Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

Camera:

With its 3.2-megapixel camera, its overall quality is rather lackluster. Colors are rather washed out, and details is not very good, but they are still usable. Indoors under low lighting, the image is also not great. Fortunately, its LED flash is able to cast enough light up to 5 feet away to correctly balance out its color production.




Taking into account the hardware it's packing, we're dumbfounded to find that it only offers VGA video capture. It's shocking, obviously, but we suppose that it's fitting for a handset of this caliber. Needless to say, videos are absolutely pixilated if you watch them on a big screen, so they are suitable only for basic clips for YouTube and so on. We like its capture rate of 30 frames per second and clear audio recording.

Samsung Exhibit II 4G Sample Video:



Multimedia:

There isn't anything particularly exciting about its music player interface, since it's bare-bones as they come. Even though its audio output isn't the strongest, the neutral tones that it produces doesn't crackle at the loudest volume setting. And to better fine-tune things, there are numerous equalizer settings to better adapt its quality to specific genres of music.


Sure it might pale in comparison to other handsets with significantly larger displays, but nevertheless, it's equipped in playing high definition videos. In fact, we are able to load our test video that's encoded in MPEG-4 1280 x 720 resolution – with no fluff found with its playback. Plus, its quality is visually appealing enough to keep our eyes fixed on to it the entire time.

Multimedia buffs will find the 2GB of internal storage insufficient for their needs, but at least you can throw in microSD cards up to 32GB into the available slot to increase its capacity.

Internet and Connectivity:

Not only do we like its fast HSPA 14.4Mbps speeds, but we’re mesmerized by its wickedly responsive navigational controls. In fact, it's still able to exhibit a buttery smooth movement with its operation when Flash content is present. For a mid-range offering, it gives some of the high-end devices a good run for their money in the web browsing department.


Voice calls can be placed anywhere around the world with this handset of course, but it's limited domestically to for HSPA connectivity. Besides that, it packs all the traditional connectivity features such as aGPS, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and mobile hotspot functionality.

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