Stuck February 9, 2011
Reviewer: alfleagle "alfleagle" (Arkansas, USA) -
Great screen, decent battery, Swipe is amaze-your-friends fast. But the Captivate is stuck with no Android updates so you can't do flash, you can't do Skifta, you can't move apps to the external SD card like you could if Samsung/AT&T would roll out Android 2.2 for the Captivate which has already been done in Canada. Android 2.3 is being released and the Captivate is stuck at 2.1. I'd seriously recommend looking at Motorola or HTC.
Great hardware and messy software February 9, 2011
Reviewer: Riaz Nasir Virani
I really want to like this phone. The screen is gorgeous. The form factor is great. I like having the lock button on the side of the phone. It's all great, except for the software. For one, we're still stuck on Android 2.1 because Samsung can't get its act together. It's really embarrassing for a company that's banking hugely on these Android phones to have a development team so incompetent that they can't deliver a 2.2 update for 8 months! Leave that be, the phone is still laggy and occasionally slow. The snappy Hummingbird processor is great within applications. However, Samsung again has put in some very poor backend software (their HFS file system) that causes lock up in input/output. Basically, your phone will freeze for some seconds. It happens often enough that it's a real problem. there is also one final problem. It's a hardware thing. The battery is horrendous. It can barely stand a full-day of light use. I haven't seen other Android smartphones have a battery soooo bad. I would highly recommend getting the Seidio Innocell battery to boost the capacity if you intent to get this phone.
Nice Phone, but no fro-yo January 19, 2011
I've had this phone for several months now. Simply put, I like it! Graphics is great, lots of functionalities. GPS works fine for me, but I use the Google Maps function, rather than AT&T's Navigation. Have not had any problems. I've had a few other smartphones before. The LG Vu is no good, nor is Nokia's Surge.
Have only experienced minor problems with this one, mainly associated with the Email push program that I use to get work email. It has a tendency to crash randomly.
I'm also waiting on the Fro-Yo upgarde. Don't know what AT&T is waiting for? I also get the "No firmware" message when I try to check for firmware for the phone. Not sure what the deal is there. It doesn't seem to affect the phone's performance any.
My only gripes are not with the phone, but with AT&T. Seems AT&T is not providing all the apps available on the Android Market, and of course some apps, like Skype, don't work at all. And of course the bloatware that AT&T insists on putting on. But as I have so many apps, those icons just disappear with the rest of them, and I can move them to far far far back, so I don't ever have to see them. :)
Great phone from a great place December 1, 2010
Reviewer: Travis Cleveland
This phone is just great. it Got here exactly on time and in BRAND NEW condition. i love it. i am coming from a iphone 3g i am completly blown away! this is a great phone and you cant beat amazon's price with a stick! just get it!
From Strict Business to Business + Pleasure October 28, 2010
Reviewer: Da Kris (Texas) -
My first phone ever was the AT&T Blackberry Curve (the one with the annoying ball). I swore by it as the must have for people more concerned with business needs. Recently I used my upgrade for my birthday and wanted to go all out and try the Samsung Captivate. I'm a big fan of Android so it only made sense that I finally purchased one.
1. The phone itself is sleek, modern and very edgy looking like most androids.
2. Display on this phone is amazing and the large screen saves the strain on the eyes.
4. Android Market Place keeps this phone from ever getting boring and has tons of free and useful apps
5. It keeps up with my add and is able to run so many apps at once.
1. Can't delete apps that come on the phone
2. Even if you have 2 bars txt msgs are not always sent (having to resend up to 3x)
3. Battery Life isn't the greatest. Captivate keeps running multiple programs without you personally opening them so it drains the battery faster.
1. I suggest following the tutorials or really listening to your salesman due to the fact phone might be too complicated.
2. ASAP download from the market an APP killer, there are multiple ones. It'll save your battery.
Overall I give this phone four stars. It's great fun and can keep up with all my business needs. When they fix the text msg bug I'll give it five.
Received a defective cellphone but amazon customer service took care of it promptly September 15, 2010
Reviewer: Darpan Pradhan
I had ordered these cell phones on Sept 7th and the shipment arrived on the 13th, much earlier than the projected delivery date which was around 21st. The package included everything that I had ordered. Both Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and Samsung Captivate are nice pieces of hardware. The Xperia felt a little bit heavier after batteries were loaded on both but still lighter compared to Motorola Droid.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Looks nice. Has chrome finishing around the edges. Feels good while holding. Has buttons for home, menu and back. Facebook, gmail and picasa apps comes preloaded. Has 8.1MP camera. Has android 1.6.
