Samsung Vibrant ReviewBack to reviews
WHO THIS IS FOR
Social Network Enthusiasts
STAY AWAY IF YOU ARE A
This is Samsung’s other smartphone, however it operates on Android unlike the like the Samsung Focus which operates Windows Phone 7 OS. It is thin, light, has a great display and takes great pictures and video. Social Hub is a great addition to the phone’s OS allowing you to compile all of your social networks into one feed. It comes with some great games and other pre-loaded content. The AMOLED screen has one of the highest contrast ratios in the industry making for a pleasant viewing experience all-around.
It is one of the lightest phones on the market. Usually light phones feel cheaply made, but this one is nice to hold. Its simple design with few physical buttons makes the phone look really sleek. The touch capacitive buttons, home, menu, back, and search are easy to use and each time you touch one you the phone vibrates letting you know that you touched it.
Social Hub is great but as it aggregates all of your contacts from every social network, you tend to get a plethora of contacts you will never use. The camera takes great pictures and video even in bright sunlight. The only complaint I have about either of these is that there is no option to set your phone to automatically go back to camera mode after taking a picture. You are required to hit the back button every time after taking a picture. Further, when shuffling through your pictures, if you took one in portrait mode, it doesn’t rotate. You have to go into the pictures settings and manually change the orientation. Don’t get me wrong neither are a deal breaker, but both a bit of an annoyance.
The Vibrant has a great battery life with 390 minutes of talk time and 432 hours of standby time.
It comes standard with GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Not much in range of additional features, except those which come on the OS which are standard on all Android devices operating on the HTC Sense interface.
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