Samsung Captivate Glide Android Phone (AT&T)




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  1. John H. Eickhoff says:
    58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Phone, December 9, 2011
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    This review is from: Samsung Captivate Glide Android Phone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone)

    Finally an Android Phone with a good keyboard. I purchased this phone from the AT&T store the day it was available. It is more than I had hoped for. I saw it announced and was awaiting its release. In preparation I checked out some of the other Samsung keyboard phones for Verizon and Sprint to see what I thought but was very disappointed. The Captivate is so much better than the older keyboard sliders Samsung made for other Carriers.

    Keyboard is great the slide is solid and feels like it will last. They keyboard spacing is good also. They keyboard touch and feel is well done.

    The screen is perfect. It is crystal sharp and I have had no issues with its touch sensitivity.

    Camera. It is an 8mp phone cammera. It is good for a quick point and shoot camera but lacks the features of a high end point and shoot camera. It compares to the other good camera phones of 5mp or higher.

    Space. I am not sure how it calculates space but it does not seem to have 8gig like is advertised although I am not sure what it is counting. I stuck a 32gb card in it and have more room than I need. The Internal SD shows up as 4gb and then another 2 if you add in some protected storage.

    Web browser is so much faster than my old HTC Tilt 2 Windows phone and being a true touch screen it works great.

    Dual Core processor keeps everything running faster than you will notice. I have lots of games and movies and it runs fine.

    Size: This is a great size. They kept it thin even with the slider and it is not so big as to be a full size tablet like the Galaxy S2 Rocketship at 4.5 inches.

    Now the bad. It is from AT&T. They bloat it with worthless trial software. some of it runs so it taking up processing power even though you declined buying it. Of course there is no way to remove it. In defense of AT&T’s poor practices they all do it.

    Battery life. I have never had a phone I am happy with the battery life and this one is no different. At times you can almost hear the life being drained out of it. You will never get more than a days use out of it. Plan on charging it every night (and sometimes more).

    Did not come with syncing to outlook. You can sync to Google but why do I want my information in Google’s hands. Plenty of free synching software is available so this is not an issue.

    I love the phone. It was a perfect replacement for my HTC Tilt 2 (windows mobile). If I had to do it all over again I would still buy this phone.

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  2. M. Muzammil "IncidentFlux" says:
    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Physical QWERTY GSM Android Smartphone, March 4, 2012
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    M. Muzammil “IncidentFlux” (Ajman, United Arab Emirates) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Samsung Captivate Glide Android Phone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone)

    My first phone was a physical QWERTY Nokia 5510, and my last was a Nokia E71 (Unlocked). These phones have very well built hardware keyboards, Samsung is not entirely there yet, but this is a very well built classy looking phone.

    Note: AmazonWireless was selling this as “Unlocked” which implied that it won’t need a network unlock code, so I had to get it unlocked. Now I’m using it in the United Arab Emirates.

    Pros
    1. Slider is well built, the spring action is helpful. Hopefully it won’t get loose over time.
    2. The 4″ screen is ideal for me, since I mostly listen to radio.
    3. The slider on the USB door is very cool, keeps the dust out.
    4. Beautiful back-light keyboard, very clear.
    5. Fantastic value for the price.

    Cons
    1. Major con – No notification light. (Rooting allows touch button lights to become notification lights)
    2. Major con – Android doesn’t clearly indicate if caps lock or num has been engaged on the physical keyboard.
    3. Minor con – No slot to attach a hand strap. (workaround: get a case)
    4. Major con – Speaker should’ve been stereo and on the sides, for louder sound. (workaround: use apps like Volume+ or Equalizer)
    5. Major con – No hardware FM radio receiver. Really useful if you’re out roaming or on vacation.

    Observations
    1. Not Samsungs fault, but it’s hard to find good quality leather covers for sliders.

    Edit:
    The AT&T ROM has carrier restrictions which means you can’t manually toggle between 2G and 3G networks. This is not a deal breaker, but those who don’t use data packages or want to conserve battery can’t switch to 2G if they want to.

    Even after sim unlocking you can’t do network searches, other network’s sim will work, but you won’t be able to see a list of them. This is not an Android or Samsung limitation, since flashing with other ROMs from XDA will release you from these restrictions.

    2nd Edit:
    The GPS receiver on this phone keeps accurate locks on satellites, I was driving at 140 Km/hr and Google Latitude was tracking me accurately, even exiting at high speeds or traffic jams. I don’t have a data package and it was switched off as well. So it wasn’t getting any help from AGPS.

    3rd Edit:
    The SanDisk 64GB Mobile Ultra MicroSDXC Class 6 Memory Card with SD Adapter – Retail Packaging works really well, without any issues. This phone keeps getting better and better!

    4th Edit:
    If you’re not happy with the battery life, try these larger capacity third party batteries:
    1. 1,950mAh – Mugen Power Slim Extended-Capacity Battery for Samsung Captivate Glide i927
    2. 3,600mAh – Mugen Power Extended Battery w/ Battery Cover for Samsung Captivate Glide i927

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  3. D Allen says:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Love this phone!, February 18, 2012
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    D Allen (CO, USA) –

    This review is from: Samsung Captivate Glide Android Phone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone)

    I’ve had my Samsung Captivate Glide for a little over a month now and I love it. My previous phone was an older Motorola flip phone so this phone felt large to begin with, but after using it for a couple weeks, the bigger screen is worth the extra size. The QWERTY keyboard has a nice feel and is large enough to make typing easy. Nice camera w/flash, haven’t tried the camcorder yet. WiFi works great! The screen is sharp and clear and the touchscreen is really nice. The battery seems to last better than I’ve heard about smartphones, I usually have 1/4 to 1/2 a charge left at the end of the day.

    My only (really minor) complaint: although there are lots of protective covers out there supposedly for this phone, the only one I’ve found that fits the phone is the dusty blue Body Glove cover sold by AT&T; the others are too “thick” and don’t allow the phone to slide smoothly.

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