Reviews and Problems with Samsung T939 / Behold II
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Samsung Behold II
28 December 2009
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.
Excerpt: The Samsung Behold II is a Google Android-powered smartphone designed for a chic look but containing powerful features. Antoine Wright brings us a review of this device, which is T-Mobile's[...
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.
Conclusion: Trying to avoid a me-too Android phone – a growing problem for Android handset makers – Samsung seems to have made alterations for the sake of differentiation more than for improvement. Some of these changes, like the horizontal app menu drawer orientation, and redundant swirling Cube interface, are merely annoying, rather than detrimental. But if texting and social networking are paramount to your T-Mobile phoning desires, you want the Cliq.
Pros: 5-megapixel camera, 30 FPS half-VGA videos, Bright and colorful AMOLED screen, Long battery life, Wi-Fi
Excerpt: A Samsung ataca novamente, e depois de implementar o Android no Samsung Galaxy, agora chegou a vez do modelo Samsung Behold II ganhar o sistema operacional do Google (versão 1.5 Cupcake), e ainda, com a interface TouchWiz e alguns aprimoramentos na sua interface!