The name says it all! Vibrant AMOLED screen keeps you captivated. Soft keys has haptic sensors. Comes with android 2.1. Comes preloaded with AT&T and third party apps. Very light and large screen (4 inch diagonal). Processor is pretty fast. Comes with Maps application that has layers built into it. The traffic layer is the coolest one that provides almost real time traffic status on highways so you would know what route to avoid.
The Samsung Captivate turned out to be defective. The issue was its haptic sensor malfunctioned every now and then that would drive the phone into a continuous vibration mode for 5-10 minutes. This also caused all other applications to close and hung up on the home screen. Amazon Customer Service rep was phenomenal in documenting the issue and replacement phone was sent the very next day via UPS. No doubt that despite extensive QA and testing, defective hardware make it to the market, however, the way Amazon handled the issue was phenomenal and the reason why they deserve 5 star. If you guys are looking for coolest android devices or any other electronic devices, I would definitely recommend Amazon.
Awesome Hardware, Ho-Hum Software September 5, 2010
Reviewer: Tyler Atkins "Kiserai" (Spokane, WA) -
This phone really is slick. The screen is gorgeous and bright, and the processor and GPU are amazing. The camera takes good photos in decent light, and it also takes good high-resolution videos. It feels very nice in the hand and is very light without feeling cheaply made. The screen is also made of Gorilla Glass so it's nice and scratch resistant.
However, there are a few things to keep in mind. There is no flash for the camera, so pictures in low light situations won't turn out very good at all. There's a night mode in the camera app, but it doesn't do all that much to help. There's also no trackball/notification light so you won't know if you have messages or e-mails without actually waking the device. The phone is a very symmetrical design so it can be hard to know which end is the top when pulling it out of your pocket, so you'll constantly find yourself holding it upside down when you go to look at it. There's also the issue of AT&T disabling HSUPA on this phone. The hardware is perfectly capable of doing HSUPA, but AT&T has turned it off so that those frequencies are less crowded for those using the iDevice. We wouldn't want THEM to have slow upload speeds, now would we?
But the real drawback is the crapware Samsung loaded on here. TouchWiz, while it looks pretty nice, performs pretty terribly. The development community has released lagfixes that speed up the phone considerably (I recommend Super Rooter Extreme for an all in one solution), but hopefully when Samsung releases Froyo it will have fixed all the lag issues. Basically, for some reason when you launch an app it can stutter and the phone freezes for a second or two before it does anything. Also, when rebooting the phone it takes forever to scan the onboard media storage to look for changes. If you're willing to root there are temporary fixes in place that work well enough, but Samsung needs to take the reigns and get this squared away on their end, since other phones running stock Android don't have this problem.
In the end, I still highly recommend it. It's a bit more future-proof than the Nexus One (the only other high-end Android phone I would recommend on AT&T) as far as hardware is concerned because the Hummingbird chipset is currently unrivaled for sheer power, and since there are Galaxy S phones running this chipset on multiple carriers the development community will come up with some great stuff for these phones over time. Just know that the way things sit right now you'll have to put up with some quirks until Samsung (or more likely the dev community) fixes them.
Perfect iPhone Replacement August 31, 2010
Reviewer: ibinubu12 (Detroit, MI) -
We bought this from an AT&T Store only so I could keep my unlimited data plan (didn't see an option here on Amazon), but I can safely say that I have not missed my iPhone 3G one bit! The Captivate is a fantastic phone! Loving Swipe and what Samsung calls "Haptic Feedback" where the phone vibrates at every button push. Honestly, it's a great phone, and AT&T can't be beat for service and network quality here in SE Michigan! My Captivate has faster upload/download speeds on AT&T 3G than we can get through our Comcast cable internet!
A great phone IF the iPhone 4 gives you problems July 28, 2010
Reviewer: A. Hadidian "Ara" (LA, CA) -
I returned my iphone 4 (which I saw bars go down when held in death grip but did not drop calls) since I wanted the white one and it sounded like in a few days it would be available.
Well it got pushed back and nobody in Los Angeles has a iphone 4 to sell.
So I bought the Samsung Captivate since I am in no way a apple guy (Big PC/Microsoft guy!).
Thin nice and light design.
