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Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE

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Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review
Introduction:

While marquee names like Galaxy S and EVO dominate the mobile headlines, most users are not necessarily looking for the absolute latest and greatest in a phone. Shelling out $200 or more is also more than many people want to do, so the mid-range phone is born. Often lacking the sleekness and cutting-edge features of their flagship brethren, mid-range devices often go for the value play by offering good overall performance without doing anything great. Samsung’s Galaxy lineup is headlined by the S III and Note II, but there are many other phones in the family, the newest of which is Sprint’s Galaxy Victory 4G LTE. While the Galaxy Victory may not offer the same specs as the Galaxy S III, it still features a solid spec sheet. Can the Galaxy Victory 4G LTE find a place in Sprint’s lineup, and more importantly your pocket? Read on to find out.


Design:

With its silvery-gray housing, the Galaxy Victory 4G LTE has a fairly non-descript design but offers a unique twist on the Android navigation keys below the screen. In a day when most devices extend the glass to the bottom of the phone and incorporate capacitive keys into it, the Galaxy Victory places its keys on the plastic housing. With a chrome finish that almost looks etched into the device, the capacitive keys may be mistaken as physical buttons when you first glance at the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE has a fairly non-descript design but offers a unique twist on the Android keys - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review
The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE has a fairly non-descript design but offers a unique twist on the Android keys - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review
The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE has a fairly non-descript design but offers a unique twist on the Android keys - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review

The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE has a fairly non-descript design but offers a unique twist on the Android keys


Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review

You can compare the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Otherwise the Galaxy Victory offers a standard layout, with the 4” WVGA display up front and a 5 megapixel camera around back. The Galaxy Victory gives us both an exposed memory card slot (though that ships empty) and a physical camera key, two features we wish all phones had. The Galaxy Victory is not the smallest phone around, and is noticeably larger than the competition.

Front - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review
Android buttons - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review
Volume key and microSD card slot (left) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review

Front

Android buttons

Volume key and microSD card slot (left)

Camera key (right) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review
3.5mm jack and power key (top) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review
microUSB port (bottom) - The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review

Camera key (right)

3.5mm jack and power key (top)

microUSB port (bottom)

The sides of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE


While it may not be the smallest phone you can buy, the Galaxy Victory 4G LTE still feels comfortable to use. It isn’t the prettiest phone out there, but it is solidly build and easy to use.

Back - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review
Camera - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review
Battery compartment - Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review

Back

Camera

Battery compartment



Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Review
Display:


The LCD display isn’t up to par with the beautiful Super AMOLED found on the Galaxy S III, but at 233 ppi it is no slouch either. In general it is easy on the eyes, though it can wash out in bright lighting.

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PhoneArena rating:
8Good
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Lite, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
1 GB RAM
Size4.80 x 2.50 x 0.50 inches
(121.9 x 63.5 x 12.7 mm)
4.9 oz  (139 g)
Battery2100 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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