Conclusion: I must inform anyone reading this review that Continuum is a rather poorly executed concept from Samsung. From the weakly implemented and inherently flawed ticker display, to the sluggish performance; the Samsung Continuum is not a phone that I’d recommend if you have other choices at the same price.
Conclusion: With that being said, for the right person looking for a smaller, more pocket friendly Galaxy S smartphone — the Samsung Continuum could be the perfect handset. Unfortunately I am not that person, and I suspect an overwhelming majority of Android users would tend to agree. For the right user, the Continuum would be perfect with the exception of Bing and the limitation of Android 2.1. Based on those two caveats, I must deduct two points from the score.
Summary: There's a lot to like about the
, especially if you're more of a texter and a surfer than a talker.
While the voice quality tests were somewhat disappointing, and there was a weird crash when I first tried to set up Wi-Fi, the phone performed very well in all other respects. It has a slim shape and a light weight so it's easy to hold, it has two great Super AMOLED displays, and it responds to my every tap very quickly.
Pros: Super AMOLED screen really shines, Secondary "ticker" display is surprisingly handy, Quick and responsive, Good external speaker, Camera produces good shots, if you're careful and/or skilled
Cons: Voice quality is less than desired, Video quality also could be better
Conclusion: If you're a social networking butterfly or are addicted to news feeds, the Samsung Continuum is for you. The timely status and news updates that wake only the Ticker display will leave you tickled. If you're not a social and news junky, go for the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon Wireless-- its larger 4" display makes for a much richer experience.
Pros: Fast Android smartphone with high end specs., Pro: Fast, high end specs, Super AMOLED display. Narrower than other Galaxy S phones which is a plus if you have small hands.
Cons: Main display too small relative to its high resolution, still on Froyo OS 2.1 (an update will come some day)., Con: Main display is a bit cramped, Ticker isn't a great step forward in technology unless you're an information and social networking addict. Phone is slippery, Android OS 2.1 won't win the geeks over.
Excerpt: The Samsung Continuum is the latest Samsung Galaxy S phone to be released on Verizon. Featuring a unique 1.8 inch Super AMOLED ticker screen below the main display, the Continuum offers a new way to view and use smartphones. Is the ticker enough to make...
Excerpt: Samsung’s Galaxy S line of devices is arguably one of the biggest hits of 2010. The sAMOLED screens that each of the devices feature has taken users in the next generation of screen technology with its color saturation, clearness, and overall vibrancy. Samsung has made sure that every US carrier has a Galaxy S device to offer. With the addition of the Samsung Continuum, Verizon Wireless now has two Galaxy S device to choose from.
Summary: Hey look it’s another phone review! Today for review I’ve got the Samsung Galaxy S Continuum from Verizon Wireless. This phone is sleek and nicely made, it features dual screens, one is the main screen and the other is a smaller rectangular ticker style so you can always have instant updates. The Continuum runs Android 2.1 very smoothly and quickly, the phone is nice and responsive due to it’s 1Ghz CPU. It comes with 2gb of memory and an 8gb microSD card.
Pros: Bright and beautiful screen, Second screen for constant updates, Fast and responsive, Phone is sleek and well made, Easy to use
Cons: No sure about the second screen, Verizon junk installed, It uses Bing