The Samsung Conquer is ready to take over your 4G network with Android's Gingerbread OS, a next generation 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.5" screen and more for $99.99 with a contract. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the smartphone for Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
- The Samsung Conquer 4G promises 4G speeds at a 3G price and weighs only 4.1 ounces.
- This smartphone is noticeably lighter than other smartphones that we've tested.
- It does feature a textured back which is good for grip.
- There are function buttons along the bottom of the phone, and we wish they were incorporated into the touch interface rather than be physical buttons.
- That being said, the buttons don't protrude too much from the body of the phone.
- The Conquer has a 3.5" display which is the exact same size as the iPhone 4.
- The screen's resolution is only 320.480.
- If this is your first smartphone, then you probably won't notice the resolution.
- If you look at the phone closely, you can really see the pixelation.
- The touch screen is very responsive.
- When launching apps against the phone, it performed well and in some cases, better.
- Apps and web browsing never felt too crowded.
- There is only 3.2 megapixel camera on the phone, which is pretty low.
- The pictures didn't look too great: the colors outside were nice but the exposure inside and outside was all over the place.
- The button is double action, which we liked a lot.
- You press lightly to focus then press all the way down to take the picture.
- Android's Gingerbread does have more shooting options than most smartphone cameras.
- You can shoot in macro and control the white balance.
- The phone handled 4G speeds well if it's available in your area.
- Download speeds can average up to 4 times faster than 3G.
- With the ability to tether this phone, the 4G network makes even more sense.
- $99 with a contract.
- 3 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
- The phone is 4G but with the $99 price tag, the display resolution was way below average and the camera is sub-standard.
- We do like how the phone is light and how it feels in our hands.
- If you're looking for a light and capable entry to the 4G smartphone market, the Conquer is the middle of the road.
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