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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gueydejalisco, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. gueydejalisco

    gueydejalisco Member
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    ok so i was thinking of getting the captivate and putting it on straighttalk or the like but as you all know the captivate...is well outdated techonolgy but idk i just love the phone but i aldo dislike alot about it what should i do? kan some captivate owners tell me about it thanks:D

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  2. Android26

    Android26 Android Enthusiast

    What could you possibly dislike ;)
  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    The Captivate is now older technology, but still meets the minimum spec's for ICS (although I doubt there will ever be an official update). It's a very nice mid range device and should be able to provide a pretty good experience, especially for a new Android user. What would be your specific concerns?
  4. gueydejalisco

    gueydejalisco Member
    Thread Starter

    lol im not a new android user and well idk the only thing i dislike about the phone is the procesor and memory
  5. malibu_rapper

    malibu_rapper Member

    I installed ICS on my captivate and honestly it's just about as fast with your basic apps as a Galaxy Nexus. The processors these days are faster and they do well with these cryptic benchmarks. But a Captivate on ICS will not disappoint, it doesn't feel slow.
  6. gueydejalisco

    gueydejalisco Member
    Thread Starter

    ok well thats good beacuse id like to have ics and ok when you first got the phone how much internal memory was there??? the specs on this site say theres 16gb installed mem so im assuming it had14-12 avalible to the user???
  7. Android26

    Android26 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah it was in that neighborhood. 13GB if I remember correctly.
  8. dchawk81

    dchawk81 Newbie

    There is plenty of space and power on this phone to run an ICS ROM.
  9. AmishFury

    AmishFury Well-Known Member

    you have a hair under 2GB for apps and a hair over 13 for everything else (pics, videos, music, etc) and of course you can also throw in a microsd card

    there's nothing to really dislike about the captivate except for the gps... some people have better luck with theirs but for whatever reason none of the gps fixes have done jack for mine

    if you plan to use your phone for navigation you may want to look elsewhere the gps is only reliable enough for foursquare and weather apps

    the cpu and memory only cause problems if you want to play those high end games made for dual core devices or show off your benchmark scores

    also flashing a custom rom will improve performance noticeably (especially on your data speeds if the rom doesn't include the stock crippled modem)
  10. I own the captivate and i am strongly unimpressed. I would not reccomend this phone because its old, slower than most new androids, and samsung is not going to put anymore updates on it. The software is just going to completely be outdated very soon unless you decide to root and void your warranty which isnt the best decision.
  11. neonflash

    neonflash Member

    i got a captivate and i luv it.
    it looks amazing and works a treat.
    i think 16BG is a decent sized memory i mean they still make smart phones that come wiht 2gb lol.
    plus there is always a sd slot if you want to expand.
    i'm sad samsung didnt give it a better camera 5MP isnt exaclty a lot but i'd say its one of the better smart phones.
    i'm over in the uk (where it wasnt ever relesed) so i dont really know how popular it ever was over in the states but honestly, i luv it!
    i also have an htc and it sux a$$ comparted to my cappy.
  12. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    The Captivate was only sold via contract through AT&T. Even so, at the time of it's release it was the top of the line Galaxy S phone and AT&T sold a lot of them. And, they continue to "sell" them as "free" contract phones.

    Officially, the updates stop at gingerbread (2.3) but I have put ICS on a couple and it runs it very well indeed. IMO, better than gingerbread. But, as it ages, it is dropping back in spec's to a mid to low end phone which in comparison to the current models, you can understand why some don't think to highly of it.

    FYI, AT&T is a GSM network and the Captivate is a quad band "world" phone so it should be able to operate on any GSM network outside of the US.
  13. guygo

    guygo Lurker

    I bought a Captivate from an original owner for $100. At first I was not all that impressed due to what is termed around here the "Galaxy S Lag" (a persistent inability to rapidly respond to screen clicks, etc). I upgraded to Gingerbread, which didn't help the lag and added the "TetheringManager Bug" to the phone (great! ahhh!). I finally got sick of the TM bug and the lag, took the time to root the beast (as per forum guide here: http://androidforums.com/captivate-all-things-root/483646-guide-root-official-2-3-5-guide.html), got rid of the AT&T bloatware and TetheringManager, and now it is working very nicely. No TetheringManager crashes, and NO LAG! Totally wonderful! It will always be an old, out-of-date beast, but I have some very nice out-of-date hardware that works great! Now my Cappy can be added to that list.

    I hope this helps.
  14. Italo

    Italo Android Enthusiast

    I've had the Captivate since it first came out. It's been a good first Android/smart phone, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone at this point. Samsung has been horrible with updates on the handset, and aren't supporting it anymore. I don't know that I'll get another Samsung for that reason.

    The Captivate is OLD. The Galaxy S3 is out now.

    Get something that has ICS, or will get an update soon, has a better processor, more memory, bigger screen, etc.
  15. Snow_Fox

    Snow_Fox Android Expert

    I wouldn't get it on contract under any circumstances..

    But, if you can snag one used and cheap, it still runs Jellybean like a boss.
  16. Lmorris96

    Lmorris96 Lurker

    I love the captivate!
    It has it's moments but it's a nice galaxy S and has a nice display!

Samsung Captivate Forum

The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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