Reviews and Problems with Samsung I927 / Captivate Glide
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The Samsung Captivate Glide Combines Best of Touchscreen and QWERTY
30 September 2012
Summary: Additional comments: Document editor and file manager pre-installed. Stereo Bluetooth. No radio. Corning Gorilla Glass for excellent scratch resistance. Touch-sensitive controls. All plastic. Very similar to the GS II without the branding. Camera provides touch focus as well as face detection; full editing software provided. Sound player allows MP3 and MP4 files. Expectedly, Google provides functional integration package.
Summary: Reviewing the Samsung Captivate Glide right after the Samsung DoubleTime is a study in contrasts. The DoubleTime is outdated, slow, and ugly, while the Glide is modern, fast, and sleek. The natural successor to the Epic 4G, the Glide is a hybrid of the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II — it has a nice 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, an acceptably recent version of Android, and though there’s no LTE it still connects to AT&T’s HSPA+ network.
Pros: Solid keyboard, Overall zippy performance, Good call quality
Cons: Poor noise cancellation, No LTE or Android 4.0, Unimpressive screen, Incredibly slow camera
Summary: Right now, the Samsung Captivate Glide is your best choice on AT&T if you want Android plus a physical keyboard. It offers solid performance with a bright display and strong audio. However, the flat keyboard on the Glide doesn't provide the best tactile feedback, and the phone offered below-average battery life on our tests. Plus, you don't get 4G LTE, so this handset isn't future-proof.
Pros: Bright AMOLED display with vibrant colors, Solid overall performance, Good audio quality
Cons: Keys feel flat, Relatively short battery life, Camera a bit slow, Sluggish "4G" speeds
Samsung Captivate Glide - QWERTY-powered Android for AT&T review
22 December 2011
Summary: The Samsung Captivate Glide for AT&T is a fairly unique device in Samsung's extensive U.S. smartphone line-up. Featuring a 4-inch display and a 4-row QWERTY keyboard, the Captivate Glide has many features borrowed from both the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II families of smartphones (though it carries no Galaxy branding of its own).
Pros: Snappy performance, bright, colorful screen, friendly user interface
Cons: All-plastic construction, lackluster video recording
Summary: The Samsung Captivate Glide is one of AT&T's most powerful QWERTY smartphones, and at $150, it won't cost you an arm and a leg. However, the ultraflat keyboard may be more hindrance than help to all but the most dedicated keyboard enthusiasts.
Cons: Samsung commits its typical plasticky sins with the Captivate Glide, and the phone is slippery despite the textured backing. The keyboard is too flat, and call quality was variable.
Conclusion: After seeing nothing but some stellar Android smartphones back-to-back, like the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II and the 4G LTE Skyrocket , it’s hard to imagine the Samsung Captivate getting some credible recognition following those two. Surprisingly enough, it’s able to establish its own identity by proving to be a commendable solution with its useful physical keyboard.
Pros: Reasonably priced, Fast HSPA+ speeds, Useable physical keyboard
Cons: Below average 720p video recording, Flimsy build quality, Paltry internal storage
Samsung Captivate Glide – the Galaxy S2 with a QWERTY keyboard is finally here
24 November 2011
Conclusion: Overall, the Samsung Captivate Glide is a great addition to the list of Android smartphones – having the Galaxy S2 with a QWERTY keyboard is pretty awesome, and if you need a good phone for everyday work or even entertainment, you should definitely check it out.
Conclusion: This device is surprisingly high quality. There were only two moments when I had my doubts, one of them being when I put the battery in for the first time since the back cover is so very very thin, and the other when I first started to hit the power button and realized I'd have to find a new way to hold the handset because the slide-out keyboard wasn't held nearly as tight as it was on other recent keyboard phone models from other manufacturers.