Conclusion: For a $1 smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Express is fantastic. You get a decent display, comfortable and attractive design, good performance, and speedy 4G LTE. If you’re on a tight budget and really need to get a phone for next to nothing, the Express is not a bad choice. It’s not as great as the Galaxy S3 (now just $100 on contract), but is definitely better than its price would suggest.
Pros: As powerful as a Galaxy S3, Compact, lightweight design, Bright, colorful display, Long battery life
Cons: Too many AT&T apps, Low screen resolution, Poor speaker quality
Summary: Speedy, white, comes with LTE. The Samsung Galaxy Express seems to be made to stir up other mid-range smartphones with its ultrafast 4G internet connection, great battery life and the Samsung Galaxy S3’s fancy chassis. We venture to have a closer look.
Pros: Great battery life, Enough performance for almost all tasks, More than decent speech quality, High-contrast display, Superb viewing angles, Numerous pre-installed apps, Its great display which combines saturated colors and stark contrasts with low power consumption.
Cons: Bloatware, Chassis made of plastics, Just one color available, Some more color options wouldn’t have hurt.
Conclusion: Finally, we can confidently say the Galaxy Express is a very solid mid-range device. It comes with two compromises that you have to take into account. The first one that we are ready to forgive it is a 480x800-pixel screen which works out to a sub-par pixel density. The screen however is bright and vivid, which partly makes up for that. The second one is the 5-megapixel rear camera.
Conclusion: Throughout our examination of the I8730 Galaxy Express, we've touched again and again on the dual-core processor under the hood. We've seen quite a lot of Samsung devices with the latest of Android on comparable screen sizes, but it's really the Krait CPU and the LTE connectivity that make the most significant difference here.
Pros: Quad-band GSM, 3G, and LTE support, 21.1 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, 4.5" 16M-color Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution, Android OS 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Nature UX, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8930 Krait CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, face and smile detection, image stabilization, 1.3MP secondary camera, 720p HD video recording at 30fps with stereo sound, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/...
Cons: No dedicated camera key, Preinstalled video player lacks DivX video support, Poor low-light camera performance, WVGA resolution wears thin on the 4.5" screen
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Express is a solid mid-range smartphone option for AT&T. Though cluttered, the OS is easy to learn thanks to the constant tips Samsung displays on-screen when accessing new areas of the device. The Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and 1GB of RAM make for a speedy experience, and the large Super AMOLED Plus display will satisfy most user’s needs.
Pros: Speedy Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, Solid all-around performance
Cons: Large, low resolution display makes for a poor ppi, Lots of preloaded apps, Expensive for what it offers
Summary: Das Samsung Galaxy Express ist bei der Connectivity aller erste Sahne. Bei den anderen Features gerät der Express aber doch gehörig ins Stottern. Dort ist eher Mittelklasse angesagt. In der Praxis wird die schnelle LTE-Verbindung dann auch etwas durch das schwächere Display egalisiert. Dennoch ist das Samsung Galaxy Express ein zuverlässiger Alltagsbegleiter.