticed in the pockets


Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

You can compare the Samsung Exhibit II 4G with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The Samsung Exhibit II 4G features a larger 3.7" WVGA (480 x 800) display, which produces some sharp and crisp looking details. Furthermore, we dig the deep and distinctive color tones that it's able to muster – pretty good for the price. Howver, its brightest output is on the weak side. Add to that its poor viewing angles, it's rather difficult to see things on-screen properly when using the handset outdoors.

The Samsung Exhibit II 4G features a 3.7
The Samsung Exhibit II 4G features a 3.7

The Samsung Exhibit II 4G features a 3.7" WVGA display


We're still finding ourselves accidentally pressing its set of Android capacitive buttons, since they're positioned very close to the edge. Meanwhile, above the display, we find its earpiece and front facing camera for video chats and self-portraits.

Android capacitive buttons - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Front facing camera - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

Android capacitive buttons

Front facing camera


Looking around the phone, we find things like a volume rocker, dedicated power button, microUSB port, and 3.5mm headset jack.

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Volume keys (left) - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
miccroUSB port and 3.5 mm jack (top) - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Power key (right) - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

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Volume keys (left)

miccroUSB port and 3.5 mm jack (top)

Power key (right)


Flipping around to the rear, it's packed with an unchanged 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, with a couple of notches found towards the bottom edge for its speakerphone. Pulling off the rear cover, we're given access to its 1,500 mAh battery, SIM card slot, and unoccupied microSD slot.

The rear packs a 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
The rear packs a 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
The rear packs a 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash - Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

The rear packs a 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash



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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.54 x 2.35 x 0.45 inches
(115 x 60 x 11 mm)
4.10 oz  (116 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 5.5 hours talk time

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