Samsung Dart Reviewed - Hitting a Bullseye or Missing the Mark?
11 September 2011
Excerpt: The Samsung Dart is yet another addition into the entry level smartphone market through T-Mobile in the U.S. While the higher end smartphones are saturating the market, the entry level market seems to be more ripe for the taking. Does the Dart hit its...
Summary: The Samsung Dart is a decent entry-level phone for T-Mobile, but there are better options out there.
Pros: The Samsung Dart has a slim and compact design. It ships with Android 2.2, and the TouchWiz UI is easy to use. Features include GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile hot-spot capabilities, and the ability to make calls over Wi-Fi. It's also very affordable.
Cons: The Samsung Dart's screen is on the small side, with a rather poor resolution.
Summary: Samsung Dart is an affordable Android powered smartphone available for T-Mobile for free with two-year contract with qualifying voice and data plan. The phone has Android 2.2 (Froyo), 3.14-inch QVGA TFT touchscreen, Swype Keyboard pre-installed, 3-megapixel camera/camcorder, only 512MB of internal memory with a pre-installed 2GB microSD card that can go up to 32GB of expandable memory.
Conclusion: Again this is the Samsung Dart, a mid-range device from Samsung on T-Mobile USA and it is available right now. If you'd like to compare it to the other three devices coming from Samsung for T-Mobile we've reviewed the Exhibit 4G and unboxed the Gravity Smart with a full review coming soon. Those are your choices from the mid-rage T-Mobile list in the Android world.
Conclusion: When you find any smartphone priced at free with a contract, it’s rather difficult to blatantly find any qualms with it – especially when you don’t need to dish out any money for it. However, after seeing the LG Optimus T setting the bar high for all entry-level Android smartphones after it on T-Mobile’s lineup, we’re extremely disappointed with the Samsung Dart ’s offerings and performance.