Conclusion: We love Android and we adore Samsung's vibrant AMOLED displays. But we could do with a little less TouchWiz on top of Android: it slows down the phone and it creates confusing redundant functionality. But if you're a Samsung feature phone user upgrading to your first smartphone, you just might appreciate the familiarity of TouchWiz. The phone is solid, well made and has one of the better cameras on the US phone market.
Pros: AMOLED display, very good camera., Wonderful AMOLED capacitive touch screen, solid build, feels good in the hand. Very good camera, good GPS and WiFi for fast data when 3G isn't available.
Cons: Too much TouchWiz on top of an already capable Android, occasionally sluggish., Sluggish at times, TouchWiz hinders more than it helps.
the Samsung Behold II
I feel comfortable enough with Android to say that it's presented in a solid package on the
Samsung Behold II
. And while many might like the fact that there are loads of third-party apps available, it really doesn't need that many. You could could spend more time enjoying the beautiful screen and battery life rocking out to a nicely connected life.
Pros: Outstanding AM-OLED Screen, Long Battery life, Solid suite of built-in features
Cons: Patched-together, inconsistent UI, Weak on business apps, Screen is a fingerprint magnet
Summary: Priced at $229, the Samsung Behold II is the most expensive Android phone on T-Mobile, and it’s far from the best. It doesn’t offer the type of social network integration that other Android phones offer, such as the Sprint HTC Hero and T-Mobile Motorola Cliq, and it’s noticeably slower. While you may miss the AMOLED display, for $199 we recommend you check out the Motorola Cliq with its Motoblur user experience and full QWERTY keyboard.
Pros: Beautiful AMOLED display, Unique industrial design, Good Web browsing speeds,
Cons: Expensive, Slow UI, TouchWiz makes Android less intuitive, No social networkingaddress book integration,
Conclusion: While other companies have gone onwards and upwards with Android, we're afraid that Samsung's latest is a non-starter. By taking yesterday's version of Android, an all-but-underpowered processor, and an ill-considered user experience, the company has given us a handset that does far too many things, far too poorly. All this for $229 on contract!
Pros: Physical camera button, 3.5mm headphone jack, It will indeed place calls
Samsung Behold II Android smartphone review for T-mobile USA
17 November 2009
Excerpt: Samsung's Behold II for T-Mobile USA sports a gorgeous AMOLED touchscreen display and a fine 5 megapixel autofocus camera, which make it an Android phone to notice. But Samsung also gave it the TouchWiz treatment, and that causes some problems. Read our full review to learn more.