Samsung Infuse 4G Android Phone (AT&T)




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  1. Todd Stevens says:
    200 of 205 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Infuse vs Captivate, May 19, 2011
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    Todd Stevens (North Carolina) –
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    This review is from: Samsung Infuse 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone)

    I’ve never had a phone or PDA where I didn’t have to sacrifice a lot to get something else. Not with this one. I am a Google addict. I use Google Docs, Tasks, Contacts, GMail, Calendar, etc. So of course this phone works perfectly with all of that and syncs well with my Galaxy Tab, Windows 7 PC and MacBook Air.

    Before this I had a Captivate running Froyo and wasn’t sure if switching would be worth the cost, as I mainly have just wanted a bigger screen. I don’t know why iPhone does so well at only 3.5″. You can’t read text on something that small. I could barely stand 4″ Captivate. 4.5″ seems to be the sweet spot. Especially since the phone is so thin and light. Perfect width for telephone conversation and surfing, typing.

    The biggest surprise though is the battery life. I have never had a smartphone last a whole day and I do not talk much on them or play media. Just surfing, texting and updating calendar, tasks, etc usually drains the battery. On my Captivate I could go about 12 hours if I used a black background, turned off 3G, turned off WiFi except when needed, etc. But with the Infuse, I took it out of the box 1/2 charged Monday evening. Charged to full charge (takes up to 4 hours from 0%) and took it off the charger at 10:40pm. Tonight is Thursday and at 9:30pm it finally died! Nearly 3 whole days!! I used a 1/3 of each day with FaceBook Go Chat open on it, full color wallpaper, never turned off WiFi in the entire 3 days. Screen brightness has been on medium or Auto. Just normal use, nothing heavy and nothing to intentionally preserve battery. That in itself justified the cost.

    But other perks have been how fast menus open and apps launch compared to some lags in Captivate. I put the Captivate and Infuse side by side expecting to see more text in Kindle app, web surfing, etc with the larger screen. It actually showed the same amount of text, but only larger which was nice. I guess I could reduce font and see more text, but I liked the larger text. The charger seems easier to insert than the Captivate.

    Don’t care if TouchWiz 3.0 vs 4.0. I install and launch apps easily. Who cares what they put out in Europe that could be crippled when it gets to us. I don’t care if it’s not running Gingerbread. Eventually I am sure it will, but if it never did. I wouldn’t miss it. My Captivate had 2.1 for a long time, but eventually got Froyo. Be patient people. These O/S updates provide minor enhancements. I can do everything I need on this phone. If you are a task oriented, efficiency dependent person like I am, this phone is for you.

    In summary. This is the best phone or PDA I have ever seen. I will keep this one until it dies (normally I keep a phone 6 – 10 months). I don’t care what better specs come out down the road. Often specs are over-hyped or mean drained battery. I rarely review anything, but figured there were some Captivate owners on the fence out there like I was. So I hope this helps you make the decision.

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  2. Brian A. Wolters says:
    124 of 129 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This Phone Is Snappy!, May 16, 2011
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    Brian A. Wolters (Cabot, Arkansas) –
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    This review is from: Samsung Infuse 4G Android Phone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone)

    You are going to hear a lot of opinions on how this phone isn’t dual core, isn’t the Galaxy S II, too big, blah blah blah. Unless you simply must have the “next generation” phone this fall, if you are looking for the BEST AT&T Android phone, the Samsung Infuse is it.

    On paper, I didn’t upgrade by much…I already had the pretty good Samsung Captivate. But after a few minutes with the Infuse, I could already tell this was a great phone. The performance is so snappy and quick. I don’t have official benchmarks but for instance, I am a heavy Google Reader user. On the Captivate, when I would choose “Mark All Previous Read”, it would take, on average, 10 seconds. Now, it is about 1 second. This is on both Wi-Fi and “4G”. App loading and closing is also much faster. I did have my home menu in a long “spinning symbol” after running some apps and I even rebooted but it has since not returned.

    The screen is absolutely beautiful. Bight, big and sharp. The screen size was the selling point for me and it feels good in your hand. Slightly larger feeling but I expected it to feel much bigger.

    Multimedia is also a joy to use on this phone. The front facing camera is a nice addition and I like having the flash on the 8MP camera on the back. We did try a Tango video call and never could get it to work right. If we weren’t sideways, then it wasn’t displaying correctly. Someone needs to make a definitive video chat client for Android.

    To me, this phone is ready for the future. Even with dual core processors out there, this phone should do you for at least the terms of a 2 year contract, if not longer. If you simply can’t wait for the fall lineup of phones, this is an excellent choice.

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