Samsung Rogue U960 Review
Even though the Samsung Rogue U960 has a lot to offer and packs an AMOLED display and 3MP camera, the most important feature of any mobile phone should be its call quality and reception. We are glad to report that in both of these areas the Rouge does exceptionally well. In fact, we believe that call quality is better than what we experienced with the enV Touch (which was quite good), as voices sounded slightly clearer and more natural on both ends. However, speakerphone volume is not as loud as the enV Touch, since it only has one speaker. The signal reception on both phones was nearly identical, as we would have 2-3 bars showing and did not drop any calls. When placing the phones in the hidden test mode, we could see that the Rogue would get a –82dB signal and the enV Touch would get –84dB outside. A value of –55dB (or lower) is achieved when next to a local tower.
The included 960 mAh battery is rated to provide up to 4.7 hours of talk time or 12 days of standby time on a full charge. We were able to get up to 4.5 hours of continuous talk time, compared with 5 hours on both the Glyde (1000 mAh) and enV Touch (950 mAh). For those who require longer talk times between charges, there is an optional 1550 mAh battery that can be purchased.
In every possible way the Samsung Rogue U960 is a worthy upgrade from the Glyde U940. First and foremost the touchscreen issues have been completely resolved, thanks to it using resistive technology instead of capacitive. The 3.1” AMOLED display looks truly amazing and is the clear winner above traditional TFT. Not to mention the Rogue has excellent call quality and signal reception and sports a good 3MP autofocus camera with flash, HTML browser, and sliding QWERTY keyboard. Unfortunately, the device only comes with one menu theme and it still has the same old outdated red music player that lacks the ability to run in the background . Because of this, it is a tough choice for those looking to purchase either the Rogue or the enV Touch. It really comes down to personal preference and what features are more important to you, as neither phone is truly better than the other.
Samsung Rogue U960 Video Review:
- 3.1” WVGA AMOLED display
- Touchscreen sensitivity is good
- Excellent camera performance
- Awesome call quality and reception
- 3.5mm headset jack
- Nice overall build and fashionable design
- Outdated music player that lacks multitasking
- Proprietary charger/data port
- YouTube videos look blotchy and over-pixelated at full screen
- Somewhat heavy feeling
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- Display 3.1" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 3 MP
- Battery 960 mAh(4.70h talk time)