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SlashGear Reviews Samsung Impression
19 December 2012
Excerpt: The Samsung Impression is one of the many phones AT&T dropped a few weeks back that features a full QWERTY keyboard. The Impression stands out from the rest as a full touchscreen device that uses an AMOLED display. The phone mimics many smart phone features, and has a very polished UI that reacts smoothly to the user’s command.
Conclusion: Any phone running at the $199 price point on AT&T becomes an immediate competitor to the iPhone, which makes the Impression a tough sell, even as an otherwise well-rounded device. Why even consider it beside that goliath? If you don’t need all the flexibility provided by Apple’s well-groomed app store, the Impression is smaller, has a much prettier screen, a killer keyboard, and Media Net plans cost $15 a month instead of $30 for a real data plan.
Conclusion: The Samsung Impression is a powerful and fun feature phone. Its strong suit is multimedia thanks to the fantastic 3.2" AMOLED display, excellent CV streaming video playback and local video playback. The web browser, as with the Eternity, is one of the best feature phone browsers on the market for full HTML site support and the phone has good messaging and IM support, though email support is limited.
Pros: Fantastic AMOLED display., Fantastic looking, large touch screen that's responsive. Excellent keyboard, strong video playback performance, good GPS. TouchWiz is fun to use and very easy to learn. Samsung's latest widgets make the phone easier to use. Very good HTML web browser.
Cons: Phone is bulky., Large and heavy phone by feature phone standards. Reception is middle of the road. Limited email accounts supported. No 3.5mm jack.
Summary: I wasn't able to find any information about the specific processor for this device, but the overall performance was snappy -- I didn't have to wait for anything.
There's also plenty of room for storage, with 189 MB of internal memory shared by the music player and camera, and the Impression supports microSD cards as large as 16 GB.
Summary: The AT&T Samsung Impression is one of the best messaging phones available on any carrier. Thanks to its beautiful AOLED display, 3-MP camera, and large and comfortable keyboard, the Impression will wow onlookers almost as much as the iPhone. We wish it were a bit cheaper, but the Impression is one impressive device.
Pros: Gorgeous display, Fast Web speeds, Excellent and comfortable keyboard, Beautiful design, 3-MP camera,
Cons: Pricey, No 3.5mm headphone jack, Mediocre battery life,