Conclusion: So, the Katalyst may be a boring handset with so-so features but it performs great where it needs to, during usage. It has a great reception strength, strong battery life, and clear sound quality. On top of that, the Hotspot @Home service is just another perk whether or not the plan is used.
Pros: Great sound quality, Strong Reception, Long battery life, Hotspot @Home is a bonus for those planning to ditch landlines
Cons: Pointless web browser, Mediocre photo quality, Quiet Ringer
Summary: Despite a few design quibbles, the Samsung Katalyst is a great HotSpot @Home phone with above-par call quality.
Pros: The Samsung Katalyst cell phone utilizes T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home service to make calls via Wi-Fi as well as regular GSM airwaves. It also has a 1.3-megapixel camera, a music player, and quad-band support. Call quality was excellent.
Cons: The Samsung Katalyst has a slippery, flat keypad. It has also a dismal amount of built-in memory, and the microSD card slot is inconveniently located behind the battery.