Beautiful screen-size is perfect with Evo being too big and iphone a bit too small.
Video's and pictures look great and alive!
Camera takes great pictures and has so many cool controls.
Love the widgets and shortcuts you can put on the front of the phone.
Lots of deep customization of things..sometimes tooo much!
Gallery brings in pictures from places you didnt think you had pictures.
Really cool moving wallpapers..which can be a con (see later).
Battery life- I had a fully charged Captivate and started day at 7:30AM and I had warning about battery low at 3:00PM. I was told on forums to make wallpaper regular black screen and get Advanced Task Killer. It was a bit better but have to do lots of juggling to get to 5-6PM without sweating to get to car and plug into charger. I dont want to carry a extra battery or add on a plump extended battery.
Iphone 3GS and 4 last me whole day and have 20% left when I get home with streaming news on drive home not charging.
Mail client- If you are using Exchange for work and have subfolders...forget it!
The subfolder names are arranged at the top for you to swipe alpha to the right folder. To make it worst the RSS feed folders are in there too.
Then, I cant move messages to another folder. I read the forums and was suggested to get a different app. Ok not bad but the app was $15! I expect a $200 smartphone to handle email out of the box.
GPS-there is a bug and I cant use the free turn by turn directions. I dont feel so bad for having bought Navigon for iphone at $29 that at least worked all the time.
The strip of buttons (Options - Home - Back - Search) at the bottom of the phone: these get you around and they are laggy. They do not respond fast enough. These should have been physical buttons not touch sensitive ones.
Multitasking-Its great to multitask but the phone gets slow when too many apps are open like Windows mobile use to be. I did get an app to help with that but I would have thought Android would have handled this on its own. It says it does but phone got slow and now I need to open this app to kill what is open. Though I saw some setting where every hour it can do it for you.
Apps- I think there is a good selection of apps and it should improve as it goes, but. THe apps are certainly not as polished as on the iphone and some have lot less functionality. example: the Chase bank app on iphone let me take a picture of a check made out to me and it would get the routing # and $ amount and get deposited in my account. Their android app doesnt do this. I called Chase and gave them hell. They said they will "one day support more mobile devices" well great, when?
There are a few more little things but just cosmetic and dont affect the fucntionality of the phone.
I will give this phone 15 more days and then I will return it. But I will research and see if I can find ways to keep this phone. Right now if I had to decide, I'd box this up and pay my $35 restocking fee and get back in an iphone 4.
If you think this is just me go to a n d r o i d f o r u m s . c o m and see the Captivate forum for people who are in same boat as me.
If you have not had iphone 3GS or 4 this phone seems great and wonderful. But if you are on AT&T why not get better for same price? Thats what I am asking myself.
Too buggy to be stuck with for 2 years December 18, 2010
Reviewer: W. Ortiz "steph"
Oh how I wish I had read more reviews on this phone before entering myself into a 2 year contract with this phone.
-The screen resolution is really nice. You're not going to find a better screen than this one
-The Samsung stock widgets are pretty cool
-It's light. It's still way lighter than the iPhone 4 and pretty much any other phone
-It's tough. I've dropped this phone several times now and it's still functioning :-) and has only minor scratches.
-GPS didn't work out of the box. I bought my phone in October and GPS never worked. I waited for AT&T to roll out an update, which they did, but it didn't fix my GPS issues (I think it did on some). I had to go to an external website and follow their step-by-step directions to get it working.
-Once the phone is restarted it's completely unresponsive (unusable) for the first 2 or 3 minutes. It does a Media Scan every time which can take way too long.
-Still no Google Froyo (2.2). They've been telling us we'll get an update "soon". Still waiting...
-Charging the phone can be a real annoyance because the port is so tiny. When I charge my phone I have to turn on the light and look at the cable and the port to see if I'm plugging it in right. (I came from having an iPhone where it was easy to connect the phone to the charger because the port was big)
-The charging/usb port is on TOP of the phone. If your phone is charging and you have to make a phone call, the cable hangs from on top of the phone thus making it awkward when trying to make a phone call. (This is a minor quibble I suppose)
-Sometimes even making/receiving phone calls can be a nightmare. When calls come in, sometimes the touch response of the phone doesn't acknowledge that I'm trying to answer the phone. And when I'm actually on a call and I take the phone away from my ear to either enter something in the keypad or even hang up the phone, the screen is completely black. It won't acknowledge that I'm trying to make some sort of input into the phone. So if I've called someone and it's gone to voicemail and I don't want to leave a message, I can't even hang up the phone.
