Reviews and Problems with Samsung I927 / Captivate Glide
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Good phones with good keyboards are few and far between — is the Captivate Glide the one you've been waiting for?
15 December 2011
Summary: If you can’t wrap your mind (or fingers) around the idea of relying solely a on-screen keyboard, you should absolutely buy the Captivate Glide. In effect, the phone is a slightly smaller, much thicker Galaxy S II — a very good phone — with a QWERTY keyboard underneath. The keyboard is good, too, or at least as good as a keyboard can be on a phone this large.
Pros: Solid keyboard, Overall zippy performance, Good call quality
Cons: Poor noise cancellation, No LTE or Android 4.0, Unimpressive screen, Incredibly slow camera
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
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.
Pros: The Samsung Captivate Glide has high-end specs like AT&T's HSPA+ speeds, a dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 720p HD video.
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: For hardware QWERTY lovers looking for Android love on AT&T, the Samsung Captivate Glide is a solid pick. This mid-range phone has plenty of power for average users and the Super AMOLED display is as always super-colorful and bright. We wish the keyboard's keys had more travel; it's a bit like typing on a hard rubber mat, but the keyboard is roomy and serviceable.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S series of phones has unleashed a monstrous lineup on all four U.S. carriers. The Samsung Captivate is AT&Ts exclusive version of the phone. Does the it have what it takes to be considered a powerful contender in todays smartphone...
Excerpt: If you have been waiting for a decent Android phone which allows you to use a physical keypad, you might try the Samsung Captivate Glide . Albeit not a razor-thin phone, this Android phone is rather sleek and perhaps even sexy. It succeeds the Epic 4G and looks like a cross between the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II.