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.
the Continuum Cell Phone - Verizon Wireless
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.
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
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...
Summary: The Samsung Continuum is the latest member of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone family. It's similar to the rest of the popular Galaxy S devices that launched in the United States in that it offers a Super AMOLED display, a 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording functionality, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and Android 2.1 with TouchWiz 3.0.
Pros: Good call quality, decent battery life, solid camera, Wi-Fi hotspot support
Cons: Display feels cramped, software doesn't feel finished, older version of Android installed
Summary: Samsung has pushed the Android envelope with the Continuum. The ticker not only saves time; it can also help you kill time. However, you'll sacrifice both performance and screen real estate versus other $199 smart phones, including the 4-inch Samsung Fascinate and the 4.3-inch
Pros: Ticker displays social updates RSS and messaging alerts, Grip sensors activate ticker, Excellent 720p camcorder, Attractive compact design
Cons: Small main display, Ticker causes some performance lag, Mediocre voice quality, Search button only uses Bing