Performance:

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.

Conclusion:

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
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-perf-T679UVKJ1-CL625406
Build Number: GINGERBREAD.VKJ1

Samsung Exhibit II 4G Video Review:



Pros

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

Cons

  • Some slowdown with its platform experience
  • Cheap feeling
  • No 720p video recording

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5

User Rating:

7.8
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