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.