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Samsung Conquer Smartphone Review

Posted: September 21, 2011
Samsung Conquer Smartphone Review
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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.

Price

  • $99 with a contract.

Rating

  • 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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