Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Rather than using the same Hummingbird processor used by its predecessor, the Samsung Exhibit II 4G utilizes a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor instead, which is coupled with 512 MB of RAM. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to handle as well because we experienced many instances of slowdown and lag while navigating across its home screen with a live wallpaper activated. Obviously, things are a bit better a when a static one is used instead, but its inconsistent performance whittles away its overall allure.
Featuring the latest TouchWiz user interface running on top of Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, there is plenty of personalization found with it. From its resizable widgets to various live wallpapers, it's more than adept in surrounding us with an exceptionally deep experience. Also, we're given control in how the app panel is organized – such as adding new pages and folders. Even though it might not be as refined as HTC's Sense UI, it's nevertheless sufficient in surrounding us with a resounding experience.
Mainly because of its screen size, the layout of its portrait style on-screen keyboard is more on the cramped side – especially if you happen to have larger sized fingers. Still, its responsive action enables us to quickly compose messages with very little pause. And of course, we're presented with both the Samsung keyboard and the Swype one to manage all of our messaging needs.
When it comes to the Gmail experience, there's nothing astoundingly new with the handset – since it's essentially the same as all other handsets before it. Regardless of that, set up is a simple procedure as it requires our email address and password to complete the process correctly.
Both Samsung and T-Mobile are well established in the apps front, as we're presented with apps like 411 & More, Kies air, Media Hub, T-Mobile Mall, T-Mobile Name ID, and T-Mobile TV HD. In addition, there are numerous third-party applications preloaded, which include AllShare, Bejeweled 2, Blio, Lookout Anti-Virus, Slacker, TeleNav GPS Navigator, Tetris, Qik Video Chat, Yelp, and Zinio Reader.