-The sound settings for this phone are too loud even on the lowest setting. When I try to set the sound level on my alarms it's done by incremental, numeric measurements (i.e. 1 - 10 or something). And even level 1 is too loud. (Minor quibble)
-The volume buttons on the phone are active even when the phone is locked. When I have the phone in my pocket it will sometimes brush against the linings of my pocket and cause the music volume to raise or lower. (This is a minor quibble, but it's still very annoying)
-The alarm defaults don't make sense. If you create a new alarm, you have to enable snooze in order to have it active. It doesn't default to snooze. Also, if you purposely have your phone on silent the alarm will still sound. This sucks when you're at a talk or a movie because it suddenly rings when you weren't expecting it to because it's on silent.
*I'm not sure if this is Froyo's fault or the phone's fault. But if you use the Google Maps App and then lock the phone, it will continue to use the GPS functionality even though you have your phone locked. This will drain your battery and is a major annoyance.
Your Phone + Your Computer
-After installing the drivers you can't even plug in the phone to a Windows 7 (64x) computer without having to enable mounting on the phone EVERY TIME. This is a major annoyance.
-Album covers have to be embedded into the songs if you'd like to see the cover art for that song. (My first smart phone was an iPhone 3g, I didn't have this issue with that phone)
-Samsung Kies doesn't work for me. I have the US version which supposedly just does updates, but, the software crashes for me.
-If you plug in your phone to the computer it's completely unusable. (Although, I think it did this too with the iPhone 3G)
-If your songs start with "..." or any other non (A-Za-z) character then it won't be recognized and probably won't get synced.
I'm not using the camera on this phone as a replacement for a real camera. I'm just using it for spur-of-the-moments.
-The camera is not great on this phone. If you're outside pictures will look clear. If you're inside with a decent amount of lighting pictures will look clear. If you're inside and trying to take pictures of someone on stage, you will not be able to take a clear picture at all. It will always look too bright. I was able to much better looking pictures on my old iPhone 3G than this.
-The responsiveness of the camera controls can be TOO LAGGY. I don't mind lag when I'm using everything else but the camera, but I DO mind lag when attempting to take pictures with this camera (too much lag and you'll miss key moments). Sometimes it doesn't process I want to view the settings...It just sits idly by. Sometimes it doesn't process that I've attempted to zoom in or out. Again, it just sits idly by.
-If your battery is at <10% you can't even use the camera. I realize the battery is low and I don't care. I STILL WANT TO TAKE PICTURES! (Minor quibble I suppose)
-I've yet to take video on this phone, so I can't really review that.
I tend to like Samsung products (I have a really nice TV of theirs and I've owned other products in the past) so I bought this because I knew it would be a good product. But, after using it for several months, I'm very disappointed with Samsung. I owned an iPhone but lost it recently so I switched to an Android because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I'm not a fervent Apple fangirl at all (I'm not even a fan). But, I've never missed my iPhone more.
wrost android phone ever. December 16, 2010
Had the Motorola droid before. It was slower, smaller screen. Never have any major problem with the droid. Had to switch to AT & T, since my area' cell tower went down for verizon.
Samsung Captivate is much faster, bigger screen which is good.
But I have problems with the GPS, I have the latest updated. but it didn't solve the GPS problems. I would be crossing the SF bay bay bridge, and at the toll booth, it give stupid direction, like make a U-turn. when I'm heading to daily city.
After 2 months with the phone, My phone start turning off randomly. I check around the web, it seem like other people has same issue. and there is no solution, except to exchange for another phone. It's pain in the butt to check every half hour, to make sure, the phone didn't turn off by itself.
I'm still stuck at 2.1 operating system, while most other phones are at 2.2 O.S.
can wait till my 2 year contact is over. so I can get a real smartphone.
I'm never going to buy any samsung phone.
