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Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review

Samsung Exhibit II 4G

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Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review
Even though its earpiece isn't the strongest out there, we're gladly accepting of its calling quality because we’re greeted with clear and noise free voices on both ends of the line. Naturally, we're able to hold down conversations relatively fine – even when switching over to using the speakerphone.

Displaying a solid connection to the network during our testing in the greater Philadelphia area, the Samsung Exhibit II 4G didn't drop any phone calls.

Using the handset profusely for things like texting, email, web surfing, and the occasional phone call, it's able to get close to one solid day on heavy usage, which is more than adequate for our needs. Simply, its lengthy battery life will easily entertain light users.


After giving it a good rundown, it's blatantly obvious that the Samsung Exhibit II 4G isn't the shiniest thing out there, but if you're able to overlook some of its inconsistencies, you'll find a reasonably priced smartphone that's equipped in handling most basic needs. Even better, it's not going to drain your pockets thanks to its $29.99 on-contract price – plus, you can pick it up for $199.99 as a prepaid option too. And if you choose to go with the latter option, it'll go perfectly with T-Mobile's new $30 per month prepaid unlimited plan, which offers 100 voice minutes, unlimited texting, and unlimited data. In the end, it's not a huge step up from its predecessor, but at least you're paying significantly less this time around to experience something newer.

Android Version: 2.3.5
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Samsung Exhibit II 4G Video Review:


  • Affordable no-contract cost
  • Buttery smooth web browsing performance
  • Clear calling quality


  • Some slowdown with its platform experience
  • Cheap feeling
  • No 720p video recording
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posted on 01 Nov 2011, 11:27 3

1. mukrenol (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)

anything that is not GLASS is considered cheap feeling for PA -____-
it's a mid range/entry device, what do you expect...

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 13:05 3

3. saiki4116 (Posts: 405; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

they don't really understand the practical designs well,metal attenuates signal.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 00:04 1

7. alvinspeakstoo (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)

Metal makes it feel premium but if you want something to be affordable. Usable and great signal. go with strenthen plastic or glass and not metal

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 00:05 1

8. alvinspeakstoo (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)

Mukrenol. PA is an Apple Fan Boy site. ahha. thats why i use phonedog. He said the phone is cramped when he said the iphone was spacious. the width of this phone is 1.9 inches whereas iphone is 1.94 . really now. thats 0.04 doesnt make a difference

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 15:52

10. dskbfoeva (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

A year ago when phones like the Galaxy S, iphone 4, Droid X, Droid 2/2 Global, HTC myTouch 4G, Evo 4G, etc. were top of the line, this phone would have also been considered high-end despite its camera (which doesn't seem too bad to me).

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 12:49 2

2. LongIslander (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

What are the alternatives that will give you an Android smartphone with 4G speeds for $200 and no contract or ongoing equipment charges?
If anyone else is offering similiar value I haven't found it.

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 13:30 1

4. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

good battery life, good voice, and good data.

200 bucks should sell well. we shall see

posted on 01 Nov 2011, 19:45 1

5. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

The data is 5GB of 4G data speeds per month, which is a great deal when the main competitors are offerring 3G data speeds. After you go over 5G, T-mobile will still provided unlimited data per month, but the data speed will be throttle.

Most 5GB of 4G data speeds plans cost about $50 a month on a two-year contract, so $30 a month is a really good deal.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 00:02 2

6. alvinspeakstoo (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)

I like how he say the keyboard is cramped on this phone but on the iPhone he say its spacious. dude. this phone has a width on 1.9 inches where as iphone has 1.94 inches. you cant really tell the difference between 0.04 inch. this reviewer is bias

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 10:51

13. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

You are right. Then with the different aspect ratio, the landscape option is much more spacious.

posted on 27 Nov 2011, 02:36 1

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

You can get this phone for 200-250 dollars off contract with T-Mobile's prepaid service. That's right, 200 dollars OFF contract for a very powerful and up to date android cell phone. Best prepaid phone period.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 20:30

12. kenya31092 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

best phone i ever got for less than $100 got a gr8 discount from the dealer. he was gr8. with this phone i feel like i have everything i can ever need in life. i love it

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 08:26

14. JunyPro (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

I HATE IT!!!! Do you know how many times I had to take the battery out BECAUSE IT FREEZES in about 2 weeks of having this phone, ABOUT 20 TIMES; ( AND I LOST THE COUNT) I NEVER HAD A PHONE LIKE THIS ONE, if anyone out there can help ME AND MY WIFE. We both got it with a family plan, and both PHONES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. FREEZE, FREEZE... OH, SORRY, FREEZED AGAIN, HELP!!!!!!!!

posted on 03 Aug 2012, 20:31

15. danviernes (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

Hello,,,I have been using cell phones for a long time and i came across with many models for which I thought they were pretty good. My experience with this phone is very good,,,awesome customer service, phone is very good on music, internet access, pictures, videos, talking inside the train tunnels and many more good things that I can say I'm very happy to be with T-mobile. Thanks T-mobile!!! you guys rock!!!

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 15:14

16. sbernardelli (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)

I got this phone one year ago for 180 $ (of which 50 $ were for my pre-paid plan): I think this has been one my best deals ever - the phone still works great, I dropped it many times and it is still alive (friend of mine had a more expensive Galaxy and after a few drops the screen broke). Granted... outdoors I have to increase the brightness to top level and sometimes it is still not enough - that this is the only cons in my opinion... everything else compared to the price I got it is an awesome value - screen size is perfect, if I ever will need a new one I will look for something similar to this

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Display3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
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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