Far from being the class-leading device for taking photos, the Exhilarate’s 5-megapixel camera manages to deliver some so-so looking shots. Specifically, it produces average details that enables us to make out some things in the shot, but its color reproduction has a washed out and bland appearance. In low lighting, noise becomes more pronounced, which then softens the overall tone of its images. Its LED flash on the other hand is effective up to 3 feet away, but anything more, it’s unable to maintain any color accuracy.

Likewise, we can say the same thing about its 720p video capture, seeing we’re not tremendously convinced by them. In fact, its details appear to be softer, with artifacting being evident as we pan very quickly from side to side. Fortunately, it captures at the smooth rate of 30 frames per second, while its audio recording rounds things out with its noise-free performance.

Samsung Exhilarate Sample Video:


There’s nothing particularly exciting with the handset’s TouchWiz music player, even more when it’s the same old one we find on many TouchWiz devices. Indeed, its presentation is rather boring by today’s standards, but it’s at least functional without being too complicated. As for the audio quality of its speaker, its output is likable thanks to its pleasant tones – plus, there are various equalizer setting to better enhance its quality.

Frankly, we’re spoiled by those gargantuan displays on some high-end smartphones, but nonetheless, the Exhilarate is still a worthy option if you can handle its smaller display. In fact, it’s able to play a video that’s encoded in MPEG4 1920 x 1080 resolution, but it tends to be somewhat sluggish with its playback. However, it handles 720p videos better, as we find ourselves being attracted to the iridescent glow of its Super AMOLED panel.

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