A phone for my needs December 17, 2010
After close to three months of research, I finally decided on the Captivate. I measured the pros and the cons and decided that the positives far outweighed the negs. Being that this was my first touch screen, I was apprehensive about how it would respond to my large hands and I'm very pleased with it. Yes, unlike Iphone 4G, it doesn't have a flash, but the test photos and video I took when I played around with it were amazing for a five megapixel camera. Most people complained about the battery time and other odds and ends and my solution was to read the manual. Not the quick start pamphlet that came with it, but the 100 plus page one online that was available for download. After about a half-hour, I was able to customize it to my needs and found enough free apps from the droid mmarket to help me along the way. This was also my first online purchase and I'm pleased with the ease of Amazon to get me started. I received an email with a UPS tracking number and even though I was slated to receive it on Friday, it showed up at my doorstep a day early. I will use Amazon again for my online shopping needs. Update: It has been over a week and I'm constantly playing with the phone. I've downloaded many apps, including a locator and an anti-virus. The GPS is spot on. I loaded Google maps and took a walk, the cursor followed my every step for over the three mile trail. I installed a task manager to keep me abreast of what apps were draining the battery and it helps greatly. I've never had it power down on me, but the screen will lock after a few minutes on the phone, to conserver power. A quick touch of the power button and the display is up again or if I get another call. Once again, I suggest that people download the .pdf manual from the Samsung website and take time to read it. The five megapixel camera is standard, but has enough options if one chooses to experiment. It allows you to adjust the exposure manually or pick one the preset options such as nighttime, indoors, landscape, and action. I have the data plan, but barely scratched the surface of it because of my wifi connections at home and other locations. I didn't think texting would be as easy on a touchscreen but I was wrong. Not only is texting fast, but their is a program in the phone that learns your movements and can guess your words in advance. No more ur, rly, or prbly allowed in my messages. For the price, it was more than a bargain. A downright steal.
BEAUTIFUL October 3, 2010
Reviewer: Ronnie Garry
IPHONE WHAT...THE CAPTIVATE WILL DEFINITELY DO THAT TO YOU. I LOVE THE PHONE. IT HAS INCREDIBLE APPS BEAUTIFUL AMOLED SCREEN. THE ONE DOWN FALL AND THIS IS PRETTY MUCH UNIVERSAL WITH THIS PHONE AND ANY SMART PHONE IS BATTERY LIFE. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECCOMEND THIS PHONE.
Good phone but terrible battery life August 30, 2010
Reviewer: Jung Won Song (VA USA) -
I've switched from iphone 3GS to Samsung Captivate because I wanted to try android phone and see what all the hypes were about. I agree the display of this phone is simply awesome, thanks to AMOLED technology, and apps available on adroid market are great. I also liked how I could customize the phone in so many different ways.
However, I decided to go back to my iphone after using Samsung Captivate for almost a month because it had such horrible battery life. I am not a heavy-duty user but the battery wouldn't even last a day! I don't want to constantly worry about my phone dying on me in the middle of the day. Seriously. If you decide to get this phone, make sure you get a car charger because you will definitely need it.
Worst Cell phone I have owned! October 17, 2010
Reviewer: G. F. THOMAS "fredth" (Lebanon,mo) -
I have had cell phones since the bag phone. This phone has cause me more problems than any I have had! My last phone before this was a Samsung Rugby and for conversation quality it beat this hands down!
This phone is so garbled during a conversation you have to keep asking the other party to repeat so you can understand what they want or what they are saying.
I downloaded a software upgrade from AT&T and now I have no email connection. I thought software upgrades were suppose to help not cause problems?
The power button on the side is a headache too every time I go to get it out of my holster it either turns off or on.I have missed calls because of grabbing it out of the holster and hit the side button and shut the phone off.
I now have a case with AT&T to try and resolve the garble problems,but to no avail yet.
This is by far the worst cellphone I have ever had(including the bag phone)
The screen and camera are very good, but I wanted a phone for communication,I have cameras and computers for the internet!!!
I now have an iphone 4 and what a differents. I have better reception,no shutdowns or worry about it turning on without my turning it on. The camera is just as good as the Captivate and has flash. Just flat works better in all connections that I use.
BIG problems hiding behind such a pretty phone... September 18, 2010
Got this phone a couple of days after it was released on the market. Fell in love with it right away. If only I had known about the nightmares waiting for me a few weeks after that...
The phone started off working great. Beautiful AMOLED screen, great audio quality, connectivity. Was a bit disappointed with the selection of apps on Android Market, but thought this was a minor issue.
