Video review of Samsung's T919 Behold for T-Mobile
19 January 2009
Excerpt: The Samsung T919 Behold is one of the new breed of 3G enabled phones for T-Mobile USA. This one in particular sports Samsung's simple slab touchscreen form factor. Learn more about it in Michael's video review.
Excerpt: Samsung’s Behold is an upgraded Instinct for T-Mobile, which means it offers all of Instinct’s modern cell phone faculties, plus a 5-megapixel camera. But while the Instinct is well-suited for Sprint’s EV-DO Rev. A 3G network, the Behold is a Ferrari running on T-Mobile’s mostly EDGE go-kart network. As such, Behold is a phone for T-Mobile’s full 3G future, not its present.
Pros: Touchscreen; good interface; camera; music player
Cons: Voice quality; no 3.5mm earphone jack; piddling Internet acces; image retrieval issues
Conclusion: Certainly one of the coolest phones on T-Mobile, the Samsung Behold is a pleasure to use and look at. We love the responsive and large touch screen, and the phone is easy to understand and use. The Behold looks like an expensive phone; the metal back and well thought-out trim make the phone look classier than its AT&T counterpart as well.
Summary: As long as you don’t need a smart phone, you can’t go wrong with the Samsung Behold. At $149, it takes great pictures and it has a fun (albeit sluggish) touch user interface. The Motorola Motozine ZN5 ($99.99) is more affordable, but the Behold’s camera performed better and it takes advantage of T-Mobile’s 3G network. To us, this phone is worth the extra $50.