Interface:

Boring to tell you the truth, the hassle-free and no-brainer platform experience is lacking any visual pizzazz to minutely enlighten our interest. Throw in the fact that personalization is limited to things like the background wallpaper and main menu layout, it doesn’t particularly come off as appealing. Fortunately, its speed is tolerable enough to handle, but the optical joystick just ruins the entire experience as we frustratingly use it in the attempt to navigate around the platform – it simply just isn’t responsive!

The interface of the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
The interface of the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review

The interface of the Samsung Gravity TXT



Messaging and Functionality:

Naturally, the main highlight about the handset is its messaging aspects, which can be quickly accessed by tapping on the dedicated messaging button on the keypad and keyboard. Besides finding the usual set of functionality when composing messages, we find the ‘Conversations’ option especially useful since it organizes messages between multiple recipients. Yet, it’s seemingly laborious when typing lengthy messages with the physical keyboard – and it doesn’t help when we find an irritating process when typing letters consecutively all in caps. You simply can’t hold down the ‘shift’ key to do this, but rather, we’re required to tap the ‘shift’ key prior to each letter.

Messaging - Samsung Gravity TXT Review

Messaging


Being given the basics, the email app provides all the necessities in punching out a quick email on the go. With most generic and popular clients, setup is one streamlined and simple process. Additionally, it’s a nice gesture to see the handset offering support for Exchange email as well.

Email on the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
Email on the Samsung Gravity TXT - Samsung Gravity TXT Review

Email on the Samsung Gravity TXT


For those who consider themselves socially connected, the Social Buzz app is especially useful in getting a good grasp of what’s going on with friends and family. It aggregates all social networking content simultaneously from Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter – and it even allows you to compose you own posts. Even though it can be sluggish as times, at least the functionality is at our disposal.

The Social Buzz app helps you stay socially connected - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
The Social Buzz app helps you stay socially connected - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
The Social Buzz app helps you stay socially connected - Samsung Gravity TXT Review
The Social Buzz app helps you stay socially connected - Samsung Gravity TXT Review

The Social Buzz app helps you stay socially connected


Strangely, we find slim pickings with third party applications preloaded with the Samsung Gravity TXT – these include TeleNav GPS Navigator, Scrabble Demo, Tetris Demo, and UNO. Aside from that, we’re only greeted with the usual set of organizer apps and access to T-Mobile Mall – the carrier’s centralized hub for apps.

TeleNav GPS Navigator - Samsung Gravity TXT Review

TeleNav GPS Navigator



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12 Comments

1. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

"Unable to display complex web pages properly," "Horrendous photo & video capture." Really?? What part did you not understand about this being a cheap feature phone?

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

this isn't a smartphone running a dual core processor. Its a cheap feature phone and thus should be reviewed as such. I really don't see how or why feature phones should be compared to high end smartphones, a very harsh review.

3. LAW unregistered

Actually, John V's reviews always follow the same review format no matter what phone. Guy never compared it to a smartphone. He just always goes through the same basic features: buttons, navigation, web, camera, and calling. If anything, he was saying that the Samsung is not that great for what it was designed for (a messaging phone).

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

despite that reviewers always complain about how low resolution displays receiver since the iPhone came out with the retina display. They all expect feature phones to have them too. They complain about the web browsing experience when most feature phones weren't even expected to have them period.

6. nando unregistered

ive seen way better phones from nokia at same price so i dont think he is comparing this phone with smartphones is just its low quality can be viewed on the video so people i have samsung on my own and had samsung for long but even i love samsung i know not every phone they build is great!

7. nando unregistered

ive seen way better phones from nokia at same price so i dont think he is comparing this phone with smartphones is just its low quality can be viewed on the video so people i have samsung on my own and had samsung for long but even i love samsung i know not every phone they build is great!

8. nando unregistered

ive seen way better phones from nokia at same price so i dont think he is comparing this phone with smartphones is just its low quality can be viewed on the video so people i have samsung on my own and had samsung for long but even i love samsung i know not every phone they build is great!

9. Zach unregistered

Lol I LOVE my gravity 3 and would love this one;) stop comparing it 2 smartfones and get reel I want this one BAD and I'm a heavy texter so...

10. Cyndi unregistered

I'm a low key texter, so thought this phone would be enough, WRONG! I'm also having problems with getting service in my house, 3 phones and one booster box from T-moblie later, still no service. T-mobile said "too bad, but you could buy a $200.00 Blackberry from us that would be wireless with you computer so you could have service". Jeez, thanks, I don't have $200.00. Customer for 8+ years, will not be any more!

11. bksond

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2011

We just bought two of these. One for me and one for my son. This review is not really very realistic. I wonder why you gave this such a bad review? Its not a Smartphone like people are saying and it does what I need it to do. Just wanted a simple phone for texting and calls for emergencies only. Besides T-Mobile has the Sidekick if you want something more high end quality. I actually love the simple design and the way this phone looks. Also have seen worse looking phones. Long as it works and does what I want its all good. The quality isn't as bad as stated either in the review. If you're not sure, then you need to go into T-mobile and touch, feel and try it out to see what you think.

12. jake unregistered

Samsung gravity. 3 lokks nicer designed but i want samsung geavity t t means touch this txt lookslike messagung phone from two years ago

13. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Life was sad back then (in 2011)
Gravity TXT
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.115 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1000 mAh(6.50h talk time)

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