As I explored the phone more, I began encountering a lot of drawbacks and annoyances:
-BIGGEST problem: Lag time between switching screens began to get progressively worse. Lag time is actually a big problem with this phone (search on the internet and see for yourself). Sometimes in between switching screens, the phone would freeze and no amount of pushing back/power buttons or infinite patience would get it to work again. The progressively worsening lag time did NOT correlate with the amount of apps installed or running simultaneously. I have downloaded 2-3 small-sized apps in the time I have had this phone; there's no reason for it to be running so slowly. Also, when a lag occurred while you were running an app, the app would sometimes shut down unexpectedly
-Implementing an unlock pattern for security for this phone is a big no-no! No matter how many times I traced the correct pattern, the phone just would not take it. Finally, FINALLY after ~1000 times of tracing the pattern, it finally unlocked. If this happens to you, don't bother calling Samsung tech support. Wasted 2 hours on the phone and got nothing useful from them. Apparently they are not aware of this issue with their phone.
-Music player initially worked with no problems. Could do multiple things on the phone while listening to music (browsing internet, playing games, texting, etc). After about ~3 weeks of use, whenever I access the player and start playing a song, and then try to switch to the home screen by pressing the "back" or "house" icons on the bottom of the phone, the music player automatically turns off. The only way to get the song to play again was to access the music player, and sometimes, the wrong song would play instead of the one I was previously listening to. I use my cell phone a lot for music (previously used Sony Ericsson 580i Walkman phone; worked great), so the music player issue is particularly annoying.
-Android Market sucks. No good games; the only good apps are the Google ones; not much else to choose from.
-Cannot stream online videos besides what's on Youtube. Phone will not stream MSN video (it says "no video format for your phone"). No Flash player plugins, no MOV. codecs to be found anywhere. Have to download separate video player for DivX movies.
-Camera: photo quality is average. No flash available.
Good phone but not suitable for corporate users December 3, 2010
Reviewer: Krish Narayan "jaykrish" (VA United States) -
are the plus points with this device.
However, its serious flaw is lack of exchange server support. I am clueless as to why exchange server support is a big deal given Apple is able to do it seamlessly with iphones.
If you want to use outlook (especially for corporate users) you will have to buy Touchdown by Nitrodesk at $19.99.
Even though, it competes well with iphone in most categories it fails miserably in outlook setup (I understand it's an Android issue nevertheless ...)
Android phone November 2, 2010
I am really satisfied with Samsung Galaxy phone.
I used Samsung cell phone before.
I like every application. Now I'm enjoying.
I strongly recommend you!!
Great phone. Apple should take notes October 14, 2010
Reviewer: V. Edwards "yaknow1" (Tacoma, Wa usa) -
I was looking to upgrade to a smartphone. The top three I was choosing from was 1.Blackberry Torch. 2. I-Phone. 3. Samsung Captivate. I didn't go with the Torch cuz of past blackerry freezing experiences, and the keys looked really small. I didn't go with the I-Phone 4. Cuz of the drop calls, and the fact that it seems their main goal is to suck the cunsumer dry with slight upgrades to the next gen. (if they have it this year, I'll bet the farm they could of put it on the previous I-phone. I ended up going with the Samsung Captivate. I've only had this phone a week. I Am amazed. I'm still learning, and I figure things out pretty quick. Theres just so much to this phone. I won't bore u with a long review. I will say this. this phone does everything, u just have to be patient, and play around with it. I read other reviews saying that this phone doesn't load third party apps. Lets clear that up. Third party apps, are apps not provided by the phone, or the service provider. So the I-Phone doesn't have third party apps. This being an android phone. Means that the apps that are in the android market are third party apps. They're not created by the phone, or service provider. So if ur looking to download I-phone apps. Its Apple that doesn't allow it. not the android phone. I've shopped the android market and read reviews on apps. There r custumers from Verizon, Att, Sprint, and so on, reviewing the same apps I'm shopping. With the open ended potential of this phone. It will continue to get better. So u won't have to get a new phone every year, like u would with apple. Buy the phone u won't regret it. I use for business, and pleasure.
average to good September 7, 2010
Reviewer: Kevin Vijayvargiya
Overall a pretty good phone but it bugs me that there is no flash for the camera, so pictures dont always come out very good. There's a night mode in the camera app, but it doesn't seem to open the aperture of the camera much to let in more light so its not all that affective. It is also not that easy to tell when you have messages; no light signal. The phone is a very slick design so it can be hard to know which end is the top when pulling it out of your pocket, so you'll constantly find yourself holding it upside down when you go to look at it when you are in a hurry and worried about missing calls. The Phone is perfectly capable of doing HSUPA, but it doesnt seem to be activated.