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Samsung Captivate. The Best Android Phone Out There?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HustlinDaily, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. HustlinDaily

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    Looks like a Galaxy S with 16GB/32GB storage options.

    In terms of hardware, I think that this is the best Android phone atm.
     

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    Will definitely be my next phone. No question. I've been waiting so long for anything decent to hit ATT, & it seems that time has finally f'ing come. Hallelujah.

    Link to thread in Galaxy S forum.
     
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    Unbiased Comparo Versus iPhone 4 (I have to do it)

    Same:
    1GHz Hummingbird Processor (A4 is close to same, slightly changed by Apple. Same core)
    16GB/32GB Internal Memory Options
    5MP Camera w/ 720p Videorecording
    Accelerometer+Gyroscope

    Different:
    Captivate: 4" SuperAMOLED. iPhone: 3.5" High Res LCD
    Captivate: more than 256 megs of ram most likely
    Captivate: Autofocus Camera/Camcorder. iPhone4: Tap-To-Focus for both
    Captivate has Android 2.1 while iPhone4 has iOS4.
    iPhone has better antennas (exterior antennas on gorilla glass body).
    iPhone has pentaband HSPA meaning you can get 3G around the world.


    Can't think of anything else.
     
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    No 4G, like the galaxy s pro.

    4G wins.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
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    Is it easy to remove the Samsung custom UI in its entirety? Or at least disable it? I really hate the Samsung skin, but I absolutely love this hardware.
     
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    "Samsung Electronics says its new smartphone 'Galaxy S' can better connect a user to the world compared with other competitors.

    The world's second-largest handset maker claims the Galaxy S showed 20 percent greater success rate of transmission and reception than any other smartphone out on market when they were tested in mountainous and major commercial areas.

    The new Samsung smartphone's self-location ability using Wi-Fi is said to have been five times more accurate compared to that of other models"
     
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    This is indeed a very nice phone, but will we ever see Froyo on it? Or will Samsung just release it then never update it?
     
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    This is my worry as well. That it won't get updated. But I'm going to root anyway, so it'll be alright.
     
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    With its position as Samsung's flagship, I have a feeling it'll have their attention for a while. That means Froyo and probably Gingerbread. After that? I dunno.
     
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    Actually... with the talk of the UI being locked down in Gingerbread I'm wondering if manufacturers will want to send out updates to it. If they release an update to 3.0 and it totally changes the UI people might get confused which would be a bad thing...
     
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    Near perfect.
     
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    "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."

    This might keep me from leaving AT&T for Verizon, but no HDMI with 720p recording? I just dont get that omission.
     
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    Won't be without a "flash/flashlight".
     
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    Isnt there an app for that?
     
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    Well, if there is no light, what good is the app?


    [​IMG]
     
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    I didn't know HDMI out was such a standard feature now?

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
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    True, but thats a sexy back though.
     
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    Too Bad it is Samsung. They make nice sounding and looking prodcuts but in my experence never live up to what they should. And the software updates is a true worry. It happens with Samsung across all sectors of their home electronics. My biggest nightmare was with an early blu-ray player that firmware was so slow in being released it was not funny. If a new movie came out from either Fox or Disney you could almost guarentee you would not be able to play it for a month until they got a firmware out and they were the only company that was like that. Needless to say that still has left a very sour taste reguarding Samsung.
     
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    I originally thought one of those was the front facing camera. Now I'm wondering if it's the light sensor and the proximity sensor.
     
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    Thank God...now I am quietly optimistic...one, how long do we have to wait for this guy...two will I be locked out of installing my own apps. three will AT&T lock us out of certain apps?

    And the big question will froyo come to this particular one? Froyo is slated to go to the Galaxy S, but this a rebranded customized version of Galaxy S...lets hope.
     
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    Att will most likely strip google off their android and replace it with the crap yahoo! Engine. And they'll restrict non-market apps too.

    Google should make it so carriers/manufacturers can't do that.. defeats the purpose of owning an android phone. More than likely without google search, it'll completely nerf the voice search option

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
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    [Long sigh...] [/Long sigh...]
     
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    If this phone goes that route do not be so sure it is AT&T. Remember Samsung signed a deal with Yahoo earlier in the year. That is of course of the Aria is released with google and it appears it is going to be.
    As to the non market apps AT&T learned from the best how to do a walled garden. And I guess they like it.
     

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